3 youths held with stolen car
Siliguri, Sept. 26: Three youths were arrested and a stolen Tavera was seized from near the Siliguri Junction station last night.
Police found the vehicle near the station with two number plates. RJ-05/UA-0914 was written on the car’s back and RJ-05/UA-094 on its front. On inquiry, they came to know that three youths had come with the vehicle and were staying at a hotel in the area and picked them up.
The police are trying to find out if the vehicle, which was supposed to be delivered to a person in Bhaktinagar, near here, was stolen from Rajasthan or Gujarat.
Bus in ditch
Jalpaiguri: Twenty-two passengers were injured when a private bus of the Jalpaiguri-Banarhat route fell into a roadside ditch close to Dudua Bridge between Dhupguri and Gayerkata on Friday. Six of them are under treatment at Dhupguri Rural Hospital.
Darjeeling: Trade union members of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha have decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike from Saturday to demand higher rates of bonus for workers of the three state government-owned gardens in the hills. Suraj Subba, the vice-president of the Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Workers’ Union, said: “We started this relay hunger strike on September 22. But since there is no response from the government, we have decided to start an indefinite one”.
Siliguri: The land and land reforms department will conduct a survey after Pujas to find out the exact number of small tea growers in north Bengal. “Our members will accompany the officials and help them garner information that would provide a clear picture and status of the sector,” said Bijoygopal Chakraborty, the vice-president of the United Forum of Small Tea Growers’ Associations.
Alipurduar: Paromita Roy, the block development officer of Kalchini, on Friday ordered the arrest of Jina Bishwakarma, a member of Jaigaon II panchayat, for allegedly issuing fake birth certificates.