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Exploited for generations, tea garden workers struggle for land rights in Darjeeling hills, Terai, and Dooars
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Exploited for generations, tea garden workers struggle for land rights in Darjeeling hills, Terai, and Dooars

While tea ensured economic well-being for the Brit enterprises, it spelt doom for the local tribes

West Bengal sets up expert committee as pneumonia claims life of Cooch Behar kid
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West Bengal sets up expert committee as pneumonia claims life of Cooch Behar kid

The head of the pediatric department of Siliguri district hospital said the number of daily patients with fever has increased from 200 to 300

Authorities in tizzy after 130 children in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri hospitalised with fever, dysentery
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Authorities in tizzy after 130 children in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri hospitalised with fever, dysentery

The development comes amid warning by experts that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic might pose a greater risk to children

Elderly man dies after getting COVID-19 vaccine shot in Bengal; family lodges police complaint
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Elderly man dies after getting COVID-19 vaccine shot in Bengal; family lodges police complaint

Krishna Dutta (64), a businessman from Jalpaiguri district, died at a local hospital, where he was rushed to after he complained of breathlessness

West Bengal: 14 members of marriage party killed, 10 injured in accident in Jalpaiguri
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West Bengal: 14 members of marriage party killed, 10 injured in accident in Jalpaiguri

The cars of the marriage party were going towards Dhupguri on the wrong side of the road and the collision took place due to dense fog

MHA directs West Bengal govt not to obstruct central teams assessing lockdown measures; TMC dubs visit 'adventure tourism'
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MHA directs West Bengal govt not to obstruct central teams assessing lockdown measures; TMC dubs visit 'adventure tourism'

Centre has directed the West Bengal government not to obstruct the work of two central teams visiting the state for an on-the-spot assessment of implementation of lockdown measures taken to fight novel coronavirus

Violent protests at West Bengal's Jalpaiguri jail as inmates demand bail due to COVID-19 pandemic, throw stones
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Violent protests at West Bengal's Jalpaiguri jail as inmates demand bail due to COVID-19 pandemic, throw stones

The Jalpaiguri correctional facility houses around 750 prisoners in eight wards and of them, 50-60 inmates are protesting, citing a Supreme Court directive, officials said.

BJP accuses TMC of vandalising, setting houses of party cadres on fire in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri
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BJP accuses TMC of vandalising, setting houses of party cadres on fire in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri

The incident was sparked after the body of a local TMC leader reached Huslurdanga village in Mainaguri area on Sunday, he said

Man dies after falling into overflowing drain in Bengal's Jalpaiguri district as incessant rains wreaks havoc
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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.

CPM, Congress stage walkout from West Bengal Assembly over 'cut money scam', demand inquiry into case
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CPM, Congress stage walkout from West Bengal Assembly over 'cut money scam', demand inquiry into case

The MLAs of Congress and CPM staged a walkout from the West Bengal assembly protesting against the ongoing 'cut money scam' and demanded an inquiry into the incident.

Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha polls:
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Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha polls:

The CPM has won the Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seat thrice in last four elections. Minati Sen won the seat in 1999 and 2004 elections on a CPM ticket. Mahendra Kumar Roy won the seat in 2009 before losing to Bijoy Chandra Barman in 2014 elections.

CPM candidate's car attacked in West Bengal's Islampur; police resort to lathi charge after protesting voters block highways
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CPM candidate's car attacked in West Bengal's Islampur; police resort to lathi charge after protesting voters block highways

Incidents of violence were reported in three West Bengal constituencies while voting in the Lok Sabha polls’ second phase are underway in the state

'Maddy babu master of corruption, has transformed from chaiwala to Rafalewala,' says Mamata Banerjee in blistering attack on Modi
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'Maddy babu master of corruption, has transformed from chaiwala to Rafalewala,' says Mamata Banerjee in blistering attack on Modi

Mamata Banerjee Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "Maddy babu", who has transformed from a "chaiwala (tea-seller) to Rafalewala"

Narendra Modi in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee sat on dharna 'to protect those who looted people', says PM
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Narendra Modi in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee sat on dharna 'to protect those who looted people', says PM

Narendra Modi inaugurated the long-awaited circuit bench of the Calcutta High Court in the district and spoke about how it would help Jalpaiguri residents get speedy justice. He also said that people of north Bengal will no longer have to travel all the way to Kolkata

West Bengal Police files chargesheet against three in connection with rape of 35-year-old woman in Jalpaiguri district
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West Bengal Police files chargesheet against three in connection with rape of 35-year-old woman in Jalpaiguri district

The incident had taken place near the victim's home at Niranjan Pat locality of Jalpaiguri district.

Woman brutally raped in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district by relative; accused inserted iron rod in her private parts
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Woman brutally raped in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district by relative; accused inserted iron rod in her private parts

Police said the Jalpaiguri victim was raped on Saturday night allegedly by a relative near a pond close to her home in Niranjan Pat locality under Dhupguri Police station area.

West Bengal Police suspects 'Momo Challenge' link to two deaths, take precautionary steps against suicide game
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West Bengal Police suspects 'Momo Challenge' link to two deaths, take precautionary steps against suicide game

The 'Momo Challenge' features a creepy image of a girl with a distorted face and eyes bulging out called the "Mother Bird by Link Factory".

BJP, TMC take path of hate speech in West Bengal ahead of 2019 polls, unveil 'us vs them' narrative
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BJP, TMC take path of hate speech in West Bengal ahead of 2019 polls, unveil 'us vs them' narrative

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trying to leave the Communist Party of India (CPM) and Congress in its dust and emerge as the main rival to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC), a new political narrative of “us vs them” is being put forth before voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Amit Shah eyes 22 seats from West Bengal in 2019, but BJP must consider TMC threat, seek realistic target
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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.

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh threatens TMC leaders with 'jail or direct encounters', gets booked by police
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh threatens TMC leaders with 'jail or direct encounters', gets booked by police

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh threatened Trinamool leaders with violence and said that leaders would soon be either jailed or killed in encounters