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Three held for murder

Islampur, Aug. 6: Three persons were arrested today in connection with the murder of a Democratic Youth Federation of India member in Raiganj.

Police said Samendu Roy, 32, a resident of Rabindra Palli in Raiganj, was shot dead when he was returning home after attending a rakhi festival around 11pm yesterday. The police detained four others and are also looking for two more persons who are missing.


Push back

Gangtok: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the Indian army in Sikkim have been asked to push back three Chinese intruders into their country. Sources in the army intelligence said the three were yak herders and they had been held at Katau in North Sikkim three months back. The trio are being held at an undisclosed destination close to the Indo-China border in North Sikkim to be sent back at an opportune time. The sources said Gyaltsen Chuma, Phuchung Tshering Chuma and Tenzing Norbu Chuma were from the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The decision to push back the three came from the Union home ministry.


NH cave-in

Kalimpong: A portion of NH31A caved in near Rambi, 30km from here, around 3pm on Thursday, affecting traffic on the highway that connects Siliguri with Kalimpong and Gangtok. By late in the evening, the BRO had managed to restore one-way traffic on the route.


Science meet

Siliguri: Eleven schools of Darjeeling district participated in the district-level science seminar titled Chandrayaan: Promises and Concerns organised by the North Bengal Science Centre on Thursday.


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