Jalpaiguri (India)

Type: City
Name: Jalpaiguri (India)
Country: India
Latitude: 26.530001
Longitude: 88.709999
population: 107,843
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Planters seek Jorhat tea auction centre

Jorhat, Sept. 15: The North Eastern Tea Association has moved the Union commerce ministry to set up a tea auction centre here to facilitate small growers to sell their produce easily. Of the estimated 620 million kg tea produced in Assam, nearly 400 million ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

One killed in grenade blast

Mangaldoi/ Tezpur, Sept. 13: One person died and two others were injured in a grenade blast at a tea garden manager’s office in Dalgaon area in Darrang district around 8pm today. Police said the grenade was thrown at the Borgarah tea garden manager’s ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Mohani Tea unit in Bengal

Calcutta, Sept. 12: Mohani Tea Leaves Pvt Ltd, which has facilities mainly in north India, will invest Rs 25 crore to set up a bought leaf factory in the Jalpaiguri district. The factory will have capacity to produce 3 million kg of tea annually. This ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Students shine at Spotlight

Siliguri, Sept.12: Students of over 20 colleges from Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling hills and Sikkim took part in City Centre t2 Spotlight 2014 grand finale today, the first day of the two-day event. The event that was held at City Centre here started ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Women block road to protest rape and murder of Dhupguri girl

STATESMAN NEWS SERVICESiliguri, 12 SeptemberThe SUCI-backed women organisation, All India Women Cultural Organisation, today took out a procession from Baghajatin Park here and blocked the four-point crossing at Hashmi Chowk, protesting violence against ... [Published The Statesman - Sep 12 2014]
Entities: Rape, Protest, Homicide
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Girl who protested against India village elders found dead

KOLKATA: Police have arrested three men over the suspected rape and murder of a teenager who had protested against village elders' harassment of her father in India's east, an officer said Wednesday.The father of the 16-year-old said she went missing ... [Published DAWN Group - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

9/10/2014: Front Page: Shoes blues of India’s 12-toed athlete

Born with six toes in each foot and pursuing a largely unrewarding Olympic sport, heptathlete Swapna Barman from Jalpaiguri has been forced to run and jump, in shoes designed for five toes. For morehindustantimes.com/ athletetoe ... [Published Hindustan Times - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

Naked body of teen found by rail tracks in W. Bengal

THE naked body of a 16- yearold girl, who protested against a kangaroo court diktat to save her father from being beaten by locals for failure to repay a loan, was mysteriously found by railway tracks in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 7 reports

Three held over rape-murder of teenager

KOLKATA: Police have arrested three men over the suspected rape and murder of a teenager, who had protested against village elders' harassment of her father in eastern India, an officer said.The father of the 16-year-old said she went missing after trying ... [Published Gulf Daily News - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 3 reports

Girl who defied TMC leader found dead

KOLKATA: A teenager in West Bengal was ordered to lick spit, by a village kangaroo court allegedly led by a woman councillor of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).The girl refused, and on Tuesday morning, her naked body was found near railway tracks ... [Published The Gulf Today - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Women activists condemn Jalpaiguri incident, say feudal attitudes …

By ANI | ANI  –New Delhi/ Kolkata, Sept.3 (ANI): Reacting to the murder of a teenage girl in West Bengal, who was reportedly killed after being raped, women activists across the country lashed out at political leaders for encouraging feudal attitudes ... [Published Yahoo! India - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

FCI accused of plotting to remove storages from Jalpaiguri Area manager gheraoed

Various trade unions associated with the Food Corporation of India on Wednesday gheraoed the FCI area manager‘s office at Kadamtala in Jalpaiguri protesting against the authority’s alleged clandestine efforts to remove its store houses. The FCI has a ... [Published The Echo Of India - Aug 21 2014]

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"The girl went missing after she protested at the village council, who had called her father asking him to settle his dues for hiring a power tiller from a villager."
...it is too expensive for us now," said Sudha Gope, a former plantation worker who now breaks stones in the riverbed along with her two young sons. "Earlier, when the tea garden was functional, our kids would board the company truck and go to school. But now you have to pay 20 rupees to and fro for the same. How can people who earn 90 rupees a day afford to spend [this] on sending one single kid to school?"
"Rape is a social malady, which will continue happening and so will be accusations. The more the accusations grow, so will grow our party membership" Chakrabarty told media persons, reacting to accusations against his own partymen
According to sources, the girl went missing on Monday night after the village court asked her father to repay a loan of ` " 4,000 or be beaten by local villagers."

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Planters seek Jorhat tea auction centre [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 17 hours ago]
One killed in grenade blast [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 14 2014]
Mohani Tea unit in Bengal [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 13 2014]
Students shine at Spotlight [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Sep 13 2014]
Women block road to protest rape and murder of ... [Published The Statesman - Sep 12 2014]
Girl who protested against India village elders... [Published DAWN Group - Sep 11 2014]
9/10/2014: Front Page: Shoes blues of India’s 1... [Published Hindustan Times - Sep 10 2014]
India's starving tea-garden workers [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 05 2014]
Rape charges will boost party ranks: Trinamool ... [Published Yahoo! India - Sep 05 2014]
Human trafficking: A phone call to the heart of... [Published Livemint.com - Sep 04 2014]
Naked body of teen found by rail tracks in W. B... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Sep 04 2014]
Three held over rape-murder of teenager [Published Gulf Daily News - Sep 04 2014]
Indian girl \'humiliated\' by village elders fo... [Published Frontier Post - Sep 04 2014]
Girl who defied TMC leader found dead [Published The Gulf Today - Sep 03 2014]
Girl, who protested against village elders, fou... [Published Street Sweeper - Sep 03 2014]
Girl Who Challenged Village Elders Found Dead i... [Published Newser - Sep 03 2014]
Indian girl who defied village court diktat fou... [Published AlertNet - Sep 03 2014]
Girl's nude body found on railway track in Bengal [Published Yahoo! India - Sep 03 2014]
Two held over suspected gang rape in india [Published EuroNews - Sep 03 2014]
Naked Body of Girl Found Hours after She Revolt... [Published International Business Times India - Sep 03 2014]
Women activists condemn Jalpaiguri incident, sa... [Published Yahoo! India - Sep 03 2014]
Girl Who Protested against India Village Elders... [Published Naharnet - Sep 03 2014]
Girl 'humiliated' by villagers dead [Published BBC - Sep 03 2014]
WB Girls naked body found by railway track afte... [Published Hindustan Times - Sep 03 2014]
Why do flood protection embankments fail? [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - Sep 02 2014]
National Nutrition Week 2014 commen... [Published The Echo Of India - Sep 02 2014]
Siliguri Traffic creates problem for daily comm... [Published The Echo Of India - Aug 31 2014]
Capital battles not just recurring fires, but a... [Published Deccan Herald - Aug 31 2014]
Congress MLA Barma visits Uttarkanya with graft... [Published The Statesman - Aug 29 2014]
Lesson From Across The Border [Published MyRepublica.com - Aug 28 2014]
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India: In Jalpaiguri, little government help fo... [Published H5N1 - Jul 24 2014]
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