Places  /  Published 02.08.22

Eight unique travel experiences in Bhutan

There are various places in the country where you can indulge in a hot stone bath. These traditional wooden bathtubs come in different sizes and shapes, and oftentimes families have their own backyard...
By Rumela Basu

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.22

Bhutan eases Covid curbs on entry

The Bhutan government has eased Covid-19 norms for people visiting the country on work, replacing the five-day quarantine with a test-and-go system. On July 3, the Prime Minister’s office of Bh...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.22

Skin infection tied to beetle

A beetle called the Nairobi fly is causing skin infections in some districts of north Bengal, neighbouring Sikkim and parts of Bhutan. In Siliguri and surrounding areas, up to 20 such infections are ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

News  /  Published 05.07.22

Drukair resumes international flights from West Bengal's Bagdogra

After a pandemic-induced gap of almost two years, Bhutan-based Drukair has resumed its scheduled flight service between Paro, Bhutan, and Bangkok, Thailand, via Bagdogra in West Bengal, officials said...

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.22

Stream bursts its banks in Jalpaiguri

A sudden flash flood in the Nagrakata block of Jalpaiguri district caused by a swollen stream on Friday morning inundated around 60 houses. The stream has also cut off the sole road connecting a numb...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


World  /  Published 30.06.22

Bhutan to open borders

The Bhutan government is set to open its land borders for foreign tourists on September 23 along with a new tourism policy to keep carbon footprints in the Himalayan kingdom under control. The entry ...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.06.22

5 landslides in Buxa hills

Incessant rain across sub-Himalayan Bengal triggered landslides in Buxa hills, Alipurduar district, snapping connectivity between hamlets near Buxa fort with Santalabari, the last motorable road that ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

States  /  Published 18.06.22

Sikkim: Traffic snaps, tourists stuck

Incessant rain in the sub-Himalayan districts of Bengal and the neighbouring state of Sikkim over the past few days snapped road connectivity at a number of locations and led to the inundation of new ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

Opinion  /  Published 10.06.22

Some cheer: Declining infant mortality rate

Reports on India’s health parameters are usually disheartening — minimal GDP investment and the poor medical infrastructure are some of the causes of this depressing picture. But there is ...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.22

Estate official’s wife, daughter swept away

A tea estate official’s wife and minor daughter were swept away in the Nagrakata block of Jalpaiguri district on Sunday afternoon while they were taking bath in a small stream that swelled up be...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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