Mamata Banerjee's political masterstroke of supporting Abhishek Manu Singhvi for Rajya Sabha elections has not only driven a wedge between the state Congress and the CPM but also affected Akranto Amra, an "apolitical" platform used by both the parties to attack her government.
The Bengal chief minister will on Tuesday inaugurate the first ever business meet to attract investments to the Darjeeling hills whose economic mainstay is limited to tea and tourism sectors at present.
A girl who was supposed to appear in the Madhyamik examination that commenced on Monday was found gagged and with the broken right hand in the washroom of her examination centre - a school under Bamangola police station of Malda district.
The director of the abandoned Kohinoor tea estate has written to the Alipurduar district magistrate, saying the garden would be handed over to Khayerbari Tea Company and seeking administrative help to carry out necessary formalities.
As Darjeeling gets ready to host the first ever investment summit in the hills on Tuesday, tourism stakeholders in Kalimpong wondered what good would come out of it, given that even a sector with a lot of potential like theirs is yet to receive any departmental support.
The Mamata Banerjee government's plan to reuse 11,000 acres possessed by about 450 closed firms for industrialisation seemed to have suffered a setback as no unit with over 500 acres has come forward to lease out the plots.