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27-Oct-2018 Siliguri (West Bengal)

Smuggled gold worth Rs 18.2 crore seized in Bengal, two arrested

In one of the biggest crackdown on gold smuggling in the two years, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 55 kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 18.2 crore from West Bengal's Siliguri and arrested two persons, an official said on Saturday.Acting on...

05-Feb-2018 Siliguri

BJP funding secessionist movements in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the BJP of funding secessionist movements and triggering communal riots in the northern region of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that Bengal was the 'victim of maximum neglect' under the present central government."This...

08-Jan-2018 Siliguri

Mamata Banerjee vows all support for Darjeeling hills' development

Urging the people of north Bengal hills to remain peaceful, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government will provide all support to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) required for development of the region."The recent tourism festival...

20-Sep-2017 Gangtok/Siliguri

Six killed in Sikkim landslides

Six persons were killed, three injured and a number of roads blocked following multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Sikkim's South district on Wednesday, police said.All the fatalities occured following house collapses in three areas falling under...

10-Jun-2017 Siliguri

GTA election may happen anytime : Mamata Banerjee

Claiming that peace has been restored in the hills after Thursday's violence, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced that the election of Gorkha Territorial Administration - the development body in the north Bengal hills - may take place...

25-Apr-2017 Siliguri

Amit Shah launches BJP's 'Vistar Yatra' from Naxalbari

BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday lunched at a tribal's house, and knocked on the doors of the locals here as part of an intensive booth-level mass contact programme in Naxalabari block -- the cradle of the 50-year-old Maoist movement in India -- in northern...

22-Jan-2017 Siliguri

Bengal CM announces three more hill developmental boards

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday announced the formation of three more developmental boards for hill people and rolled out a Rs 100-crore project for tea garden workers.She claimed that the state government could have done much more developmental...

07-Dec-2016 Siliguri

Two killed, six injured in Bengal train derailment

Two persons were killed and six others injured when the engine and two coaches of the Guwahati-bound Capital Express derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said.The engine, an SLR coach and a second class coach derailed near Samuktala Road...

12-Nov-2016 Siliguri

Man arrested with Rs 90 lakh in Darjeeling

A man was arrested with Rs 90 lakh cash in Naxalbari area of West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Saturday, a police officer said.Nirmal Agarwal was intercepted with the cash stacked in one suitcase and two bags in a white colour car having a West Bengal...

15-Oct-2016 Siliguri

Four arrested, Rs 200-cr snake venom seized in Bengal

Acting on a tip-off, forest officials arrested four persons and seized five containers of snake venom worth Rs 200 crore from Phulbari area of North Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, an official said on Saturday."Four persons were arrested and five bullet-proof...

23-Jul-2016 Siliguri

Seven dead, eight injured in Darjeeling building collapse

Seven people died and eight others were injured when an old three-storey building collapsed in West Bengal's Darjeeling town, officials said.Seven of the injured were in hospital following the accident that happened late on Friday night at Dr Zakir Hussain...

20-Jul-2016 Siliguri

Three killed in Darjeeling landslides

Three members of a family, including a minor, were crushed to death on Wednesday when their house collapsed in a landslide in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district, an official said.The incident happened in the early hours of the day in Lodhma in the...

02-Apr-2016 Siliguri

I-League: East Bengal get past Mohun Bagan 2-1

East Bengal rode a Dong brace to prevail over their arch rivals Mohun Bagan 2-1 in an I-League soccer clash here on Saturday.Yusa Katsumi scored a consolation goal for Mohun Bagan late in the second session of the Kanchenjunga Stadium encounter.A little after...

17-Mar-2016 Siliguri/Guwahati

Pradhan flags off 'goodwill' consignment of diesel to Bangladesh

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday flagged off a 'goodwill' rail rake carrying 2200 tonnes of high speed diesel from Siliguri in West Bengal to Bangladesh.The consignment, an outcome of discussions between the two governments, was sent by Siliguri...

20-Jan-2016 Gangtok

Heavy snowfall in Sandakphu, Nathu La

Heavy snowfall was reported from Sandakphu in West Bengal's Darjeeling district and Nathu La, Tsomgo and Juluk of Sikkim on Wednesday.Due to the weather condition in Sikkim, tourist vehicles did not venture out to spots like Tsomgo and Baba Mandir in East...

04-Jan-2016 Siliguri

Nirmala Sitharaman proposes measures for ailing Bengal tea estates

Assuring revival of ailing tea estates of northern West Bengal, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday proposed setting up a monitoring committee and making suitable amendments in laws.On the second day of her two-day visit to tea estates...

02-Sep-2015 Siliguri/Kolkata

Violence hogs limelight as strike hits life in Bengal

The countrywide shutdown called by trade unions against the central government's economic measures impacted normal life in West Bengal, with clashes between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Left Front leaving many people including legislators...

20-Jul-2015 Siliguri

IAS officer shown as arrested in six other cases

Already in custody in connection with the nearly Rs.200 crore Siliguri-Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) scam, IAS officer Godala Kiran Kumar was on Monday shown as arrested in six other cases connected with the scandal.The 2005 batch Indian Administrative...

09-Jul-2015 Siliguri

Landslides in Darjeeling hit road links between Bengal, Sikkim

National Highway 10, considered the most crucial land link between West Bengal and Sikkim, suffered heavy damage as pouring rain triggered fresh landslides in northern Bengal's Darjeeling hills on Thursday, police said.The landslides occurred in the evening at...

02-Jul-2015 Siliguri

Darjeeling landslide: Army deployed in rescue work

The Indian Army has deployed two medical and engineers task forces to carry out relief and rescue work in the landslide-hit Darjeeling hills of West Bengal where at least 30 people were killed and another dozen were reported missing, an official said on...

01-Jul-2015 Siliguri

Landslides in Bengal hills kill 28

The toll in landslides triggered by incessant rain in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills has risen to 28, an official said on Wednesday.Heavy rainfall since Tuesday triggered landslides across Darjeeling district, leaving scores of people trapped."So far we...

01-Jul-2015 Siliguri (West Bengal)

14 killed in West Bengal landslides

At least 14 people were killed in landslides in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, an official said on Wednesday.Several landlsides were triggered in the area by incessant, heavy rainfall since late Tuesday.Darjeeling District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava...

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