Teachers’ recruitment results
KOLKATA, 5 OCT: The result of the recruitment test of primary teachers will be published after Durga Puja, Education Minister Bratya Basu said today. The examination was held on 31 March. Earlier, the minister had declared the result would be published before the Pujas. Professor Manik Bhattacharya, president of West Bengal Board of Primary Education, said: “Once we are prepared, we will publish the results. I can’t say whether it will be after or before Puja.” sns
GTA chief released on bail
DARJEELING, 5 OCT: The Chief Judicial Magistrate court of Darjeeling today granted bail to Binay Tamang, the newly-elected GTA chief executive, in the Takdah forest bungalow arson. Two other cases are still pending against him, said assistant public prosecutor, Mr Pankaj Prasad. The next hearing would be held on 9 October, he said. sns
Health care conference
KOLKATA, 5 OCT: Health experts attending the 8th CII Health care East 2013 Conference in the city today stressed on integration of information and communication technologies into the health care system for better services. Minister of state for health Chandrima Bhattacharya, Managing Director of TATA Medical Centre Dr Mammen Chandy, former cricketer Deep Dasgupta,  and Mrs India International 2011 Richa Sharma among others attended the conference. sns
Eight-year-old dies in mishap
KOLKATA, 5 OCT: Shubham Sharma (8), a Class-II student, was today run over by a car driven allegedly by an amateur woman in East canal road in Lake town. Shreya Sarvadhikari reportedly lost control and hit the boy. He was rushed to hospital where he died. sns
Protest over miner&’s death
DURGAPUR, 5 OCT: Labourers today  protested after Prayag Yadav (46), a miner at Kumardihi-A colliery under the Eastern Coalfields Ltd, died yesterday. Yadav was severely injured in an accident on 28 June and was rushed to the company&’s hospital where he died yesterday. The labourers alleged lack of safety measures in the mine. sns
Boy drowns in Hooghly river
KOLKATA, 5 OCT: Twelve-year-old Chotu Bhakt, a resident of Howrah, today drowned in river Hooghly near Telkal ghat where he had gone with his friends for a bath. His friends said Chotu slipped into the river and disappeared. The body was later fished out by locals. He was taken to Howrah general hospital where doctors declared him dead. sns