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4 hurt in pilot car accident

Siliguri, Feb. 4: Four Sikkim policemen, who were travelling to Bagdogra on a pilot car to receive chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, were injured when the vehicle was hit by a truck on NH31 at 8th Mile .

Police said car driver Sushil Tamang, Purna Bahadur Sherpa, Pradip Sharma and I.K. Pradhan have been admitted to a nursing home on Sevoke Road. Chamling arrived from Delhi and visited the private clinic to see the injured before returning to Sikkim. The driver of the truck has been arrested and the vehicle has been seized.


Earthquake

Siliguri: An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale was felt here on Friday evening. Subir Sarkar, the in-charge of the weather station at North Bengal University, said the epicentre of the earthquake was 85km from Imphal on the Indo-Myanmar border.


Sleaze protest

Siliguri: Members of the DYFI submitted a memorandum to SMC mayor Gangotri Dutta on Friday, demanding action against those involved in an alleged sleaze racket at the SMC guesthouse here. The caretaker of the guest house has been arrested. The mayor said she showcaused two guest house employees, Dhiren Das and Saidul Islam on Friday and have asked them to reply within 24 hours. She added that if the staff failed to give a satisfactory reply then necessary steps would be taken against them.


House on fire

Balurghat: A fire broke out at a house at Chakbhrigu on Friday morning. Two fire engines from Balurghat fire station doused the flames in two hours. Fire officials said short circuit was the reason for the fire.


Train timing

Siliguri: The 12346 Saraighat Express that was scheduled to leave Guwahati at 12.45pm on Saturday will leave at 3.45pm on that day. The 12501 Samparkkranti Express that was scheduled to leave Guwahati at 6am will leave the station at 10.30am on Saturday, Northeast Frontier Railway authorities said.


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