North Bengal News

MALDA, 10 Sep 2018/--/Gour Chandra Mandal, Trinamool Congress member of Malda zilla parishad (MZP) from Manikchak today replaced Sarala Murmu as Sabhadhipati by defeating BJP candidate Ujjwal Chowdhury. Out of 37 members of MZP, Mandal bagged support of 31 members including the two from Congress....

SILIGURI, 10 Sep 2018/--/One person was killed and thousands affected following heavy rains since Sunday morning at several areas of Jalpaiguri and Siliguri. Narayan Mondol was killed when the wall of the room of Green Wood Apartment where he lived collapsed this morning. A portion of an under...

MALDA/ NORTH DINAJPUR, 10 Sep 2018/--/The strike convened separately by the Left parties and the Congress failed to leave an impression in three districts of north Bengal  today. Although the leaders of Congress and CPM got on the streets in favour of the bandh, they did not seem to be aggressive...

MALDA, 3 Sep 2018/--/Three-year old Mrinal Mandal, was shot at from close range, according to forensic expert Chitrakshya Sarkar, who  today along with senior police officers visited the house of the boy at Ramnagar village under Manikchak police station and collected various samples from there....

SILIGURI, 3 Sep 2018/--/Greater Siliguri Citizens’ Forum today demanded a metropolitan court in the city for the benefit of citizens and administration. Members of the forum who explained the logic behind their demand during a press meet today  said that the issue had already been communicated to...

SILIGURI, 3 Sep 2018/--/Alleging police inaction into a complaint lodged against a grocer for alleged molestation and attempting to rape a minor of Saratnagar of Shib Mandir area under Matigara police station, her mother drew attention of police officials through media today. The housewife alleged...

NORTH DINAJPUR, 3 Sep 2018/--/Over 200 close circuit television (CCTV) cameras would be installed across the district with a view to  curbing crime and road traffic accidents in the district. Newly appointed superintendent of police Sumit Kumar said this soon after assuming the office today. “Our...

Alipurduar, 3 Sep 2018/--/Subhas Pally Unit of Barobisha area started preparations for the Durga Puja scheduled next month in a major way. On its 36thyear the members of the organization have chosen a unique theme ‘Adaloter Raye Mrityudondo’ (Capital punishment by judiciary). The club was awarded...

MALDA, 1 Sep 2018/--/Mrinal Mandal, 3, who sustained a bullet injury on forehead 48 hours ago during a political clash, has reportedly responded to treatment slightly after a three-hour long surgery was conducted upon him. The doctors, however, have not passed any definite comment on his condition...

Jalpaiguri, 1 Sep 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be speaking to Swapna Barman to personally appreciate her triumph at heptathlon in Asian Games. Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia, union minister of state for electronics and information technology visited residence of Barman and spoke to her...

SILIGURI, 1 Sep 2018/--/A bicycle rally would be flagged off on October 26 to spread awareness among the youths against the effect of drugs and narcotics. Members of Kurseong mountain bike association  said during a press meet at Siliguri Journalists’ Club that the motto of the rally was to bring...

SILIGURI, 1 Sep 2018/--/Women driving toto-rickshaws received uniforms from Siliguri town and Dabgram-Foolbari e-rickshaw owners’ and drivers’ association today in presence of tourism minister Gautam Deb and officials of Siliguri metropolitan police (SMP). Sub divisional officer Siraj Danewar was...

MALDA, 1 Sep 2018/--/Commendable skills and praiseworthy performances of doctors of Malda medical college & hospital (MMCH) saved the life of a mentally retarded minor who had inserted a needle into his genital. Raju Halder, who has been reportedly mentally challenged since birth, severely...

SILIGURI, 1 Sep 2018/--/Artists in the entertainment field from Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sikkim have formed an umbrella organisation called ‘Inferno’ which will be launched in a grand manner at hotel Sadhbhavana in Krishnanagar, Mirik on September 2. The Echo of India is one of key media partners...

MALDA, 1 Sep 2018/--/Malda College standing on the verge of its platinum jubilee gets its new principal today. Manas Baidya assumed charge from the teacher-in-change Prabhas Choudhury in presence of district magistrate Kaushik Bhattacharya, who is also the president of the college's governing body...

SILIGURI, 30 Aug 2018/--/Lieutenant General CP Mohanty took over the command of Sukna based Trishakti Corps from Lieutenant General Pradeep M Bali on Thursday. Lt Gen Mohanty is a June 1982 Batch Infantry Officer from the Rajput Regiment and is currently also the Colonel of the Rajput Regiment....

MANIKCHAK, 30 Aug 2018/--/A three-year old baby boy paid dearly for his mother’s change of camps during formation of panchayat boards. Miscreants shot at Mrinal Mondal, (3), after his mother Putul Mondal, who was elected to Manikchak gram panchayet (GP) from Ramnagar for BJP, supported Trinamool...

SILIGURI, 30 Aug 2018/--/Belakoba forest range officer Sanjay Dutt and his team have busted a racket involved in fooling people by issuing false appointment letters in the name of Additional Chief Secretary, Forest, PCCF (HOFF). Forest officials apprehended three persons involved in the case and...

SILIGURI, 30 Aug 2018/--/Tourism minister Gautam Deb met the family members of Mollika Mazumder whose organs saved few lives after her premature demise recently. Deb visited rail colony area of New Jalpaiguri on Wednesdayy and spoke to relatives of Mazumder for a long time. What she has done is...

ALIPURDUAR/ SILIGURI, 30 Aug 2018/--/A humanitarian appeal of Chandana Chowdhury, a senior scribe from Jalpaiguri and an active member of Confederation of North Bengal & Sikkim Journalists (CNBSJ) that was readily approved by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee finally ensures smile on face of...

Jalpaiguri, 30 Aug 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee greeted Basana Barman, mother of Swapna Barman, who won a gold medal at heptathlon event of Asian Games on Wednesday. Chief Minister assured all sorts of help for Swapna’s family over phone. Tourism minister Gautam Deb rushed to Swapana’s...

Raiganj, 29 Aug 2018/--/Despite the bandh called by the Trinamool Congress in protest against the killing of a party worker yesterday having been withdrawn following a directive from the state leadership, the entire area remained shut with shops and commercial establishments remaining closed and...

RAIGANJ/ MALDA, 29 Aug 2018/--/‘Momo’ scare gradually goes viral at different parts of North Dinajpur and Malda as virtual invitations to play the deadly game are being sent to people of all ages using WhatsApp. A school teacher, Purna Chandra Pal of Shanti Nagar Colony in Islampur sub division of...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2018/--/The much-awaited Jalpaiguri circuit bench of Calcutta High Court is likely to be inaugurated in the second week of September, a senior officer of West Bengal government has said. The circuit bench will be temporarily housed at the Jalpaiguri zilla parishad dak bungalow,...

MALDA, 29 Aug 2018/--/Leaving opposition parties far behind Trinamool Congress out of 146 in the district wins 81 village bodies including 10 where no contest took place. Strange alliance of different political parties has formed boards in 37 gram panchayets (GPs). BJP has won 22 GPs while Congress...