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Min : 27.80°C (+2)
Max : 32.10°C (-1)
Rainfall : 56.20 mm
Relative Humidity:
Max : 97.00% Min : 83.00%
Sunrise : 4:54 AM
Sunset : 6:22 PM
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Generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershower.
 
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Snag in Metro AC rake trains

B>nA snag developed in the braking system of an air-conditioned rake of Metro Railway at Kavi Subhas (New Garia) station at 10.14am on Monday, leading to cancellation of six trains in either direction. As the snag-hit train remained stranded at the terminal station at the southern end, truncated services were run between Dum Dum and Tollygunge till 11.08am. Normal services resumed thereafter.

Civic move

B>nThe Calcutta Municipal Corporation will take over two drainage pumping stations of the public health engineering department at Dattabagan and Bangur in north Calcutta. The move was finalised at a meeting between mayor Sovan Chatterjee and public health engineering minister Subrata Mukherjee on Monday. The two stations are over 50 years old and not in operational condition. Mukherjee said it would take a week to hand over the pumps as the process had to be approved by the chief minister and the finance minister. The civic authorities feel waterlogging between south Sinthee and Tallah would be minimised if the two pumping stations are brought back to life.

Arrested

B>nA 52-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape an eight-year-old in Tangra on Sunday. Police said the victim was a neighbour of the accused, identified as Ram Charan Das, a resident of DC Dey Road in Tangra. Das works in a rubber factory in Tangra.

Fire

B>nA fire broke out on the ground floor of a commercial-cum-residential building on Cotton Street in Burrabazar around 9.35am on Monday. Two tenders controlled the blaze. A preliminary investigation suggested the fire was caused by a short circuit in the meter box. No one was injured.

Fall into river

B>nA 55-year-old man fell off a launch on the Hooghly near the Fairlie Place jetty on Monday afternoon. He could not be traced till late hours.

Mishap

B>nAnjali Giri, 40, was seriously injured after falling off the front gate of a private bus on route 257 on SP Mukherjee Road, near the Hazra crossing, on Monday afternoon. The rear wheels of the vehicles ran over her legs. Giri, a resident of Haridevpur, was taken to Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan.

Doctor dead

B>nNeurologist Shyamal Sen, a former head of the neurology department at Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan and dean of Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, died on Sunday after a long illness. He was 89. Sen was also associated with Calcutta Medical College and Hospital and SSKM Hospital.
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