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City heist arrests

Calcutta, Nov. 23: An IT firm owner and a lady call centre employee were arrested tonight from New Town for allegedly stealing the credit card of a Techno India student and making purchases worth Rs 23,000 from Axis Mall.

Raja Dutta, 27, and Vandana Kumari, 22, had stolen engineering student Saibal Banerjee’s bag containing the card, a laptop, wallet and other belongings when he came to the college for a campus interview on November 16.

Dog lick

Bolpur: Around 100 guardians on Friday gheraoed the three teachers and the cook of a primary school in Birbhum for two hours after students alleged that they were served food licked by a dog. Cook Durgadasi Saha said she had thrown away the portion of the rice that the dog had licked before serving the midday meal. The guardians left after the headmistress apologised.

VC selection

Calcutta: Anuradha Mukhopadhyay, a professor of physics at Jadavpur University, has been appointed the vice-chancellor of the proposed Kazi Nazrul University in Asansol. Indrajit Ray, a professor of commerce at North Bengal University, has been made the vice-chancellor of the proposed Panchanan Barma University in Cooch Behar. Land for the varsities has been identified and construction will begin soon.

Airport ire

Durgapur: Over 300 villagers who had not accepted compensation for land acquired for the airport city project in Andal blocked NH2 and demonstrated outside the block development office on Friday demanding higher prices for their plots.

Rape and kill

Behrampore: A 20-year-old lady was allegedly raped and strangled in Murshidabad’s Domkol on Friday. She was missing since Thursday.