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The City Diary

Student run over by CTC bus

lA student of Marine Engineering College, on Taratala Road, was killed in an accident on Thursday. Police said the victim, Anindita Sen, 19, was crossing the road when she was run over by a CTC bus headed towards Diamond Harbour. Sen was a resident of Deshapriya Park, in south Calcutta. She was taken to Diamond Harbour Sub-divisional Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Students of the college blocked the road, demanding the arrest of the driver, who fled with the bus after the accident.

Bail rejected in Dum Dum case

A division bench of Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected the bail prayer of Dulal Banerjee, a rebel CPM leader, who was arrested by the Dum Dum police for his involvement in a murder case. Dilip Datta, counsel for Banerjee, told the court that his client would not leave the city if he was granted bail. Additional public prosecutor P. S. Moitra opposed the bail prayer, saying that Banerjee could influence the investigation if he was released.

Bosepukur wins

Bosepukur Talbagan Sarbojanin Durgotsav Committee, which had moved court against a police directive to shift the venue of the puja from the Rashbehari connector, won the case on Thursday. Justice Pinaki Ghosh of Calcutta High Court ruled that the organisers could hold the puja in the same place as long as they adhered to the traffic rules. Bosepukur Talbagan plans to erect a pandal of poly-vinyl records this year.

Campaign launch

To increase awareness and involve more people in the drive to “create a more comfortable country for senior citizens”, HelpAge India announced the launch of the Join Hands Campaign in Calcutta on Thursday. The project invites donor-volunteers who want to give their time to charity to come forward with a minimum donation of Rs 1,000. Their names and qualifications will be recorded in the local HelpAge India database and when required, they will be called for assistance. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee will formally launch the programme on Friday. “We plan to launch helplines for the elderly and increase the number of mobile medical units in the city,” said Joygopal Podder, assistant director-general of the NGO. HelpAge can be contacted at 249-2526/216-5913.

Adulteration rap

Senior municipal magistrate Kundan Kumar Kumai sentenced a Burrabazar trader, Radheshyam Agarwal, to three months’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 on charges of selling adulterated ghee. The civic health department had filed a case against him as the samples of ghee collected from his shop were found adulterated.

Accused held

Police have arrested Nripen Giri, prime accused in the Sailen Ghosh murder case, from Chitrigunj, in Budge Budge, on Wednesday night. Police said a revolver was found on him. Giri was absconding since Ghosh’s murder in 2001.

Office gutted

An office on the sixth floor of an eight-storeyed building on Mirza Ghalib Street was gutted on Thursday morning. Fireman Tapan Das sustained injuries while combating the blaze. The flames were doused in four hours.

Thumbs Up

O lions club of deshapriya park for organising a special show of Safed Haathi for 350 orphaned children at Ujjala cinema on Teachers’ Day
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