Not keen to take any chance in view of observance of 'black week' from May 28 to June 2 by Maoists, Railway Ministry has decided to suspend running of passenger trains for seven hours in the night in Naxal-affected areas during that period. The decision came after Maoists derailed the Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express in West Midnapore district of West Bengal in the wee hours of Thursday, killing more than 100 people.
The police officers present at the ceremony started clapping as soon as Roy started his speech in Marathi. Roy received further applause from the cops when he spoke about his association with Maharashtra. “I come from Uttar Pradesh. But now when I go there, I feel like I have come to a different state. Whereas when I am in Maharashtra, I feel like being at home. I have imbibed the Marathi language and culture of Maharashtra. I never felt like an outsider here in my past 38 years of service,” he said.