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City halt for snow leopard from France

Another snow leopard is set to join the fleet of 11 – nine females and two males – at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling this month. Namkha, the new addition, will give a boost to the zoo’s captive breeding project of this rare species, which was started in …

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North Bengal University security steps

Siliguri, Aug. 25: The North Bengal University has formed a seven-member committee to recommend measures for upgrading security on campus following an incident of molestation of a PhD research scholar on August 15. University officials said the committee comprised representatives of teachers, employees, students and research scholars. “There are seven …

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Minister panel for North Bengal projects

Siliguri, Aug. 25: Ministers from north Bengal, along with some MLAs and MPs of Trinamul, held an administrative meeting at Uttarkanya today to discuss different government projects and programmes taken up in the region. Minister Aroop Biswas, who was present at the meeting, told newspersons Mamata Banerjee had formed a …

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Biker killed

Balurghat, Aug. 25: A bike rider was killed when his two-wheeler collided with a truck at Saraihat on NH512 today. After the crash, Shibu Maity, 21, was taken to the nearby Rashidpur health centre where he succumbed to injuries. Police sources said the bike had caught fire in the impact …

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TMC rural capture

Jalpaiguri, Aug. 25: Trinamul today secured majority at the Jalpaiguri Sadar panchayat samiti as 15 Left members and one of the Congress in the rural body joined the state’s ruling party today. The switch comes within days of Trinamul capturing the previously Left-run Jalpaiguri zilla parishad. Today, 11 members of …

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Pradhan digs in GTA heels

Darjeeling, Aug. 25: The GTA Sabha chairman, Bhupendra Pradhan, who had joined Trinamul yesterday, said today that he had been directed by Mamata Banerjee not to resign as the member and the head of the hill body and he would have to obey her. Although the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha can …

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Exclusive help for marginalised women

When it comes to helping women belonging to the marginalised section of society in Sikkim and North Bengal, Village Financial Services Private Limited of Kolkata requires little introduction. This micro-finance group engages in non-banking financial activities and forayed into Sikkim, opening two rural branches in Rangpo and Singtam in east …

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BSF denies training ‘army’ of Cooch Behar king

A kingdom less king’s struggle triggers Bengal’s latest separatist movement Behind the recent controversy in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district where the Border Security Force (BSF) is allegedly providing training to Narayani Sena, there is a king without a kingdom. Nearly 18 years ago, Ananta Roy assumed the title of …

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Special trains to clear festive rush from next month

Keeping the upcoming festive season in mind, railways has decided to run special trains to clear extra rush during the period.   Railways will press special service for various destinations including Haridwar, Ajmer and Vaishno Devi Katra.   Keeping the upcoming festive season in mind, railways has decided to run …

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