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The City Diary

Eight cops hurt in truck collision

lA truck jumped a traffic signal on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass on Thursday morning and collided with a vehicle carrying members of the Fifth Battalion of the Calcutta Armed Police. Eight cops were injured and shifted to a police hospital. The truck was towed to the Parama police outpost. The driver managed to escape.

59 criminals held in raid

Fifty-nine criminals were rounded up from different parts of Behala, Jadavpur, Regent Park and Thakurpukur in night-long raids on Wednesday. Police said 18 of them were wanted on charges of extorting money from traders. They were produced in court on Thursday and remanded in police custody. Arms and ammunition and a few bottles of illicit country liquor were seized from them.


A peon of South-Eastern Railway, Dinanath Halder, hanged himself at his West Port residence after returning from work on Thursday. Halder, allegedly, had an altercation with his wife on Wednesday. His body was sent for post-mortem.

Dial to pay

A telephone utility payment service launched in the city on Thursday will enable payments of Calcutta Telephones, cellphone (Command and Airtel), insurance premiums (LIC, ICICI Prudential, Max New York Life, ING Vysya), ICICI credit cards, Mobilink pager services, Caltiger Net2phone and Satyam Infoway connections over the phone. The service is to be run by BillJunction Payments Ltd, an ICICI network company. Users can call 1901-33-1901 from a number of cities to pay their Calcutta utility bills. The “Dial ’n’ Pay” service is available on registration for Rs 50, with three schemes for up to 30 bills at Rs 249. The e-commerce venture has also tied up with the Happy e-Zone chain, which will provide free Internet time for subscribers to pay bills online through

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O national association for the blind for felicitating all visually challenged students who passed Madhyamik and Higher Secondary exams this year. They will also receive aid for higher studies
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