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Child dies of fever in North Bengal's Jalpaiguri, says report; 130 in hospital

Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Monday wrote to all states and union territories for accelerating activities for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and calling for sustained efforts to reduce the vector density to control these diseases.
Number of patients visiting hospitals with viral fever are on the rise. (Representative Photo/Sakib Ali/HT)
Number of patients visiting hospitals with viral fever are on the rise. (Representative Photo/Sakib Ali/HT)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 03:43 PM IST
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Bengal tea garden workers want connecting road, say won't vote if demand not met

New Glencoe tea garden falls within the jurisdiction of Rangamati gram panchayat.
In this file photo from 2017, people seen walking along a path at the high altitude Happy Valley Tea garden, in Darjeeling. (AFP/For Representative Purposes Only)
In this file photo from 2017, people seen walking along a path at the high altitude Happy Valley Tea garden, in Darjeeling. (AFP/For Representative Purposes Only)
Published on Feb 14, 2021 06:14 AM IST
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Court in Bengal orders second autopsy of BJP workers killed in Siliguri

The BJP had demanded a second autopsy and accused the police of shooting to kill.
Police detain BJP activists at a protest in Siliguri on Turesday after a party worker died in clashes with the police on Monday.(PTI)
Police detain BJP activists at a protest in Siliguri on Turesday after a party worker died in clashes with the police on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Hours after rescue, kidnapped minor girl dies with family in Bengal road accident

The girl was being brought from Cooch Behar to Siliguri along with her alleged kidnapper, who was injured in the accident
Among those dead are the girl, her mother, uncle, and a police constable.(Representational Image)
Among those dead are the girl, her mother, uncle, and a police constable.(Representational Image)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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West Bengal: Two minor sisters gangraped; one kills herself, another hospitalised after attempt to do so

Three persons were arrested in connection with the alleged crime, while two other suspects are still on the run
The two sisters, aged 14 and 16, had visited a garden near their house last Friday evening. They were allegedly gangraped there.(Representational Photo)
The two sisters, aged 14 and 16, had visited a garden near their house last Friday evening. They were allegedly gangraped there.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 04:26 PM IST
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Man, 60, throws acid on govt officer after losing court case second time

The man went to the office of Dawa Wangel Lama, food controller of Cooch Behar town, and threw acid on the officer.
After being defeated for the second time, the man decided to take revenge against the government officer by throwing , said a police officer. (HT Photo)
After being defeated for the second time, the man decided to take revenge against the government officer by throwing , said a police officer. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 08:20 AM IST
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Bengal: 3 held for minor’s rape and murder, family alleges police inaction

The girl’s partially decomposed body was recovered from a septic tank near the house of one of the accused on Thursday, nine days after her father lodged her missing report.
Police said the interrogation of the accused has revealed that the girl was raped on August 15 before they killed her and dumped the body in the septic tank. (File photo: @WBPolice)
Police said the interrogation of the accused has revealed that the girl was raped on August 15 before they killed her and dumped the body in the septic tank. (File photo: @WBPolice)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 01:07 PM IST
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Sonu Sood pledges support to woman whose home was ravaged by rains: ‘This Raksha Bandhan, let’s build our sister a new house’

Actor Sonu Sood, continuing his philanthropic efforts, has vowed to help build a new house for a woman in Jalpaiguri.
Sonu Sood is continuing his philanthropic efforts.
Sonu Sood is continuing his philanthropic efforts.
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 12:23 PM IST
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Two die as heavy rainfall damages railway over-bridge in north Bengal, triggers landslides

The bridge is located on NH-31 C. The truck was carrying banana from Assam. The deceased were residents of Goalpara, Assam.
Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts are receiving heavy rainfall since Monday. Landslides have been reported at several places.(ANI (Representative Image))
Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts are receiving heavy rainfall since Monday. Landslides have been reported at several places.(ANI (Representative Image))
Published on Jul 28, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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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

Bengal’s ginger farmers reap profit as sales shoot during Covid-19 pandemic

In places like Siliguri, the biggest city in north Bengal, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Cooch Behar and other parts, the sale of ginger has gone up over the last two months.
A farm labourer weeds a ginger field in Nagarally village in Karnataka.(Reuters File Photo)
A farm labourer weeds a ginger field in Nagarally village in Karnataka.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 03:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Siliguri | ByPramod Giri | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Second elephant electrocuted in 24 hours in north Bengal; fourth death in two months

A 25-year-old male elephant was found dead at Bamandanga tea estate area. Forest officers said the elephant touched a low lying wire and not a cable placed by villagers to save vegetation.
Two of these four elephants touched cables that were connected illegally to high tension overhead wires by local villagers.(HT File Photo)
Two of these four elephants touched cables that were connected illegally to high tension overhead wires by local villagers.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 01:12 AM IST
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West Bengal extends total lockdown in containment zones till July 19

The total lockdown was enforced in the containment zones from 5 pm of July 9 to stem the spike in Covid-19 cases.
According to a notification by the Home Department, the rigorous containment in these areas would be extended from July 15 to July 19.(PTI)
According to a notification by the Home Department, the rigorous containment in these areas would be extended from July 15 to July 19.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Bengal Safari to open after taking Covid safety measures: Minister

Mamata Banerjee was talking to reporters during a visit to a beat office under Belakoba Forest Range of Baikunthapur forest in Jalpaiguri district.
The government closed the tourist spots under the department in March in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
The government closed the tourist spots under the department in March in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Jalpaiguri | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

North Bengal: Brothers forced to be in quarantine on watchtower in elephant corridor

The villagers are afraid that Amar might have contracted SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, and, in turn, Jiwan could also be infected.
Amar, who holds a diploma in hotel management, returned home after he lost his job at a luxury resort in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, as the viral outbreak has battered the economy, especially the hospitality sector among others.
Amar, who holds a diploma in hotel management, returned home after he lost his job at a luxury resort in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, as the viral outbreak has battered the economy, especially the hospitality sector among others.
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 08:05 PM IST
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Tribal women perform street play on Covid-19 to spread awareness among tea garden workers

Rostang Vera, who plays the role of the novel coronavirus, said she is trying her best to spread awareness among the people about the dangers of the virus.
The play ‘Corona Bhagao Desh Bachao’ (ward off COVID- 19, save the country) has been written by Maxima Toppo in Hindi and Sadri languages and is being enacted by other local women in the Gairkata tea estate. (representational image)(Unsplash)
The play ‘Corona Bhagao Desh Bachao’ (ward off COVID- 19, save the country) has been written by Maxima Toppo in Hindi and Sadri languages and is being enacted by other local women in the Gairkata tea estate. (representational image)(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 11, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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Jalpaiguri | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Inmates of Bengal jail hold staff hostage demanding bail; talks on

Most of the agitators were undertrial prisoners, officials said. The inmates separated the new and old jail complexes by locking the connecting gates.
Most of the agitators were undertrial prisoners, officials said. The inmates separated the new and old jail complexes by locking the connecting gates. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Most of the agitators were undertrial prisoners, officials said. The inmates separated the new and old jail complexes by locking the connecting gates. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Apr 18, 2020 09:09 PM IST
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Politics of violence must end: Jagdeep Dhankhar

Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the Trinamool Congress government on multiple occasions, said at a media conference that the state’s name was associated with violence and murders associated with politics and elections.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said the politics of violence and murders must end in the state in view of the coming elections(HT Photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said the politics of violence and murders must end in the state in view of the coming elections(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2020 02:41 AM IST
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Bengal’s politics of violence and murder must end: Guv Dhankhar

Dhankhar’s statement comes at a time when preparations are being made for the civic polls. The assembly polls will be held in 2021.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the TMC government on multiple occasions.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been at loggerheads with the TMC government on multiple occasions.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 03:56 AM IST
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Anthrax panic grips Bengal’s Jaldapara National Park as 3 rhinos die in 3 days

The deaths have triggered panic among forest officials who suspect that it could be an anthrax outbreak. Blood and tissue samples collected from the carcasses have been sent to government laboratories for tests.
The rhino population in West Bengal has shot up from 22 in 1986 to more than 280 at present. Jaldapara has more than 230 of these animals and Gorumara National Park also in north Bengal, has around 50 rhinos. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The rhino population in West Bengal has shot up from 22 in 1986 to more than 280 at present. Jaldapara has more than 230 of these animals and Gorumara National Park also in north Bengal, has around 50 rhinos. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Three Bengal transport buses torched after student dies in accident, four arrested

An agitated mob ransacked North Bengal State Transport Corporation buses and set three of them on fire after a school girl was crushed by a state-run bus. Traffic was blocked for more than two hours.
Three state transport corporation buses were torched in West Bengal after a bus ran over a school girl near Jalpaiguri Town.(HT PHOTO/File/Representational)
Three state transport corporation buses were torched in West Bengal after a bus ran over a school girl near Jalpaiguri Town.(HT PHOTO/File/Representational)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 08:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Siliguri | ByHT Correspondent

HT Gets National Award

The Press Council of India gave Mr Saurabh Duggal the National Award for Excellence in Journalism (sports category) for his story on the rugby girls of Saraswatipur in interior West Bengal.
(HT Photo)
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Updated on Nov 07, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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Four killed by wild elephants in north Bengal

One person was killed in Darjeeling district, three others were killed in the Maynaguri area of Jalpaiguri district, triggering an agitation by villagers who locked the office of a range of wildlife squad.
All four people were killed Monday night.(Representative image/AP)
All four people were killed Monday night.(Representative image/AP)
Published on Oct 30, 2019 12:16 AM IST
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5 beautiful Himalayan villages of North Bengal you must visit

The easiest way to get to this Himalayan splendour is through the hustling and bustling city of Siliguri and its famous Bagdogra Airport.
All these 5 Himalayan villages roughly take around 3 to 4 hours maximum, to reach depending on the climatic conditions outside.
All these 5 Himalayan villages roughly take around 3 to 4 hours maximum, to reach depending on the climatic conditions outside.
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 12:09 PM IST
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NRC panic grips Bengal, rush for updated papers

Published on August 31, the final NRC, aimed at weeding out illegal immigrants in Assam, excluded 1.9 million people.
A Muslim woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, August. 31, 2019.(AP file photo)
A Muslim woman checks for names in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on a printed sheet of paper in Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, August. 31, 2019.(AP file photo)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 07:11 AM IST
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Workers in Bengal’s defunct tea estates fight hunger as govt dole dries up

Officials said on condition of anonymity that dues piled up since the labour department did not get the money to be disbursed.
Many tea gardens in North Bengal have declared lockouts pushing unemployed workers into penury.(MINT)
Many tea gardens in North Bengal have declared lockouts pushing unemployed workers into penury.(MINT)
Published on Sep 15, 2019 10:25 AM IST
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Man who posed as Mamata aide, cheated TMC leaders nabbed in Bengal

Acting on complaints lodged by many people, including two TMC leaders, the district police tracked down Dutta and arrested him in Siliguri. He is a resident of the Pabitra Para area in Jalpaiguri town about 600 km away from Kolkata.
The man used to flaunt his ‘close relationship’ with chief minister Mamata Banerjee and extract money from his victims, including senior TMC leaders in Bengal.(ANI PHOTO.)
The man used to flaunt his ‘close relationship’ with chief minister Mamata Banerjee and extract money from his victims, including senior TMC leaders in Bengal.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Bengal imposter cheated TMC leaders, claimed to be Mamata Banerjee’s aide

Till Dipendu Dutta (50) landed in police net on Thursday afternoon, many people in Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district were pretty much convinced that he was a close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and his son was working for election strategist Prashant Kishor who has been hired by the Trinamool Congress chief.
A man posing as West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s aide was arrested from Siliguri(PTI File Photo)
A man posing as West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s aide was arrested from Siliguri(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 03:12 PM IST
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TMC ex-councillor makes suicide bid after pressure to return ‘cut money’

Mantu Mondal, former councillor of Mekhliganj Municipality was admitted to Jalpaiguri super speciality hospital and his condition continues to be critical after he allegedly took poison.
TMC leaders have been under fire inmany parts of West Bengal to return cut money or commission they had extorted from those entitled to avail the government’s welfare schemes.(AP)
TMC leaders have been under fire inmany parts of West Bengal to return cut money or commission they had extorted from those entitled to avail the government’s welfare schemes.(AP)
Published on Aug 22, 2019 07:59 PM IST
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Branded a ‘child lifter’, deaf, mute woman lynched in Bengal’s Jalpaiguri

Villagers attacked her after she was found wandering in the tea garden. Two police officers were injured while they tried to rescue the woman from the mob.
Monday’s lynching took place in Sukani Basti in Nagrakata block. The distance between the two spots where the incidents of attack on suspected child-lifters took place on Monday and Tuesday was about 15 km.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Monday’s lynching took place in Sukani Basti in Nagrakata block. The distance between the two spots where the incidents of attack on suspected child-lifters took place on Monday and Tuesday was about 15 km.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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