North Bengal News

MALDA, 23 Mar 2017/--/At least six persons were injured as a fierce clash broke out between two factions of Trinamool Congress over collection of tender-papers at Maheshpur-Gobindapur gram panchayet under Bamangola police station yesterday.  Trinamool party office at the locality was ransacked by a...

MALDA, 23 Mar 2017/--/Police finally succeeded in cracking the bank robbery case and arrested two persons in connection with the robbery. Nasim Nabab and Mohammed Sariul Khan were arrested from School Para village under Kaliachak police station during an extensive police raid. A firearm and Rs...

BAGDOGRA, 23 Mar 2017/--/Upper Bagdogra residents today demanded police patrolling in the area after three shops were broken into on Wednesday night and several items stolen. The miscreants broke into a jewellery shop, a computer shop, an electronics shop and a garments store. The shops are...

SILIGURI, 23 Mar 2017/--/The Siliguri Metropolitan Police and the excise department are playing an active role in unearthing illegal liquor sale rackets following the death of 11 people consuming in south Bengal. The Pradhan Nagar police and Excise Department on Wednesday evening launched a joint...

SILIGURI, 23 Mar 2017/--/Located in The Planet Building, Sevok Road, Siliguri “The Yellow Chilli” was inaugurated by Padma Shri Sanjeev Kapoor at a splendid launch today. The gourmands of Siliguri can now indulge in an exclusive fare of delightful Indian cuisine at The Yellow Chilli. The menu here...

MALDA, 22 Mar 2017/--/A list of some administrative and police officials, who are working at the behest of ruling Trinamool Congress, is being prepared for sending it to the Union home ministry, said Pratap Banerjee, the state BJP general secretary here today. Banerjee, after holding day long...

MALDA, 22 Mar 2017/--/Acting on a tip off a team of CID along with English Bazaar policed raided a hotel near Malda town station on Tuesday night and arrested three persons with 500 gram brown sugar. The price of the narcotics seized is approximately Rs 12.5 lakh in clandestine market as learnt...

SILIGURI, 22 Mar 2017/--/Personnel of Ashigjar police outpost and excise department officials today seized raw materials for manufacturing illegal liquor from the Chota Fapri area near Siliguri under Jalpaiguri district jurisdiction. The joint operation following a tip-off led to the seizure of 300...

SILIGURI, 22 Mar 2017/--/A massive fire broke out this morning at a saw mill and furniture godown in the Sashtri Nagar area destroying property worth about Rs1 crore. The incident occurred at 4am at the Dooars Timber Depot located in Sashtri Nagar, Sevoke Road. Two fire tenders were deployed to...

SILIGURI, 22 Mar 2017/--/The Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) has started functioning at the premises of Hawker's Co-operative Society Ltd, 1st floor, opposite to United Bank of India's North Bengal regional Office at Hill Cart Road with effect from March 16. The new Ld. presiding officer Devendra...

SILIGURI, 21 Mar 2017/--/The Simulbari Chai Bagan Bachao Committee has alleged that Simulbari tea garden has been shut down due to encroachment by the land mafia in Malivita, a part of the estate. The encroachment has resulted in nearly 1,200 workers becoming jobless, said committee members....

SILIGURI, 21 Mar 2017/--/Kalyan Debnath of New York City has appreciated the work being done by Padmashree Karimul Haque and Pijush Kanti Roy, secretary of the Siliguri voluntary blood donors forum. Roy organises blood donation camps and Thalassemia campaigns across north Bengal and has so far...

SILIGURI, 21 Mar 2017/--/Jawans of the 41 Battalion, Sashastra Seema Bal, led by Second in-Command D.K. Singh, on Monday arrested a man named Mantu Sarkar from the Naxalbari rail gate area with 152gm of brown sugar. Singh said the contraband is worth some Rs76 lakh. They apprehended the suspect...

SILIGURI, 21 Mar 2017/--/The Annual Sports meet of Kidzee Hakimpara and Sevoke Road has been organised today at Ramkrishna Ground near Panitanki More. Bharoti Ghosh renowned table tennis coach and Arjuna award winner Mantu Ghosh attended the sports meet as guest. The sport meet ended in a great...

MALDA, 18 Mar 2017/--/Vice president of All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) Mukul Roy refused to speak a single word on the recent developments of Narada sting operation case after the apex court of the state ordered a CBI probe only yesterday. Roy, a Rajya Sabha MP of Trinamool and a close...

MALDA, 18 Mar 2017/--/Police detained few persons in connection with the daring robbery at Sujapur branch of a nationalized bank yesterday in broad daylight. However, none was officially declared arrested so far. Meanwhile, it has been learnt from some officials of the bank that over Rs 32 lakh was...

MALDA, 18 Mar 2017/--/Failing to crack the missing case of her postgraduate daughter, wife of a home-guard of district police with the help of human rights law network (HRLN) knocked the doors of the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Mangala Mandal and her...

SILIGURI, 18 Mar 2017/--/A woman reportedly committed suicide today by hanging herself inside her home in the ISKCON road area of Siliguri. According to locals, the woman’s husband is away for medical treatment and she was living alone. A visitor to the house first discovered the woman's body and...

BAGDOGRA, 18 Mar 2017/--/The Sunil Negi Institute for the Performing Arts (SNIPA) was inaugurated on Thursday at Airport Plaza, Upper Bagdogra. Founder Sunil Negi, a close friend of renowned dance choreographer Remo Desouza, aims to teach impeccable dance styles to students of north Bengal and...

SILIGURI, 18 Mar 2017/--/A Cooch Behar resident named Niranjan Das was arrested today for allegedly taking pictures of a young woman in a moving train and posting it on a social networking site without her permission. According to sources, the woman was travelling in the Padatik Express from...

SILIGURI, 18 Mar 2017/--/State tourism minister Gautam Deb will on Sunday lay the foundation stone for the boundary wall of a proposed tourism project near Siliguri. Announcing the event, Sunil Agarwala, additional director of the North Bengal Department of Tourism, said the foundation laying...

MALDA, 17 Mar 2017/--/In a daring attempt a gang of robbers looted approximately Rs 20 lakh from the branch of a nationalized bank located at Sujapur area under Kaliachak police station around 1.30 pm today. According to sources the gang of seven armed robbers entered the bank in guise of customers...

SILIGURI, 17 Mar 2017/--/Forever 21, a leading fast fashion brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd launched in Siliguri located at the heart of the city at the Vega Circle Mall. The store is spread over 6000 Sq.ft of retail space. Malaika Arora Khan, popular Bollywood actress along with...

MALDA, 16 Mar 2017/--/Governor of the state Keshari Nath Tripathi conferred upon honourary D. Litt and D.Sc upon four renowned personalities during the second convocation of the University of Gour Banga (UGB) today. Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of the varsity, appreciated the development of...

MALDA, 16 Mar 2017/--/Governor and Chancellor Keshari Nath Tripathi highly appreciated the stakeholders of the University of Gour Banga during the second convocation of the varsity today. But the UGB authorities cannot relish the appreciations from the Chancellor completely as the BJP, only 12...