The Telegraph
Saturday, February 17, 2018
 

West Bengal

Denial of dues to poor irks Mamata

First published on 17-Feb-2018
Mamata Banerjee on Friday warned officials and panchayat representatives of Jhargram that she wouldn't tolerate poor people being deprived of their dues as the Bengal chief minister wanted to make sure that government benefits reached the needy ah......   | Read..
 

Closure of RSS schools quashed

First published on 17-Feb-2018
Calcutta High Court on Friday set aside the closure of 11 primary schools linked to the RSS in North Dinajpur on the ground that the institutions didn't have proper infrastructure....   | Read..
 

Two held with jumbo tusk

First published on 17-Feb-2018
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two persons from Thursday and seized considerable quantity of elephant tusk from them....   | Read..
 

Minister push on units

First published on 17-Feb-2018
North Bengal development minister Rabindranath Ghosh asked industrialists to start units on plots which they had acquired on industrial estates years back but had not set up any unit....   | Read..
 

Lawyers to cease work at HC next week

First published on 17-Feb-2018
Three associations representing over 11,000 lawyers on Friday announced a five-day cease-work at Calcutta High Court from Monday to protest delay in filling up 45 vacant posts of judges....   | Read..
 

Trinamul aid to closed tea gardens

First published on 17-Feb-2018
Trinamul leaders in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts have found an Assam-based investor to assume control of the closed Redbank and Surendranagar Tea Estates....   | Read..
 

Homestay policy on anvil

First published on 17-Feb-2018
The Bengal tourism department is in the process of drafting a homestay tourism policy and has simultaneously taken the task of focussing on adventure tourism in different destinations of Bengal....   | Read..
 

Tamang invited to tea meet on Feb 22

First published on 17-Feb-2018
The Bengal government has decided to convene a "high-level" meeting on issues related to tea gardens on February 22 to which Binay Tamang has been invited....   | Read..
 

Vow to save 'ally' Bimal's life

First published on 17-Feb-2018
Darjeeling MP S S Ahluwalia on Friday said he would put all efforts to "save" Bimal Gurung from being "eliminated extra-judicially" while refusing to recognise Binay Tamang and ......   | Read..
 

Fresh complaint of excess against Bharati

First published on 17-Feb-2018
A fresh complaint was lodged against former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh on Friday with a man accusing police of evicting his family from the ancestral home at Miabazar when she was the West Midnapore......   | Read..
 

Emotional CPM drops plan to let out office

First published on 16-Feb-2018
The CPM has dropped the idea of letting out one of its offices at Guskara in the traditional party bastion of East Burdwan after reports that such a move had made the otherwise stoic comrades emoti......   | Read..
 

'Tourist' tag on hill MP

First published on 16-Feb-2018
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has demanded the resignation of Darjeeling's "tourist" MP S.S. Ahluwalia, sensing growing disenchantment against the BJP leader days before his visit to his constit......   | Read..
 

ED eye on Bengal gold racket

First published on 16-Feb-2018
The Enforcement Directorate is planning to start a money laundering case in the alleged gold extortion racket in West Midnapore in which former Bengal IPS officer Bharati Ghosh is a suspect, a home......   | Read..
 

Call to run Siliguri autos on gas

First published on 16-Feb-2018
A section of Siliguri residents on Thursday said the Bengal government should take an initiative to convert the 1,200-odd diesel autorickshaws in and around the city into gas-driven vehicles....   | Read..
 

State promises cash and more for GTA

First published on 16-Feb-2018
Binay Tamang on Thursday held "very fruitful" meetings with the state government in Calcutta on GTA-related matters in an indication that development will be speeded up in the hills after......   | Read..
 

Poppy concern & crackdown

First published on 16-Feb-2018
Intelligence and anti-narcotics officials have expressed concern over the rise in cultivation and smuggling of poppy in different areas of north Bengal, particularly in the Malda and Cooch Behar di......   | Read..
 

More cameras for forests

First published on 16-Feb-2018
The forest department has drawn up a long-term plan to install 500 cameras across the forests of north Bengal to get more information about the wildlife and tighten vigilance against poaching and i......   | Read..
 

Poachers armed with cyanide

First published on 16-Feb-2018
Potassium cyanide has been seized from a gang of suspected poachers, pointing to a new "arsenal" that has left forest officials worried....   | Read..
 

Draft hurdle for CPM's pro-Cong camp

First published on 15-Feb-2018
Proponents of the Bengal line on Alimuddin Street, the CPM state headquarters, face a Hyderabad hurdle as the draft political resolution for the April congress in the southern city almost slams the......   | Read..
 

Hindutva outfit chief held after attack

First published on 15-Feb-2018
A pro-Hindutva outfit's rally in the heart of Calcutta on Wednesday ended in commotion as some of its activists assaulted journalists, leading to the arrest of the group's chief....   | Read..