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Chhath curbs on trains

Circular Railway will regulate trains in Eastern Railway’s Sealdah division on November 8 evening and November 9 morning for Chhath rituals near the tracks along the Hooghly.

The Down Sealdah-Calcutta local and the Up BBD Bag-Sealdah local will remain cancelled on November 8. Another pair of Circular Railway trains between Sealdah and BBD Bag will remain cancelled on November 9.

Circular Railway’s schedule in the Sealdah division will also be modified on the evenings of November 12 and 13 to facilitate immersion of Jagadhatri idols in the Hooghly.

Gariahat fire

A fire broke out in a room on the top floor of a three-storey building on Gariahat Main Road on Wednesday afternoon.

The room was being used to stock papers used in fax machines. Two fire engines doused the flames within 30 minutes.

Woman rescued

A 50-year-old woman was found unconscious with cut marks on her throat on platform 1 of Howrah station on Wednesday.

Railway sweepers got her admitted to Howrah District Hospital. She was later transferred to a city hospital.

Doctors said the injuries were self-inflicted. A blade was found on the spot.