North Bengal News

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...

NEW DELHI, 27 Jul 2018/--/Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told Lok Sabha on Wednesday that relations between India and China were a factor of stability and that the two countries must not allow their differences to become disputes. In the last few months, the Asian giants have...

Guwahati, 27 Jul 2018/--/Noted intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain has claimed that communal forces, both Hindus and Muslims, are trying to hijack and derail the update process of the NRC by making provocative statements. Gohain, who is also the Chairperson of the Forum Against Citizenship Act Amendment...

Kolkata, 27 Jul 2018/--/Bangladesh has described the publication of draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam as an "internal matter" of India and said it would not interfere. The second and final draft of the NRC is scheduled to be published on July 30, a date set by the Supreme Court...

Washington, 27 Jul 2018/--/A key Congressional committee has unanimously passed a crucial bill on Tibet under which Chinese officials responsible for discriminating against Americans who try to enter Tibet would be banned from entering the US. The bill titled 'The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act',...

Kathmandu, 27 Jul 2018/--/Eight people were killed and one was missing after a landslide, triggered by incessant rains, in central Nepal's Rasuwa district, police said on Thursday. The landslide occurred at Timure of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality around 1 am and swept away two houses. In another...

Kathmandu, 27 Jul 2018/--/Five Indian nationals were arrested on Wednesday for being in possession of over 3 kg of smuggled gold, worth whopping Rs 14.7 million, at the international airport here, police said. The accused had concealed the gold in their suitcases' wheels. "This was an innovative...

Jalpaiguri, 27 Jul 2018/--/A team of crime investigation department (CID) seized 17 stolen cars during a raid at different parts of the district on Thursday night. It has been learnt from CID sources although the suspected mastermind of the car smuggling racket Mohammed Hanif scampered away, three...

MALDA, 27 Jul 2018/--/A school girl and her mother were assaulted by their neighbours as their cattle damaged his crops. The injured mother and daughter were admitted to Malda medical college & hospital. The incident occurred at Khopakati village under Harischandrapur police station on Thursday...