JUST IN: Higher Altitude Sikkim shivers as snow fall continues

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Gangtok, Jan 26 (PTI) Chilly weather conditions prevailed today in most parts of Sikkim with snow fall continuing in higher altitude areas, met department officials said. Areas such as Nathula and Changu in East district, and Lachen and Lachung in North district received snowfall for the third consecutive day as a result icy winds were blowing across Sikkim. Read More

Sikkim organic produces to reach market in goverment vehicles

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Gangtok, Jan 24 (PTI) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling said the state government would provide a vehicle in each Assembly constituency for bringing fresh organic produces to the market. The state government's decision is apparently aimed at mitigating shortage of vegetables and fruits in the market in future, as supply of non-organic produces from outside Sikkim will be banned from April 1, 2018. Read More

GJM activist Dawa Sherpa held for allegedly attacking cops during last year’s agitation

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Kolkata, Jan 24 (PTI) The West Bengal CID today arrested a GJM activist for his alleged involvement in an attack on the police during a procession with the body of a youth killed allegedly in police firing in Darjeeling last year, an official said. Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activist Dawa Sherpa was arrested from Bagdogra airport area, a senior CID officer told PTI tonight. "We had information that he was coming... Read More

JUST IN: Snowfall in high altitude areas of Sikkim

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Gangtok, Jan 25 (PTI) High altitude areas in Sikkim has received snowfall, a Meteorological Department bulletin said today. The high altitude areas like Nathula, Changu in East District and Lachung and Lachen in North District received snow yesterday as a result chilly weather condition prevails in most part of the Himalayan state, it said. Read More

JUST IN: Sikkim Governor pays homage to freedom fighters

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Gangtok, Jan 26 (PTI) Sikkim Governor N. Sriniwas Patil today unfurled the tricolor at Paljor stadium here on the occasion of the country's 69th Republic Day celebrations and paid homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for India's freedom. The Republic Day is an occasion when we remember and pay homage to the great sons and daughters of the country, the governor said. Read More

India marks 69th R-Day with grand parade; ASEAN leaders attend as chief guests

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New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Marching contingents, strategic defence weaponry and colourful tableaux were on display as India celebrated its 69th Republic Day with a grand parade watched by thousands of people along with ten ASEAN leaders who attended the event as chief guests, in a historic first. Signifying India's fast growing strategic ties with ASEAN, leaders of all the 10 countries of the powerful bloc attended the parade at... Read More

ABVP member hacked to death by unidentified gang

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Kannur (Ker), Jan 19 (PTI) A member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad was today hacked to death by a three-member gang in the district, the police said. Shyam Prasad, an ITI student, was going to his house at Koothuparamba on his motorcycle when the unidentified gang came in a car and attacked him at Kommeri around 5.30 pm, they said. The student tried to flee but the gang chased and... Read More

Mamata Banerjee slams decision to stop 8 railway routes in Bengal

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) As many as 100 websites which persons with disabilities can understand, navigate, and interact with easily were launched here today by the Union Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. The portals were launched as part of the 'Website Accessibility Project' initiated by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Social Justice Ministry. Read More

Major Accident in Bengal kills 7, 22 injured

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Kharagpur(WB), Jan 17 (PTI) At least seven persons were killed and 22 others injured when a bus they were travelling fell into a roadside ditch in West Midnapore district today, police said. One 11-year-old boy, two women and four men died at the spot following the mishap at around 3.15 pm when the bus, travelling from Mohanpur to Sabang, fell into a roadside ditch at Satki on NH 60, West Midnapore... Read More

Bengal gets Rs 2.20 lakh cr investment proposals in Bengal Global Business Summit

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Kolkata, Jan 17 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state has received investment proposals worth Rs 2.20 lakh crore with job potential for 20 lakh persons in the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) that concluded today. "New investment proposals this year received were close to Rs 2.20 lakh crore with a job creating potential of 20 lakh," Banerjee said at the summit. Read More

TMC takes out rally to counter BJYM’s bike campaign

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Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) The TMC has embarked on a rally across the state to counter BJP youth wing BJYM's motorbike campaign that resumed today after a two-day break. The Calcutta High Court had on Friday directed the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) members to halt its bike rally for two days in the wake of clashes between the members of the of the saffron party and the TMC. Several workers... Read More

High Court rejects WB govt’s plea to stop BJYM rally

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Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) The Calcutta High Court today rejected the West Bengal government's plea for stopping an ongoing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) motorbike rally for allegedly flouting conditions and using the BJP flag. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice J Bhattacharya and Justice A Banerjee noted that the BJP, the parent political body of the BJYM, would be responsible for any untoward incident at the instance of the... Read More

Mamata Banerjee’s picture defaced inside Jadavpur Universtiy

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Kolkata, Jan 16 (PTI) A hoarding with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's picture was found defaced inside the Jadavpur University campus here triggering condemnation by the vice chancellor and the state education minister. The hoarding had been put up by the Trinamool Congress -affiliated teaching and non-teaching staff wing of the university thanking the chief minister for announcing Rs 100 crore grant for JU recently. There were scribbles in black ink... Read More

West Bengal to unveil revamped tourism policy by Jan-end

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Kolkata, Jan 14 (PTI) The West Bengal government is set to unleash a new revamped tourism policy by the end of this month, a top official has said. The government also hopes to otilise the upcoming tourism fair - 'Destination East'-- to showcase its various tourism destinations to both domestic and international tour operators, before unveiling the new policy. "The draft of the West Bengal government s upcoming tourism policy is ready,... Read More

BJYM resumes motorcycle rally from Kolkata after clashes

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Kolkata, Jan 15 (PTI) BJP's youth wing 'Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM)' today resumed its motorcycle rally from here, two days after it was stopped due to clashes with TMC activists. West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, the party's national secretary Rahul Sinha, leader Mukul Roy flagged off the 'Sankalpa Pratirodh Yatra' rally from Swami Vivekananda's ancestral house in north Kolkata. Read More

Tibet museum to come up in Dharamshala: Lobsang Sangay

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Dharamshala, Jan 13 (PTI) The Tibetan 'government-in- exile' has decided to open a Tibet museum at Gangchen Kyishong here by the end of this year. The exhibits of the museum will be around 11 themes. The first will be an introduction to Tibet, its history and culture "prior to Chinese invasion", the head of the Tibetan 'government-in-exile' Lobsang Sangay said here. There will a section of contemporary Tibet and a memorial... Read More

Mamata hails Tashkent Declaration, remembers brave soldiers

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Kolkata, Jan 10 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965 that ended with the signing of the Tashkent Declaration on this day. The 1965 armed conflict between India and Pakistan was formally brought to an end by signing this declaration at Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Soviet Union, on January 10,... Read More

Votes for BJP will benefit TMC : Subrata

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Kolkata, Jan 10 (PTI) West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee today said Trinamool Congress will be benefitted if BJP bagged a share of opposition votes in the coming polls in the state. If BJP gets a little chunk of the opposition vote it will amount to further split in opposition vote share and Trinamool Congress will be the biggest beneficiary, Mukherjee told reporters on the sidelines of... Read More

JUST IN: Playing of national anthem in cinema halls no longer mandatory – Supreme Court

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New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) Reversing its order, the Supreme Court today held that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of films is no longer mandatory and left it to a government panel to frame guidelines on this sensitive matter. The apex court said that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies would now be optional and in that case the audience will... Read More

30 elephants killed by trains in WB in 5 yrs, no action

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New Delhi, Jan 5 (PTI) As many as 30 elephants have been killed by trains in West Bengal in the last five years till December 15, 2017 and no action has been taken against any railway staff involved in the matter, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha that while the railways has taken precautions against such accidents, some of... Read More

Cold spell to continue in West Bengal for next few days

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Kolkata, Jan 5 (PTI) The mercury continued its downward spiral in West Bengal today with many places recording below normal minimum temperature. The Met department has said the cold spell will continue for the next few days as the northerly winds sweep the Gangetic plains and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal. Read More

Mamata unveils official emblem of West Bengal government

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Kolkata, Jan 5 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today unveiled the official emblem of the state government, which was recently approved by the Centre. The logo highlights the Ashoka emblem on the top with the theme of "Biswa Bangla" at the centre. Banerjee has also contributed to the design of the emblem. Read More