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17-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Gang-Raped By Father, Brother, Uncles For Eloping With Lover In UP

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A 17-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by her father, brother and two uncles on Tuesday in Dhandheda village of Muzaffarnagar for eloping with her lover. The accused were arrested after the minor filed a complaint against them. The girl's mother and sister-in-law, however, refused the allegation dubbing it baseless.  The police filed the case under section 376 D(gang rape) of IPC and is investigating the matter. According to a TOI report, the family first filed a complaint in August after which during the proceedings, the girl had declared that she had left with the man on her own, following which the court had let the man off.  In October, she eloped again and a fresh case was filed. On November 2, the girl approached Allahabad High Court and said that she was gang-raped by her family members at a private nursing home here and was forced to miscarry the baby she was pregnant with.  On November 18, the high court ordered police to file an FIR under serious sections of the IPC…

Govt to honour Dooars man from Banarhat who fought paralysis to help other disabled people

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šŸ‘‰ In 2005, an accident paralyzed all the limbs of Sonar Basam
šŸ‘‰ He now runs a computer training institute for the disabled people
šŸ‘‰ The state government will honour him with the pride of the state government award

Basam Sonar has become a source of inspiration to the people of West Bengal's Jalpaiguri.
In 2005, an injury while competing in a high jump competition paralyzed all of Basam's limbs. Despite the limitation, he has managed to start a computer training centre to help other people with disabilities, helped people with limited abilities to get government certificates and facilities, and also rehabilitated many disabled people.
A resident of Lakshmipara tea garden of Banarhat, Sonar was employed as a marketing manager before the tragic accident. Post his injury, his life changed dramatically. The injury not only paralyzed him physically, but it left an indelible mark on his psyche as well. The excruciating pain drove him to the point of suicide.
A ray of hope emerged…

Leopard chasing an elephant calf gets killed by herd at Bedguri Tea Estate, Malbazar in Dooars

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SILIGURI: A leopard, apparently being chased by an elephant herd, was trampled to death by a male tusker leading the herd on Sunday morning at Malbazar, Dooars (Jalpaiguri). Sources said the herd, including a calf, was crossing Betguri tea garden on Sunday morning when the leopard started chasing them to catch the baby jumbo. Initially the herd didn't notice the predator that was following them hiding in the bushes. The male tusker, however, noticed it and gave the leopard a chase. The latter retreated and climbed atop a tree. The angry tusker charged forward and hit the tree, which got uprooted. In a bid to save its life, the leopard tried to jump off and run towards the tea bushes. But the tusker swiftly wrapped the leopard with its trunk and dragged it. Though the leopard struggled to free itself, it failed as the tusker raised the leopard high in the air and smashed it on the ground. It further chrushed the leopard to death before leaving the spot. Forest officials, however, …

15yrs Chalsa Boy from Dooars Launches Agriculture App for Farmers and India's 1st Social Search Engine

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Acting beyond his years, Abhik Saha is a living proof to the saying — age is nothing but a number. A full-fledged entrepreneur at 15, his actions still remain grounded while his initiative helps feed the hungry. Not treading the route of excuses or procrastination and not giving up in tough times, makes 15-year-old Abhik stand apart from his peers. Hailing from Chalsa, Dooars, a nondescript small town in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, he was an average student at Don Bosco English Medium School, Oodlabari, until 2011, when he got his hands on his first computer that changed his life completely. Fighting the popular belief that one can achieve something great only if one belongs to the metropolis, Abhik began his journey of developing apps and creating his own search engine, all from his room in a small town. An early love for technology Son of a school teacher, Shefali Saha, and Alok Saha, a plywood trader, Abhik is a tech wizard who became interested in programming when he wa…

Elephant Tramples Man at Gorumara in Lataguri

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A middle-aged man was trampled to death by a elephant at Gorumara National Park near Lataguri in Dooars on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Siddique Hussain, who was employed as a private security guard at the Jalpaiguri Central Co-operative Bank. Eyewitnesses said that Hussain, along with other staff of the bank, was going from Malbazar to Jalpaiguri on official purpose. As they were passing through Gorumara National Park stretch of National Highway 31, they came across a elephant. Out of hyper bravery, Hussain got down from the car to take a photograph of the tusker. Seeing him, the elephant walked towards him. Despite this, instead of moving to a safer distance,. It was then that the elephant caught him with its trunk and then trampled under its feet. The elephant was so angry that it then dragged the dead body to the middle of the road using its legs. All this happened as several vehicles stranded on either side of the highway watched helplessly. Siliguri

Siliguri Building Tax Collection Drive

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Siliguri: Mayor Asok Bhattacharya said on Wednesday that the Siliguri Municipal Corporation would carry out a special drive to extract taxes from buildings which had defaulted on payments for years. Bhattacharya said the SMC would recruit building inspectors and assistants for the drive which would be taken up in five boroughs. He said building owners who had not paid taxes had been identified and the SMC had started serving them notices. "We will try to generate more revenue by using our own sources. We will assess all those buildings, owners of which have not cleared taxes. There are around 60 such buildings which defaulted on tax payment for many years. Our building department has served notices on them and we are waiting for their response. If they fail to clear the dues in three months, we will acquire the properties," said Bhattacharya. In total, there are around 10,000 buildings which are found to have anomalies with regard to municipal taxes. Sources said some build…

Road over bridge to be constructed by PWD at Siliguri's Burdwan Road to ease traffic

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The Bengal public works department will build a road over bridge (ROB) above railway tracks in Siliguri's Burdwan Road which will be upgraded to a four-lane road. "We will upgrade Burdwan Road to a four-lane road which will connect Asian Highway II. The work on the four-lane road has already started and it will ease traffic congestion in Siliguri. As part of the four-lane project, we will build a road over bridge between Jhankar More and Airview More. There will also be service roads on either side of the four-lane road," said Indever Pandey, the principal secretary of the PWD. He was speaking at the administrative review meeting convened by chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Uttarkanya here on Wednesday. "As of now, there is an ROB at the location, but once Burdwan Road turns into a four-lane road, there is a chance of traffic congestion. That is why the new ROB has been planned," said a source. Siliguri has four ROBs as of now. Pandey said the PWD had envisag…

Gang poses as sellers, cheats Flipkart of Rs 17 lakh - Leads bring the eCommerce giant to Siliguri

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Exploiting Flipkart's Seller Protection Fund (SPF), a gang posed as online sellers and cheated the Bengaluru-based e-commerce major to the tune of Rs 17 lakh. Flipkart filed a complaint with Koramangala police on Wednesday and named nine persons as suspects who are yet to be traced.
According to police sources, the fraud was orchestrated from early 2017 with the suspects registering themselves as sellers trading online in various products, including electronic items. They studied the SPF scheme which guarantees an automatic refund to the seller if the sold product goes missing or is damaged in transit in case of a return from the customer and plotted to take the company for a ride.
The complaint states that the gang, possibly operating out of West Bengal, had registered as different sellers and started shipping products to the customers via Flipkart's logistic services. Every time, the customers returned the product stating defects or wrong shipment, the sellers informed
Flip…

Banarhat Demands Fly Over

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JUST IN : Ambulance, vehicles carrying school kids, Bhutan number vehicles and many stuck at Banarhat rail gate in Dooars since 30 minutes. This is a everyday routine. Gates are closed down to let passenger and goods train to pass by. Several schools and hospital located here. Plus this route also connects Samtse Bhutan with various parts of Dooars, Siliguri and Hills.Another way is there to cross the stretch, but that again will take 30/40 minutes via main highway through Moraghat if traffic is less.