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Teacher exam

Calcutta, Dec. 17: The state government today moved a division bench of Calcutta High Court against the interim stay ordered by a single judge on the recruitment test for primary teachers.

Justice Debasish Kargupta had restrained the education department from conducting the December 23 exam for which 55 lakh candidates had applied. The appeal will come up for hearing before the division bench headed by Justice P.K. Chattopadhyay in a couple of days. Staying the test, the court had told the government to explain why it did not give preference to trained candidates in the first of the three-stage selection process.

CM case

Calcutta: The division bench of Chief Justice A. K. Mishra and Justice Jaymalya Bagchi did not pronounce their verdict after concluding the hearing on the application moved by advocate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya seeking a suo motu ruling against Mamata Banerjee for making alleged adverse comments against the judiciary.

CPM names

Calcutta: Three CPM members have been inducted into the state committee in keeping with the party’s decision to fill up vacant slots. Tapas Sinha, former DYFI secretary; Ritabrata Banerjee, all-India general secretary of the SFI, and Atanu Saha, chief reporter of Ganashakti have been named.

Jail torture

Behrampore: Over 150 residents of a Murshidabad village on Monday went to the SDPO’s office in Domkol demanding suspension of the officer in charge of Islampur police station for allegedly torturing a 75-year-old man and his daughter-in-law in jail.

Temple theft

Suri: Gold and silver ornaments worth over Rs 3 lakh have been stolen from 200-year-old temple in Birbhum’s Tarapith. Over Rs 16,000 kept in the donation box was also stolen. No arrests have been made.