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Candidate silence reigns over Thursday campaign

The hectic campaign for panchayat polls hasn't deterred a Trinamul candidate from observing " mauni" (silence) on Thursdays - a practice he has been following for the past three decades as part of meditation.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Bikes set ablaze in TMC feud

The Dinhata subdivision of Cooch Behar district has witnessed another bout of violence between alleged supporters of the Trinamul Congress and its youth wing.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

12 arrested for Chopra election clashes

North Dinajpur district police have arrested 12 people in connection with recurring clashes that led to the death of one person and left two others injured at different locations in Chopra block on Saturday.
KOUSIK SEN Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Ex-KLO man a BJP candidate

Two decades ago, Debananda Das had shunned democracy and picked up arms over the demand of separate statehood.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Borders blur

Hundreds of residents of India and Bangladesh, particularly those having relatives on the other side of the border, met at the fences at a fair that was organised at Rajganj block in Jalpaiguri on Sunday.
Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Kidnapped girl traced

A nine-year-old girl who was abducted from a locality in Kumargram block of Alipurduar district 11 years back has been traced to Bangalore.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 16, 2018 00:00 IST

North Bengal clash death

A Congress supporter was found dead on Friday after clashes in North Dinajpur's Chopra that followed an attack on a Trinamul panchayat poll candidate.
KOUSIK SEN Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Poll trade rues lack of fight

The fight is missing and Jayanta Roy can read the writing on the wall.
OUR BUREAU Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Grassroot tieups sprout in rural polls

The CPM and the Congress have struck "unofficial" pacts to support each other in the panchayat polls against Trinamul's hegemony and the BJP's steady rise.
OUR BUREAU Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Binay pushes for transparent hill body

Binay Tamang, chairman of the Board of Administrators of the GTA, on Saturday "disclosed" details of the projects taken up by the development body across the hills since September 2017, when the board was formed.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Women panel scan on hills

Rekha Sharma, the chairperson of National Commission for Women, will be in the Darjeeling hills for three days from Sunday to examine allegations of abuse by law-enforcers during the statehood agitation last year.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 15, 2018 00:00 IST

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