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Metro trains from 11am on Sundays

Metro Railway trains will ply from from 11am on Sundays, starting February 8. Officials said trains will run at an interval of 10 minutes from 11am to 3pm, and at an interval of 15 minutes between 3pm and 9.45pm. In the earlier schedule, the trains started plying from 2pm on Sundays.

Order for Botanic list

The high court on Friday asked the Botanic Garden to conduct a census of the trees on the Shibpur premises and file a report after 14 days. The list of the trees, plants and saplings will have to be prepared with their names and species. The directive was passed on a petition by environment activist Subhash Dutta, who submitted in the court that such a list was necessary to detect any unauthorised felling of trees.

Limbs in bush

Four human legs, cut at the knee, and an arm were found in a bush in Kajipara, Barasat, on Friday morning. Police said the limbs, partially decomposed, have been sent for post-mortem.

Riz probe

A city-based NGO on Friday moved a PIL in the high court pleading that the probe in the Rizwanur Rahman case be transferred from the CBI to another agency. The petition moved by Empathy 05 alleged that the central agency’s role in the case was not transparent. “The CBI probe was based on Rahman’s last letter that held his uncle Sahidur Rahman, Trinamul Congress MLA Javed Ahmed Khan and police officer Gyanwant Singh guilty of abetting his suicide,” the NGO’s lawyer said. “But CBI investigator Partha Sarathi Bose, who was later arrested on a bribery charge, never interrogated them.” The case will be heard after two weeks.

Man held

Kajal Dey, 44, a resident of Belghoria, was arrested on Thursday for possessing fake stamp papers and transport permits. He was produced in a Barrackpore court on Friday and granted bail.

Rape cry

Nikhil Biswas, 45, a resident of SN Roy Road in Thakurpukur, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a 22-year-old. Police said Nikhil, a relative of the deranged victim, had come to her house when her parents were away.

Chain snatched

A youth, in his early 20s, snatched a gold chain from Anjana Das, who was travelling on a private bus on route 46 on VIP Road, on Friday. Police said the bus was heading for Ultadanga. The youth fled after snatching the chain.

Found dead

A 50-year-old man was found lying unconscious on a pavement of Old Post Office Street, in the BBD Bag area, on Friday morning. He was taken to Medical College and Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

Road mishap

Thirty-five passengers were injured after a Calcutta-bound bus from East Midnapore hit a truck parked along National Highway 6 around 7am on Friday. Local residents rushed to the spot and took the injured to Bagnan Rural Hospital, from where they were released after first-aid. Police said the bus driver could not spot the truck because of fog.

Air tickets

Reservations and ticketing transaction of Air India and Air India Express flights are available from the Air India office at 39 Chittaranjan Avenue following the closure of the airline’s JL Nehru Road office.

Knocked down

Sheu Ram Pandey, 40, was injured after being knocked down by a private bus on route 1A at the SP Mukherjee Road-Bawali Mondal Road crossing in Tollygunge on Friday evening. Pandey has been admitted to MR Bangur Hospital. The driver fled.

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