Former CEA Ashok Lahiri, who was pulled out from the Alipurduar seat after protests from local party workers, will now contest from Balurghat
The situation was vastly different some years ago, when water was scarce, farming was not an option and the community was forced to venture into the forest to earn a living. They encountered elephants, leopards and other wild animals in the reserve.
The condition of the injured person is stated to be critical
Man dies after falling into overflowing drain in Bengal's Jalpaiguri district as incessant rains wreaks havoc
A man died in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after he fell into an overflowing drain, as incessant rain continued to wreak havoc.
Ten killed, 8.5 lakh affected in Assam floods; heavy monsoon triggers landslides in Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh
Heavy monsoon showers triggered landslides and house collapse in parts of the North East, claiming at least 10 lives and leaving over 8.5 lakh in Assam.
West Bengal: Alipurduar DM thrashes man in police station for making 'lewd' comments about his wife; asked to go on leave
An FIR has been lodged against the Alipurduar District Magistrate and his wife at a local police station by the family members of the victim.
Amit Shah eyes 22 seats from West Bengal in 2019, but BJP must consider TMC threat, seek realistic target
Given that the party had won just two seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and two in the 2016 Legislative Assembly elections, this target hardly appears to be a serious point of departure.
The ABSU and several other organisations have decided to revive the agitation for a separate Bodoland state starting 10 October.
Of the 71 of long distance trains, including those running between northeastern states and rest of India, 48 have so far been restored by the Northeast Frontier Railway
The situation in parts of the six flood-hit northern districts of West Bengal has improved as the water was receding though several areas in Malda district remained inundated.
West Bengal floods: People return to their homes as situation improves; train tracks still inundated
People have started returning to their homes in the six water-ravaged districts of north Bengal, as the situation improved in the absence of major rainfall
West Bengal floods: CPM MP asks Narendra Modi for special economic package, more NDRF units in state
A CPM MP urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a special economic package for West Bengal where the flood situation was "worsening" everyday.
Thousands affected as floods ravage Bihar, Assam, West Bengal; Army called in to assist with relief ops
Floods ravaged Assam, West Bengal, Bihar and North East affected millions as normal life remained affected.
The districts of Gangetic West Bengal are likely to receive moderate thunderstorm till Tuesday, the meteorological department said.
Violence came back to the northern Bengal hills on Thursday as angry GJM supporters went on a rampage torching public property after a police raid on Bimal Gurung's house
West Bengal tea workers' strike: Trade unions demand minimum wage; protests spread to Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling
The joint forum of trade unions of the tea industry in Bengal began a two-day industrial strike, demanding implementation of minimum wage, among other things
Two persons were killed and six injured when the engine and two coaches of a train derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday.
BJP arrested a massive erosion in its vote share (in fact, compared to 4% in 2011 Assembly polls it actually registered a 6% rise) and in at least 50 of the 294-seat Assembly it aided the ruling party by cutting into anti-incumbency votes.
A MiG-27 aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed at Tantipara here tonight killing two civilians on the ground though the pilot ejected safely.