Akhilesh Chaturvedi, the Darjeeling superintendent of police, on Thursday advised transporters and hotel owners not to be "greedy" and think about the "inconvenience" of others and held Bimal Gurung's 104-day strike agitation as an example.
Traffic along the Raiganj-Itahar stretch of NH34 came to a halt for around five hours on Thursday as hundreds of farmers resorted to a road blockade, alleging that officials of the state transport department posted in North Dinajpur district were delaying registration of their harvester machines.
Various organisations of Gangtok under the banner of Sikkim Helping Hands will organise an all-religious prayer service at Titanic Park here on Saturday to pray for the soul of the girl from Khatua district of Jammu and Kashmir, who was raped and murdered.
Students of Sikkim University on Thursday boycotted classes and staged demonstrations at several spots of the varsity located along NH10 to protest against delay in the construction of the permanent campus of the 10-year-old central institution.
A civic police volunteer and a suspected Trinamul supporter were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly threatening a CPM panchayat poll candidate to withdraw from the contest in which she is pitted against the local MLA.
The Bengal election commission acted as a "stooge" of the Mamata Banerjee government in withdrawing the one-day extension for panchayat poll nominations, the CPM alleged in Calcutta High Court on Wednesday.