Kolkata: Mom sent to jail for false abuse case

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A city court has sentenced a woman to two months of imprisonment for lodging a fake molestation case under the stringent Pocso Act at Phoolbagan police station in June. Jimutbahan Biswas, the additional district and sessions judge of the city court in Sealdah, passed the order last Tuesday after trial begun in the case and public prosecutor Lily Kumar pointed out that the charges seemed to have been concocted.

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Vajpayee’s Asthi Kalash Yatra in WB rescheduled

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KOLKATA: The Asthi Kalash Yatra of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in West Bengal is rescheduled after the BJP leaders in New Delhi insisted on keeping the ashes for a day more at the party headquarter on Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Marg. The yatra in Bengal- a religious ritual that involves immersing the ashes of the late prime minister into the Ganges, was earlier scheduled to start from Monday. After his cremation at the Smriti Sthal on August 17, Vajpayee’s foster daughter Namita Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika collected the ashes.…

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WB textbook depicts Farhan Akhtar as Milkha Singh

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MUMBAI/KOLKATA: A photograph in a West Bengal school textbook depicting Farhan Akhtar as legendary athlete Milkha Singh has gone viral on the social media and the actor has urged the state government to rectify the “glaring error”. The 44-year-old, who essayed the role of Singh in the 2013 biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, took to Twitter to point out that a still from the film had been incorrectly used in the book instead of the athlete’s photo. “To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with…

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Fresh robbery bid at Metro site, 3 detained

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Barely a day after an armed gang struck at the underconstruction New Town station on the Airport-New Garia Metro corridor and made away with construction materials worth around Rs 5.4 lakh, another similar attempt was made close to Technopolis, the IT hub, on Friday. A day later, three persons, including the driver of the pick-up truck used by the gang, were detained on Saturday but the cops called it “just the tip of an iceberg”.

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Snake charmers slither away with youth’s cash

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A 26-year-old advertising professional from South Kolkata’s Naktala became the latest prey to a group of snatchers who posed as snake charmers. The men carry around live snakes to instil fear in their target and get away with as much money as possible. The incident took place barely a couple of feet away from the main entrance to Geetanjali Metro station around 9.55am on Friday.

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Docs work hard to transplant organs in 3 patients

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On Friday, a team of doctors worked through the night to save the lives of three patients with the organs donated by Mallika Majumdar’s family. The doctors — from various centres — retrieved, harvested and transplanted the kidneys and the liver. Mallika’s corneas and skin, too, have been banked. But the hunt for a recipient for the heart went unfruitful.

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Armed gang strikes again at New Town Metro site

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The construction of Metro work got stalled for the third time in last two months after an armed gang attacked workers and looted raw materials from the New Town station site on Thursday night. Earlier, work was suspended for days — first at New Garia and then at Phoolbagan — in June after local toughs laid siege at the construction sites and threatened the workers.

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How love for hilsa delayed a Dhaka-Kolkata flight

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The Air India management has ordered a probe into a pilot’s attempt to ‘smuggle’ out hilsa on a flight from Dhaka to Kolkata earlier this month and asked him to explain the subsequent delay in take-off. Though the airline’s security officer foiled the pilot’s attempt, the fracas ensued delayed the August 8 flight by nearly an hour.

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