BJP alleges patients harassed due to lack of infrastructure

BJP on Wednesday alleged that patients coming to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital for treatment of encephalitis were harassed in the absence of infrastructure at the institution.

60 die due to encephalitis, situation alarming

A total 60 people have died of encephalitis in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here and the situation in the seven north Bengal districts was `alarming`, West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan Satpathy said on Monday.

Sikkim`s NH31-A lifeline closed for repairs

With a landslide badly disrupting traffic, National Highway 31-A connecting Gangtok with Siliguri in West Bengal and considered Sikkim`s "lifeline" will be closed for a day from Wednesday for repairs.

Finally Jayaraman gets posting, 54 IPS officers transferred

Former Siliguri Police Commissioner K Jayaraman was appointed as the Deputy Inspector General (Modernisation and Coordination), six months after was sent on compulsory waiting, as 54 IPS officials were on Friday transferred in a major reshuffle in West Bengal.

Border road network with Bhutan-Nepal to improve: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the state will improve the road network with Nepal and Bhutan.

GJM leader among three held in Darjeeling

Three Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists, including central committee member Bimal Dorjee, were arrested from West Bengal`s Darjeeling district in pursuance of pending warrants against them, police said Friday.

Top KLO militants arrested in Siliguri

Two top militants of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation were arrested by the West Bengal police on NH 31 on Sunday.

Large arms, contraband haul from truck in Siliguri

Nine persons were arrested after a large haul of arms, including one AK 47 rifle, four nine mm pistols, around 100 rounds of ammunition, were recovered from a truck bearing a fake registration number of a paramilitary force at Phulbari in Siliguri today.

Police commissioner removed to stop truth from coming out: LF

The opposition Left Front today alleged that the Siliguri Police Commissioner K Jayaraman was removed to put a lid on a scam and said that the state has never witnessed such huge controversies since Independence under any other chief minister.

Bengal government transfers top cop for arresting Malda DM

The West Bengal government on Sunday transferred a top cop who had arrested the District Magistrate of Malda on charges of misappropriation of funds.

Malda DM arrested for misappropriation of funds

District magistrate of Malda was arrested in Siliguri on charges of misappropriation of funds during his last tenure as the CEO of Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA), police said.

Mamata Banerjee hopeful about Darjeeling`s future

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that she was hopeful about the future of Darjeeling, where peace has returned after a series of bandhs crippled normal life in the recent past.

Earthquake strikes Sikkim, tremors felt in Darjeeling, Siliguri

An earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude struck Sikkim at 11.43 am, triggering closure of schools and colleges in the state.

One more dengue death in Siliguri, toll now three

One more person died of dengue while over 300 confirmed patients have been admitted to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) here.

Man in Siliguri arrested for teen`s rape, attempted murder

A man in his forties was arrested Saturday for allegedly trying to murder a teenage girl after kidnapping and raping her for nearly two months in West Bengal`s Darjeeling district, an official said.

Ration shops licences will be cancelled if not opened: Deb

North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb on Saturday said if the owners of the ration shops in Darjeeling hills don`t open their shops within next 72-hours, then their licences will be cancelled.

Man held for supplying documents of Army installations to ISI

A man has been arrested for allegedly supplying documents and photographs of Army installations at Sukna to Delhi-based operatives of ISI.

GNLF supremo Subash Ghising shifts to Siliguri

In a bid to build his base in Darjeeling Hills once again, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subash Ghising has shifted from Jalpaiguri to Siliguri.

Siliguri police commissioner removed

K Jayaraman, DIG anti-corruption branch, has been appointed the new Siliguri Police Commissioner, sources said.

SFI leader chained to bed in govt hospital in Siliguri

Stoking controversy, a SFI student leader in judicial custody has been chained to his bed at a state-run hospital with the police saying that the jail authorities be asked about it.