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Assaulter held after social media post

A video footage posted on Facebook showing a woman pushing and dragging her elderly mother-in-law by her hair caught the attention of police and led to the arrest of the accused.
Our Special Correspondent May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Tiger report blames novice workers

The state wildlife department has prepared a report on the killing of a tiger that had strayed into the Lalgarh forest last month.
A Staff Reporter May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Jungle plan falters

The forest department plans to keep some watchtowers open in north Bengal forests from June 16 to September 15, when they remain closed because of the monsoon, for tourists.
Our Correspondent May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Murder whiff in wife death

Police are on the lookout for a man whose wife was found hanging in their house in Baruipur, South 24-Parganas, on Tuesday night.
Our Special Correspondent May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Film to boost heritage fund

A three-and-a-half minute video film is expected to bolster the crowd-funding efforts of the French embassy to renovate the Registry Building in Chandernagore.
Sudeshna Banerjee May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

SFI under fire for selective silence

The suspension of admission to Jadavpur University's self-financed course in journalism following protests by the Students' Federation of India over its fee has prompted many on the campus to question the CPM-backed group's silence on other such courses.
Subhankar Chowdhury May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Minister, unions in poll talk

Education minister Partha Chatterjee will meet representatives of student unions on June 5 to seek their opinion on the new law that has made the unions apolitical.
Our Special Correspondent May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Fake notes net one

Special task force officers of the city police arrested a man near Shahid Minar on Tuesday with fake Indian currency notes of Rs 1 lakh face value.
Our Special Correspondent May 31, 2018 00:00 IST

Spared by millimetres, saved by surgery

A young man who had a 3.5-foot-long rod go right through his forehead and come out of the back of his skull in a car crash a month ago has recovered enough to give his surgeons the thumbs up and contemplate the odds of surviving a brain injury like this.
Rith Basu May 30, 2018 00:00 IST

Federer inspires fangirl's charity

Roger Federer's philanthropy spurs Calcuttan Sunita Sigtia as much as the magic of his tennis that takes her to Wimbledon every year to watch him play. Her not-for-profit organisation SiiRF, established 10 months ago, stands for "Some Immensely Inspired Roger (Federer) Fans".
Debraj Mitra May 30, 2018 00:00 IST

In test of scores, teen's triumph of courage

Sudipto Dey's name does not figure on the list of top performers in the CBSE Class X examination, the results of which were announced on Tuesday afternoon. But if merit were to be measured with marks for courage and perseverance, the teenager with an aggregate of 81.4 per cent would be hard to beat.
Jhinuk Mazumdar May 30, 2018 00:00 IST

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