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Saturday, January 20, 2018
 

West Bengal

'Doublespeak' glare on Gurung statement

First published on 16-Jan-2018
The Bimal Gurung camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was caught on the wrong foot on Monday as the full interview that Gurung had given to journalist when he resurfaced in Delhi suggested that he had indeed extended the olive branch to chief minist......   | Read..
 

Chill delays drying of Saraswati idols

First published on 16-Jan-2018
Artisans of Raiganj and Jalpaiguri are worried ahead of Saraswati Puja as they are finding it difficult to dry earthen idols in the current cold weather....   | Read..
 

Traffic snarl fear sparks widening demand

First published on 16-Jan-2018
The Asian Highway II, one of the prominent road projects taken up in north Bengal in recent years, has brought both cheers and worries for residents of Siliguri and the surroundings....   | Read..
 

Health fair

First published on 16-Jan-2018
Residents of Dinhata subdivison will have a chance to avail themselves of a free health check-up and collect free medicines next week....   | Read..
 

Binay invited to business summit

First published on 15-Jan-2018
The chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has been invited to attend the Bengal Global Business Summit, the first such gesture for a Darjeeling leader in an indication that......   | Read..
 

Tea planters seek land ceiling waiver

First published on 15-Jan-2018
An association of tea planters has demanded withdrawal of ceiling on area that could be used for alternative crops and tourism in plantations....   | Read..
 

Visva faculty split on VC

First published on 15-Jan-2018
Two teachers' organisations of Visva-Bharati have written separately to the Centre, one demanding that the current officiating vice-chancellor be made permanent and the other seeking appointment of......   | Read..
 

Hold hill rural polls: CPM

First published on 15-Jan-2018
Bengal CPM secretary Surjyakanta Mishra on Sunday tossed a challenge before chief minister Mamata Banerjee and said she should take steps so that panchayat elections were conducted in the hills to ......   | Read..
 

BJP union threatens strike on wage

First published on 15-Jan-2018
The BJP's trade union for tea garden workers said on Sunday that it would call an industry-wide strike in the Dooars on January 18 if no decision was taken on minimum wage at a meeting on the prece......   | Read..
 

Missed chance cry on Nitin trip

First published on 14-Jan-2018
Union minister Nitin Gadkari's last-minute decision to give next week's Bengal Global Business Summit a miss may cost the Bengal government dear as he was slated to discuss several infrastructure p......   | Read..
 

Bimal puppet label on rival

First published on 14-Jan-2018
The Bimal Gurung camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Saturday accused the Binay Tamang faction of being Trinamul "puppets" whose politics hinged on "stealing" the party flag a......   | Read..
 

Roses and reminders in road-safety drive

First published on 14-Jan-2018
North Dinajpur district police have taken a new strategy to encourage use of helmets by people riding two-wheelers....   | Read..
 

Clash bares Trinamul rift ahead of rural polls

First published on 14-Jan-2018
Two groups of Trinamul workers clashed at Samajpara of the town on Friday night, bringing to the fore the rivalry among two lobbies again....   | Read..
 

GNLF sights on Morcha 'confusion'

First published on 14-Jan-2018
The GNLF has ridiculed recent remarks of Bimal Gurung that he was open for a dialogue with the Bengal government and said the presence of multiple lobbies in the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will create ......   | Read..
 

Protest over custody death of councillor

First published on 14-Jan-2018
The family members of Barun Bhujel, a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha councillor of the Kalimpong municipality who passed away last October, on Saturday held a silent protest at Damber Chowk here demanding ......   | Read..
 

Fodder 'bank' for jumbos

First published on 14-Jan-2018
The forest department has decided to develop a "fodder bank" - a separate grazing ground - for pet elephants at the Jaldapara National Park....   | Read..
 

Cock, Roosting

First published on 14-Jan-2018
Rocky has fought many bloody battles. He is lean, fair and tall, his aggression obvious in the way he jerks his glistening muscular neck to look you in the eye. He is no ordinary alpha, but of a ce......   | Read..
 

Italy firms to attend summit

First published on 13-Jan-2018
More than 30 Italian companies from the fields of transport, infrastructure, metals and lather will take part in this year's Bengal Global Business Summit, said Damiano Francovigh, the Italian cons......   | Read..
 

HC defers BJP bike rally

First published on 13-Jan-2018
A division bench of Calcutta High Court on Friday postponed the ongoing bike rally by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha till January 15....   | Read..
 

Visva orders desktop, gets old newspapers

First published on 13-Jan-2018
Visva-Bharati on Friday received a carton filled with old newspapers and magazines in place of a desktop computer which the varsity had ordered through the Centre's online e-commerce portal....   | Read..