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Sujapur bypoll tension

Malda, Dec. 19: A CPM office had been ransacked allegedly by a group of Congress members at Sujapur’s Bishu More today.

Rapid Action Force and State Armed Force personnel were deployed in the constituency where byelections will be held on December 27. The Congress MP from Malda, Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury, alleged that the CPM had always tried to create trouble in Sujapur before polls.


Cooch Behar: The foundation stone of a bridge over the Singimari river will be laid on December 22. Public works department minister Khiti Goswami said Rs 65 crore had been sanctioned as first installment for the construction of the bridge.

Top students

Siliguri: Srimanty Dutta and Ankita Dutta of BSF Senior Secondary Residential School of Kadamtala stood first in the 11th Darjeeling District Science Fair, which concluded at North Bengal Science Centre in Matigara on Friday. Rajib Nath, the project co-ordinator of the centre, said S.M. Shamim and A. Sarkar of Army Public School, Bengdubi and Kinsuk Bhowmik and Anirban Das of Kadamtala Residential School, Kadamtala, got the second and third positions. The winners will participate in the state-level science fair in Calcutta to be held from December 27 to 30.

Minister visit

Siliguri: Sriprakash Jaiswal, the Union minister of state for home, will visit Siliguri on December 21 to attend a conference to be organised by Bharatyia Kalchuri Jaiswal Sambargiya Mahasabha. The Bengal urban development minister, Asok Bhattacharya, will inaugurate the two-day conference on Saturday.

Blood camp

Siliguri: Members of the National Service Scheme’s Siliguri College unit organised a blood donation camp on the campus on Friday. Sixty-two units of blood were collected and handed over to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital.

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