QKolkata: Supriyo to Visit Cyclone-Hit Areas; Accident Injures 11

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Union minister of state for environment and forests Babul Supriyo is likely to visit the cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal on Wednesday to take stock of the ground situation.

1.Central Team to Visit Cyclone-Hit Areas in West Bengal

Union Minister of State for environment and forests Babul Supriyo is likely to visit the cyclone-hit areas of West Bengal on Wednesday to take stock of the ground situation.

“I have been asked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the areas and look into the ground situation. I have been asked to submit a report to the union government after that,” Supriyo said.

Both the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had earlier spoken to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and had assured all help to the state government after Cyclone Bulbul had hit the state on 9 November.

Meanwhile the West Bengal government is also preparing a report on the devastation caused by cyclone Bulbul.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. 10 School Children Injured in Kolkata Road Accident: Police

At least 11 people including 10 school children were injured when the bus in which they were travelling hit a traffic signal and then flipped over onto its side near Lockgate flyover in Chitpur area on Monday, police said.

The driver of the pool bus was seriously injured and was undergoing treatment at the Kar Medical College and Hospital while some of the injured schoolchildren were discharged after preliminary medical assistance, they said.

The incident happened at about 10 am when the bus carrying students of a school flipped over onto its side after hitting a traffic signal post at the crossing of PK Mukherjee Road and Cossipore Road near Lockgate Fly Over, a senior officer of the Kolkata Police said.

(Source: NDTV)

3. West Bengal Govt Owes Rs 46 Crore to BSNL

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) claimed that the West Bengal government owed Rs 46 crore to the telecom operator and also urged the state to expedite the payment as it has been facing cash crunch.

With its inability to recover dues, the cash-starved telecom company has not been able to meet its own payment obligation, BSNL (Bengal Circle) CGM Ramakant Sharma said on Monday.

4.Over 44,000 Dengue Cases Reported in West Bengal

As many as 44,852 dengue cases were reported from various southern districts of West Bengal and Kolkata, a report of the state health department has revealed.

The affected districts include North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly. As per a government official, 25 people have been killed in the state since January.

"The number of dengue cases reported from different parts of West Bengal was
44,852," the report submitted to Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha on 9 November said admitting a spurt in dengue cases in the state in the last fortnight.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

5. In Death, Woman’s Liver, Kidneys Give New Life to Three

A 26-year-old woman who was declared brain-dead at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences gave a new lease of life to three people, after her liver and both the kidneys were transplanted.

According to sources, deceased Mampi Ghosh, a resident of Malda, had suffered a massive ischaemic stroke and was admitted to the Emergency Department on 8 November.

“The MRI scan revealed a large infarction (obstruction of blood supply to an organ or region of tissue) on the left side of her brain. On the morning of 11 November, she was declared brain dead at RN Tagore hospital,” said an official.

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