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Wednesday , August 4 , 2010
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Woman beaten & robbed

Calcutta, Aug. 3: Three youths entered a 58-year-old woman’s home in Bagha Jatin here this morning claiming to know her husband and son and attacked her before fleeing with the gold chain, ring and the gold-plated bangle she was wearing.

Gita Chakraborty, 58, was alone in the house when the three had rang the bell and asked for her husband Dulal, 65, and son Arup, calling them by their nicknames. She allowed the three in and rushed to the roof to remove the clothes that she hung out to dry as it had started to rain. When she came back, the trio hit her and tried to gag her before taking away the jewellery.

Stove burst

Balurghat: Mukti Dey, 40, died when a kerosene stove burst in the kitchen of her house at Koroichenchra village near Bansihari on Tuesday.

Boar body

Jalpaiguri: A wild boar was found dead on NH31 at Khunia More close to the Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary on Tuesday. The animal, around 4.5ft long, was lying on the road with injury marks. The foresters suspect that the animal died after being hit by a vehicle.

Plastic ban

Islampur: All the 17 councillors of the Islampur municipality on Tuesday organised a campaign to spread the awareness of a ban on plastic. They visited shops, markets and offices, requesting people to refrain from using plastic carry bags.

Varsity Blues

Siliguri: The Sports Board of North Bengal University will organise the University Blues and Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony at the administrative building on Wednesday. Former footballer Chuni Goswami and CAB joint secretary Biswarup Dey will be present on the occasion.

Metro record

Calcutta: Metro Railway recorded its highest ever passenger count on Monday when 6.46 lakh people availed themselves of the underground services.

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