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The City Diary

Acid attack

Fifteen women were injured when two youths on board a women’s compartment of a Baruipur local threw acid on passengers on Wednesday. Railway police said the youths boarded a ladies’ compartment with a woman at Ballygunge station. When passengers objected, they sprayed acid on them. The trio got off at Dhakuria and fled.


The only surviving fire escape of Palace Court on Kyd Street collapsed when a help tried to climb down the stairs from the terrace on Wednesday evening. The man escaped without any injury.

Youths hurt

Nearly 15 Trinamul Youth Congress activists were injured after police allegedly resorted to a lathicharge and fired teargas shells to disperse a 500-strong mob that was trying to enter the district police superintendent’s office in Howrah on Wednesday. The activists alleged that TYC supporters were being falsely implicated in criminal cases.

Fatal mishap

An unidentified man in his mid-30s died after falling down while trying to board a bus in Burrabazar on Wednesday. He was declared dead at Calcutta Medical College.

Civic budget

The interim budget of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation, passed on Wednesday, abolished the previous board’s scheme to empower the boroughs by allotting Rs 25 crore to each. The move brings development and maintenance in the city under the control of the civic headquarters.

Howrah waste

A high court bench of Justice P.C. Ghosh and Justice A. Roy on Wednesday asked the state urban development department and Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority to add themselves as parties to the case relating to the clearance of garbage in Howrah. The order followed a submission by the pollution control board lawyer that the newly enacted West Bengal Municipal Waste Management Rules had entrusted the responsibility of waste clearance with the urban development department.

Found dead

Snigdha Naskar, 20, was found dead inside her in-laws’ Sonarpur home on Wednesday. Police suspect she was strangulated.

Body in canal

The body of Anil Ghosh, 85, a resident of Beleghata Chalpatty, was found floating in a canal in Tangra on Wednesday. Police said Ghosh had been missing since Tuesday.

Chain snatch

A youth snatched a 15gm gold chain from Chandrika Shah, 52, on Cathedral Road on Wednesday morning.
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