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Upgrade toll on power supply

Power supply to parts of south Calcutta may be affected from January 11 to 29. The CESC will carry out “urgent repairs”, related to the proposed upgrade of its high-voltage network from six KV to 11 KV, in Tollygunge and Bagha Jatin between 8 am and 5 pm on these days.

Supply will be affected in Bansdroni Bazar and Gachtala on January 11; Bansdroni Bazar on January 12; Bagha Jatin crossing, Regent Estate, Bapujinagar on January 18; Naktala on January 19; Naktala, Lotus Park, Bagha Jatin and Regent Estate on January 20; Baishnabghata on January 25; Baishnabghata Bylane and Naktala on January 27; and Baishnabghata on January 29.

Newborn body found

The body of a newborn was found in a public toilet at the crossing of Hare Street and Council Street on Tuesday afternoon. Deputy commissioner (headquarters) P.K. Chatterjee said some local residents spotted the baby wrapped in a polythene bag. A preliminary probe revealed that the baby, apparently two days old, was dumped early on Tuesday.

Suicide

Loneliness drove 50-year-old Kalpana Basak to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze at her Justice Manmatha Mukherjee Road residence, in the Muchipara area, on Tuesday afternoon. Police said Kalpana had been suffering from depression since the death of her husband two years ago. She had attempted suicide a couple of times in the past.

In the same area, 26-year-old Shankar Nath committed suicide by hanging himself in his Church Lane house early on Tuesday. Police said Shankar was married and was in a financial mess.

Platform

The newly-constructed platform 17 at Howrah station was inaugurated by Eastern Railway general manager S.S. Khurana on Tuesday. The 540-metre platform, constructed at a cost of Rs 3.5 crore, will accommodate 22 coaches. Work on two more platforms, 22 and 23, is in progress.

Worker death

Sheikh Inayaat, 22, a goldsmith, was found dead in his room on South Sinthee Road early on Tuesday. A resident of Hooghly, Inayaat stayed in the room with fellow-worker Jagannath Majhi.

Jagannath left the room around 11.30 pm on Monday and returned two hours later to see the door locked from inside. He entered the room in the morning after scaling the rear wall and found Inayaat lying dead.

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