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100 RSS rallyists detained at Kasba

A hundred supporters of the RSS were detained in Kasba while they were planning to bring out a procession in the area. Police said that earlier, they had been told not to bring out the procession but in spite of the order, the supporters had assembled on the Bosepukur Maidan. A scuffle ensued with the police but no one was injured.

Temple seeks security cover

The management of Sri Ganesh Murugan temple, frequented by the city’s large south Indian population,has complained of inadequate security cover. The Lake police have been requested “several times” to provide “some security”, especially after the temple attacks in other parts of the country, a managing trustee of the temple said.

Tannery power

CESC, with assistance from the police, disconnected electricity lines of about 60 tanneries in Chinatown, Topsia, Punjabi Para and Tiljala on Sunday. Police said that the operation was peaceful. The water connections of these tanneries had been snapped earlier.

Hospital seminar

B.R. Singh Hospital, Eastern Railway’s chief referral hospital, organised its 32nd annual scientific seminar and a continuing medical education programme by Doctors’ Club at the hospital auditorium over the past two days, ending on Sunday. Eastern Railway general manager Sunil Sengupta presided over the inaugural ceremony.

Pulse polio camp

A pulse polio programme will be initiated by Salt Lake municipality in 23 wards on January 5 and February 9. Ila Nandi, chairperson-in-council of Bidhannagar Municipality, said this year, 42 centres would be set up for the programme. A month-long awareness drive has also been taken up by the municipality.

Thumbs Up

O LIONS CLUB OF DISTRICT 322B2 for organising a mega camp for diabetes and related diseases, in collaboration with SVS Marwari Hospital, attended by 200 patients
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