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Road protest

Malda, Dec. 16: Around 200 Congress supporters today waved black flags at state ministers Gautam Deb and Sabitri Mitra in Old Malda to protest the inauguration of a road at an event where the local MP and MLA of the party were not invited.

The Congress said the Centre-funded road construction had begun and the inauguration was organised by Trinamul to take credit for the work.

Fatal play

Calcutta: A 13-year-old son of the security guard of the Diamond Harbour subdivisional officer was killed when a bullet hit him while he was playing with his father’s service revolver at their home on Sunday. Subodh Oraon had left the revolver on a table at the verandah and had gone to his room to change his clothes.

Morcha step

Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Sunday held a national seminar where the party made an attempt to be seen as the only political outfit espousing the cause of the Gorkhas across the country. Morcha representatives from 22 places across the country were present at the daylong event in Darjeeling.

Party clash

Midnapore: At least 10 persons — eight of the CPM and two Trinamul — were injured in a clash during an election in a Midnapore school. The CPM accused Trinamul activists of not allowing them to vote, an allegation Trinamul denied.

Body dug out

Burdwan: The body of a 24-year old woman was dug out from a field in Burdwan’s Manteswar on Sunday after some local youths spotted a part of the head. Police are yet to ascertain if the woman was sexually assaulted.

Assault cuffs

Burdwan: Five CPM workers have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Trinamul worker in Burdwan when he protested their burning a Trinamul flag and a cutout of Mamata Banerjee.

Roadblock

Suri: Over 200 residents of Birbhum’s Muraroi on Sunday blocked the Rajgram-Bahutal Road for about three hours to protest the potholed stretch, leaving at least 100 vehicles stranded.