West Bengal

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.

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.

Cash to revive hospitals

The state government has allotted Rs 30 lakh for the revival of two hospitals located in the tea belt in Alipurduar.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Homemaker made to hold ears, squat

A kangaroo court allegedly organised by Trinamul in West Midnapore had a party gram panchayat member's wife paraded with a garland of shoes and squat repeatedly holding her ears for allegedly having backed the victorious BJP candidate.
Anshuman Phadikar May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Recount after BJP 'victory'

A recount has been ordered at Purulia's Raghunathpur I zilla-parishad seat on Sunday following a complaint by Trinamul that the BJP nominee won through "manipulation" of the counting process.
Abhijeet Chatterjee May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Modi office reads tea leaves

A Jalpaiguri homemaker has managed to draw the attention of the Prime Minister's Office over a longstanding demand of the town - revival of the North Bengal Tea Auction Centre.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 20, 2018 00:00 IST

ST rider trips victor BJP in panchayat

The BJP has won a Nadia panchayat but will have to swallow the bitter pill of handing over the chief's post to Trinamul as none of the saffron party's winners is a Scheduled Tribe (ST) woman, for whom the top slot is reserved.

Probe into slipper attack on SDO

The North Dinajpur district administration has initiated the process of identifying the government employees who had humiliated and assaulted T.N. Sherpa, the SDO of Raiganj, during a protest over the death of a colleague while on election duty earlier this week.
KOUSIK SEN May 20, 2018 00:00 IST


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