lBowing to pressure from colleagues in the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC), mayor Subrata Mukherjee has reinducted Swadesh Bhattacharya, the civic body’s engineer-in-chief, into the CMDA. The post that Bhattacharya held for the past 11 months has been abolished. Municipal commissioner Debasis Som released Bhattacharya on Saturday. “The CMC released me because it doesn’t need me any longer. I was taken in because the civic leaders wanted the figurehead of an honest man. It is not possible for me to do what they expect me to do,” said Bhattacharya on Sunday.
lThe driver was killed and six passengers were injured when the car they were in collided with a trailer at Uluberia at 4 pm on Sunday.
lThe Howrah divisional office of LIC of India will celebrate Insurance Week, starting September 2. Higher education minister Satya Sadhan Chakraborty will inaugurate the celebrations on Monday.
lMaulana Azad College has increased the number of seats in all departments on instructions from the higher education department. Admissions against the vacancies will be made on September 12. Candidates have been asked to meet the principal on September 12.
lThe Durgapur-based Dr B.C. Roy Engineering College has established its city office at BJ-251, Salt Lake. The office will interact with various industries, government and other departments and the All-India Council for Technical Education for proper training and placement of students of the college.
lNine new CSTC buses will ply between Mathurapur, in South 24-Parganas, and Digha, Barasat, Barrackpore and Howrah, via Calcutta. The buses were flagged off on Sunday afternoon by CSTC managing director G. Konwar and SUCI legislator Debaprasad Sarkar.