City briefs : HC reserves AMRI bail verdict

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the bail petition of Manish Goenka and Rabi Todi,two directors of AMRI hospital who are accused in connection with last year’s fire.

Written by Express News Service & PTI | Published: March 30, 2012 12:12 am

HC reserves AMRI bail verdict

Kolkata:The Calcutta High Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the bail petition of Manish Goenka and Rabi Todi,two directors of AMRI hospital who are accused in connection with last year’s fire.

Moving the petition,the counsel pleaded that the court should grant bail as it had allowed the bail petition of two other directors. The bail petition of Manish Goenka and Rabi Todi should be considered on the same merit,the counsel said.

On Wednesday,the high court granted bail to R S Goenka and Prasant Goenka,two other directors of AMRI.

HC rejects Hatibagan market owner’s bail

Kolkata:The Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail petition of Bimal Banik,one of the owners of Hatibagan market.

A fire broke out on March 21 midnight at Hatibagan market. Police lodged an FIR against the owners of the market.

One of the three owners,Banik,63,urged the court to grant his bail plea on the ground that he was aged man. But the division bench rejected it.

Tata plans another cancer centre

Kolkata:The Tata Group’s cancer research centre in Bengal is taking shape,with the first phase of Tata Medical Centre in Rajarhat already operational.

Work of the second centre,on 3,000 sqaure feet area,will begin after the monsoon.

Tata is also planning a cancer research centre near Ecospace in Rajarhat. Around two acres of land has been acquired for Tata Translational Cancer Research Centre.

Dr Mammen Chandy,director of Tata Medical Center,said the cost of both the projects will be 250 crore and both should be operational by 2014. The new research centre will have cryo-bank facilities,detection of DNA genetic laboratory as well as a tissue bank. Apart from basic research,study on genomics will also be conducted in the new research centre. Majority of the funds will be collected through trusts of Tata groups.

TMC demands Farakka gate probe

New Delhi:The Trinamool Congress on Thursday demanded a probe by the Centre into the breakdown of two sluice gates of Farakka barrage,saying it has led to flow of excess water to Bangladesh.

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