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Power line kills two

Howrah, Aug. 20: Two men on a motorcycle were electrocuted on a waterlogged Howrah road tonight when the vehicle fell into an open manhole and the duo into the water.

Those killed on Beli-llious Road were identified as Mansur Ansari and Mukhtar Sharma, who lives in Calcutta.

Talks with IIT

Calcutta: The chief minister met IIT director D. Acharya on Monday to discuss the proposed 100-acre biotech park in Kharagpur. Industries minister Nirupam Sen and health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra also attended the meeting.

Fresh floods

Calcutta: Some six lakh people have been marooned in West and East Midnapore. The army’s assistance has been sought in Ghatal, while the air force will rescue those trapped in villages near Midnapore town. In Malda, six villages were gobbled up by the Ganga.


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