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Quake tremors felt

Siliguri, Dec. 29: A mild tremor was felt here and in other parts of north Bengal as an earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at the India-Myanmar border around 2.50pm local time.

The quake lasted for about 10 seconds. The epicentre of the earthquake was at a distance of 690km east-northeast of Calcutta and 105km east-southeast of Imphal, said Subir Sarkar, the in-charge of the weather station at North Bengal University. No loss of life or property has been reported so far.


College polls

Siliguri: Elections at Siliguri College will be held on Wednesday. The subdivisional administration has imposed Section 144 on the college premises and 100 metres around it.


Jumbo attack

Jaigaon: Nine hutments in the Dalmore Tea Estate near Birpara were damaged by two tuskers on Monday night. The affected residents have alleged that the foresters did not come to drive away the animals, which entered the garden from the nearby Dalmore forests. The foresters said they did not have any information about the attack.


Ply shop

Siliguri: Calcutta-based Sarda Plywood Industries Limited, which sells plywood and veneers under the brand name of Duro, opened a showroom at Hakimpara here on Tuesday.


Karate camp

Siliguri: Bengal Karate Academy will organise a two-day Karate and Kata camp at the Indoor Stadium here from January 2. Bharat Sharma, the chief instructor of NSG, will conduct the camp where more than 200 students from Bengal, Assam and Nagaland will participate.


Doc fury

Siliguri: Doctors of NBMCH and several health organisations here shouted slogans and burnt copies of the West Bengal Rural Health Regulatory Authority Bill, 2009, on the hospital premises on Tuesday. The bill was passed by the Assembly on December 17.


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