A rampaging elephant on Wednesday strayed from Baikunthapur forest area and entered Siliguri town damaging buildings there, police said.
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A fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 jolted parts of West Bengal on Monday evening triggering panic even as the death toll in India from Saturday's powerful earthquake in Nepal rose to 72.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said 108 people from the state who were in Nepal on various purposes were yet to be traced and efforts were on to locate them.
A jawan died and 35 others injured, four of them seriously, in a bus mishap in Darjeeling district of West Bengal today.
West Bengal health services director Biswaranjan Satpathy said late on Monday there had been a sudden spike in encephalitis cases and deaths between July 7 and 20.
Life in Darjeeling Hills, where the demand for a separate Gorkhaland has been revived post the Congress endorsing creation of Telangana, remained affected on the third and last day of GJM bandh on Wednesday.
Twenty-five CPI-M members, including senior leaders Ashok Bhattacharya and Jibesh Sarkar were detained from the party office in Siliguri on Wednesday in connection with an attack on a procession by Trinamool Congress workers.
Tremors were also felt in North 24 Parganas adjoining Kolkata and in the north Bengal town of Siliguri, officials said. According to reports, some buildings on Park street in the metropolis developed cracks.
The Army yesterday completed court martial proceedings against Lt. Gen. Avadesh Prakash and he has been indicted for misusing his position.
Army engineers have managed to clear large sections of the national highway allowing rescue teams to start for quake affected areas. However areas north of Gangtok remain cut off.