North Bengal

Days after third MLA defects, 5 BJP lawmakers from North Bengal skip first post-poll meet

The MLAs who skipped the meeting are Ashok Lahiri of Balurghat, Satyen Roy of Gangarampur, Manoj Oraon of Kumargram, Joyel Murmu of Habibpur, and Gopal Saha of Malda.

published on : 2nd September 2021

North Bengal statehood issue shows rift within BJP

Party’s state president Dilip Ghosh supported the demand raised by a Union minister for separate state while another MP Locket Chatterjee refused to second it.

published on : 22nd August 2021

Separate 'North Bengal' state voice of people: Union Minister John Barla

Addressing a press conference in Siliguri as part of the BJP's 'Shahid Samman Yatra', Barla said he would discuss the issue at the appropriate level.

published on : 17th August 2021

'Governor is corrupt': Fresh war of words erupts between Mamata, Dhankhar

The CM also attacked the governor over his north Bengal visit saying that it was part of BJP's game to split the northern part of the state from rest.

published on : 28th June 2021

Ethnic groups in north Bengal reject BJP MP John Barla's separate Union Territory proposal

John Barla, the saffron party MP from Alipurduar, recently sparked a political debate in the state when he called for bifurcation of Bengal, drawing sharp retort from the TMC and other parties.

published on : 22nd June 2021

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on week-long visit to North Bengal from June 20

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will proceed to Darjeeling from Bagdogra airport following a stopover at Kurseong.

published on : 20th June 2021

Demand for separate North Bengal UT by BJP MP, Mamata Banerjee says 'will not allow Bengal to be divided'

The longest and most violent agitation movement in North Bengal was for a separate territory for Gorkhaland which was resolved by a series of accords that finally saw the setting up of Gorkhaland

published on : 15th June 2021

Hijab-clad student in Bengal college 'harassed' by Jai Shri Ram chanting men

The student maintained that she had never seen the accused in the college campus earlier. The local police have filed the FIR.

published on : 27th May 2019

Flood situation improves in north Bengal, toll mounts to 52

West Bengal Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee said roads, as well as pipelines supplying drinking water, were badly damaged due to the floods.

published on : 18th August 2017

Rainfall decreases in flood-affected northern part of West Bengal

The weatherman has, however, predicted isolated heavy rainfall in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri districts till tomorrow morning.

published on : 18th August 2017

Two killed, six injured in Capital Express mishap at Bengal

It said the unaffected portion of the train consisting 19 coaches was detached and the train resumed its journey at 5.10 on Wednesday morning.

published on : 7th December 2016