Two fresh Encephalitis-related deaths were reported from north Bengal districts in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the state to 210 since January, an official of the state health department said here today.
West Bengal Police have arrested three European nationals for possessing 22 satellite phones and not declaring them before the authorities. According to police, the arrested persons are Larf Wadchi from Germany, Beneot Mari from Belgium and Dean Matson from England. Police had detained a 84-member international team in Jalpaiguri District after being alerted by an army team when radar detected the use of satellite phones on February 8.
A central committee member of Kamtapur Peoples Party (KPP), which is spearheading demand for a separate Kamtapur state, has been arrested from Cooch Behar in connection with the bicycle bomb blast here that claimed six lives.