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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

Jeweller strangled, finger at robbers

A 45-year-old jeweller was killed allegedly by a gang of robbers who entered his house at Bipratikuri village in Birbhum's Labhpur on Tuesday night.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Maoists held

Police arrested two suspected Bihar-based Maoists near here on Tuesday evening while they were on their way to Purulia district.
ABHIJEET CHATTERJEE Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST

Somnath charity shut

A free health centre for the poor that Somnath Chatterjee had set up here and named after mentor Jyoti Basu closed down on Tuesday for the "time being", uncertain about its monthly funding of Rs 80,000 that came from the former Lok Sabha Speaker.
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Kanyashree plan widened

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the removal of the family income cap from her pet scheme Kanyashree.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Starvation label on Purulia death

A 67-year-old woman suffering from stomach-related ailments has died at a Purulia village allegedly after she did not have food for three days, said her son.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Milk anger boils over, suppliers attacked

Over two dozen milkmen were beaten up at Santipur station in Nadia on Tuesday by residents who accused them of adulterating milk with chemicals.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

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