West Indies’ Darren Bravo Returns For Bangladesh ODIs

Recent debutants Fabian Allen, Chandrapaul Hemraj and Oshane Thomas retained their places after the ODI series against India last month.

In the absence of injured Jason Holder, batsman Rovman Powell was named interim captain as the visitors seek to make amends for their 2-1 home series defeat to Bangladesh in July.

“With two more ODI Series before the 2019 World Cup, the Bangladesh series allows us to narrow our search for our final 15-member World Cup squad,” chairman of selectors Courtney Browne said in a statement.

“Darren’s experience will add value to the batting, which in turn will place selection pressure for spots in the squad.”

The second and third matches of the series will be held on December 11 and 14 in Dhaka and Sylhet. 

Bangladesh swept Windies 2-0 in the recent Test series, with the second Test wrapping up Sunday inside three days as the Tigers recorded their first-ever victory by an innings margin.

The Caribbean visitors made just 111 runs in their first innings — the lowest Test score ever recorded against their hosts — to become the first side Bangladesh has ever asked to follow-on.


Rovman Powell (Capt), Marlon Samuels, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Oshane Thomas.

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West Bengal : Singer Kumar Sanu Will Not Participate in BJPs Rath Yatra

कोलकाता: प्रसिद्ध पार्श्वगायक कुमार सानू ने सोमवार को इस बात से इनकार किया कि उन्होंने पश्चिम बंगाल में भाजपा द्वारा आयोजित रथयात्रा कार्यक्रम में हिस्सा लेने की अनुमति दे दी है. उन्होंने आरोप लगाया कि इस आयोजन से उनके नाम को जोड़ना एक ‘साजिश’ है. कुमार सानू वर्ष 2012 में भाजपा में शामिल हुए थे. उन्होंने कहा, “पार्टी के लोगों ने कोई सूची बनाई है, लेकिन मेरा नाम शामिल करने से पहले मुझे सूचित करना चाहिए था. कोलकाता के लोग मुझे प्यार करते हैं, इसलिए मुझे लगता है कि यह एक साजिश है. लेकिन मैं इसमें नहीं आ रहा..यह संभव नहीं है, क्योंकि इस बारे में मुझसे कोई चर्चा नहीं हुई है”. 

उरी आतंकी हमले से नाराज सिंगर कुमार सानू ने पाकिस्‍तान में अपना शो रद्द किया..

भाजपा सात, नौ और 14 दिसंबर को क्रमश: उत्तर बंगाल के कूच बिहार, दक्षिणी 24 परगना जिले के गंगासागर और बीरभूम जिले के तारापीठ से तीन रथयात्राएं आयोजित कर रही है. सानू ने कहा कि वह अब भाजपा के सदस्य नहीं हैं. उन्होंने कहा, “मैं भाजपा से 2012 में इसलिए जुड़ा, क्योंकि मुझे लगा था कि मेरे संगीत विद्यालय को कुछ मदद मिलेगी, लेकिन अनाथ बच्चों के लिए विभिन्न शहरों में संचालित मेरे विद्यालय को कोई मदद नहीं मिली, इसलिए मैंने पार्टी छोड़ दी थी”.


अगर एक बार आप इस सिक्योरिटी गार्ड के गाने सुन लेंगे, तो आप इसके दीवाने हो जाएंगे

कुमार सानू ने कहा कि उन्होंने कई मौकों पर स्पष्ट कर दिया है कि वह किसी राजनीतिक पार्टी से संबद्ध नहीं हैं, और वह सिर्फ संगीत के बारे में सोचते हैं. दूसरी तरफ, भाजपा की राज्य इकाई के महासचिव सायंतन बसु ने कहा कि पार्टी चाहती थी कि वह कार्यक्रम में आएं, क्योंकि वह अभी भी पार्टी के सदस्य हैं. बसु ने कहा, “हमें नहीं पता कि वह क्यों नहीं आ रहे हैं या अपनी सदस्यता से इनकार क्यों कर रहे हैं और वह किसके दबाव में हैं. लेकिन हम चाहते थे कि वह आएं, इसलिए हमने इसके लिए केंद्र से संपर्क किया था”.

(इस खबर को एनडीटीवी टीम ने संपादित नहीं किया है. यह सिंडीकेट फीड से सीधे प्रकाशित की गई है।)

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Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal Return For Bangladesh vs West Indies Series

He was only cleared to play the ODIs on Saturday. Selectors have also included him in the squad for a warm-up match against the Windies scheduled on December 6.

Opening batsman Nazmul Hossain and all-rounder Fazle Mahmud made way for the returning duo.

The three-match ODI series will be held from December 9 to 14 in Dhaka and Sylhet.

The Windies will also play three Twenty20 internationals against the hosts during their month-long tour.

Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (Capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarker, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam Apu, Mohammad Mithun, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider and Ariful Hoque.

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Bangladesh Eye Rare Test Series Win, Face West Indies In Second Test

Bangladesh came close to winning series twice in the past two years, respectively against Australia and Sri Lanka but on both occasions, they stumbled at the final hurdle.

Skipper Shakib Al Hasan said his team has the ability to overcome the odds.

“We have a challenge and we believe we can overcome this,” Shakib said at the pre-match press conference on Thursday. 

“Naturally, West Indies will also go into the match more excited. They will give their best to win. We have to perform better than them, more than what we did in Chittagong,” he said.

“It will be very special for us if we can win the series 2-0…whatever it requires we are preparing to do that,” he said.

“If it is not possible to win, our target will be taking series 1-0, because the ultimate target is winning the series.”

Shakib promised positive cricket.

“But we don’t want to win series by playing defensive cricket. We will go into the match with a positive frame of mind,” he said.

Bangladesh’s chances, however, got a blow when wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim hurt his finger during a training session on Wednesday.

Though Shakib did not rule out Mushfiqur playing the game, the home side had recalled Liton Das as a backup option.

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite said he remained optimistic despite the challenge ahead.

“Staying positive on this type of wicket is key. The bounce varied a lot in the first Test,” said Brathwaite.

“The onus is on ourselves to trust our defence and attacking methods. I think the key is to be light in your feet, and treat each ball as it comes.”

The visitors will miss pace bowler Shannon Gabriel, who was banned from the second Test after being handed two demerit points in the first.

Gabriel was the pick of the West Indies bowlers in a spin-oriented pitch, claiming four wickets in a short spell in the first innings that had nearly swung the game to their way.

Brathwaite said he was “backing both spin and pace to do a good job” unsettling Bangladesh. 

“There will obviously be a balance. Spin did most of the damage in the first Test but it doesn’t mean pacers can’t take wickets,” he said.

The West Indies will also play three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh during their month-long tour.

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Airbnb to Remove Listings in Israel’s West Bank Settlements

Home-renting company Airbnb said on Monday it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a “wretched capitulation” to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace.

The decision, affecting some 200 listings, would take effect in the coming days, Airbnb said.

Israel captured the West Bank in a 1967 war. Its settlements there are considered illegal by most world powers.

Palestinians deem the settlements, and the military presence needed to protect them, to be obstacles to their goal of establishing a state. Israel disputes this.

“We concluded that we should remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians,” Airbnb said on its website.

“Our hope is that someday sooner rather than later, a framework is put in place where the entire global community is aligned so there will be a resolution to this historic conflict and a clear path forward for everybody to follow.”

Palestinians and their supporters had long lobbied Airbnb to delist the settlements. Israel strongly opposes such calls for boycotts, which it considers a biased approach to the conflict.

Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin called Airbnb’s move “the most wretched of wretched capitulations to the boycott efforts”.

Speaking on Israel’s Channel 13 television, he said Israel was not told of the decision in advance and that it would respond by backing lawsuits by settlement listers against Airbnb in US courts.

Waleed Assraf, head of a Palestinian anti-settlement group run by the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organisation, welcomed Airbnb’s decision. Should other companies follow suit, he told Reuters, “this will contribute to achieving peace”.

Oded Revivi, mayor of the West Bank settlement of Efrat and a representative of the umbrella settler council Yesha, said Airbnb’s decision was contrary to the company’s stated mission of helping “to bring people together in as many places as possible around the world”.

“When they make such a decision, they get involved with politics, which … is going to defeat the actual purpose of the enterprise itself,” Revivi told Reuters.

Human Rights Watch said the Airbnb move came on the eve of its publication of a 65-page report it has carried out into tourist rental listings in settlements, including by Airbnb.

“Airbnb’s decision to end its listings in Israeli settlements is an important recognition that such listings can’t square with its human rights responsibilities,” the group said on Monday. “We urge other companies to follow suit.” The group said its report would be released on Tuesday morning.

Some 500,000 Israelis live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas that are also home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.

Israel considers the West Bank, the biblical cradle of Judaism, as a security bulwark to the east. Palestinians want the West Bank for a future state, along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

US-sponsored peace talks have been stalled since 2014.

San Francisco-basked Airbnb is eyeing an IPO next year after announcing in February it would not make a public debut this year.

© Thomson Reuters 2018

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Passengers Jump Out Of Train As Fire Breaks Out In Compartments In West Bengal

After the fire was extinguished the train resumed its onward journey. (Representational)


A fire broke out in two compartments of a passenger train in West Bengal’s Nadia district on Saturday but there was no report of any casualty, the railway officials said.

Flames were noticed in ladies and the vendor compartments of down Lalgola passenger, when the Sealdah-bound train was approaching Dhubulia station, the officials said.

The passengers immediately pulled the chain to stop the train. The incident took place at Shantinagar near Dhubulia railway station at around 11.55 am. However, none of the passengers were reported to be hurt, they said.

Eye-witnesses said a few passengers including women jumped from the slow moving train out of fear and received minor injuries.

Soon after the train was stopped near Shantinagar, local people rushed to the spot and helped passengers to disembark from the train and douse the fire.

Later, a fire tender from Krishnagar also reached the spot and brought the fire under control. The police personnel from Dhubulia police station also rushed the spot, the sources said.

A passenger Sobha Rani Pal who was travelling in ladies compartment of the train said, “I was on way to Kolkata for treatment. First I noticed the smoke and then the fire broke out… ” 

After the fire was extinguished the train resumed its onward journey, the sources added.

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Dwayne Braov reveals, BCCI peruaded West Indian players to play in Dharamshala ODI

नई दिल्ली: हाल ही में अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट से संन्यास ले चुके वेस्टइंडीज के पूर्व ऑलराउंडर ड्वेन ब्रावो का कहना है कि 2014 में वेस्टइंडीज क्रिकेट बोर्ड के साथ अनुबंध विवाद के कारण जब उनके खिलाड़ियों ने भारत में वनडे सीरीज नहीं खेलने की धमकी दे डाली थी तो बीसीसीआई ने उन्हें भुगतान की पेशकश की थी. उन्होंने कहा कि उस समय बीसीसीआई अध्यक्ष रहे एन श्रीनिवासन ने उनकी टीम को पहला वनडे खेलने के लिये मनाया था.

इसके बाद धर्मशाला में चौथे वनडे के बीच में वेस्टइंडीज क्रिकेट बोर्ड ने बीसीसीआई को बताया कि खिलाड़ियों के साथ अनुबंध विवाद के कारण उन्होंने दौरे का बाकी हिस्सा रद्द करने का फैसला किया है. ब्रावो उस समय टीम के कप्तान थे. इसके बाद उन्हें 2015 विश्व कप की वेस्टइंडीज की टीम से बाहर कर दिया गया. उन्होंने हालांकि इसके अगले साल विश्व टी20 के लिए वेस्टइंडीज की टीम में जगह बनाई और टीम के खिताबी अभियान में अहम भूमिका निभाई थी.

बीसीसआई ने टीम का दर्द समझा
ब्रावो ने कहा कि बीसीसीआई ने उनकी समस्याओं को समझा. उन्होंने ‘आई 955 एफएम’ से कहा, ‘‘वे हमारी बात समझे और उनका रूख सहयोगात्मक था. उन्होंने हमें नुकसान की भरपाई की भी पेशकश की. हम नहीं चाहते थे कि बीसीसीआई हमें भुगतान करे. हम चाहते थे कि हमारा बोर्ड इस विवाद का हल निकाले.’’ उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘बीसीसीआई का रूख काफी सहयोगात्मक था और यही वजह है कि बिना किसी गंभीर समस्या के हम खेल सके.’’ 

श्रीनिवासन ने ऐसे किया था निवेदन
अक्तूबर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट को अलविदा कह चुके ब्रावो ने कहा, ‘‘मुझे अच्छी तरह से याद है कि हम पहला मैच भी नहीं खेलने वाले थे. सुबह तीन बजे मुझे बीसीसीआई के तत्कालीन अध्यक्ष एन श्रीनिवासन का संदेश आया कि ‘प्लीज मैदान पर उतरियेगा.’ उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘मैने उनकी बात सुनी और छह बजे टीम से कहा कि हमें खेलना होगा. कोई भी खेलना नहीं चाहता था. सभी को लगा कि मैं डर गया हूं लेकिन हमने सामूहिक रूप से खेलने का फैसला लिया.’’ ब्रावो ने कहा, ‘‘हमने चारों मैच खेले. चौथे मैच में पूरी टीम टॉस के लिये साथ उतरी थी. हम संदेश देना चाहते थे कि हमारे बोर्ड में जो कुछ हो रहा है, हम उससे खुश नहीं है.’ 

शानदार रिकॉर्ड रहा है ब्रावो का
पिछले महीने ही ड्वेन ब्रावो ने अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट को अलविदा कहा था. इसके साथ ही उन्होंने कहा था कि वे दुनिया भर की ट्वेंटी20 लीग के लिए उपलब्ध रहेंगे.  उन्होंने 2004 में पदार्पण करने के बाद से वेस्टइंडीज की ओर से 40 टेस्ट, 164 वनडे और 66 टी20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय मैच खेले. ब्रावो ने 2010 में टेस्ट क्रिकेट में पदार्पण किया और तीन शतक तथा 13 अर्धशतक की मदद से 2200 रन बनाने के अलावा 86 विकेट भी चटकाए. ब्रावो ने 164 एकदिवसीय अंतरराष्ट्रीय मैचों में 2968 रन बनाए और 199 विकेट हासिल किए. टी20 अंतरराष्ट्रीय में उनके नाम पर 1142 रन और 52 विकेट दर्ज हैं.

आईपीएल में चेन्नई सुपरकिंग्स के लिए खेलते हैं ब्रावो
आईपीएल में चेन्नई सुपरकिंग्स और मुंबई इंडियन्स की ओर से खेलने वाले ब्रावो ने अपने संन्यास के संदेश में कहा था, ‘‘आज मैं क्रिकेट जगत को पुष्टि करना चाहता हूं कि मैं आधिकारिक रूप से अंतरराष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट के सभी प्रारूपों से संन्यास ले रहा हूं. मैं क्रिकेटर के रूप में अपना पेशेवर करियर जारी रखूंगा.’’ उन्होंने कहा, ‘‘वेस्टइंडीज के लिए पदार्पण करने के 14 साल के बाद मुझे अब भी वह लम्हा याद है जब मैंने जुलाई 2004 में इंग्लैंड के खिलाफ लार्ड्स क्रिकेट मैदान में पहली बार वेस्टइंडीज की कैप पहनी थी. उस समय जो उत्साह और जुनून मैंने महसूस किया था उसे मैंने अपने पूरे करियर के दौरान बरकरार रखा.’’

(इनपुट भाषा) 

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Jackfruit Recipes: Raw Jackfruit Is The Toast Of Vegans In The West


  • The chef’s simple approach is to treat raw jackfruit like meat.
  • A new favorite for most of the vegans in Europe and US.
  • Its exotic variation and preferences with different dishes.

It’s end-September, almost the perfect time to visit Lake Tahoe, America’s premier Alpine lake that borders California and Nevada. I’m at West Shore Café that is on the edge of the lake in North Lake Tahoe. I’ve just been served one of the restaurant’s signature dishes – carnitas tacos. Except, this one’s not the classic carnitas taco, a delicacy that’s usually crafted with slow-cooked pork shoulder. Rob Wyss, the restaurant’s executive chef has substituted pork with raw jackfruit and quite a few of his diners can’t tell the difference. His simple approach is to treat raw jackfruit like meat – they griddle it to make it crispy.

As restaurants across the US and Europe start getting creative to accommodate vegan preferences, raw jackfruit (it’s also commonly referred to as young jackfruit in the US) has suddenly become a new favourite. Over the last couple of years, it has gone from exotic to becoming somewhat well-known. It’s one reason why raw jackfruit exports are on the upswing from India. This is not a new ingredient to kitchens across India. In Coorg for instance, Mudi Chekke (Raw Jackfruit) curry is a time-tested recipe and then there’s the kathal biryani where raw jackfruit fills in for meat. We’ve rounded up three recipes that don’t just showcase raw jackfruit as a meat alternative but also demonstrate the sheer versatility of this ingredient:

Einchor Er Chop: (Jackfruit Patties)

Recipe Courtesy: Chef Biswajit Bhunia, Chef de Cuisine at Ayna, the Hilton Chennai.

I tried this quintessential Bengali dish during my last visit to Ayna, the pan-Indian restaurant at the Hilton in Chennai. This is Chef Bihswajit’s family recipe:


  • Raw Jack fruit: 250 gms
  • Mustard oil: 30 gms
  • Mustard seeds: 15 gms
  • Cumin seeds: 15 gms
  • Green chilly: 20 gms
  • Yellow chilli powder: 20 gms
  • Coriander powder: 15 gms
  • Potato: 30 gms

For the crumbing:


  1. Peel the jackfruit and boil it in turmeric flavoured water. Grate it after it’s boiled.
  2. Heat oil in a sauce pan .
  3. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  4. Now add ginger, garlic, green chilies and brown them.
  5. Add the jackfruit mixture with some boiled potato mixture.
  6. Cook the mixture and add in seasonings.
  7. Once the mixture is ready, shape them and crumb them in corn flour slurry and panko crumbs.
  8. Deep fry and serve hot.

Also Read: (Yorkshire Lamb Patties Recipe)


 A quintessential Bengali dish at the Hilton in Chennai.

Jackfruit Fish Biryani:

Recipe Courtesy: Chef Latha, Chef de Cuisine, Malabar Café, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty

This Kerala speciality is an interesting twist to a raw jackfruit biryani. There’s no rice, while the textures and flavours of fish combine with raw jackfruit.


  • Raw jackfruit: 500 gms
  • Fish (seer) small cubes: 300 gms
  • Crushed green chilli: 25 gms
  • Salt: 20 gms
  • Crushed ginger: 15 gms
  • Crushed garlic: 10 gms
  • Coconut oil: 100 ml
  • Curry leaves: 20 gms
  • Coriander: 15 gms
  • Mint: 15 gms
  • Crushed pepper: 15 gms
  • Turmeric powder: 3 gms
  • Crushed shallots: 200 gms
  • Fried cashews: 100 gms
  • Fried onion: 50 gms
  • Crushed coconut: 50 gms
  • Fennel powder: 8 gms


  1. Marinate the fish with ginger, garlic, salt, turmeric and pepper for about 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic, onions, chillies and sauté well.
  3. Add jackfruit, coconut, pepper, fennel, salt and turmeric and cook well.
  4. On top arrange the marinated fish and cook for a while.
  5. Add fried onion, mint, coriander and cashew nut. Mix it well and serve hot.

 This Kerala speciality is an interesting twist to a raw jackfruit biryani.

Pulled Jackfruit Burger:

Recipe Courtesy: Rashmi Ghale, co-founder of Purple Basil

Purple Basil is a home delivery platform in Bengaluru that serves healthy fast food options.. I found this burger quite similar to the pulled jackfruit tacos and burgers I sampled in the US.


  • Raw jackfruit: 75 gms
  • BBQ sauce: 50 gms
  • Honey/demerara sugar: 5gms
  • Garlic: 2 or 3 cloves
  • Lettuce: 25 gms
  • Whole wheat bun: 1
  • Purple cabbage (optional): 20 gms
  • Green cabbage: 20 gms
  • Onion: 10 gms
  • Carrot: 10 gms
  • Hung curd: 50 gms
  • Salt & pepper: to taste


  1. The slaw-
    Fine chop cabbage (purple and green), onions, carrot, and mix them in a bowl with hung curd.
    Season lightly with salt and pepper. Leave aside.
  2. The Jackfruit Mix-
    Steam the jackfruit (just enough that it retains its shape) and roughly hand-shred/pull apart into a bowl (not too thin).
    In a heated pan, add BBQ sauce and the shredded jackfruit to make a solid paste and season with salt and pepper. Leave aside.
  3. The Burger
    Slice whole wheat burger bun horizontally and grill both slices.
    Add (washed and cleaned) lettuce on top of the base slice.
    Add slaw. Add jackfruit mix.
    Assemble it and insert a toothpick to keep it all in place. Serve immediately.

 Also Read: (Chicken Feta Cheese Burgers With Potato Salad Recipe)


 Purple Basil, a home delivery platform in Bengaluru that serves healthy fast food options.

These recipes are great if you’re looking for vegetarian options of typical meat dishes or just looking at experimenting with raw jackfruit. The pulled jackfruit burger is a dish that kids will enjoy. It’s not just the textures that make it a great meat substitute. It’s rich in protein, Vitamin A and C and also antioxidants.

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Administrative Clearance Must To Start New School In West Bengal: Minister

New Delhi: 

Administrative clearance, besides that from the education department, would soon be made mandatory to start a new school in West Bengal, Education minister Partha Chatterjee said Wednesday.

Only after the administrative clearance, the authorities of the prospective school will be able to seek the permission from education department, he said. He, however, did not clarify who will provide the administrative clearance.

“Necessary legislation will be framed in this regard very soon,” Chatterjee told reporters on the sidelines of a merit scholarship programme here.

On a reported incident of change of name of the place of a school from Islampur to Ishwarpur, he said “In our daily correspondence with that school, we have not found any proof that the institution has done it.”

“But if we find that the report is true, we will take action,” he asserted.

Chatterjee said two new state-run universities will be set up in North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts. 

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Pregnant Woman Goes To Quack For Abortion In West Bengal, Dies

The pregnant woman was declared brought dead at the Krishnaganj Rural Hospital. (Representational)


A quack in Nadia district of West Bengal was arrested for the death of a pregnant woman who had gone to him to abort the foetus, the police said today.

Aparna Majumder, a 35-year-old homemaker and a mother of two minor boys, went to the chamber of Sushant Poddar at Majdia on Monday seeking to medically terminate her pregnancy.

He prescribed her some medicines and after taking them, she complained of high fever, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The woman visited the chamber again the next day with her husband and the quack gave her two injections and sent her home, the police said.

However, her condition turned serious and, when contacted by her husband, Poddar advised him to take her to a hospital.

She was declared brought dead at the Krishnaganj Rural Hospital.

The quack visited her home on Tuesday and allegedly offered money to hush up the incident.

However, someone informed the police and he was arrested. 

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