The Bengal government has decided to upgrade facilities at tourist lodges in north Bengal before the Durga Puja to offer three-star facilities, tourism minister Gautam Deb announced in Siliguri on Sunday.
The two identity-based parties in the Darjeeling hills - the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) - are upping the ante against each other in their attempts to emerge as the main political force in the region.
A middle-aged man said to be a Trinamul Congress worker and not named in the FIR has been arrested for the murder of BJP member Trilochan Mahato, who was found hanging from a tree in Purulia on May 30.
Police in Labhpur on Saturday celebrated the first anniversary of its family-counselling centre, which was able to save the marriages of around a hundred couples through marital counsel over the past year.
Direct connectivity between Falakata and Alipurduar, the district headquarters, snapped on Saturday as a stream washed away a temporary diversion made on the route after a wood-and-iron bridge over the rivulet had collapsed a couple of years back.
The GNLF appears to have won Round One of hill politics by quitting the Hill Area Development Committee (HADC) but rivals have questioned its request for a "bipartite" meeting instead of "tripartite" talks.
An FIR was lodged on Friday against the principal of a missionary school in Jharkhand's Khunti for not reporting to police Tuesday's abduction of five women activists who were allegedly gang-raped and filmed later.