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Dengue cases

Siliguri, Oct. 24: Three new cases of dengue were reported at the NBMCH today with the virus found in the blood samples of Nirbesh Kumar Singh (34) of Bahadurganj in Bihar, Zahirul Alam (28) of Berubari and Gulshan Khatun (10) of Nagracata. While Singh is undergoing treatment at the NBMCH , Alam and Khatun are being treated at Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital. Of the 60 samples tested so far, eight have been found positive, NBMCH sources said.

Jalpaiguri health officials have purchased 60 dengue detection kits so that the samples need not be sent to Siliguri for testing.


Prasad death

Raiganj: Shobha Debnath (28) died on Monday night having eaten Kali puja prasad in the house of Jiban Bhowmik at Chanditala under Raiganj police station on Saturday. Almost 70 people fell ill on Sunday after eating the prasad. They are being treated at Raiganj Hospital and six of them are said to be in critical condition.


43 injured

Balurghat: Forty-three persons, including five children, were injured when the bus they were travelling in hit a tree near Patiram under Balurghat police station in South Dinajpur on Tuesday. The bus was on its way to Siliguri from Hili, said police.


False tip-off

Alipurduar: A team from Buxa Tiger Reserve on Tuesday returned empty-handed from a raid in the house of an environmentalist, Subhodeep Pal, in search of smuggled animal parts. Pal is the assistant secretary of Alipurduar Nature Club and a member of Wildlife Trust of India.


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