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Peace rallies in Dooars

Siliguri, May 10: Residents of the Dooars will organise peace rallies and street corners across the region on Thursday asking people to maintain peace when the Assembly election results are announced on May 13.

A social worker said the rallies would be decorated with banners, flags, posters and festoons carrying social messages on communal harmony, peace and amity. He said at least 15-20 organisations will participate in the initiative. The organisers said the objective of the rallies would be to impart a message of unity and peace. The events are scheduled to start at 4pm and end by 6pm on May 12.


Two arrested

Siliguri: Two persons suspected to be members of a motorcycle lifting gang were arrested from Ratanlal Brahmin Nagar on Monday night. Three motorcycles have been recovered from them.


Cash snatched

Islampur: Four persons took away Rs 2.55 lakh from the manager of a small tea plantation at Udrail near Chopra on Tuesday. Police said Debdas Roy was carrying the salary of his employees when four persons stopped him at Udrail, 30km from here, under gunpoint. They snatched the cash and fled on two motorcycles.


Jewellery loot

Cooch Behar: Gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 15 lakh were looted from a jewellery shop in Jalpaiguri’s Falataka by a three-member gang on Tuesday night. The robbers barged into the shop around 7.45pm when its owner was present along with two assistants. While one gang member held a pistol to the owner’s forehead, the other two looted the jewellery and fled on a motorcycle.


Army camp

Siliguri: A pension adalat for ex-servicemen and their dependants was organised by the army at Lebong in Darjeeling on May 6 and 7. Lt. Gen. G.M. Nair, military secretary of the army headquarters, inaugurated the event in which around 3,000 ex-servicemen took part.


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