West Bengal

Gurung supporter quits post

Prabin Sampang, the president of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's Tukvar GTA constituency, on Sunday resigned from his post, saying he did not believe in undemocratic movements.
Vivek Chhetri Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

Duo get bail in FB case

Two men arrested for Facebook posts that mentioned the problems they had faced because of traffic restrictions in Balurghat during Durga Puja were granted bail by a court on Sunday as the prosecution didn't press for their continued custody.
KOUSIK SEN Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

Stray calf caught in selfie crowd

People thronged the fringes of Khairkata forest and crossed a stream on Sunday to click pictures with an elephant calf that was believed to have strayed out of a herd.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

Land slur on club officials

The district administration has filed an FIR against the chairman and other officials of Darjeeling Gymkhana Club for allegedly "grabbing" government land amid murmurs that they were targeted for their perceived proximity to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung.
Vivek Chhetri Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

TMC worker house attacked

A bomb was hurled at the house of the Alipurduar district Trinamul Youth president on Saturday night and a portion of the boundary wall was damaged in the attack.
Our correspondent Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

Two quit

Two members of Rajbangshi Bhasa Academy formed by the state government resigned from their posts on Saturday.
Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

Soccer for TMC growth

The Trinamul Congress has started organising a football tournament in each of the nine Assembly constituencies in the district with an eye on cementing its support base following the mergence of the BJP as a force to be reckoned with.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

ABGL expells Bharati

The Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League has expelled its president Bharati Tamang and another senior member Laxman Pradhan for three years for allegedly violating party discipline.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Oct 23, 2017 00:00 IST

Professor protest over FB arrests

Ambikesh Mahapatra, the Jadavpur University professor who had to face police action in 2012 for sharing a Facebook post lampooning the chief minister, said on Saturday he would write to the human rights commission over the arrests of a Balurghat businessman and a bank official.
KOUSIK SEN Oct 22, 2017 00:00 IST

Tourists stay off hills

The inflow of tourists in the current season in Darjeeling has hit an all-time low in recent years despite the withdrawal of the strike three weeks ago.
OUR BUREAU Oct 22, 2017 00:00 IST

Bengal BJP to follow UP model

The Bengal BJP has started the process of identifying workers in each Assembly constituency to expand the organisation, following a model adopted in Uttar Pradesh, where the party swept the polls earlier this year.
Sandip Chowdhury Oct 22, 2017 00:00 IST


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