QKolkata: SpiceJet Technician Dies in Accident; Clashes in Birbhum

1. SpiceJet Technician Dies on Plane Care Duty in Kolkata

A young SpiceJet technician died after his neck got stuck between the hydraulic door flaps of the landing gear of an aircraft while carrying out maintenance work at the Calcutta airport early on Wednesday.

Rohit Pandey, 22, was working under the rear section of the right wheel in Bay 32 of the airport when the flaps closed “inadvertently”, the airline has said.

The youth from Mumbai lived in Topsia with his uncle.

(Source: The Telegraph)

2. Nitrogen Oxide Pollution in Kolkata on Rise: Report

The nitrogen oxide pollution in Calcutta and its adjoining districts is spreading, a report prepared by the international environment organisation Greenpeace says, raising the risk of a host of respiratory problems.

“In the first sixteen months of Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) NO2 satellite data from February 2018 through May 2019, cities such as Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai and Hyderabad which have high vehicular populations and diesel/oil consumption are the most polluting hotspots,” the report says.

(Source: The Telegraph)

3. Growing Crack in Pier Cap Prompted Calcutta Flyover Closure

A crack in the cap of pier number 19 was the reason why engineers decided to close the flyover connecting EM Bypass with VIP Road on Tuesday evening.

Sources in the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), the custodian of the flyover, said the crack had been noticed a few days ago.

A Delhi-based agency hired to study the health of the flyover wanted to ascertain whether the crack was static or growing.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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4. Bengal Higher Secondary Minus Answer Scripts From 2020

The Bengal Higher Secondary education council has decided to do away with answer scripts in the Plus-II exams from next year and ask the examinees to write in the space provided in the question papers.

Till this year the Higher Secondary question papers were split into two parts. Part-A consisted of long answer-type questions which students had to write on separate answer scripts.

The Part-B contained multiple-choice and very short answer-type questions which had to be answered in the question paper itself.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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5. Clashes in Birbhum Over ‘Cut Money’, 9 Held

Tension prevailed in Sahapur village of Birbhum district on Wednesday after a clash erupted between BJP and TMC supporters over the issue of “cut money”. Nine people have been arrested in this connection.

Police said the clash was reported from Sahapur village under Sadaipur police station area, where people from both the groups hurled bombs and stones at each other. Police have increased its vigilance in the area.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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