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CPM eight held for poll deaths

Eight CPM supporters were arrested on Monday over the deaths of a couple who had ignored threats not to campaign for the Left and whose charred bodies were found at their home in South 24-Parganas' Kakdwip hours before the May 14 panchayat polls.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rose Valley chargesheet

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a fresh chargesheet in a Calcutta court, holding Rose Valley promoter Gautam Kundu and two joint directors as primary accused in the multi-crore deposit mobilisation scam spread over Bengal, Odisha, Assam and Tripura.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Officers at helm of rural bodies

The Bengal government issued an order on Tuesday asking the district magistrates, sub-divisional officers and block development officers to take over zilla parishads, panchayat samitis and gram panchayats where new boards could not be formed because of a case pending in the Supreme Court.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Nepali MA course restore cry

Gorkha groups and an Assam MP have "expressed concern" over a University Grants Commission decision to discontinue a Nepali MA programme at Gauhati University in the distance learning mode.
Vivek Chhetri Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

In pipeline: policy on water project upkeep

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to draft a policy to maintain water supply projects across the state to ensure that maintenance work doesn't suffer in the wake of government's refusal to levy user charges.
Pransesh Sarkar Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

HC hands over probe to CBI

Calcutta High Court on Tuesday criticised the CID for its failure in conducting a proper investigation into the mysterious death of a homemaker at Raniganj in West Burdwan and handed over the probe to the CBI.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Bimal-Binay ST tag duel

Roshan Giri on Tuesday posted pictures of Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahulwalia meeting Union tribal affairs minister along with leaders seen as backers of Bimal Gurung and claimed they had received an assurance that a report on granting of tribal status to 11 Gorkha communities would be prepared within "six weeks".
Vivek Chhetri Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Trader dad shot dead in parking brawl

A man was shot dead by a group of miscreants at the local market in Dhantala under Islampur police station on Tuesday following an altercation over parking of a two-wheeler in front of a shop.
KOUSIK SEN Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Siliguri in toto-auto jam

Battery-operated rickshaws, commonly known as totos, continue to run in Siliguri and even on some stretches of highways, slowing down traffic.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

NBU meet on winter class

North Bengal University has decided to sit for a meeting with the representatives of hill colleges to solve the issue of holding classes during the winter.
Vivek Chhetri Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Kid loses eye in cattle clash

An 11-year-old boy from a village on the Bangladesh border in Malda has suffered a pellet injury on his left eye he was caught in a between a BSF personnel and cattle rustlers on Monday.
KOUSIK SEN Aug 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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