BRIEFS FROM THE REGION
TMC meets GJMM – no gracious reason in a Democracy ?!!
KalimNews: In view of the proposed visit of Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee,TMC Chief on 26 September and a meeting with Bimal Gurung, the GJMM chief Gautam Dev the TMC District Committee President is visiting hills on 17 September.
An indoor meeting was organised in Kurseong between Gurung and Dev and Partho Chaterjee the leader of the opposition of Bidhan Sabha may also join during the talks.
It is indicated that TMC wants no disturbance during the visit of their Chief when she will be inaugurating a few new centers and provisions of some railway stations.
It is recalled that though Mamta Banerjee had rejected the demand of Gorkhaland GJMM so far has no rivalry with it.
GJMM opines that every party is organising their meetings and TMC too can do it, we have no objection.
Bail for Dahal – but not released due to lack of bail bond ?!!
From The Telegraph
Kalimpong, Sept 15, 2010: The self-styled chief of the United Gorkha Revolutionary Front (UGRF) Ajay Dahal, who is accused of murder and waging war against the state, was granted bail by the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate here on Wednesday.
However, Dahal was not released from jail, as he could not furnish the bail bond.
10 hurt in party clash
Islampur: Two persons were shot at and eight others were injured in a series of clashes that broke out between CPM and Congress supporters in a locality near here since yesterday evening after a motorcycle of a local trader was snatched.
A police picket has been posted in Matikunda, 20km from here, and patrolling is on to prevent any further trouble. No one has been arrested. Police said Congress supporter Ramprasad Singh was hit by a bullet on the right leg, while CPM member Mohammad Nasiruddin was shot at on the chest by a bullet. Eight other persons were also injured in the clash.
Islampur: Criminals raided the house of Tapan Majumdar, a retired schoolteacher of Millanpally here, on Tuesday night and robbed the family gold ornaments worth Rs 2 lakh and cash. Police said a gang of four-five robbers held the family at gunpoint and took the articles away.
Siliguri: The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to run two additional general coaches with three trains from September 17 to meet the extra rush of passengers. NFR sources said the additional coaches would be added to the 649/650 and 651/652 New Jalpaiguri-Haldibari Passenger and 645/646 NJP-Bamanhat Passenger.
Siliguri: A hoax call at the Nursing Training Centre of the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital created panic on the campus on Wednesday. Samir Ghosh Roy, the NBMCH superintendent, said around 3pm a person rang up to say a bomb had been planted at the centre and disconnected the line.
Ghosh Roy informed Matigara police immediately who conducted a thorough search in the area but could not find anything suspicious.