Rain snaps road link
Rabong (South Sikkim), Sept. 2: Incessant rain caused minor landslides here last night blocking state highways and other roads of the area.
Reports from Siliguri said NH 31A, the main road connecting Sikkim and Kalimpong with the rest of the country, remains blocked after more debris came down at Hatisuray, about 26km from Siliguri, today. No vehicles have been allowed to pass through the highway for the past eight days following a major landslide at the site on August 25.
Siliguri: An adult female elephant died of high fever at a tea estate in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday. Workers of the Songachi tea estate, a few kilometres from Malbazar, spotted the sick elephant on Sunday morning. Foresters said the elephant had initially responded to the medication.
50 fall ill
Jalpaiguri: More than 50 people, including 32 children, of Bhintia village in Baroghoria panchayat of Dhupguri fell ill after consuming prasad at two houses there. They were admitted to the local block hospital on Saturday. Their condition is reported to be stable.
Jalpaiguri: Banamali Roy, the sabhadhipati of Jalpaiguri Zilla Parishad, met with an accident on state highway 12A when his car rammed into a stationary truck near Mainaguri on Sunday. Though the vehicle got damaged, Roy escaped unhurt. The driver of the car has been arrested.
Islampur: Susanta Mondal, 18, a resident of Kanki in the Chakulia police station area, committed suicide on Saturday night by consuming poison. Police said he was suffering from depression.
Islampur: Chopra police recovered the body of Anand Baraik, 35, a tea garden worker of Debijhora tea estate, on Sunday morning. He was missing since Saturday night. A murder case has been started.