Archive for June, 2008

Boiler Explosion Kills One In Bangladesh – AHN

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Boiler Explosion Kills One In Bangladesh
AHN – 28 Jun 2008
Dhaka, Bangladesh (AHN) – One person was killed and seven others injured in a boiler explosion at Raiganj upazila in the country's northern Sirajganj

As they refused to sign rice supply accord – The Daily Star

Monday, June 30th, 2008

As they refused to sign rice supply accord
The Daily Star, Bangladesh – 27 Jun 2008
The mills that lost their licences are, 12 in Sirajganj Sadar upazila, 15 in Kamarkhanda, five in Kazipur, one in Belkuchi, 14 in Ullapara, 18 in Raiganj,

Civic polls pass off peacefully – The Statesman

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Civic polls pass off peacefully
The Statesman, India – 8 hours ago
RAIGANJ/BALURGHAT/MEKHILGUNJ/HALDIBARI, June 29: Elections in all the 14 wards in Dalkhola municipality and by-election in ward No 22 in Raiganj

Radhikapur – Delhi (Anand Vihar) Express will run very soon

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

NB: Please Read this post for updated TimeTable of Radhikapur Delhi Express.

Finally waiting of thousands of people of Raiganj and Kaliyaganj are going to end. The Radhikapur Delhi express which was announce in this years budget will start running soon. Though the date of starting of the train is not yet announced but time table of this train is published by Northeast Frontier Railway (N. F. R.).

According to the notice published in news papers here is the short time table of the train.

From Radhikapur to Delhi (Anand Vihar):Train No. 4019:

Station Arr. Time Dep. Time
Radhikapur – – 22:15 (THU)
Barsoi 23:15 23:17 (THU)
KATIHAR 00:45 01:30
Jaynagar 04:35 04:45
Hajipur 08:20 08:20
Chhapra 10:10 10:10
Balia 12:05 12:05
Varanasi 15:15 15:30
Allahabad 21:05 21:20
Sitapur Cantt 00:55 00:55
Kathgodam 02:50 02:50
ANANDA VIHAR (DELHI) 07:40 (SAT) – –

From Ananda Vihar (Delhi) to Radhikapur : Train No. 4020:

Station Arr. Time Dep. Time
ANANDA VIHAR (DELHI) – – 09:40 (WED)
Moradabad 12:20 12:20
Bareily 13:45 13:45
Lucknow 05:30 05:40
Varanasi 22:15 22:25
Balia 00:40 00:40
Chhapra 02:00 02:05
Hajipur 03:12 03:12
Barauni 05:00 05:15
KATIHAR 09:30 (THU) 09:45 (THU)
Barsoi 10:44 10:46
Radhikapur 11:55 (THU) – –

This train will run via Moradabad, Bareli, Lucknow, Baranasi, Balia, Chapra, Barauni and Salmari.

Only bad news for the people who were expecting to go Patna directly by this train. Because it will not run via Patna.

Good news is also for the people of Jogbani, Farbishganj and Purnia. A link train from Jogbani will also run along with this train. This Jogbani-Delhi (Anand Vihar) express (4019A and 4020A) will join Radihikapur – Delhi (Anand Vihar) Express at Katihar Junction.

NB: Please Read this post for updated TimeTable of Radhikapur Delhi Express.

Clash over grampanchayat pradhan election in Raiganj – The Statesman

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Over the issue of electing pradhan in Gauri Grampanchyat, Raiganj of North Dinajpur district today, the Congress members divided in two groups and involved in a clash in which five people including the pradhan Mr Baren Roy were hurt. The protesting congress members destroyed the Mr Baran Roy’s car .In order to disperse the mob, police had to resort to mild lathicharge.
Congress had bagged 10 seats and CPI(M) 6 out of total 16 seats of the panchyat this year. Yesterday district Congress leaders had a meeting where they decided to make Mr Baren Roy the pradhan of Gauri Grampanchyat. But a section of Congress members of the region could not accept this decision.
This morning when Mr Roy along with other panchyat members of Congress truned up in front of the grampanchyat office, a section of Congress protesters intercepted his car .When Mr Roy got down from car they beat up him and injured him. In the meantime another group who were in favour of Mr Roy counter attacked. Both groups pelted stones at each other in which four people were injured. They were taken to Raiganj district hospital.
Mr Supriya Das, BDO Raiganj said: “The incident took place out the panchayat premises.”ought stern measure against the police.

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Students stone bus, block NH~34 – The Statesman

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Students today allegedly damaged a Siliguri bound private bus by pelting stones on the National Highway 34 at Bilashpur in which the driver was badly injured.
The students also beat up the conductor and assistant of the bus and injured them too. Later they blocked roads on National Highway 34 for hours causing huge traffic congestion. Meanwhile both the owners and staff of private buses organised another road blockade for around an hour on the NH~34 at Siligurimore in Raiganj against the attack by the students. The secretary of the Bus and minibus Owners Association of North Dinajpur, Mr Ashok Chanda said, “If police fails to arrest them we will suspend our bus services in protest.”

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3 empty cylinders as woman gasps to death (The Telegraph)

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Raiganj, June 20: A 22-year-old woman was left gasping for breath for 40 minutes as nurses at the district hospital here tried one empty oxygen cylinder after another till she died.

Stuck on way back home (The Telegraph)

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Raiganj, June 12: Harried tourists coming from Siliguri got stuck on NH-34 for 10 hours today as a tribal group wanting official recognition for their language blocked the road in North Dinajpur.

Priya slams Left – The Statesman

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The Union Information & Broadcasting minister Mr Priyaranjan Dasmunshi during his recent stay in circuit house in Karnajora of North Dinajpur district said that this year the Congress will capture power in Dalkhola municipality with absolute majority to be held on 29 June.
“In the last few years I took up the case of boosting up ***Navodya vidyalaya ,a reck point at Dalkhola Railway station(center for unloading goods)and a flyover to avoid traffic congestion . ***Navodaya Vidaylaya has already started functioning while construction work of Dalkhola fly over and reck point are still on.”
“Apart from these, in the last five years infrastructure of different high schools in Dalkhola were developed with my MP LAD fund.On the other hand CPI(M) led Dalkhola municipality in last five years did nothing for the residents. I expect that residents will cast their votes in favour of congress this year on the basis of my work, he rued.”
It was learnt that in last municipality election in Dalkhola CPI(M) bagged 11 and Congress got 3 out of total 14 seats. In retaliation the Chairman of CPI(M) led Dalkhola municipality, Mr Himadri Mukharjee said, “On behalf of our municipality we managed the land at Teesta Colony in Dalkhola for the opening of ***Navodaya Vidyalaya.The construction work of Dalkhola flyover and reck point are proceeding very slowly.” “When Mr Dasmunshi was the Union minister of water resource department we sent some proposals to develop some water bodies in Dalkhola .But he ingnored our projects.In last few years Mr Dasmunshi spent a good amount from his MP LAD fund to develop the infrastructure of Raiganj municipality.But he did not provide any fund to Dalkhola municipality till date.So residents of Dalkhola will not listen to his words.CPI(M) will get more majority this year in Dalkhola municipality election ,”added Mr Mukherjee.

MLA Deepa Das Munshi
The Goalpokhar MLA Mrs Deepa Das Munshi today lashed out at the CPI-M and its ally RSP holding the organisations and the Left Front in general responsible for the lack of development in north Bengal. She was addressing a rally organised by the Congress for the forthcoming Balurghat civic polls in South Dinajpur district.
The Congress, which is upbeat in the region after having done well in the panchayat elections in North Dinajpur district, has stepped up its activities in South Dinajpur too and is eyeing the Balurghat Municipality.
Alleging that the RSP had done nothing to improve civic service in Balurghat despite running the board for 26 years and holding the CPI-M ruled Left Front for the backwardness of north Bengal in general, the MLA alleged that the RSP led Balurghat Municipality failed to use funds for different development schemes. She criticised the RSP run civic body’s failure to provide domestic water connection and the absence of a master plan for development, “though the Centre provided huge amounts for such benefits.”

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Activists protest against administration – The Statesman

Friday, June 27th, 2008

A number of activists in Cooch Behar turned up at Karnajora in Raiganj of North Dinajpur district during office hours and destroyed government sign boards including the boards of the office of district information and cultural officer, office of district controller of food & supply ,the office of the directorate of agriculture and the office of the district land and land reforms officer. In such sign boards the activists wiped out the name of Paschim Banga and covered the spot with black colour.
Upset with the inactiveness of both police and civil administration the members of North Dinajpur unit of West Bengal state co-ordination committee protested in front of the office of the District Magistrate, Mr Sukumar Bhattacharjee and demanded an immediate arrest of the officers.The secretary of North Dinajpur co-ordiantion Committee Mr Shambhu Chakraborty said,” They destroyed government sign boards infront of the police, yet the police failed to arrest them. The fact that the officials of the district had no such previous reports about their activities, is a matter of shame”.
When questioned, the District Magistrate of North Dinajpur, Mr Sukumar Bhattacharjee said, “Four activists have been arested .Police have been instructed to arrest other activists.”

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