DVC land acquisition in Bengal triggers clashes
Kolkata Yet another case of land-related unrest is roiling West Bengal, this time around developing a coal mine allotted to Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in 2004. At least 27 policemen, including three officers, and six villagers were injured in a pitched battle early on Tuesday at Dubrajpur in Birbhum district, 226 km from Kolkata. Clashes erupted when policemen turned up to retrieve an excavator seized a few days back by villagers protesting against land acquisition for an open-cast mine. Coal from the mine is expected to power the 2x500 MW Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Project.