QKolkata: Digital Entry at Airport; Four Arrested for Heckling Cop

Catch the latest news from Kolkata.

Published14 Aug 2019, 01:52 AM IST
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1. Digital Entry for Calcutta Airport Set for March Take Off

Calcutta airport will soon have a system where passengers need not carry physical identity cards.

The automated airport entry and check-ins without any paper-based documents will start as a pilot project by March next year, a Calcutta airport official said.

“One gate in the departure level of the terminal will be having the facility for paperless automated entry,” said airport director Kaushik Bhattacharya.

(Source: The Telegraph)

2. Firhad Hakim Takes Swipe at BJP Over Durga Puja Tax

Trinamul leader Firhad Hakim on Tuesday alleged that the Narendra Modi government had sent income tax notices to Durga Puja committees as the BJP had failed to make it to the panels organising the festival in Bengal.

However, the Union finance ministry said on Tuesday evening that the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) hadn’t sent notices to any puja committees in Calcutta.

(Source: The Telegraph)

3. Mom vs Man: Abandoned Cub Beats Odds

On 1 July, a 110 kg lioness at Alipore zoo picked up a two-day-old cub in her mouth and separated it from her litter. The last time Sruti abandoned a cub, it did not survive. But 45 days on, her latest offspring is alive and kicking, just across the road.

The cub, weak and unable to drink from the mother, was rushed to the zoo hospital in the nick of time and revived by a team of vets and a trusted keeper.

(Source: The Telegraph)

4. Four Arrested for Heckling Constable, Attacking Tollygunge Police Station

Kolkata Police arrested four people, including two women, for allegedly attacking police officers and barging into the Tollygunge police station.

A group of people had stormed the Tollygunge police station on Sunday night and assaulted an officer after he arrested three men for drinking in public, prompting the authorities to crack down on the attackers.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Calls Spur Speedy Action in Bengal

People in various parts of Bengal have said their grievances were solved immediately after taking them up with Didi Ke Bolo (Tell Didi).

In a few cases, the redressal system with a helpline number of 9137091370 solved problems which had been pending for two or three years.

After the Didi Ke Bolo programme was launched, district administrations are competing with the redressal platform and trying to solve the complaints before the cell gets involved.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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