Buses & trekkers off roads
Balurghat, Jan. 7: The joint association of the owners of buses, mini buses and trekkers launched an indefinite strike today demanding the withdrawal of autorickshaws without permits and illegal mechanised vans.
The association has threatened to intensify its movement by involving long distance buses if the authorities fail to address the demands.
Siliguri: Pranab Bose (42) of Ghughumali was run over by a Cooch Behar-bound private bus on Burdwan Road here on Wednesday afternoon. In Islampur, a cleaner of a truck died on the spot when his vehicle rammed into another one at Gunjaria on Wednesday.
Siliguri: Officials of the Jalpaiguri preventive division of the state excise department and Darjeeling district excise jointly raided Khaprail, Salbari, Debidanga and Uttarpalash, located on the outskirts of Siliguri on Wednesday. They seized 2,400 litre of illegal fermented wash and 175 litres of country liquor from these spots. During the raid, two officials were injured as they were attacked by some bootleggers.
Jalpaiguri: Four members of Jana Jagaran Mal will sit on an indefinite hunger strike from Thursday, demanding improvement in infrastructure and facilities at the Malbazar Subdivisional Hospital in Jalpaiguri.
Siliguri: Delhi Public School defeated National Academy and Hindi Balika Vidyapith won against Don Bosco School in the qualifying matches of the Third Surendra Agarwal Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament on Wednesday.
Garden to open
Alipurduar: Kohinoor Tea Estate, which has been closed since December 19, will reopen on January 10. The decision was taken at a meeting convened by Jalpaiguri district magistrate Vandana Yadav on Wednesday.