North Bengal News

MALDA, 22 Oct 2017/--/Electronic voting machines (EVMs) are likely to be used for upcoming three-tier panchayet elections in the state. In a meeting with administrative officials of all districts recently, the top brass of state administrations discussed the pros and cons of using EVMs for holding...

MALDA, 18 Oct 2017/--/A rape attempt was made on an elected woman member of Dakshin Chandipur gram panchayet under Bhaluka police station of Manikchak block last night. The accused neighbour irked by the failure of the rape attempt hit the woman with a heavy weapon leaving her severely injured. The...

MALDA, 17 Oct 2017/--/The students of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) hit streets today seeking support from citizens in strengthening their movements against several alleged anomalies both financial and academic. The movement surprised the citizens as the students publicized their grievances...

SILIGURI, 16 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal state tourism minister Gautam Deb on Monday slammed central government for the decision of withdrawing central security forces from the hills despite of fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling where ASI Amitava Malik lost his life in cross firing between police and...

SILIGURI, 16 Oct 2017/--/After a long 127 days, the world-famous narrow gauge trains services were partially resumed in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway yesterday. A special train christened Paryavaran Parv Special train started running between Siliguri and Sukna forest following repair, maintenance...

MALDA, 16 Oct 2017/--/A menacing physiological disorder that deterred a 21-year woman from entering into a normal life was healed by a crucial surgery by a team of eight doctors working with Malda medical college & hospital (MMCH). The rare surgery conducted in a state government run medical...

SILIGURI, 14 Oct 2017/--/Trade union leaders of Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union () backed by Morcha on Saturday came forward to support Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa faction. After the bonus meeting of tea garden held at Uttarkanya four more top leaders from hills and Terai lend...

SILIGURI, 14 Oct 2017/--/The meeting for the fixation of date of 2nd instalment of bonus for the tea garden of hills held at Uttarkanya on Saturday failed again. The third meeting will be held after 15 days. The tripartite meeting attended by the tea garden labour union leaders, owners and labour...

SILIGURI, 13 Oct 2017/--/“Gurung will soon be arrested as there are plenty of criminal cases against him including anti-national activities, a look out notice has already been issued against him and law will take its own course of against those who are lawbreakers, said state tourism minister...

MALDA, 13 Oct 2017/--/In a fierce duel claiming the fullest conjugal rights two housewives, both married to one single husband lost their ears last night at Mojampur village under Kaliachak police station last night. Kulsum Bibi, 32 and Chandmani Bibi, 28, both wives of Sintu Sheikh, a migrant...

SILIGURI, 13 Oct 2017/--/An explosion reportedly took place at a hotel that is located in Pradhan Nagar of Siliguri today. Two workers of the hotel are said to be injured in the blast. Sources report that the incident occurred because of a refrigerator explosion. After the blast, the roof of the...

MALDA, 12 Oct 2017/--/A large number of students of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) resorted to stir time again today demanding retrenchment of vice chancellor (VC) Prof Gopalchandra Mishra accusing him of inabilities of protecting academic interests of students. They also accused VC as '...

SILIGURI, 11 Oct 2017/--/The state’s Tourism Minister Goutam Deb on Wednesday visited the ‘Chhat Ghats’ to take stock of the situation in Siliguri. The Chhat Puja Committees have been worried about the piers’ construction after the Green Tribunal gave instructions to construct the piers quite a...

TARABARI (NAXALBARI), 11 Oct 2017/--/A female wild elephant was found dead at Tarabari village under Naxalbari block on Wednesday morning. Initial investigation suggest that this ten year old elephant died due to electrocution but the exact cause of death will be known after the post-mortem report...

SILIGURI, 9 Oct 2017/--/Two fake journalists were arrested for allegedly extorting money from a local doctor in Siliguri. For extortion Rs 20 lakhs in disguise of journalist claiming from a national media Pradhan Nagar police arrested Ram Gopal Sharma and Ankita Sharma. Both fake journalists are...

SILIGURI, 9 Oct 2017/--/A jackal was rescued from a high drain in Ambika Nagar near Siliguri today by the forest department staff. The jackal that somehow fell inside the high drain was not able to come out despite several attempts. Local people spotted the animal and informed the forest department...

SILIGURI, 9 Oct 2017/--/A meeting was held by the Bihari Kalyan Manch, Siliguri with the Chhath committees of the city’s piers at a building in Burdwan Road on Sunday. During the meeting, a special committee was formed to protest against instructions given by the Green Tribunal. Sources shared...

MALDA, 7 Oct 2017/--/Trinamool Congress leaders of the district had strong disagreements among themselves during a meeting convened to discuss the upcoming rural poll strategies at Malda College auditorium today. The differences in opinions were reflected in party’s anti-BJP rally too as former...

MALDA, 5 Oct 2017/--/Dengue has taken a fierce turn in the districts leaving thousands of citizens affected while the others are quite panicked. Although the district health officials are officially trying to mitigate the number of dengue affected patients, doctors privately conceded that situation...

MALDA, 4 Oct 2017/--/Miscreants and extortionists attacked and stoned at Subir Sarkar, officer-in-charge (OC) of Bhaluka police outpost under Harischandrapur police station in a fair organized on account of immersion of the Goddes Durga recently. The injured police official was admitted to local...

SILIGURI, 25 Sep 2017/--/The three arrested Morcha leaders who were arrested from Gurgaon where today presented at Siliguri court amid tight security on Monday, all three remanded for eight days to police custody. Morcha leaders P T Ola, Tilak Chandra Roka and D K Pradhan were brought from Gurgaon...

SILIGURI, 19 Sep 2017/--/After concluding two meetings in Delhi and Kolkata, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s ousted leader Binay Tamang reached Bagdogra today via flight. On being asked about the meetings, Binay Tamang said that the meeting in Kolkata was held to discuss about the bonus of tea estate...

MALDA, 19 Sep 2017/--/Suspecting her illicit affair a BSF jawan shaved the head of his wife and roughed her up. After she was rescued by the neighbours, the housewife Ajgari Bibi, 28 lodged a written complaint against her husband Rafiqul Sheikh with Manikchak police station today. The accused BSF...

MALDA, 19 Sep 2017/--/Acting on a tip off Kaliachak police busted an adulterated edible oil factory at Sultanganj College turning area and seized large quantity of tampered edible oil and other packaging utensils from there on Tuesday afternoon.  Two persons were arrested from the spot for...

MALDA, 19 Sep 2017/--/With an eye to keep the festive days peaceful the superintendent of police Arnab Ghosh and MLA cum civic body chief of English Bazaar Nihar Ghosh urged the citizens to abide by the guidelines set by the district and police administrations in meeting with different...