Jalpaiguri

  • West Bengal: Repolling at a polling booth in Jalpaiguri tomorrow 18-04-2014 01:48 PM

    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...
  • PCC hails interim rail budget; BJP criticises it 13-02-2014 08:12 AM

    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...
  • Police arrest Jalpaiguri blast mastermind 29-01-2014 08:33 PM

    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 Bengal)...
  • Won't tolerate killings, Mamata warns on Jalpaiguri blasts 01-01-2014 07:12 AM

    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....
  • One arrested in connection with Jalpaiguri blast: Police 29-12-2013 09:34 PM

    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...
  • Jalpaiguri bicycle blast toll rises to six 28-12-2013 12:30 PM

    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 27-12-2013 07:15 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal: 7 killed in blast in Jalpaigudi, high alert sounded 27-12-2013 07:30 AM

    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 26-12-2013 09:18 PM

    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 14-11-2013 02:21 PM

    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 -...
  • Bomb squad personnel killed while defusing explosive in West Bengal 29-08-2013 10:25 PM

    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...
  • Policeman killed, 2 injured while defusing bomb in Jalpaiguri 29-08-2013 02:08 PM

    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...
  • Tribal woman found injured in Bengal, police suspect gangrape 28-08-2013 06:30 PM

    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,...
  • West Bengal: 8 dead, 5 injured in road mishap 20-08-2013 06:47 PM

    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...
  • WB: Bomb explodes inside a bus, 6 injured 18-08-2013 03:27 PM

    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...
  • Bomb blast in Jalpaiguri, 6 injured 18-08-2013 02:43 PM

    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...
  • One killed, 2 injured in a clash over panchayat poll result 30-07-2013 12:38 AM

    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...
  • WB panchayat polls fifth phase: 6 injured in TMC-Left clash in Jalpaiguri 25-07-2013 09:59 AM

    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 23-07-2013 03:21 PM

    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...
  • Chit fund scam: Mukherjee sent to Judicial custody 20-05-2013 11:03 PM

    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...
  • WB: Indian Army's first woman jawan found dead 14-05-2013 11:55 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Chit fund duped farm labourer attempts suicide 13-05-2013 02:39 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Rhino goes on rampage, mauls youth 03-10-2011 01:30 PM

    A rhino went on a rampage in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, and mauled a young man. ...
  • Quake: Jalpaiguri jail prisoners try to escape 19-09-2011 02:24 AM

    Kolkata: Taking advantage of the earthquake on Sunday, prisoners in Jalpaiguri jail tried to escape as some of the doors and windows collapsed under the impact of the tremor, prison authorities said. Nearly 1,100 prisoners came out of their cells in the Jalpaiguri Central Correctional Home after the windows and...
  • Tea tribes drifting away from Left in Bengal 17-04-2011 09:14 AM

    Jalpaiguri: As Mamata Banerjee's juggernaut rolls out, the Left seems to have hit a red-end in Jalpaiguri. It looks like the tea tribes are drifting away from the Left. Living on the brink of civilisation, these people have been through decades of neglect and deprivation. Trade-unionism and management woes have...
  • Centre's interlocutor to hold talks with GJM leaders 12-02-2011 04:37 PM

    Darjeeling: As tension prevailed in the hills, the Centre's interlocutor for Darjeeling peace process Bijay Madan reached nearby Siliguri and will come here this evening for talks with the leadership of GJM which is spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland. Before coming to Darjeeling town, Madan will hold a...
  • 50 elephants go on a rampage in Jalpaiguri 13-10-2010 12:26 PM

    Jalpaiguri: A herd of wild elephants strayed into a tea estate in Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, creating chaos and tension among the people residing in and around the tea gardens on Tuesday. Reportedly, this herd comprising of 50 to 60 adult and calf elephants has been often visiting Dumding tea...
  • Jairam Ramesh visits jumbo accident site 02-10-2010 12:03 PM

    Jairam Ramesh visited Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal where seven elephants were killed by a speeding goods train recently. ...
  • Ramesh concerned over lack of forest guards 02-10-2010 11:51 AM

    Jalpaiguri, (West Bengal): Environment minister Jairam Ramesh visited Banarhat in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal where seven elephants were killed by a speeding goods train recently. He termed the killing of seven elephants as a ghastly incident and expressed concern over the lack of recruitment of forest rangers. "Well I...