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.
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.
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.
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.
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.