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The City Diary

Two dead in road mishaps

Two persons died and as many were injured in three road accidents in the city on Wednesday. A middle-aged man was run over by a CTC bus when he and a fellow passenger fell while trying to get off the vehicle around 1.05pm. The duo were run over by the rear wheels. One of them, yet to be identified, died. The other — Gourchand Nandi, 45, a resident of Khardah — has been admitted to SSKM Hospital. ickey Shaw, a teenager and resident of Howrah’s Golabari, was hit by a minibus on Vivekananda Road around 11.30am. He was taken to Medical College and Hospital where he was declared dead. .K. Sur, who drives police vehicles, was injured after being hit by a dumper on the eastern slope of Vidyasagar Setu around 2.15am.

Power cut alert

Power supply may be disrupted between 11am and 4pm in the Shibpur, Cowles Ghat, PK Banerjee Lane, Howrah jail, Hut Lane, Rameshwar Malia Lane, Lokenath Chatterjee Lane, Dr Gangadhar Mukherjee Road, PM Basti Road, Rammohan Mukherjee Lane, Jagat Banerjee Ghat Lane, Ishan Bose Lane, Foreshore Road, Chintamoni Dev Road, GT Road (south) and the Nepal Saha Road areas in Howrah on Thursday because of maintenance by CESC.


A scuffle broke out when a group of residents objected to the loud music allegedly played by workers of a decorator who were installing microphones for a CPM meeting in Jagaddal, on the northern city fringes, on Wednesday morning. The residents alleged that the workers were playing music at a high volume since the morning though the meeting was scheduled for the evening.

Pool car

Pool cars ferrying schoolchildren will be off the road from April 25 as they will be used for election work. The cars won’t be available till the poll panel releases them, said a spokesperson for the Pool Car Welfare Owners’ Association.


Baidyanath Saha took over as officer-in-charge of Shyampukur police station on Wednesday. Saha replaces Shyamal Sengupta, who was suspended for allegedly favouring some CPM supporters and removing their names with a whitener from an FIR filed by Trinamul candidate Sashi Panja on Friday.
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