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Gamblers attack cops

Raiganj, Oct. 30: A constable was injured after a gang of gamblers attacked a police patrol at Thakurnagar in Itahar this evening.

The police team had raided the area to arrest the gamblers. Later, reinforcements arrived and five gamblers were arrested. The injured constable is under treatment at the Itahar block primary health centre.

Border firing

Malda: The BSF fired at a gang of rustlers and arrested two of them from the Indo-Bangla border in Habibpur’s Anuradhapur on Thursday morning. The border force also seized 25 cattleheads. The rustlers, around 15 in the gang, on being chased while crossing the border, opened fired at the BSF. The border force retaliated. No casualty has been reported, officials said.

Minister unhurt

Islampur: Bengal minister of state for public health engineering Anwarul Haque escaped unhurt on Thursday after hooligans threw stones at his vehicle at Ramganj, a few kilometres from here. Haque, the CPM MLA from Chopra, was returning from Bhadrakali, a village nearby. The vehicle was damaged in the incident. District CPM secretariat member Subir Biswas has accused Congress supporters of organising the attack. Congress leaders, however, have denied the charges. The minister has filed a police complaint.

New act

Siliguri: The West Bengal Municipal Corporation Act will come into force at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation from November 1, said urban development minister Asok Bhattacharya on Thursday. Following the enforcement of the law, the chief executive officer of the SMC will be known as commissioner and five standing committees comprising councillors and officials on health, finance, public works among others will be formed.

Godown fire

Jalpaiguri: A fire broke out at a jute bag godown near the Railway Ghumtee 4 here on Thursday evening. Fire engines from Jalpaiguri fire brigade doused the flames.

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