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Bagdogra land cash rider

The Mamata Banerjee government has informed the Airports Authority of India that it will not be able to hand over 70 acres for the expansion of the Bagdogra airport near Siliguri until the central agency pays for the land.
Pranesh Sarkar Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Gorkha paper push for NRC

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi has written to Union home minister Rajnath Singh seeking recognition of British-era documents for inclusion in Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Vivek Chhetri Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Unable to increase tea wages: Planters

Tea planters have expressed their inability to accept two back-to-back interim wage hikes proposed by the Bengal government on Thursday, citing losses and the additional expenditure.
AVIJIT SINHA Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Bengal plans power boost

Bengal power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said on Friday that the government planned to augment the state's electricity generation by 2,000MW, including 1,300MW from renewable sources, over the next five years, state.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Handbook on Jalpaiguri

Researchers and administrative officials in Jalpaiguri will now have the opportunity to conduct research and make development plans.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Alipurduar 24x7 helpdesk for tourists

Tourists travelling to Alipurduar during the coming Durga Puja season can visit Dooars Kanya, the district collectorate here, to obtain information about destinations.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Atal memory meet attack

BJP supporters who had assembled for a condolence meeting of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a village in Tufanganj subdivision on Friday were attacked by suspected Trinamul supporters.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Paresh joins Trinamul

Paresh Adhikary, a former minister and leader of the Forward Bloc, joined Trinamul on Friday and received the party's flag from Trinamul's secretary general and minister Partha Chatterjee in Calcutta.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Register totos or stop them: HC

Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the Bengal government to either take proper steps to give registrations to e-rickshaws by following the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act within three months or stop their operations.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Cycle ire spills over to highway

About 40 girl students of a Birbhum high school blocked national highway-60 for about half an hour after they were distributed defective bicycles under Sabuj Sathi scheme of the state government in Birbhum's Mallarpur on Friday afternoon.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

When Vajpayee made no bones about his pabda

A cook in Santiniketan and another in Krishnagar literally had Atal Bihari Vajpayee "eat out of their hands".
SNEHAMOY CHAKRABORTY and SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI Aug 18, 2018 00:00 IST

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