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Classmates hit, gagged Madhyamik girl: Cops

Two Class X girls have been detained for allegedly assaulting and gagging their classmate when she rejected their demand to show them answerscript during a Madhyamik exam.
KOUSIK SEN Mar 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Crack in anti-Mamata forum

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.
Sandip Chowdhury Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Hill hopes high over summit

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.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Cops slam PWD over Nabanna CCTV

The Calcutta Police have pulled up the public works department for delay in installation of CCTV cameras in and around Nabanna, saying the security of the chief minister is being compromised.
Pranesh Sarkar Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Madhyamik girl gagged

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.
KOUSIK SEN Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

New owner for Kohinoor estate

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.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Tea workers to get Rs 9 a day from ration saving

The state labour department on Monday announced that tea garden workers would receive Rs 9 additionally along with their daily wage of Rs 150 on account of ration from May.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Kalimpong poser on summit

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.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Toy train gets AC coaches

A tourist can soon travel up the hills in an air-conditioned coach of a toy train if he/she shells out a good amount.
BIRESWAR BANERJEE Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

TMC leader shot dead

A 52-year-old South Dinajpur Trinamul leader was shot dead at Bikor village on Sunday night allegedly by some of his party workers and leaders.
KOUSIK SEN Mar 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Blow to plan on shut firms' land

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.
PRANESH SARKAR Mar 12, 2018 00:00 IST

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