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Tram union claims profit for no tickets

The Calcutta Tramways Workers & Employee’s Union (CTWEU) said on Wednesday that allegations of losses incurred due to non-availability of tickets in trams were baseless. They claimed that the circulation of the revised fare chart from the transport department reached them on June 6, which is why they did not have the time to introduce the new fare. The CTWEU alleged that people with vested interests were campaigning against the company. Quoting official figures, the union claimed that the company had earned a profit of Rs 50,000 between June 7 and 12 during which time tickets were not available.

HC dismisses doctor case

Justice P.C. Ghose of Calcutta High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by People United for Better Treatment against the decision of the West Bengal Medical Council acquitting a doctor of charges of negligent and rash treatment. The judge asked the petitioner to file an appeal against the decision before the appropriate forum. According to the prosecution, Ishita, the 12-year-old daughter of Mihir Bannerjee, a resident of Konnagar in Hooghly, started vomiting and a local doctor Abhjit Roy was called to treat her. The physician prescribed an injection which stopped the vomiting but she started defecating. Ishita died in the evening. Bannerjee lodged a complaint with the West Bengal Medical Council and an inquiry by the council acquitted the doctor of the charges.


Bankim Chandra Roy, an 80-year old resident of Beleghata Main Road, committed suicide early on Wednesday by hanging himself from the ceiling of his bedroom. He was taken to Nilratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to police, Roy lived with his son, while the rest of the family lived elsewhere.

Run over by bus

A 45-year-old unidentified man was crushed under the wheels of a private bus in Ultadanga on Wednesday evening. Police said the man was taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The bus was impounded but the driver fled.

Prisoners’ results

The West Bengal Prison Directorate will award three young convicts who have fared well in this year’s Madhyamik examinations. While two boys, lodged in the Alipore Central Jail, were placed in the first division, another got second division marks. Jail superintendent Ramapada Bhattacharrya said the jail authorities would help the boys continue their studies. He said a function would be organised on Sunday inside the jail to felicitate the boys.

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TO Rajarhat-Gopalpur Municipality for organising a thalassaemia-detection camp in North 24-Parganas on Wednesday

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