Depressed at his inability to make ends meet due to heavy expenses incurred on the treatment of his handicapped son, a 55-year-old man in Kolkata on Tuesday allegedly shot dead his son before killing himself, police said.
Sex workers in Sonagachi, Kolkata's largest red light area, have been asked not to entertain customers from Africa, who are regular visitors to the place, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Parents of the 15-year-old boy who killed himself in Ekbalpore, Kolkata yesterday have accused two of his school teachers of abetting his suicide. The school remained shut today in the wake of the tragedy. The police are now trying to track down the two teachers.
Accusing the opposition of creating anarchy using taxis as a weapon of negotiation, the West Bengal government today warned of stern action against errant drivers who force others from plying their vehicles causing great inconvenience for the people.
People had a harrowing time reaching their destinations today as more than 30,000 taxis in the city went off the roads on a 'wild-cat strike' by drivers demanding the release of 22 fellow cabbies arrested by the police for enforcing a strike last week.