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  • Devp on priority basis: Guho

    Devp on priority basis: Guho

    A total of 26 projects are going on in Cooch Behar, 20 in Alipurduar, 16 in Jalpaiguri, only five in the Siliguri sub-division, 32 in North Dinajpur, eight in South Dinajpur and 21 schemes in Malda.

    August 11, 2022
  • New South Bengal districts: Discontent in North Bengal

    New South Bengal districts: Discontent in North Bengal

    Political parties and various other organisations alike in this region have expressed their unhappiness over Miss Banerjee's decision to carve out new districts only in South Bengal.

    August 3, 2022
  • TMC supporters flood Howrah, Sealdah stations ahead of D-day

    TMC supporters flood Howrah, Sealdah stations ahead of D-day

    As last-minute preparations to accommodate people participating in celebration of Martyrs’ Day at Esplanade were carried on full swing today.

    July 21, 2022
  • Eye on panchayat polls, Mamata makes big promises for north Bengal

    Eye on panchayat polls, Mamata makes big promises for north Bengal

    Attending a mass wedding function at Alipurduar, CM Banerjee said, her party could not perform well in the past elections.

    June 8, 2022
  • Parties’ unity only way to develop Hills: CM

    Parties’ unity only way to develop Hills: CM

    "The economy has gone down, and we should lift it up," she said, reiterating that elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), panchayat and the three other hill municipalities would be held, and that the elected representatives should do good work.

    March 30, 2022
  • Bogtui case: CM cautions CBI about ‘focus shift’

    Bogtui case: CM cautions CBI about ‘focus shift’

    According to the CM, the track record of the central investigation agency was not satisfactory. Mentioning several cases, she referred to the Rabindranath Tagore Nobel medal theft, killing of 14 persons in Nandigram, Netai massacre, the Tapasi Malik case in Singur, and said there was no headway in those cases.

    March 28, 2022
  • CM stresses on Adivasi community development

    CM stresses on Adivasi community development

    "All members are happy with the action taken report after attending the meeting, following overall development of the tribal community. We have decided to ready 20 lakh houses for tribal people in the next five years,"

    February 16, 2022
  • CM announces Siliguri development plans

    CM announces Siliguri development plans

    Miss Banerjee will hold a meeting with members of the Tribal Development Advisory Council at Uttarkanya here tomorrow to make plans for the development of the Adivasi-dominated tea belt in North Bengal. She is then scheduled to leave for Cooch Behar, where she will pay tributes to Chila Roy, the warrior and army commander during the time of the Narayan of Koch dynasty, to mark his 512th birthday anniversary at Baneshwar in the district.

    February 15, 2022
  • Oppn slams Budget; Bista sees region’s devp in it

    Oppn slams Budget; Bista sees region’s devp in it

    "For the development of Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, the Central government will be providing support to states. Public transport will be developed and special mobility zones with zero fossil fuel policy introduced. This complements our vision of Smart Green Siliguri City, and the development of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik municipalities sustainably. With the right people at the helm of municipalities, our region will greatly benefit from these initiatives,"

    February 2, 2022
  • Health department urges tests for mild Covid-like symptoms

    Health department urges tests for mild Covid-like symptoms

    "The government recognizes RT-PCR results in the test counts. Many are undergoing RAT, but they are staying away from uploading the results on the app, as a result it goes under reporting of the Covid tests. I am of the opinion that those who are testing positive using a self-test kit at home should notify the result."

    January 25, 2022
  • 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