BRIEFS 14-04-2011

Rabindra museum damaged Body found Land protest Clash injuries Blood plea

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 14.04.11

Rabindra museum damaged

Siliguri, April 13: A portion of the Rabindra Museum at Mungpoo, near Kalimpong, was damaged when a tree fell on the building during a storm this afternoon.

Officials of the government’s cinchona plantation that looks after the museum said a nearly 50-feet-high tree damaged the roof of three rooms. “The tree hit the portion of the museum that has the library and partially damaged the chimney of a room. Luckily the main portion that contains the artefact of Gurudev were spared. We have sent officials to assess the damage,” said G.C. Subba, the director of the cinchona plantation. He added that books were being shifted from the library to a place where they would not get damaged by rainwater.

Body found

Siliguri: The body of Md Lutfar, 24, a resident of Phansidewa, 8km from here, was found near his house beside NH31 on Wednesday night. Additional superintendent of police Gaurav Sharma said the body had marks of bullet injuries.

Land protest

Siliguri: Members of the CPIML (New Democracy) organised a rally here on Wednesday to protest the encroachment on tribal land in Darjeeling district. The protesters submitted a memorandum to the subdivisional office and threatened a movement if the administration failed to take necessary steps.

Clash injuries

Islampur: Four persons were injured when two groups clashed over the possession of a plot of land at Agdimtikhanti on Tuesday night. Police said the injured were taken to the Islampur subdivisional hospital and released after first aid.

Blood plea

Siliguri: The Siliguri Voluntary Blood Donors’ Forum has appealed to NGOs, religious organisations, clubs and societies here to organise blood donation camps to meet the shortage of the life saving fluid at the district hospital, the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital and local blood banks. Pijush Kanti Roy, secretary of the forum, said the stock of blood in north Bengal is poor and needs immediate replenishment.