The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute here has flagged off its first ever Alpine style expedition - where no Sherpa guides and porters or external help will be sought beyond the base camp - to Mt Kang Yatse (21,031ft) in Ladakh.
The district administration on Sunday moved into Madhu tea estate that is close since September 2014 and held a camp to help residents with information regarding social welfare schemes and resolve their problems with regard to the schemes and other benefits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address a public meeting on January 23 at the Brigade Parade Grounds in Calcutta, four days after Mamata Banerjee's "show of strength" of Opposition parties at the same venue, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said on Saturday.
The canopycollapse at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Midnapore programme on Monday was a recurring theme at Trinamul's rally on Saturday with speakers from Mamata Banerjee to nephew Abhishek Banerjee highlighting the incident that left 90 injured.
The Alipurduar administration on Saturday swooped down on trucks ferrying minor minerals extracted from riverbeds in the district, catching 23 of them with illegal consignments and imposing fines of Rs 7 lakh.