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Mahalaya Celebration in Siliguri

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Siliguri Times wishes you all a very happy Shuvo Mahalaya. Indian Hindu devotees performs ‘Tarpan’, a ritual to pay obeisance to one’s forefathers, on the last day of ‘Pitrupaksh’ – days for offering prayers to ancestors – on the banks o f the river Mahananda in Siliguri today. In Hindu mythology this …

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TET questions leaked again

TET questions leaked again

The question paper for the primary TET examination, which was scheduled on Sunday after the exam was cancelled a month ago over allegations of leak, was again leaked an hour and 40 minutes before the exam was to start. The examination was scheduled at 2 p.m. and the paper was …

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District demand committee

Re-polls

Political parties and social organisations together formed the Kalimpong District Demand Committee yesterday to raise the pitch for a separate district and Kalimpong MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri was chosen as the chief co-ordinator of the panel. Two other co-ordinators, Yusuf Simmick, the vice-chairman of the Lepcha Development Board, and Nayan …

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Murder bid charge on CPM 5

Re-polls

  Police have started non-bailable cases, including the charge of attempt to murder, against five CPM supporters after the clash between Left Front and Trinamul activists during the election to the Raiganj Central Co-operative Bank’s management committee yesterday. Two of those named in the suo motu case were arrested last …

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‘Blade runner’ in Darjeeling

‘Blade runner’ in Darjeeling

Major (retd) DP Singh, who had lost his right leg during the Kargil war, took part in a 6km run from Batasia Loop to Chowrasta in Darjeeling on Sunday. With a prosthetic leg, Singh took part as the chief guest of the event, organised by MARG, a Darjeeling-based non-profit organisation. …

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Tea garden shut after bonus row

Re-polls

The management of Panighata tea estate yesterday announced suspension of work alleging lawless behaviour by labourers after garden authorities and the workers had a disagreement over the Puja bonus. “There was a proposal that the management cannot pay the bonus at 20 per cent rate, which had been fixed for …

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Results roll out green carpet for Trinamul

Re-polls

– Asim suffers hat-trick horror The country’s longest-serving finance minister to a thrice-defeated electoral candidate — Asim Dasgupta’s journey mirrors the state of the Left in Bengal. Asim Dasgupta Dasgupta, the Left’s mayoral candidate for the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation elections, lost to Trinamul lightweight Sudhir Saha — his hat-trick of …

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Insider steps out to win

Re-polls

Debraj Chakrabarti A young management student, who quit his job as executive assistant to agriculture minister Purnendu Basu to contest the Salt Lake municipal polls on a Congress ticket, emerged as the surprise victor on Saturday. Debraj Chakrabarti defeated the CPM candidate by 312 votes in Ward 7, where Trinamul …

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Morcha lists ‘false’ projects

Re-polls

Hill party targets CM on district demand The Gorkha Jannmukti Morcha today listed several projects that Mamata Banerjee had announced as railway minister and as chief minister for the hills but failed to start. But Bimal Gurung’s party said the people would forgive Mamata for the alleged false promises if …

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Margins sometimes speak louder than words. The following are the top 10 Trinamul vote grossers in the civic elections in Greater Asansol and Bidhannagar. The difference of votes polled between the Trinamul winner and the first runner-up ranges between 8,107 and 2,965. The average margin in large civic wards usually …

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Accident in Dooars, slipped off the road

Accident in Dooars, slipped off the road

Accident took place today morning around 11.30 AM at Matelli Bazar, Nagaisuri Road in Dooars.The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle, according to eyewitnesses, tried to overtake another. The vehicle with over loaded passengers slipped off the road, causing serious injuries to drivers and the passengerss. All were admitted …

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