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Darjeeling
West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.20

Darjeeling: Centre push for land rights

A senior official of the Union ministry of rural development has sent a letter to the principal secretary of the land and land reforms department of Bengal, asking him to take necessary step...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.20

Fugitive with Covid in net after 11 days

Bhim Rai, the murder convict who tested Covid-19 positive and fled from an ambulance on August 2 while on way to a hospital in Kalimpong, was nabbed on Thursday evening near the Third Mile area under ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

Covid derails DHR toy trains rebound bid

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the toy train services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a Unesco-recognised world heritage property.  Since the middle of March this year, train s...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Downpour in the hills wreck links to Dooars

Heavy rain pounded Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts since Monday night, triggering landslides in the hills and snapping road and rail connectivity in the Dooars where several rivers and streams swe...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.07.20

Landslide risk from ditches in Darjeeling

Incessant rains in Darjeeling town bared the threat of landslides posed by dug-up stretches in many roads. These “waterlogged drains” are a reminder of the incomplete Darjeeling drinking ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Lockdown at more north Bengal places

The spike in Covid-19 cases across north Bengal has made the administration and civic bodies clamp down lockdown in at least four of eight districts in the region till next Sunday. According to the b...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

Rush in Darjeeling hills to fill larder

Residents of the Darjeeling hills rushed to markets on Friday to fill their larders before the start of the eight-day lockdown, but most of them were disappointed. The Gorkhaland Territorial Administ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.20

Stork visits Darjeeling panda pair in Berlin

Tierpark Berlin, a zoo in the German capital, has much to thank the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) of Darjeeling for. The hill zoo had gifted Berlin a pair of red pandas, Joel and Sh...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.20

Floods hit Malda, Jalpaiguri

Heavy monsoon rain in north Bengal made many rivers and streams swell and flood a number of areas. In Malda district, some 300 families were shifted to safer places from the banks of the Mahananda as...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.20

Run for health, not muscle damage

Jatin Chhetri, a 46-year-old policeman from Darjeeling who’s an amateur runner, ran 556.3km over a span of 10 days to win the 10-Day Max Mileage Challenge, an “open category event” w...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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