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West Bengal: Fearing exodus of its MLAs, BJP starts chalking out strategy

September 03, 2021 2:25 am

On Monday, Bishnupur MLA Tanmoy Ghosh defected to the Trinamool and the day after, another BJP leader and Bagda MLA Biswajit Das also left the saffron camp to join the ruling party.

Three days after Majherhat collapse, police issues updated advisory

September 08, 2018 5:44 am

Police said vehicles from Behala are requested to avail Taratala Road-Hide Road-Remount Road, DH Road or CGR Road-Hastings-Strand Road-Kidderpore Road to reach Esplanade, Park Street, etc.

Close to Bangladesh border: Bridge collapses in Siliguri, one injured

September 08, 2018 5:39 am

Ministers say bridge is under Left-run council, CPM leader accuses state govt of not providing necessary funds

Siliguri fever: When a town fled in fear

June 10, 2018 12:38 am

Dr N B Debnath, who was posted at the North Bengal Medical College in Siliguri, where all the patients were later referred, says, “There was lack of any specific treatment as it was still a mystery. Doctors provided supporting therapy and waited for the patient’s immune system to fight the virus.”

All-party meet to discuss Darjeeling situation

September 12, 2017 12:06 pm

For the first time, since the beginning of shutdown on June 15 the TMC last night had reopened its party office in Darjeeling town. After the first all-party meeting, the differences within the GJM started coming out in the open leading to the expulsion of Tamang and Thapa from the party.

Siliguri: IOCL depot fire is under control

July 16, 2017 12:11 am

Over 10 fire tenders arrived at the spot and tried hard to take control of the situation. No causalities have been reported so far

Siliguri: Locals burn effigies, protest against call for Gorkhaland

June 26, 2017 2:42 am

Many of the protesters voiced the opinion that West Bengal should not be divided at any cost, and peace must be restored in Darjeeling hills while protesting at Air View Crossing and burning effigies of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung.

Wild tusker runs amok in Siliguri, damages houses, flattens vehicles

February 11, 2016 9:24 am

The elephant was first spotted at Dabgram, Fulbari areas within ward numbers 30 and 40 of Siliguri town which falls within the limits of Jalpaiguri district.

CPM, Congress come together to defeat Trinamool in Siliguri borough polls

July 25, 2015 1:04 am

When contacted, Siliguri Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya, however, claimed there was no alliance.

10 tonnes of ganja, arms seized in Siliguri

January 31, 2014 12:45 am

Smugglers in fake Army uniforms, caught in fake Army truck.


Bike rally held to promote tourism in Siliguri

February 22, 2016 10:23 am

Siliguri, Feb 22 (ANI): A bike rally was organised by the Bengal Travel Mart in association with XKMPH and Indian Bikers Community in Siliguri. Around 120 bikers participated in the mega rally to promote West Bengal as a destination for bikers as well as adventure-loving people across the globe. The bike rally was organised to spread awareness among common people for safe driving.

18 kg gold bars seized in Siliguri

February 18, 2016 10:55 am

Siliguri, Feb 18 (ANI): The Siliguri Police seized 18 kilograms of gold from three people after intercepting their car in Siliguri on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, police caught the smugglers passing by Salugara Monastery. The police recovered 13 thousand USD and a pistol with ammunition from them. When they (smugglers) and the car were searched, 18 bars of gold weighing 1kilogram each, total 18kilograms gold, 13 thousand USD, and one improvised pipe gun with two round of ammunition is what we have found. In India, smugglers risk a jail term of up to seven years, although such a penalty is rare and the main deterrent is confiscation of the gold. When the country first started stifling gold imports in 2013 to tackle a widening trade deficit, smugglers went to the extent of getting human mules to swallow nuggets or hiding gold bars in dead cows.

New India-Bangladesh immigration centre to be opened

February 17, 2016 5:05 am

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): A new immigration check point between India and Bangladesh is expected to boost trade and ties between the neighbours. The immigration centre would be inaugurated in Siliguri town on February 18. The new check point has been set up after fervent protests by local businessmen. The first immigration centre was opened in 1994 for trade between Bhutan and Bangladesh and in 1997 for trade between Nepal and Bangladesh

Art contest attempts world record with 18,000 participants

January 13, 2016 12:20 pm

Siliguri, Jan 13 (ANI): An art contest in West Bengal attempted a world record with over 18, 000 participants competing at one platform. The mega sit and draw competition was organised by the North Bengal Festival Committee at Siliguri city's Kanchenjunga stadium where a large number of students of all grades actively participated. Children were excited to take part in the art contest which gave them an opportunity to showcase their talent at a higher level. Nantu Paul, a member of the North Bengal Festival Committee, praised the participants for maintaining discipline during the mega event. Paul added the message of the contest was to portray that sports and culture should be promoted as well besides developmental activities.