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Tea unions’ barb at Centre & state

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

Trade unions today said the Centre and the state were doing little to find owners for four tea gardens whose lease had been cancelled and questioned the chief minister’s sincerity in seeing that the closed plantations re-opened. During a five-day trip to north Bengal earlier this month, chief minister Mamata …

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Buddhadeb to flag off mass left rally

Buddhadeb to flag off mass left rally

Buoyed by the twin successes in the Siliguri Municipal Corporation and Siliguri Mahkuma Parishad elections against the formidable Trinamul Congress, CPI-M moves ahead with its fresh statewide programme on Satuday when party veteran and former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee flags off the biggest-ever mobilisation of 113 left mass organisations on the basis of 15-point charter of demands, …

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Pilgrim train

Pilgrim train

The Northeast Frontier Railway today said a special train would run to New Delhi and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra in this month to clear additional rush of passengers during the festival season.  A weekly train (number 05655/05656) with one AC II, three AC III coaches, six sleepers and five …

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Arrests and seizures as Diwali begins in Siliguri

Arrests and seizures as Diwali begins in Siliguri

In a pre-Kali Puja drive, the Siliguri Metropolitan Police (SMP) has seized 1,175 packets of firecrackers and arrested 13 persons on different charges, including selling of banned sound producing firecrackers and selling firecrackers without licences. “Police are conducting the pre-Kali Puja drive in five police station areas under the SMP …

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Leave for NBMCH docs on duty in Puja

Leave for NBMCH docs on duty in Puja

The North Bengal Medical College and Hospital has allowed six days of Kali Puja leave from today for doctors who had worked during Durga Puja. Although the state government has declared six days of leave starting today, the rule does not apply to hospitals as it is an emergency service. …

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Siliguri – Help desk on crackers

Siliguri – Help desk on crackers

Police in Siliguri today opened a helpline – 0353-2662210 – to monitor complaints of bursting of banned crackers during Diwali tomorrow. Indrajit Chakraborty, the deputy commissioner of police, said the number would function from the control room for 48 hours from today. Crackers louder than 90 decibels are banned.   …

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Deb’s removal invites more trouble for TMC

Replacing minister Gautam Deb, Trinamool appoints little known leader as Darjeeling district president

The Trinamul Congress is in “deep trouble” after the removal of minister Gautam Deb as the party’s Darjeeling district president, right ahead of the Assembly polls that are due in 2016. Party insiders, who were against the leadership of Deb, foresee more problems in the coming days, given the factional …

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Passport Seva Kendra in Siliguri to Open Soon

Passport Seva Kendra in Siliguri to Open Soon

Bengal’s third Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) is set to open in Siliguri soon to reach out to more passport seekers. This would be of immense help to people in north Bengal, especially residents of Darjeeling district, who have to now travel 600km to Kolkata to submit their passport applications. The …

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Mamata greets Bengal on Deepavali

Mamata for developing Jaigaon into ‘planned city’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday greeted the people on Deepavali. “Let Deepavali be a festival of lights. My best wishes to people in the state,” Banerjee said on Facebook. Deepavali commemorates Lord Rama and his wife Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile. Deepavali festivities coincide …

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Mahananda River to get a new look

Mahananda River to get a new look

  The Siliguri Municipal Corporation will beautify the banks of the Mahananda river, mayor Asok Bhattacharya said today. “We have decided to develop the banks of the Mahananda . We will prepare a detailed project report in consultation with experts from renowned private organisations. We will develop parks, gardens and …

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