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Tuesday , April 19 , 2011
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The City Diary

Trinamul-CPM blame game

Trinamul activists on Monday lodged a complaint against Koneenica Ghosh, the CPM candidate from Cossipore-Belgachhia, for allegedly defacing the walls of a primary school run by the CMC on Nilmoni Mitra Road in Tallah. Trinamul workers also reported the matter to the Election Commission. n Behala, some CPM workers on Monday lodged a complaint against Trinamul Congress supporters alleging that they had tampered with a hoarding put up in favour of Kumkum Chakraborty, the CPM candidate from Behala East, on Sunday. They alleged that leaflets bearing the picture of Mamata Banerjee and Trinamul’s symbol were pasted on the hoarding. Trinamul leaders denied their involvement.

Jewellery thieves held

Two employees of a jewellery shop in Posta, who absconded after a theft in the shop on April 4, were arrested in Maharashtra’s Sangli on Monday. Police said Sandip Shinde and Pradip Shinde had run away with 141 gold chains from the shop in Posta’s Banstala Lane. Cops recovered the chains, which the duo had hidden underneath their house in Sangli.


Sahid Khan, alias Sheru, and Babbar Khan, who allegedly robbed a travel agency’s office on Rabindra Sarani, were remanded in police custody till April 29 on Monday. The duo had been arrested from Lucknow on April 15 and were brought to Calcutta. ahid and Babbar had allegedly looted Rs 1.5 lakh from the agency’s office in February. The office employees, whom Sahid and Babbar had tied up during the loot, told police that they had seen the goons in Kalabagan in central Calcutta. Investigations revealed the duo had left the city a few years back after jumping bail in connection with a murder in the Port area.

Fatal mishap

A man in his mid-20s died after a bus ran him over near the Prince Anwar Shah Road-Deshapran Sashmal Road crossing around 9.45am on Monday. He had fallen down while trying to board a CTC bus. He was declared dead at MR Bangur Hospital.


Dibbyendu Majumder, the principal of Dr R Ahmed Dental College, Calcutta, has been elected president of the Dental Council of India. This is the first time a representative from eastern India has become president of the dental council. Majumder will hold the post for four years and two months.

Hooch dens

Residents of Satgachhi in Budge Budge destroyed 10 hooch dens on Monday after 14 people died in the last fortnight, reportedly after consuming illicit liquor.
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