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All-party meeting

Calcutta, Sept. 2: The SUCI is skipping tomorrow’s all-party meeting to discuss the proposed chemical hub in Haldia.

“We shall frustrate the government’s bid to acquire land for industries by depriving farmers of their livelihood,” party secretary Pravas Ghosh said.

The Trinamul Congress denied receiving the chief minister’s in-vite for the meeting. The party discussed its strategy on the hub after Mamata Banerjee returned from north Bengal.

The all-party meeting will be held at Writers’ Buildings from 4pm.

Coal belt plan

Durgapur: Delhi has given the nod to a Rs 6,000-crore project to rehabilitate over 1.3 lakh families in the subsidence-prone coal belt of Bengal and Jharkhand. MP and Asansol-Durgapur Development Authority (Adda) chairman Bansagopal Chowdhury said the Prime Minister has promised that funds will not be a problem. Adda and the Jharia Development Authority will carry out the project.

Man lynched

Howrah: Sheikh Jahangir, 36, was lynched in the Khaskhamar area of Bauria in Howrah after he was allegedly caught molesting a woman. Police said Jahangir used to tease women frequently. A police complaint had been lodged earlier.

Boy run over

Burdwan: A boy was run over by a bus in Burdwan’s Katwa on Sunday while he was cycling to his tutor’s home. Tirthendu Ganguly, 16, was hit from behind.

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