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Judge nod for 5 HC lawyers

The Supreme Court collegium on Tuesday cleared five advocates for appointment as Calcutta High Court judges.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Mar 28, 2018 00:00 IST

Gurung acted like Tughlaq, says former aide

Binita Roka, a close associate of Bimal Gurung during the last phase of the Gorkhaland agitation, on Tuesday likened him to the mercurial Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq, and appealed to the Gorkhas across the country not to vote the BJP in the next Lok Sabha polls.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 28, 2018 00:00 IST

Trekking path survey plan

The state tourism department plans to conduct a survey of existing trekking routes in north Bengal and explore new ones as part of a plan to encourage adventure tourism in the region.
AVIJIT SINHA Mar 28, 2018 00:00 IST

College seniors set condition

Senior students who had been on strike for 12 days at Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College said on Tuesday that they would allow resumption of administrative and academic activities if the faculty member whom they wanted to be removed didn't enter the campus.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 28, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP set for all-out fight in rural polls

A delegation of state BJP leaders held a meeting here on Tuesday with their colleagues in north Bengal and passed a clear message that the organisation would not leave an inch of space to rivals, particularly Trinamul, in the forthcoming rural polls.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 28, 2018 00:00 IST

Chamling, Tamang to herald development

Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling and GTA head Binay Tamang on Tuesday agreed to herald a "revolution of development" in the region, which should sound like music to the ears of Bengal chief Mamata Banerjee.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Mar 28, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong, CPM plan SMC 'deal'

Mayor Asok Bhattacharya and Congress councillors at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation are in the process of sealing a "deal" to make the Congress an ally at the Left civic board amid questions on whether an arrangement like this would get the seal of approval of Alimuddin Street.
BIRESWAR BANERJEE Mar 28, 2018 00:00 IST

CM orders action on armed marches

Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked senior police officers to crack down on armed processions and warned that law enforcers who overlooked such marches would face stern action.
Our Special Correspondent Mar 27, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP Bengal rural poll plan

BJP leaders across north Bengal have started drawing up comprehensive plans at micro levels for the coming panchayat elections so that they can brief party president Amit Shah on the electoral strategies during his visit to the region next month.
OUR BUREAU Mar 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Cloud over funds & jobs

The authorities of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College expressed concern over the ongoing strike that reached the 11th day on Monday and said it had halted several administrative and other works at the institution.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 27, 2018 00:00 IST

Salishi meet sparks clash

A kangaroo court to discuss an alleged affair in South Dinajpur district turned violent on Monday when police arrived to rescue the couple.
KOUSIK SEN Mar 27, 2018 00:00 IST

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