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Contractors shun NH10 repair tender

The repair of a major portion of NH10 that connects Sikkim with the rest of India is delayed as contractors are unwilling to take up the work because of purported security concerns following last year's Gorkhaland agitation.
AVIJIT SINHA Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP & TMC tied in rakhi race

Competition for pride of place, on the wrist, has become fierce in East and West Midnapores with the BJP and Trinamul deciding to distribute rakhis with pictures of Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, respectively.
Anshuman Phadikar Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Injured cows trigger tiger scare in Lalgarh

A cow and a calf which returned with deep injuries, including bites and scratches, after grazing and discovery of pug marks have raised a fresh tiger scare at Bandhgora in Jhargram.
ANSHUMAN PHADIKAR Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Farmers to get training in Calcutta

A group of 22 people, who are into cultivation of mushroom, citronella and corn; bee rearing and making of vermicompost and furniture making headed for Calcutta from here on Saturday to attend a two-day training programme to hone their skills.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Forest colour theme

The state forest department has decided to change its colour theme from red and green to blue and green.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Trinamul demands probe

Trinamul leaders of the town will request the state government to form a high level inquiry committee to investigate into the alleged irregularities over the implementation of a housing scheme in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation area that is run by the Left.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Plan for Eco Park near Gorumara

The Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) has decided to build an Eco Park at Lataguri to provide further entertainment to tourists visiting the Dooars.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Union U-turn on tea hike

Leaders of the Joint Forum - an umbrella body of non-Trinamul tea unions in north Bengal - did a U-turn on Saturday and said they would not oppose an interim hike in tea wages proposed by the state government earlier this week.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Panchayat blame game

The blame game between the BJP and Trinamul that intensified in the run-up to the Bengal rural polls in May has returned after a lull as the dates for formation of panchayat boards draw close.
OUR BUREAU Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Opposition united in SMC walkout

For the first time since Asok Bhattacharya became Siliguri mayor in May 2018, he witnessed a walkout of all Opposition councillors at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation on Saturday.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Ex-serviceman, wife killed in Kalimpong

An ex-serviceman and his wife staying alone 25km from Kalimpong town have been found murdered, with their bodies shoved in the septic tank.
Vivek Chhetri Aug 19, 2018 00:00 IST

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