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WB civic poll: 18% voters turnout

For Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad polls, one cop for one polling station !

  Amid reports of violence and alleged malpractices, polling for the two newly formed municipal corporations and Siliguri Mahkuma Parishad across West Bengal registered 18 per cent voter turnout in the first three hours on Saturday. “We have received reports of booth capturing and violence mainly from Bidhannagar and Asansol. …

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Ransack arrests

Statement on missing scribe

Two third-year boys and an ex-student of Alipurduar College were arrested today in connection with the ransack of the principal’s office on Wednesday. Abhimanyu Deb, 21, and Debashish Chakrabarty, 22, both third-year students, and Mrityunjoy Chaki, 24, who had passed out of the college last year, all known as Trinamul …

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Gurung visionless: Harka

Harka questions GTA work in hills

Kalimpong MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri who had resigned from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha recently termed party chief Bimal Gurung the most “visionless leader in the hill ever”. Responding to the 12.34 minute video, Chettri said: “These people are giving me free publicity.” The MLA also said: “He (Gurung) is the …

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Morcha march for Gorkhaland

Boards for all, from GTA

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president, Bimal Gurung, today started a padayatra from Kalimpong with an assurance that he would never betray the trust people had reposed in him on Gorkhaland. Soon after Gurung had started walking from Motor Stand here along with 300 supporters, over 100 members of the Morcha …

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Test for Opposition co-ordination

Test for Opposition co-ordination

Rival agenda: keep out TMC The Trinamul Congress looks stronger than its opponents in tomorrow’s elections to the civic bodies in Bidhannagar, Asansol and Howrah’s Bally while the Left seems to have the edge in the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad. But the most interesting aspect of the polls is the fact …

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WHEN BAPU VISITED #DARJEELING

WHEN BAPU VISITED #DARJEELING

WHEN BAPU VISITED #DARJEELING Mahatma Gandhi visited Darjeeling only once in June 1926. However, he is said to have completed most of the 80 km of journey from Siliguri to Darjeeling on foot.  At times he did use a rickshaw and a bullock cart but according to Deshbandhu Chitranjan Das, the …

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Kalimpong – Surgery skip for water shortage

Statement on missing scribe

The subdivisional hospital could not conduct any surgery after 1pm today because of water crisis and relatives of patients had to fetch water from outside so that they could use toilets. The hospital has got 2,000 litre of water in the past 10 days when it needs about 50,000 litre. …

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Morcha video to nail Harka

Statement on missing scribe

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has brought out a video clip to show how Kalimpong MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri purportedly changed his stance and went against his own words. The 12.34 minute video mainly consists of various bytes of Chhetri, Bimal Gurung and Darjeeling MLA Trilok Dewan. The clip starts with …

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Change in train routes & coaches

The Northeast Frontier Railway has announced several changes in its train service. The changes include new trains, route diversions, and change of coaches and origin and terminal stations. The changes will be effected in phases throughout this month.   “To decongest the saturated New Jalpaiguri-Rangapani-Aluabari section and remove some bottleneck …

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TMC spending fortune to win SMP polls: CPM

TMC spending fortune to win SMP polls: CPM

Siliguri mayor and former state urban development minister Asok Bhattacharya on Wednesday said that even if chief minister Mamata Banerjee campaigned for Trinamul Congress candidates for the three-tier rural Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad (SMP) polls, it would not help her party secure a win. Bhattacharya alleged that the ruling party is …

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Asok campaign challenge to Mamata

Left appeal to rural voters

Siliguri mayor Asok Bhattacharya today challenged chief minister Mamata Banerjee to campaign in the Siliguri rural elections and said Trinamul would lose the October 3 elections even then. Bhattacharya today said that the CPM was confident of getting all nine seats in Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad, the top tier of the …

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