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The City Diary

Bar Council back on fee-hike protest path

hief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee with mayor Subrata Mukherjee in front of a statue of Indira Gandhi unveiled in a park opposite Birla Planetarium on Sunday. Picture by Pabitra Das lThe state Bar Council has charged that law minister Nisith Adhikari has not kept his word on downward revision of certain categories of court fees. Bar Council chairman Amiya Chatterjee has been assigned by Council members to write to chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee urging him to take appropriate steps within 15 days of receiving the letter. Chairman of the council executive committee, Uttam Majumdar, said the committee had a meeting on Friday to discuss the situation. “While calling off our 46-day long ceasework to protest the court fee hike, the Council had decided to give a month’s time to the law minister to implement his written assurances in regard to the downward revision of court fees. But a month has passed, and only two out of seven items have been revised,” he said.

Two deaths at stations

A youth committed suicide on Monday near Bagha Jatin railway station. Ananda Chatterjee, 27, was a resident of Central Park, Jadavpur, police said. In another accident, a man was run over by a train at Garia railway station, police said. Shibaprasad Kar, 55, slipped while trying to board a moving train and died on the spot.

Road mishap

Two persons were killed in a road accident on the Dankuni-Durgapur Expressway on Sunday night. The accident occurred at around 9 pm in the Singoor police station area of Hooghly when a truck and a tanker collided. The driver of the tanker and his help died on the spot. However, the driver and help of the truck survived. Both vehicles were impounded.

Held for extortion

Tarak Chhetri, a henchman of gangster Gudda, was arrested at Ekbalpore on Monday. Police were on the look-out for Chhetri for months. Several extortion and robbery cases are pending against him. Two firearms were seized from him.

Journalist dies

Veteran journalist Arun Sinha passed away on Sunday morning. He was 69 and is survived by his daughter, son-in-law and a grandson. According to family sources, Sinha complained of severe chest pain on Sunday morning and died within half an hour. He had been the printer and publisher of the Bengali daily, Bartaman, since 1984. He had earlier worked at Satyajug and Ananda Bazar Patrika. He had also served as president and secretary of Calcutta Press Club.

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