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Mamata’s Puja gift for Purulia

Koushik Dutta , Hindustan Times  Baghmundi, September 25, 2013
First Published: 10:54 IST(25/9/2013) | Last Updated: 10:59 IST(25/9/2013)

Warning Maoists that the state government would not allow violence to return to Jangalmahal comprising Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore districts, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government wanted development and not violence.

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“Our government has been able to restore peace in jangalmahal and is carrying out development work for the people including providing food and other basic needs,” Mamata said addressing a rally here at Laharia in Purulia district.

“This was our challenge and commitment after we came to power. We will not allow guns to return to jangalmahal,” she said without naming the Maoists.

“It is because of you that peace has returned here,” she said at the rally attended by women in large numbers.

She also told that a Rs. 32,000 crore industry is coming at Raghunathpur which will create scope for employment.

Besides promising two colleges, one engineering college, 20 model schools, ITI, cluster for small scale industries, two multi-specialty hospitals, eight mobile ambulances, indoor stadium and a gymnasium, the chief minister also said the folk artists would get remunerations and would be used in advertising the government schemes.

“We have taken projects for the development of the tourism sector in the Ayodhya Hills. Work for the circuit, which would also pass through Bankura and West Midnapore districts, have begun and R3.10 crore of the estimated cost of R4.80 crore have already been disbursed. We will also build a mini-stadium in the area,” chief minister said.

Within two months, bus services from Kolkata to Ayodhya Hills would also begin, she said.

Hinting at the bad road conditions in the district, she said, “Good roads condition are an index of development. I am asking you to approach BDOs to ensure that that kutcha roads in villages where more than 100 people live are asphalted.”

HC permits Haldia dental college to admit students The high court directed the Haldia Dental College set up by the former CPI(M) MP Lakshman Seth to complete the process for admission of student by September 30.

Justice Aniruddha Bose passed the interim order on the petition filed by the dental college, which has now reportedly been transferred by Seth to a private party, alleging that the MCI had not been granting recognition despite it has already set up all infrastructure for running dental college.

The judge also ordered inspection of the college by September 30 and deferred the hearing till October 3.


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