SILIGURI

  • Siliguri: Fear grips people as they see their house crumble April 27, 2015

    People in Siliguri are still gripped with fear even as parts of their homes lay crumble around them after the Nepal earthquake. "I saw the house collapsing, I ran to my neighbours, then I saw the house hanging on a tree," said a young boy in shock. ...
  • Nepal earthquake: Over 50 dead in India including 47 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 50 people have died in India due to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. While 47 deaths have been reported in Bihar, eight people have died in Uttar Pradesh and three casualties are from West Bengal. According to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy...
  • Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina April 24, 2015

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee renamed six cities and townships in the state. The North Bengal city of Siliguri will be known as Teesta after a major river in the region and Bolpur as Gitabitan, a popular compilation of songs of Rabindranath Tagore. The twin industrial towns of Asansol-Durgapur...
  • Six Bengal cities get new names, Siliguri to be called 'Teesta', Kalyani renamed 'Samriddhi' April 24, 2015

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday renamed six townships in the state, officials said. Also see: Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina Among them, Siliguri will be known as Teesta, a major river in North Bengal and Bolpur as Gitabitan,...
  • Siliguri: Two dead, three injured after fire broke out in a hotel December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Two tourists from Kolkata died after a fire broke out at a hotel in Siliguri, West Bengal. The fire broke out around 1 am on Tuesday night. Reportedly, three others were injured and are now receiving medical treatment. Preliminary reports suggest that a short circuit may have caused...
  • Swedish woman returns to India to find her roots November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: A 34-year-old woman who was adopted by Swedish parents has returned to India seeking to find her roots. Rebecca Aditi Sandlert was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata where she had been abandoned. Rebecca said her biological mother was from Nepal and her father was Bengali. She is now...
  • Siliguri: Police lathicharge on angry mob protesting construction of a crematorium November 26, 2014

    Siliguri: Police lathicharged and opened fire on an angry mob in the Ramghat area of Siliguri on Wednesday. No injuries were reported so far but the angry mob retaliated by setting a police vehicle on fire and ransacking another police car. The incident happened when forces from the Siliguri police commissionerate...
  • Siliguri: Special train carrying Indian Army soldiers catches fire November 22, 2014

    Siliguri: A special train carrying Indian Army soldiers returning from active duty from Jammu caught fire near the city of Silliguri under Jalpaiguri district of west Bengal at Ambabari Falakata station on Friday evening. One entire genaral compartment was burnt down by the fire. The fire was quicly brought under...
  • 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...