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Gang takes off with ATM unit

Gang takes off with ATM unit

A gang of five-six men lifted an ATM unit out of a booth on Iskcon Mandir Road here early today and fled with Rs 4.74 lakh that was in the vault of the machine. The gang took the ATM unit to a deserted place in a car, used gas cutters …

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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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Beat bandh, earn holiday

Beat bandh, earn holiday

Mamata Banerjee today announced a day’s compensatory casual leave for state government employees who had attended office during the September 2 bandh called by trade union associations, prompting questions about her claims of reviving work culture in Bengal. “We’ll give one compensatory casual leave to state government employees who attended …

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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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Timber worth Rs1 lakh seized

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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 sources said Vijay was …

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Detective dept busts spurious ghee making racket

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SILIGURI 18 Aug 2015 The detective department under the Siliguri Police Commissionerate on Tuesday busted a spurious ghee manufacturing racket and arrested one person involved in the illegal business. Sleuths of the detective department said they have seized spurious ghee worth Rs3 lakh including raw material and manufacturing machines. Officer Basudev Sarkar …

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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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Bandh peaceful in Siliguri

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SILIGURI 18 Aug 2015 Congress MLA Shankar Malakar including Siliguri Municipal Corporation councillor Sujoy Ghatak, Darjeeling district Chhatra Parishad president Ronald Dey, general secretary Jiban Mazumdar and 30 others were arrested on tuesday in Siliguri while they were picketing to enforce a 12-hour state-wide shutdown called by the Congress denouncing …

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Digital X-ray at NBMCH

Digital X-ray at NBMCH

Siliguri, Aug. 14: North Bengal development minister Gautam Deb today inaugurated a digital X-ray facility at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital that will be run on a public-private-partnership model. NBMCH officials said the digital X-ray machine had been procured by the state department of health and family welfare at …

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Four held on border

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Siliguri, Aug. 14: Four persons were arrested from the India-Nepal border at Panitanki this evening with currencies of different countries, cell phones, SIM cards and electronic devices like pen drive. Kharibari police who made the arrest said the four were Jagodeepan from Chennai, Tarsem Singh from Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, …

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Chocolate bomb causes panic in Fulbari

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SILIGURI 14 Aug 2015 A bag containing some oval shaped objects appearing as grenades created panic at Amaidighy near Fulbari on Friay afternoon. The bag was recovered from a passenger bus coming towards Siliguri from Cooch Behar. The bus was immediately evacuated and the bag moved out, said SSB personnel. …

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Deb ‘humiliated’ by seminar invitation card

Deb ‘humiliated’ by seminar invitation card

Siliguri, Aug. 14: Minister Gautam Deb today said he felt “humiliated” by the manner in which he had been invited by the Siliguri mayor to a seminar organised by the civic body. Deb said along with the letter inviting him to address the seminar, an invitation card was attached, where …

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Spectre of violence on I-Day eve in NE

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SILIGURI 14 Aug 2015 On the eve of the Independence Day on Friday, the north-east was hit by the spectre of violence, with an attempt to blow up the railway track near Kokrajhar by Kamtapur Liberation Organization militants foiled in the nick of time and two National Socialist Council of …

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