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".
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.
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.
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.