The Telegraph
Saturday, February 24, 2018
 

West Bengal

'Instigation' scan in Mamata breach

First published on 24-Feb-2018
Sisters Rabia and Amira Khatun may have breached the security of chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a public meeting in Raiganj on Thursday at the "instigation of some person or organisation", senior officials have said....   | Read..
 

Gang raids Raniganj bank, flees with cash

First published on 24-Feb-2018
A gang of six armed men raided an unguarded nationalised bank here in West Burdwan and decamped with Rs 24 lakh on Friday afternoon, holding employees and customers at gun point and locking them up......   | Read..
 

Centre starts VC search for Visva

First published on 24-Feb-2018
The process of appointing a regular vice-chancellor at Visva-Bharati has started afresh after President Ram Nath Kovind scrapped an earlier selection panel and its recommendations....   | Read..
 

Interim tea hike accepted

First published on 24-Feb-2018
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's trade union has decided to accept an interim hike of Rs 17.50 in the worker's daily wage but a sour note has been stuck with the body stating that gardens would be allo......   | Read..
 

Tenders for Gajoldoba tour plan

First published on 24-Feb-2018
The Bengal tourism department has floated tenders to introduce eco-friendly recreational activities at "Bhorer Alo," the mega tourism hub coming up at Gajoldoba near the Teesta Barrage....   | Read..
 

Mob attacks, burns rape suspect house

First published on 24-Feb-2018
A mob of around 200 tribals on Friday attacked the house of a suspect in the alleged rape of a mentally challenged tribal woman and set it on fire in South Dinajpur's Kushmandi....   | Read..
 

CM airport honour

First published on 24-Feb-2018
For the first time in the history, the Bagdogra airport on Friday crossed the two-million mark in terms of the number of passengers who have moved through the airport in a fiscal....   | Read..
 

Women seeking 'justice' at Mamata feet

First published on 23-Feb-2018
Two sisters seeking "justice" for their father's murder breached Mamata Banerjee's security at a meeting here on Thursday, one falling at the chief minister's feet and the other stopped n......   | Read..
 

CM 'feels' for sisters, raps approach

First published on 23-Feb-2018
Sisters Rabia and Amira Khatun said they wanted to meet Mamata Banerjee to seek "exemplary punishment" for their father's killers....   | Read..
 

Bengal asks tea gardens to clear bonus

First published on 23-Feb-2018
The Bengal government has directed all tea estates in the Darjeeling hills to pay by March 10 the bonus dues of workers for last year....   | Read..
 

Poppy patches destroyed in raid

First published on 23-Feb-2018
Police on Thursday raided dry beds of the Torsha river on the outskirts of Cooch Behar and destroyed illegal poppy cultivations....   | Read..
 

Triple action events to celebrate Bhutan ties

First published on 23-Feb-2018
The hills and the plains are gearing up for a series of events ranging from a car rally, a mountain biking race and a walkathon to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties with Bhutan....   | Read..
 

Duo held for extortion bid aimed at leaders

First published on 23-Feb-2018
Siliguri police on Thursday arrested two persons for sending letters to political leaders demanding money....   | Read..
 

Bengal poll tussle signal

First published on 22-Feb-2018
The Bengal election commission on Wednesday sought 425 senior IAS and WBCS officers to be deployed as observers for "free and fair" panchayat polls, a demand that had led to face-off with......   | Read..
 

Gold probe haul

First published on 22-Feb-2018
The Bengal CID on Wednesday claimed to have seized Rs 2 crore in cash from a flat in Calcutta's Bansdroni in connection with the alleged gold racket in which former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh has em......   | Read..
 

Mamata announces new university

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that the state would set up a new university in South Dinajpur, much to the elation of residents of the district....   | Read..
 

CM scolds cops over Kushmandi rape

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday conveyed her anguish over the recent rape of a mentally-challenged tribal woman at Kushmandi to senior police officers of South Dinajpur....   | Read..
 

Hill business meet in March

First published on 22-Feb-2018
Darjeeling will play host to the first ever business meet in March and chief minister Mamata Banerjee will be present in the hills for the second time in little more than a month....   | Read..
 

Deb inaugurates Kamtapuri body

First published on 22-Feb-2018
An office of the Kamtapuri Bhasa Academy was opened here on Wednesday to work for the conservation and development of the language....   | Read..
 

'Gitanjali' makes way for Periwal at jewellery store

First published on 22-Feb-2018
The scam at the Punjab National Bank involving diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi has its effects in Siliguri also....   | Read..