Dead bird on runway
dead owl on the runway of the city airport forced a flight to make a go-around on Friday evening. Airport officials said the pilot of Air India’s Chennai-Calcutta flight informed the air traffic control about a dead bird on the main runway. A Jet Airways’ Agartala-Calcutta flight, which was about to land, was told to hover in the air for 15 minutes, while airport officials inspected the runway and found a dead owl. The flight was allowed to land after the bird was removed.
Former Speaker: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, 82, who was admitted to a private hospital in Calcutta on February 25 with respiratory distress, was released on Friday.
Arrested: Md Jahangir, Sk Raju and Ganesh Saha were arrested near New Market on Thursday night for allegedly carrying two single-shot guns, a dagger and four bombs. Another man named Bablu was arrested near Entally with a pistol in his possession.
Duo held: Pradip Maitwar, 24, and Manoj Sayan, 25, were arrested on Thursday night for allegedly outraging the modesty of Shreyoshi Das, 25, near Chiria More in north Calcutta.
he duo, however, told police that Shreyoshi had stolen their debit cards and cellphones. They had spotted Shreyoshi on the road and tried to forcibly take her to the police station.