News of National importance which the people of Durgapur must know
Zoom Air on Sunday flew its inaugural flight from Delhi to the Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Durgapur marking the reopening of the airport after a gap of six months.
Six months after Air India stopped its flight operation from Durgapur’s Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, Delhi-based airline, Zoom Air has announced to operate daily flight from this Friday.
The Asansol Durgapur police has lodged complaint against as many as 2006 CPI(M) men and arrested five on charges of heckling the district magistrate of Burdwan, Dr. Saumitra Mohan during the party’s agitation program on 28 January at Palasdiha Ground.
Durgapur’s City Centre virtually turned into a red citadel as thousands of CPI(M) supporters hit the street at a rally in City Centre, Durgapur, to protest against the anti-people, anti-worker and anti-farmer policies of both Central and State governments.
DYFI at its upcoming Durgapur convention decides to uphold Mahatma Gandhi as the pioneer of ‘communal harmony’ and will observe Mahatma’s 68th death anniversary on January 30, as the day of “biggest attack on communal harmony”.
The Steel City of Durgapur celebrated this year’s ‘Netaji Jayanti’ with live performances from some of the living legends of the Hindustani Classical Music including, Pandit Hariprasdad Chaurasia, Ustad Amzad Ali Khan and several others.
A delegation team with representatives of 13 Left parties submitted a memorandum to the Sub Divisional Officer, Durgapur, demanding an all-party meeting before finalizing the boundaries of Durgapur sub-division under the new upcoming district of Burdwan (Industrial).
Just before the upcoming convention of labour unions at Bhilai to protest the government’s bid of selling three SAIL units including the Durgapur-based ASP, Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma assured that there will be no ‘distress sale’ of these units.
Convoy of the Union Minister Babul Supriyo was gheraoed and virtually attacked allegedly by TMC supporters at Andal, while he was on his way to attend an official programme of Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Plant.
In an attempt to look back at the year 2016 and how it went for the people of Durgapur, here are excerpts of the top seven Durgapur related news of 2016 that hit national headlines bringing both cheer and gloom for the residents of the industrial town.