QKolkata: HC Hears Sabyasachi’s Plea Against Removal Bid & More

1. Calcutta High Court Starts Hearing Petition By Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta

The high court on Monday started hearing on Bidhannagar mayor Sabyasachi Dutta’s petition that challenged the legality of a no-confidence motion moved against him allegedly by some councillors of the municipal corporation.

Justice Samapti Chatterjee asked the mayor to serve a notice on the corporation’s chairperson Krishna Chakrabarty asking her to take part in the case and said the hearing would continue on Tuesday.

Moving the petition on behalf of Dutta, senior advocate and former Calcutta mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharyya said the Trinamool government had violated municipal rules while trying to remove his client from his post and arbitrarily issued the notice of no-confidence motion against him.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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2. Rail Safety Boss Visits Stations, Takes Stock Of Sliding Doors

Technicians from the company that supplied the door systems of the Medha rakes to Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, met Commissioner of Railway Safety G P Garg in Kolkata on Monday and explained the workings of the relays that control the sliding movement of the leaves. It was a Medha rake that was involved in Saturday evening’s accident at Park Street station in which 66-year-old Sajal Kanjilal died after his fingers got stuck in the door and was dragged till he fell to his death on the electrified third rail beyond the platform.

“Metro has been maintaining that there is nothing wrong with the mechanism and an allowance of 20 mm is kept in between the leaves to protect the fingers of passengers from damage. It was also explained to the CRS that fingers stuck in between the rubber linings can be pulled out easily. A demonstration was also performed at platform 3 of the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar station where the rake is now parked,” an official said.

(Source: The Times Of India)

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3. TMC Query On Bengal Poser

The Trinamool Congress on Monday petitioned the presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha against questions being raised frequently in both the Houses on law and order in Bengal though rules purportedly barred the repeated mention of the same subject in a session.

Trinamool’s leader in the Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay and his counterpart in the Rajya Sabha Derek O’ Brien submitted separate letters to the presiding officers on the repeated admissibility of the same question.

In his letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Bandyopadhyay cited Rule 41 (xiii) of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Lok Sabha, which says a member “shall not repeat in substance questions already answered’’. Still, according to him, three questions have been allowed in the Lok Sabha on political violence during the 2019 general election.

(Source: The Telegraph)

4. Partha Chatterjee Cracks Teacher Leave Whip

Schoolteachers will be marked absent if they participate in any movement without taking leave, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday.

The government has noticed that students of many state-aided schools lose out on academic activities in classrooms when their teachers take part in movements such as the one demanding a raise in salary, a school education department official said.

The department will soon issue a circular prohibiting schoolteachers from taking part in protests without a sanctioned leave, Chatterjee said.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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5. Live Wire Touches Cycle, 7-Year-Old Electrocuted

A seven-year-old boy who was alone at home after parents left for work was electrocuted to death while picking up his bicycle that came in contact with a live wire in the Baisnabghata Patuli area around 8.30am on Monday. The Patuli police lodged a negligence case even though a post-mortem of the victim, Krishnendu Das, is being carried out.

The house owner has been detained for questioning along with his wife, sources said.

Cops said the electrical box, from where the connection reached this C-block residence, was nothing but a “horrible mess of wires.” “There was not even a basic wooden cover and the electric metres and the wires were all dangling out. Two of these wires were lying on the cycle when we recovered the body of Das on Monday. There was a water tap and pump next to the spot where the wires were dangling,” said an investigating officer.

(Source: The Times Of India)

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