North Bengal News

MALDA/ SOUTH DINAJPUR, 18 Aug 2018/--/When the entire nation was celebrating the first Independence Day with unshackled jubilance, the residents of Malda and South Dinajpur were busy battling against an uncertain fate as those two districts were included to Pakistan. According to the demarcation...

PHANSIDEWA (SILIGURI), 11 Aug 2018/--/The under construction flyover connecting Porbander in Assam and Silchar in Assam collapsed Saturday early morning at Kantibhitta under Phansidewa block at the outskirts of Siliguri. The flyover, part of East West Corridor under National Highway Authority of...

Raiganj, 11 Aug 2018/--/Collapse of an under construction flyover at Phansidewa area of Siliguri has created panic and anxiety among residents of Chopra where  a flyover on NH-31 had showed gaping cracks. Local people apprehend the flyover connecting the state with the Northeast may have a similar...

BAGDOGRA (SILIGURI), 11 Aug 2018/--/As part of the 72 nd Independence celebrations, Air Force Station Bagdogra, that flagged off its week-long festivities on Thursday, today displayed its air power capabilities through their static display. The static display comprised MI-17 helicopter, Chetak and...

NEW DELHI, 11 Aug 2018/--/More than 1,880 earthquakes of varying magnitudes, including three measuring above 7M, jolted India during the past three years until this July, Minister of Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan said in Rajya Sabha recently. All the three major earthquakes occurred in 2015. (It...

Itanagar, 11 Aug 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy has served a 10-day ultimatum to the state government to grant justice to all victims of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) compensation payment scam. "Our party has submitted a memorandum to the state...

Beirut, 11 Aug 2018/--/Heavy bombardment killed nearly 30 civilians across northern Syria today, a monitor said, in some of the fiercest shelling of rebel-held areas there in months. The air strikes and barrel bombs targeted the key opposition-held province of Idlib in Syria's northwest and a rebel...

Imphal, 11 Aug 2018/--/Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said the government was in the process of forming a policy to take legal action against those who call and observe general strikes and bandhs in the state. The government was consulting legal experts to formulate such a provision as...

NEW DELHI, 10 Aug 2018/--/This year's Mountain Echoes literary festival in Bhutan's capital Thimphu promises to be an interesting affair with the guest list including Indian classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, journalist-author Ajoy Bose, and Bhutanese musician Dawa Drakpa. The ninth edition of...

Guwahati, 10 Aug 2018/--/Asom Gana Parishad, an ally of the ruling BJP in Assam, is of the view that the ongoing updation process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be of no use if the Centre passes the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. AGP president and Assam minister Atul Bora...

Kolkata, 10 Aug 2018/--/In the face of widespread protests, the Centre is learnt to have called off a proposed meeting between representatives of the Union Home Ministry and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak – Muivah) in Arunachal Pradesh, scheduled on Thursday. The All Arunachal...

NEW DELHI, 10 Aug 2018/--/The border guarding forces of India and Nepal on Friday resolved to enhance mutual cooperation and "timely" sharing of intelligence to check trans-border crimes along the 1,751-km porous frontier the two countries share. A visiting delegation of the Nepalese frontier...

Kathmandu, 10 Aug 2018/--/General Purna Chandra Thapa, a decorated officer of the Nepal Army, has taken charge as the new acting Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of the Himalayan nation. Thapa took over on Thursay after the incumbent chief General Rajendra Chhetri went on a formal leave before his...

Kohima, 10 Aug 2018/--/An eight-member team of aviation experts has arrived in Nagaland to conduct a feasibility study for a greenfield airport at Ciethu, around 20 km from Kohima. The team, comprising members of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA),...

Kolkata, 30 Jul 2018/--/The possible situation in Assam after the publication of the National Register of Citizens has often been compared with the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Now after the publication of the final draft of the NRC on Monday, there are some figures to compare between the two. In...

Kolkata, 30 Jul 2018/--/The release of final draft of the NRC in Assam today figured in the West Bengal assembly, with opposition Congress and Left Front demanding a discussion on the matter and adoption of a unanimous proposal condemning it. Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan and Left Front...

NEW DELHI, 30 Jul 2018/--/The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), which is being updated in Assam, will be published by December this year, the Home Ministry announced today.

SILIGURI, 30 Jul 2018/--/Factional feud in Trinamool Congress came to the fore in Jalpaiguri when the sister of a youth Trinamool Congress leader Raju Sahani was assaulted allegedly by a newly elected panchayat member of the party Mahesh Raotia  on Sunday night in Jalpaiguri. In his written...

SILIGURI, 30 Jul 2018/--/After Trinamool Congress now BJP accuses Left Front led Siliguri municipal corporation (SMC) of indulging in corruption and failure in rendering services to citizens. Newly appointed Siliguri BJP president Abhijit Roy Chowdhury demanded a probe by CBI into the alleged...

NORTH DINAJPUR, 30 Jul 2018/--/District BJP president Sankar Chakraborty declares that he would be visiting all blocks in the district to strengthen the party organizations prior to Lok Sabha polls. Chakraborty started his visits with Kaliyaganj block today. “I have recently been appointed the...

Alipurduar, 30 Jul 2018/--/The attacks on human habitation by tuskers continue unabated in different tea-gardens adjacent to forests in Alipurduar. As the herd of tuskers are targeting quarters of the locals, panic and anger prevail among them. After death of a person in Alipurduar in elephant-...

MALDA, 30 Jul 2018/--/Mumbai police arrested a migrant labourer from Malda in a cinematic style today. The labourer identified as Sobu Sheikh, 41 was accused of killing his brother in law six days ago in Mumbai. It has been learnt from sources that the accused from Rajnagar Khoar More area under...

NORTH DINAJPUR, 30 Jul 2018/--/A cattle dealer alleged harassment by Chopra police after the cattle being taken to Assam were seized during night patrolling on Sunday. Meher Banu Begam alleged that she had purchased 16 cows from Mustafa Ansari from Panjipara yesterday. While the cattle were being...

MANIKCHAK (MALDA), 30 Jul 2018/--/Police today resorted to massive lathi-charge after an irate mob refused to withdraw road-blockade in protest of frequent power cut at the locality. The incident occurred at Khayertala village under Manikchak police station today. Police arrested five persons and...

Kolkata, 30 Jul 2018/--/Amidst the fanfare that the World Tiger Day was observed yesterday the issue of  conservation of big cat, important for maintaining a fine ecological balance once again came to the fore, particularly in areas like north Bengal where the spread of human habitats has led to...