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  • Published 8.05.15

Theft at girls' hostel

A laptop, two cell phones and an ATM card were stolen from the girls' hostel of Rajabazar science college on Thursday. Three postgraduate students have alleged that the items went missing from their room on the second floor of the building on MG Road. The students came to know about the theft after they woke up around 6am on Thursday. A case has been registered with Amherst Street police station. There were no signs of any break-in, said police.

Jailed for life

Santu Hazra, 40, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Howrah court on Thursday for hacking to death Gadhadhar Santra.

The 50-year-old guard at a factory on Dharmatala Road, under Malipanchghara police station, was hacked to death on March 23, 2011, when he tried to stop Hazra from stealing some items from the factory.


Suresh Kumar Neotia, chairman emeritus of Ambuja Cements Ltd, died on Thursday. The industrialist and philanthropist, who served on the boards of several reputed organisations and institutions, was 78. The St. Xavier's College and Calcutta University alumnus was in recent times instrumental in setting up the Bhagirathi Neotia Woman & Child Care Centre. He is survived by wife Gayatri, and among others nephew Harsh Neotia.