ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

AM THE item below was carried by what is considered to be the leading Bengali newspaper on July 14, 1974: Following the decision that, on July 16, the Prime Minister, Shrimati Gandhi, will cross the Hooghly river not by the Howrah bridge, but by motor launch, detailed studies are being made of tidal movements and the water level of the river at different hours of the day. Apart from soliciting the views of experts and specialists, senior officers belonging to the Calcutta and Howrah police and the Department of Marino are travelling up and down the river by motor boat to study the drift of current in the river. In addition, the State Inspector-General of Police, Ranjit Gupta, and the General Manager of the South- Eastern Railway visited On Saturday the Howrah Maidan Station and Ramkrishnapur Ghat to check on the arrangements.

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