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Hospital in dock for surgery on wrong leg

A nine-month old girl suffering from a congenital disease in her left foot was allegedly operated on the right foot at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital.
ABHIJEET CHATTERJEE Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

PM, chancellor and Visva trouble-shooter

Atal Bihari Vajpayee had a trying time pacifying Visva-Bharati students for not being able to hand over the Saptaparni - seven leaves of the Chhatim tree symbolic of the degree - himself at the convocation on December 15, 2001.
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

A tower that ticks and cloaks water

Darjeeling's most famous landmark, the Capitol Clock Tower, has a twin now.
Vivek Chhetri Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Case on school head for flag 'insult'

A case has been lodged against the headmaster of a Raiganj school for allegedly failing to bring down the national flag after hoisting it on Independence Day on Wednesday and leaving it fluttering into the night.
Kousik Sen Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Sikkim five get first I-Day role

Five young women from Sikkim were among the tens of thousands of security personnel deployed in Delhi during Wednesday's Independence Day celebrations, but what was unique about them and 31 other members of the Delhi Police's Special Weapons And Tactics unit was it was their first assignment after being inducted in the country's first-ever all-women special force on August 10.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Sikkim pay hike from 2016

The Sikkim Government on Thursday decided to implement the Fifth pay commission with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, and not January 1, 2017, as it had earlier announced.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Youth falls to death in bid to hoist Tricolour

A youth died after he fell off a 160ft high telegraph pole on Wednesday morning while climbing it with a few others to hoist the Tricolour which had been a practice for two decades in Murshidabad's Jiaganj on Independence Day.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Tamang's 2020 vision

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration chief said on Wednesday that he was working on a "vision 2020 plan" and the Darjeeling hills had been pushed back by 32 years in terms of development.
Vivek Chhetri Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Fake army job cuffs

The CID has arrested a man for allegedly offering fake appointment letters to some candidates for jobs in Military Engineer Services (MES) against hefty payments.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Rural bodies head to administrators

The Mamata Banerjee government will be forced to appoint administrators to run a large number of gram panchayats as five year tenure of the rural bodies would start expiring from Thursday.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Migrant dies in UAE

A contract labourer from here was found dead in Dubai earlier this week.
ANSHUMAN PHADIKAR Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

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