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Mujnai to reopen on Nov. 1

Alipurduar, Oct. 27: Mujnai Tea Estate in Madarihat will reopen on Saturday. The garden was closed since November 23, 2007.

Anjuman Tea Company Limited, which owns the garden, has agreed to pay some of the workers’ dues on the day. The garden has 999 workers. The decision was taken in a tripartite meeting at the additional labour commissioner’s office in Calcutta today.

Civic meet

Siliguri: Opposition councillors in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation attended the monthly board meeting on Monday after five months. They have been boycotting the meetings alleging the partisan attitude of the CPM-led board since March 24.

Power thieves

Siliguri: Seven persons were arrested on Sunday night for stealing transformers of the West Bengal State Electricity Development Company Limited from Amaidighi and Ghora More in New Jalpaiguri. Police said the arrested persons used to dismantle the transformers and sell the coils. Aluminum and copper coils have been seized from them.

Fake notes

Malda: Fake notes with a face value of Rs 1.75 lakh were seized and two persons arrested on the Indo-Bangladesh border in Malda on Monday. Rajesh Sheikh of Mahabbatpur in Kaliachak was caught while ferrying a bag containing the fake notes with a face value of Rs 1 lakh on his motorcycle. In another incident, the BSF’s 108th Battalion picked up Yabul Sheikh from Shashni for carrying the counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs 75,000.


Islampur: A Class V student of Lodhan High School committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling on Sunday night. Tabbu Nesa (12), a resident of Lodhan in Goalpokhor, was suffering from asthma and congestion. She is suspected to have ended her life to get rid of ailments, police said.

ATM plea

Islampur: The consumer forum here submitted a memorandum to the manager of the SBI’s local branch on Monday, demanding the installation of more ATMs, in place of only one in town.

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