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Rape bail

Calcutta, March 22: Calcutta High Court today granted bail to a 40-year-old man convicted of rape in 1994 after a fresh police probe revealed that he had been framed.

Tea stall owner Becharam Ghosh, a resident of Hooghly, had been lodged in Presidency Jail since 2007.

Left walk-out

Calcutta: Left MLAs staged a walk-out from the Assembly during the passage of two amendment bills related to cooperative societies, saying they were “unconstitutional”. The high court has struck down ordinances reducing the tenure of cooperative societies.

Power rigging

Asansol: An engineer has been arrested for allegedly running an power meter-tampering racket in Asansol because of which the state-run power distribution company has suffered a loss Rs 20 crore over the past three years.

Motion

Calcutta: A Left-tabled adjournment motion on “deteriorating law and order” and the government’s alleged failure to contain violence will come up for discussions in the Assembly on Friday.