E Rly earns `320 cr during April-May
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: Eastern Railway has earned Rs 320.67 crore as revenue from passengers during the first two months of the current fiscal i.e. April and May 2013. During the corresponding period last year i.e. April and May 2012, passenger earning was Rs 268.95 crore. With the earnings of this financial year, the growth has gone up to 19.23 per cent over that of last year. Earnings from ticket checking has also increased during April and May, 2013 due to intensified ticket checking raids throughout Eastern Railway. Rs 7.17 crore has been earned from ticket checking during April and May 2013 as compared to Rs 6.75 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering a growth of 6.22 per cent over that of the last year.
Woman found dead
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: A decomposed body of a woman was found today from an isolated location near railway museum, a few meters away from the Howrah railway station. Locals spotted the body in the early morning
and informed police. "We have not yet ascertained the cause of her death. The body has been sent for post-mortem. We are waiting for the report," said Nishad Pervez, DC (Howrah).
Three convicted in 2010 robbery case
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: A Howrah court today convicted three persons to seven years of imprisonment and acquitted the fourth accused due to lack of evidence in a robbery case that took place three years ago. The incident took place on 22 September, 2010 when six armed youths on motorbikes swooped into the filling pump near Howrah police station and attacked Kapil Deo Ray, an employee, before decamping with Rs 3.10 lakh cash. Police arrested four accused, while the other two are still at large.
RBU teachers protest
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: Teachers of Rabindra Bharati University today demonstrated demanding stricter punishment for a student who allegedly manhandled a teacher a few weeks ago. The university authorities suspended the student for a month. But the teachers think the punishment is not adequate. Following the demonstration of the teachers, the Executive Council of the university, which held a meeting today, decided to reconsider the punishment.
Man killed in road mishap
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: Soven Mondal (70) was killed after he was hit by a lorry at M N Chatterjee Street and B T Road crossing at Chitpore this morning. He was declared brought dead when taken to NRS Medical College and Hospital from R G Kar Medical College and Hospital.
Woman attempts suicide
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: A 45-year-old woman, Ms Uttama Roy, a history professor, attempted suicide by consuming some drugs in a guest house at Gariahat today. She was rescued by police and admitted to hospital.
Man tries to hang himself in prison
BARUIPUR, 25 JUNE: A pick-pocket, Shubhendu Sardar, today tried to commit suicide by hanging himself in a police lock-up at Baruipur police station. The guards managed to save him. He was produced before Baruipur court where he was remanded in seven days judicial custody.
HS council secy&’s power curtailed
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: In a recent order, Professor Muktinath Chatterjee, president of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, has curtailed the power of Professor Achintya Pal, secretary of HS Council. The secretary will not be involved in any academic matter from now on, according to the order. At the same time, all official letters which were previously addressed to the secretary will have to be directly addressed to the president. This happened after the secretary gave his “note of dissent” of the tender process of publishing books. However, president Prof Chatterjee said: “This is an internal issue. Everything has been done according to law and to ensure smooth functioning of the council.”
Air India, Rlys announce free ferrying of relief items to Uttarakhand
KOLKATA, 25 JUNE: Air India and the Indian Railways have announced ferrying relief materials from public to the flood-hit Uttarakhand without any charge from all across the country.
The relief materials that can be sent include packaged food, medicines, clothes, utensils and building materials, etc. While the railways will extend the free-of-cost shipment facility for 15 days till 9 July, Air India has not fixed any cut off date.
“Individuals or organisations intending to send the relief by air may approach Air India booking counters at all airports in the country. At the national level, people will be required to contact our booking office at Safdarjung in New Delhi for this,” an Air India official said today.
As for sending the relief by train, the items will have to be delivered at the nearest railway station, consigning it in favour of the concerned district magistrate in Uttarakhand. A written undertaking that the consignment is a donation or has been purchased with funds donated by public for flood victims and has neither been paid for by government or government agencies, will have to be produced while booking the relief at railway stations. sns