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The City Diary

Special trains for Eden match

The railways will run special trains on Tuesday for the South Africa-Ireland World Cup match. Two Metro trains will leave Esplanade for Dum Dum and New Garia at 10.45pm and 10.55pm, respectively. Ticket counters will be open only at Esplanade station. he Sealdah division of the Eastern Railway will run two special Circular Railway trains — between BBD Bag and Baruipur and Prinsep Ghat and Naihati. he Baruipur special will leave BBD Bag station at 10.45pm and reach Baruipur at 12.03am. The Prinsep Ghat-Naihati train will leave Prinsep Ghat at 11pm and reach Naihati at 12.20am. The special trains will stop at all stations.

Arms seized, nine in net

Police arrested nine men from different parts of the city on Monday for allegedly carrying illegal arms and ammunition. The cops found five firearms and two daggers in their possession. Raids in Esplanade, Watgunge and Garden Reach led to the arrests. Nearly 100 illegal firearms have been seized in the city since January 8.

Power supply

Power supply may be disrupted in Belur, Howrah, between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday because of maintenance at CESC’s Belur distribution station.

Youth arrested

A man in his late-20s was caught by Dum Dum residents while he was fleeing after allegedly killing his father on Monday afternoon. Police said Hari Mandal, a drug addict, hit his 65-year-old father Mahendranath on the head with a sharp weapon when he refused to give him money. Mahendra’s screams alerted his neighbours, who chased Hari and caught him. Hari was later handed over to the police.

Thief held

Police arrested a youth on Monday for allegedly stealing a laptop, a cellphone and Rs 17,000 from a trader’s house on Amherst Street last week. Police said Raju Das, the accused, was rounded up from his Barasat home. The stolen valuables were found in the house.

Fatal mishap

A woman in her mid-50s died on Monday morning after a speeding private bus knocked her down at the Vivekananda Road-APC Road crossing. According to police, Shyamali Barik, a resident of the Amherst Street area, was trying to cross the road when the bus hit her from behind.

Singer dead

Reba Muhuri, the versatile singer of thumri, bhajan and khayal who had made a name for herself after singing a bhajan in Satyajit Ray’s Joybaba Felunath, died in Calcutta on Sunday. She was 81. er father was the renowned musicologist, Amiyanath Sanyal, and she was trained by the likes of Badi Motibai, Girija Debi and Bhimsen Joshi. She also sang in Ray’s Satranj Ke Khiladi and Purnendu Pattrea’s Kalighat Paat. She had written a book titled Thumri O Baiji.


A fire broke out on the top floor of a four-storeyed building in Madhaymgram on Monday afternoon. Five tenders took more than five hours to douse the flames. According to fire brigade officers, combustible substances like gum and chemicals were stored on the top floor.

Student injured

Subrata Bhadra, a BA first-year student of Rishi Bankim Chandra College, “inadvertently” shot and injured his classmate Soumen Sarkar in Naihati, on the northern fringes, on Monday evening. Police quoted Subrata as saying that he was pointing the gun at Soumen during an argument in a deserted building when the bullet was fired accidentally. Police have detained Subrata.

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TO CALCUTTA PARK STREET LADIES CIRCLE 46 for distributing wheat and rice to inmates of an old-age home

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