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TMC rivals renew central force demand

Opposition parties led by the BJP have raised their pitch against the ruling Trinamul establishment, seeking to embarrass it in the run-up to the rural polls and renewing their demand for central forces.
Our Special Correspondent Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Cry to restore toy train hubs

Two stations of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) torched during last year's statehood agitation are yet to be rebuilt even as other facilities such as AC coaches for the toy train have been introduced.
BIRESWAR BANERJEE Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Jalpaiguri girl 'stripped' on road

The parents of a Jalpaiguri girl have complained to the district police chief that the 14-year-old was stripped by a neighbour in the middle of a road and that local cops had not taken any action.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Monday date for nomination

The Bengal election commission told representatives of political parties on Saturday that four hours on Monday would be set aside for the filing of nominations, but it was silent on the key question of rescheduling the panchayat polls.
Our Bureau Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Animal wrongs

We are still a few kilometres from the forests of Lalgarh in Jhargram, where the grand event would unfold. Thousands of people from the bush and surrounding villages would gather in Jangalmahal - the forested belt straddling Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Birbhum. It is April 13, another day marked by tribals for a hunt.
Paromita Kar  Apr 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Blood thicker than politics in polls

A Trinamul leader and five of his family in Birbhum's Rampurhat have filed nominations for different seats in an 11-member gram panchayat that has so far remained uncontested.
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Seven at play to beat one

A youth Trinamul leader is contesting as an Independent and has reportedly fielded six others, including his father, another relative and some friends, against the party's official candidate for a panchayat seat at Dinhata in Cooch Behar.
MAIN UDDIN CHISTI Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Panel to meet parties today on fresh dates

The Bengal election commission will meet all parties on Saturday before it holds talks with the government to rework the rural poll schedule in the wake of Friday's high court order.
Our Bureau Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Sikkim varsity gherao

The students of Sikkim University on Friday gheraoed the main administrative block from early morning, demanding early construction of the permanent campus of the 10-year-old central institution.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Funds approved for NH31 in Siliguri

The Union ministry of road transport and highways has approved a sum of over Rs 250 crore for four-laning a 12km stretch of NH31 on the north-western end of Siliguri.
AVIJIT SINHA Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Rajbangshi rift in polls

The difference in the stance of Kamtapur Progressive Party (KPP) and Kamtapur Peoples' Party (United) on panchayat elections has led to confusion among a section of voters belonging to the Rajbangshi community.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Apr 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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