Mass protest by residents living near the Tamla Nallah area in ward no 12 and 13 under Durgapur Municipalty Corporation, against efforts by realtors to fill portion of Tamla Nallah for construction of residential apartments prompted the Mayor and civic body officials to intervene and order stoppage of work.
Airport at Andal near Durgapur, yesterday made its entry into the aviation map of the country, but with the introduction of passenger helicopter services and not aeroplane services as was proposed and expected. This has created a lot of protest and criticism from local villagers who gave their land and opposition parties.
Durgapur Projects Limited, the power generation company under Bengal government has virtually turned into an “old age home” with most of the top management being retired persons above the age bracket of 60 years. This has created frustration among other middle aged and junior executives of the organization.
On Monday, residents of ward no. 33 of Durgapur Municipality Corporation (DMC) demonstrated under the leadership of Trinamool Councillor of the ward, Hira Bouri in front of the Trinamool controlled DMC office at City Centre of Durgapur alleging that supporters of Chandan Saha, the Trinamool Councillor of ward no. 21, is creating trouble in Faridpur area under ward no 33.
A woman in Asansol aged 25 years, on Saturday complained to the Asansol-Durgapur police that she was gang raped by three youths who dragged her into an abandoned house near a deserted bus stand in the heart of Asansol. Medical examination of the woman has been conducted and the police has arrested one in connection with the case.
Mamata Banerjee while speaking at an election rally in Andal near Durgapur, yesterday warned her party men that factionalism within the party or its labour arm, INTTUC will not be tolerated. Knowingly or unknowingly she also acknowledged the allegation made by DSP authority in a recent letter to Subrata Mukherjee, national president of INTTUC, stating that factional feud within INTTUC is casting a cloud on DSP’s Rs 3,500-crore modernisation project.
In an unprecedented turn of event, management of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) was left with no other option but to write to the national president of Trinamool’s labour arm INTTUC, seeking help and intervention to stop the infighting between the two factions of INTTUC, one led by veteran labour leader of Trinamool Sobhandeb and other led by Dola Sen, a close aide of Mamata Banerjee
A 14-year-old girl in Durgapur was allegedly abducted by a Trinamool worker, Sukanta Lohar, who married her at a temple in Asansol and forced the girl into physical relationship. Failing to lodge a kidnapping complaint against the powerful TMC men, the father of the girl approached court, following which, the court directed police to produce the girl in court. The court than handed the girl to her family. Now the girl’s family members alleged that for the past one-and-a-half months, local Trinamool workers and some policemen had been threatening them.