Vehicle thieves caught
Cooch Behar: Three persons have been arrested and two Indicas, stolen from Delhi one year ago, have been seized by Cooch Behar police. The arrested persons are Prasun Ghosh, Rajesh Roy and Prasun Ghosh. Cooch Behar district superintendent of police Debendra Prakash Singh said they were looking for one more person who was part of the gang.
In Siliguri, Pradhannagar police yesterday arrested Mukesh Yadav, a resident of Thakurganj in Bihar, for his alleged involvement in an inter-state car smuggling racket. The police recovered two Boleros from him.
Sit & draw
Siliguri: Members of the Siliguri Pubali Sengupta Smriti Sanstha organised a sit-and-draw competition —considered the largest of the kind in north Bengal — at Jyostnamoyee Valika Vidyalaya on Sunday. More than 3,000 students participated in the contest that has been categorised into seven age groups.
Gangtok: External affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate an international conference to be organised by Sikkim University here on Friday. The four-day long meet on Sub-regionalism Approach to Regional Integration in South Asia: Prospects and Opportunities will be hosted in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, New Delhi.
Gangtok: Baichung Bhutia’s home club, United Sikkim Sporting Club (USSC), lifted the first L.D. Kazi Memorial Cup, defeating Sinilochu Club, Namchi, by 4-3 goals in a tie-breaker at Chakung in West district on Sunday. The USSC won a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and the trophy. Sixteen teams had participated in the tournament organised by the Chakung Sports Association. The championship had been kicked off on December 1 in memory of the first Sikkim chief minister.
Siliguri: Akash Sanyal, a resident of South Colony in New Jalpaiguri, was arrested on Saturday evening for allegedly giving a trader a cheque, the bank account written on which did not exist.