Bangla smugglers shot dead

Two Bangladeshi cattle smugglers were shot dead by BSF late Tuesday night. A jawan was also injured in their attack at Habibpur area of Malda district. The incident occurred at Beldanga locality under Tilason border outpost when a group of rustlers were smuggling cattle across the international border amid dense fog last night. The BSF personnel chased the smugglers who attacked the border guards with bombs injuring a jawan, identified as Yogesh, sources said. The guards then opened fire killing two smugglers on the Bangladesh side of the border.

Kahlon new chairman of KoPT

Kolkata: Kolkata Port Trust's new chairman RPS Kahlon took charge on Wednesday. His appointment comes at a time when the port is in the midst of a controversy over the exit of the ABG group company from Haldia. Kahlon, a 1984 batch IAS officer was principal secretary of environment department in West Bengal before taking up the responsibility, a KoPT release said . He has served the state government in various departments, including transport, fisheries, sports and youth and labour.

Tusker body dead

Jhargram: The carcass of a 22-year-old male elephant was found at a forest of Nayagram area in West Midnapore on Wednesday, said Kharagpur DFO Anjan Guha. People of Narasinhapur spotted the animal's body having about 1.5 feet long tusks near the village under Kalma Pukuria forest bit this morning.

Postmortem of the carcass which had no external injury was done and the elephant died due to heart failure. The pachyderm was one of the herd having 100-odd elephants that came from Dalma forest in Jharkhand but now gathered at Baghdoba forest near Narasinhapur for the ast three-four days, he said.

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