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Campus up in arms over dismissals

A section of teachers of Rabindra Bharati University on Sunday threatened to intensify their movement against the retrenchment of 30 part-time teachers of the university. Five teachers, who were removed from service recently, had started an indefinite hungerstrike on the campus last Wednesday. Pashupati Mondal, general secretary of the state-level organisation of part-time teachers of various state-aided universities, said the association would observe a ceasework in various universities on November 20 to protest a recent decision of the authorities to appoint new part-time teachers after retrenching those who had been working for the past five to 20 years.

Buzz of alarm at bank branch

An alarm bell went off in a State Bank of India branch in HA block of Salt Lake on Saturday midnight. People rushed out of their homes after the alarm continued to ring for 10 minutes. A team from Bidhannagar South thana reached the site, along with the branch manager, and switched off the alarm, that went off due to a technical snag.

Bodies recovered

Two more bodies of fishermen, missing since last Tuesday, were recovered from Namkhana and Diamond Harbour, in South 24-Parganas, on Sunday. The district administration said one of the victims was identified as Anil Das, 30. According to a government report, around 47 fishermen who went out to sea last Tuesday are still missing. Six trawlers are yet to be traced.

Thana gherao

Several hundred Mahila Congress activists gheraoed Alipore police station on Sunday, demanding the immediate arrest of a doctor of a private hospital who had allegedly molested a woman working with an NGO. Two inquiries, one by the hospital and the other by the police, are underway.

Thumbs Up

O JUVENILE DIABETES FOUNDATION for organising a free camp for testing blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride in Salt Lake
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