North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 13 Jan 2017/--/In order to spread awareness and underscore the importance of safe driving, the Siliguri traffic police on Thursday distributed roses to bikers who were without helmets. Present at Netaji More near New Jalpaiguri Railway Station were a posse of policemen including Deputy...

SILIGURI, 13 Jan 2017/--/Siliguri mayor Ashok Bhattacharya reportedly lost his mobile phone on Thursday while travelling to Alipurduar from Howrah, Kolkata. Bhattacharya had boarded the Kamrup Express to attend a programme in Alipurduar and was berthed in an AC II Tier coach with some colleagues....

SILIGURI, 12 Jan 2017/--/The Siliguri unit of the BJP has filed an FIR against the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata at Siliguri for making an offensive statement against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 7. West Bengal BJP secretary Rathindra Bose filed the FIR at Siliguri police...

MALDA, 12 Jan 2017/--/The 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was observed across the district with due reverence to the cyclonic monk today. Different organizations observed the 155th birthday of Swami Vivekananda which is declared as National Youth Day by the Central government....

MALDA, 12 Jan 2017/--/Suspected kingpin of an interstate two-wheeler smuggling racket was arrested from Chakmilepur area in Kaliachak police station late last night and 19 stolen two-wheelers were recovered from his den. The person is suspected to have connection with an international motorbike...

SILIGURI, 12 Jan 2017/--/Forest personnel today captured a leopard in the Leesh River Tea Garden area under Malbazar sub-division in Jalpaiguri district. The adult female had been spotted since the past few days in the garden area, located about 42 km from Siliguri. The presence of the wild feline...

Jalpaiguri, 12 Jan 2017/--/Titan Eyeplus, optical retail chain from Titan Company Limited, inaugurated a new eyewear store in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Located at Merchant Road, Dinbazar, the new store aims at providing enhanced shopping experience to the customers. With an extensive retail network...

MALDA, 11 Jan 2017/--/University of Gour Banga (UGB) is going have its second convocation in the third week of February or the first week of March depending on the availability of the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who is also the chancellor of the varsity. Prof Gopalchandra Mishra, the vice...

SILIGURI, 9 Jan 2017/--/Continuing with its denouncement of the Centre's demonetisation move, the Darjeeling District Mahila Congress today organised a Bhuka Michil (hunger march) from Baghajatin Park to Venus More in Siliguri. Party supporters including tea garden female workers were led by...

SILIGURI, 9 Jan 2017/--/The Trinamool Congress today started a three-day demonstration outside the Miya Garage Building on Hill Cart Road to protest the central government’s demonetisation decision. All TMC councillors, supporters including former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia were present at the...

SILIGURI, 6 Jan 2017/--/Authorities have cautioned that chain snatchers have become active in town from the past few days. One such suspect was nabbed on Thursday evening by the Matigara police over a snatching case near Uttorayon Township in Siliguri. The incident occurred early Wednesday morning...

MALDA, 5 Jan 2017/--/Missing of five minors including four girls for last 24 hours has caused severe panic at Jitarpur area under Chanchal police station. The guardians of the missing minors knocked the door of Chanchal police on Wednesday night after having failed to trace them. Despite extensive...

SILIGURI, 5 Jan 2017/--/The Indian women’s football team scored three goals to win the SAFF Women’s Championship 2016 on Wednesday evening at the Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri. India has never lost in the SAFF championships and this is the fourth win. Pitted against strong opponents Bangladesh,...

SILIGURI, 5 Jan 2017/--/Senior Trinamool Congress leaders and supporters today halted the Padatik Express at Belakoba in Jalpaiguri district demanding the release of two top party leaders implicated in the Rose Valley chit fund scam. TMC cadres led by Rajganj MLA Khageshwar Roy, Raiganj Panchayat...

SILIGURI, 5 Jan 2017/--/Two persons were arrested today with more than 41kg of marijuana worth Rs29 lakh from Tikiapara in Siliguri by the Sashastra Seema Bal (41st Battalion) and Siliguri police. Acting on specific information, the SSB and a police team led by SSB 41 BN Second-in-Command D. K....

MALDA, 4 Jan 2017/--/From morning to evening protests and counter protests over the arrests of Trinamool Congress MPs Sudip Banerjee and Tapas Pal organized by the state’s ruling party and the BJP kept the district rocking today. However, the factional differences among the leaders of both the...

SILIGURI, 4 Jan 2017/--/The state tourism department is all set to transform the Bengal Safari Park into a national heritage site to promote rural tourism and homestays in the forest villages of Baikunthapur and Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. Tourism minister Gautam Deb and industry stakeholders on...

SILIGURI, 4 Jan 2017/--/In a major haul of narcotics, the personnel of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) 41 Battalion at Ranidanga in Siliguri and Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Unit (NCBZU), Kolkata seized 280 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 1.40 crores according to the international market. Acting on a tip...

SILIGURI, 4 Jan 2017/--/People have always held the concept of ‘metempsychosis’ in awe. Though the term may sound new to many, the philosophy isn’t. Adopted from the Greek language, the term refers to transmigration of the soul, especially its reincarnation after death. Metempsychosis has been a...

MALDA, 3 Jan 2017/--/Students’ wing of ruling Trinamool Congress TMCP (Trinamool Chhatra Parishad) won students’ unions in five out of nine degree colleges in the district on the final day of submission of nomination papers. However, in rest four colleges the elections for the students’ unions...

MALDA, 3 Jan 2017/--/As many as 12 passengers were injured as a Siliguri bound air-conditioned deluxe bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch near Kamlabari village beside NH-34 around 3 am today. Injuries of four passengers including the conductor of the bus were reported to be grievous...

MALDA, 3 Jan 2017/--/Shining the face of the state 11 juvenile kids from the district won 20 medals including 11 gold medals in an international sports festival held in Midnapore (East) recently. South asia International Sports festival that commenced in Haldia on 31 December last year was attended...

SILIGURI, 3 Jan 2017/--/First Step Digital Pvt Ltd. is a Delhi based Startup, with a unique range of Intimate Hygiene Products for Women. After success of their products in North India, the company is now entering North East India. The company started in 2014 with their Flagship Product ‘PeeBuddy...

MALDA, 2 Jan 2017/--/Clashes between activists of Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) and SFI-CP (Chhatra Parishad) alliance over the collection of nomination papers for students’ union elections in three colleges kept the district rocking for the whole day. Alleging that the district and...

MALDA, 1 Jan 2017/--/District Trinamool Congress exhibited a rare show of unity while celebrating the foundation day of the party this evening at a prominent spot here today. The Trinamool leaders, however, skipped commenting on absence of former minister Krishnendu Choudhury, who attended a...