Showing posts from September, 2016

Bengal government to award prize money of Rs 10 lakhs to cleanest district in the state

The state Panchayat and Rural development department will give prize worth Rs 10 lakh to the best district in maintaining cleanliness, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday.She also declared Hooghly and North 24 Parganas Open Defecation Free (ODF) district on Thursday. The state government had initiated Nirmal Bangla Mission  on 19 November, 2013.Nadia became the country’s first ODF district. Burdwan and South 24 Parganas will become ODF by March next year.রাজ্যের পঞ্চায়েত ও গ্রামোন্নয়ন মন্ত্রক রাজ্যের সবচেয়ে নির্মল জেলাকে ১০ লক্ষ টাকা পুরস্কার দেবে, ঘোষণা করেছেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী। হুগলী জেলায় প্রশাসনিক বৈঠকের পর একটি জনসভায় তিনি একথা জানান।বৃহস্পতিবার তিনি হুগলী ও উত্তর ২৪ পরগনা জেলাগুলিকে নির্মল জেলা হিসেবে ঘোষণা করেন। আগামী বছরের মার্চ মাসের মধ্যেই বর্ধমান ও দক্ষিণ ২৪ পরগনাকেও নির্মল জেলা ঘোষণা করা হবে।সভায় মুখ্যমন্ত্রী বলেন, ২০১৩ সালের ১৯ নভেম্বর আমরাই প্রথম নির্মল বাংলা গড়ার কথা ঘোষণা করি। এই বাংলাকে নিয়ে গর্ব করব না তো কাদের নিয়ে গর্ব করব!‌ এখানে একটা টিম কাজ করে চলেছে…

Adivasi Students Join Hunger Strike for Gorkhaland

Five Adivasi students from Simalbari yesterday joined the ongoing relay hunger strike for Gorkhaland, being conducted by Gorkha Janmukti Vidhyarthi Morcha in Kurseong.The Gorkha, Adivasi and Kamtapuri communities have lived in perfect harmony for centuries in the Terai region of Darjeeling. There is inter-community marriages and all the festivals are celebrated with equal harmony.The students stated that "not just the Gorkhas, but also Adivasi, Kamtapuris, Bengalis and other minorities living in the hills, Terai and Dooars have continued to be deprived under Bengal. Gorkhaland statehood will help in eradicating the discrimination that all of us have to face, hence we request the political leadership to restart the Gorkhaland agitation in all earnestness," said the students.GJVM has continued the relay hunger strike since 25th of August, 2016.The DC

NBMCH doctors who work all four holidays this Durga Puja will get five offs later

The North Bengal Medical College and Hospital will allow doctors who work in the Puja days to take leave before June next year, such an allowance being made for the first time.Earlier, doctors had to work for two days in the Pujas and could take two days off.This time, the hospital has told doctors that if they work all four days of the Puja, they will get five days of leave before June next year.According to Nirmal Bera, the NBMCH superintendent, there will not be a shortage of doctors during Puja this year.Telegraph

Shameful : Father and Maternal Uncle Sexually Assaults Daughter in Sikkim

Jorethang police received a written complaint from Aggrieved girl that person stating that her father Padam Bdr Jogi 54 yrs S/o Lt Kabir Jogi R/o Tinik Chisopani South Sikkim had been sexually assaulting her since 2013 when she was in Class IX that time.Father used to threaten her of serious consequences that she could face if she reports the matter to Police or any other people.That same year when one Taraman Jogi 39 yrs S/o Laxuman Jogi R/o Tinik Chisopani South Sikkim Maternal uncle of victim came to know about that the incident, he also started taking the advantage of victim’s innocence, he started blackmailing her and he time and often forced her for sexual pleasure luring with money. Else he shall make her situation worse by saying to society.This deadful saga continued for year with her she mentions in complaint.
During the course of investigation it was revealed that the victim came out of her closet only when the co- villagers came to know about the incident today 30.9.2016 (…

Gangtok today acknowledged by the Indian Govt as Cleanest Tourist Destination in India

The Capital of Sikkim, Gangtok today awarded  as 'Cleanest Tourist Destination in India' by Central Government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed the award to Commissioner of Gangtok Municipal Corporation today at New Delhi.

Bagdogra Airport becomes fully functional from tomorrow - Several new flights launched

Bagdogra airport was only functional from 12noon to 6pm due to maintenance and up-gradation work. From tomorrow 1st October it will become fully functional.

As festive season has arrived, many airlines have introduced new flights:
1. Vistara air is operating 2 new flights
Bagdogra via Guwahati to Delhi - Dep 12.55 pm
Bagdogra to Delhi - Dep 3.50 pm

2. Go Air is operating 2 new flights
Bagdogra to Delhi - 11.25 am
Bagdogra to Kolkata - 1.25 pm (from 13 October)

3. Spicejet is operating 1 new flight
Bagdogra to Kolkata - 11.30 am

Update - Some changes have been made in timings so please confirm with the Airport Authorities

BJYM organises rally at Siliguri and Kolkata to celebrate Indian Armys Success today

The citizens of Siliguri and Kolkata took out to the streets on Friday to celebrate the success of the Indian Army. To celebrate the commendable success of the Indian Army across the Line-Of-Control (LoC), the citizens marched on the today evening. People in the march offered sweets to each other and marked the success through the use of colours (Abir in Bengali). The student wing of the BJP party had invited all irrespective of their caste, creed and status, to participate in the rally. The city has a history of people taking out marches over several international issues. But the city has not witnessed much on the issue of the Indian Army.

Sikkims Son Meerak Hang Subba Designs Indias First Electric Motor Cycle

India made a history today in motor cycle segment by unveiling the First Electric Motor Cycle which is designed by Sikkim's Son Meerak Hang Subba. Pune-based electric bike maker Tork Motorcycles has unveiled India's first all-electric motorcycle - T6X. The lead designer of this bike is Meerak Hang Subba hailing from West Sikkim.Meerak Hang Subba, the lead designer at the Tork Motor Cycles T 6X, from Timburbong Village, Soreng, West Sikkim has made it! Son of Shri J.B.Subba and Mrs.Sabita Subba, born and brought up in Gangtok, Sikkim, Meerak Subba did his Schooling from Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok and Bachelor of Architecture from Sir J.J.College, Mumbai. From there he went to National Institute of Designing (NID) Ahmadabad. After passing out from NID, he worked with TVS Company, one of the leading Transportation and Automoble design Company in Bangalore for three years. To pursue his dream of designing, he then joined one of the upcoming Motor Cycles Company-Tork Tex in Pun…

Man Held on Charges of Rape in Sikkim

A 33-Year-Old man has been arrested by Soreng Police on charges of allegedly raping a woman (39) at Lungthung Busty, Soreng, West Sikkim. The incident reportedly took place on September 24 at about 10 am when the alleged accused visited the house of the victim and asked for drinking water. The victim was pouring water in his tumbler and all of a sudden the accused locked the door from inside and grabbed the victim and raped her. He also threatened the victim with dire consequences if she reported the incident to anyone. The victim lodged a written complaint at Soreng Police Station yesterday against the alleged accused and accordingly a case under section 376/342/506 of IPC registered against him. The case is under investigation.

Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka pull out of SAARC Summit to be held in Pakistan

Sri Lanka will not participate in the annual SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November.Sri Lankan ministry of Foreign Affairs, in official communication sent to SAARC on Friday said, “Sri Lanka regrets that the prevailing environment in the region is not conducive for holding the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad on November 9 and 10 2016.”

Main accused in Kolkata Park Street Rape Case, Kader Khan held from UP after 4yrs

Nearly four years and eight months after a middle-aged woman- Suzette Jordan- was gang-raped in Kolkata's Park Street area, the Kolkata Police on Thursday night arrested Kader Khan- the main accused in the case- from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.According to police reports, Kader Khan was booked from a flat in Ghaziabad along with his close aid Ali, who is also a key offender in the rape case.They were produced in a local court on Friday morning and brought to Kolkata on transit remand.Police have taken them to Lalbazar police headquarters from Kolkata airport and they will be produced to the Bankshall Court in the city shortly, officials said.On the Feb 5-6 night in 2012, Suzette Jordan was allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint inside a moving car by some youths who befriended her at a night joint in Kolkata's nightlife hub Park Street.Creating a major movement in society, Suzette, the mother of two, revealed her identity to the world on June 19, 2013 and marched on …

Tourism to top Trinamul campaign

District Trinamul leaders today said tourism would top their agenda at an extensive political campaign that the party would launch in the hills and the foothills of Darjeeling district after the festive season. "Tourism has emerged as the principal sector of employment across the Darjeeling hills in the past four-five years. The tourist footfall has increased and simultaneously, new destinations, accommodations and infrastructure have come up across the hills. The industry is no longer limited to Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong. It has spread into villages. Hundreds of homestays have come up in rural pockets where tourists are visiting. Rural youths have bought vehicles and several others have indirectly got involved in tourism now. It is evident that socio-economic improvement of hill residents has happened due to growth of the tourism sector," Binny Sharma, the spokesperson for Darjeeling district (hill) Trinamul, said today. All these developments, the Trinamul lead…

Morcha to skip tea bonus meeting - Hill party protests against choice of Siliguri as venue for talks

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-backed tea union that is the largest in the hills has refused to attend tea bonus talks on October 3, upset that Siliguri was chosen as the venue. Hill trade unions other than the Morcha-backed Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union also seem unhappy with the decision. Suraj Subba, the general secretary of the Morcha-backed union, said: "We have been informed that the meeting for bonus rates will be held in the joint labour commissioner's office in Siliguri. The meeting to settle bonus for hill gardens has always been held in Darjeeling. We will not attend the meeting in Siliguri." There are 87 tea gardens in the hills. Bonus rates are usually finalised at bipartite meeting between the unions and the management. This year, no agreeable rate has been finalised, despite holding four rounds of meetings between the unions and the management. With the bipartite meeting failing to redress the issue, the Darjeeling Tea Association ha…

TMC rally to thank hills for foiling bandh

The Trinamul Congress today held rallies and meeting across the hills to "thank" the people for purportedly rejecting the bandh called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha yesterday. The thanksgiving rallies and public meetings by Trinamul suggest that Mamata Banerjee's party wants to sustain pressure on the Morcha which claims the shutdown was a success. Today, Trinamul held marches and meetings in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Mirik. The ruling party did not hold any such programmes in Kalimpong and only thanked the residents over the public address system. In Darjeeling and Kurseong, the processions were led by ministers James Kujur and Rabindranath Ghosh, respectively. The march in Mirik was led by Bishnu Golay, the president of the hill unit of Trinamul's youth wing. In Darjeeling, Kujur said: "The chief minister wants development and loves Darjeeling. She has taken a number of initiatives for the welfare of Darjeeling people, like forming tea directorate. We are conf…

Dangerous Bike Accident in Siliguri - Two Youths Killed on Spot and One is in Critical Condition

Reporting very sad incident on the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya. Three youths celebrated Mahalaya and drank alcohol whole night till early morning. In drunk state the 3 youths took their bike our for a ride at around 3.30am today morning. Riding at enormous high speed, the bike hits a tree near Chandmoni main road at Darjeeling more in Siliguri. Two youths died on spot and another one is admitted at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. His condition is said to be very critical. The hit was so intense that some part of the tree has been ripped apart. Bike number is WB74Z9722 All youths are from Hare Krishna Pally under Matigara Police Station.  We will update their names in a short while.

West Bengal: X-ray Test To Save Teenagers From Getting Into Sex Trade

In order to curb the increasing numbers of the adolescent and teenager girls from entering into the sex trade, an  X-Ray test is being used to stop underage girls from getting into the trade. This X-Ray test is being conducted across West Bengal by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a sex worker’s organisation with around 1.30 lakh members.“Most of the time girls lie when we ask them if they are above 18. Sometimes, it is really tough to determine whether the girl is 16 or 18. To ascertain their real age an X-Ray test is now conducted.” Mahashweta told PTI, as reported by Business Standard.“The age of a girl can be easily determined by conducting an X-Ray of wrist and waist. It is the easiest way and is practised in western nations to prevent underage girls from entering flesh trade.” says Samarjit Jana, principal of Sonagachi Research and Training Institute (SRTI), an NGO which works with Durbar. Sonagachi is the Asia’s largest red light zone. It is also the first to roll out such an…

No More Strikes in Hills - GJM Chief

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung said his party would not call any more bandhs in the Darjeeling hills during the festive season, calling today's shutdown a success but unwittingly accepting that such disruptions in the peak tourist season could backfire. Erik Sorensen from Denmark and other tourists in the toy train in Darjeeling on Wednesday. The Darjeeling-Ghum-Darjeeling toy train ran unhindered with police protection. More than 100 tourists took the four rides on Wednesday. Picture by Suman Tamang "It was a 12-hour bandh and there is no need to extend it. The tourist season and the Pujas are approaching, and schools have to hold examinations. Keeping all these in mind, I see no reason to call another bandh. There will be no bandh," Gurung said in Kalimpong. He had earlier threatened to extend the shutdown if the administration tried to foil it. Roads remained empty, most shops did not open, few students went to schools and colleges and the attendance of …

NBU to install CCTV cameras in campus

North Bengal University will install high-tech CCTV cameras at different locations across the campus to keep a check on miscreants after incidents of alleged molestations were reported on the premises. According to varsity officials, representatives from Webel - a state government agency - has conducted a survey of the varsity premises to identify the spots where such cameras will be installed. The CCTV cameras will be wireless with high-sensors programmed to raise an alarm if they detect any unnatural movement. "The NBU has a vast area measuring 330 acres and given the shortage of security guards, we are not able to post them at all locations on the campus. This has led to lapses in security and incidents of molestation were reported in the past few years. So, we have decided to install high-tech wireless CCTV cameras at some strategic locations on the campus. The advanced surveillance system will have cameras with high-sensors that will be programmed to raise an alarm upon …

Morcha General Secretary Roshan Giri's sister Parishima (Paru) Joins TMC at Kolkata today

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha General Secretary Roshan Giri's sister Parishima (Paru) joins Trinamool Congress Today at Trinamool Bhawan in Kolkata. MP Abishek Banarjee and President All India Trinamool Youth Congress, Aroop Biswas MIC PWD, Observer Darjeeling and Binny Sharma General Secretary Spokesperson DHTMC were there to grace the occasion.

Bhutan Prime Minister Picking up Garbage on his way to Office - Read what he said

“If you are not able to manage and throw your waste in proper place, please don’t throw it down the slope, keep it besides the road so that it is convenient for me to pick it up and throw it in a proper place,” Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said picking up the garbage on his way to office from his residence in Taba this morning. Along the way Lyonchhen, Aum Tashi Doma and few staff from Cabinet and Prime Minister’s Office collected one Hilux full of garbage consisting of baby diapers, pads, bottles, household items, plastics etc. Acknowledging the effort of Thromde  and media to curb this bad habit, Lyonchhen said that people don’t like thrash in their homes but don’t hesitates to throw it in open space. “If this is the mentality of our people, how are we going to keep our capital city clean,” Lyonchhen added.

Uri Payback - 38 Terrorists, 9 Pak Army Killed

All party meeting at MHA to begin shortly, security enhanced in the area. Punjab asked to immediately start evacuation of people residing in villages within 10 kms of international border.The Army has conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC and significant casualties have been caused. The motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory,” Director General of Military Operation (DGMO) Lt General Ranbir Singh said today in a joint press conference with officials from the Ministry of External Affairs.The Army said special commandos crossed the LoC last night, conducted the operation in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and returned to the Indian side without any casualty. The Air Force was not involved in the surgical strike. The Army has claimed to have killed at least 38.The entire operation was monitored for the entire night by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Nat…

Illegal Arms Factory Busted in West Bengal

Acting on a tip off, the police on Wednesday busted an illegal firearms factory at Begampur Mondalpara area under Baruipur Police Station limits in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district and arrested four suspects from the factory, officials said.According to police reports, a heavy police force conducted raid in a suspicious house at Begampur and recovered a huge cache of ammunition from the factory.A senior official of South 24 Parganas district police told IBNS, "Based on source inputs, we raided a house, where arms and ammos were being made illegally, and seized a country made firearm, 19 round cartridges, 16 round pellets, raw materials used for making firearms and cartridges, several machines and six cell phones from the factory.""We have nabbed four persons, including factory's owner Bapi Halder, Sudarshan Mondal, Prasenjit Das and Gopal Naskar, from the house in connection with this case," the officer further said.However, the arrested are likely …

SMC to meet Governor, apprise him of alleged obstruction posed by the Bengal government

The Left Front today said a team of its councillors at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation would meet governor K.N. Tripathi in Calcutta on Saturday to apprise him of alleged impediments posed by the state government to the civic body. "A team of our councillors led by mayor Asok Bhattacharya will meet the governor on October 1. They will explain to him how the state government has imposed an informal financial embargo on the municipal corporation where we have been in power since last year. The team will also brief him on recent demonstrations by Trinamul and inaction on the part of Siliguri metropolitan police when the mayor was stopped from entering the SMC premises or confined to his chamber," Jibesh Sarkar, the Darjeeling district Left Front convener said here today. On September 12, a group of Trinamul workers and leaders had stopped Bhattacharya from entering the SMC premises for about two hours, alleging that the civic board had failed to resume drinking water supp…

Army Launches Surgical Strikes across LoC

Our 2 soldiers died and 9 were injured: Pak Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on surgical strikes by Indian Army. BJP Welcomes Strikes. Piyush Goyal congratulates Indian Army for Surgical Strikes across the LoC.Home Minister informs CMs of Punjab, WB, Odisha, CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury & Cong’s Ghulam Nabi Azad about surgical strikes.Special Forces op on terror launch pads lasted frm 1230am-4:30am, location was 500mts-2Km across LOC.Indian claim that terrorist launching pad in Pakistan was targeted is lie, news agency ANI quotes Indian Army.Which resulted in martyrdom of two Pakistani soldiers.Surgical attack: Total 6 terror camps demolished in POK. Special commandos entered 3 kms inside POK for this operation. Pakistan’s  offical says Indian offensive carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pakistan’s side of LoC. PM informed President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President and former Prime Minister Mahmohan Singh on surgical strikes. Pak’s Inter Services Public Relations …

Bengal govt to set up green corridor near Gorumara Sanctuary in Dooars to create employment

The state government is planning to set up green corridor at Mal sub-division of Jalpaiguri district adjacent to Gorumara sanctuary which will not only present pollution free environment but will also create employment in the area. The district administration has a plan to start the work of setting up green corridor in various blocks of Jalpaiguri after Pujas. Around 5 lakh people from across the state and abroad visit Dooars every year. The proposed green corridor would come up in the area like Lataguri, Moulani under Mal block and Batabari, Baradighi and Chalsa and other adjoining areas of Metli block. Local families, hotels, resorts, schools would be included in the project. Various bio-degradable elements, kitchen produces collected from the hotels and resorts could be utilised for preparing organic manure.

Despite warnings of pay cuts and licence cancellation, Darjeeling Hills completely shuts down

A 12-HOUR strike in Darjeeling district Wednesday, which had become symbolic of one-upmanship between the Gorkha Mukti Morcha that had called it and the ruling Trinamool Congress that tried to foil it, ended with the GJM calling it a “near complete success” and the TMC calling it a failure. Many in Darjeeling, in fact, see the government overdrive to foil the bandh as having backfired. Over the past two days, directives were issued by the government, backed by a Calcutta High Court order that deems strikes and bandhs unconstitutional, to offices, schools and transport operators. Another ostensible reason for people staying indoors was the fear of violence, so intense had the build-up been. 304 GJM members including Kalimpong MLA Sarita Rai were arrested as “preventive detention”. TMC members allegedly broke the lock of the municipality office. The strike was called by GJM chief Bimal Gurung to challenge Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s claims that over Rs 4,000 crore had been given to…

Madang Tamang Murder Case: Calcutta High Court to Hear Anticipatory Bail Pleas

The Calcutta High Court today said it will hear anticipatory bail prayers of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and 23 others in connection with the Madan Tamang murder case, in which all of them are accused. Rejecting CBI’s contention that the high court cannot hear the anticipatory bail pleas as the investigation is being monitored by the Supreme Court, a division bench comprising Justices Ashim Kumar Roy and M M Banerjee said that it will hear the petitions on October 3. The bench said since the charge sheet in the case was filed by CBI before a Kolkata court and arrest warrants were also issued by it against the accused persons, the high court has the jurisdiction to hear the anticipatory bail petitions. It had earlier granted relief to Gurung and the other accused persons by directing CBI not to arrest them before disposal of their anticipatory bail prayers.
CBI had on May 29, 2015 filed a charge sheet against the GJM leaders under IPC sections for murder and cr…

Demand for Gorkhaland Returns - Since 1970 the people of Darjeeling Hills is demanding Gorkhaland

The demand for a separate Gorkha state is an issue that since its first origins in the 1970s has dictated politics in the hills.

In 2009, Mamata Banerjee’s proximity to Bimal Gurung was a cause of great concern for the Left. At the time, Gurung-led GJM had perfected the bandh-boycott movement in their Gorkhaland movement – indefinite shutdowns, boycotting government taxes, telephone, electricity bills, blocking national highways to paralysing panchayats. As a 12-hour bandh returns to Darjeeling, it is apparent that while a lot has changed since 2009 – some things haven’t. Prime among them is the sheer fervor of the Gorkhaland demand – a fervor that Bimal Gurung, now on the back foot hopes will provide him enough ammo to combat friend-turned-foe Mamata Banerjee as she continues her tactic of dividing the hills, combining development with the creation of different boards. Meanwhile, Darjeeling waits, anxiously.
Bimal Gurung and Gorkhaland, today

On the face of it, the 2016 Assembly e…

Robbery Attempt Foiled - Women Stabbed Multiple Times at Champasari in Siliguri Last Night

Last night a thief had entered into a house at Dhaknikata (its the same locality the rape victim belonged who was raped and murdered at Salbari last week) near Champasari in Siliguri with the intention of robbery.

It was around 2 am today morning when Kanta Thapa 55 years wife of Madan Thapa heard some noises, she was alone at that time in the house. She woke up and found a man with intention of robbery searching the house. As she raised an alarm, the robber stabbed her and fled.

Though the robbery attempt was foiled, Kanta has been badly injured and admitted at a hospital in Pradhan Nagar. An FIR has been lodged. Police is investigating.
Suvham Poudel, ILS

Sikkim Youth Murdered by Friends at Sevoke

Two taxi drivers from Sikkim were arrested yesterday as they were about to dump the body of a youth they had allegedly stabbed at Ninth Mile near Sevoke.Police said another person who was involved in the murder has fled.The deceased and the youth who had fled were also taxi drivers and all the four were going to Siliguri from Singtam in a WagonR.The car bearing a Sikkim registration number plate has been seized. The car seats had blood stains, sources said."Two persons have been arrested and a car has been seized in connection with a murder. Investigations are in progress," Loganayagi Divya V, the subdivisional police officer of Kurseong, said.The deceased, Dipen Tamang, 25, was from Chandmari in Chhota Singtam area of East district in Sikkim. The arrested youths, Amit Chhetri and Suraj Rai, are residents of the same locality."Early this morning, they were travelling towards Siliguri from Singtam in the WagonR. Dipen was driving and three others, including Amit and Sura…

Guwahati Girl killed in Delhi Accident

The accident happened near Sector 16 Noida on Friday, grievously injuring three other Delhi University students.Kaayum Pegu, the Delhi University student, who was grievously injured after the Uber cab she was travelling in rammed into a parked truck, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday.The accident happened near Sector 16 Noida on Friday, that injured three other students – 19-year-old Tanuz Kalita of SGTB Khalsa College, 20-year-old Siddharth Pathak of Swami Shraddhanand College and Akshara Badola of Mata Sundari College.Pegu was a student of DU’s Miranda House College and faced multiple fractures in the ribs and a serious head injury.After the accident, Pegu’s kin and close friends took to social media to demand justice for what happened.On his Facebook post he writes:My sister Kaayum Pegu is fighting for her life after an UBER accident in Noida because the driver was drunk and rammed into a truck.She needs blood (O + ) .If any of you Delhi folks can help save her life,I'd be…

Kalimpong Girl Assaulted and Abused at Siliguri in Broad Day Light, As People Look On

In another case of disgrace and humiliation, a girl from Kalimpong was abused and beaten up by a person in Siliguri in broad day light. The case of molestation and assault also points a finger towards the indifference shown by the people when a girl was being abused and beaten up right before their eyes.Here is the complete story, in the words of the victim herself:“It was around 10:30 a.m. when I took an auto for Court More from Medical to attend my maths class which had to start from 11 a.m. It was a normal affair and I didn’t feel anything unusual with other co-passengers inside the auto. It was when the auto started running that I noticed a man staring at my thighs. I was wearing a pair of ripped jeans and some parts of my thigh were visible through it. I however ignored it, and thought that he would stop staring, not wanting to create a scene.But he didn’t stop. He continued staring till we reached the Air View More, and now he started making gestures too. He was giving a strange…

18 year old youth killed by a tusker near Madhubhan Park at Sukna tonight a while ago

Our source just reached to the spot with Forest officials. The youth was ripped apart and is a employee of Chumta Tea Estate (Adalpur Division) near Madhuban park at Sukna. On way he was attacked by the jumbo and killed him on spot. Youth age is said to be 18 years. Police has been informed and officials are waiting for them to arrive.Update: Police has arrived and are now taking the body for post mortem.Summit Biswas, ILS