West Bengal

Tamang revive call to trade

Binay Tamang on Wednesday reached out to the business community, one of the easiest targets during political turmoil, and promised peace and security while urging them to help bring back Darjeeling's "lost glory".
Vivek Chhetri Apr 13, 2018 00:00 IST

Pullout threats amid nomination slugfest

The nomination battle may not be over in courts but off it, those already in the fray are battling pullout threats.
OUR BUREAU Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Opposition claims exaggerated: CM

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday cited figures to suggest claims of Opposition candidates being prevented from filing nominations for the rural polls were exaggerated.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Top court tells HC to hear election pleas

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Calcutta High Court to "expeditiously" dispose of complaints of "the BJP, CPM and other Opposition parties" against Bengal poll panel chief A.K. Singh's decision to withdraw the one-day deadline extension for filing of panchayat poll nominations.
OUR BUREAU Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

'Victory march' murders

A Trinamul block chief in Sashan, North 24-Parganas, leading a "victory procession" after the party won most panchyat seats in the area uncontested was stabbed to death on Wednesday and the alleged killer lynched soon after.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Warm-up drill for Pakyong flights

A high-level meeting of experts was held on Tuesday to discuss technical issues related to flights from Pakyong, the airport that has come up in Sikkim.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Many loose ends in ropeway plans

A plan by the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration and the Bengal tourism department to set up a number of ropeways has evoked lukewarm response from tour operators, who have outlined other, more pressing priorities.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Chamling to look into new district demands

Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling on Wednesday said his government would look into the demands for upgrading Soreng subdivision into West district and Pakyong in East district into districts.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Two TMC candidates in minister segment

Presence of two Trinamul candidates in the sole Zilla Parishad seat in minister Gautam Deb's Dabgram-Fulbari Assembly constituency has left him in an awkward position.
BIRESWAR BANERJEE Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Demand for mikes peaks in rural polls

Examinations are over and the campaign for the rural polls has picked up.
KOUSIK SEN Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST

Rival camp at Binay home

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's Binay Tamang faction on Wednesday took possession of former chief Bimal Gurung's home at Patlebas in Darjeeling and announced that it would function as a party office.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 12, 2018 00:00 IST


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