Nine killed and 56 injured in a major road accident at Panagarh near Durgapur when a Durgapur bound public bus carrying at least 80 passengers trying to evade a huge pothole lost control, swerves off the road, smashes into a concrete road side pole and overturns to fell into a ditch at Pepsi gate just ahead of the Panagarh Railway over-bridge.
Death of a class X student of St. Mary Goretti School of Asansol almost an hour after she complained of giddiness during assembly at school sparked off protest by students that lead into road blockade. Father of the victim lodged a written complaint in Asansol South police station against the school authority of medical negligence.
Amarkanan is indeed a lovely picnic spot near Durgapur, which can be reached within one and half hours from the steel township. Picnicking under the sun on a winter day sitting beside the large water body of Amarkanan will definitely be a rewarding experience. Durgapur Adda provides all the details of picnic at Amarkanan.