Senior students of Dr B C Roy Engineering College in Durgapur detained 220 faculty members and 130 non-teaching staff of the college for several hours yesterday demanding immediate removal of the college principal.
Just when Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during her recent Singapore visit assures that land will not be a problem for setting up industries in Bengal, an upcoming paper mill in Durgapur may have to stop its project plan mid-way.
Owners of the Durgapur based Bagalamukhi Steel Product Pvt Ltd met state labour minister Malay Ghatak on Saturday to seek his intervention in further procurement of land for their new venture into paper division and also to look into the growing menace of Trinamool run syndicate.
A secondary steel unit in Durgapur was warned yesterday for flouting pollution control norms by the state Assembly’s Standing Committee on Forest & Environment, which is on a two-day tour of the Asansol-Durgapur industrial belt to examine adherence to environment pollution norms.
Few days after the owner of an upcoming paper mill in Durgapur issued notice of work suspension allegedly after falling victim to extortion by the Trinamool Congress backed syndicate, State Labour Minister intervened to help resolve the crises.