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Mass transfers in poll-debacle zone

All eight block development officers of Jhargram were shunted out on Monday to less important posts in north Bengal amid murmurs that they had paid the price for the ruling Trinamul's poor show in the rural polls.
Pranesh Sarkar Jun 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Cooch Behar dissidence riles minister

Differences within Trinamul, particularly among the Youth Trinamul and the parent party, came to the fore in Cooch Behar again on Monday.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jun 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Bengal land mutation falters

The Mamata Banerjee government's plan to introduce mandatory mutation at the time of land deals has been shelved as the authorities have realised that such a system cannot be introduced unless land records in the state are updated.
Pranesh Sarkar Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Id aid for Hindu homes

Muslim villagers in Murshidabad's Samserganj have raised money to rebuild the houses of six Hindu families gutted in a fire, after an appeal for assistance to an Id congregation at a local mosque.
ALAMGIR HOSSAIN Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Double standard slur at BJP on tea wages

Trinamul tea union leaders have accused the BJP of "double-speak" on tea wages by opposing interim wage hikes in Bengal while pushing it in Assam.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Sixth Schedule cry back in GNLF

Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) president Mann Ghisingh on Sunday told cadres to start a campaign to secure Sixth Schedule status for the hills.
Vivek Chhetri Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Kailash Mansarovar yatra resumes after Doklam gap

The first batch of pilgrims bound for Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet left here on Saturday for the Nathu-la border on way to the Himalayan peak considered holy by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Bus falls into trench, 7 die

A bus carrying a group of tribals on their way to a meeting fell into a trench on a state highway near Chitka forest in the Lalgarh area, resulting in the death of seven and serious injuries to at least 40 others.
Anshuman Phadikar Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Didi unwraps anti-hate plank

Mamata Banerjee virtually sounded the poll bugle for 2019 on Saturday, urging a gathering of around 2 lakh after Id prayers on Red Road to defeat "those" that seek to spread hatred, divisiveness and violence and disintegrate India.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Morcha scales up tea land demand

The pressure of local politics has prompted the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to demand that tea garden workers should be given rights to the entire land under their possession.
Vivek Chhetri Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Siliguri park lines up animal adoption plan

The Bengal Safari Park has come up with an offer for animal lovers to adopt its animals and birds - for an annual fee.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jun 17, 2018 00:00 IST

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