2 SUCI workers hacked to death

Canning: Two SUCI (Communist) supporters were hacked to death in Kultali area of South 24-Parganas district on Tuesday. Police said Haridas Mondal (26) and Rampada Sarkar (50), residents of Jalaberia, were going to Diamond Harbour when a group of assailants came on a vehicle and hacked them to death. SUCI blamed CPM behind the killings. An FIR has been lodged naming 24 people behind the incident. The party has called a 12-hour bandh in Kultali on Wednesday.

RSP: CM should visit Dalmore tea garden

KOLKATA: The labour union of RSP submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister on Tuesday urging Mamata Banerjee to pay a visit to Dalmore tea garden in Jalpaiguri where eight tea garden workers have died because of alleged starvation. Ashoke Ghosh, a leader of RSP's trade union, UTUC, said the condition of tea garden workers can't be expressed in words. He urged the CM to visit the closed tea garden to "see from her own eyes the pathetic condition of tea garden workers".

Cong to Guv: Don't give nod to PS Bill

KOLKATA: The Congress on Tuesday urged Governor M K Narayanan not to give his assent to parliamentary secretaries appointment Bill as its implementation will add burden to the cash-strapped state. The Bill, which was passed in the Assembly, provides for appointment of MLAs as parliament secretaries who will have the rank and status of a Minister of State.

HC unhappy over lack of family courts

KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday expressed its displeasure for the failure of the state government on setting up family courts in all the districts.

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