West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Blackout village scrambles for gen-sets

Around 150 families of a village in East Burdwan’s Kalna are spending thousands from their savings to hire generators as the entire area is facing a blackout for over a month with the lone trans...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Sikkim nod for tourists from Oct 10

The P.S. Tamang (Golay) government in the Himalayan state of Sikkim has decided to reopen the state for tourists, both domestic and foreign, from October 10 after a gap of seven months. The decision,...
By Rajeev Ravidas, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 18.09.20

Zoos in Bengal to reopen on October 2

Zoos in Bengal, shut since March 17 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, will be open from October 2, the government said on Friday and released a set of guidelines for the reopening. Tickets have t...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Covid curbs for zoos, safaris

The state forest department on Friday said it would reopen all zoos and state-run parks to the public from October 2, a day after it said national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves of the...
By Anirban Choudhury, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Cop kills self, wife cries blackmail

A sub-inspector of state police who was the officer-in-charge at the traffic wing in Balurghat of South Dinajpur fatally overdosed on sleeping pills at home on Thursday late at night. When Sudipta Ku...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Govt to start housing scheme for tea belt

The Mamata Banerjee government will soon initiate a housing scheme for tea workers of north Bengal, state labour minister Moloy Ghatak hinted on Thursday. Ghatak, who was at the Mujnai tea estate in ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Sports  /  Published 17.09.20

High-profile CVs for East Bengal head coach post

Renowned coaches like Sven-Goran Eriksson, José Pékerman, Eusebio Sacristan and Robbie Fowler have applied for the post of East Bengal’s head coach. The century-old club is all se...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

North Bengal forests to reopen

The state forest department has decided to reopen national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of north Bengal to visitors from September 23.  “At a meeting on Wednesday, it was decided to reop...
By Anirban Choudhury, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri/Alipurduar

Calcutta  /  Published 16.09.20

Move to calm frayed nerves

Forest department officials have held meetings with panchayat pradhans, members of joint forest management committee members and villagers from the Sunderbans and asked them not to harm tigers if they...
By Snehal Sengupta, Debraj Mitra in Sunderbans

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

Resort workers protest against ‘rude’ manager

Twenty-one employees of a tourist resort run by West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDCL) at Murti on the fringes of Gorumara National Park here on Wednesday locked the property’s ent...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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