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Morcha slams rebels

Morcha slams rebels

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today indirectly equated the rebellion of Harka Bahadur Chhetri and Trilok Dewan with the action of Mir Jafar and claimed the two had signed a bond promising to resign as MLAs whenever the party directed them to do so. Responding for the first time to the …

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Family with baby jumps off train

Family with baby jumps off train

A couple jumped off a running train with their 10-month-old daughter last night after the wife was allegedly harassed by a group of youths and walked 100 yards through a jungle, bleeding, till they were rescued by forest officials. The father, who works in a garage in Ghaziabad and was …

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Three persons suffering from dengue have been admitted to two private nursing homes in Jalpaiguri in the past 48 hours. Prakash Mridha, the chief medical officer of health, Jalpaiguri, said their blood samples had been collected for confirmatory tests. “All three are residents of Jalpaiguri town. The civic authorities have …

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Cong MLA surrenders

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Ten district Congress leaders along with party president and Raiganj MLA Mohit Sengupta surrendered before the chief judicial magistrate’s court here yesterday in connection with cases of alleged incidents on August 18 when the party had called a state-wide general strike. All were granted bail. Sengupta said false charges, including …

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Mamata piles Netaji pressure

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Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today mounted pressure on the Centre to declassify the files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in its possession, while tabling in the Assembly the 64 files the Bengal administration released on Friday. Mamata also announced that her government was in the process of digitising the cabinet …

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Morcha bats for Kalimpong district

Morcha bats for Kalimpong district

The Gorkha Jamukti Morcha today called for the upgrade of Kalimpong subdivision to a district, a demand that is perceived to deprive MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri of an agenda which could help him win the hearts of a large section of people. Today, posters were plastered at Damber Chowk in …

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TMC holds triple rallies in hills

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Mamata Banerjee’s recent visit to the Darjeeling hills coupled with the resignation of Kalimpong MLA seems to have suddenly revived the Trinamul Congress in the region with the party holding three processions in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong simultaneously today. Besides, the TMC (hills) has been receiving indirect support from five …

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Deadline set to vacate land for road

Deadline set to vacate land for road

A portion of the main road in Alipurduar town will be widened and businessmen who have set up shops along the stretch will be asked to vacate the area by November 15, officials said. The 1km stretch on AP Road from Alipurduar Chowpathi to Bata More – the area is …

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Boards for all, from GTA

Boards for all, from GTA

Bimal Gurung today tried to outdo Mamata Banerjee in her game by announcing development boards for all hill communities, but his speech betrayed his worry about the apparent public acceptance the chief minister has garnered in some parts of the hills. “Enough is enough,” said the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief, …

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Morcha MLAs to quit over ‘meddling’

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The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today announced that its three MLAs would resign from the Assembly on September 23 to protest the state government’s alleged interference in the functioning of the GTA and hill municipalities. Although the Morcha had complained in the past that the GTA was not allowed to be …

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Land staff to be placed under GTA

Land staff to be placed under GTA

Darjeeling, Aug. 18: The state government has issued an order directing the Darjeeling district magistrate to place employees of the land and land reforms department under the GTA. Although the state had issued a notice on December 28, 2012, transferring the land and land reforms department to the GTA, its …

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Leopard trapped in tea garden

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SILIGURI 18 Aug 2015 The Pradhan Nagar police on Monday night seized timber worth Rs1 lakh from  the Utpal Nagar area of Ward 46 and arrested a local named Vijay Rai (21) in this connection. The suspect was today produced before the Siliguri court and sent to seven days police custody. Police …

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Robbery at Shivohum Balaji Mandir, Malbazar.

Robbery at Shivohum Balaji Mandir, Malbazar.

A robbery has been executed at Shivohum Balaji Mandir,Malbazar yesterday night at 02.06AM by a gang. Jewellery, Cash, Donations and other Utensils used for Aarti etc have been stolen. The crowns etc have been left by chance. There were two Police night guards on duty and guards deployed by a …

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Cattle smuggling along Bangla border down significantly: BSF

Cattle smuggling along Bangla border down significantly: BSF

The BSF has said cattle smuggling instances along the Indo-Bangla border have declined “significantly” due to special clampdown measures undertaken and it has now joined hands with neighbour’s forces to further bring down these illegal activities. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), the frontier force of the neighbouring country, has said they …

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