BRIEFS 21-01-2014

I-card discount Land grab School ire Minister call

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 21.01.14

I-card discount

Krishnagar, Jan. 20: Nadia district magistrate P.B. Salim today said any person producing his or her voter I-card at 100 selected establishments, including restaurants, cinemas, sports goods shops and beauty parlours, would get a discount of 2 per cent for a year from January 25.

The DM said the move was to encourage young voters and those who were yet to enrol their names in the voters’ list.

Land grab

Bolpur: Around 20 members of a joint family staged a sit-in for three hours in front of the Bolpur SDO’s office on Monday accusing local Trinamul leaders of grabbing their one-acre farmland and levelling it with soil to turn it into a football ground.

School ire

Burdwan: The Burdwan administration has started building a flood shelter on the playground of a primary school in an inundation-prone area, prompting protests by teachers, students and villagers.

Minister call

Malda: Minister Sabitri Mitra said on Monday that she received a phone call on Sunday from a man who threatened to kill her and her family members if she didn’t pay Rs 50 lakh to the KLO.