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Power shutdown for reservoir repair
The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) will shut down its 510mw Teesta Stage V power plant tomorrow to carry out immediate repairs on the damaged wall of its reservoir in Dikchu....  | Read.. 
 
New pay plan for hill staff
The DGHC has proposed an alternative pay packet for the 8,000-odd ad-hoc workers of the council, but the employees’ union ha ...  | Read.. 
 
Rapist weds victim to escape jail term
A rapist married the victim, who is eight months pregnant, in the Malda district correctional centre today after the two ...  | Read.. 
 
Morcha protest spreads fast
Supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in Bagdogra have backed the party’s demand for permission to hold a public meet ...  | Read.. 
 
Dry spell shock for tipplers
An excise embargo on the import of liquor brewed outside Bengal has left the state high and dry about three months after ...  | Read.. 
 
Go-slow relief before civic elections
District leaders of the CPM sounded relieved today with the government deciding to go slow on land acquisition for Salim ...  | Read.. 
 
Absence ire leads to closure
Absence of teachers leading to erosion of students’ strength prompted a group of disgruntled residents of Sukantanagar i ...  | Read.. 
 
After rural shock, CPM wary of polls
The recent rural poll results have put a question mark on the state’s plans for the Rs 40,000-crore Dankuni township to ...  | Read.. 
 
Expert tips for Darjeeling Tea
The vice-chancellor of Sikkim Central University, Mahendra P. Lama, has suggested a seven-pronged strategy to turn aroun ...  | Read.. 
 
15 hurt in rural clashes
At least 15 CPM and Congress supporters were injured after the two parties fought each other at Damodarpur village last ...  | Read.. 
 
Big cat death
The decomposed body of an adult female leopard was found in a tea garden here today. Forest officials are not ruling out ...  | Read.. 
 
Bail for Sikkim bridge contractor
Government contractor T. Lachungpa, who was arrested in connection with the bridge collapse in East Sikkim, was today gr ...  | Read.. 
 
Death away from home
A resident of Alipurduar town, who was driven out of his house by his brother and neighbours on suspicion of being HIV p ...  | Read.. 
 
Varsity silent on college cut-off bias
North Bengal University authorities were today tight-lipped on the higher cut-off marks introduced by some Siliguri colleges ...  | Read.. 
 
Foresters fail to find tiger victim
Foresters have drawn a blank in their search for the youth who was dragged away from his boat by a tiger in the Sunderba ...  | Read.. 
 
A boatman sails on the Teesta under a canopy of dark clouds. Picture by Biplab Basak
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Four killed in mishaps
Shops gutted
Drug peddler
Abductor held