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  • Bengal train accident: Death toll reaches 9, Railway Minister visits spot

    Bengal train accident: Death toll reaches 9, Railway Minister visits spot

    The railway authorities have announced a compensation of Rs five lakh for the families of the victims and Rs one lakh for the seriously injured and another Rs 25,000 for the injured. According to the railway authorities the reason for the accident is yet to be determined, but there was no problem regarding signal and it is expected that the derailment took place because of some problems on the track.

    January 14, 2022
  • Civic election fever heats up in Siliguri

    Civic election fever heats up in Siliguri

    While the AITC Siliguri district president, Papiya Ghosh, today claimed that there was only "one candidate and one face of candidates" in all the 47 wards in Siliguri, who is the party supremo and chief minister Mamata Banerjee, senior TMC leader as well as former minister and mayoral candidate Gautam Deb said, "Siliguri Ebaar Didi-k Chay Siliguri wants Mamata Di this time) for development here, with proper coordination with the state government."

    January 13, 2022
  • Need for caution

    Need for caution

    The highest number of fresh cases was reported in Malda (544), followed by Darjeeling (226) and North Dinajpur (181). According to the state’s health department, there are 5,648 “active patients” ~ 1891 in Malda, and 1324 in Darjeeling ~ in the area. While the numbers of Omicron patients are still unknown, because of the paucity of resources to send samples for genome sequencing, the rapid spread suggests the variant is raging.

    January 13, 2022
  • Bikaner- Guwahati Express derailed in N. Bengal; 40 rescued, dozens feared dead

    Bikaner- Guwahati Express derailed in N. Bengal; 40 rescued, dozens feared dead

    The incident took place a little after 5 pm when the train was passing through Moynaguri in North Bengal. Railway authorities have said at least 12 bogies after the engine has suffered extensive damage. With sunlight fading, the rescue operation at present is being carried out with the help of floodlights and back- up generators.

    January 13, 2022
  • Rising Covid cases take toll on health sector in north Bengal

    Rising Covid cases take toll on health sector in north Bengal

    Covid-19 cases in Darjeeling district have touched the 300 daily mark. The Siliguri Municipal Corporation , covering some areas of Jalpaiguri district, recorded 166 fresh cases, officials said.

    January 10, 2022
  • Home Ministry holds talks with Gorkha representatives

    Home Ministry holds talks with Gorkha representatives

    "The talks aimed at resolving the issues related to the Gorkhas were chaired by the Union Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah. The Gorkha delegation was led by Darjeeling MP Raju Bisht and highlighted various issues concerning the Gorkhas and the region,"

    October 13, 2021
  • Matua leader opposed to separate North Bengal state

    Matua leader opposed to separate North Bengal state

    Notably, BJP MP John Barla had first raised the issue of a separate state, which he said was the people’s demand following post-poll violence and other issues, including underdevelopment.

    September 26, 2021
  • North Bengal St Xavier’s College gets NAAC Grade B+ accreditation

    North Bengal St Xavier’s College gets NAAC Grade B+ accreditation

    "It is the hard work of the management, faculty, students and the staff that has resulted in the recognition. This grade has endorsed the education that we are imparting and the academic frameworks and policies that we have been practising since its inception. The college, affiliated to the University of North Bengal, has become the first one to get Grade B+ under the new framework of NAAC introduced in 2018,"

    September 15, 2021
  • ‘By-polls leave’ CM tour cancelled

    ‘By-polls leave’ CM tour cancelled

    However, very reliable sources said that Miss Banerjee cancelled her tour here because of "some political problems because the Enforcement Directorate has asked Abhisekh Banerjee to appear before officials in Delhi."

    September 5, 2021
  • No Rohingya infiltration in North Bengal, says BSF

    No Rohingya infiltration in North Bengal, says BSF

    It is learnt that the North Bengal Frontier BSF has apprehended 167 smugglers since January 2021. Of them, 97 have been identified as Indians. During the same period, 4167 cattle heads were seized by the BSF, with their estimated value at Rs 6,33,12,530.

    September 4, 2021
  • Vistadome tourist special train chugs off to the Dooars

    Vistadome tourist special train chugs off to the Dooars

    Initially, the train will run three days a week (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). It will depart from NJP at 7-20 am and reach Alipurduar Jn at 1 pm, covering a distance of 169 km through the Dooars Hill region. On its return journey, the train will leave Alipurduar Jn at 2 pm and reach New Jalpaiguri at 7 pm.

    August 29, 2021
  • Separate state issue is people’s demand: Nisith

    Separate state issue is people’s demand: Nisith

    Everybody can express his or her own opinion, but people are the most important factor in a democracy. We all saw that the funds allotted for the entire north Bengal can hardly equal the budget for a flyover in Kolkata. So the required development in north Bengal is lacking and we should always honour the emotions and sentiment of the people,"

    August 25, 2021
  • Bengal BJP divided over demand of division of state

    Bengal BJP divided over demand of division of state

    "Those who want to change the name of the state and divide the state geographically are insulting Rabindranath Tagore. There is still a section of people in the state who want to divide Bengal,"

    August 23, 2021
  • Minister-ICC meet stress on ‘Brand North Bengal’

    Minister-ICC meet stress on ‘Brand North Bengal’

    This was the first interaction of the minister with a group of north Bengal industry stalwarts. According to the ICC, Ms Yeasmin told the forum that she was ready to provide any sort of assistance to promote the private sector in north Bengal.

    August 23, 2021
  • Abrogation of Article 370 a new ray of hope for many, say experts in North Bengal

    Abrogation of Article 370 a new ray of hope for many, say experts in North Bengal

    The new era of politics will be on daily common issues like unemployment, corruption, SC/ST status, Education, Health, and above all, governance," the intellectual said.

    August 1, 2021
  • Districts wake up to ‘third wave’ threat

    Districts wake up to ‘third wave’ threat

    Meanwhile, from Darjeeling to Cooch Behar, authorities concerned in north Bengal districts have revved up efforts to contain the spread of the virus amid the speculations.

    July 26, 2021
  • Officials mull ward-wise vaccine drive

    Officials mull ward-wise vaccine drive

    Dr Roy said the plan could be taken up in around three wards with a target of 500 vaccinations, including 100 for mothers of children up to age 12 years, daily.

    July 20, 2021