Malda boat capsizal toll rises to 9
MALDA, 15 JUNE: With the recovery of seven bodies today, the toll in the boat capsize in Malda rose to nine, official sources said. Thirty-one people had swum to safety and six others were rescued by the local people, Malda district magistrate G Kiran Kumar said. Among the people rescued by the locals, five were admitted to a Manikchak hospital and one was shifted to Malda Medical College and Hospital. Of the nine dead, six were males, two females and a 12-year-old boy, he said. pti
CESC to undertake maintenance work
KOLKATA, 15 JUNE: CESC will carry out urgent maintenance work at its Rabindra Sadan Distribution Station on Sunday. As such power supply to consumers in Pretoria Street, Lord Sinha Road, Park Street, Camac Street, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Shakespear Sarani, Sambhunath Pandit Street, Gokhale Road, Red Road, Kidderpore Road, Lord Sinha Road and A J C Bose Road may be affected between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Monday, CESC will carry out maintenance work at its Agarpara Distribution Station. Power supply in Agarpara, Mollahat, Mission Road, Sree Pally, Rajkumar Chatterjee Street, Graham Road, Kamarhati, Nilgunge Road, Lala Bagan, Areadaha, Kaligopal Mukherjee Road, Kamarhati Malapara, Despriya Nagar, Basudebpore, K C C Mitra Street, Mackenzie Road, Nowdapara, Agarpara Prasad Nagar, Anupama Road, Old Nimta Road and M M Feeder Road may be affected between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. sns
TMC office damaged
CHANDITALA, 15 JUNE: A Trinamul Congress temporary party office at Bhagwatipur Bazar area of Chanditala was badly damaged on Friday night by unidentified people. TMC blamed the CPI-M and demanded the arrest of the culprits. Mr Subir Mukherjee, a local TMC leader alleged that their party office at Bhagwatipur Bazar of Chanditala-1, was badly damaged by Mr Kaberia Mallick , the local CPI-M leader and his party workers. Mr Mukherjee has lodged a complaint with the Chanditala police station against Mr Mallick and five of his party members. Mr Bhaktaram Pal, the former CPI-M MLA of Chanditala, however, said the incident is an outcome of the infighting among the TMC. sns
Trafficking racket busted
DIAMOND HARBOUR, 15 JUNE: Police busted a woman trafficking racket yesterday and rescued a victim from Delhi. A few days ago, Mr Bhim Chandra Baidya, father of Mrs Archana Bar, a divorcee who used to stay with him at Kashiabad under Dholahat police station, had lodged a complaint with police that his daughter went missing. Mr Baidya alleged one Uttam Naskar, a resident of Joynagar, kidnapped Archana promising to give her a job. The accused, Uttam, has been arrested, police added. sns
Body of staff nurse found
DURGAPUR, 15 JUNE: The decomposed body of a staff nurse serving with SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant was found inside a locked room at her residence today. Police said Bharati Bhattacharya (57), was found lying naked in her bedroom of the first floor of her home at the City Centre locality. The left side of her fact bore blunt injury marks and the bed was disturbed. The autopsy revealed that she died at least three days ago. Police have registered a case of unnatural death, and also think it is murder, though preliminary indications are that it was not. sns
Jalpaiguri bandh
KOLKATA, 15 JUNE: The Congress has called a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh in Jalpaiguri district on 19 June to protest the recent attack on the district Congress president Mr Mohan Bose and the killing of party worker Surya Mohan Debnath. sns
TMC nominations
SURI, 15 JUNE: Despite assurances from the state agricultural minister Mr Moloy Ghatak, the dispute over TMC candidature in the upcoming panchayat election has not been resolved. Mr Ghatak was in a meeting with the MLAs of Birbhum today to look into the problem of providing tickets to TMC candidates at the Suri party office. Today, Mr Gadhar Hajra, MLA Nanoor, Mr Chandranath Sinha, MLA Bolpur, were also present in the meeting. sns