North Bengal News

MALDA, 21 Jun 2018/--/Five persons including two women and a child were killed and five others injured in three separate road accidents at different parts in Malda district in the past 24 hours. Two lorries were detained by police but the drivers and helpers scampered away. The first accident...

Beijing, 21 Jun 2018/--/China is ready to bolster its ties with landlocked Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, trade and investment under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, President Xi Jinping on Thursday assured Nepal's Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. Chinese firms signed deals...

NEW DELHI, 21 Jun 2018/--/The Dalai Lama will launch on July 2 a “happiness curriculum”” for government schools in Delhi for the coming academic session, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday. A day after it ended its sit-in at lieutenant governor's office, the AAP dispensation...

NEW DELHI, 21 Jun 2018/--/CPI(M) MP Md Salim on Thursday said the Railway Ministry should take necessary steps to ensure that trains in north Bengal run on time, minimizing the harassment of passengers. In his meeting with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the CPI(M) MP said it has been a long-...

NEW DELHI, 21 Jun 2018/--/Shillong has been selected as the 100th city to receive funding under the Centre's flagship Smart Cities Mission after evaluation of the proposal submitted by it, the Housing and Urban Affairs ministry said on Thursday. The ministry had, till now, kept on hold the final...

Guwahati, 21 Jun 2018/--/The opposition Congress has alleged the Assam government is not serious about updating the National Register of Citizens, a day after the NRC state coordinator said the deadline for the publication of the final draft "may be delayed" due to the flood situation. As per a...

Raiganj, 21 Jun 2018/--/National secretary of BJP Rahul Sinha on Thursday hinted that investigations into different allegations of corruptions might be expedited soon. In view of joint director CBI Rakesh Asthana’s Kolkata visit to review the investigations into Saradha chit-fund scam and Narada...

SILIGURI, 21 Jun 2018/--/Two female cheetahs were rescued from Bagdogra tea-estate on Tuesday night. The forest-staff handed over the cheetahs to Sukna squad. The big-cats were treated at Bengal safari before they were released in jungle on Wednesday. (EOIC)

Jalpaiguri, 21 Jun 2018/--/A python measuring 8 ft was rescued from Gayerkata tea-garden on Tuesday morning. It has been learnt from sources in the forest department that the huge snake was first discovered by workers of the tea-garden plucking leaves at 7th section of Manipur division. They heard...

SILIGURI, 21 Jun 2018/--/With an eye to preventing the racket of brokers at the premises, North Bengal Medical College & Hospital (NBMCH) authorities would install 200 CCTV cameras shortly. The decision was adopted in a meeting of Rogi Kalyan Samity (RKS) headed by chairman Dr Rudranath...

Raiganj, 21 Jun 2018/--/Excitement gripped Raiganj super-specialty hospital campus after a person assaulted two female security-staff for denying entry after the scheduled visiting-hour on Wednesday. The accused was beaten up by relatives of other patients and handed over to police. Two injured...

Kolkata, 18 Jun 2018/--/The fire on board a container ship in the Bay of Bengal was extinguished on Sunday night with the help of an Indian Air Force helicopter, around 65 hours after it was reported, a senior defence official said. The Coast Guard said there had been no oil spillage from the MV...

SILIGURI, 18 Jun 2018/--/A Chinese national with a forged Adhaar card was held in Siliguri on Sunday night. He was booked on forgery charges. On intelligence information, the police arrested the Chinese, a resident of Beijing. A resident of Siliguri was escorting him. A resident of Nepal was said...

Kohima, 18 Jun 2018/--/NSCN(K), the banned Naga militant outfit, has claimed responsibility for Sunday's ambush with an Assam Rifles patrol party in Nagaland. In a statement on Monday, the outfit claimed that six security personnel were killed on the spot and an equal number injured in the attack...

Kathmandu, 18 Jun 2018/--/Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli's upcoming five-day visit to China, his first after re-election, will see the two countries sign a number of agreements including one on energy cooperation and construction of a railway line connecting Kerung in Tibet to capital...

COOCH BEHAR, 18 Jun 2018/--/North Bengal Development (NBD) minister Rabindranath Ghosh faced agitation by youth Trinamool Congress activists at Dewanhat area in Coochbehar I block on Monday. Police rushed to the spot to escort the NBD minister out of the spot. According to sources Ghosh went to...

Jalpaiguri, 18 Jun 2018/--/A residential training programme on Odissi dance that included the transgender dance-enthusiasts was inaugurated by veteran dancer Minati Mukherjee at Nayabasti area of the district on Monday. Rina study for dance and Transtone Global joined hands to arrange the programme...

SILIGURI, 18 Jun 2018/--/Kalinga University (KU), county’s top-notch institution in higher education may be an ideal destination of brilliant students from North Bengal and Sikkim. A week-long programme for ‘recognition to future potential’ would be conducted at Kalinga University’s admission...

Alipurduar, 18 Jun 2018/--/A demonstration was staged by BJP under party’s state president Dilip Ghosh in front of ‘Dooarskanya,’ the office of the district magistrate on Monday. Huge police arrangements were made to maintain law and order prior to BJP’s political programme declared in advance....

Kolkata, 17 Jun 2018/--/With the final draft for the National Register of Citizens (NRC) due for publication in Assam on June 30, the Assam government has stepped up internal security in an effort to prevent volatile situations. “We are closely monitoring the situation. If the situation demands,...

Kathmandu, 17 Jun 2018/--/Four people, including two Indians, who had gone missing after a huge mass of earth caved in at a tunnel site of the Arun III hydro power project in eastern Nepal, have been rescued after nearly 40 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P...

Kathmandu, 17 Jun 2018/--/A bomb exploded at the office of a major hydropower project being constructed with Indian assistance in Nepal last Wednesday, the second such incident at the facility in over a month. An unidentified group exploded an improvised explosive device in the office of Arun III...

SILIGURI, 17 Jun 2018/--/A tripartite meeting between the state government, management of tea gardens and trade union leaders of North Bengal resolved to hike the salary of staffs and sub-staffs of tea gardens to 18 percent of their existence gross salary as an interim arrangement till wages are...

MALDA, 17 Jun 2018/--/The achievement of West Bengal achievement in successful implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) was reasserted yet again by a delegation from Maharashtra here on Friday. The delegation led by ASR Nayek, MGNREGS commissioner of...

SILIGURI, 17 Jun 2018/--/A new restaurant and coffee shop has come up in the city with authentic Italian food and beverages claims to be first of its kid in North Bengal. ‘The Coffee Shop’ Cafe Italiano was inaugurated in Siliguri’s Vega Circle Mall by deputy commissioner Income Tax, Norbu Bhutia...