The City Diary 18-08-2010

Editor of Ray films dies Found dead in hospital Mishap Flight suspended Student clash Bhutan king Drainage Thumbs Up

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 18.08.10

Editor of Ray films dies

Dulal Dutta, Satyajit Ray’s favourite film editor, died on Tuesday. He was 87. Dutta was admitted to RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences a week ago after he suffered cerebral haemorrhage and had been on ventilation since. Dutta edited all of Ray’s films, from Pather Panchali to Aguntuk.It is a great loss for us. Baba and he had a very interesting working chemistry. Their wavelengths matched perfectly and he knew what was on Baba’s mind even before Baba uttered a word. Dulal Dutta was a man of few words and when he spoke, he came up with fantastic suggestions,” said Ray’s son Sandip.utta edited some of Sandip’s films too, including Target and Goopy Bagha Phire Elo.

Found dead in hospital

A 47-year-old patient was found hanging from the ceiling of her room at ID Hospital in Beleghata around 11.30am on Tuesday. Geeta Koley, a resident of Mirjapur in Singur, was admitted to the hospital three days back after a snake bit her. No suicide note was found.


A tanker rammed into a Calcutta Municipal Corporation jeep on Tuesday, injuring two people. The accident occurred at the crossing of Deshapran Sashmal Road and Prince Anwar Shah Road. Under the impact of the accident, the jeep hit pedestrian Sushmita Chowdhury, 48, injuring her. Sheikh Ali, the driver of the tanker, was also injured. Both were taken to SSKM Hospital.

Flight suspended

Kingfisher’s Calcutta-Bangkok service will be suspended from September 6 to September 14 because of unscheduled maintenance of aircraft, airline sources said on Tuesday. The airline has a daily flight from Calcutta to the Thai capital.

Student clash

Traffic was affected on Andul Road in Howrah and Amherst Street on Tuesday after two groups of students clashed. SFI supporters blocked Andul Road between noon and 3pm alleging hooliganism by Trinamul Congress Chhatra Parishad supporters at Prabhu Jagadbandhu College in Andul. Police said the trouble had started on Friday when an SFI supporter was allegedly beaten up by TMCP members. On Tuesday, guardians and friends of the victim threatened TMCP supporters and the two groups exchanged blows. Traffic movement on Amherst Street was affected between 5.21pm and 5.31pm as students assembled in front of City College after SFI and Chhatra Parishad supporters clashed on the campus.

Bhutan king

Calcutta University has invited the king of Bhutan to address its convocation this year. Suranjan Das, the vice-chancellor, said King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck would visit Calcutta University on October 5 to deliver the convocation address.


Mayoral council member (drainage) Rajib Deb, along with civic engineers, inspected the drains at Bantala on Tuesday. The team found that the outflow channel of the irrigation department was choked with silt. Water from the city is drained out to the Kulti Gung through this outflow channel. Deb said if the channel was not desilted, the city would remain waterlogged for a long time after a shower.

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To Dristi Pradeep for conducting an eye check-up camp and micro phaeco eye surgeries free in Jodhpur Park