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Tea Worker Dies Again in Jalpaiguri

Duncan Group’s Tea worker Mahabir Orao(32) died on Monday at Alipurduar’s Birpara village, said police. Mahavir was a permanent worker of Duncan’s Group and a resident of Tea garden’s Joteshwar Line. According to sources, he had been suffering from Stomach and Lung illness and was bedridden for a long time. …

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Stray rhino darted

The rhino that had strayed out of Gorumara National Park about five years ago and entered the forests of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri was tranquillised yesterday and taken to Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary. Forest sources said the adult male rhino was found near the Teesta river yesterday afternoon and darted. The animal …

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Tusker scare in Raiganj

Breeding season tussle behind jumbo rage

A tusker strayed into a locality in the outskirts of Raiganj today and a farmer was injured when the animal chased him. The elephant had moved to Durgapur area, about 10km from here, yesterday evening. This morning, it was spotted by farmers in the Subhasganj area, 3km from here, around …

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Morcha tries to steal Harka thunder

Bimal Gurung today said the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha would hold celebration rallies in Kalimpong when the state cabinet approves the upgrading of the subdivision to a district in a bid to hijack the cause which was recently brought to prominence by Harka Bahadur Chhetri. The Morcha president, who left for …

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Didi, Mukul to share dais?

Speculation is rife that Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee may share a platform, albeit an apolitical one, with her once Man on Friday, Mukul Roy, in Furfura Sharif on 18 December. Party sources revealed that Banerjee would visit Furfura Sharif at the invitation of pirzada Toha Siddiqui. It is learnt …

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Jobless workers block road, seek reopening of jute mill

The workers of India Jute Mill, who were rendered jobless after the mill management put up a notice of temporary suspension of work, blocked the GT road at Serampore on Sunday morning to demand the re-opening of the mill. The India Jute Mill after remaining closed for a long period …

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My art is easy to understand: Paresh Maity

Noted artist Paresh Maity, known for blending 2D paintings with 3D expressions, says his works are easy to understand for the old and the young alike. The Delhi-based artist is here for the exhibition ‘Sounds of Silence’, which showcases 50 paintings, sculptures and installations from his vast repertoire spanning 40 …

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West Bengal man finds help in Gujarat

A 26-year-old mentally ill man from West Bengal allegedly fled from his home without informing his parents and landed in Vadodara where police took care of him and made efforts to reunite him with his family. Surjit Sarkar, a resident of Boratalikhola village in south Bengal district and holding class …

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KoPT to ramp up transloading model for cargo growth

After stabilising transloading model to improve cargo flow into the riverine port, Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will ramp up this activity that could result in cargo growth of 17 per cent to 54 million tonnes in the current fiscal. “We are looking at cargo growth of 54 million tonnes for …

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Mukul’s security upped over threat

Subrangshu rules out Mukul Roy leaving TMC

The state government on Saturday enhanced the security of Trinamul Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy following the the Central Intelligence Branch(IB) warning of  Maoist threat on estranged Trinamul Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy. Though, the Central IB had informed the DGP of  West Bengal police on …

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Mamata cautions TMC leaders against ‘internal bickering’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday cautioned leaders of her Trinamool Congress against internal bickering and asked them to expedite development programmes as the party proposes to make development agenda a major tool for the assembly election slated to be held next year. In her third district-level evaluation …

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Jadavpur gets new reservoir

The people of Jadavpur Mukundapur area, who had to go through severe water crisis especially during summer, will not get some relief as the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has inaugurated new water tanks in the area. Around 70,000 people residing in the area as well as adjoining wards will benefit as …

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Indo-Pak talks to mark beginning of peace, development

India on Monday expressed hope that re-engaging with Pakistan under a ‘Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue’ will mark beginning of peace and development as continued estrangement was a hurdle to peace and prosperity in the region. Making a suo motu statement in Rajya Sabha on her last week’s visit of Islamabad and …

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Every community must feel a part of the national narrative: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that every community must feel a part of the national narrative. Delivering the Indira Gandhi Memorial Lecture of the Asiatic Society in Kolkata, Mukherjee said every citizen must recognise primacy of national interest over group or individual interests. “We must strive to maintain an …

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