QKolkata: WB Doctors Protest; Absent Councillors Trigger Theories

1. Protests Erupt Across State After Assault on NRS Doctors

Thousands of patients across the state were left in the lurch as the protest of junior doctors of NRS Medical College and Hospital spread to other medical colleges and emergency wards stopped functioning.

In Calcutta, on the Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital premises, patients lay on trolleys for hours. At SSKM Hospital, relatives of patients blocked the crossing of Harish Mukherjee Road and AJC Bose Road, demanding doctors check on patients. They said they had been waiting for six hours.

At all hospitals, police officers waited and watched as senior doctors manning emergency wards refused to budge and ambulances with patients started moving out.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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2. BJP Leader in Statue Custody

The city police on Monday took BJP leader Rakesh Singh in their custody in connection with the vandalism at Vidyasagar College on May 14.

Singh was arrested at the city airport last week in connection with an older case pending against him at Watgunge police station.

Officers of Amherst Street police station submitted a prayer before a city court on Monday and took custody of Singh till June 18 in connection with the Vidyasagar College vandalism case. Since his arrest on June 3, Singh had been in judicial custody.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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3. Two Dead in Kakinara After Crude Bombs ‘Hurled at Them’

Two people died and two were injured after crude bombs were allegedly hurled at them at Kankinara in North 24 Parganas late on Monday night. Police have arrested three people in this connection.

The Trinamool Congress claimed both the deceased to be their supporters and accused the BJP of the deaths. However, the BJP has denied the allegations. The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Halim and Md Mukhtar.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Absent Councillors Trigger Theories

A majority of councillors of the municipal corporation didn’t turn up for the monthly meeting on Monday and some of them claimed that it was an act of rebellion against mayor Sabyasachi Dutta.

The rebellious group is led by Tapas Chatterjee, a former CPM leader who was the chairman of Rajarhat Municipality during the Left regime, said sources in the civic body.

Chatterjee, who is now the deputy mayor of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, attended the meeting. Mayor Dutta, however, claimed that several of the councillors were absent as they were on vacation or had family engagements to attend.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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5. Domicile Row: Bengal Government Overrules JEE Board's Constraints in JU

The higher education department has overruled legal constraints cited by the joint entrance examination board in implementing domicile policy for engineering courses at Jadavpur University from this year and asked it to introduce the quota rule.

The joint entrance examination (JEE) board had earlier contended that implementing the policy now could invite legal trouble, as the domicile quota rule was announced after the filling in of forms for writing the test had ended.

The board had suggested rolling out the domicile policy from the next academic year.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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