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Engineer dies, case started

Cooch Behar, Aug. 29: A civil engineer of the state public works department was today brought dead to the subdivisional hospital in Dinhata with a deep mark on the throat.

Police said the 32-year-old Biswajit Dutta had been taken to the hospital by his family members. Doctors examined Dutta, a resident of Godhulibazar in Dinhata, and pronounced him brought-dead.

“His family members have not filed any complaint. We have, however, learnt about the incident from the hospital authorities and registered a case of unnatural death. Investigations have started,” said a police officer.


Recruitment

Malda: The District Primary School Council will soon recruit 5,331 primary school teachers across Malda district. Ramprabesh Mondal, the chairman of the council, said on Monday that an entrance test had been conducted in 2010 and 14,000 candidates had appeared for it. He said 1,331 teachers would be recruited from that list and a fresh drive would be launched to fill up the remaining 4000 posts.


Road blocked

Islampur: National Highway 31 was blocked by students of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities of Surjyapur High School for five hours from 1pm on Monday. The protesters were demanding their annual book grant. This is the ninth time this month that NH31 that links Bihar to Assam was blocked. According to police sources, this is the sixth blockade put up by students, five of them by students of Islampur College where there has been a feud between the Trinamul Congress Chhatra Parishad and the Chhatra Parishad. The blockade was lifted around 5pm.


Gherao

Jaigaon: Workers of Manabari Tea Estate in Malbazar subdivision confined the garden manager to his office for more than four hours on Monday over alleged irregularities in disbursement of ration and payment of PF and gratuity. The gherao was withdrawn at 12 noon after he assured the agitators that necessary steps would be taken to look into the irregularities.


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