Missing tourist dead
Siliguri, May 20: The body of Mehul Desai, a private bank employee from Calcutta, was recovered from the Teesta yesterday. Mehul went missing on May 15 after the Gangtok-bound car in which he and his wife Mridula were travelling fell into the river at Likhubir, 45km from Siliguri.
Four persons died in the accident. Mridula was one of the seven injured.
Siliguri: The North Bengal Council for the Disabled opened a training centre for physically challenged women and girls at the Phansidewa block development office on Saturday. The centre, which will train at least 17 individuals in sewing and handicrafts, is expected to start with five sewing machines donated by a trust of the town.
Siliguri: The town and its neighbouring areas experienced a mild earthquake on Sunday evening. Subir Sarkar, the in-charge of the weather station at North Bengal University, said the epicentre of the earthquake was somewhere in north Sikkim. The intensity was 4-5 on the Richter scale and it lasted 10 seconds, Sarkar added.
Siliguri: Employees of Himul met Bengal urban development minister Asok Bhattacharya here on Sunday, demanding immediate recruitment of professional people at top managerial posts and funds for better functioning of the milk cooperative unit. Bhattacharya has promised to take up the issue with state animal resources development minister Anisur Rehman.
Gangtok: Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday inaugurated the new campus of the Centre for Computers and Communication Technology at Chisopani in South district. The institute, along with the Advanced Technical Training Centre at Bardang in East Sikkim, is offering diploma courses under the directorate of technical education, Government of Sikkim.