The Telegraph
Tuesday, January 23, 2018


West Bengal

Malda mango shiver

Mango cultivators of Malda are apprehending a drop in production in the summer because of the current cold weather and intense fog.

'Molest' on Bangla train

A Bangladeshi woman travelling back home on the Maitree Express alleged that an on-duty BSF jawan had molested her inside a washroom at gun point on Monday morning.

Tamang silence foxes cadres in plains

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang's silence on the party's activities in the plains during his address in Sukna on Sunday added the confusion of cadres in the Dooars and the Terai.

GNLF echoes Binay line

The Gorkha National Liberation Front on Monday appeared to lend credence to the claim of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang that he was working towards a new "arrangement" to solve the twin issues of identity and security of the Gorkhas.

JAP to hold foundation day event in Siliguri

The Jana Andolan Party said on Monday that it would hold its second foundation day programme at Bagha Jatin Park in Siliguri on January 27 since the Kalimpong district administration had not given permission to stage the event here.

North East

Electioneering picks up in 3 states

Fifty companies of central armed personnel landed here in the last 24 hours for poll security.

Unique move on Garo hills campaign

The weekly market of Garo hills will turn into a campaign ground for most political parties in the run-up to the Assembly elections as this gives them an opportunity to connect directly with the electorate.

Akhil lodges FIR against 'syndicates'

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi lodged an FIR here on Monday seeking an inquiry into the alleged role of police, transport department officials and politicians in "syndicates" and the resultant revenue loss and price rise.

Search on for debaters to woo investors

The Assam education department is looking for the 50 best debaters on topics related to investment opportunities in the state to participate in the global investors' summit, Advantage Assam, on February 3 and 4 here.

Satyapal for debate on evolution

Union minister of state for human resource development Satyapal Singh, defending his statement against Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, said in IIT Guwahati on Monday that evolutionists and Darwinists should come forward for a debate and ascertain what is factually correct.


Anti-trafficking bill to do a phoenix

The state labour and employment department has just pulled out from cold storage a special bill that promised to keep tabs on placement agencies and curb people smuggling.

A friendly hand in virtual maze

The Internet is a blessing, but with trolls, polarised views, finance scams, revenge porn, body shaming, fake news and other dangers, it can also be a dark place.

Pond revamp throws up bike

Work to beautify Karamtoli pond began in right earnest on Monday with the agency handling the Rs 10.5 crore project starting to drain out water and in the process fishing out a motorcycle that police suspect had been stolen or used to commit a crime.

Dimna faces dark threat

Stay focussed and alert while commuting at night on Dimna Road in Mango, the gateway to the steel city from NH-33.

Before release, Padmaavat suspense

As the Thursday release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat nears, theatres in Jharkhand cities are in a fix over whether or not to screen the film owing to sustained protests by rightwing fringe groups despite the film's clearance with five modifications by CBFC and the Supreme Court rejecting pleas that challenged the clearance.


Whodunit? Victim's friend, likely

The kidnap and murder of 14-year-old Raunak Kumar may have shocked the state capital, but it was part of a crime trend in Patna in which the assailant and victim know each other.

Golden gesture from Paras HMRI hospital

Paras HMRI hospital will provide free treatment to emergency patients at a time private hospitals across the country are increasingly being seen as profit-hungry.

Met predicts better weather this month-end

Met experts believe the last week of January will be more comfortable than what residents experienced earlier this month due to the cold.

Cops sniff enmity in murder of two youths

Police recovered the mutilated bodies of two youths from a plot of land in Nawada village under the jurisdiction of Phulwari police station late on Sunday night.

Paras HMRI starts kidney transplants

Paras HMRI hospital conducted its first kidney transplant surgeries on Monday, the city's second private health-care facility in the city to offer the operation after Ruban Memorial Hospital, Patliputra.


Morning walker dies in hit-&-run

Tension gripped the Kalinga Stadium vicinity after a person died in a hit-and-run case around 5.30 on Monday morning.

Cancer unit site shifts to Barang

Site for the proposed second campus project of Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) at Naraj here has been shifted to another location due to diversion of the land to Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha (Idcol).

Budget keen on welfare schemes

The civic body has started preparations for its annual budget for the 2018-19 fiscal with focus on strengthening the welfare schemes, slum redevelopment and sanitation.

NH-5 flyover remains elusive

The proposed flyover that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had decided to build at Khandagiri Square on the NH-5 in March last year is yet to see the light of the day.

Smash Kings lift badminton title

Puri Smash Kings thrashed LBN Lions 3-1 to win the inaugural edition of the Odisha Premier Badminton League, which concluded at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday.