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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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Pitch for hill tourism boost

Pitch for hill tourism boost

– Travel industry seeks immigration facility at Pashupatinagar for foreigners Tourism stakeholders in India and Nepal are raising the pitch for an immigration centre at Pashupatinagar to ensure seamless travel for foreigners between the Darjeeling hills and the Himalayan country. At present, a foreigner – Indian and Nepal nationals don’t …

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Many ATMs in Siliguri without security

Many ATMs in Siliguri without security

Most ATM booths in Siliguri are without security, and those that do have guards without any weapons. Residents across the town feel it is the joint responsibility of the police and banks to provide safety at ATMs. There are more than 100 ATMs in Siliguri, including those of foreign banks, …

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Mamata Banerjee Seeks Rs. 21,000 Crore Flood Relief From PM Modi

Mamata Banerjee Seeks Rs. 21,000 Crore Flood Relief From PM Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought Rs. 21,000 crore for flood relief package for undertaking rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the flood-devastated areas of the state . Ms Banerjee submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister seeking funds to tide over the …

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Sikkim MP pleads, Let Bagdogra Airport stay

Sikkim MP pleads, Let Bagdogra Airport stay

Lok Sabha M.P. from Sikkim P. D. Rai has urged the Centre not to relocate the Bagdogra airport, underscoring the importance of the airport to the people of Sikkim and north Bengal, according to a Press release issued by the office of the M.P. on Tuesday. Speaking in the Lok …

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One injured in college scuffle

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Siliguri, Aug. 11: A supporter of the All India Democratic Students’ Organisation, the campus front of the SUCI, was injured when Trinamul Congress Chhatra Parishad activists allegedly beat her up during a scuffle at the Siliguri Women’s College here today. Rina Mandal, the college unit secretary of the AIDSO, said, …

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