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Siliguri/Kolkata (West Bengal): The toll in landslides triggered by incessant rain in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills has risen to 28, an official said on Wednesday.

credits: pardaphash.comHeavy rainfall since Tuesday triggered landslides across Darjeeling district, leaving scores of people trapped.

“So far we have recovered 28 bodies. Several others are still missing,” Darjeeling Superintendent of Police, Amit Javalgi, said.

According to Javalgi, 20 bodies were recovered from Mirik, six from Kalimpong and one each from Sukhiapokhri and Gorubathan areas of the district.

The landslides have snapped the hills’ link with Sikkim. The heavy downpour washed away the Rohini-Garidhura Bridge. Moreover, the National Highways No.31 and 10 also remain blocked due to debris from landslides.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was monitoring the situation in the Darjeeling hills and would visit the area during the day.

In Jalpaiguri district, at least 5,000 people were affected by water-logging and their misery was compounded by the release of over 5,000 cusecs of water from the Teesta barrage.

The district administration has issued a red alert over the Teesta and Torsa rivers touching danger levels.

While the Sashastra Seema Bal and Disaster Management personnel are engaged in relief and rescue operations, North Bengal Development Minister Gautam Deb said the army has been called to help in the rescue operations. (IANS)

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arhan, who played the title role in the Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh's biopic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", pointed out that a Bengali school textbook carried his image instead of the athlete.

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Filmmaker-actor-singer Farhan Akhtar pointed out a “glaring error” made in a West Bengal school book and urged the West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to rectify it.

Farhan, who played the title role in the Indian track and field legend Milkha Singh’s biopic “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, pointed out that a Bengali school textbook carried his image instead of the athlete.

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“To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school text books to depict Milkha Singhji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book? Sincerely,” Farhan tweeted on Sunday.

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On the work front, he will be next seen in director Shonali Bose’s “The Sky Is Pink”, alongside Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim. (IANS)

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