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Kolkata confidential: News for anglers

Minister for Fisheriesreleased about a tonne of fry at Laldighi pond in BBD Bagh that at one time used to abound in fish.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: October 6, 2013 2:15:50 am

Last week,Minister for Fisheries Chandranath Singh released about a tonne of fry at Laldighi pond in BBD Bagh that at one time used to abound in fish. The minister also released various species of fish in the 300-year-old pond,as anglers who throng the pond watched. People were seen asking if the state government would take similar initiatives at other lakes and ponds.

Hungry hounds

At Writers’ Buildings,heaps of files are lying outside departments that have moved to Nabanna. Sometimes journalists are seen rummaging through the files,even taking one or two files home. Of course,if some policeman happens to see this,he refrains the enthusiastic mediapersons from doing so.

No room for unions

One of the casualties in the shifting of the state secretariat from Writers’ Building are various unions of state government employees who have found no room at Nabanno. They are also not sure if the rooms that they are occupying at Writers’ as of now will remain there or not. Already,the co-ordination committee of the state government employees affiliated to the CPM has demanded to know from the CM where they stand,or sit rather,in this power shift. ”We have received no reply. Let us see,’’ Ananta Bandopadhyay,secretary,co-ordination committee said.

Cop in a hurry

Around 7 pm last Friday,new DGP GMP Rajshekhar Reddy walked out of the main entrance of Writers’ Building and boarded his car. As soon as the car started,Reddy pulled down the window and asked the police officers posted at the gate if Home Secretary Basudev Banerjee was still in office. When they nodded their head,Reddy quickly jumped out and rushed back to the lift.

The Bong connection

Why is the BJP taking so much interest in West Bengal? One answer is provided by some quarters of the party. Both Varun Gandhi and Siddrarth Nath Singh,the two BJP general secretaries in charge of the state,are married to Bengali girls. Point taken.

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