Siliguri (West Bengal), May 19 (IANS) Four suspected linkmen of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency were arrested in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Sunday, police said. One of the nabbed was a retired Indian defence employee.
Darjeeling, May 17 (IANS) The house where Swami Vivekananada's favourite disciple, Sister Nivedita breathed her last over a century ago, in this northern West Bengal hill district, has been handed over to the Ramakrishna Mission which plans to turn it into a centre of excellence for education and cultural studies. A tripartite agreement was signed between the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)-run new hill development agency Gorkha Territorial Administration, the state government and the Ramakrishna Mission Thursday in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who announced a grant of Rs.1 crore for the renovation of the building. The erstwhile Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council had taken possession of the heritage Roy Villa, about four km from Darjeeling town on Lebong Cart Road, in the 1990s
Darjeeling, May 5 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called an indefinite strike in the Darjeeling Hills of northern West Bengal demanding the removal of a cop and arrest of the rival GNLF activists for "attacking" its members. Activists from the GJM and the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) clashed Sunday during a public rally in Mirik in the district. Police had to resort to baton-charge to control the melee
Darjeeling, May 5 (IANS) The GJM Sunday called for an indefinite strike in the Darjeeling Hills of northern West Bengal, demanding the removal of a police official and arrest of the rival GNLF activists for "attacking" its members. "We have informed the government, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and the police top brass that unless and until the officer is suspended and the GNLF miscreants are arrested, there will be an indefinite strike in the hills," said Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri. Activists from the GJM and the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) clashed eaerlier Sunday during a public rally in Mirik in the district
Jalgaon (Maharashtra), May 1 (IANS) Nikhil Khadse, the son of Maharashtra's BJP Opposition Leader Eknath Khadse, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Muktainagar, Jalgaon, Wednesday afternoon, a party official said.
Jalgaon (Maharashtra), May 1 (IANS) Nikhil Khadse, the son of Maharashtra's opposition Leader Eknath Khadse of the BJP, shot himself at his home in Muktainagar in Jalgaon Wednesday afternoon, a party official said. He has sustained bullet injuries in the head and his condition is reported to be critical.
Midnapore (West Bengal), May 1 (IANS) Four members of a family were burnt to death in a fire that engulfed their house at Keshpur in West Midnapore district, police said Wednesday. The victims and seven other members of the family, who received severe burn injuries, were asleep when their thatched house caught fire in the wee hours of Wednesday. According to police, the condition of three of the seven injured is critical
Kolkaata, April 29 (IANS) Police Monday quizzed Trinamool Congres MP Kunal Ghosh in connection with the Saradha Group chit fund scam that has rocked West Bengal. Bidhannagar Deputy Commissioner of Police Arnab Ghosh called in Kunal Ghosh, who was the CEO of Saradha Media controlling at least ten television news channels and newspapers run by the group. Ghosh has claimed that he resigned before the media arm was shut down completely
Siliguri, April 28 (IANS) A stuntman who held the Guinness World Record for covering the longest distance on a zip wire hanging by a tuft of his hair met a tragic end in West Bengal Sunday while trying to cross the Teesta river, police said. Home Guard Sailendra Nath Roy, 49, had tied a tuft of his hair to a 600-foot long zip wire about 70 feet above the river's water level in an attempt to create a new world record in Siliguri in Darjeeling district. After completing about 40 percent of the crossing, which started from a point close to the Sevak Coronation Bridge, he got stuck to the wire and was unable to move.
Kolkata. April 24 (IANS) The cyber world was abuzz with tweets as virtual wishes poured in from fellow cricketers via the popular social networking site, for master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as he turned 40 Wednesday. Addressing Tendulkar as "little master", Australian pacer Brett Lee wished him a "big birthday'".
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