Altogether 88 contestants remained in fray for April 30 Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal after the withdrawal of a nomination, the Election Commission officials said in Kolkata on Friday. Nine Lok Sabha constituencies — Howrah, Uluberia, Serampore, Hooghly, Arambagh, Burdwan-Durgapur, Burdwan (East), Bolpur and Birbhum — are going to the polls in the third phase […]
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday denied Lok Sabha ticket to former union minister Jaswant Singh and fielded Jat leader Colonel (retired) Sonaram, an ex-Congress legislator from the region.Jaswant, a sitting Lok Sabha MP from Darjeeling, has expressed his desire to contest the polls from Barmer in Rajasthan. He is a sitting MP from […]
Scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday denied ticket by Congress which fielded young leader Vishwajeet Kadam in his place as it released the third list of 58 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls naming several Union ministers and senior leaders. Former Team India captain Mohd Azharuddin, who is a sitting member from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, […]
Popular fast food restaurant chain KFC recently launched its first restaurant in Darjeeling. Centrally located at Old Bellevue Hotel – Nehru Road, the restaurant is spread across over 3270 square feet so there’s plenty of room for over a hundred consumers.
City-level winners of the ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2012-13’ from East and North-East India were felicitated on Tuesday by the Tata group in Kolkata. Winners were selected on the basis of skill and thought exhibited in essays on the topic ‘How will Science and Technology Change our lives in future and what should […]
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who began her four-day visit in North Bengal on Monday, inaugurated the branch of the state secretariat in Jalpaiguri district.
The ‘janata curfew’ called by the GJM in the Darjeeling hills was being held on Wednesday prior to the relaxation of the indefinite bandh for four days from Thursday as the Calcutta High Court questioned it and expressed displeasure.