Alert at Raj Bhavan: Daughter of secy down with dengue

Dengue reached Raj Bhavan as the daughter of a staffer residing there was found to be suffering from the vector-borne disease.

Written by Express News Service | Published:September 14, 2012 2:43 am

KOLKATA: Dengue reached Raj Bhavan as the daughter of a staffer residing there was found to be suffering from the vector-borne disease. Sources in Raj Bhavan said that Aparna Nayek (18),daughter of Ajoy Nayak who is private secretary of the governor’s special secretary,was suffering from high fever for a few days. On Thursday the blood test confirmed that he was suffering from dengue.

The confirmation comes on the eve of President Pranab Mukherjee’s arrival at Raj Bhavan on Friday.

KMC has undertaken fogging operation in that ward. Another girl at Maincktala succumbed due to dengue on Thursday.

Pandas still rampant at Kalighat temple: High Court

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today observed that ‘pandaraj’ was still rampant at the Kalighat temple in spite of several court orders to stop pandas from harassing devotees.

A division bench of Chief Justice Jaynaryan Patel and Justice Joymalya Bagchi was hearing a PIL on several issues of the Kali temple here. The Calcutta High Court has already passed about 30 orders on the subject of harassment of devotees.

Today the division bench also wanted to know from the counsel of the petitioners about the religious implications of touching the idol in the ‘sanctum santorum’ of the temple. The division bench had recently banned the entry of devotees,including VIPs,in the sanctum sanctorum but the order was overturned by the Supreme Court.

Advocate S K Kapoor,counsel of the petitioner,said he had suggested that the affairs of the Kalighat temple be streamlined. The bench then asked him to circulate the suggestions among the other counsels. The court will hear the case on September 20.

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