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Nod for schemes

Calcutta, Feb. 24: The cabinet today approved the housing and health schemes that Mamata Banerjee announced on Saturday for government employees.

Under the housing scheme, 50,000 flats will be constructed across the state. The cabinet also approved offering cash-less facility up to Rs 1 lakh under the health scheme.

Leader dead

Ranaghat: Veteran Trinamul MLA from Nadia’s Chakdah Naresh Chaki died on Monday afternoon at a private hospital in Calcutta after a protracted illness. He was 78.

Police office

Calcutta: Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the state police directorate at Bhabani Bhavan on Monday, bringing all eight departments of Bengal police under one roof.

Robbery stick

Calcutta: A youth has been detained in connection with the robbery at a tourists’ launch in the Sunderbans on Thursday.