Trinamul on Monday dubbed the BJP a "syndicate peddling religious extremism and lynchings", hours after Narendra Modi accused the Mamata Banerjee government of "running a syndicate raj" and "throttling democracy".
The Bengal unit of the CPM placed a demand of enhancing devolution of central taxes to the states to 50 per cent before the 15th finance commission on Monday, a move drawn attention in the political circle as the ruling Trinamul was laying stress on sharing 50 per cent net central tax receipts with the states.
Visitors to Darjeeling's Botanical Garden may soon have the option of staying in cottages, officials have said, a week after chief minister Mamata Banerjee stressed the need to boost tourists' lodging facilities.
Trinamul leaders at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation said on Monday that the north Bengal development department and the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority would spend funds to repair roads in the town.
GTA chief Binay Tamang and Darjeeling district magistrate Joyoshi Das Gupta on Monday appealed to the hill people to verify information with government officials and refrain from believing in "rumours" being spread through social media.