North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 20 Jul 2018/--/Officials of Siliguri municipal corporation (SMC) faced a stiff resistance while demolishing an illegally constructed two-storied building at ward no. 5 today. Recently, SMC started a drive against the illegal constructions in the city. The house was spotted and the...

Beijing, 18 Jul 2018/--/China has set up an unmanned automatic weather observation station in Tibet near Arunachal Pradesh border to provide meteorological support to its military and assist operations of aircraft and missiles in case of "regional live-fire conflicts", a media report has said. The...

Balurghat, 18 Jul 2018/--/Four Bangladeshi young men--Md Shah Jamal (18), Rashid Islam (13), Md Sagar Hussain (12), Imon Islam (14),  who stayed illegally in India for about two years were today deported to that country through Hili border of South Dinajpur district. Senior officials of both the...

Balurghat, 18 Jul 2018/--/In a display of profound honesty four young men today returned a bag containing gold ornaments worth more than Rs 1 lakh to its owner Julekha Bibi, a resident of Baghhit village under Tapan police station of South Dinajpur district. According to police, Julekha was going...

Raiganj, 18 Jul 2018/--/As a measure to curtail the cost the administrative officials of the district including the district magistrate Arvind Meena attended the offices on foot today. The austerity measure would continue once every week, the DM said. The district administrations resolved to...

MALDA, 18 Jul 2018/--/Police and bomb squad of criminal  investigation department (CID) today recovered nearly 200 crude bombs from the spot of the blast that claimed two lives yesterday. Three persons were arrested in connection with the blast at Sailapur under Kaliachak police station in last 24...

Jalpaiguri, 18 Jul 2018/--/A young man was today thrashed severely by villagers who suspected him to be a child lifter.  The incident occurred at Balapara area under Kotowali police station today. A large contingent of police rushed to the spot and rescued the youth. According to local sources,...

MALDA, 18 Jul 2018/--/Villagers demonstrated with black ribbons on their faces against the alleged police inaction in rape case of a minor girl. The parents of the minor also met the superintendent of police Arnab Ghosh and chairman of district child welfare committee (CWC) Chaitali Sarkar seeking...

Alipurduar, 18 Jul 2018/--/Residents of slums adjacent to forests demonstrated in front of Dooarskanya today protesting against shift in the status of their habitation. Hundreds of such habitants under the banner of Uttar Banga Bonjan Shromojibi Mancha gathered near the district administrative...

Dhaka, 16 Jul 2018/--/Bangladesh on Monday reassured India that it would not allow its soil to be used for any terrorist activities against the neighbouring country as visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on security-related issues. Singh, who is in...

JAIPUR, 16 Jul 2018/--/It was a poignant scene at the village of Army paratrooper Mukut Bihari Meena who died fighting the militants in Kashmir when his five month old daughter sat on his coffin and lay on it when his body arrived. Meena, a jawan of the 3 Para Regiment, was killed in an exchange...

Imphal, 16 Jul 2018/--/Central schemes needed to be translated in local languages. This was highlighted by Manipur Governor Najma Heptullah the recently concluded North East Council (NEC) plenary in Shillong. For people in remote areas did  not understand Hindi or English. There were people who...

NEW DELHI, 16 Jul 2018/--/The Narendra Modi government needs to shed its "obsession" with economic growth and take a broader view of what development is about, argues noted economist Jean Dreze. Author of a number of books on development and policies in India, he also feels that the Centre is "...

Kolkata, 16 Jul 2018/--/After targetting the college and university students, the tea industry is now aiming to promote tea drinking habit among school children in some cities of the country. Indian Tea Association (ITA), the apex body of tea planters of the country, has already roped in two...

Midnapore, 16 Jul 2018/--/A makeshift tent collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore district on Monday, injuring at least 22 people, police officials said. The tent was erected next to the main entrance of the rally venue to shelter people from the rain. Many...

Balasore, 16 Jul 2018/--/Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was on Monday successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur. The missile was launched at about 10.15 am from the launch complex three of the ITR and successfully flew in its pre-set trajectory meeting its mission...

Dehradun/Gopeshwar, 16 Jul 2018/--/Nearly a dozen houses, 10 shops and six vehicles were swept away following a cloudburst in Tharali and Ghat areas of Chamoli distrtict early on Monday, officials said. No casualties have been reported. Over 10 shops and six vehicles were washed away after a...

Raiganj, 16 Jul 2018/--/The owner of a tractor today died as his tractor he himself was driving overturned on NH-34 near Kulik forest under Raiganj police station. According to sources the tractor-owner identified as Shaktipada Mandal was going to a garage to repair his vehicle from his house at...

MALDA, 16 Jul 2018/--/Link failure for two consecutive days at the railway booking counter at Englishbazaar area of Malda left hundreds of passengers in the lurch with the railway and the BSNL passing the buck to each other for the snag. Keeping in view the distance between southern parts of ...

SILIGURI, 16 Jul 2018/--/Acting on a tip-off government railway police (GRP) arrested two persons from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station premises last night on charges of stealing mobile-phones from train passengers. Eleven such phones were seized  from the duo. Inspector-in-Charge of GRP...

COOCH BEHAR, 16 Jul 2018/--/Despite a strong warning from  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, factional feud between the party and its youth wings continues in the district. After a college student was shot at on July 13, bombs were hurled at the house of an outgoing panchayat pradhan at Chowdhuryhat...

MALDA, 16 Jul 2018/--/The university of Gour Banga (UGB) authorities are going to fill the posts lying vacant for over years to speed up the development of the institution. Along with a large number of teachers the varsity may get permanent key-officials like registrar and controller of...

Alipurduar, 16 Jul 2018/--/Supporters of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) blocked road at Kamakhyaguri seeking admission of all students into undergraduate courses in Shahid Khudiram College. The road towards Barbisha was blocked for nearly half an hour causing severe traffic-congestion. Police...

Jalpaiguri, 16 Jul 2018/--/Trinamool Congress workers blocked NH-31 for nearly 45 minutes protesting against alleged inaction by police in curbing anti-social activities at Mal Bazaar today. Arjun Chhetri, a local Trinamool leader alleged that four local miscreants were threatening the residents...

Alipurduar, 16 Jul 2018/--/Six persons were injured in two different accidents at Ethelbari and Topsikhata area in Alipurduar district today. Three passengers of a toto-rickshaw were injured when a tanker losing control hit the three-wheeler on Asian highway around 10 am today. The injured were...