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Four killed in Bengal floods

At least four people have died and over 60,000 affected by floods in Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts in northern West Bengal, state Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said on Tuesday.

Monsoon finally arrives in north India, drought-hit parts of India

Light to heavy rains occured in parts of the country on Monday bringing some relief for people from heat even as 13 people, including nine minors, were killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh.

Watch: Brazen Trinamool leader threatens voters, says will take back BPL, disability benefits

Watch: Brazen Trinamool leader threatens voters, says will take back BPL, disability benefits

A brazen Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abdul Mannan has threatened the electorate in West Bengal's Birbhum district, saying his party and he won't tolerate people not voting for them in the ongoing assembly elections.

Election Commission to review poll preparedness in West Bengal today

Election Commission to review poll preparedness in West Bengal today

Ahead of the second phase of polling in West Bengal, a full bench of the Election Commission will come to the city on Thursday.

Leopard rescued from poachers' trap in West Bengal

An adult male leopard which fell into a trap laid by poachers was rescued by forest officials in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district today.

Man arrested in Bengal after Facebook rant against politician

A man in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri has landed up behind bars after his rant against a local political leader on Facebook went viral.

Watch: Narrow escape for bikers in elephant attack in West Bengal

It was a narrow escape for two bikers who were attacked by an elephant in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after they tried to sneak past it on their motorcyle.

NHRC notice over Indians in Bangladesh denied basic amenities

The NHRC has issued notice to the home and external affairs ministries as well as the West Bengal and Assam governments asking them to inquire into a complaint that Indians residing in Bangladesh were being denied basic amenities.

Elephant tramples man to death in WB

An elephant today trampled a man to death in Khuttimari forest near Dhupguri town here, officials said.

Leopard caught in Bengal tea garden

A leopard, which was reported by locals to have lifted cattle, was captured in a tea-garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district and later released into the wild by the forest department, an official said on Saturday.

Floods render thousands homeless in West Bengal

Thousands were left homeless due to floods resulting from heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri city.

Darjeeling landslide: Army deployed in rescue work

The Indian Army has deployed two medical and engineers task forces to carry out relief and rescue work in the landslide-hit Darjeeling hills of West Bengal where at least 30 people were killed and another dozen were reported missing, an official said on Thursday.

Darjeeling landslide due to poor roads: Expert

Ill-planned roads and neglect of indigenous erosion-control measures in hilly areas like in Darjeeling in West Bengal cause landslides in India, an expert said on Thursday.

Water receding from areas in Jalpaiguri district

Water level on Thursday started receding from areas in Jalpaiguri district which was inundated due to sudden rise in water level in all major rivers and release of excess water of Teesta river after rains in upper reaches.

Rescue operations underway in Darjeeling; fresh landslide reported

Rescue operations were underway in three subdivisions of Darjeeling district where multiple landslides have claimed 38 lives besides washing away highways and damaging homes.

Police arrest six smugglers over $15mn snake venom haul

Six members of a suspected international smuggling racket were arrested with an estimated US$15 million of snake venom hidden in school bags close to Bhutan border in eastern India, officials said Sunday.

Leopards caught in Hasimara air base

Two adult wild leopards were caught on successive nights at Hasimara Air Base in Jalpaiguri district, a forest department official said today.

Fertilizer company closed down

A private fertilizer company has been shutdown in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.

10 killed in West Bengal accidents

At least 10 people were killed and 38 others injured on Friday in two different road accidents in West Bengal`s Purulia and Jalpaiguri districts, police said.

Four die in bus-truck collision in West Bengal

Four persons died and 33 were injured when a tourist bus from Assam collided with a truck at Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district on Friday.