"There are several countries which thrive on tourism alone. We have so much natural beauty, but owing to crab mentality among some, there is an attempt to bring down any effort to do something good," Banerjee told a public meeting here amidst the lush green forests of the Terai and Dooars region.
"The mother is a slum dweller and begs for a living. She sold the newborn -- her fourth child -- for Rs.13,000. After we got to know about it, we traced the baby and he is now under the care of CWC," an official of the district social welfare department told IANS.
The first of the five-phase Lok Sabha poll in West Bengal began on Thursday in four constituencies - Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar and Alipurduar.
The Election Commission today said the first phase of elections in four Lok Sabha seats of West Bengal will be held amid tight security to ensure free, fair and peaceful polling.
Nubas Burman, the general secretary of KPP central committee, was arrested from his home at Toofanganj in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district yesterday in connection with the December 26 blast, Japlpaiguri superintendent of police Amit P Javalgi said today.
One person has been arrested in connection with the Jalpaiguri bicycle bomb blast in which six persons were killed, a senior police officer said today.
The railway officials claimed that the speed limit in this particular stretch was not declared as an elephant corridor.
Locals blocked tracks in Jalpaiguri town station for about an hour on Thursday to protest the death of six jumbos by a train inside Chapramari forests in the district.
An official says a passenger train has killed seven elephants and injured another 10 of a herd crossing railroad tracks in eastern India
A 22-year-old girl who had returned from Delhi to Jalpaiguri in West Bengal for her wedding was raped by two men on a motorcycle. The woman was waiting on the road on Tuesday night to be picked up by a neighbour.
A police personnel lost his life while defusing a bomb at Alipurduar located in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.
The Nagrakata-Kherkata link snapped as the bridge was washed away and the administration is making arrangement to shift the stranded people.
A CNN-IBN report shows that the worker's condition of several tea estates in North Bengal are abysmal with acute malnourishment, trafficking and unemployment taking its toll.
Heavy rains caused the rivers to breach their embankment in many places.
Mahesh Thapa was rushed to two hospitals after a collision with a goalkeeper, but it turned out none of them had enough beds to admit him.