North Bengal News

MALDA, 16 Jul 2018/--/Teachers owing allegiance to the Trinamool Congress and working in SSK and MSK held a meeting at Malda College auditorium to discuss preparations for the upcoming July 21 rally in Kolkata. Joydev Giri, state convener of the association said that members from North Dinajpur,...

Raiganj, 16 Jul 2018/--/Arpita Roy Burman, wife of Rajukumar Roy, a teacher, who died while acting as a presiding officer during rural polls, joined the service at the establishment section in the office of the district magistrate on Monday. Roy Burman was promised a job by the Chief Minister...

MALDA, 16 Jul 2018/--/The silk industry in the district is quite jubilant over adequate Increase in the price of silk cocoons. The farmers associated with the silk industry of the district have expressed their satisfaction over the price hike of the silk cocoons. The recent price of the cocoons has...

SILIGURI, 13 Jul 2018/--/Suraj ‘Dhadkan’, the well-known story writer in Nepali on Friday received the Indra Bahadur Memorial Award during the 204th birth anniversary celebration of Nepali poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya at Bagdogra. Dr P D Bhutaia awarded Suraj with the prestigious award in a function...

Raiganj, 13 Jul 2018/--/Inspired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who takes regular administrative level meetings to take stock of developmental work of a district, district magistrate of North Dinajpur Arvind Meena has taken a similar initiative when he presided over a panchayat-level  review...

Raiganj, 13 Jul 2018/--/District magistrate of North Dinajpur Arvind Meena today handed over appointment letter to Arpita Roy Burman, widow of Rajkumar Roy, who died mysteriously while acting as a presiding officer during panchayat elections. Arpita  has been appointed a clerk at the office of the...

SILIGURI, 13 Jul 2018/--/Acting on a tip off a team of CID today seized 20 thousand litre of kerosene and arrested one person from eastern bypass area under Bhaktinagar police station in Siliguri on Thursday night. The arrest might lead to busting of a huge inter-district kerosene smuggling racket...

COOCH BEHAR, 13 Jul 2018/--/A college student and member of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) was shot at near Choupathi area of Coochbehar while returning home this afternoon. Majid Ansari, the student was admitted to a nursing-home with a bullet injury at his abdomen. Although factional feud of...

MALDA, 13 Jul 2018/--/Dispute between relatives over a land turned violent at Bairgachi village under Gazole police station on Thursday night. Three persons including two women were injured in the clash. According to sources in the police department, Dhiren Mandal, 28 had a tiff with his paternal...

Jalpaiguri, 13 Jul 2018/--/Work was stalled at section no. 4 of Mogulkata tea-garden after a herd of eight tuskers entered the garden and damaged the shade-trees. The ravage by the elephants caused panic among the tea-garden workers who fled to a safe place while the tuskers decimated the area...

Jalpaiguri, 13 Jul 2018/--/Jalpaiguri municipality will restrict the number of toto-rickshaws keeping in view the rising traffic congestion in the town. Mohan Bose, chairman of the municipality elaborated on Friday the plans of the civic body in curbing the number of the three-wheelers. “Presently...

Jalpaiguri, 13 Jul 2018/--/Jalpaiguri police thwarted the attempt of a car-smuggling racket on Thursday night acting promptly upon the complaint lodged by a businessman. One person was arrested with a stolen sports utility vehicle (SUV) from near the rail-gate at the vicinity of Denguajhar tea-...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/The warning of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the district administration of Alipurduar that they should remain alert about the developments in neighbouring Assam comes in the wake of apprehensions that people whose names would not figure in the final draft of...

Guwahati, 12 Jul 2018/--/An FIR has been registered in Guwahati against former vice chancellor of Assam University at Silchar, Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups and communities, a police officer has said. The FIR has been filed against Bhattacharjee at...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will come up with a special centre for the study of the country's north east region, varsity vice-chancellor, M Jagadesh Kumar said on Wednesday. The modalities of the courses to be offered by the centre will be worked out, a...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has asked all the Army formations and bases across the country to comply with laid down disciplinary provisions, cautioning that violators will face strict action. In a communication to the 1.2 million strong Army last week, Rawat said the...

Peshawar, 12 Jul 2018/--/The iconic Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the 7th  century, has been restored to its almost original form with Italian assistance in the troubled northwestern Pakistan, nearly 11 years after it was dynamited by the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan during their...

SILIGURI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Taking a serious note of the ongoing problems in tea-gardebs of hills, Dooars and Terai regions Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held an important meeting at Uttarkanya today. Along with officials of the state government Mann Ghising of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF...

MALDA, 12 Jul 2018/--/Following controversies regarding financial dealings, Uzzal Saha, secretary of Malda Merchants' Chamber of Commerce (MMCC) was today dropped from the body. He was replaced by immediate past president of MMCC Jayanta Kundu. Meanwhile Debabrata Bose was unanimously selected as...

Jalpaiguri, 12 Jul 2018/--/Demanding promotion to the post of sub-staff 24 workers of Aambari tea garden resorted to ‘fast unto death’ to draw the attention of the authority. The labourers sat for the strike in front of the office of the manager of the garden from today morning. The agitation of...

SILIGURI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee showed a humanitarian face by assuring a government job for one of the family members of a deceased photo-journalist while meeting the press at Uttarkanya on Thursday. Rajkumar Modak, 37 of Falakata in Jalpaiguri died of a cardiac attack on...

Jalpaiguri, 12 Jul 2018/--/State law minister Malay Ghatak today inspected the development of renovations of the infrastructures of the circuit bench in the district on Thursday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently declared that the circuit bench might start functioning from August 17. Soon...

SILIGURI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today gave appointment letters for the post of home guard in WB police to 36 former Kamtapuri Liberation Organisation (KLO) cadres who had surrendered during Left Front government  at a function at Uttarkanya. The beneficiaries are from...

SILIGURI, 12 Jul 2018/--/After the seizure of 10 kilos of gold a few days back once again Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) of Siliguri arrested four persons from a hotel of Pradhannagar, located opposite  Tenzing Norgey Central Bus Terminus on Thursday afternoon after it seized 10.5 kilo...

COOCH BEHAR, 12 Jul 2018/--/Following the stern instructions from  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee the police arrested 12 persons from Sitai area for allegedly organizing attack on police personnel while maintaining the law and order. SP, Coochbehar Bholanath Pandey said that the raid would continue...