Archive for December, 2008

Bird flu scare Malda, Dec. 12: (The Telegraph)

Monday, December 15th, 2008

The government has sounded a north Bengal alert following a bird flu outbreak in Assam, but at least 250 chickens have died in a Malda village in two days and no sample has been sent for tests.

Blood crisis in hospital – The Statesman

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Blood crisis in hospital
The Statesman, India – 12 Dec 2008
RAIGANJ, Dec. 12: Blood of negative groups and some positive groups have dried up in the blood bank in the Raiganj District Hospital.
Water, water everywhere… but not in the hospital! The Statesman
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Hotels bank on ‘gut’ feeling for security – Calcutta Telegraph

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Calcutta Telegraph

Hotels bank on ‘gut’ feeling for security
Calcutta Telegraph, India – 9 Dec 2008
Raiganj, Dec. 9: The terror attacks in Mumbai have cast little shadow on the hotels in town, although police had announced a host of security measures for

Circuit bench awaits HC, SC nod to open – The Statesman

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Circuit bench awaits HC, SC nod to open
The Statesman, India – 7 Dec 2008
RAIGANJ, Dec 7: The state law minister, Mr Rabilal Moitra said today that the infrastructure development work for the Jalpaiguri Circiut Bench is complete

Rs 26 cr grant to reduce N Dinajpur drop-out rate – The Statesman

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Rs 26 cr grant to reduce N Dinajpur drop-out rate
The Statesman, India – 8 Dec 2008
schools and toilets will be set up in 25 girls’ schools in four municipality areas including Raiganj, Kaliyaganj, Dalkhola and Islampur with this fund.

Bandh passes off peacefully – The Statesman

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Bandh passes off peacefully
The Statesman, India – 12 hours ago
RAIGANJ, Dec. 14: The CPI-M sponsored 12-hour bandh in Sujali, Gabindapur, Ramganj-1 and Ramganj-2 Grampanchyats in Islampur of North Dinajpur district was

Couple held with crude guns (The Telegraph)

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Raiganj, Dec. 2: A couple from Uttar Pradesh were arrested in north Bengal this afternoon after two crude guns and bullets were found on the pick-up they were travelling in.

Runaway boy finds mom (The Telegraph)

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Raiganj, Nov. 24: A deaf-mute teen who had run away from home when his parents refused to take him to an uncle’s place ran again today, six months on, when he saw his mom.

Snatchers caught (The Telegraph)

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Raiganj, Nov. 23: A man from Calcutta was caught in Raiganj, North Dinajpur, where he had put up in a hotel and was part of a gang that specialised in tricking people and snatching purses.

BSF, villagers clash: 5 hurt – The Statesman

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

BSF, villagers clash: 5 hurt
The Statesman, India – 3 Dec 2008
RAIGANJ, Dec. 3: Three people and two BSF jawans were hurt today morning when a clash broke out between the jawans and the residents of Goalin near