His fancy mop, powerful right foot and knack for finding the net have made Jobby Justin a Maidan talking point. The East Bengal striker won even more hearts after a Calcutta League match on Saturday when he walked around the stadium with a donation box for flood relief in his native Kerala.
The first batch of labourers from Bengal to have made it back from Kerala after being marooned for days in neck to waist-deep floodwaters can't wait to return because the comfort of home does not come with the guarantee of employment and remotely comparable wages.
The inspector-in-charge of Titagarh police station has to appear before Calcutta High Court on August 24 and clarify why the chargesheet in a three-year-old case is still to be submitted, the court directed on Tuesday.
When he came to Calcutta from Delhi in 2007, he had no idea what the City of Joy had in store for him. But like a true-blue Bengali, he fell in love with football and started playing the game for fun. Five years after getting into the school team, he is ready to don the ATK jersey this season.
The devastating floods in Kerala, which have brought into focus the number of people from Bengal eking out a living as labourers in the southern state, have prompted the Opposition to question Mamata Banerjee's claims of development and employment generation.