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The City Diary

Missing script found in student’s home

lPolice recovered an answer-script of a B.Com, Part II, student from her house in south Calcutta on Friday. Police said on Thursday, after the business economics examination, invigilators of Jogamaya Devi College, where the student sat for the examination, found her answer-script missing. They informed the Bhowanipore police and collected the address of the student from her school. During interrogation, the student confessed that she had brought the answer-script home “by mistake”. Police have started an investigation but did not arrest the student.

Six hurt in party clash

Six persons were injured in a clash between the supporters of Trinamul Congress and the CPM at Bishnupur, on the southern fringes of the city, on Friday. At least half-a-dozen houses were damaged and one was set on fire. A police contingent was posted in the area to maintain law and order. Additional superintendent of police, industrial, South 24-Parganas, R.K. Singh said trouble started over a quarrel between two boys, Insaan and Badan, in which the adults of the families got involved. Local political parties were also drawn in as their family members are contesting the coming panchayat election as candidates of rival parties. Late on Friday, Singh said the situation was under control but raids are continuing in the area to trace the culprits.

Suicide bid

Metro Railway services were disrupted for an hour on Friday after a man tried to commit suicide at Esplanade station at 9.38 am. A resident of Malda, the man is an engineer employed in a private company. He was taken to SSKM Hospital in a critical condition. Officer-in-charge of Maidan police station Asish Sengupta said the man was suffering from depression as he was not satisfied with his job.

Part II question

Examinees of Bengali honours Part II of Calcutta University faced problems on Friday as two questions were, allegedly, “out of syllabus”. Later, pro vice-chancellor (academic) Suranjan Das said the controller of examinations was informed and an urgent meeting convened. He assured the examinees that the matter would be resolved.

Tiger skins seized

Police recovered two tiger skins from Mathurapur, in South 24-Parganas, on Thursday. One person, identified as Mosaraf Mollah, was arrested in this connection. Police said the value of the tiger skin would be more than Rs 1 lakh.

Howrah waste

The green bench of Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the state government to find a separate place to store the human waste of Howrah, as the dumping ground in Belgachhia, which was being used for the purpose till now, had already been filled.

Thumbs Up

To wockhardt hospitals and rotary club of calcutta midtown for organising a cataract surgery camp in south Calcutta
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