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Five Durgapur residents died and at least 40 others suffered massive injuries when a private bus on a tour of Hazarduari and Tarapith fell into a roadside ditch at Uttarkona Village More under Illambazar Police Station on the wee hours of 22 January.
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).
A speeding private bus hit a motorcyclist at City Centre, Durgapur causing his death yesterday, while in another accident at MAMC Township an elderly person died on Tuesday.
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.
Durgapur Bar Association is on a seven day ‘cease work’ demanding inclusion of Kanksa and Budbud police stations under the jurisdiction of Durgapur Sub Divisional Court and within the new and upcoming Asansol district.
Durgapur under 19 cricket team became champions of the Inter Subdivision Under 19 Cricket championship for Bardhaman district defeating Bardhaman in the finals yesterday by five wickets.
Three separate accidents in Durgapur town on New Year’s Day yesterday claimed three precious lives, including the life of a two-year old girl dampening the festive mood.
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.
The young nurse of a Durgapur private medical college and hospital continue to live even after her death when she donated her organs before she went into irreversible coma at Kolkata’s Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals on Sunday afternoon.