North Bengal News

SILIGURI, 2 Feb 2017/--/Forest department personnel on Wednesday night arrested three persons from the Fulbari area along with a Japan made handgun, three rounds of live cartridges and seized two elephant tusks weighing a kilo each. The arrests were made under the supervision of Belakoba Ranger...

SILIGURI, 2 Feb 2017/--/Wednesday:  V-Mart Retail Ltd., one of the fastest growing fashion chain in North India announced the launch of its Rewards Program 1st February 2017. Staying true to its promise of constantly striving to provide a better shopping experience to over 60000 customers walking...

SILIGURI, 1 Feb 2017/--/Low cost airline Indigo today cancelled all its flights to and from Bagdogra Airport citing poor visibility and inclement weather. A senior official at the airport said, “The current visibility is 1200m whereas the required visibility for landing is 2100m. Airlines will be...

SILIGURI, 1 Feb 2017/--/The West Bengal Police Directorate has issued transfer and posting orders for Deputy Superintendent of Police and Assistant Commissioner of Police officers across the state. The orders have been issued for 22 DSPs from various departments and for two ACPs. Somnath Jha,...

SILIGURI, 1 Feb 2017/--/The body of a young woman was retrieved today by the police from a guest house in Pani Tanki, Siliguri.  The deceased's name was Sushmita Roy, she was 19 years old. She was originally from Dhumgudi, Ward No-16, said the police. Sushmita had eloped with her boyfriend and...

MALDA, 30 Jan 2017/--/The leader of opposition in the state assembly and Congress veteran Abdul Mannan lashed out at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while addressing a public meeting of Congress workers here today. Although the public meeting did not draw...

MALDA, 30 Jan 2017/--/The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has launched a month long movement to generate awareness about fuel conservation among the common people in North Bengal. A rally was flagged off today by the general manager of the IOC Ranjan Kumar Mahapatra to expedite the campaign which...

MALDA, 27 Jan 2017/--/Controversies keep pursuing the University of Gour Banga as after a controversial picnic on January 26 at Tilason area the varsity campus was rocked with agitations by aggrieved students of the department of Bengali followed by another demonstration by the students of its...

MALDA, 27 Jan 2017/--/State BJP leadership finally suspended 10 party leaders and members of the Malda district committee including two elected councilors of the civic bodies for allegedly abusing and manhandling the district BJP president Subrata Kundu on December 18 last year. State BJP president...

SILIGURI, 27 Jan 2017/--/Darjeeling has become the first tobacco smoke free district in the state. Coinciding with the 68th Republic Day celebrations, Darjeeling District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava, Darjeeling Police Superintendent Amit Javalagi and several other officials gathered at Chowarasta...

SILIGURI, 27 Jan 2017/--/The Central Bank of India today held a press conference at the Siliguri Journalists' Club to announce its decision to open new branches in the rural areas of West Bengal and Sikkim. The poor credit deposit ratio in this area also came up for discussion. The lender said a...

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...