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Siliguri trader missing

Siliguri, Jan. 11: Family members of a Siliguri-based businessman lodged a missing diary with Bhaktinagar police today after he failed to return home last night.

Bijay Killa, 45, who owns a steel rolling mill on Sevoke Road, had left his house in Khalpara around 11pm yesterday and did not return after that. Jalpaiguri police superintendent Sugato Sen said an investigation had started.


Fee protest

Jaigaon: Trinamul Congress workers confined the headmaster of Debijhora High School in Kranti for two hours on Wednesday demanding revocation of the managing committee’s decision to charge Rs 240 from each student admitted to Classes V to VIII. They said the school had violated the state government’s directive to admit all students till Class VIII free of cost. The gherao was lifted after headmaster Muksedul Alam assured the protesters that the committee would discuss the matter.


Three dead

Malda: Three persons were killed and three injured when the car they were travelling in rammed into a tree along a road near Mahadipur, 22km from here, on Wednesday. The driver and two other injured persons have been admitted to the district hospital here.


Truck strike

Alipurduar: The Terai-Dooars Joint Committee of Truck Owners, whose vehicles are used for ferrying sand and stones, started an indefinite strike from Wednesday demanding reduction in royalty rates. The owners used to pay Rs 250 for each truck to the administration but recently the rate had been raised to Rs 500.