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Youth Hacked to Death at NJP in Siliguri

Pintu Shil 26yrs was going to work today morning around 9am when neighbour Manojit Das attacked him from back with a sharp weapon, almost separating his head from the body. Pintu died on spot. Police has seized the murder weapon and have arrested Manojit. Pintu's body has been sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for post mortem. The incident took place at Bhaktinagar Shaheed colony under ward no 35 of NJP in Siliguri. Police is investigating into the case. Sources say internal rivalry could be a reason behind this.

Twin Explosions Rock Digha Today Morning

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Two mysterious explosions were reported off the Digha coast in West Bengal's East Midnapore district this morning. Some hotels located close to the coast are reported to have developed cracks on walls, and glass panes shattered from the impact. The explosion sites are said to be well out in the sea, and not within visible range from the coast. The sound and shock waves from the explosions caused panic in the tourist hotspot of Digha. People left homes and hotel rooms and rushed out on to the streets. Police sources said they have found no material evidence on land, reinforcing assumptions that the explosion site was quite some distance off the coast. The sound was also heard from Tajpur, another popular tourist spot about 18 kms from Digha. “It was a terrible moment. I cannot express my feeling when I heard that sound. This is a weekend and there is a rush of tourists in Digha. There was panic everywhere,” said Malabika Banerjee, a tourist. Some said there was a mild quake after …

260 pcs of Fake Rs 2000 notes seized from Malda

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Fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 5,20,000 in Rs 2,000 denomination have been seized from near Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Malda district, a BSF official said on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off about smuggling from Bangladesh, the Border Security Force troopers of border outpost Churiantpur in Malda district planned an ambush in and around the Indo-Bangladesh Boundary Fence (IBBF) area on Tuesday evening. "The BSF recovered a bundle of 260 fake Rs 2,000 notes from the border area and handed over the seized notes to Kaliachak police station for further action," RPS Jaswal, Deputy Inspector General of BSF’s South Bengal frontier, said in a press release. "The troopers challenged a suspected smuggler who was about to collect the package thrown from the Bangladesh side of the fence but the suspect fled away taking advantage of the darkness," he said. The BSF of the South Bengal Frontier has seized counterfeit Indian currency notes of the face va…

Young lady allegedly molested by doctor in Siliguri clinic, complaint lodged, relatives beat doctors

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A young woman from Pradhan Nagar was admitted at a very well known clinic in Halimpara for delivery on 17 August. Later she delivered a dead baby. Her treatment was going on and on morning she informed her husband Sapan Paul that on the pretext of checkup a doctor alleged molested her last night. Relatives asked hospital to name the doctor on duty that night. Hospital didn't reveal the name and angry relatives beat up doctors and others in the hospital. Police arrive at spot and send the patient and her relatives home. Later her relatives lodge a complaint at Panitanki outpost on doctor Saumen Mistri. Counter to it hospital authorities too have lodged complaint against patient party for beating up it's doctors.
(Inputs from Newsmen)

25-Year-Old Sikkim Girl Working with a Private Airlines at Jaipur International Airport Hangs Herself

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A 25-year-old girl from Sikkim who worked at the service desk of a private airlines at Jaipur International Airport (JIA) on Friday committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan of her rented room in city's Sidharth Nagar area. The deceased was identified as one Parvati Chhetri, a resident of Gangtok in Sikkim who and had been working with a major private airlines in the city. At 8. 30 am, the Jawahar Cirlce police station had received a complaint from the landlord of the Chhetri that she had ended her life. "When we reached her room, we found her body hanging from the ceiling fan. She may have committed suicide on late Thursday night but her body was discovered by her landlord on Friday morning when he looked at her body from the front window of the room," said Munshi Lal, sub-inspector who probed the case. A team of Jawahar Circle police station arrived at the girl's house and searched her room for the suicide note but couldn't find anything, "We have…

3 Dead 41 Injured in Sikkim Bus Accident Today

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SNT Bus No SK 01 B 0241 met with an accident near Ambhithang, Mangan North Sikkim. The SNT Bus was ferrying passengers from Gangtok to Mangan and the accident took place at around 11:15 am. The Bus veered from the road and landed 600ft below.
All emergency services were pressed into service by the District Administration and the injured were immediately evacuated and rushed to the District Hospital, Mangan where first aid was given to the injured. The injured after stabilization were rushed to STNM and CRH hospital in Gangtok in ambulances and private vehicles. The personnel from ITBP, Army, Police and civil population were involved in the rescue operation. All medical officers and ambulances of the district were involved in the provision of immediate care. Ambulances and vehicles from NHPC, Teesta Urja and local public were pressed into service for transporting the injured to Gangtok.
The above accident resulted in the death of 3 persons and forty one people were injured. About thi…

All trains to NE suspended till August 20: Officials

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All trains to the Northeast from rest of the country have been cancelled till August 20 due to damages on tracks due to floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, officials said today.
“The Railway Board has directed all zonal railways to cancel trains travelling from various parts of the country beyond Malda town and Katihar till August 20, 2017,” Northeast Frontier Railway chief public relations officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said in a statement.
Rail connectivity in flood-hit portions of Bihar and West Bengal continues to be affected with marginal improvement in situation today.
“However, virtually no accessibility to most of the damaged sites has affected the restoration work.
Telecommunication network in the entire section is badly affected also,” he said.
The situation has been aggravated after a railway bridge between Maniyan and Kuretha was damaged by the floods this morning disrupting train communication between Katihar and Kumedpur.
“This has further hampered mobilisation of mate…

SNT bus falls of cliff at Ranagang in Sikkim today morning - Several dead and many critically injured

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A Sikkim National Transport bus heading to Gangtok from Mangan falls off a cliff some 500 meters away from Ranagang in Sikkim.
The bus fell some 100 feet and landed on the road below. Sources say 3 people have been feared dead while many injured have been rushed to nearby hospital. The bus conductor also has received injuries.
The mishap occurred at 8am today morning. Bus number SK 01 B 0241 is reported to be a 35 seater bus which had around 29 passengers in it, but the same cannot be confirmed until search is complete if any body is lying in the gorge. Rescue work is going on.

23-Year-Old Airhostess from Sikkim Working with IndiGo Airlies Dies in Mysterious Way at Kolkata

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A 23-year-old airhostess Khongsit Clara Bansha Rai who had become the head of the crew at such an early age, was found dead outside her building, in a pool of blood after possibly falling down from the sliding window of her third floor flat, early on Wednesday. Two of her friends - a man and a woman -- were inside the flat when police knocked in around 5am when they claimed to be sleeping and had no idea how the girl fell down. Police have started a probe and are not ruling out any of the three reasons behind her death - accident, murder or suicide. Khongsit Clara Bansha Rai was a girl from Sikkim who was deployed with IndiGo airlines as a lead cabin attendant. The flat belonged to her father, Sherab Tenzing Bhutia, who is also a senior cabin crew member with Air India. Police said, on Tuesday night, Clara had invited two friends to her flat to celebrate one of their's birthday. Neighbours said, the three came to the apartment a little before midnight in an app cab and sound of l…

Netaji's Statue Partly Damaged, Smeared With Coal Tar in Bengal's Birbhum by Unknown Miscreants

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A newly built statue of great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was found partly vandalised and smeared with coal tar in West Bengals Birbhum district on Tuesday by unknown miscreants.

Video: Youths cleaning the statue later after the incident.
The statue was supposed to be unveiled on the Independence Day. The Netaji statue was to be installed in the Panchra village panchayat office compound. Police confirmed that the statue was smeared with coal tar and face was partly damaged.

North Bengal floods claims 3 lives, over 5 lakh hit

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Siliguri: Rail and road communication was severely hit and over five lakh people affected in northern West Bengal with major rivers in spate as the flood fury triggered by heavy rains claimed three lives with one person missing, officials said on Sunday. The deaths were reported from the worst-hit Cooch Behar district, where 100 out of 128 gram panchayats were inundated following incessant monsoon rains since Friday. One person was missing in North Dinajpur district, with eyewitnesses saying the victim was drowned. Around 2.87 lakh people were affected in the deluge in Cooch Behar, and aanother two lakh in Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts. Over 50,000 were hit in Malda, North Dinajpur, Darjeeling and South Dinajpur districts. The district administrations have opened over 700 relief centres - 550 of them in Cooch Behar alone - to shelter the homeless. The red signal has been hoisted at a number of places with the Teesta, Torsa, Raidak, Kaljani and Mansai rivers flowing among the da…

Heavy Rains Disrupted Trains Services from Sealdah, Howrah to New Jalpaiguri NJP in Siliguri

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Jalpaiguri: North Bengal bound trains that originated from Sealdah and Howrah were terminated at various stations as heavy rains in sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal led to a deluge.
Due to flood situation in Northeast Frontier Railway jurisdiction, north Bengal bound trains originating from Sealdah and Howrah that were delaying en route had to be controlled, a statement issued by Eastern Railway said.
The statement said that Darjeeling Mail and Padatik Express were detained at Murarai and Chatra stations respectively. These trains had left Sealdah on Saturday. Similarly Bangalore Cantonment-Kamakhya Express via Howrah was detained at Bansloi Bridge station and Delhi-Dibrugarh Brahmaputra Mail was detained at Sahibganj station. Uttarbanga Express and Kanchankanya Express had been short terminated at Malda Town and returning from there to Sealdah as passenger special trains. These trains had left from Sealdah on Saturday.
The Kanchanjungha Express scheduled to leave Sealdah stati…

TRAGIC : 17 Children At Gorakhpur Hospital Died Nameless, They Weren't Even One-Month-Old

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Holding the photograph of their baby close to their chest, Lakshmi and Shailendra are inconsolable two days after the death of their three-week-old son in Baba Raghav Das medical college and hospital. He was among the 17 infants who were not even a month old and were yet to be given a name, the records of BRD hospital in possession of TOI reveal. Death struck even before the parents could decide up on a name for the 17 babies. "We couldn't even complete his death rituals properly as we didn't have a name to address our son who was barely 20 days old," says Shailender, a resident of Jainpur village, about 15 km from the hospital. Most of the 17 babies got lung infection soon after their birth that required constant medical surveillance.They were sent to the hospital by doctors who mentioned in the reference certificates the need for continuous supply of oxygen. Iran from one hospital to an other with whatever money I had. On three occasions, I brought 350 ml blood fr…

Gorakhpur Hospital Cleared Rs 65 Lakh Oxygen Dues Only After The Death Of 63 Children

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The principal of Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das medical college, under the lens for patient deaths allegedly on account of a disrupted oxygen supply, was suspended after it was disclosed that the funds to clear the oxygen supplier's dues were transferred to the latter only on Friday, after the deaths became national headlines. The reasons for the delay will be probed, said UP government officials, adding that the situation of low oxygen supply was completely avoidable. The supplier's demand for dues to the tune of Rs 65 lakh reached the state government at Lucknow on August 1, and the funds were released to the college on August 5, official sources said. Even when the UP CM visited the hospital on August 9, they added, no mention was made of any problems in the supply of oxygen. In a communication to the college on August 8, the supplier, Pushpa Sales, said it would soon suspend supplies due to unpaid dues. "INOX, the firm we are taking oxygen supply from, has expressed…

At Least 63 Kids Have Died In Gorakhpur Hospital In 5 Days, Yogi Govt Admits Oxygen Shortage

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The number of infants died in the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, could have been higher than initially reported. New reports suggest that at least sixty children have been killed in the medical college this week alone. Out of the 63, nearly half of them lost their lives in the past 48 hours after the hospital ran out of oxygen supply. The Yogi Adityanath government which has come under heavy criticism for the tragedy has denied reports that the deaths were caused by a shortage of oxygen. State health minister Siddharth Nath Singh dismissed the reports and claimed that the children died of encephalitis. Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela said: “No death in BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, has taken place due to shortage of oxygen supply. Only seven deaths have taken place at the BRD Medical College today and these were due to different medical reasons.”
Hospital authorities have however admitted that the firm that was supplying oxygen h…

North and South Bengal Rail Connectivity Down Due to Floods - Several Trains Halted, Many Cancelled

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Due to flood situation in North East Frontier Railway jurisdiction North Bengal bound trains originating from Sealdah/Howrah/Bhagalpur are delaying enroute and had to be controlled.
12343 Up Darjeeling Mail & 12377 Up Padatik Express leaving Sealdah on 12.8.2017 detaining at Murarai & Chatra stations respectively, 12503 Up Bangalore Cantt- Kamakhya Express detaining at Bansloi Bridge station and 14056 Delhi-Dibrugarh Brahmaputra Mail detaining at Sahibganj.
13147 Up Uttarbanga Express and 13149 Up Kanchankanya Express leaving Sealdah on 12.8.2017 had been short terminated at Malda Town and returning from there to Sealdah as passenger special train. Besides, 15659 Up Kanchanjungha Express scheduled to leave Sealdah station today (13.08.2017) has been cancelled.
Instructions have been given to all DRMs to control the trains at relatively bigger stations and monitor the availability of adequate food , catering arrangement and drinking water at those stations for the convenience …

Part of Building Collapses near Paramount Hospital in Siliguri - One Woman Injured Admitted in Hospital

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Wall of a building collapses in Mangal Pandey Road near Paramount Hospital beside SF Road, Siliguri. There were 3 people in the shop located on the ground floor of the building, 2 ladies and one child. One lady is injured and is admitted in Paramount Hospital. Sources say the police has ordered to vacant the building. Indecent rainfall has brought problems in most parts of North Bengal today. Report: Umang Maheshwari

Dangerous Accident near Rangpo in Sikkim - Vehicle Carrying Football Players Plunges into Teesta River

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Accident at Chanatar near Rangpo in Sikkim. Vehcile White Bolero SK 01 P 8692 plunges into the Teesta river. Accident took place around 2 PM. Football jerseys were found is reported. Update: Vehcile had football players who were heading towards Rorathang for match. Boots, Jersies ,Stockings etc were  found. However how many were present is still unfound. Update : 5 were in vehicles two rescued, 3 missing. It's reported they are IRBn. Prabin Rai alias Saila and team has started rescue. Two passanger has been drifted by raging Rangpo river is reported. Sikkim Police , Civil Defense , Fire Tenders have on rescue operation. Report by Dipak Gurung

Man Held Under POCSO Act in Sikkim for Repeatedly Sexual Assault on a Minor Orphan Girl

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In connection to a case of alleged sexual assault on a minor orphan girl registered at Temi Police Station on August 9, the alleged accused Suman Tiwari of Middle Tarku, South Sikkim has been arrested by Temi Police. The victim child who used to stay with the alleged accused was reported to have been repeatedly sexually assaulted by him in absence of her aunt. A complaint had been lodged at Temi Police Station by Child Line, Namchi on August 9 and a case under relevant sections of POCSO Act, 2012 registered against him.

Siliguri likely to host CFL derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at Kanchenjunga Stadium

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The Kanchenjungha Stadium in Siliguri is likely to host the season's first derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan as the two rivals battle for honours in the CFL Premier Division.
The date of the high-voltage match is yet to be finalized but IFA general-secretary Utpal Ganguli asserted that it would be held next month and won't be the concluding match of the league. "With the Salt Lake Stadium not available due to the under-17 World Cup, venue remains an issue for hosting the big match. As things stand now, it may be held in Siliguri," Ganguli said during a news conference here on Wednesday, while announcing the fixtures for the first three rounds of the local league.
"The stadium at Kalyani is going through some restructuring. We'll visit the venue soon. If satisfied, we are leaving the options open of holding other big matches (East Bengal vs Mohammedan Sporting and Mohun Bagan vs Mohammedan Sporting) there," he added.
The CFL Premier Division win…

China Earthquake: Up To 100 Feared Dead, 1000's Injured, Over 130000 Houses Feared Damaged

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Beijing: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. Five people died and more than 60 were injured in the quake, the official Xinhua news agency said, including 30 who were in critical condition. But China’s National Commission for Disaster Reduction estimated that as many as 100 people may have perished, based on 2010 census data of the mountainous, sparsely populated region. Over 130,000 houses may be damaged, it added in a statement posted on its website, based on a preliminary analysis of the disaster in a remote region of Sichuan province. The quake occurred around 9.20 pm (1320 GMT), not far from the site of a massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake that struck in 2008 leaving 87,000 people dead or missing. Its epicentre was 284 kilometres (176 miles) north of the provincial capital Chengdu and struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. The affect…

What was the kids fault asks mother - 8 killed in bus accident at Tehatta area of Nadia in West Bengal

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8 killed, 25 injured after a bus fell into a canal in Nadia's Tehatta area of West Bengal. Locals say that 12 people are dead. West Bengal government announces ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs each for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives in Nadia bus accident. Krishnanagar - Karimpur highway. Bus name Lakhhi Narayon bus. Incident took place today afternoon at 12.10pm. Injured have been rushed to hospital. Sources say death toll could rise.

BSF Seized Fake 2,000 Notes In Malda, 1 Held

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Malda: The Border Security Force personnel seized fake Rs 2,000 notes with face value of Rs 92,000 from West Bengal’s Malda district and detained a man carrying it, a BSF official said on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, the BSF troopers from Malda district’s Kaliachawk kept vigil at three important intersections in the area since Sunday afternoon and detained a man with fake notes from near Baliadanga in the evening, an official said. Samayon (40), a resident of Kaliachawk’s Mohabatpur village, was detained by the BSF around 7.40 p.m. on Sunday, ARPS Jaswal, Director General of BSF’s South Bengal Frontier. said in a press release. “A bundle of 46 fake Rs 2,000 notes of the face value of Rs 92,000 was seized from him.”

The apprehended man and the seized FICN (fake Indian currency notes) have been handed over to Kaliachawk police station for further legal action, he added. So far in 2017, the south Bengal frontier of the BSF has seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs 30…

Man arrested for smuggling endangered species with high medicinal value from Dooars in West Bengal

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In a joint operation, border guarding force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and forest officials have arrested a smuggler from West Bengal's Alipurduar district and rescued nine Tokay Gecko. Tokay Gecko is an endangered nocturnal arboreal reptile species which is caught by poachers in north eastern states and smuggled to international buyers in south East Asian countries. According to SSB, the international market price of Tokay Gecko is around Rs 6.75 crore as it has medicinal value. Sources say that this reptile is in high demand in countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. The arrested person has been identified as Manoj Roy, who was carrying the reptiles for delivery to his contact. "It has a great demand in the international market. It is caught and trafficked from north-eastern Indian states to Southeast Asian countries, where many people believe that medicines made from gecko meat can cure many diseases," said SSB in a statement. SSB is deployed in various fores…

Man held for sexually abusing daughters minor friend after hidingly clicking her nude pictures

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One person was arrested on the charge of sexually assaulting a minor girl, his daughter’s friend, for several days, police said. The 44-year-old man was arrested from Nayabazar in West district of Sikkim after the victim’s family lodged a complaint with the police. He allegedly had clicked some nude photos of the girl when she was bathing at her friend’s residence during one of her visits, police said. The accused sexually assaulted her repeatedly threatening her that otherwise he would circulate those photos in the Internet, police said. At one point of time, the girl told her family about it and a police complaint was lodged.
A case under POCSO Act has been registered against the accused, police said.

Good News For Women : 180 Days Of Maternity Leave For All Female Employees In West Bengal

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The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to sanction maternity leave for a maximum period of 180 days for all categories of female contractual employees engaged directly by the state government.
In a notification issued by the West Bengal government Finance (Audit) department, it was declared that all categories of female contractual employees including software personnel engaged directly by the state government departments and directorates will get maternity leave for a maximum period of 180 days.
These employees will also get a leave of 42 days in case of abortion or miscarriage, the notification said yesterday.
During the period of such leave, female contractual employees will get contractual remuneration as per terms and conditions of the contract, it added.

10 kg gold worth 3 crore seized at Kolkata airport

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The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday booked a suspect at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI-CCU) airport in Kolkata and recovered 9.96 kg gold worth nearly Rs. 3 crore from his possession, officials said on Friday. According to reports, DRI officials and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel intercepted a person, soon after he arrived at NSCBI airport from Aizawl in Mizoram onboard a Jet Airways flight (9W-624) on Thursday afternoon, and made the huge seizure. "We detained a 27-year-old man from Mizoram, Zonunsanga, and seized 6 gold bars, weighing 1.66 kg each, from his back pack," a DRI official said. "The market value of the gold bars is approximately Rs. 3 crore." Later, the person was arrested under Section 104 of the Customs Act. DRI team further said, “The person arrested in this case was found to be well educated. He had studied at Delhi University. He confessed to falling for the lure of easy money being offe…

Tourism Dept Plans to Introduce Beating Retreat Ceremony at Fulbari near Siliguri Just as Wagah Border

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Bengal tourism department is considering the introduction of the beating retreat ceremony at Fulbari, on India-Bangladesh border, like the one at Wagah on the Pakistan frontier. State tourism minister Gautam Deb today held a meeting with P.R. Mehta, the former president of the Council of Architecture, a body that functions under the central government, and discussed the infrastructure development required on the site to approach the Centre for introducing the ceremony. The ceremony on the Pakistan border in Punjab is observed two hours before the sunset everyday when soldiers of both the countries lower their respective national flags and participate in a joint parade. The ceremony attracts thousands from both sides. "We are planning to introduce beating retreat ceremony at Fulbari, which is hardly 5km from Siliguri, on the lines of the one at Wagah. I have visited Fulbari a couple of times and discussed the proposal with officials of the BSF. Although the idea is in a very prel…

Fake doctors racket bust : CID files first chargesheet against the four accused fraud doctors

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The CID has filed the first chargesheet against four accused in connection with the fake doctors’ racket case.
The chargesheet was submitted at Bidhannagar Court on Tuesday, CID officers said. “Four accused, Kaiser Alam, Khusinath Haldar, Snehashis Chakraborty and Ramesh Chandra Baidya, have been booked under various sections of IPC, including fraud and cheating,” said ADG (CID) Rajesh Kumar. They have been booked under IPC sections 419 (cheating by personation) , 420 (cheating and dishonesty) ,467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document), 472 (possessing counterfeit seal) and 474 (possession of any document knowing the same to be forged).
Investigation into the fake doctor’s racket had led CID to a ‘fake medical board’. The alleged kingpin of this racket Ramesh Chandra Baidya (52) was arrested from Kolkata airport in May. Baidya had allegedly provided fake degrees to a huge number of students from USA, Italy, Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh…

Undertrial slashes wrist, chest with blade in court lock up in Jalpaiguri in a bid to commit suicide

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An undertrial prisoner has tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrist and chest with a blade in the court lock up here, police said today. The prisoner, Kartik Pal, was brought to Jalpaiguri sessions court lock up before production where he slashed his wrist and chest with a blade yesterday. He was immediately taken to hospital, police said. However, it was not clear from where he got the blade. Pal later told the police he was frustrated as he was yet to get bail. Pal was arrested in connection with a murder case last year.

Man robbed, thrown off running train near Malda

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An injured person who was found beside railway tracks alleged that a group of unidentified men robbed him in a running train and threw him out. The person, identified as Kant Singh of Assam, said he was travelling in Delhi bound Brahmaputra Mail when unidentified men robbed his money and threw him out of the running train last night. RPF sources here said Singh was found beside railway tracks near Khurial railway station near Bihar-West Bengal border last night. He lost his left hand under the wheels of a train. Local people contacted Kumedpur station master in Malda district. He was first admitted to a hospital in Harischandrapur and then shifted to Malda Medical College and Hospital. RPF sources, however, said there was inconsistency in his statement. He would be questioned after recovery. PTI

BJP asks West Bengal EC to deploy central police forces for 13 August municipal elections

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A delegation of West Bengal BJP unit on Wednesday met State Election Commissioner (SEC) and sought deployment of central police forces to ensure free and fair elections in the seven municipalities of the state which are scheduled to be held on 13 August. Representational image. ReutersRepresentational image. Reuters
"We had met state election commissioner AK Singh and had sought deployment of Central forces for the upcoming municipal elections to the seven municipalities scheduled to be held on 13 August. The TMC had let loose a reign of terror and in this situation, free and fair elections are not possible under state police," vice-president BJP state unit Jay Prakash Majumdar said. The BJP had alleged that due to intimidation by TMC, two minority candidates of BJP in Panskura municipality were forced to withdraw their nomination. Elections for seven civic municipalities: Durgapur Municipal Corporation in West Burdwan, Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri, Buniadpur in South Dinajpur, C…

4 People Arrested with Arms in Kolkata

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The Kolkata Police arrested four men with sharp weapons from Russel Street area under Shakespeare Sarani Police Station limits in southern part of the city, officials said. According to reports, a night patrol unit of the city police intercepted a yellow cab with two different number plates in front of SBI branch at Russle Street and booked four youths from the taxi. "During night patrol, our officials spotted a yellow taxi with two different number plates and intercepted it," a senior official of Kolkata Police told IBNS. "We have booked four persons from the taxi and recovered one toy gun, two sharp knives, 2 wide polymer tapes and one bed sheet from their possessions," the official added. Police said that one of the four arrested is resident of Kolkata's Bentinck Street area and remaining three are from Mumbai. "We have arrested a 21-year-old Kolkatan, Md. Ali Azad, and three residents of Shivajinagar in Mumbai, Sk Arman (22), Mohsin Khan (21) and Jave…

Domestic Help from Bengal, 'Raped' Multiple Times By Employer, Rescued By DCW in Delhi: Police

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The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), in collaboration with the police and an NGO, has rescued a woman, who worked as a maid and was allegedly raped by her employer at central Delhi's Patel Nagar, the police said t
oday. An FIR has been lodged at the Patel Nagar police station, said a senior police official, adding that the accused was on the run. The 20-year-old woman, a native of Malda district in West Bengal, had alleged that she had been raped multiple times by her employer, a DCW official said, adding that she had been working at the accused's house for the last three months. The commission was tipped off about the plight of the woman by the Shakti Vahini, an NGO, following which a rescue operation was carried out with the help of the local police on July 29. The DCW official said lodging an FIR took some time as the woman could not speak any other language apart from her mother tongue, Bengali. An interpreter had to be summoned from the Banga Bhawan, following which th…

Student bleeds from ear after beaten for absence - Another case tutor harassment, girl commits suicide

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The Class X student from Ranaghat Nasra Boys' High School had to be admitted to the hospital after he was allegedly beaten up by the school headmaster as he had been absent from school for a few days. Due to some ailments, the victim was unable to attend the school for the past few days. He went to the school on Wednesday to appear in an examination. It has been alleged that the victim was not allowed to appear in the examination by the headmaster. The victim's family members alleged that the accused headmaster took the victim out of the classroom by pulling his ear. The accused teacher continued to slap on his face and his ear. As a result of this incident, the victim started profusely bleeding from his left ear. Some of the teachers and the staff members of the school tried to stop the bleeding by putting cotton on the left ear. The victim was then taken to a nearby quack. When the boy returned to his school, the headmaster asked him to bring his father. The victim went hom…

LIVE VIDEO : Siliguri Dual Murder Update

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The New Jalpaiguri outpost police in Siliguri are investigating the murders of a woman and her 10-year-old daughter, who were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their home in South Colony early Thursday. Police said that the woman’s husband, who is recovering from injuries at a private nursing home, would be “examined”, and their 4-year-old son was found sleeping inside their home when the bodies were discovered. Valuables kept in the house were found intact, and the main door was locked from inside, they added.
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Sources said that on Thursday morning, residents of the area spotted Abhinandan Saha, a businessman, screaming from his balcony that some people had entered his house and attacked his family. They hurriedly helped him climb down a pipe. He allegedly had blood stains on his clothes, and some minor injuries, and told the locals that miscreants had entered his home and attacked them. The locals informed the p…

Chicken openly being sold on roadsides in Siliguri while 2 women die of Swine Flu at Birtamore in Nepal

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Two women from Jhapa district of Nepal in Birtamode have died of swine flu in the last two weeks. Anita Devi Mittal of Birtamode-4 and Manisha Agrawal of Birtamode-1 breathed their last during the course of treatment at the Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, India. They were first admitted to hospitals in Siliguri and later referred to Apollo Hospital. Mittal died on July 16 while Agrawal on July 30, it has been learnt. As the cases of outbreak of swine flu, also known as H1N1 influenza, has surfaced in the district, locals here are worried about it, according to Dr Pitambar Thakur, Chief at the Mechi Zonal Hospital in Bhadrapur. Swine flu was first originated in domesticated swine and later transmitted from person to person. Symptoms are similar to common cold such as continuous sneezing, coughing, runny nose and sore throat among others, shared Dr Thakur, urging people to take preventive measures against it. In picture chicken sold openly on roadsides near Champasari in Siliguri.

Drug Seized From Government Hospital Ambulance

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Ambulance of Sombaria Primary Health Centre, carrying contraband substance has been intercepted at Melli Check post in Sikkim. 

Ambulance was found  with 72 number  of Spasmo Proximo capsules and 5 bottles of Phencyrex cough syrups. 

Case has been registered under SADA. Ambulance was intercepted at around 13. 45 hrs which was driven by government driver Phur Sangay Sherpa (42 yrs).

Bangladesh’s ‘Sultan Of Sex’ Arrested by Police - Accused of Blackmailing Huge Number of Women

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Dhaka: Bangladesh police have arrested a self-proclaimed “Sultan of Sex” accused of blackmailing dozens of women with intimate videos he filmed of their sexual encounters, an official said Thursday. Police raided Fuad bin Sultan’s home Wednesday in the capital Dhaka where they seized a laptop, methamphetamine tablets and alleged pornographic videos. Sultan, an alleged male escort, would meet clients online and bring them back to his apartment for sex, said a spokesman for Bangladesh’s elite police unit. “He filmed those intimate moments and later blackmailed those victims, mostly married women, for money. We found nearly 150 individual victims’ videos in his laptop,” spokesman Ishtiaque Ahmed told AFP. Sultan, a real estate agent by trade, also conducted a “vulgar live streaming service wearing superhero masks on social media which attracted thousands of viewers”, including minors, said Ahmed. “After we arrested him, Sultan admitted to having those extramarital relations and claimed …

Murder at South Colony near NJP - Wife and Daughter Hacked to Death, Husband Serious

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As per sources the wife of a shopkeeper and his daughter were brutually hacked to death by someone who entered their house at South Colony near Eastern Bypass under NJP outpost in Siliguri last night around 1pm. The husband who tried to stop the attacker was also brutuallly assaulted by the attacker. Locals came to know about this around 4am in the morning and alerted the police, which reached the spot and have admitted the husband in hospital in very critical state. They also have a son who got saved as he was sleeping in another room. Locals say the girls head has been smashed badly and her hands too have been severed by the attacker, meanwhile the wife neck was slashed twice, killing both of them on the spot. There were 3 people who used to work at the shop of the businessman. Sources say police have apprehended 2 of them while the 3rd is not yet traced. Huge tension prevails in the locality and people are shocked after the incident. Police is investigating into the case. Husband…

Woman dead in Sikkim accident - 2 others injured

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Taxi car accident at Namli near 9th mile under Ranipul Police Station along NH10 , 3 seriously injured taken to hospital.
Taxi Alto Car 800 was moving from Singtam towards Gangtok. The car fell nearly 100 feet down near Smileland main gate close to 9th Mile along NH10.
There were two ladies in the vehicle along with the driver. One lady succumbed to her injuries on the way to hospital whereas the other lady and driver injured, have been admitted in hospital.
Taxi No SK 01 T 5027.

(Pic used for representational purposes only)

How To Make Dim Posto At Your Home !

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Posto or poppy seed is a favorite cooking ingredient in the Bengali cuisine. It is commonly believed that the Bengalis residing on the west side of Bhagirathi river, known as Ghoti Bengalis, are more fond of Posto than for those residing on the east side of it, called the Bangal Bengalis. So much so that Ghoti folks are called ‘posto pagol’, meaning that they are crazy for foods with posto. We, a bangal clan, must admit that we like the posto infused foods just as much. And here are the ingredients needed for our recipe of dim-posto or egg curry with poppy seed: Ingredients:
• 3 – 4 tbsp. Poppy Seeds (I used 3) soaked in ½ cup hot water. (Microwave 30 seconds and let it soak)
• 4 Eggs
• 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
• 1 – 1 ¼ tsp. Salt (I don’t remember how much I used) ½ t for marinate and ½ in the curry
• 3- 5 Green Chilies I used 5)
• 4 tbsp. Mustard Oil (any oil can be used but mustard oil is recommended )
• 1 Dry Red Chili
• 3-5 Cardamoms (I used 4)
• 3- 5 Cloves (I used 4)
• 1-1 ½ “Ci…

Indigo Airlines offers fares for Rs 1111 only as it completes 11 years - Sale period 2nd to 6th August

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No frills airline, IndiGo on Tuesday announced special fares to commemorate its 11th anniversary in India. The sale will last five days and will include all-inclusive fares starting at Rs 1111. The sale period would begin on August 2 and last till August 6 for travel period between August 21, 2017 till March 24, 2018. “To celebrate its eleven successful years in the domestic skies, IndiGo is going all out to thank its customers who have made this journey possible. India’s favourite airline is offering passengers a five-Day Special Sale starting at Rs1111 effective August 02, 2017 till August 06, 2017 across 45 domestic and international destinations,” a statement from the company read.

The offer will be available on first-come-first-serve basis, the company said adding that tickets booked during the sale are non-refundable. IndiGo said passengers can avail of this offer of all-inclusive fares starting at Rs 1111 on few destinations only. Flights from Imphal to Guwahati; Agartala to …

BSF arrests a Bangladeshi cattle smuggler from the international border area of CoochBehar

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Troops of Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force apprehended one Bangladeshi cattle smuggler on July  31 from the International Border under Cooch Behar district of West Bengal . On the intervening night of  July 31 and August 1, the alerted troops of BOP Baragariya of 140 Bn BSF deployed in Cooch Behar district were keeping surveillance and domination over border area. They observed suspicious movement of one miscreant along IB who had cross it illegally. He tried to escape towards Bangladesh but was apprehended by the troops. He has been identified as Bangladeshi cattle smuggler named Rabiul Islam (30 Yrs), resident of Dhabolgur Uttar Para village, under Patgram Police Station, of Lalmonirhat (Bangladesh). He further revealed that he had crossed the IB with intention to finalize deal for cattle smuggling and also divulge about his Indian associates. One mobile phone with dual SIM, Vodofone (Indian) and Grameephoe (Bangladesh),  one long wire cutter, were recovered from his poss…

200 Bombs Flatten House in Birbhum

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A single story building with asbestos roof was blown up when about 200 crude bombs stockpiled by an alleged criminal inside the structure went off accidentally in a Birbhum village this morning. No one was in the house when the explosion occurred at Demutita in Lokpur, about 50km from Santiniketan. The additional superintendent of police, Jobi Thomas K, said: "The blast occurred accidentally. We have started an investigation." Residents of Demutita said the house was being used by a former Trinamul worker, Sheikh Samirchand, to manufacture and store crude bombs for the past two years. Birbhum police have been carrying out raids to recover stocks of bombs following an instruction from chief minister Mamata Banerjee in May. The villagers said they had heard an explosion around 9.30am today when most of them were working in paddy fields. When they rushed to the spot, they found that the one storey house belonging to Samirchand was reduced to rubble. "Samirchand built this…

Bengal: House ripped apart in Birbhum bomb blast

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A house was completely destroyed when a bomb blast took place at Lokpur village under Khoyrasole police station in West Bengal's Birbhum today morning at 9.30am. No casualties as no one was there. Locals alleged that Sheikh Samir Chand and his aide Piyar Molla used to make bombs here. But they never stayed here. They live in another house in the village. After the blast they have vanished from the village said his neighbours. Police and bomb squad reached the site after the blast and have taken samples. Pic: Site where bomb blast occurred.