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

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In yet another swift humanitarian operation, Indian Army rescued over 150 stranded tourists amidst heavy snowfall in North Sikkim, saving precious lives in sub-zero temperatures. Unprecedented snowfall in a span of two hours cut off the popular tourist destinations in Lachung Valley, rendering the tourists helpless. The troops of Trishakti Corps immediately launched Quick Reaction Teams including medical staff to locate the tourists in stranded vehicles, provide medical care and bring them to the nearest army camps. In just four hours, the army soldiers risking their lives reached out to all stranded persons bringing a sigh of relief on their distraught faces. One lady with the fractured hand was given immediate medical care amongst many others who complained of dizziness, breathlessness and other high altitude related symptoms. All rescued tourists are being provided, food, shelter and medical care at the army camps keeping in view the unabated snowfall and temperatures dipping down…

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

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

BHARAT BANDH: Siliguri Shut - Less Vehicles on the Road

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The impact of All India strike called by over 10 national trade union has seen visible impact in Siliguri. Majority of the shops are shut, and there are less number of vehicles plying on the road. If you are travelling to Siliguri or the plains, please be careful. Malls are reported to be open.