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Malaria Panic in Dooars Tea Garden

An outbreak of Malaria has been reported in Atiabari Tea Estate and around 400 garden residents have been tested positive, district health officials said. Senior health officials from the district and from the block visited the affected areas in the garden, located in Kalchini block of the district, to examine the condition of people.
Puran Sharma, the chief medical officer of health of Alipurduar, said: "The situation is serious in the garden. Malaria is common during monsoons but such high concentration of patients in a tea estate has left us worried." "We have deputed paramedics at a health sub-centre in the garden along with necessary equipment to examine blood samples of people who are complaining of symptoms like fever and body ache," Sharma added. The CMOH also informed that the health department was spreading medicines near the workers' quarters to kill the larvae and four pregnant women were shifted to a health centre in Latabari, to save them from th…

Roof of building collapses at Khalpara MG Road in Siliguri - 24 yr old girl trapped under debris rescued

A roof of an old building collapsed at Khalpara area of MG Road in Siliguri early morning today.

Locals say the building was very old and due to last night's rain the roof came down.
A 24 year girl taking bath was trapped under the debris said sources. She was soon rescued with the help of Fire Brigade officials and locals. She has now been admitted to nearby hospital.

Locals allege that there are several such buildings in the area which are very old and needs to be vacated immediately to avoid such mishaps.

The injured has been identified as Sweety Agarwal age 24 years. She has been badly injured with several fractures and her condition is said to be critical. At the time of mishap she was alone in the house as her parents had just gone out a while ago.

Your Day Today - July 01, 2017

Daily Horoscope (July 1, 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Watch your back today, Aries. There’s a distinct presence nearby that requires your attention. Luckily, your emotions are a lot more stable than usual, and you’re more strongly connected with your feelings. In fact, you may be in the clouds. You shouldn’t have any problem navigating through this part of the atmosphere. Others may look to you for advice. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) You may look confused today, Taurus. It may be hard for you to stick with one subject. Your attention may jump from one thing to another. That’s OK. There’s a distinct advantage to seeing all sides of the story. You will have greater perception and awareness of things today. Take this opportunity to put yourself in other people’s shoes so you know how to deal with them in the future. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) You may find it difficult to keep things neat and organized today, Gemini. It seems like you’re tying to organize a room full of feathers buffe…

Your Day Today - June 30, 2017

Daily Horoscope (June 30, 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19) You’re in line with your warrior instincts today, Aries, which reminds you to align with your dreams. The tricky part is how you’re going to plan your attack so that there’s an equal balance of give and take. Today’s prevailing energies may catch you in a difficult situation. Sometimes an outwardly directed, argumentative approach is the only way to push through the roadblock. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) You’re feeling frisky today, Taurus, and you’re happy to take the lead. It seems like the starting gate has just opened and you’re leading the charge. The one thing that could put a damper on the race is your rational mind reminding you that it’s also important to stop. Look around and reflect on what’s going on around you. Incorporate both energies into your day. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) You’re feeling rather sensitive today, Gemini. You may want to rescue every injured animal from the side of the road. Combine this nurturi…

Your Day Today - June 29, 2017

Daily Horoscope (June 29, 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19) There’s a powerful force urging you to act today, Aries. Someone may be working counter to your aims and trying to rub you the wrong way. Don’t let people outwit you. You have just as much right to express your opinions as anyone else. Use the power of your mind to come out on top in any situation. Freedom is a state of mind. Do something that makes you want to dance. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Put the pedal to the metal today and have confidence in all your actions, Taurus. There’s a great deal of power in your words. There’s a tremendous amount of information that needs to be exchanged, and you’re at the hub of this activity. What you learn may be transformative. Actively participate in the conversation. Gemini  (May 21 – June 20) Something about silence doesn’t seem right to you today, Gemini. Keep talking. Eventually someone will say something meaningful. Latch on to lucrative ideas and keep your ears open for new opport…

Jalpaiguri - Father marries daughter and makes her pregnant, wife was prime witness during marriage

A 36-year-old man married his teenage daughter and made her pregnant, justifying his perverse act by claiming he had divine sanction for his incestuous lust. What's even more galling is that his wife was the prime witness in the nikah of her daughter to her husband.
Afazuddin Ali's wedding happened quietly and understandably without fanfare, so none in Kasiajhora village of Jalpaiguri district knew. But now, six months later, as the girl showed signs of pregnancy, eyebrows were raised, tongues started wagging and word finally got out.
Outrage and anger swept across the village and there was even talk of attacking the family. Sensing that things could quickly get out of control, cops from the Banarhat police station rushed in and arrested Ali, his wife Sakina and their 15-year-old daughter.
The three were taken to an SDO's court on Monday but the hapless magistrate had to release them because he had no criminal jurisdiction; there was no complainant and police strangely di…

21 Year Old Bhumika Sharma From India Wins Miss World Bodybuilding Championship in Italy

Barely few Indian men have made to the final stages of the World bodybuilding competitions and very few of them went on to win it. But 21 year old Bhumika Sharma from Dehradun made the whole country pride by winning the miss world bodybuilding title and will now be competing in the Miss Universe competition after a few months. By winning this competition, Bhumika defied many stereotypes in the country which denies our women to do something which involves so much physical strength. Interestingly, her mother Hansa Manral Sharma is a weight lifting coach and she was the one who prompted her daughter to go all the way. The championship comprised 50 contestants from around the world and Sharma was one of the 27 Indians to rock the tournament. She gained the most number of points in body posing, individual posing and fall category. Bhumika Sharma’s achievement will inspire many young girls across the country to do something similar and win big on the global stage for the country. To help y…

Your Day Today - June 28, 2017

Daily Horoscope (June 28, 2017) Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Things may be moving a bit too quickly today for you to grab hold of anything, Aries. There’s an element of the unexpected entering into the equation. Be prepared. The mood of the day is especially light and perhaps a bit superficial. People may not be entirely reliable. If there’s something you absolutely need to do, consider doing it by yourself. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Enjoy the day today, Taurus. Take control of the situation and make the most of whatever comes your way. Do it with a smile. There’s a great deal of fun-loving, excited energy ready for you to draw upon. Get your ideas out to others. Communicate your thoughts. Attend a party or two. You’re the epitome of the social butterfly. Make sure to wear your best attire. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your flexible nature may get you in trouble today, Gemini. Personalities may clash when no one is willing to lead. Be aggressive without being manipulative. Keep it light…

Siliguri Commisioner CS Lepcha made IGP, Armed Police Kolkata, Darjeeling Kalimpong gets new DIG

The West Bengal government today appointed Humayun Kabir as the new DIG, Darjeeling Range to look after both Darjeeling and Kalimpong district. As per a government notification, Kabir, who was the Kolkata Police Joint CP (Administration) will take over as the DIG Darjeeling Range, a post which was lying vacant for quite sometime. Niraj Kumar Singh, the IG, IB (Border), was made the Commissioner of Siliguri Police Commissionerate replacing Chelling Simick Lepcha, the notification said. Lepcha was made the IGP, Armed Police, Kolkata in place of Tripurari Atharv who will be the new IGP, IB (Border), the notification said. (PTI)

China Confirms Nathu La Pass Closed Because of Border Stand-Off and Security Reasons with India

China has confirmed that it shut down the Nathu La pass in Sikkim and denied entry to Kailash Mansoravar (located in Tibet) pilgrims because of an on-going stand-off between troops at the border and on account of “security reasons”. Indian reports said the People’s Liberation Army had crossed the border into Indian territory and destroyed bunkers, while the PLA late on Monday accused India of “provoking trouble” at the border by reportedly stopping a Chinese road construction. Early on Tuesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed that it was this border incident that led to Nathu La’s closure. The first batch of 47 pilgrims were denied entry between June 19 and 23 at Nathu La, a second route for the Kailash Mansarovar yatra that was opened only in 2015. Pilgrims have, however, so far been allowed through the older route in Lipulkeh, Uttarakhand, through which 1,080 of the total 1,430 pilgrims are expected to travel. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement early Tuesda…

12 year school kid dies after truck hit in Sikkim

Tata hit kid to death at 32 No. Under Ranipul JS Sikkim around 1.30pm today afternoon. Near Kabrasthan. Police approaching now..
Update : Tata sweeped children's sitting on parapet into rivers
There are 3 kids.. Update: 32 No Truck accident, Claims One : Dead Body of kid aged 12 years taken out from the gorge. The truck rammed and sweeped kid sitring near maize market roadside parapet into gorge inside river, truck also fell into river.
Still unsure how many was there in truck that's hardly visible in river. Update: 32 No accident : Deadbody of kid brought up from gorge, but how many people were there in Tata that's submerged in river is unfound still.
Driver of truck who sustained head cut injuries was taken to Gangtok.
Tuck hit two other vehicles before it sweeped kid sitting on road side into gorge , inside river. More details awaited..
Update: Rescue Team has reached the river with equipments to rescue in case anyone is trapped inside Tata that plunged down ramming a ki…

Your Day Today - June 27, 2017

Daily Horoscope (June 27, 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Lay low today, Aries. Don’t try to force any answers from people. Eat a healthy breakfast and stay away from caffeine. Relate to people on an intellectual or philosophical level and discuss the meaning of life. If you’re looking for sympathy, you may need to wait a couple days. People aren’t in the mood. They just want to be left alone. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Inspire others to come out of their shells today, Taurus. Have them join you on the sunny side of the street. Share your cheer with other people and lead them into boisterous discussions about the world. You will be on cloud nine, with a great deal of strength behind your happy-go-lucky emotions. Keep things light and don’t worry about tomorrow until it comes. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Keep your cool if something goes wrong today, Gemini. Don’t be so impatient about fixing a problem that you end up doing something rash. You may do more damage than you would if you j…

WB Police Arrests Fake Doctor From Nadia

Krishnanagar: The police arrested a fake doctor from Bagula Bazar in Hanskhali area of Nadia district (Krishnanagar) after he failed to produce his medical degree. The police raided the chamber of Bapi Nath on Sunday night and asked him to produce his MBBS degree. As he failed to produce his degree we arrested him, a police officer said. During interrogation Nath admitted that he holds no MBBS degree, the sources said. Nath was produced before a Ranaghat court today. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Abhishek Manna remanded Nath to 14-days judicial custody. The police had earlier this month arrested a fake MBBS doctor from Muragachha in Hanskhalia area of Nadia district.

Indo Nepal Border Sealed From Today - Local Elections Scheduled To Take Place On June 28

The India-Nepal border was sealed for three days beginning Monday ahead of the second phase of local level election scheduled to take place on June 28. The border was sealed after a meeting between the security officials of the bordering districts of the two countries held at Supaunli, the Kathmandu Post reported. The Kathmandu Post quoted the Chief District Officer, Yagya Raj Koirala, as saying that the border has been sealed off for the second round of the local polls slated for June 28, and it will open and operate as before from June 29.

Youth Killed by Elephant in Dooars

A youth named Raju Oraon age 21 years was mauled to death by an elephant at Shishukhola village near Totapara tea garden in Dooars. Yesterday evening a elephant moved away from the herd at Diana jungle and came towards Totapara jungle. Meanwhile Raju was cutting grass and was attacked by the elephant, killing him on spot. Locals informed the forest department. Soon officials from Binnaguri forest department and Jalpaiguri wildlife reached the spot. The body was recovered and sent to Jalpaiguri district hospital for post mortem. Earlier too several such incidents have taken place in Dooars. Many houses, crops have been destroyed by elephants and several people have been injured. Papai Chaudhury, ILS

Buxa Tiger Reserve Open For Tourists

The state forest department allowed the entry of tourists to the peripheral areas of the Buxa Tiger Reserve from today. In Buxa, entry of tourists was restricted from June 16 to September 15 every year as it was the breeding season of wild animals. Biplab Dey, the joint secretary of the Dooars Tourism Development Forum, said many tourists had shown interest in spending nights in Jainti and Buxa hills of the Buxa Tiger Reserve because of unrest in the Darjeeling hills. "We are grateful to the forest minister for allowing tourists to visit the two spots. They will not be allowed to enter the core areas of the reserve," Dey said. Buxa hill is famous for trekking. The cost of ticket is Rs 60 per person and Rs 200 is charged for a four-wheeler to enter BTR. Telegraph

Your Day Today - June 26, 2017

Daily Horoscope (June 26, 2017) Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your nurturing instincts are strong today, Aries. This is an excellent day to reveal your opinions. You’ve probably been sitting in the background, quietly observing and collecting data for quite some time. Now is the time to come out of the shadows and let your conclusions be heard. Don’t let others push you around. Take a stand for what you know is right. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Things aren’t necessarily going to go well today, Taurus. There is the potential for conflict. You may feel a bit lost in the fog. Strap on your compass and you will be fine. Realize that you will make it through this day much better if you approach every situation from the other person’s perspective. Think more of others than of yourself. Be sensitive and receptive. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Today is a day of reckoning in some ways, Gemini. Attention to detail is important, but make sure it doesn’t become your only focus. Situations are likely …

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Manipur

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook Manipur’s Chandel in the wee hours of Sunday. As per the reports, no damage to property and loss of lives have been reported so far. This is the fourth earthquake in the north eastern state in one month. Earlier on June 19, an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit Imphal. A few days ago, a mild earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 hit the Churachandpur district. Earlier on June 1, an earthquake of 3.2 magnitude hit Senapati district in Manipur at around 5:48 p.m.

An old man crushed under the wheels of a truck at Hill Cart Road Siliguri - Driver fled from spot

An old man riding a cycle was crushed under the wheels of a truck at Hill Cart Road today morning around 11am. The incident took place on the by-lane of Lions eye hospital beside Mahananda bridge at Hill Cart Road. Soon after the incident driver fled from spot. Eyewitnesses say the old man's head and other parts of the body were crushed by the truck wheels. Police and ambulance at spot.

India Wins The ICC Women’s World Cup 1st Match

India women’s cricket team launched their campaign at the ICC Women’s World Cup with a comfortable 35-run win over England, riding on superb batting display by the top-order on Saturday. Put into bat, Smriti Mandhana struck a sizzling 90 off 72 balls in a dominating batting display as India posted an imposing 281 for three after being asked to bat. Mandhana forged a 144-run opening wicket stand with Poonam Raut (86 off 134) before skipper Mithali Raj (71 not out) completed an unprecedented seventh consecutive half century in ODIs. It is India’s first win over England in five years as they had all lost all six previous matches to the hosts. Chasing 282 to win, England failed to build partnership with middle-order batswoman Fran Wilson (81 off 102) emerging as the highest scorer. Her run out proved turning point of the game since England looked crusing when she was at the crease. Off-spinner Deepti Sharma took three wickets for 47 runs. Earlier, Indian openers Mandhana and Raut batted …

Your Day Today - June 25, 2017

Daily Horoscope (June 25, 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You would do well to join the intensity of the day, Aries. You have the ability to unravel any riddle and find the underlying cause of any dispute. There’s a great deal of potential for you to follow through on some major projects today. Work to press through with your ideas. Don’t back down. Your sensitivity is your greatest asset. Feel free to express your emotions. Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Today might end up being quite combative, Taurus. There may be people opposing you from all sides. There are apt to be some serious disruptions to your daily routine. Others may be quite stubborn, and you’re apt to fall into a situation in which no one is willing to back down. Whatever happens, you will be called upon to act. This will most certainly be an eventful day. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your flexibility will be tested today, Gemini. You may end up twisting and flexing your body to fit the contours of the day. You will find th…

Nepal-India border to be sealed for 3 days from 26 June - Please plan your travel plans accordingly

Local Nepal elections will take place in provinces 1, 5 and 7, which includes regions that border India, on June 28. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned that during the first round of elections on May 14 there would be a 24-hour vehicle ban and border closures in the provinces voting. Similar measures should be expected for the next round of voting. The Nepal-India Border will be closed for 72 hours from June 26 for the local level elections. Travellers are advised to find alternative routes and check their travel plans.

Seizures indicate sharp rise in wildlife smuggling to China - 2 smugglers arrested in 2010 and 70 in 2016

There appears to be no let- up in smuggling of live and dead wildlife. In fact, it has seen a sharp increase as indicated by the value of seized “wildlife products” being smuggled to China from India through Nepal and Bhutan. The rise is 121 per cent so far this year — the highest since 2010. Among the species smuggled out of the country live are Tokay gecko lizard, tortoise, turtle, peacock, hare, mongoose, dove, bulbul and snake sand boa. The illegal trade also includes body parts of dead animals like rhino horns, leopard skin and paw, deer horn and skull, rein deer skin, barking deer skin and elephant trunk. Data from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) — a paramilitary force that guards the 1,751 km India-Nepal and the 699 km India-Bhutan border — showed the force seized wildlife products globally valued at Rs 121.62 crore between January 1 and May 31 this year. The SSB also arrested 53 smugglers during this period. The maximum recoveries were made from Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Prades…

Contraband substance seized by Sikkim police at Rangpo CP from a vehicle coming from Siliguri

Siliguri-Singtam bound vehicle bearing registration no SK 01T/3878, Maruti A-star driven by the alleged driver Bikram Kalikotey of Chalamthang Bermiok south Sikkim, was intercepted at Rangpo Check Post. During the process of checking 20 bottles of prohibited cough syrups bottles were recovered and seized from the said vehicle.

The Calcutta High Court Declares Two Day Holiday for Eid - That is Coming Monday and Tuesday

On the auspicious occasion of Eid, the Calcutta High Court has declared a two-day holiday on the following Monday and Tuesday. Until this year, Calcutta High Court had permitted a one day holiday. Abdur Raqib and companions had filed a human interest petition in 2016 to the court for making the central and state government declare a two day holiday on the occasion of eid-ul-fitr and eid-ul-zuha. On January 20, 2017 high court judge Nishitha Matre’s division bench has ordered, the memorandum given by Raqib is to be discussed by the state government and the decision is to be declared soon. However, the notice for holiday has been already declared.

Five women accused of involvement in flesh trade prostitution arrested from Jalpaiguri town

Jalpaiguri police unearthed a flesh trade racket in guise and beauty parlor business and arrested five women, including the parlour owner, at Mohanta para, police said today. Barring the owner, all the girls are in their early 20s. Police following specific inputs and complaints raided the beauty parlour in Jalpaiguri town under Kotowali police station last evening and arrested the five women. Their identity was withheld. All the five accused were being taken to a local court for production. Via UNI - Pic used for representational purpose only.

Narada Sting: IPS Officer SM Mirza Breaks Down Before CBI, AdmitsTaking Money From Mathew

At last IPS officer SMH Mirza breaks down before Central Bureau of Investigation’s marathon investigation. IPS officer SMH Mirza admitted that he took Money from Narada CEO Mathew Samuel. Mirza also said that he gave all the money to the child home as donation. There was no way to escape from this admiration because already the video footage is declared true by Calcutta High Court. Earlier, The Enforcement Directorate and the CBI on Thursday interrogated Tiger Mirza and IPS officer SMH Mirza in connection with the Narada probe. They were quizzed for around six hours. The IPS officer was the second person to have been questioned by the investigating agency after Iqbal Ahmed, Trinamool Congress MLA and deputy mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation. According to sources, Tiger Mirza told the ED that Mathew Samuel met several others before he met him to make inroads into the Trinamool circle. Tiger told the ED that he did not know the Narada boss earlier and was introduced to him by a po…

Your Day Today - June 24, 2017

Daily Horoscope (June 24, 2017)

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Lay low today, Aries. Don’t try to force any answers from people. Eat a healthy breakfast and stay away from caffeine. Relate to people on an intellectual or philosophical level and discuss the meaning of life. If you’re looking for sympathy, you may need to wait a couple days. People aren’t in the mood. They just want to be left alone. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Your Bank Balance Now at Your Finger Tip
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Inspire others to come out of their shells today, Taurus. Have them join you on the sunny side of the street. Share your cheer with other people and lead them into boisterous discussions about the world. You will be on cloud nine, with a great deal of strength behind your happy-go-lucky emotions. Keep things light and don’t worry about tomorrow until it comes. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Keep your cool if something goes wrong today, Gemini. Don’t be so impatient about fixing a problem tha…

Darjeeling Crisis: Gurung Threatens to Intensify Stir

The GJM with combined support of hill parties, spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland, adopted a confrontationist stand today with its chief Bimal Gurung threatening to intensify the stir and demanding a CBI inquiry into the alleged police firing in the hills on June 17. Gurung, who resigned as the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chief executive along with other elected members of the body during the day, said, “The agitation for Gorkhaland will continue. We have resigned from the GTA. Our one point demand is Gorkhaland.” The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader, who was not seen in public for the past several days, appeared before the media at Patlebas in Darjeeling, a party stronghold. “I am not Kishenji (Maoist leader) who can be eliminated in a police encounter. I have not taken up arms against the country. I am fighting for the identity of the Gorkhas and in a democracy I have every right to do that,” he said. “Our fight will continue and I will fight ti…

Proud Moment For Bengal - India’s 1st Underwater Metro Tunnel Completed Under Hooghly River

Kolkata: The tunnelling work under the Hooghly river, the first such underwater project in the country, to provide metro connectivity between Howrah and Kolkata has been completed. The tunnel is a crucial link for the 16.4 km-long mass rapid transport (MRT) project being constructed by the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRC) at an estimated cost of around Rs 9,000 crore. “India has joined a select band of nations. Another rare feat achieved by Kolkata after getting the first metro railway in the country in 1984. “The KMRC team, including engineers from abroad, has completed the construction of India’s first underwater tunnel under the Hooghly river,” Satish Kumar, the MD of KMRC, said here today. He said tunnelling from the Howrah end started in the last week of April and reached the Kolkata end on June 20. Two tunnels, for onward and return journeys, have been bored 13 metre beneath the riverbed and 30 metre from the ground. The operation of the East-West Metro Corridor in the …

Thousands of students stream out of the Hills, GJM checks identity card, maintains register

Mount Hermon School boarders leave Darjeeling on vacation amidst the ongoing indefinite bandh call by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha provided a 12 hour window period for evacuation of boarders of hill school on Friday , June 23 2017. Express photo by Partha Paul .

As rows of school buses leave Darjeeling since 5 am, thousands of happy students streamed out of the Hills as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha granted a 12-hour window amidst the indefinite strike. Students from not only different parts of India but also from Nepal, Bhutan, Hongkong, Thailand and Bangladesh were stranded in the Hills. Meanwhile, Gorkha Janmukti Vidyarthi Morcha checked each identity cards and maintained a register of all students. “We set up pickets at the major crossing. Checked identity cards and maintained a register for all students. We then helped the buses to leave the Hills,” said Anmol Thapa, central committee member of Gorkha Janmukti Vidyarthi Morcha (student’s wing of GJM). Students of famous boarding schools like…