- Raiganj institute clearance tells tale of Bengal

The Union cabinet today approved an AIIMS-like hospital for Bengal, with 960 beds and 39 speciality and super-speciality clinics, that will come up on the banks of the Kulik river in Raiganj.

A 33KV power substation under the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme has been scrapped because of the inability of the North Dinajpur administration to acquire land for the purpose.

District magistrate Sukumar Bhattacharyya said the project, whose foundation stone was laid in January this year, had been shifted from Gadahat, 100km from here, to Kishenganj in Bihar.

Raiganj: The North Dinajpur district health administration has been put on alert following the out break of malignant malaria in Raiganj, Karandighi and Goalpokhar blocks and the death of one person from the mosquito-borne parasite.

The papad factory owned by Sudhir Agarwala at Soharoi near Raiganj. (Nantu Dey)

Raiganj, July 17: At least 80 entrepreneurs who had invested crores of rupees to set up small and medium scale industrial units in Raiganj are facing double blows.

First, the investors could not start production even two years after they had opened the factories as the government-run power distribution company has not given connections. Second, banks have sent notices to these industrialists warning them that further defaults on the payment of installments would result in their property being impounded.