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Date set for govt hospital repair talks

State health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra will meet senior officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) on November 1 to discuss repair and renovation work to be carried out at state government hospitals. Recently, the government announced that two wings of the PWD would be brought under the health department so that work can be completed on an urgent basis.

Youth’s body in Hooghly

The body of a 26-year-old unidentified man was recovered on Monday afternoon at Babughat by officials of the river traffic. According to police, there were no injury marks on the body and they suspect that the person drowned while bathing or was part of a Kali puja immersion party.

Infantry Day

Infantry Day was celebrated on Monday at the Eastern Command headquarters at Fort William. The day commemorates the first battle fought by the Indian Army after Independence. It was action on this day that reversed the tide of the battle by routing the invaders and saving Kashmir. Senior army officers and soldiers placed wreaths at the Vijay Smarak War Memorial.

Tanker overturns

A tanker overturned on Sunday night at Deshapran Sashmal Road, causing traffic disruption in adjacent areas in Tollygunge for the better part of Monday. Police said the vehicle was moved in the afternoon.

Office fire

Fire broke out on Monday morning in an office building at Council House Street in central Calcutta. Officials of the fire department said it took three fire tenders to douse the flames. Officials suspect the fire started from a short circuit in an air-conditioning machine. No serious damage or casualties were reported.

Water supply hit

Water supply will be partially disrupted on Tuesday in Behala and Jadavpur due to repairs of a water supply pipeline in the Garden Reach area. An official of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation said that the repair work will be carried out on Monday night.

Rally rule draft

The Trinamul Congress on Monday said it would write to the government seeking a copy of the draft proposal drawn up by chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on restrictions on rallies in the city. The government has convened an all-party meeting on the issue on Wednesday.

Chhat puja specials

To clear the rush of passengers on the occasion of Chhat Puja, Eastern Railway will run two pairs of special trains between Sealdah and Gorakhpur. The Up Sealdah-Gorakhpur Chhat Puja Special train (0249 Up) will leave Sealdah at 1.15 pm on October 28 and arrive at Gorakhpur at 10.20 am the next day, officials said. In the Down direction, Gorakhpur-Sealdah Chhat Puja Special (0250 Down) will start from Gorakhpur at 3 pm on October 29 and reach Sealdah at 2 pm the next day, they said. The trains will consist of 15 coaches.

Thumbs Up


TO eastern railway for organising ticket-checking drives from April to September 2003 and penalising 10.1 lakh passengers

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