BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
From The Telegraph
Parents gherao teacher
Balurghat, Aug. 25: The headmaster of a primary school in Nazipur gram panchayat area was locked up in his office for more than six hours by guardians who alleged that he pilfered food items meant for the mid-day meal.
The parents said Samarendranath Singha Roy sold rice in the open market and deprived children of non-vegetarian food. As a result, the poor students “have lost interest” in coming to school, said the guardians. The gherao started at noon and Roy was freed when district primary school council circle inspector Swapan Bhowmik assured the agitators that he would look into the matter. The headmaster has denied all the charges.
Jaigaon: Classes will resume at Parimal Mitra Mahavidyalaya in Malbazar on Thursday. The institution was shut for two days as the SFI went on strike, demanding the repair of the ground, regular classes and separate common rooms for boys and girls. The teacher-in-charge, Nandita Sarkar, assured the SFI on Wednesday that the ground would be prepared and steps would be taken to meet the remaining demands.
Islampur: Demanding the recruitment of Urdu teachers, parents of two educational institutions confined the headmasters to their rooms on Wednesday. At Lodhan High School, the headmaster was gheraoed from 12pm to 5pm. The gherao at Bhujagaon High Madrasah began at 11am and ended at 3pm. The teachers were released after police intervention.
Siliguri: The Siliguri Voluntary Blood Donors’ Forum submitted a memorandum to Mridumoy Das, the director of the regional blood transfusion centre at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. The forum demanded the immediate re-opening of the blood component separation unit that had been closed since June, simplification of procedure to obtain blood and a board to display group-wise units of blood available at the RBTC.
Indefinite Bandhs in Darjeeling on hold till the Aug 30, 2010
From Himal News
Darjeeling, Aug 26, 2010 16:00Hrs: The GJM has announced that if Nicole Tamang is not produced in Darjeeling court by 12 noon on August 30, 2010 then the GJM will again go in for another indefinite strike.
Sitaram Yechury to visit Darjeeling on 29th
Darjelling: It is learnt through reliable sources that the CPM Politbureau member Sitaram Yechury is scheduled to arrive in Darjeeling on August 29, 2010.