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TMC, Cong-CPM camps confident of victories

CPI-M-backed Congress candidates, who were much delighted following the implementation of the ‘joint organisational network’ during polling on Sunday in places like Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Nagrakata and Matigara, are confident of retaining their seats. However, Trinamul Congress leaders have expressed different views on some seats and there is a difference of …

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Quality education comes to town

Narayana Schools, Asia’s largest group of educational institutions, opened its new branch in Siliguri on Monday. The branch at 3rd Mile, Sevoke Road, will be another feather in the Narayana crown, school officials said, as Inspector General of the BSF, Kamal Nayan Choubey, formally declared the school open by lighting …

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TMC for re-poll in eight booths

The Trinamul Congress in the hills today alleged that there was widespread rigging at eight booths in Darjeeling Assembly constituency and demanded re-poll in all of them. N.B. Khawash, the general secretary, Trinamul (hills), said: “We want re-poll at eight booths. We have received complaints that there was widespread rigging …

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Cannes beckons hill boy

A 28-minute short film made by a Darjeeling youth who studied at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Calcutta is set to be screened at the Cannes film festival. Saurav Rai, who is from Bara Mangwa near Darjeeling, has named his film Gudh (Nest). Till now, it is …

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Candidate showcaused

The Election Commission today served a show-cause notice on Parimal Burman, the Trinamul candidate for Cooch Behar North, saying he had violated model code of conduct by submitting nomination in the company of 100 people.  The notice said Burman today “forcefully entered the sanitized zone (the subdivisional office here) by …

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Trinamul points to RSP for attacks

Two Trinamul supporters in Balurghat today raised allegations of murder attempt, vandalism, molestation and theft by RSP workers led by a former municipal councillor in separate police complaints. Arijit Mohanta, a former councillor of Ward I of Balurghat municipality, has been accused of involvement in the two post-poll violent incidents. …

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Asok toils confident of victory

Asok Bhattacharya is a happy man today. The person who is one of the foremost torchbearers of the “Siliguri model” strategy to join hands with the Congress to defeat Trinamul, had a gruelling day. Since morning, after he voted at a booth in Netaji Boys’ High School in Subhaspally area, …

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Alliance energy shows in north Bengal

 The picture in north Bengal booths and party offices today was quite the opposite of what has been seen in the first three rounds of polling in the rest of Bengal. In the 45 seats spanning six districts in north Bengal, it was Trinamul today that accused police of being …

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Kalimpong on Gurung mind

Gurung, Harka both confident of winning on voting day Bimal Gurung cast his vote at Patlaybash Community Hall in booth number 23/95 here today but the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader’s mind was two hillocks away in Kalimpong. Dressed in a blue tracksuit, Gurung voted around 9.30am and during his interaction …

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Two die in Redbank

Two residents of the closed Redbank tea estate died today because of lack of treatment and absence of proper arrangement to take them to hospital. The deceased, Amar Baraik, 45, was a worker of the Redbank garden and Dulari Nayak, 62, was a retired worker. According to residents, Amar, a …

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Alliance show of might on final day

Asok Bhattacharya, whose “Siliguri model” inspired the Left-Congress tie-up across the state, today ended his campaign in north Bengal’s most important town with a thumping show of alliance strength. Trinamul seemed to have given Asok a walkover. His rival contestant, Trinamul’s Bhaichung Bhutia, was seen in small marches around the …

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Many a muddle inHill election season

Darjeeling parties tie themselves up in knots The hills, in every way alive to a multi-pronged election season, is also in the middle of a comedy of confusions. A contestant from Darjeeling’s oldest party decided at the eleventh hour that fighting an election was not what his family wanted him …

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Factions a challenge for TMC victory

Self-cannibalism, if used in political parlance at all, is the apt word to describe the state of affairs in Trinamul in South Dinajpur. Trinamul has three factions in the district, which gifted five of its six seats to the party in the 2011 Assembly polls. “There are multiple factions in …

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Bomb scare in Malda

An unclaimed bag lying in front of the head post office at Englishbazar town here created a bomb scare on Friday. The bag was spotted by locals at Foara More and the police was informed about it this morning. However, only old clothes were found inside the bag, whose owner …

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