Man held for raping tenant
BAGUIATI, 21 JUNE: A 65-year-old man was arrested on charges of allegedly raping his tenant at Baguiati in North 24-Parganas. The incident occurred on 12 June. Police had allegedly refused to register the victim’s complaint. Finally, she took help of an advocate and lodged a complaint today. Locals, however, claimed the girl lodged a false complaint following some trouble with her landlord and staged a demonstration outside Baguiati Police Station protesting the arrest.
CESC maintenance work
KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: To strengthen its distribution system, CESC will carry out urgent maintenance work at its Hide Road distribution station on Sunday. As a result, power supply to consumers in Bhukailash Road, Bhukailash Road Harijan Para, Bhukailash Road Rajbari, Bindubasini Street, Brace Bridge, CGR Diversion Road, Dock East Boundary Road, Ekbalpore Road, Hide Road, Hossain Shah Park, Jnan Ghosh Polytechnic, Judges Court Road, Mayurbanj Road, Mominpore, Mominpore Braun Field Road, Nimak Mahal, Remount Road, Sonapur, Shimpukur Lane, Fatepur, Fatepur Subhas Pally and Gulzarbag areas may be affected between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
On Monday, CESC will carry out maintenance work at its Sukchar distribution station. Power supply to consumers in Agarpara, Agarpara North Station Road, Banstala, Basudebpore Road, Ekford Road, Elias Road, Graham Road, H C Dutta Road, Haladhar Bose Road, Iswar Chatterjee Road, KCC Mitra Street, Kamarhati, Khardah, Khardah Kulinpara, Khardah Municipal Water Wks, Khardah Police Quarters, Laha Bagan, Madhusudan Mukherjee Road, Mission Road, Molla Hat, Nawab Abdul Latif Street, Nelgunge Road, Nilkanta Chatterjee Street, Old Nimta Road, Panihati, Panihati Burning Ghat, Panihati Ferry Ghat, Panihati Gandhi Colony, Panihati Sahid Colony, Panihati Super Market, Peerless Nagar, Raja Ramchandra Ghat Road, Raja Road, Ramchandrapur, Sodepore, Sodepore flyover, Sodepore Peerless Nagar, Sodepore Sinchi Tower, Sodepore South, Sodepore Station Road, Sukchar, Sukhcar Kalitala and Tatultolla   areas may be affected from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a rotational basis.
Special trains for examinees
KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: South Eastern Railway has decided to run two pairs of EMU/MEMU Exam Special trains on the Kharagpur-Howrah and Panskura-Howrah- routes on 23 and 30 June for the benefit of those appearing for the Railway Protection Force and Railway Protection Special Force recruitment test. The Kharagpur-Howrah Special leaving Kharagpur at 5.50 a.m. will reach Howrah at 8.30 a.m. During the return journey, Howrah-Kharagpur Special will start from Howrah at 3.05 p.m, reaching Kharagpur at 5.45 p.m. The Panskura-Howrah Special will leave Panskura at 6.30 a.m. and reach Howrah at 8.23 a.m. During the return journey the Howrah-Panskura Special will leave Howrah at 2.35 p.m, reaching Panskura at 4.10 p.m. The special trains will stop at all stations en route.
Students detained after clash
KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: Four students of City College were detained at Amherst street police station after they were involved in a clash inside the campus today. Some employees of the college were injured in the clash. The principal-in-charge of the college informed police and four students were detained.
Boy&’s life saved after rare surgery
KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: Doctors at a private hospital here have saved the life of a teenager using the Intervention Embolisation technique, used for healing solid organs without conventional surgery. A resident of Dunlop, Devender Singh met with an accident in January this year when the two-wheeler he was riding came under the wheels of a truck on BT road. He sustained serious injuries in the abdomen and was rushed to a private hospital before being shifted to Fortis Healthcare. “The hours that were wasted in shifting the patient compelled us to go for Intervention Embolisation to stop bleeding. The technique takes less time than conventional surgeries,” said Dr Shuvro Roychoudhury, consultant abdominal, cardiovascular and intervention radiologist at Fortis. Intervention Embolisation is used worldwide in trauma cases, he said.
‘Attitude key to saving environment’
KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: A change in attitude coupled with respect for law is necessary to save the environment from pollution, said Mr Binay Kanti Dutta, the chairman of West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) while attending a seminar on environment at Howrah’s Sarat Sadan today. He said people break rules without thinking of the consequences and its difficult to change their habits. “Plastic bags are hazardous to nature, but still it’s being used. People even prefer to buy them rather than carry bags. This has led to an increase in pollution,” said Mr Dutta.
Firearms seized
DURGAPUR, 21 JUNE: Police recovered a pair of pipe-guns and two rounds of 8 mm ammunition from the bedroom of a CPI-M local committee member Alok Rana in Bilaspur village under Ausgram police station area in Burdwan. Mr Rana was arrested from Bankura on 17 June in connection with a political riot in Bilaspur on 6 June in which five Trinamul Congress men were injured. Police also seized two firearms in Shyamsundar Railway crossing in Raina during a checking. Burdwan SP S M H Meerza said: “Two youths on a motorbike were intercepted and 18 live bombs kept in a plastic bag and two loaded pipe-guns were seized from them this morning.” The accused ~ Sheikh Anis of Khandaghosh and Sheikh Kajol of Bonteer village in Raina ~ were taken into custody. Both are CPI-M supporters.
TMC activists hurt while making bombs
CANNING (South 24-Parganas), 21 JUNE: Two Trinamul Congress activists of Golabari under Canning police station were seriously injured in a bomb explosion and taken to hospital where the two are fighting for their lives. Police and local people said the two were making bombs in a house when the explosion took place. However, Trinamul leaders said some goons threw bombs through the window of the house while they were eating lunch today. The two injured was Hasem Sardar and his friend Rajib Naskar both aged between 18 to 20 years. Hasem is the son of a local Trinamul leader, Khatif Sardar.
Criminal arrested, arms recovered
BARRACKPORE, 21 JUNE: Belgharia police have arrested notorious criminal John Raja alias Md Eushuf. He had been absconding for some years. Today police arrested him and also recovered some firearms
from him.