West Bengal

Verdict on Bengal rural polls today

A single-judge bench of Calcutta High Court will deliver its judgement on Bengal panchayat polls at 4.30pm on Friday after hearing on petitions by Opposition parties concluded on Thursday.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Cops face contempt

The high court on Thursday issued notices to several police officers, asking them to clarify within four weeks why contempt proceedings should not be initiated for allegedly disobeying its earlier order to give protection to prospective Congress candidates when they went to file nominations for panchayat polls.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

HC lawyer strike till April 26

The Calcutta High Court Bar Association on Thursday decided to continue the cease-work till April 26 as the Union government was yet to appoint new judges.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Teacher gets death

The East Midnapore district court on Thursday sentenced a teacher to death for repeated rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, who used to work as a domestic help at his home here in 2012.
Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

AirAsia to launch new flights from Bagdogra

AirAsia India will launch two new daily flights from Bagdogra - one linking Calcutta in the morning and the other connecting Delhi in the evening - from May.
AVIJIT SINHA Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Hill hotels asked to shun greed

Akhilesh Chaturvedi, the Darjeeling superintendent of police, on Thursday advised transporters and hotel owners not to be "greedy" and think about the "inconvenience" of others and held Bimal Gurung's 104-day strike agitation as an example.
Vivek Chhetri Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Farmers block highway

Traffic along the Raiganj-Itahar stretch of NH34 came to a halt for around five hours on Thursday as hundreds of farmers resorted to a road blockade, alleging that officials of the state transport department posted in North Dinajpur district were delaying registration of their harvester machines.
KOUSIK SEN Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

2 traders killed in north Bengal

Two traders were killed at different locations in Malda and South Dinajpur districts on Wednesday night.
KOUSIK SEN Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Gangtok to pray for Khatua girl

Various organisations of Gangtok under the banner of Sikkim Helping Hands will organise an all-religious prayer service at Titanic Park here on Saturday to pray for the soul of the girl from Khatua district of Jammu and Kashmir, who was raped and murdered.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Agitation at Sikkim varsity

Students of Sikkim University on Thursday boycotted classes and staged demonstrations at several spots of the varsity located along NH10 to protest against delay in the construction of the permanent campus of the 10-year-old central institution.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Apr 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Tied and beaten: BJP candidate

A BJP gram panchayat candidate in Birbhum's Mayureswar on Wednesday alleged that he was thrashed by Trinamul activists who tied him to an electric post and threatened to cut off his arms.


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