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Director dead

Calcutta, Feb. 21: Anjan Chowdhury, the creator of many Tollywood blockbusters, died tonight. He was 64.

Chowdhury was hospitalised following chest pain on February 1. His son today filed a police complaint alleging medical negligence.

After a slump, Chowdhury had brought audiences back to theatres in the 1980s with hits like Shatru, Gurudakshina and Chhoto Bou.

Dam crack

Behrampore: A crack has developed in the Farakka barrage. Thousands of cusecs could be drained to Bangladesh because of it.

Exam death

Midnapore: Sandhya Dolui, 31, a Madhyamik candidate, died of heart attack while writing her paper at Keshpur in West Midnapore, about 150 km from Calcutta. She had a heart ailment.

Potato crisis

Chinsurah: Some 200 potato farmers of Hooghly submitted a memorandum to the district authorities. They said 75 per cent of their crop might have been destroyed by blight.

Liquor rap

New Delhi: The Supreme Court blasted the government today for issuing liquor shop licences violating its orders.


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