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Chemists on strike

Medicine shops in the city and across the state will remain closed on Monday, following a one-day strike call by the Bengal Chemists and Druggists Association to protest the implementation of VAT. Association president Bipin Mehta said on Sunday that nearly 40,000 medicine shops, both wholesale and retail, will remain closed. However, some shops near hospitals and nursing homes will be kept open for emergencies.

Health Day

Rituparna Sengupta will inaugurate a free lung check-up camp to mark World Health Day at Bhagirathi Neotia Woman & Child Care Centre at 2 pm. A seminar on ‘Healthy environments for children’ will follow. A sit-and-draw contest for children between five and 12, organised by Wockhardt Hospital & Kidney Institute and Concern for Calcutta, at the Wockhardt Children’s Corner, 9.30 am.


A seminar on ‘Creative, technological and managerial needs of the film and television industry’, organised by BFJA and Globsyn Entertainment & Media Management School, at Rotary Sadan from 3 pm. A discussion on ‘Social transformation and ideology: History from below’, organised by Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan and Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, at the Vidyabhavan from 1 pm.


A summer workshop to be conducted by Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, at Jyotirmai Club on Garcha Road, Taj Bengal and Chandan Niketan on Shakespeare Sarani.
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