The Telegraph
Monday, November 20, 2017

West Bengal

SC grants Gurung police reprieve

The Supreme Court on Monday restrained Bengal police from resorting to "any coercive action" against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung....   | Read..

CM says Aadhaar linkage 'dangerous'

Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that Aadhaar linkage was "very problematic", "dangerous" and against the right to privacy, referring to the purported leak of Aadhaar data on Inte......   | Read..

Ace organiser and mentor to many

Priya Ranjan Das Munshi, who rose through the ranks to become one of the most influential Congress leaders from Bengal and mentored several politicians who are notable figures in the Trinamul Congr......   | Read..

Hill plan for ex gratia

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to give compensation to the next of kin of people who died and those injured during the recent Gorkhaland agitation - acceding to a demand of the Binay Ta......   | Read..

Two killed in DSP gas leak

Two contract workers died and two more developed breathing problems after inhaling blast furnace gas that leaked from a pipeline at Durgapur Steel Plant's Coke Oven unit early on Monday....   | Read..

Tea unions to resume wage agitation

The Joint Forum, an apex body of tea trade unions of north Bengal, will resume its movement on the longstanding demand to fix minimum wage rate for tea workers in January next year....   | Read..

GNLF wants constitution protection for Gorkhas

The GNLF said on Monday that it would demand constitutional protection of Gorkhas in the hills and other parts of the country at the bipartite talks on Tuesday....   | Read..

Girls injured in grenade panic

Over 50 students of Haldibari Girls' High School fell ill or sustained injuries while they came out of classes in panic when police defused a hand grenade at the police station close to the educati......   | Read..

Binay camp suspends Gurung, Giri

The rebel camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Monday suspended Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri for six months and replaced them with Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa as the president and the general secr......   | Read..

Bangladeshi reunites with dad after 2yrs

A Bangladeshi national was reunited with his father, two years after the schizophrenia patient had been found loitering on the Indian side of the border in Nadia's Chapra....   | Read..

State brought us here, says Thapa

Rebel Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Anit Thapa on Sunday indulged in plainspeak and candour by saying it was the Bengal government that had put him and Binay Tamang at the centre of politics in Dar......   | Read..

Deb's DHR repair jibe at Centre

Tourism minister Gautam Deb on Sunday accused the Centre of not taking an initiative to conserve the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and instead supporting Bimal Gurung whose supporters had allegedly ......   | Read..

Binay to seek land rights

Binay Tamang said on Sunday that he would raise the issue of granting land rights to tea garden workers during the bipartite meeting with the state government in Siliguri on Tuesday....   | Read..

2 policemen injured in tribal land protest

At least two policemen were seriously wounded and some others escaped with minor injuries after a tribal group attacked them in Panjipara on Sunday....   | Read..

Undertaking on bypass foxes officials

A sudden decision by two government officials in North Dinajpur to put their signatures on an undertaking promising more assistance and rehabilitation to a group of farmers whose land has been acqu......   | Read..

Govt eyes hills' fast growth to win hearts

Senior Bengal government officials hinted on Sunday that the administration would expedite development projects in the Darjeeling hills to win back the confidence of the people....   | Read..

Bimal meet-skip plea, again

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung has again appealed to people to not attend Sunday's meeting called by the Binay Tamang faction in Darjeeling, saying participating in the rally would h......   | Read..

Son, cook detained in Durgapur murder

Police have detained the son of a retired insurance company official found murdered in an upscale Durgapur locality on Thursday night for questioning....   | Read..

Gouge out eyes of Opposition: Anubrata

Birbhum Trinamul president Anubrata Mondal on Saturday urged party workers to gouge out the eyes of those in the Opposition and fill the sockets with stones, days after being censured by his leader......   | Read..

Priya health unites rivals

Leaders of rival political parties in Raiganj have decided to visit Delhi to see Congress leader Priya Ranjan Das Munshi after a sudden deterioration in his health condition....   | Read..
SC grants Gurung police reprieve