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11-year-old dies due to ‘ragging’

Ragging and alleged medical negligence resulted in the tragic death of an 11-year-old girl, while two students of Jadavpur University were expelled for ragging an IT student from Darjeeling.

Bengal govt playing dirty politics: Gurung

On the eve of chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to the hills at the invitation of Lepchas, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung blamed the state government of playing “dirty politics” and said that its ‘fight’ for a separate statehood was against the central government.

‘People have lost faith in Gurung’

Trinamul Congress general secretary Mukul Roy on Sunday claimed that the people of hills have lost faith in the leadership of GJM chief Bimal Gurung even as the process began to appoint the next chief executive of Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).

Darjeeling gears up for another round of stir

After a brief three days’ respite, the hills are again geared up for another round of agitation. On Sunday, Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee, formed by eight political parties, announced fresh protest programmes for their demand of a separate Gorkhaland. However, the committee made changes in their programmes and announced that the proposed ‘people’s curfew’ from August 19 to 23 has been restricted to only one day on August 19.

‘Mamata should shun arrogance’

On his first visit to the state after becoming the state observer for the BJP, its national secretary Varun Gandhi on Monday asked chief minister Mamata Banerjee to shun her “arrogance” and reminded h

Bengal crackdown on GJM continues

As life in Darjeeling remained paralysed for the ninth day of the indefinite strike, the crackdown on GJM members by state government continued on Sunday amidst the 72-hour deadline issued by chief minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the bandh.

Gurung rejects CM’s demand, warns of ‘janata curfew’

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung on Saturday rejected chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s withdrawal-of-bandh demand and asked her to withdraw her ultimatum instead. In a clear attempt to put more pressure on the government, Mr Gurung threatened to impose what he described as “people’s curfew” in the hills if she did not withdraw her 72-hour deadline.

Mamata on victory roll in 13 out of 17 districts

The Trinamul Congress on Monday established its dominance in rural Bengal by trouncing the Left Front in the panchayat elections.

Violence kills 1, TMC under fire

One person was killed and some people were injured in isolated incidents of violence which marred the fifth and final phase of panchayat elections in four North Bengal districts on Thursday. Another voter died of heart attack. The Trinamul Congress was blamed for both the deaths.

3 killed in Phase 3 of rural polls

Three persons were killed and a CRPF jawan died in the violence-marred third phase panchayat elections in West Bengal on Friday, which recorded 75 per cent voting till 5 pm.

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