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3-star comfort at N Bengal lodges

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.
BIRESWAR BANERJEE Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Morcha, GNLF spar over hill control

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.
Vivek Chhetri Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Arrest in Purulia hanging death

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.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Unstable man crashes train

A local train rammed into the guard wall of a Ranaghat station platform as a mentally unstable person reportedly forced his way into the driver's cabin and tried to push him out on Sunday morning.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI Jun 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Child rumour fuels lynch mobs

The trend of assaulting youths in parts of Bengal over suspicion that they are child kidnappers claimed a life in Tamluk and left another man battered in Malda.
KOUSIK SEN and ANGSHUMAN PHADIKAR Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Cops 'arrest' break-ups

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.
Snehamoy Chakraborty Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Rivulet snaps Falakata link

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.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

CPM scans poll debacle

The Bengal panchayat polls proved that practice trumps thesis but the CPM still wants to read the fine print.
Sandip Chowdhury Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

GNLF faces rivals' posers

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.
Vivek Chhetri Jun 24, 2018 00:00 IST

Lapse FIR on principal in rape case

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.
Our Correspondent Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Malda fury on claim of child theft

A mentally challenged youth from Bihar wandering in Malda town was thrashed on Friday by locals who claimed he was a child kidnapper.
KOUSIK SEN Jun 23, 2018 00:00 IST

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