Week long Bardhaman District Book Fair begins at the Gandhi More Mela Maidan of Durgapur from today. A walkathon attended by tree state ministers, district collector, Sabhadhipati of Burdwan Zilla Parishad and the Mayor of the Durgapur Municipal Corporation will mark the inauguration of the book fair.
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.
Guru Teg Bahadur Public School handed over a draft of INR 100001/- to the SDO of Durgapur towards the Prime Minister Relief Fund for the Uttarakhand calamity that killed thousands and left lakhs homeless. Teaching and non-teaching staff donated a day’s salary to the cause, while the managing committee and the students also rendered their helping hand.
A class VIII girl of Kajora High School near Durgapur was allegedly molested by two suspected Trinamul workers, yesterday, when was she was returning home from school. The duo tried to drag her to a bush but the 14 year old girl managed to flee. The two youths then followed the girl to her home at Andal and beat up the girl’s mother and three neighbours when they came in rescue of the girl.
Amik Mondal, a class VII student of Hem Sheel Model School of Durgapur has made the city and his school proud by winning the third prize in a global essay competition on “NASA Space Settlement Contest” organized jointly by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of USA and AMES Research Centre in California.
Raniganj near Durgapur witnessed violent protest by locals after the rape of a class VI girl by two well Trinamool Congress supporters who are reported to be close to the Raniganj MLA, Sohrab Ali. Initial inaction by the police to lodge an FIR against the two accused TMC supporters ignited the violent protest.