A saline drip overdose during that period was found to be the cause of her subsequent neurological disorders that led to loss of speech and limb movements. The commission's probe report states that the prescription was for "3 per cent" or hypertonic saline, which Kaberi didn't need. Doctors prescribe saline drip with 3 per cent content when a patient's sodium level is very low, a condition called hyponatremia. "The protocol is to administer 3 per cent saline when sodium level is less than 115meq/L. Neurologist Jayanta Roy said a sudden increase in salt content in the blood could damage brain cells.
Cops picked up Mohammad Tipu from a hideout in the Pottery Road area in Entally based on a tip-off. "Preliminary investigation suggested Tipu wanted to settle scores with Arzoo," an officer of Entally police station said. "Tipu told us that he wanted to spread terror in the Motijheel area. Tipu, who has a criminal past, was in the Motijheel area on Kalo Bapi's instructions, the police said. At least eight to 10 syndicates are active in Entally, which has seen a real estate boom, the police said.
A Staff ReporterRajarhat: Two men were arrested for allegedly stealing wheels and music systems from parked cars in Raigachi on the fringes of Rajarhat. Subhankar Ghosh, 28, of Madhyamgram, and Abhijit Prasad, 34, of Rajarhat were picked up by cops who spotted them trying to steal the wheels of a car parked by the roadside. The duo allegedly tried to flee on spotting the patrol vehicle but the police gave chase. An officer of the Bidhannagar Commissionerate said the two had stolen wheels and music systems from several cars, many of them new. Spanners of different sizes and car jacks were seized from the duo and 8kg ganja from their car.
(PTI)Mumbai: The CBI has sealed the Brady House branch of Punjab National Bank in Mumbai. The Brady House branch has been the nerve centre for a skein of fraudulent transactions that have so far affected Rs 11,400 crore. Gitanjali Gems - owned by Mehul Choksi, Nirav's maternal uncle and also embroiled in the country's biggest banking fraud - said three top officials of the company had resigned. 'Conscience' letterIn a regulatory filing, Gitanjali Gems said Karkare had resigned citing personal reasons. The Gitanjali Gems stock sank almost 10 per cent to close at Rs 33.80.
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Our BureauPolice personnel outside Rotomac Global Private Limited MD Vikram Kothari's bunglow after CBI conducted a raid in Kanpur on Monday. News agency PTI had on Sunday said the businessman had cheated some public sector banks of Rs 800 crore. "They cheated the banks by siphoning off bank loans credited to Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd. The loans the family is alleged to have defaulted on include Rs 754.77 crore (Bank of India), Rs 456.63 crore (Bank of Baroda), Rs 771.07 crore (Indian Overseas Bank), Rs 458.95 crore (Union Bank of India), Rs 330.68 crore (Allahabad Bank), Rs 49.82 crore (Bank of Maharashtra) and Rs 97.47 crore (Oriental Bank of Commerce). Agency sources said Bank of Baroda had tipped off the agency about the alleged fraud on Sunday night.
Raigar, who is lodged in Jodhpur central jail after he murdered Mohammad Afrazul from Bengal last December, named the inmate as Vasudev, an accused in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said it was being investigated how Raigar got access to a mobile phone inside the jail. In the latest video, Raigar said he was "infuriated" over a "jihadist comment" targeting Hindu women, and that was why he killed Afrazul. The Jodhpur central jail administration said it had launched an "intense search operation" to find out how Raigar was able to make the videos using a cellphone. Jail superintendent Vikram Singh said they were investigating the matter and had also reviewed Raigar's security.
Our Special CorrespondentSrinagar: Security forces killed a 55-year-old mentally challenged man in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Sunday night after he purportedly tried to enter the highly fortified Air Force Station and raised the suspicion that he could be a suicide attacker. Last week, militants stormed an army camp in Jammu and killed six soldiers and a jawan's father. Locals identified the man as Syed Habibullah of Soibugh village in Budgam. They said Syed, who was mentally challenged, was survived by three sons and a daughter and that the family was extremely poor. "A spot examination revealed that the individual who appeared to be mentally challenged had died in the incident," the spokesperson added.
Sambit SahaJennifer Ann Fowler with her son David at Fairlawn Hotel in Calcutta. Picture by Pradip SanyalCalcutta: Fairlawn Hotel, the 235-year-old colonial structure where the late actor Shashi Kapoor spent his honeymoon with Jennifer Kendal in July 1958, has been sold. Elgin Hotel & Resorts, which is owned by the Oberois, has bought the hotel, and it marks the exit of the last British-Armenian hotel owner in Calcutta. Fowler wistfully recalled the time when the area around the hotel used to be filled by Armenian and Jewish families who started to leave the city over the years. Oberoi of the eponymous Oberoi Hotels fame, nor Fowler was ready to share the financial details of the transaction.
(Getty Images)London: As unlikely as it sounds, Lionel Messi is still waiting to score his first goal against Chelsea after drawing a blank in eight previous Champions League matches. "I hope we maintain this tradition but we are speaking about a fantastic player," Conte said ahead of the last-16, first-leg Champions League game. Two weeks ago, the prospect of a Chelsea win over Barca would have been unthinkable after Conte's men had slumped to successive defeats by two of the Premier Leagues lesser lights. But Bayern would be more than confident as they have reached at least the quarter finals of the Champions League in each of the past six seasons. The two sides met in the 1997-98 group stage, with Bayern winning 2-0 in Istanbul and by the same scoreline in Munich's Olympiastadion.
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KOUSIK SENRaiganj: A tribal woman, suspected to be mentally challenged, was raped at a village under Kushmandi police station of South Dinajpur district on Sunday night. Police have arrested a local resident, Ramprabesh Sharma, in connection with the case and a probe is on. Sources said the woman, who has been deserted by her husband, used to stay at her father's place. Now, the woman is in Malda Medical College and Hospital," a police official said. After the incident, tension spread in the area as some local people joined protests and demanded immediate police action.
(Chayan Majumdar)Behrampore: Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday launched a scathing attack on the BJP over its headquarters in Delhi, saying it should be "ashamed of" "world's biggest party office" and questioning the source of funds for the construction. BJP chief Amit Shah had described the building as the biggest office of any party in the world. "They are boasting about inaugurating the world's largest party office, when they should be ashamed of it. "Our party office has been built with our own money. At the meeting, Mamata went on to bring up the fraud at the Punjab National Bank and added other banks to the mix.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTCalcutta: The Bengal CID will check two lockers of former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh at a nationalised bank here to know if they contain gold allegedly procured through illegal means when she was the police chief of West Midnapore. Ghosh's name has emerged as a suspect in the alleged gold racket in West Midnapore. She has been on the run. Acting on a prayer by the CID to allow access to the lockers, the additional chief judicial magistrate at Ghatal in West Midnapore has instructed the bank to cooperate with the investigating officer. A voice clip with the purported voice of Ghosh emerged on Monday evening, in which she accused the Trinamul Congress of "harassing her."
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTYSantiniketan: The Visva-Bharati authorities have for the first time decided to enforce the traditional dress code for participants in the morning procession on Basanta Utsav (Spring festival) that falls on March 1. "The 87-year-old tradition from the time of Rabindranath Tagore is that women wear yellow or saffron saris and men white dhotis and panjabi. So, we have fixed a dress code for the first time this year," a varsity official said. He said men could wear white pajamas or trousers with white panjabi or kurta, while the women could be in yellow or orange saris. Sabujkali Sen, the officiating vice chancellor of Visva-Bharati, said: "At a meeting to discuss this year's Basanta Utsav programmes, we for the first time fixed a dress code for the participants in the procession.
G. O. C. Phippon, the councillor of ward 4, said he was quitting the JAP and joining the Morcha for the sake of the development of his ward. Lepcha claimed that 70 families from his ward had joined the Morcha, along with him. While the JAP has been reduced to a single member, six others belonging to the undivided Morcha had resigned from the party and become independent councillors. JAP president Harka Bahadur Chhetri sought to make light of Phippon's desertion. DiscussionThe JAP president also said his party would organise a discussion on Gorkhaland at the Constitutional Club of India in New Delhi on March 15.
more-inThe Mylapore police have made a breakthrough in the series of break-ins and thefts by arresting a 26-year-old man on Monday. Police identified the accused as Mark, whose original name is K. Lingayath. No familyThe accused has no family or house to live in and had come out of jail only three months ago, the officer said. He was acting alone and targeted eight shops on Saturday night, the officer added. The accused was produced before a judicial magistrate and remanded in custody.
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