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Amit Shah meets Koch Rajbongshi leader ahead of Assam, West Bengal polls: Here's why it's important
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Amit Shah meets Koch Rajbongshi leader ahead of Assam, West Bengal polls: Here's why it's important

Their political importance can be gauged from the fact that not only did Amit Shah made a stop at the residence of the community's leader, but Assam's Budget presentation was deferred because the state's finance minister was to accompany Shah

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.

Sikkim struggling to create Indian identity, claims author Amalesh Kundu, says state is nerve centre for 8 states, 4 countries
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Sikkim struggling to create Indian identity, claims author Amalesh Kundu, says state is nerve centre for 8 states, 4 countries

A book on Sikkim's geopolitical significance and its struggle to establish an Indian identity has been launched by journalist Amalesh Kundu in Delhi

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.

Will meet Sheikh Hasina in Kolkata, but no place for discussion on Teesta river, says Mamata Banerjee
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Will meet Sheikh Hasina in Kolkata, but no place for discussion on Teesta river, says Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said she would hold a meeting with Sheikh Hasina, but the Teesta river water sharing issue would not be discussed.

Met department forecasts cold spell in West Bengal as temperatures drop below 10 degrees Celsius
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Met department forecasts cold spell in West Bengal as temperatures drop below 10 degrees Celsius

Icy winds walloped most areas in West Bengal intensifying the prevailing cold conditions even as the MeT office on Monday forecast similar conditions for the next few days

CII urges Centre to upgrade Bagdogra airport to improve connectivity to North Bengal
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CII urges Centre to upgrade Bagdogra airport to improve connectivity to North Bengal

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) North Bengal has urged the Centre to upgrade Bagdogra airport with an overhauled infrastructure and night-landing facility

Darjeeling blast: North Bengal police stations on high alert, issued new weapons
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Darjeeling blast: North Bengal police stations on high alert, issued new weapons

"high alert" and counter-insurgency strategies are being followed after two major blasts in the past 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong

West Bengal civic polls sound death knell for Congress, Left as BJP eats into their votebank
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West Bengal civic polls sound death knell for Congress, Left as BJP eats into their votebank

The West Bengal civic polls have baffled analysts as they have failed to explain how both the CPM and Congress were decimated to a big zero in terms of winnability

Trains to North Bengal from Sealdah, Howrah disrupted due to heavy rains
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Trains to North Bengal from Sealdah, Howrah disrupted due to heavy rains

North Bengal bound trains that originated from Sealdah and Howrah were terminated at various stations as heavy rains in sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal led to a deluge.

Darjeeling tea sector reels under existential crisis as Gorkhaland protests make cuppa dearer, rarer
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Darjeeling tea sector reels under existential crisis as Gorkhaland protests make cuppa dearer, rarer

Even if the shutdown is withdrawn the question of the future viability of the industry continues to haunt each and every tea estate.

Gorkhaland agitation: Centre for tripartite talks with GJM, West Bengal govt to end impasse in Darjeeling
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Gorkhaland agitation: Centre for tripartite talks with GJM, West Bengal govt to end impasse in Darjeeling

The Centre on Friday said it was keen on holding tripartite talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the West Bengal government to end the ongoing agitation in the Darjeeling hills.

West Bengal govt hopes tourists are back to Darjeeling by September
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West Bengal govt hopes tourists are back to Darjeeling by September

A month after a fresh spurt in violence forced tourists to scurry out of Darjeeling, the West Bengal government on Friday hoped that tourists would by back by the festive season in September.

Gorkhaland protests: GJM holds demonstration in Darjeeling, all-party meet tomorrow in Kalimpong
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Gorkhaland protests: GJM holds demonstration in Darjeeling, all-party meet tomorrow in Kalimpong

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists held fresh demonstrations on Wednesday for Gorkhaland as security forces kept a strict vigil in the hills which remained tense on the 14th day of the indefinite shutdown.

Gorkhaland protests: Army withdrawn from north Bengal hills
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Gorkhaland protests: Army withdrawn from north Bengal hills

The army has been withdrawn from the north Bengal hills with improvement in the situation, an official said on Wednesday.

Cracks appear in railway bridge after heavy rains in Siliguri; trains diverted
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Cracks appear in railway bridge after heavy rains in Siliguri; trains diverted

Routes of several trains were diverted after a pillar in the Sevoke Rail bridge showed cracks as torrential rains softened the earth at its base.

West Bengal 2016: Can Baichung Bhutia dribble past CPM strongman in Siliguri?
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West Bengal 2016: Can Baichung Bhutia dribble past CPM strongman in Siliguri?

Trinamool candidate Baichung Bhutia is on a tricky turf as he had earlier campaigned for CPM's Asok Bhattacharya in previous polls.

Massive landslides, rain claim 38 lives in Darjeeling, army's help sought
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Massive landslides, rain claim 38 lives in Darjeeling, army's help sought

Heavy overnight rain triggered a string of landslides in the mountainous Darjeeling district of West Bengal, killing at least 38 people, swamping homes, washing away highways and throwing normal life out of gear in the region famed for aromatic tea.

'Crab mentality' of rivals hinderig growth of North Bengal: Mamata
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'Crab mentality' of rivals hinderig growth of North Bengal: Mamata

"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.

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Kolkata, north Bengal soon
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Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Kolkata, north Bengal soon

Dismissing the probability of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Saturday that party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit West Bengal soon.