Child dies of Japanese Encephalitis in WB

A child, suffering from Japanese Encephalitis, died today at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, taking the death toll from the dreaded disease to 24 in North Bengal since January.

Darjeeling landslides: Rescue operations nearing end

Rescue operations in landslide-hit Darjeeling hills in West Bengal may be over in another two-three days, an official said here on Tuesday.

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.

Landslide snaps Siliguri-Gangtok road, vehicles stranded

Landslides near Rambhi, in the outskirts of Siliguri on way to the hills, have disrupted the road traffic between Gangtok and the North Bengal hub.

Centre to seek report on tea workers' condition: Nirmala

The Centre will seek a report from the West Bengal Labour Department on the actual condition of the workers of the tea gardens in the state, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday.

Massive fire in Jalpaiguri leaves 150 shops gutted

A massive fire broke out in the Deen Bazaar area of Jalpaiguri on Thursday, leaving around 150 shops gutted.

Mamata Banerjee flags off 30 trucks carrying relief material for Nepal
Mamata Banerjee flags off 30 trucks carrying relief material for Nepal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday flagged off 30 trucks carrying relief material for quake-hit Nepal.

West Bengal minister slams Centre for ignoring consumer protection

Slamming the Centre for ignoring consumer rights' protection, West Bengal Consumer Affairs Minister Sadhan Pande on Tuesday said it needs to allocate more funds to the states.

Bengal quake toll rises to four

The toll in West Bengal in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal rose to four on Sunday with a woman dying from her injuries in a state-run hospital.

Earthquake kills two, injures 20 in Bengal

 Two people, including a woman, were killed and at least 20 injured across north Bengal on Saturday following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake with its epicenter in Nepal, rocked many parts of north and east India.

Campaign ends for Bengal municipal polls

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The campaign drums fell silent on Thursday in 91 civic bodies of West Bengal that are slated to go to the hustings on Saturday, as opposition parties and the civil society hit the streets against recent electoral malpractices and poll-related violence in the state.

Mamata govt has done nothing for development of Bengal: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary and West Bengal in-charge, Siddharth Nath Singh, on Sunday rubbished the Trinamool Congress` claims of being a `winning party`, saying the ruling party in the state had done nothing for development of the people.

BSF launches countrywide tele-medicine network for troops

The country's largest border guarding force BSF has launched an ambitious satellite-based tele-medicine programme to address medical and health-related problems of its troops deployed in far-flung frontier areas and difficult regions in the hinterland.

Leopard injures five after straying out of jungle

A leopard, after straying out of a jungle, injured five persons at Bandhunagar village before it was caught by forest guards on Monday.

Tourist killed as toy train derails in Darjeeling

A woman tourist from Kolkata was on Monday killed and several others were injured when the Jungle Safari special toy train derailed in Darjeeling district, police said.

Borders sealed for Republic Day in northern West Bengal

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across northern West Bengal including sealing the international borders with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh ahead of Republic Day.

Three killed, 25 injured in Bengal bus accident

 A mad race between two buses trying to overtake each other Sunday led to the death of three people, and left 25 others injured in northern West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district, police said.

Two die in Silgiuri hotel fire

Two people, including a woman, died when a fire broke out at a hotel in this northern West Bengal town early Wednesday, police said.

Siliguri hotel fire leaves two dead

Two people were killed and a further three injured after a hotel caught fire here on Tuesday night.