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Border force rescues 17 children
A patrol of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) today rescued 17 child labourers from Thakurganj in Biharís Kishanganj district on the India-Nepal border, about 55 km from Islampur this morning. ...  | Read.. 
 
Slow start to civic drive
The much-publicised hawker-eviction drive in Malda town today turned out to be an eyewash, as the joint efforts of the m ...  | Read.. 
 
Not all that snow-white
An upper air trough that extends from Uttar Pradesh to Arunachal Pradesh, covering sub-Himalayan north Bengal and Sikkim ...  | Read.. 
 
Smuggler held with antlers
Forest officials picked up Alando Roy, a member of a gang smuggling animal parts, from Daldalia village in the Madarihat ...  | Read.. 
 
Estate girl gets study leave with pay
Lakshmi Oraon of Carron tea garden near here can drop the pruning knife and concentrate on her books. ...  | Read.. 
 
Orchid care: From the wild to green houses
They may be high on the popularity list worldwide, but orchids in hill forests are in a woeful state with their numbers ...  | Read.. 
 
Biman stress on folk culture
Officials of the backward classes welfare department will be asked to compile old folk songs and dances on CDs to keep a ...  | Read.. 
 
Hungry and ailing
They are workers in a tea estate, but their main income is from selling firewood collected from nearby forests. ...  | Read.. 
 
Buyer breather for lean season
Nearly 500 labourers, working in the Chinchula out-division, are living in better conditions than their colleagues in the ga ...  | Read.. 
 
Rheumatic camp on Sunday
The number of people suffering from rheumatic problems in the region is increasing every day, said specialists. ...  | Read.. 
 
The Mall in Darjeeling on Wednesday. While the hill town frolicked in the snow, the plains in north Bengal received heavy rainfall. In Malda, the agriculture department recorded 69 mm since Tuesday night. It rained throughout the day in Englishbazar and low-lying areas got waterlogged. Though the drizzle stopped finally in the evening, the sky remained overcast. Picture by Suman Tamang
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