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Murdered Mirik cop cremated

Murdered Mirik cop cremated

People in large numbers paid homage to Amod Gurung, the assistant sub-inspector of Mirik police who died at a Siliguri based nursing home on 24 October after being beaten by a group of youths while on duty in Mirik on 21 October. Late Amod Gurung’s last rites were concluded with …

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State to boost fish production in North Bengal

State to boost fish production in North Bengal

State fisheries department has taken several measures to augment fish production in North Bengal. Mr Chandranath Sinha, minister for state fisheries department said that since fish production in North Bengal is low, the fisheries department has taken up several measures to augment the fish production. There will be free distribution …

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Bagrakote tea worker’s death sparks panic

Bagrakote tea worker’s death sparks panic

Panic has gripped tea workers under the Duncans group after a tea worker’s death at Bagrakote Tea Estate in the Dooars is being blamed on grinding poverty in the tea garden under the troubled company. Mukti Santhal, (40), died on Sunday after a prolonged illness, while a section of trade …

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50 held for cheating in BSF recruitment test

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

50 held for cheating in BSF recruitment test Fifty candidates who appeared for a recruitment test conducted by the Border Security Force yesterday were arrested for carrying bluetooth devices and cellphones to cheat in the exam hall. The youths were produced in a court here today. While 48 were granted …

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Tea worker dies in Duncans garden

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

  A tea worker died today in the Dooars from suspected lack of treatment and food in a Duncans Goenka estate where pay has been irregular for at least six months and medical facilities almost negligible, according to a report submitted to the state government. The 14 Duncans Goenka gardens …

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Cong MLA thanks Deb

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

Congress MLA Joseph Munda’s name has appeared on a hoarding thanking Gautam Deb for work done by the Trinamul minister’s north Bengal development department. The three projects mentioned by Joseph Munda, the Nagrakata MLA, are far from complete – the tendering process has started. Trinamul leaders said they were embarrassed …

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Notification delay ire on state

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

The Darjeeling district Left Front today said it will launch a demonstration in Siliguri subdivision on October 28 to protest the state’s delay  in issuing the notification for formation of the rural boards.  Jibesh Sarkar, convener, Darjeeling district Left Front, said: “The municipal affairs department issued notifications for election of …

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Suicide hours after rape

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

A homemaker allegedly raped last evening by a neighbour set herself ablaze hours later, her family said. The 19-year-old succumbed to burns this morning. The family has blamed Titon Mondal for the alleged rape. Mondal, an unemployed youth who stayed in the same Malda village, is untraceable.   The girl …

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Jeweller shot at home

Jeweller shot at home

(From left) File picture of Surajit Karmakar; the jeweller was sleeping in the room to the right of the picture when he was shot. (Nantu Dey) Assailants entered room, says victim’s widow A jeweller was shot in his Raiganj home early today by masked men who entered his room, woke …

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Death rate rise at NBMCH raises eyebrows

MCI spots no change

Over 50 patients died during Durga Puja (between 20 and 24 October) at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), a figure that has raised eyebrows. The daily “normal” figures of the dead in the hospital are “six to eight” patients. However, NBMCH officials on Sunday said the medical …

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ASI fatally assaulted, 7 arrested

Saradha scam: Ex-minister’s wife Manoranjana sent to CBI custody

An Assistant Sub-Inspector of police, Amehed Gurung, was assaulted by some anti-social elements at Mirik in Darjeeling district and succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. The ASI of Mirik police station was beaten by the drunken goons with iron rods, bamboos, lathis and ‘khukri’ (a Nepali weapon) when he was …

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Congress councillor killed by elephant

Congress councillor killed by elephant

A Congress councillor was killed in an elephant attack in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district on Friday, an aide said. Koustav Banerjee, a councillor of Mindapore municipality, was hurled to death by a tusker who charged at him as he attempted to click photographs of a herd of elephants at …

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Darjeeling in view of tourist rush

Darjeeling in view of tourist rush

With tourists flocking to the Queen of Hill stations during the pujas, police patrolling has been intensified in and around the town. Darjeeling superintendent of police Amit Javalgi said besides intensifying patrolling, 20 cctv cameras have been installed in important locations. An interactive session was also held with hoteliers to …

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North Bengal all ready as puja begins

North Bengal all ready as puja begins

As Durga Puja begins, the Siliguri Metropolitan Police (SMP) has said it has taken all necessary steps to prevent any untoward incident in puja pandals, even as organisers are expecting thousands of people to throng the pandals. A total of 404 community Durga pujas will be held in the SMP …

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