Student 'rape threat'; Two injured; Garages, shops gutted ; CMC project ; Rail ticket counter; Fatal fall; College selection committee; Book launch; New varsity; Water samples collected; Flight cancelled

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  • Published 22.02.18

Student 'rape threat'

• CALCUTTA: A student of a college on EM Bypass has complained to the principal that the vice-president of the Trinamul-led students' union had threatened her with rape after she turned down his "proposal" on Tuesday. The principal has convened a meeting of the gender harassment cell on Thursday to probe the charge. The outcome of the meeting will be conveyed to the governing body of the college for a decision, the principal said on Wednesday.

Two injured

• BURTOLLA: Two elderly persons trying to cross APC Road were hit by a taxi in the Burtolla area on Wednesday morning. Narayan Chandra Pal, 70, from Burtolla and Dhruba Narayan Jha, 62, from Cossipore, were hit by the taxi around 9.30am. Both were taken to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, where Pal was treated and discharged. Jha was hospitalised. The taxi driver has been arrested, police said.

Garages, shops gutted 

• CALCUTTA: Two garages were gutted after a fire broke out in one and spread to the other at Nischinda in Bally on Tuesday night. Four fire tenders brought the fire under control but by then a few vehicles, including a Tata-407, were gutted. The residents of the area alleged that a wedding ceremony was on near the garages and a firecracker had landed on one of the garages. In another incident, two shops on platform number 2 of Habra railway station was destroyed in a fire on Tuesday night. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, said fire officers.

CMC project 

• CALCUTTA: The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) will build a fence around a pond on Thackery Road in Alipore and also beautify the area around it. The work will cost about Rs 73 lakh and will be completed in about four months.

Rail ticket counter

• CALCUTTA: All computerised reservation offices of Eastern Railway in Calcutta and Howrah will function from 2pm to 6pm on March 1 (Doljatra). The offices are usually open from 8am to 2pm. The current booking counters at Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata tations will function as usual. 

Fatal fall

• SAMSERGANJ: A 58-year-old man, Abdul Sheikh, died after he fell from a compartment of Katihar-bound Katihar Express at Basudebpur station while getting down from the train at Murshidabad’s Samserganj on Wednesday morning. 

College selection committee

• SALT LAKE: The higher education department on February 15 issued a notification announcing the composition of the selection committee for the appointment of non-teaching staff in colleges. The selection committee will comprise a nominee of the state government, a nominee of the affiliating university, a nominee of the governing body, the principalhe vice-principal or the teacher-in-charge and an expert nominated by the West Bengal College Service Commission.

Book launch

• MADURDAHA: The Heartfulness Institute organised the launch of Joshua Pollock and Kamlesh Patel's The Heartfulness Way, on The Heritage School campus on Wednesday. Pollock read out key passages from the book at the launch.

New varsity

• RAIGANJ: The state government will set up a new university in South Dinajpur, chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Wednesday.

Water samples collected

• CALCUTTA: A team of food safety officials of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) collected packaged drinking water samples from several places across the city, including Narkeldanga and Canal Circular Road, on Wednesday. The samples will be tested to find out if the water was treated properly. The civic body started raids on packaged drinking water manufacturing units after the recent diarrhoea outbreak in large parts of south Calcutta.

Flight cancelled

• DUM DUM: A Zoom Air flight from Calcutta to Delhi via Jabbalpur was cancelled on Wednesday after the pilot suspected a snag, officials said. The ATR aircraft, carrying 30 passengers, was scheduled to take off at 2.55pm, said an airport official. The plane returned from the runway because of the snag, said the official.