Siliguri

  • In favour of Gorkhaland: BJP 19-03-2014 04:23 PM

    BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling LS seat, S S Ahluwalia on Wednesday voiced support to the formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland. "The BJP has always supported creation of smaller states as Jharkhand and Chattisgarh and was in favour of Telangana and so Gorkhaland should also...
  • Siliguri police commissioner transferred for arresting district magistrate 30-11-2013 11:02 PM

    Siliguri: The West Bengal government has transferred Siliguri police commissioner for arresting the district magistrate of Malda on charges of corruption. The District Magistrate, Godala Kiran Kumar, was summoned yesterday for questioning on alleged misappropriation of development funds, including sewerage, tender work and supply of CCTV cameras when he was...
  • Left Front loses Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad to TMC 07-10-2013 05:45 PM

    Siliguri: The Left Front lost the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad when the Trinamool Congress sponsored no confidence motion against the Left Front ruled board which was passed by the majority of Parishad members on Monday. The Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad has seven members. Four of them are of the Left Front while...
  • 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Sikkim and parts of Darjeeling 03-10-2013 01:03 PM

    An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim on Thursday, Regional Seismological Centre sources said. The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43 am was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4 degree N and 88.5 degree E respectively, the sources said. A...
  • WB: Bandh lifted for two days in Darjeeling 09-09-2013 12:36 PM

    The indefinite bandh in three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling was lifted for two days beginning from Monday with the Gorkha Joint Action Committee slated to review its future course of action. GJAC sources the bandh had been relaxed to enable people to procure provisions and to enable boarders to return...
  • Darjeeling: Normal life disrupted due to bandh over Gorkhaland 31-07-2013 04:39 PM

    Darjeeling: Life in Darjeeling Hills, where the demand for a separate Gorkhaland has been revived post the Congress endorsing the creation of Telangana, remained affected on the third and last day of GJM bandh on Wednesday. Shops and markets remained closed. Educational institutions, government and private offices and banks were...
  • WB: Guinness record holder dies while performing stunt 28-04-2013 08:50 PM

    Siliguri: Sailen Nath Roy, who had made his way to the Guinness Book of World records for his stunts, died in Siliguri on Sunday while performing a rope stunt over Teesta river at Sevoke. Roy (45) was crossing the turbulent river by hanging from a pulley tied to his ponytail...
  • WB: Arrested Left student leader chained to bed in govt hospital 16-04-2013 11:23 PM

    Kolkata/Siliguri: Stoking controversy, a leader of CPI(M) student wing who was arrested after a clash with ruling Trinamool Congress activists, has been chained to his bed at a state-run hospital in judicial custody. The first year student, Santosh Sahani, of SFI was arrested on April 10 after a clash between...
  • Siliguri clashes: 46 CPM activists sent to judicial custody 12-04-2013 06:29 PM

    Siliguri: Forty six CPI-M activists, including a former MP, were on Friday sent to judicial custody till April 18 in connection with the clashes with cadres of the Trinamool Congress in Siliguri on Wednesday. The activists had been arrested following the ruckus, however, two Left leaders, Ashok Bhattacharya and Jibesh...
  • TMC cadre threatened us with rape: Presidency University students 11-04-2013 01:51 PM

    Kolkata: The Presidency University's faculty and students in Kolkata are on a strike on Thursday after members of the Trinamool Congress youth wing allegedly barged into the university premises on Wednesday and manhandled them. Armed with sticks, they ransacked the science lab where classes were being conducted. Some teachers were...
  • WB: Two reportedly arrested over TMC-Left clashes in Siliguri 10-04-2013 09:40 PM

    Kolkata: The Left has reportedly called a 12-hour bandh in Siliguri on Thursday after two of its leaders were arrested by the police following violence in the area. Nearly 30 people were hospitalised after the Left cadres clashed with Trinamool Congress workers who were on a rampage after party chief...
  • Govt starts air dropping food packets in Sikkim 19-09-2011 07:40 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Monday started air dropping of food to earthquake-affected people in Sikkim amidst fears that some people may still be trapped under the debris. Two medical teams with doctors and paramedics reached worst affected Mangan and Sangthan with the help of helicopters and Border Roads Organisation has...
  • Sikkim: Rains disrupt resuce operations from Bagdogra 19-09-2011 01:04 PM

    Bad weather has hampered an all-out rescue operation in Sikkim as the Indian Air Force says that helicopters can't fly till the weather improves. ...
  • No seperate state Buddhadeb told GJM 20-02-2011 06:51 PM

    Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday firmly told the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that its demand for a separate state would never be conceded and asked it to instead concentrate on development of the region. "Stop your movement for a Gorkhaland. It will never be fulfilled. Concentrate on...
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  • Watch: Cong shakes hands with Left, riles Mamata 02-10-2009 11:04 AM

    The Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance has taken a hit. ...
  • GJM plans to stall Darjeeling in support of Gorkhaland 16-06-2008 03:35 PM

    South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets on the fifth day of the ICC U-19 World Cup. South Africa won the toss and elected to field first. Corne Dry bowled with demonic preicison and demolished Sri Lanka's top-order. He got fine support from his fellow bowlers and Sri Lanka...
  • US citizens held on airport with gun cartriges 15-04-2008 11:34 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says the cricket ground in Abu Dhabi, where Pakistan and England are engaged in a Test match, does not suit fast bowlers much. The ground is sandy, thick and hard and it is a nightmare for the fast bowlers to bowl there, Akhtar...
  • Boy invites trouble by kissing girl 29-03-2007 09:10 PM

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