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Stand united, Mamata will deliver district: Harka

Stand united, Mamata will deliver district: Harka

Kalimpong MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri today expressed confidence that the demand for a separate district of Kalimpong could materialise as early as December if the people of Kalimpong could demonstrate that they stood united on the issue. Speaking at the first public meeting of the Kalimpong District Demand Committee, of …

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Dooars tea garden shut after bonus row

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

The management of Makrapara Tea Estate left the garden last night and issued a suspension-of-work notice today citing indiscipline, lawlessness and aggressive behaviour by workers. The garden in Madarihat-Birpara block is 80km from the district headquarters and has 441 permanent workers. Garden sources said, at a meeting in Calcutta earlier …

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Turmoil in tea gardens over puja bonus

Tea: the tie that binds Atlanta woman, Darjeeling orphans

With the Durga puja festival almost at hand, the tea industry in the region is experiencing a bad phase again, thanks to the unrest in a few tea plantations over puja bonus and the delay in disbursing the same. It may be noted that the chairman of the Terai Indian …

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The puja at Bandar is famed to be over 300 years old

The puja at Bandar is famed to be over 300 years old

Even without modern lighting or grand pandals, the Raiganj Adi Sarbajanin Durga puja at Bandar village in Raiganj, North Dinajpur district, like every year is expected to draw thousands of devotees, being the oldest Durga puja in the district. Although even the elderly residents of Bandar are unsure of the …

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Kurta for puja with Pak appeal

Kurta for puja with Pak appeal

Two of the Karachi-style kurtas in an Islampur shop. Pictures by Mehedi Hedaytullah Islampur, Oct. 15: The kurta may have done its bit for Brand Narendra Modi, but this churidar-kurta set could be used on the catwalk of Indo-Pak diplomacy. This Puja the “Karachi-style” churidar-kurta is the rage in Islampur. It …

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GTA to take court path for departments

GTA to take court path for departments

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters take out a torch rally in Darjeelinng on Thursday. Picture by Suman Tamang Darjeeling, Oct. 15: The GTA is planning to file a case in Calcutta High Court against the state government for allegedly failing to honour the act that facilitated the formation of the autonomous …

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Siliguri admin to keep hawk eye on docs’ truancy for smooth health services on Durga Puja days

Siliguri admin to keep hawk eye on docs’ truancy for smooth health services on Durga Puja days

In Photo: SDO Siliguri Rajanvir Singh Kapur during the meeting with representatives of various government hospitals and voluntary bodies on Thursday noon.  Siliguri, 15 October: TAKING lessons from the past when truancy by doctors and health staff during festive days had led to the death of patients, the civil administration in Siliguri …

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HUSBAND BRUTUALLY KILLS WIFE IN SILIGURI

HUSBAND BRUTUALLY KILLS WIFE IN SILIGURI

In a suspected case of murder, the mutilated body of a woman in her early 20’s was found in her rented accommodation here, which she shared with her husband, who has been reported absconding since the incident. The body of Sweta Lama, a resident of Darjeeling, was found on Saturday. She …

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CBI detains South Dinajpur postal official

Re-polls

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team from Kolkata arrested a postal department official from Balurghat, South Dinajpur district on Wednesday on charges of taking cash from several unemployed youths in recent times by promising to provide them jobs at the postal department, official sources said. The official identified as …

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Dashami deck to see off Durga

Dashami deck to see off Durga

Want to see the immersion of idols of Durga and the other deities along with her in the Hooghly on 25 October with tea, snacks and even dinner? Well, if you are interested, you need to rush and book your berth with the West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC). Only …

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