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Winter not just yet, say experts

Winter not just yet, say experts

Winter is likely to be delayed due to western disturbances and a low pressure trough over the Bay of Bengal. An officer of the weather department said that a western disturbance from northern India has had an impact on the onset of winter. A low pressure trough over the Bay …

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Rural board notification

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

The state panchayat and rural development department has issued a gazette notification announcing the constitution of all bodies in the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad and instructed Darjeeling district administration to initiate the process of forming the boards in all three tiers. The notification was issued yesterday by Arup Saha, the commissioner …

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Left threat over rural board delay

Left threat over rural board delay

Mishra writes to state election commissioner Asok Bhattacharya at the rally on Kutcheri Road in Siliguri on Wednesday. (Kundan Yolmo) Siliguri, Oct. 28: Leaders of the Darjeeling Left Front today said it would start an extensive movement if the state government does not issue a notification to form boards in …

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Health team at tea estate

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

Food department teams and doctors today surveyed families at Bagrakote tea estate in Jalpaiguri where a garden worker had died of suspected lack of treatment and nutrition on Monday. Yesterday, north Bengal development minister Gautam Deb had issued a statement saying Mukti Santhal, the labourer of the garden owned by …

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Plan to hold Delhi stir over Duncans deadlock

Plan to hold Delhi stir over Duncans deadlock

In a bid to end the stalemate in 16 tea estates under the Duncans group in north Bengal, senior trade union leaders have proposed their umbrella organizations to stage a workers’ agitation in Delhi soon to draw the attention of the union commerce and industry ministry. Senior leaders associated with …

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BGB grumble halts Asian highway work

BGB grumble halts Asian highway work

The construction work of the Asian Highway-48 at Changrabandha in Cooch Behar has come to a halt following objections raised by the Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB). Work was stopped two days ago after the BGB complained of workers digging soil within 150 yards of the borderline. While a meeting …

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Murdered Mirik cop cremated

Murdered Mirik cop cremated

People in large numbers paid homage to Amod Gurung, the assistant sub-inspector of Mirik police who died at a Siliguri based nursing home on 24 October after being beaten by a group of youths while on duty in Mirik on 21 October. Late Amod Gurung’s last rites were concluded with …

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Cong MLA thanks Deb

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

Congress MLA Joseph Munda’s name has appeared on a hoarding thanking Gautam Deb for work done by the Trinamul minister’s north Bengal development department. The three projects mentioned by Joseph Munda, the Nagrakata MLA, are far from complete – the tendering process has started. Trinamul leaders said they were embarrassed …

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Notification delay ire on state

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

The Darjeeling district Left Front today said it will launch a demonstration in Siliguri subdivision on October 28 to protest the state’s delay  in issuing the notification for formation of the rural boards.  Jibesh Sarkar, convener, Darjeeling district Left Front, said: “The municipal affairs department issued notifications for election of …

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