SILIGURI

  • West Bengal: TMC leader found hacked to death September 27, 2014

    Siliguri: A block-level Trinamool Congress leader was found hacked to death in his residence at Upper Bagdogra and investigations are on by the detective department to track the killers. Police said that the gruesome incident took place on Friday night and a bloodstained spade, shovel and axe were found near...
  • Encephalitis kills three more in West Bengal, toll now 61 July 22, 2014

    Siliguri: The raging encephalitis menace on Tuesday claimed three more lives in northern West Bengal, taking the death count to 61 over the past 20 days, health officials said. All three deaths were reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), the institution's principal Anup Kumar Roy said. One of...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll climbs to 52 July 21, 2014

    Siliguri: With the death of three patients in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, the encephalitis toll in West Bengal rose to 52 on Monday. The three patients died in a span of nine hours from 12.30 AM to 9 AM this morning, hospital Superintendent Amarendra Nath Sarkar said. Of the...
  • In favour of Gorkhaland: BJP March 19, 2014

    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 be...
  • Siliguri police commissioner transferred for arresting district magistrate November 30, 2013

    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 October 7, 2013

    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 three...
  • 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Sikkim and parts of Darjeeling October 3, 2013

    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 report from...
  • WB: Bandh lifted for two days in Darjeeling September 9, 2013

    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 to...
  • Darjeeling: Normal life disrupted due to bandh over Gorkhaland July 31, 2013

    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 April 28, 2013

    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 this...
  • WB: Arrested Left student leader chained to bed in govt hospital April 16, 2013

    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 staterun 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 April 12, 2013

    Siliguri: Forty six CPIM 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 Sarkar,...
  • TMC cadre threatened us with rape: Presidency University students April 11, 2013

    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 TMCLeft clashes in Siliguri April 10, 2013

    Kolkata: The Left has reportedly called a 12hour 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 Mamata...
  • China wants territorial concessions to bring it closer to India February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A tense game is being played out on Bhutan's border with China where Beijing is demanding territorial concessions that could bring it closer to India's sensitive Siliguri Corridor. Visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Thinley is expected to brief Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Thinley will be discussing more...
  • West Bengal: Woman set on fire after gangrape December 19, 2012

    Siliguri: A 24year old woman was set on fire on Wednesday after being allegedly abducted and gangraped by a neighbour and his friends at a village near Siliguri, police sources said. According to an FIR lodged by the victim's father, Sunil Das of Ramajotha village, with the Bagdogra police, he found...
  • Darjeeling rail link to be extended to Siliguri August 6, 2012

    Darjeeling: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Sunday promised to restore the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which now runs between Darjeeling and Kurseong, to Siliguri by 2013. "The Railways will make an allout effort to extend the services to Siliguri," he said. The UNESCO heritage railway, which attracts tourists both foreign and domestic, has...
  • Village police force to be set up in WB: Mamata August 6, 2012

    Siliguri: A village police force consisting 3,500 personnel would soon be set up, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said. Banerjee, while inaugurating a police commissionerate at Siliguri in north Bengal, said the strength of the force would be increased later. The government plans to form 65 women police station...
  • We don't support separatists, says Mamata February 10, 2012

    Siliguri: Ahead of her meeting with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) top leaders on Saturday on the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she did not support separatists. "We do not want any division (between the hills and the plains). But we want unity...
  • Govt starts air dropping food packets in Sikkim September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Government on Monday started air dropping of food to earthquakeaffected 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...
  • Sikkim: Rains disrupt resuce operations from Bagdogra September 19, 2011

    Bad weather has hampered an allout 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 February 20, 2011

    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 all...
  • Asian champ has no money, to sell medal October 30, 2009

    Siliguri (West Bengal): A gold bearer Asian champion in powerlifting from Siliguri city in India's West Bengal state is lacking money to move to Pune city for the forthcoming Commonwealth powerlifting championship. He thus wants to sell his medal to participate in the event. Power lifting is one of the...
  • Watch: Cong shakes hands with Left, riles Mamata October 2, 2009

    The fivemonth old CongressTrinamool Congress alliance has taken a hit in West Bengal after the former joined hands with the Left Front to form the Siliguri Municipal Corporation Board. ...
  • CongLeft pact in Siliguri has Trinamool fuming October 1, 2009

    Kolkata: After a longdrawn tug of war over the mayor's seat in Siliguri Municipal Corporation, the Congress finally formed the city civic board on Thursday with the support of West Bengal's ruling Left Front (LF), leaving its national alliance partner Trinamool Congress high and dry. Trinamool Congress, which is an...
  • CongTMC pushes Left out of North Bengal civic polls September 15, 2009

    Siliguri: The juggernaut of the Oposition CongressTrinamool Congress on Tuesday mowed down the CPI(M)led Left Front in the 47seat Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC), ending their 27year rule. At final count the Congress had bagged 15 seats, Trinamool Congress(AITC) 14 and one went to AITCsupported Independent Ranjan Sil Sharma, who won ward no...
  • CPIM accused of violating model code of conduct March 6, 2009

    Siliguri: A complaint was lodged on Friday against the Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) in Siliguri for violating the election code of conduct by defacing the wall of a government building. The complaint was filed at the Siliguri police station by Siliguri Sadar Development Officer (SDO) Sarat Dwivedi, who is also...
  • Police fear threat in Siliguri after Assam bombings November 1, 2008

    Kolkata: Security has been beefed up in the northern districts of West Bengal as the police apprehend a serious terrorist threat in the region after serials bombings rocked neighbouring Assam, officials said on Friday. "We're apprehending a serious threat in the northern West Bengal districts especially in Siliguri...
  • Ahmedabad blasts: Two suspects held in Siliguri August 1, 2008

    Siliguri (West Bengal): Two persons, one of them a Bangladeshi national and believed to be linked with a Gujarat blasts suspect, were arrested today by a team of Delhi Police in Bhaktinagar area. Five crude bombs and one countrymade firearm and some rounds of ammunition were recovered from the duo who...
  • GJM plans to stall Darjeeling in support of Gorkhaland June 16, 2008

    Darjeeling: Darjeeling is tense as it braces for the resumption of an indefinite bandh from Monday evening with Gorkhaland supporters also planning to carry arms to enforce it. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) is all set to resume its indefinite strike in support of its demand for a separate state of...