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CWG scam: CBI raids 20 locations

May 2, 2012 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday registered a case as part of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam and raided 20 places in the national capital region, Uttar Pradesh and Kolkata and Siliguri in West Bengal, a CBI official said.

CWG scam: CBI raids 20 locations

May 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday raided 20 locations in Delhi, the national capital region (NCR), Kolkata and Siliguri in connection with another Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, an official said.

CWG scam: CBI conducts raids on 20 locations

May 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a fresh case in connection of passing tender for laying synthetic tracks in five stadia

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CWG scam: CBI raids 20 locations

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a fresh case registered in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday raided 20 locations in Delhi, the national capital region, Kolkata and Siliguri, an official said.

Crops damaged by Siliguri hailstorm

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), April 29 (ANI): Farmers in West Bengal's Siliguri District have reportedly incurred heavy crop-related losses in wake of a sudden hailstorm on Saturday.

TT: Soumyajit, Ankita book London berth, heartbreak for Sharath

April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh and Ankita Das, booked their London Olympics berths Sunday in the Asian Olympic Qualification Table Tennis Tournament in Hong Kong, but it was heartbreak for top paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal.

United Sikkim FC qualify for I-League

April 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Gangtok, April 17 (IANS) United Sikkim Football Club (USFC) played a 1-1 draw Tuesday against Kolkata's Mohammedan Sporting to qualify for next edition's I-League.

West Bengal tea traders welcome India-Pak agreement on tea export

April 14, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Siliguri, Apr 14 (ANI): Tea traders in West Bengal have welcomed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Pakistan, under which about 50 million kilograms of tea would be exported to the neighbouring country in the next three years.

'Assam losing revenue as Bodo tea growers sell to Bengal'

March 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Guwahati, March 25 (IANS) Small tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam are forced to sell their green leaves to markets in neighbouring West Bengal as there are hardly any leaf factories in the area, a tea growers association leader said, adding the state government was losing precious revenue.

Gorkhaland members meet Mamata Banerjee to discuss issue of autonomy

March 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Kolkata, Mar 24 (ANI): Designated members of the High-Power Committee of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) on Saturday called on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss the issue of the region's autonomy.

Revenue loss for Assam as Bodo area tea goes to Bengal

March 24, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Guwahati, March 24 (IANS) The Assam government has been losing a huge sum of revenue as tea growers in the four Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, are forced to sell their produce in West Bengal due to lack of proper market in the area.

Two Manipuri militants arrested from Siliguri by NIA

March 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), March 23 (IANS) Two members of Manipur's banned Kangleipak Communist Party of Manipur were arrested Friday from near the Indo-Nepal border here in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said.

Courageous Class 12 girl helps bust sex racket

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Darjeeling, March 23 (IANS) The bravery of a class 12 school girl resulted in the busting of a sex racket and the arrest of four people, including a married couple, here. A Rs.5,000 award was announced for the student whose efforts also resulted in a woman being saved from trafficking.

Stalemate over Gorkhaland continues to persist

March 17, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Jalpaiguri, Mar 17 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in West Bengal has rued at the impasse over the inclusion of their areas in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Bill.

Stalemate over Gorkhaland continues to persist

March 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Jalpaiguri, Mar 17 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in West Bengal has rued at the impasse over the inclusion of their areas in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Bill.

Siliguri tea traders set high hopes from general budget

March 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Siliguri, Mar 12 (ANI): Traders in West Bengal's Siliguri District hope that the government will introduce measures to safeguard their interests and provide impetus to tea exports when budget proposals for fiscal 2012-13 are announced.

Scanty rainfall likely to hit West Bengal's tea production

March 4, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Siliguri, Mar 4 (ANI): Tea producers in West Bengal's Silguri District have warned of low production output owing to erratic weather conditions coupled with low productivity.

Scanty rainfall likely to hit West Bengal's tea production

March 4, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Siliguri, Mar 4 (ANI): Tea producers in West Bengal's Silguri District have warned of low production output owing to erratic weather conditions coupled with low productivity.

Bengal enclave villagers urge Delhi and Dhaka to expedite exchange treaty

February 29, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Siliguri, Feb 29 (ANI): People residing in enclave villages in West Bengal, alongside the Indo-Bangladesh border, have urged the governments of India and Bangladesh to expedite the exchange treaty, signed between the two nations last year.

Bengal enclave villagers urge Delhi and Dhaka to expedite exchange treaty

February 29, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Siliguri, Feb 29 (ANI): People residing in enclave villages in West Bengal, alongside the Indo-Bangladesh border, have urged the governments of India and Bangladesh to expedite the exchange treaty, signed between the two nations last year.

Mamata Banerjee meets Gorkha leaders to take stock of development work

February 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Siliguri, Feb 12 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders here on Saturday to take stock of the development work in northern areas of the state.

Government is committed to carve out separate Gorkha state: M.K Narayanan

February 6, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Siliguri, Feb 6 (ANI): West Bengal Governor M.K Narayanan on Monday said that the Government is committed to carve out a separate Gorkha state.

India's import-export business with Bangladesh paving way for stronger economic ties

February 4, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Siliguri, Feb 4 (ANI): India's import and export business with Bangladesh is flourishing due to the favourable and strategic geographical location of both the countries, strengthening the process, economic ties between the two countries.

Farmers facing acute water shortage in Siliguri

January 13, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Siliguri, Jan 13 (ANI): Acute water shortage in West Bengal's Siliguri District has adversely affected the crops grown in the winter season.

Siliguri holds handicraft fair

January 3, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Siliguri, Jan 3 (ANI): More than 700 artisans from across all the districts of West Bengal participated in the handicraft fair displaying vast variety of their traditional work.

Demand for Gorkhaland would never be dropped: Roshan Giri

December 30, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Siliguri, Dec 30 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) General Secretary Roshan Giri has said that his outfit would never drop the issue of separate state of Gorkhaland from their agenda.

World's largest tea park opens in Siliguri

December 9, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Siliguri, Dec 9 (ANI): Covering an area of approximately 60 acres, the world's largest tea park was inaugurated by state authorities in West Bengal's Siliguri District recently.

Mamata promises to develop IT sector for overall development in West Bengal

December 9, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Kolkata, Dec 9 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that her government would take all possible steps to develop the Information and Technology (IT) sector in the state with an aim to increase employment opportunities and ensure that overall development takes place.

Motor sports enthusiasts participate in Siliguri car rally

November 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov.10 (ANI): The 'Eastern Mountain Safari' a car rally began in Siliguri, West Bengal, on Thursday.

W. Bengal tribal outfit distances itself from separate Gorkhaland state demand

November 1, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Siliguri, Nov 1 (ANI): The Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad (ABAVP), a non-political tribal outfit in West Bengal, which joined hands earlier with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), has now distanced itself from the separate state demand.

School children hold anti firecracker campaign in Siliguri

October 22, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Siliguri, Oct 22 (ANI): More than 100 schoolchildren participated in an anti cracker campaign to spread awareness against the use of firecrackers before the festival of Diwali in the city.

Chinese electric lights in huge demand

October 21, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Siliguri, Oct 21 (ANI): Business of Chinese electric lights is booming in West Bengal ahead Diwali, the festival of lights.

Mamata Banerjee visits quake-hit Sikkim

September 20, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Siliguri/Gangtok, Sep 20 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Sikkim on Tuesday after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted the region.

Siliguri fast becoming a medical hub for Nepalese patients.

September 2, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Sep.2 (ANI): Siliguri located near the India-Nepal border is fast becoming a medical hub for adjoining areas, especially for Nepalese patients.

Anna's supporters hold candle light processions across India

August 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Siliguri /Chennai, Aug 24 (ANI): Supporters of veteran social activist Anna Hazare held candle light processions in different parts of India to show their solidarity for him.

Security stepped up in West Bengal ahead of Independence Day

August 14, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Siliguri, Aug 14(ANI): Ahead of the 65th Independence Day celebrations, the security forces have been placed on high alert in West Bengal's Siliguri District.

Indo-Nepal trade flourishes with revision of trade treaties

August 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Panitanki (West Bengal), Aug 11 (ANI): Revision of two trade treaties between India and Nepal in 2009 provided impetus to the business between the two countries.

'West Bengal tea garden owners losing 20 crore rupees a day due to workers' strike'

July 31, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), July 31(ANI): Tea garden owners and exporters in West Bengal on Sunday said that the industry incurs losses worth 20 crore rupees every day due to halt in the dispatch of tea by tea workers union who have been demanding an increase in wages.

CPI-M not in favour of separate Gorkhaland: Karat

July 18, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Kolkata, July 18 (ANI): Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat has said his party does not favour the Darjeeling tripartite accord in West Bengal.

Gorkhaland row: Non-political outfit calls for shutdown in Dooars, Terai region

July 16, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Siliguri, July 16 (ANI): Adivasi Vikas Parishad, a non-political outfit, called for a 24-hour shutdown in Dooars and Terai region here on Saturday to oppose the proposed agreement between the West Bengal Government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to finalise the newly agreed interim set-up in the disputed Gorkhaland region.

Gorkhaland interim set up opposed, shutdown in Siliguri

July 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), July 15 (ANI): The non-political outfits have called for a 12-hour shutdown here on Friday to oppose the proposed agreement between the West Bengal Government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to finalise the newly agreed interim set-up in the disputed Gorkhaland region.

Territorial status achieved for Gorkhaland now: Roshan Giri

July 10, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Bagdogra (West Bengal), July 10 (ANI): Gorkhaland Jana Mukti Morcha (GJMM) General Secretary Roshan Giri has said that territorial status has been identified and achieved for Gorkhaland presently.

World Anti-Tobacco Day observed in India

May 31, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Kolkata, May 31 (ANI): Anti-Tobacco Day was observed on Tuesday across the country.

We have lots of expectations from new West Bengal govt.: GJM chief

May 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Siliguri, May 29(ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) party chief Bimal Gurung on Sunday arrived in Kolkata to congratulate the new West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee that took office last week.

WB tea exporters incur huge loss due to Iceland volcanic eruption

May 26, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Siliguri, May 26 (ANI): Tea exporters in West Bengal's Siliguri District have incurred loss due to the eruption of Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano, as it has affected air traffic.

No significance of Mother's Day, say women labourers

May 8, 2011 at 4:36 PM

Siliguri, May 8 (ANI): Women stonecutters in Matigara block near West Bengal's Siliguri District on Sunday said an occasion like Mother's Day do not hold any significance in their lives, as they are unable to provide basic requirements of their children.They said the occasion holds no meaning for them, as they toil all day long and have never heard about it.

Second phase of West Bengal polls on Saturday

April 22, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Apr 22 (ANI): Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in West Bengal ahead of the second phase of the assembly polls beginning Saturday.

Second phase of West Bengal polls on Saturday

April 22, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Apr 22 (ANI): Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place in West Bengal ahead of the second phase of the assembly polls beginning Saturday.

Missing Army chopper found in Sikkim

April 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Gangtok, Apr 22 (ANI): The Advance Light Helicopter 'Dhruv' of Army Aviation Corps that went missing in Sikkim on Thursday was found in pieces today.

Security beefed up ahead of first phase of West Bengal assembly polls

April 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Apr 17(ANI): Security has been beefed up in West Bengal ahead of the first phase of the state assembly polls.

Gadkari predicts non-Congress government in Assam

April 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Siliguri, Apr 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has predicted that Assam, which went to the elections last week, will have a non-Congress government in which the BJP would play a crucial role.

Rahul Gandhi slams Communist 'misrule' in West Bengal

April 14, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Siliguri, Apr 14 (ANI): Slamming the 34-year-old "misrule" of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM)-led Left Front government, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi today asked the people of West Bengal to elect a government of "aam admi" that would bring development and prosperity to the state.

WB polls: Biman Bose charges TMC, Congress of dividing voters

April 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Siliguri, Apr 10 (ANI): Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Sunday charged the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress of trying to create division among the people in West Bengal.

Left front concerned 'evil power' taking over government in West Bengal

April 9, 2011 at 1:53 PM

Siliguri, Apr 9 (ANI): The West Bengal Left front committee chairman Biman Bose has expressed concern that some 'evil power' is making efforts to come to power and destroy the peace and tranquility the state.

Siliguri sex workers demand equal status ahead of polls

March 24, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Siliguri, (West Bengal), Mar.24 (ANI): Demanding equal status and respect in society, sex workers in Siliguri have urged regional political parties to address their concerns ahead of provincial polls.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha continues tea export ban

March 22, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Darjeeling, Mar.22 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), a regional outfit in West Bengal, has said it will continue its call for a ban on the export of Darjeeling Tea till the demand for a hike in the wages of tea garden workers is met.

W. Bengal tourism industry worries over loss of revenue

March 21, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Siliguri, Mar 21 (ANI): The tourism industry in West Bengal fears financial loss during the upcoming assembly elections, as most tourist vehicles have been booked by candidates for campaigning.

Siliguri forest officials undertake rhino census

March 12, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Mar. 12 (ANI): Forest officials in the Jaldapara Sanctuary in Siliguri, West Bengal, are currently involved in a rhinoceros census.

Governor M.K. Narayanan says economic situation of West Bengal unsatisfactory

March 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Siliguri, Mar 9 (ANI): Ahead of scheduled polls in West Bengal, State Governor M.K. Narayanan has said that the current economic situation in the region was not satisfactory and needed to be improved at the earliest.

Indo- Bhutan car rally attracts adventurers in Guwahati

March 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Guwahati, Mar.2 (ANI): Hundreds of adventure seekers participated in the fourth Indo-Bhutan car rally that was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between both countries in Guwahati today.

Business shuts down following Gorkha Strike in Siliguri

February 11, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Siliguri, Feb 11 (ANI): Local business was hit badly in Siliguri , West Bengal on Friday , following a shutdown call given by the Gorkha Janamukhti Morcha (GJM).

Indefinite strike brings Sikkim to a standstill

February 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Sikkim , Feb 10 (ANI) : An indefinite strike and shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukhti Morcha (GJM) has virtually brought Sikkim to a standstill.

CRPF deploys women battalion in Siliguri to stop GJM protest

February 6, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Siliguri, Feb 6 (ANI): Authorities deployed a battalion of women Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in West Bengal's Siliguri town to stop a protest rally held by activists of the regional Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists.

Mukherjee blames CPI-M for West Bengal violence

January 23, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan.23 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has blamed the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the violence and killings in West Bengal.

Brinda Karat lashes out at Central government over JPC issue

December 30, 2010 at 12:45 PM

Siliguri, Dec 30 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat has slammed the central government for not presenting a reasonable argument against constituting a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) over graft charges in the multi-million dollar 2G spectrum allocation scam.

West Bengal tribals call for 12-hour strike over development demands

December 29, 2010 at 9:25 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.29 (ANI): The Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad (ABAVP), an outfit working for the welfare of tribal community, called for a 12-hour strike in West Bengal's Siliguri District on Wednesday demanding development work for the upliftment of their community.

Four prisoners escape from Siliguri jail

December 26, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.26 (ANI): Four prisoners fled on Sunday from Correctional Home here in spite of heavy security. The prisoners escaped by climbing up a 12 feet wall surrounding the correctional home.

Theme based Christmas cakes herald social messages in Siliguri

December 23, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.23 (ANI): Prior to Christmas, unique theme based cakes have been prepared to spread awareness concerning a number of social causes in West Bengal's Siliguri District.

Nepali hairstylist organises fashion show in Siliguri

December 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Siliguri, Dec.19 (ANI): A budding hairstylist showcased her talent at a fashion show in West Bengal's Siliguri District over the weekend.

Siliguri environmentalists support ban on sale of tobacco in plastic sachets

December 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.10 (ANI): Environmentalists and anti-tobacco groups in West Bengal's Siliguri district supported the decision of supreme court to ban the sale of tobacco products packed in plastic.

Elephants wreak havoc in Siliguri's tea garden

December 4, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.4 (ANI): Over two-dozen wild elephants wrecked havoc in a tea garden in West Bengal's Siliguri district on Saturday.

Fake currency worth Rs four lakhs seized in West Bengal

November 24, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov 24 (ANI): West Bengal Police seized fake Indian currency worth Rs four lakhs near the Siliguri Junction Railway Station on Wednesday.

Wildlife activists protest elephant killings in Siliguri

November 23, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov.23 (ANI): Several voluntary environmental and wildlife organistaions staged a protest here on Tuesday, expressing their anguish over elephants killed by speeding trains in the forest areas.

Gorkha rally brings Siliguri to a standstill

November 21, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Siliguri, Nov.21 (ANI): A Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) rally disrupted normal life in Weat Bengal's Siliguri town.

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha for separate state to curb national identity crisis

November 18, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Siliguri, Nov.18 (ANI): Gorkha Janamukti Morcha convener Sankar Adhikari has said a separate Gorkhaland State would curb the national identity crisis and secure the future of the next generation.

Siliguri's budding designers showcase ethnic Indian outfits in fashion show

November 15, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov.15 (ANI): Budding designers from International and National institute of Fashion designing (INIFD) showcased ethnic Indian outfits in a fashion show here over the weekend.

Devotees worship Sun god on Chhath Puja day

November 13, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Allahabad/Patna, Nov.13 (ANI): Scores of devotees gathered at the riverbanks on Saturday morning to worship the Sun god on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

Babita Ganguly arrested in Madan Tamang murder case

November 2, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Darjeeling, Nov 2 (ANI): Babita Ganguly, one of the 30 accused in the Gorkha leader Madan Tamang murder case, was arrested here on Monday.

Centre's decision to confer 'National Heritage' status on elephants welcomed

October 29, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Oct.29 (ANI): Wildlife authorities in West Bengal hail the decision of Central Government to confer the 'National Heritage' status on elephants, as it would improve conservation efforts.

Siliguri sex workers organize fashion show

October 26, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Siliguri, Oct.26 (ANI): Sex workers organized a fashion show in West Bengal's Siliguri District.

Speeding train kills elephants in Jalpaiguri

September 23, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Jalpaiguri, Sep. 23 (ANI): Five elephants killed and two critically injured after a speeding goods train rammed a herd in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District.

Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in West Bengal promotes eco-tourism

September 17, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Sukna (West Bengal), Sep. 17 (ANI): The officials of the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in Sukna near West Bengal's Siliguri District have involved the local villagers in protecting the wildlife and the bio-diversity of the sanctuary.

Yechury dismisses need for cap fixed in Nuclear Liability Bill

August 29, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Aug 29 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has dismissed the need for cap fixed in the Nuclear Liability Bill.

GJM leader Nicole Tamang flees from CID custody

August 22, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Darjeeling, Aug 22 (ANI): Nicole Tamang, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader and the prime accused in killing of Madan Tamang, president of All India Gorkha League (AIGL), escaped from CID custody in Darjeeling's Pintail Village on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall triggers landslide, blocks traffic on NH 55

August 7, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Gayabari (West Bengal), Aug 7 (ANI): The traffic along the National Highway 55 was disrupted on Friday following a heavy rainfall that triggered landslide in the Darjeeling Hills valley region.

D.Y.F.I protests over unemployment and soaring prices

August 3, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Kolkata/Siliguri/Mumbai, Aug 3 (ANI): Scores of Democratic Youth Federation of India (D.Y.F.I) activists took to the streets here on Tuesday to protest unemployment and the soaring prices.

Teesta river poses threat to life, property and wildlife in Siliguri

August 1, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Siliguri, Aug 1 (ANI): The raging Teesta River is posing a major threat to life and property in West Bengal's Siliguri District.

Two died, several injured during students protest in Siliguri

July 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Siliguri, July 30 (ANI): Two persons died and several were injured during a scuffle between police personnel and students claiming rights over a playground in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Siliguri cycle rally promotes safe, healthy environment

July 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Siliguri, July 25 (ANI): A cycle rally was organized in Siliguri here on Sunday to spread awareness about the dangers of global warming and how driving cycles could reduce the threat.

Heavy rains, floods affect life in parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

July 24, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Faizabad (U.P.) / Siliguri (West Bengal), July 24 (ANI): Incessant rainfall and flood water have badly affected general life in different parts of the country.

Mig-27 crashes in West Bengal

July 24, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), July 24 (ANI): A Mig-27 fighter aircraft crashed in Mainaguri in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri District on Saturday morning.

Forest officials propose elephant census in Siliguri

July 11, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Silliguri, July 11 (ANI): Forest officials in West Bengal have proposed to carry out a survey to map the dwindling numbers of elephants in Siliguri.

Mass protests against fuel price hike

July 1, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Chennai (Tamil Nadu)/Siliguri (West Bengal), July 1 (ANI): Protestors belonging to various political parties protested against the Central Government on Thursday over the rising prices of petroleum products.

Tourists stranded by Gorkha agitation escorts from Darjeeling

June 21, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Darjeeling, June 21 (ANI): Security personnel escorted stranded tourists in Darjeeling after Gorkha group declared indefinite strike in the region.

Gorkha shutdown affects normal life in Darjeeling

June 19, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), June 19 (ANI): The indefinite shutdown forced by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to protest against alleged police atrocities against its workers affected normal life in parts of West Bengal on Saturday.

Political unrest compels students to take admission in Siliguri

June 11, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), June 11 (ANI): With the continued political disruptions in Darjeeling hills over demand for a separate Gorkhaland, the students here are moving to the nearby town of Siliguri for higher education.

West Bengal tea workers demand hike in wages

June 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), June 7 (ANI): The Coordination Committee of the Tea Workers Union observed a 24-hours strike in West Bengal's Siliguri District on Monday demanding hike in wages.

CPM, TDP to press for JPC to probe 'IPL-Gate'

April 25, 2010 at 11:11 AM

Siliguri / Hyderabad, Apr 25 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist), has reiterated its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe into alleged financial irregularities in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Siliguri women learn embroidery skills for self-employment

April 17, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Siliguri (West Bengal), Apr 17 (ANI): The Ministry of Textiles, Government of West Bengal, has started the programme to impart training to 30 skilled women of Putimari village of Siliguri.

GJMM, Janjagran Manch clashes in Siliguri

April 7, 2010 at 11:22 AM

Siliguri, Apr 7 (ANI): Violent clashes occurred between a pro-Gorkhaland group from the Dooars region and activists of the Janjagran Manch of Communist Party of India-Marxist here on Tuesday.

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