Jumbos destroy school
Jalpaiguri, April 16: A classroom of the Tondu Primary School at Bamandanga-Tondu Tea Estate in Nagrakata block was destroyed when wild elephants raided the building last night.
It was the last standing classroom of the institution. Earlier, three other classrooms had been destroyed by elephants that had entered the garden. Around 80 students of the institution are attending their classes in the open, local sources said.
Jalpaiguri: Members of the Banarhat Byabsayee Samiti have called a 24-hour strike in Banarhat on Saturday, demanding the halt of long-distance trains from Alipurduar at Banarhat station. They will also resort to “rail roko” during the strike, the members said.
Siliguri: Members of the Darjeeling district committee of the Paschimbanga Vigyan Mancha, along with Ganadarpan, a Calcutta-based NGO, organised a seminar to spread awareness on posthumous donation of body at Kanchenjungha Stadium here on Friday. Twenty-five persons, including minister Asok Bhattacharya, signed on papers, declaring that their bodies could be handed over to medical students after death.
Jaigaon: The Bhutan government opened a new gate to the Himalayan kingdom here on Thursday. This is the second gate between the two countries.
Jaigaon: Bina Pakhrin, 38, and Sashi Rai,37, were injured when two leopards pounced on them in Section 37 of Dhumchipara Tea Estate in Madarihat block of Jalpaiguri district on Friday. The women were plucking tealeaves in the garden when the animals attacked them.
Jaigaon: The body of an adult barking deer was found at Purbal Jharbeltali village in Falakata block of Jalpaiguri district on Friday. Foresters said they have sent the body for post-mortem.