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Lawyer murder finger at land fight

Jalpaiguri police today released a sketch of the suspected murderer of Kishore Chanda, the lawyer killed yesterday morning. The CID and the police said the murder was the fallout of a suspected dispute over land and the killer was an old client of Chanda. “We have spoken to three persons, …

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Morcha might reject GTA, says Gurung

Party to raise state interference issue in Delhi Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today said if the state government continued to interfere in the functioning of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, his party might “reject” the hill body . The GTA chief executive, who was in Kalimpong subdivision as part …

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Police Identifies Assassin of Jalpaiguri Lawyer

Kotowali Police Station today identified the assassin of murdered lawyer in Jalpaiguri district. At a Press conference on Tuesday, Special IG of Jalpaiguri C.S Lepcha revealed a police sketch of the accused but did not reveal the name for uninterrupted investigation. The motive for murder is personal, states police. Lawyer …

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Temple musician son to play during Ras Utsav

Madan Mohan music hall silent after shehnai player’s death, administration to hire soon The nahabatkhana or music hall that crowns the entrance to the famous Madan Mohan temple has been silent for almost a year with shehnai player Harishankar Bindubanshi passing away in December. Since then, the hall has been …

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276 more enclave folk reach India

A total of 276 enclave dwellers including three ‘unlisted’ new born babies arrived on Indian mainland through the Changrabandha and Haldibari Indo Bangladesh border in Cooch Behar on Monday. Besides Cooch Behar district magistrate P Ulaganathan, other top officials including director general (coastal), Raj Kanojia and inspector general of police …

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Uttarbanga Paus Fair to Start in December

The ninth Uttarbanga Paus festival is going to start in Sliguri’s Surya Sen Park’s Mahakalpally from 23 December, the Paus festival trust member announced in a press conference today. This festival will continue till 3rd January. The trust secretary said that through this festival we want to highlight the unity …

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Minor Raped, Murdered in Alipurduar

A minor girl student’s naked body was recovered from 22 section of Alipurduar’s Ramjhora tea garden area on Monday morning, police said. According to Locals, the victim was a student of Ramjhora High school. The victim lived with her grandmother in absence of her parents. According to police, the victim …

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North Bengal University strike lifted after Partha message

30 in North Bengal University named for ragging

North Bengal University hostel boarders, who had shut the campus indefinitely on Friday demanding revocation of punishment of 30 MCA students accused of ragging three freshers, withdrew the agitation today following instruction from the state higher education minister. The general secretary of the Trinamul Chattra Parishad-backed college union, Abhijeet Mukherjee, …

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TMC move

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

The North Dinajpur Trinamul Congress will start a campaign to reveal the “real objective” of a meeting between Siliguri mayor Asok Bhattacharya and district Congress president and Raiganj MLA Mohit Sengupta earlier this month. Subhendu Adhikary, the Trinamul MP from Tamluk, and the party’s observer for North Dinajpur, said here …

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120 more enclave people arrive in India

A total of 120 enclave dwellers from Bangladesh side set foot on Indian mainland on Sunday, making them the second batch of enclave people to reach India after 62 people belonging to 19 Hindu families crossed the border through Changrabandha in Mekhliganj in Cooch Behar district on 19 November. A …

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Two labourers die in closed tea gardens

Two laboureres, both in their sixties, died on Monday at two closed tea gardens in North Bengal, a police officer said. The deaths occurred at Nageshwari tea garden and Bagrakote tea garden, both of which have been closed for nine months, and the cause was attributed to illness, the officer …

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Tusker killed by running train

Chased jumbo under train A wild elephant chased by a group of villagers was run over by a train near Madarihat early this morning, bringing to the fore the constant man-elephant conflict that has led to the deaths of several jumbos in the Dooars. The people of Haripur village said …

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