Youth dies in custody
KOLKATA, 18 JUNE: A youth died under mysterious circumstances while in custody of Shibpur police. His family have alleged police atrocities behind his death.
A resident of Bally’s Tapuipara, Partho Ghosh (35), who was engaged in hooch business, was picked up by Excise officials from outside his home last Thursday. He was later handed over to Shibpur police. “He disappeared and later we received a call from police informing he has been picked for interrogation,” said the youth’s relative on condition of anonymity. The youth’s family said a policeman called them up on Sunday and told them Partho had died after he became ill and was admitted to Sambunath Pandit hospital in the city. The family, however, said Partho was suffering from some ailments, but not serious enough to kill him. “He was brutally tortured and beaten to death in police custody. The policemen shifted him to the hospital just to save their skin," alleged a relatives of the deceased. Officers of Shibpur police station said Partho fell seriously ill and was taken to the hospital where he died. A complaint has been lodged by the deceased’s family at Nischinda police station.

High Court judge dies in city hospital

KOLKATA, 18 JUNE: Mr Justice Raghunath Bhattacharya, a sitting judge of Calcutta High Court, died in a city nursing home today. He was 61 and is survived by his widow and a son. Born in Calcutta on 11 January, 1952, he passed Higher Secondary from Hindu School in 1967 and graduated with Honours in chemistry in 1971 from St Paul’s College. He passed LL.B. examination from Jogesh Chandra Choudhury Law College. He appeared in both WBCS (executive) as well as WBCS. (judicial) examination in 1977 and 1978, respectively, qualifying for appointment in both the services. He opted for WBCS (judicial) in 1978 and was appointed as munsif at Howrah in 1980. He was promoted to additional district judge at Cooch Behar and Howrah and then appointed as district judge, Nadia. Thereafter, he was posted as the judge, 9th Bench, at City Civil Court in Calcutta. He served as legal advisor of state land and land land reforms department. Thereafter, he was posted as Registrar (judicial service) at Calcutta High Court. He was elevated as a judge of this court from 21 June, 2010.

CESC maintenance work
KOLKATA, 18 JUNE: To strengthen its distribution system, CESC will carry out urgent maintenance work at its Diamond City (W) GIS on Wednesday. As a result, power supply to consumers in Diamond City D/s Jairampur Jala Road, Ramkrishna Sarani, Mahendra Banerjee Road, Becharam Chatterjee Road, Gopal Mishra Road, Sarsuna, Diamond City, Kalicharan Dutta Road, Sarsuna Surya Sen Nagar, Brojomoni Debyo Road, Raidighi, Porui, Biren Roy Road, Dakshin Behala, Kalagachia, Sarkerhat Lane, Vasundhara Park, Sakuntala Park, Bhattacharya Para Road and Unique Colony  areas may be affected between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
On Friday, CESC will carry out maintenance work at its Howrah Central Distribution Station. Power supply to consumers in Abani Dutta Road, Bagdipara, Bandaghat, Bhairab Dutta Lane, Bhanjanlal Lohia Lane, Bijoy Mukherjee Road, Dobson Road, Fakir Bagan Lane, Ghasbagan, Golabari (Sukhi Sansar), Hardat Rai Chamaria Road, Howrah Fish Market, Howrah Kopt Staff Qtrs, Howrah Road, I C Bose Road, Jeliapara, Khetra Mitra Lane, Machenzie Lane, Moulana Abul Kalam Azad Road, Mukhram Kanoria Road, Nanda Ghosh Road, Nandibagan, Pilkhana, Ramlal Mukherjee Lane, Rose Mary Lane, Saila Kumar Mukherjee Road, Sailendranath Bose Road, Salkia School Road, Salt Gola Ghat, Sanatan Mistry Lane, Sitanath Bose Lane, Subarban Park Road and Watkins Lane  areas may be affected from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chit fund agent commits suicide
BARUIPUR, 18 JUNE: A chit fund agent, Prasanta Halder (27), resident of Betberia, Halderpara, under Baruipur police station in South 24-Parganas, committed suicide by hanging himself this morning. He was an agent of Rahul, Pratishruti, Sunmarg and Sananda finance. Police said the investors used to heckle him regularly demanding refund of their deposits.

Metro services disrupted
KOLKATA, 18 JUNE: Metro Rail services were affected for about 12 minutes at noon today after smoke started billowing out from the undercarriage of an empty air-conditioned train while it was changing over from Up to Down line at Dum Dum station for scheduled passenger services. The incident took place at 12.32 p.m. and resulted in the cancellation of a train scheduled for 12.38 p.m. The snag-hit train was sent to the Noapara car-shed for repair and the Metro services became normal at 12.44 p.m.

Complaint against TMC candidate
MURAROI, 18 JUNE: The local president of Kushmore-II panchayat, Mr Nazir Hussein, lodged a complaint with the Paikar police outpost against the TMC candidate&’s husband, Abdul Azim. However, Azim also lodged a counter complaint against Hussein for tearing campaign posters. Mr Hussein is the local president of TMC since 2008. This year he was not taking interest in campaigning for the party candidates. Following this he was allegedly beaten up by the husband of Kushmore-II panchayat samiti candidate, Azima Bibi. After the assault Hussein was admitted to Paikar primary health centre from where he was shifted to Rampurhat SD hospital.

Man killed in mishap, locals protest
BARRACKPORE, 18 JUNE: Local people today blocked BT road at Kamarhati after a man was allegedly run over by a car. Police asked them to withdraw the roadblock but they refused to do so. Police had to resort to a lathicharge to disperse the mob. According to Belgharia police, Goutam Ghosh, an employee of Kashipur Gun and Shell factory. and resident of Uttarprasad Nagar in Belgharia, was going to work on his motorbike when a water tanker allegedly knocked him down and drove off. According to eye witnesses, Goutam died on the spot. Locals informed Belgharia police. The locals allegedly put the body on the road and demonstrated. After some time when Belgharia police came to the spot to take away the body and asked locals to withdraw the roadblock the demonstrators refused to hand over the body to them. They also allegedly attacked police.