Darjeeling (West Bengal), May 22 (ANI): Tourists, both domestic and foreign, are making a beeline for Darjeeling, to escape the scorching heat of the plains.
Darjeeling, located in the Lesser Himalayas, with its varied landscape and spectacular beauty, has been a favourite and affordable destination not only for locals, but also for people across the globe.
KOLKATA, 20 MAY: From next year, examiners of Madhyamik and Higher Secondary will have no knowledge of the identity of the examinees as the state school education department has decided to introduce code system.
Hence examinees will write their names and roll numbers on the top sheet of the answer scripts, but that will not reach the examiners. Instead a code will be generated for each candidate and this will be their only identity. "This is the national practice, followed by CBSE. So, we have decided to adopt it," said education minister Bratya Basu today after a meeting with Professor Kalyanmoy Ganguly, administrator of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) and Professor Muktinath Chatterjee, president of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE).
Darjeeling, May 20: A clerk at the Indian Army’s base in Sukna was arrested today for allegedly stealing defence documents and supplying them to four persons from Kurseong, held yesterday on the charge of working as conduits of Pakistan’s ISI.
“Mani Kumar Biswakarma, aged about 50 years and currently serving as an upper division clerk with the army in Sukna, was arrested today. He has confessed to stealing documents and supplying them to ISI agents,” said Kunal Aggarwal, the Darjeeling superintendent of police.
Misuse of red beacons on vehicles is now a criminal offence, and one could now end up in jail for a maximum period of three years for it.
In a stringent order, the Calcutta High Court on Friday ruled that police can initiate criminal proceedings against any person under sections 420 (cheating) and 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for misuse of beacons on vehicles. The provisions entail a maximum of three years in jail, though the offence is bailable.
Darjeeling, May 16: Delegation of Hill Trinamool congress consisting of 15 TMC activists headed by the hill convener Rajen Mukhia met Mamata Banerjee for some time in Darjeeling today. Chief Minister was delighted meeting us, expressed Rajen Mukhia. We have also submitted a memorandum soliciting for employments for educated youths of the hills, she has assured for the same, said Rajan Mukhia.