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World Tourism Day Festival 2015

World Tourism Day Festival 2015

Siliguri Times is one of the friend of family of World Tourism Day Festival 2015 organised by City Center, Siliguri and Association for Conservation of Tourism (ACT). Lets all make this a historical event. We invite you all on 3rd and 4th October at City Center, Siliguri.

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Kripan Divn celebrates 1965 Indo-Pak War golden jubilee

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Kripan Division celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Indian victory in the Indo – Pak war of 1965 today. A programme was held at Samra Auditorium highlighting the acts of courage and valour by Indian Army in the 1965 war especially in the glorious Battles of Phillora and Chawinda.  The event …

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3 held in eastern Nepal for planting bombs in churches

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The Nepal police today nabbed three persons suspected of planting bombs in three churches in Jhapa district a week ago. Jhapa police sources said the suspects including some members of extremist Hindu outfits had thrown hand bombs in two of the churches injuring local residents. Last week, a number of …

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SSB Siliguri Frontier holds conference on human trafficking

SSB Siliguri Frontier holds conference on human trafficking

The Shasastra Seema Bal (Siliguri Frontier) today organised a conference on human trafficking to discuss various ways of cooperating and co-coordinating among stakeholders of the region. AK Mallik, DIG SSB (Ranidanga Sector), stressed on the urgency of curbing the growing menace of human trafficking in the districts of north Bengal …

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GTA advisor meets Siliguri mayor

GTA advisor meets Siliguri mayor

Swaraj Thapa, advisor to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, today called on Siliguri mayor Ashok Bhattacharya to reportedly discuss a number of issues. Thapa, once associated with the Indian Express Group was based in Delhi before he joined the GTA as its advisor in 2011. He met Bhattacharya at the offices …

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Bagdogra Airport – Land hurdle worry for airport revamp

Sikkim MP pleads, Let Bagdogra Airport stay

The Airports Authority of India is banking on a meeting between Mamata Banerjee and the Union civil aviation minister scheduled for Thursday on the long-pending demand for over 100 acres for the major revamp of the Bagdogra airport. “It has taken around four years for the government to almost free …

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Meetings to check dissent in Morcha

Meetings to check dissent in Morcha

    The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, caught off guard by Trilok Dewan’s resignation from the party,# has decided to hold talks with leaders to enasure there are no more desertions. The party will also hold public meetings in Kalimpong on September 30 and in Darjeeling in October so that party …

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Puja fervour nonpareil in Siliguri

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The spirit of festivities transcends all physical and mental divides in Siliguri. September 18, on which both Ganesh Panchami and Bishwakarma puja were celebrated with unprecedented pomp and gaiety, was a perfect example of this. For the first time in recent memory, both Ganesh Panchami and Bishwakarma puja fell on …

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Injured cattle trader dies

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A Bangladeshi cattle trader, who was shot by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Chapsar border in Thakurgaon’s Haripur upazila 12 days ago, has died at a Siliguri hospital in India. Mobarak Hossain, 32, died from his injuries at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital on Saturday noon, said …

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Planters reject bonus at 20%

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Tea garden owners today rejected the trade unions’ demand for bonus at the rate of 20 per cent, saying the expenditure had shot up with a hike in wages for workers and the commodity’s price had come down. The trade unions insisted on the 20 per cent bonus and said …

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Water to go to rural areas

Water to go to rural areas

State PHE minister Subrata Mukherjee today said the proposed drinking water project at Fulbari was not meant for the Siliguri civic area but for residents in the panchayat areas. In 2011 when Mukherjee had visited Siliguri, he had said that around seven lakh people residing in Siliguri would benefit from …

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