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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.