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Plea to extend shop time

Police have requested business establishments in the hill town to keep shutters open till 9.30pm at a time Darjeeling is witnessing a sudden rush of tourists.
Vivek Chhetri May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP demand for Congress

The example of the Congress-JDS post-poll truck, which felled the two-day B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka, is being cited by the BJP over 2,000km away in rural Murshidabad, to claim the posts of chief in seven rural bodies that might even see a BJP-Congress alliance to keep Trinamul out.
ALAMGIR HOSSAIN May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

CID quizzes Salim son

The CID on Monday interrogated Russell Aziz, the son of Raiganj MP Md Salim, in connection with his purported Facebook post that two polling officials had been killed by Trinamul-backed goons in North Dinajpur during the rural elections on May 14.
KINSUK BASU and KOUSIK SEN May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP-TMC clash

Six persons were injured, four arrested and work was stopped at Newlands tea estate following a clash among BJP and Trinamul supporters over poll results in the Dooars on Monday.
May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP wins repoll seat

The BJP bagged the panchayat seat in Jalpaiguri's Rajganj block on Monday, where repolling was held on Sunday, as its candidate Dolly Sutradhar defeated Trinamul's Supriya Biswas by 216 votes.
OUR BUREAU May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Staff hit farms to help organic goal

About 700 Sikkim government employees in West district sacrificed their holiday and voluntarily took to the fields on Sunday, ploughing land and planting vegetables to express their support to the state's organic mission.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS May 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Geyser blast in Sikkim

A geyser in a bathroom of a hotel here exploded on early Sunday morning, knocking down the wall that separates the adjacent room and injuring four tourists from Maharashtra who were fast asleep.
Rajeev Ravidas May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Teachers arrested over Raiganj SDO assault

Two schoolteachers were arrested from their homes here on Saturday night for allegedly assaulting Raiganj subdivisional officer T.N. Sherpa during a demonstration against the death of a polling officer on May 16.
KOUSIK SEN May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

KLO asks BJP victors not to defect

A group of former militants of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation has asked the BJP winners in Kumargram block not to defect to Trinamul after allegations emerged that they were facing enticements and intimidations to join the ruling party.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

TMC plans to win back Jungle Mahal hearts

In a bid to reach out to the tribal community and regain its support base among them, Trinamul has decided to knock on every door and spend time with them to know their grievances in the Jungle Mahal, where BJP has "surprisingly" shown its substantial growth in the panchayat elections.
ABHIJEET CHATTERJEE May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Snatched ballots recovered

Ballot papers of a zilla parishad seat in North Dinajpur were recovered from near the counting centre of Hemtabad block, located around 15km from Raiganj, on Saturday night.
KOUSIK SEN and BIRESWAR BANERJEE May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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