Sunday, 24 March 2019

Huge amount of explosives seized in Siliguri

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) nabbed one person and seized large quantities of explosive materials from his possession on Saturday.
The arrested accused was identified as 26-year-old Chiran Roka, a resident of Ruma village in Meghdi district of Nepal.
As many as 205 packets of explosive gel, 355 electrical detonators, two mobile phones, and four SIM cards were recovered from his possession.
The Border Interaction Team seized the material at Panitanki checkpoint in Siliguri. Further investigation in the matter is underway. (ANI)

Thursday, 10 January 2019

In Minus -10 Degree Temp Indian Army Rescues over 150 Stranded Tourists from North Sikkim

In yet another swift humanitarian operation, Indian Army rescued over 150 stranded tourists amidst heavy snowfall in North Sikkim, saving precious lives in sub-zero temperatures. Unprecedented snowfall in a span of two hours cut off the popular tourist destinations in Lachung Valley, rendering the tourists helpless. The troops of Trishakti Corps immediately launched Quick Reaction Teams including medical staff to locate the tourists in stranded vehicles, provide medical care and bring them to the nearest army camps. In just four hours, the army soldiers risking their lives reached out to all stranded persons bringing a sigh of relief on their distraught faces. One lady with the fractured hand was given immediate medical care amongst many others who complained of dizziness, breathlessness and other high altitude related symptoms.
All rescued tourists are being provided, food, shelter and medical care at the army camps keeping in view the unabated snowfall and temperatures dipping down to minus 10 degrees. Choked with emotions, the tourists fell short of words to thank the Indian Army soldier, but the smile on their faces said it all. As per army sources, the rescue operations will continue through the night to locate any other tourist in the area.
It may be recalled that earlier on 28 December 2018, Indian Army had evacuated over 3000 stranded tourists from Natula area in the biggest ever rescue operation carried out in Sikkim. In fact, social media is still flooded with messages of the rescued tourists, expressing their gratitude to the Indian Army soldiers who vacated their barracks and provided them with food, shelter and medical care.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

NBSTC Bus Vandalised at Dinhata in CoochBehar, 2 people including bus driver injured

In the second day of Trade Strike, protesters have vandalised a government bus in Dinhata, Cooch Behar on Wednesday morning. In this incident two people including bus driver have been injured. Dinhata police rushed to the spot.
On the other hand, agitated protesters of Howrah have pelted stones to a bus at Shanpur more on Jhikira- Howrah route. Two students have been injured after protestors participating in the two-day nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions demanding minimum wages and social security schemes among others.
The central trade unions’ 48-hour nationwide strike remained largely ineffective across West Bengal on its second day on Wednesday barring a few sporadic incidents of vandalism.
Train services were briefly affected on the Sealdah-Lakshmikantapur Namkhana and Diamond Harbour sections of Eastern Railway as strike supporters threw banana leaves on overhead wires.