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2 killed as heavy rains lash north Bengal, thunderstorm forecast for Kolkata

The Met department has warned of heavy to very heavy rain till Friday morning in the north Bengal districts of Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Darjeeling, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri.
A bridge over Juranti Khola at Bagrakote on NH 31 got damaged in the heavy rain since Monday night, officials said, adding that a pickup truck coming towards Siliguri from Assam fell in it, killing its driver and helper.(HT Photo)
A bridge over Juranti Khola at Bagrakote on NH 31 got damaged in the heavy rain since Monday night, officials said, adding that a pickup truck coming towards Siliguri from Assam fell in it, killing its driver and helper.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Jalpaiguri | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Over 14% in Kolkata have Covid-19 antibodies: ICMR seroprevalence survey

According to senior doctors, the survey indicated that the transmission is high in the metropolis, which is far from developing herd immunity or antibodies to combat Covid-19.
The survey was conducted on the basis of random samples but the sample size was not mentioned.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The survey was conducted on the basis of random samples but the sample size was not mentioned.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for families of 2 soldiers from WB killed in Galwan clash

Rajesh Orang of Birbhum district and Bipul Roy of Alipurduar were among the 20 Indian Army personnel killed in the fierce clash on Monday night.
Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh and a government job for kin of each of the two soldiers from the state who died during clashes with the Chinese army. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh and a government job for kin of each of the two soldiers from the state who died during clashes with the Chinese army. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 17, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Bengal cops injured in clash with villagers over burial of Covid-19 victim

The officer-in-charge of Madarihat police station was injured in the clash. The villagers alleged that a local resident sustained a bullet injury but the authorities said police did not open fire.
When police took the body for burial to Salkumar Haat near the bank of Torsa River, local people gathered at the spot and protested. They attacked the men in uniform and ransacked many police vehicles. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
When police took the body for burial to Salkumar Haat near the bank of Torsa River, local people gathered at the spot and protested. They attacked the men in uniform and ransacked many police vehicles. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 21, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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Video of portable Indian currency printing machine stumps Bengal forest dept officers

The video, showing the machine in operation and printing fake currency notes of 500 denomination, was stored in the mobile phone of one of the arrested men. The videos were passed on to the police and the government was alerted.
The officers also found a video showing bundles of 2000 rupee notes, said Sanjay Dutta, forest range officer, Belakoba and head of the special task force in north Bengal.(Screengrab of the video/HT)
The officers also found a video showing bundles of 2000 rupee notes, said Sanjay Dutta, forest range officer, Belakoba and head of the special task force in north Bengal.(Screengrab of the video/HT)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 01:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee and Joydeep Thakur

Bengal forest guard poses with rescued king cobra round his neck, faces enquiry

Wildlife activists pointed out that such acts by forest department employees also defeat the campaign of the department that the common people should not harass or irritate animals in the wild or in a zoo.
The forest staff at Lankapara range under Jaldapara National Park (JNP) in Alipurduar district received a message that a king cobra had been spotted at a village near the Indo-Bhutan border.(SOURCED PHOTO.)
The forest staff at Lankapara range under Jaldapara National Park (JNP) in Alipurduar district received a message that a king cobra had been spotted at a village near the Indo-Bhutan border.(SOURCED PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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In Bengal, 2 rescued vultures fitted with transmitters to be released in winter

The two birds, fitted with platform transmitter terminals (PTT), will be part of a batch of six Himalayan griffon vultures that would be released anytime this winter, said authorities in charge of the Rajabhatkhawa vulture breeding centre in Alipurduar district, about 720 km away from Kolkata.
Winter has been chosen to release the griffon vultures since they start arriving in the winter months.(HT PHOTO.)
Winter has been chosen to release the griffon vultures since they start arriving in the winter months.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 06:55 PM IST
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Perks of being a Dhoni fan in Alipurduar? Free meal

Shambhu’s small yet well-lit eatery serves mainly Bengali cuisine throughout the day. Posters of Dhoni are on display in almost every corner and there is hardly any space on the walls.
Shambhu Bose feeds every Dhoni fan, who visits his eatery, for free.(HT File Photo)
Shambhu Bose feeds every Dhoni fan, who visits his eatery, for free.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 10:44 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByIndo Asian News Service

In West Bengal, Cooch Behar, Alipurduar to go for polls in first phase

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the BJP are the main contenders in the two north Bengal seats, while the CPI (M)-led Left Front and the Congress would contest to prove their existence in the state.
A host of issues ranging from corruption to communalism, the NRC to chit fund scams, development to security and tea garden issues featured in the election speeches of the party leaders.(ANI PHOTO)
A host of issues ranging from corruption to communalism, the NRC to chit fund scams, development to security and tea garden issues featured in the election speeches of the party leaders.(ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2019 05:43 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Bengal district magistrate transferred after video of him beating man in police station goes viral

The district magistrate of Alipurduar in West Bengal was removed from his post on Thursday, four days after he beat up a man inside a police station for allegedly posting an obscene remark about his wife on social media.
Alipurduar DM Nikhil Nirmal and his wife stormed Falakata police station on January 6 and by the next day, the six-minute video of the incident became viral where the couple can be seen hitting the accused Binod Sarkar.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Picture for representation)
Alipurduar DM Nikhil Nirmal and his wife stormed Falakata police station on January 6 and by the next day, the six-minute video of the incident became viral where the couple can be seen hitting the accused Binod Sarkar.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Picture for representation)
Published on Jan 11, 2019 11:20 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Army intel officer, cops among 5 arrested for embezzling 15 kg gold in Bengal: Cops

The accused army and police personnel intercepted a car that had a Rajasthan registration number and allegedly seized the gold and allowed the smugglers to leave in the car.
Fifteen gold bars, weighing a kilo each — that were supposed to be evidence — were recovered from the two army personnel and three policemen.(Representative image)
Fifteen gold bars, weighing a kilo each — that were supposed to be evidence — were recovered from the two army personnel and three policemen.(Representative image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2018 09:29 PM IST
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Bengal: Forest employee fleeing wild elephant falls to colleague’s bullet

An official said on the condition of anonymity that the forest guard belonging to the Jaldapara National Park had fired at the elephant to save Oraon but shot him instead.
Officials said four employees were patrolling the Hallapara zone of the national park that day when an elephant suddenly appeared in front of them.(Pic for representational purposes only/ HT File)
Officials said four employees were patrolling the Hallapara zone of the national park that day when an elephant suddenly appeared in front of them.(Pic for representational purposes only/ HT File)
Updated on May 26, 2018 03:05 PM IST
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