QKolkata: TMC Seeks Out Left, Cong; 6000 Bikers Booked in 6 Nights

1. Mamata Reaches Out to CPI(M), Congress, Says Should Fight BJP Together

Jolted by the inroads made by BJP in the recent Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reached out to arch-rival CPI(M) and Congress to fight against the saffron party together.

“The people of the state are witnessing in Bhatpara what happens if you vote for the BJP. I feel all of us — TMC, Congress and CPI(M) — should come together in the fight against the BJP. It doesn’t mean we have to join hands politically, but on common issues at the national level, we can come together,” the TMC supremo said during the West Bengal Assembly session.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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2. 6,000 Bikers Booked in 6 Nights

Over 6,000 motorists were prosecuted across the city over the past six nights. More than half were booked for not wearing helmets and a little over a third were prosecuted for travelling more than two on a bike.

Officers with years of experience working in the Calcutta police said such a high rate of prosecution was unprecedented, except during some festivals when the volume of traffic is exceptionally high.

Officers said 874 motorists were prosecuted on Monday night, of whom 505 were not wearing helmets. As many as 249 bikes had three riders. Thirty motorists were booked for drink driving and 58 for dangerous driving.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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3. Washroom Register to Keep Tabs on Students

A city school has decided to maintain a register to keep track of the time spent by each student in the washroom.

Students at South City International School will have to mention the “in and out time” whenever they use the washroom in school from next week, the principal announced during the assembly on Monday morning.

The new rule, to be implemented from July 1, is a measure the school has decided to adopt after a Class X girl was found dead in a washroom of GD Birla Centre for Education on Friday.

(Source: The Telegraph)

4. Trinamool Leader, Official in Bribe Net

Trinamool panchayat samiti member and a land registry official have been arrested in South Dinajpur for alleged corruption in separate incidents.

Since Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee asked party leaders not to take money from people for government benefits, this is the first time an elected representative of her party has been arrested in north Bengal.

But some in Trinamool questioned the motive and timing of Sunil Biswas’s arrest on Tuesday over alleged bribe demands, claiming he may have been targeted as was close to former district party chief Biplab Mitra. Mitra joined the BJP a couple of days back along with several zilla parishad members, giving the party control of the body.

(Source: The Telegraph)

5. Jadavpur University Keeps 533 Home Seats

Jadavpur University will reserve 533 out of its 594 BTech seats in the general category for students who have given their Plus II exams from Bengal.

The state joint entrance board, which will conduct the online counselling for admission to BTech programmes, has announced the discipline-wise details of reservation in general category at JU for the 2019-20 academic session. The details are available on www.wbjeeb.in.

Only 61 seats will be open to students from outside the state.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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