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MCI spots no change

MCI spots no change

A three-member Medical Council of India team that visited North Bengal Medical College and Hospital to inspect if it has built the required infrastructure said “the situation has not changed much” since last team’s inspection. “We have taken into consideration the attendance of only those doctors who arrived for physical …

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Cong duo switch, TMC rivals cry foul

Re-polls

Two Congress panchayat members from Matigara switched over to Trinamul helping the ruling party get the magic figure to form the board at the rural body. As Trinamul bagged one more rural body, the rivals accused the ruling party of horse-trading and the state government of delaying the notification to …

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Puja started by boy gets a pandal

Re-polls

Durga sculptor kid’s dream gets bigger as villagers rally around festival Suman makes the idol in Monipara village on Tuesday; (right) the boy’s Durga model in 2009. Picture by Nantu Dey Raiganj, Oct. 13: Seven years ago, a boy took it upon himself to create a clay model of Durga …

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Tea threat mail worry

Re-polls

A mail sent from the account of a Goodricke tea garden has threatened that the Dooars Branch of the Indian Tea Association, which is the biggest organisation of estate owners, should leave the area. The garden from whose account the email was sent is Lakkhipara tea estate, which is run …

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Mayor’s bias charge on govt

Ashok Reign Returns in Mahakuma also

Mayor Asok Bhattacharya today alleged that the state government and its agencies were discriminating against the municipal corporation and holding back the payment of around Rs 47 crore to the civic body. “We are entitled to receive around Rs 38 crore from the state municipal affairs department, Rs 6.56 crore …

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Students block teachers’ entry

Students block teachers’ entry

Students of Alipurduar College today prevented teachers from entering the campus, alleging they were frequently late in coming to the institution. Nearly 300 students gathered at the main entrance to the college and lined up benches to block the entry of around 15 teachers. No classes were held today as …

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Rais against development board

Rais against development board

– Hill community association feels state govt’s move will create divisions Sachin Rai Dumi, the president of the association, (centre) in Darjeeling on Tuesday. Picture by Suman Tamang Darjeeling, Oct. 13: An association of Rai community members today said it would not accept a development board for them as such …

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Absconding rapist Arrested in Gyal Khola near Siliguri

Absconding rapist Arrested in Gyal Khola near Siliguri

Absconding rapist Arrested by Sikkim Police Absconding Accused In POCSO Case Arrested ————————–————————–——- Accused Raj Kumar Darjee, aged 26 yrs, r/o Gom Majitar who had absconded after allegedly sexually assaulting a 15 year old minor girl yesterday at Melli – Jorethang road was arrested today morning from Gyal Khola, West …

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Darjeeling security up for festivals, tourist season

Darjeeling security up for festivals, tourist season

With the tourist season drawing near and a festivity mood in the air, Darjeeling police have decided to gear up security in Darjeeling. Superintendent of police (SP), Darjeeling, Amit P Javalgi on Monday said the police will intensify patrolling in various places of Darjeeling and also install CCTV cameras at …

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Tea planters slam bonus agitation

Re-polls

Tea estate owners today said workers were resorting to demonstrations in many gardens over bonus although an agreement had been reached between planters’ associations and trade unions on the rate and the mode of payment. Prabir Bhattacharjee, the secretary general of the Tea Association of India, said planters and trade …

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GTA finds a hero in Harka backyard

GTA finds a hero in Harka backyard

GTA finds a hero in Harka backyard – Gesture to boost Kalimpong support base Darjeeling, Oct. 12: The GTA has found a local hero in Kalimpong, a subdivision where Harka Bahadur Chhetri has started a campaign to make the area a separate district. Ari Bahadur Gurung, a lawyer who breathed …

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PUJA GIFT:App for Siliguri pandal hoppers

PUJA GIFT:App for Siliguri pandal hoppers

PUJA GIFT:App for Siliguri pandal hoppers WHAT’S IT An app called XeniaS Smart for all Puja lovers in Siliguri and its outskirts. It allows GPS tracking to pinpoint user location, pandals, restaurants close by, has police and medical helplines and a number sharing facility that could prove useful for women.   ACCESS Anyone with …

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