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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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Court order glare on Rudra in SJDA scam

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The Siliguri court hearing the SJDA funds misuse case has pointed out that the development authority’s then chairperson, Rudranath Bhattacharya, had delayed in reporting the scam. This is the first time the court has raised doubts on the role of Bhattacharya, Trinamul’s Siliguri MLA who was the chairman Between June …

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Bus ride to Kathmandu, Thimpu from Siliguri soon

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The Mamata Banerjee government is planning to introduce bus services to Bhutan’s Thimpu and Nepal’s Kathmandu from Siliguri soon. The new service is expected to start during the Puja. However, the state transport officials are not sure about the deadline since the clearance from the ministry of external affairs (MEA) …

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Siliguri to get Circuit Bench on consumer issues soon

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West Bengal Minister for Consumer Affairs Sadan Pandey on Saturday announced of establishing a circuit bench on consumer issues at Siliguri within two months of period. Minister said that he will discuss on the issue with North Bengal Development Department (NBDD) minister Gautam Deb in details. Pandey has come to …

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Tit-for-tat attacks at night

Tit-for-tat attacks at night

Trinamul and CPM activists clashed last night on the Siliguri’s outskirts of Matigara after a ruling party leader alleged that he had been shot at. Durlabh Chakraborty, a local Trinamul leader who is a panchayat candidate in the Mahakuma elections, said CPM workers had fired at him while he was …

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BJP’s ideal village stuck on paper

BJP’s ideal village stuck on paper

A panchayat area in Naxalbari, associated with the late revolutionary Kanu Sanyal, has become a thorn in the side of BJP MP S.S. Ahluwalia, who had vowed to make the area an ideal village but has not visited it in almost a year. The Siliguri Mahakuma rural elections are scheduled …

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Bypass loss: Rs 2 lakh daily

Bypass loss: Rs 2 lakh daily

The stripped-of-tar and dusty Ghoshpukur-Fulbari bypass to Siliguri, which trucks avoid and instead clog roads inside the town, has led to a toll loss of around Rs 2 lakh a day for the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority, tasked with maintaining the road. The total collection of the Rs 100 toll …

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Gang takes off with ATM unit

Gang takes off with ATM unit

A gang of five-six men lifted an ATM unit out of a booth on Iskcon Mandir Road here early today and fled with Rs 4.74 lakh that was in the vault of the machine. The gang took the ATM unit to a deserted place in a car, used gas cutters …

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Timber worth Rs1 lakh seized

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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 sources said Vijay was …

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Detective dept busts spurious ghee making racket

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SILIGURI 18 Aug 2015 The detective department under the Siliguri Police Commissionerate on Tuesday busted a spurious ghee manufacturing racket and arrested one person involved in the illegal business. Sleuths of the detective department said they have seized spurious ghee worth Rs3 lakh including raw material and manufacturing machines. Officer Basudev Sarkar …

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