Jalpaiguri

  • West Bengal: Girl's naked body found hours after she took on a kangaroo court September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking rerun of a suspected kangaroo court atrocity in West Bengal, a teenaged girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Jalpaiguri. The incident brought back the horrific memories of the gangrape of an adivasi girl in Birbhum some months ago, which happened at the behest of a...
  • WB: Girl's naked body found, father alleges rape, murder; TMC activist arrested September 3, 2014

    Kolkata: The naked body of a teenaged girl was found besides the railway tracks in the Dhupguri area of Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal on Tuesday. The girl reportedly went missing from a kangaroo court convened by local Trinamool Congress leaders. Two people including a local Trinamool activist have been...
  • West Bengal: Two more Encephalitis deaths toll rises to 210 August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Two fresh Encephalitis-related deaths were reported from north Bengal districts in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the state to 210 since January, an official of the state health department said on Saturday. The two deaths were reported from Jalpaiguri and North Dinajpur districts of north Bengal,...
  • CJ: Tea estate workers in Jalpaiguri face starvation July 22, 2014

    It's been almost a decade since the red bank tea estate in Jalpaiguri of West Bengal shut down rendering tea plantation workers jobless and poverty stricken. Today with starvation deaths rising by the day, Sagarika Chettri turns Citizen Journalist to highlight the plight of these tea estate workers who have...
  • West Bengal: 30 die of encephalitis July 15, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said on Tuesday. "Thirty patients died of encephalitis here in the last ten days. More than a hundred people hailing from the districts of North Bengal were admitted...
  • Two elephants crushed to death in Jalpaiguri July 1, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Two male elephants were crushed to death by a speeding train at a level crossing in in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday. The incident happened when the two wild elephants from nearby forest were crossing the track near the Madha tea garden between Hashimara and Hemiltongonj, deputy field director...
  • Eight powerful bombs seized by police from a train at the Kishanganj Railway Station. June 30, 2014

    Eight powerful bombs were seized by the police from a train bound for New Jalpaiguri in adjacent West Bengal when it stopped at the Kishanganj Railway Station. On a tip off that some criminals were travelling with a consignment of bombs in the Maldah-New Jalpaiguri passenger train, the police, RPF and...
  • Six tea garden labourers die in Jalpaiguri district June 28, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: At least six tea labourers have died from malnutrition in the last six days at a tea garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. The labourers belonging to the closed Raibur tea garden under Rajganj block of the district died from malnutrition in the last six days, SDO Jalpaiguri Seema...
  • West Bengal: Repolling at a polling booth in Jalpaiguri tomorrow April 18, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Repolling would be held on Saturday for a polling booth in Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seat, District Magistrate and District Election Officer Pritha Sarkar said. Repolling would be held tomorrow for the polling booth at Dhupguri 15/195 as polling could not be held yesterday as the EVM at the booth malfunctioned,...
  • PCC hails interim rail budget; BJP criticises it February 13, 2014

    Describing that Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had done a "good job", PCC on Wednesday welcomed the interim Rail budget for leaving passenger fares and freight rates untouched and giving two trains to Jharkhand. Appreciating that the fare has not been hiked but modernisation and rail facilities in Jammu and Kashmir as...
  • Police arrest Jalpaiguri blast mastermind January 29, 2014

    Siliguri: The police on Wednesday arrested three Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) ultras including the mastermind of the December 26 blast in Jalpaiguri that left six persons dead. Three KLO persons, two senior leaders and a courier were arrested from Adhikari near the Indo-Nepal border in Darjeeling district, IG (North...
  • Won't tolerate killings, Mamata warns on Jalpaiguri blasts January 1, 2014

    Kolkata: In a veiled warning to the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), suspected to be behind the recent bomb blast in Jalpaiguri district in which six people died, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said taking up arms in the name of protection of human rights cannot be accepted. "Talk...
  • One arrested in connection with Jalpaiguri blast: Police December 29, 2013

    Jalpaiguri (WB): One person has been arrested in connection with the Jalpaiguri bicycle bomb blast in which six persons were killed, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Superintendent of Police Amit P Javalgi said one person Chandan Roy has been arrested in connection with the blast from Moynaguri area of...
  • Jalpaiguri bicycle blast toll rises to six December 28, 2013

    The toll in the Jalpaiguri bicycle bomb blast rose to six on Saturday with one of the critically injured persons succumbing to injuries. The victim, a resident of the Bajrapara where the blast took place on Thursday, died at North Bengal Medical College Hospital in the early hours, hospital superintendent...
  • WB: KLO denies involvement in Jalpaiguri blast, warns police December 27, 2013

    Denying its involvement in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district which claimed five lives, the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) on Friday warned police against defaming the outfit. Police suspect involvement of the KLO behind Thursday's explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bajrapara area of Jalpaiguri as...
  • West Bengal: 7 killed in blast in Jalpaiguri, high alert sounded December 27, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: Seven persons were killed when a bomb kept in a moving bi-cycle exploded on Thursday evening near St Pauls School in Jalpaiguri town. Following the incident, a high alert has been issued across north Bengal. The police are investigating as to whether it was a terror attack or if...
  • West Bengal: 7 killed in bomb blast near Jalpaiguri December 27, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: Seven people were killed when a bomb exploded near Jalpaiguri town in West Bengal. The bomb exploded - reportedly from a bicycle - at 7 pm in the evening. Police are suspecting the role of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants. "We suspect KLO militants are behind the blast. Recently...
  • WB: 6 elephants mowed down by train, locals block tracks November 14, 2013

    Locals blocked tracks in Jalpaiguri town station for about one hour on Thursday to protest the death of six jumbos by a train inside Chapramari forests in the district. The protestors were demanding that the speed of trains passing through the Chapramari wildlife sanctuary stretch be restricted to 25 - 40...
  • Bomb squad personnel killed while defusing explosive in West Bengal August 29, 2013

    Kolkata: A member of a bomb disposal squad was killed and two others were injured when an explosive device blew up while they were defusing it in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said on Thursday. The incident took place barely a week after seven people were injured when a bomb exploded inside...
  • Policeman killed, 2 injured while defusing bomb in Jalpaiguri August 29, 2013

    A member of a bomb disposal squad was killed and two others were injured when an explosive device blew up while they were defusing it in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said Thursday. The incident took place barely a week after seven people were injured when a bomb exploded inside a...
  • Tribal woman found injured in Bengal, police suspect gangrape August 28, 2013

    A 26-year old tribal woman was found lying injured and unconscious in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district with police suspecting she was "gang-raped". A person has been arrested, an officer said on Wednesday. The woman was found outside Moraghat forest in Binnaguri town in the district, some 660 km from Kolkata, and is...
  • West Bengal: 8 dead, 5 injured in road mishap August 20, 2013

    Eight passengers died and five others injured in a road mishap in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday. The mishap occurred when a potato laden truck collided head on with a trekker at Rangalibana under Madarihat block near Alipurduar, police said. While seven died on the spot, one succumbed to his injury...
  • WB: Bomb explodes inside a bus, 6 injured August 18, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: Six passengers were on Sunday injured when a bomb exploded inside a bus in Jalpaiguri district. Explosion took place when the bus had made a halt for lunch amd most of the passengers were out for lunch. The passenger bus was plying between Thimpu and Phutsheling, which is close to...
  • Bomb blast in Jalpaiguri, 6 injured August 18, 2013

    At least six passengers suffered serious injury on Saturday when a bomb exploded inside a bus at Borovisah Chowpati in Jalpaiguri district. The passenger bus, bound for Phunsiling in neighboring Bhutan from Assam, had stopped at Chowpati along the Assam-Bengal border. As the passengers were about to come down, the bomb,...
  • One killed, 2 injured in a clash over panchayat poll result July 30, 2013

    A Congress worker was killed and two others injured in a clash in Jalpaiguri district after the panchayat results were declared on Monday, police said. The clash happened between workers of Trinamool Congress and Congress in Alipurduar's number one gram panchayat area after the panchayat results were declared. The injured were taken...
  • WB panchayat polls fifth phase: 6 injured in TMC-Left clash in Jalpaiguri July 25, 2013

    Kolkata: Six people have been injured in clashes between Left and TMC in Jalpaiguri in the fifth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Thursday. Clashes have also been reported in Cooch Behar. Voting for the fifth and last phase of the panchayat polls is underway in the four districts...
  • Biman demands proper security arrangements for the fifth phase of panchayat polls July 23, 2013

    Kolkata: Accusing the West Bengal government of destroying democratic values of the state, Left Front chairman Biman Bose today alleged that the Trinamool Congress leaders had engaged in a competition for inciting violence. "The leaders of the Trinamool Congress are now in a competition with each other for scoring brownie points,"...
  • Chit fund scam: Mukherjee sent to Judicial custody May 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Saradha Group director and close associate of Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee was on Monday remanded in judicial custody till May 31 by the Bidhanagar court. Mukherjee, who failed to present herself before the Bidhanagar Court a few days back due to ill health, was produced before the Additional Chief Judicial...
  • WB: Indian Army's first woman jawan found dead May 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Indian Army's first woman jawan (personnel) Shanti Tigga was found hanging in a railway hospital in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday, police said. A senior police officer said prima facie it appeared to be a case of suicide. The 37-year-old Tigga's body was found in the toilet of a...
  • West Bengal: Chit fund duped farm labourer attempts suicide May 13, 2013

    Jalpaiguri: A daily wage farm labourer on Monday allegedly attempted to commit suicide after losing money in Saradha chit fund scam. Sixteen-year-old Sahanur Rahman tried to end his life by drinking pesticide Monday morning at his home near here, the police said. He had invested Rs 75,000 with Saradha chit fund...