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Somnath charity shut

A free health centre for the poor that Somnath Chatterjee had set up here and named after mentor Jyoti Basu closed down on Tuesday for the "time being", uncertain about its monthly funding of Rs 80,000 that came from the former Lok Sabha Speaker.
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Kanyashree plan widened

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the removal of the family income cap from her pet scheme Kanyashree.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Starvation label on Purulia death

A 67-year-old woman suffering from stomach-related ailments has died at a Purulia village allegedly after she did not have food for three days, said her son.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Milk anger boils over, suppliers attacked

Over two dozen milkmen were beaten up at Santipur station in Nadia on Tuesday by residents who accused them of adulterating milk with chemicals.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

CM reels off NRC figures

Mamata Banerjee claimed on Tuesday that 25 lakh Hindu Bengalis and 13 lakh Muslim Bengalis were among 40 lakh people whose names had been left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, reiterating that it was an "anti-Bengali" exercise.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Hospital for bidi workers sick

A 65-bed hospital set up by the Union ministry of labour and employment here 18 years ago for the benefit of bidi workers has fallen into disuse and disrepair.
ALAMGIR HOSSAIN Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Bhangar loss pegged at Rs 25cr

The Power Grid Corporation India estimated a loss of around Rs 25 crore from theft and damage of equipment at the sub-station in Bhangar as the firm resumed the work on the truncated project on Tuesday after 18 months.
PRANAB MONDAL Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Police driver shot at in North Dinajpur

A driver hired by police was shot at by some unidentified men near a checkpost in North Dinajpur's Islampur on Monday night.
KOUSIK SEN Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Hill leader arrested

Suraj Subba, the former general secretary of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's trade union, was arrested on Monday in connection with the 2017 June 8 clash that triggered the last round of the statehood agitation in the hills.
Vivek Chhetri Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Asok for probe into flyover fall

Siliguri MLA and mayor Asok Bhattacharya has written to Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, seeking a comprehensive probe into the collapse of portions of an under-construction flyover at Kantibhita in Phansidewa.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt sets up authority for Dooars' Gorkhas

The state government has formed a development authority - the third in north Bengal - for socio-economic development of the Gorkhas in the foothills of the region.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

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