CESC maintenance work
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: To strengthen its distribution system, CESC will carry out urgent maintenance work at its Belur distribution station on 18 and 25 June. As a result, power supply to consumers in Abhoy Guha Road, Stark Road, Girish Ghosh Road, Madhav Bazar Lane, Belur, Rajen Sett Lane, J N Mukherjee Road, Malipanchghara, Height Road, Mohan Lal Dwarka Road, Ghusury, Sivagopal Banerjee Lane, Dayaram Naskar Lane, Jaya Bibi Road, K D Jalan Road, Chandal Para, Naskarpara, Salkia, Dr H K Chatterjee Lane, Bally, Tarachand Ganguly Road, Dharamtala Road, K P Kumer Street, Kali Mazumder Road, Goho Road, Stark Road, Lalbabu Shire Road, B K Temple Lane, C L Missir Road and Ramdhan Ghosh Lane areas may be affected between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
MPs visit E Rly workshop
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways comprising MPs from both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha visited Liluah Workshop of Eastern Railway today and participated in an interactive session with senior officials of the Eastern Railway. Mr Ishwar Singh, Mr Rudra Madhab Roy, Ms Satabdi Roy, Mr Ashok Tanwar, Mr Om Prakash Mathur and Mr Barun Mukherjee participated.
Governor meets Presi V-C
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: Governor and Chancellor of Presidency University M K Narayanan inquired about the reason why teachers are leaving the university as he met the Vice-Chancellor Professor Malabika Sarkar today. Though the meeting was to discuss the first convocation of the university, Mr Narayanan expressed his concern and inquired into the matter. So far eight professors have resigned from the university upsetting the dream of “centre of excellence”. While many of them came from abroad, a few of them were from the erstwhile Presidency College but after they opted for Presidency University and got selected, they did not want to continue any more. Those who have resigned include Prabir Mukherjee, Physics department, Prakash Maiti, Bengali department, Sudipto Saraswati, Physiology department, Samit Kar, Sociology department, Subha Sankar Dhar, Statistics department, Bidyut Senapoti, Chemistry department, Subhasish Banerjee, Zoology department and Benzamin Zachariah, History department. However, Mr Zachariah was also terminated by the university authorities. While the V-C pointed out the salary grievance of the teachers, she also told the Governor that many were dissatisfied with the infrastructure and many had personal reasons for their resignation.
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: Members and supporters of United Students’ Democratic Front today protested against the Kamduni rape outside Writers’ Buildings. Police arrested eight supporters, including two women.
Man held for snatching
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: Police arrested Mohammad Armaan on charges of injuring a person while snatching his mobile phone and wallet containing cash and other documents. Mr Abhijeet Dawn, a resident of Beliaghata, lodged a complaint alleging two youths snatched his mobile phone this evening and attacked him with a blade when he tried to resist. Police arrested Armaan and are on the lookout for the other accused. Police have recovered the mobile phone and the wallet along with the documents.
Youth held for assaulting boy
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: Police arrested a 22-year-old youth on charges of sexually assaulting a six-year-old boy in Tiljala. According to police the victim was admitted to a hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Police have started a case under Section 377 of the IPC.
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: Members and supporters of All Bengal University Teachers’ Association (ABUTA) protested today at College Square demanding arrears and increase of retirement age from 60 to 65.
Counselling date extended
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: The pre-counselling organised by APAI ~ an association of private engineering colleges ~ will continue till 19 June.
Imaging system launched
KOLKATA, 17 JUNE: Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals introduced the country’s most advanced “128 Slice Ingenuity PET CT- Positron Emission Tomography" in the city today. Governor M K Narayanan inaugurated the imaging system. PET CT is a medical imaging technique using a device for exposing the occurrence of fatal diseases like cancer at a pre-mature stage.