More than 11,000 students cast their votes in the Jadavpur University campus polls by 7pm on Wednesday. The turnout was less than 10,000 the last time JU students had voted, in 2017. It was close to 9,000 in 2015. Elections were not held in 2016. The Left and the ultra Left had been the prominent parties at JU for years. This year, the presence of candidates from ABVP, the students’ wing of the RSS, in engineering, arts and science has added a new dimension to the polls. The results will be announced on Thursday, dean of students Rajat Ray said.
2 injured in bike accident
Two men on a motorcycle were injured when the two-wheeler rammed into the rear of a stationary truck on Circular Garden Reach Road early on Wednesday. Jahangir Alam and pillion rider Khairul Molla were admitted to SSKM Hospital.
The urban development and municipal affairs department will organise a conference on improving solid waste management at New Town on Thursday. Chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and senior officials of the corporations and municipalities will attend the meet.
A 52-year-old man was found hanging on the top floor of an eight-storey building on Hare Street on Tuesday. Rajendra Singh was declared dead at hospital. No suicide note has been found.
A Madhyamik examinee, who is a student of Chowbhaga High School, took ill at her exam centre at Kasba Balika Vidyalaya on Wednesday. Dipika Lohara was taken to SSKM Hospital. Another Madhyamik examinee, Saida Noor Fatema, a student of Crescent School, fell sick at her exam centre at Calcutta Girls’ Academy on Swinhoe Street. She was taken to Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital.