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Darjeeling
West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.21

Hill tea bonus talks fail again

Bonus talks between hill tea garden unions and officials of the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) failed for the second time on Wednesday. Although hill planters agreed to pay bonus at the rate of 20 ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.21

GNLF leader quits over ‘ideological surrender’

Veteran leader of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) on Tuesday formally announced his decision to quit the party floated by Subash Ghisingh. Mahendra Chhetri, who joined GNLF in 2011 and wa...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.21

Help for students who lost breadwinners to Covid-19

Darjeeling based Vik-Run Foundation along with GTA Headmasters’ Association and various educational institutions from the hills have come forward to provide assistance to 14 students from the re...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

Revamp on radar for wholesale hub

The state agriculture marketing department has decided to revamp the regulated market at Mallaguri in the northern end of Siliguri. This was decided at a recent meeting held by Biplab Mitra, Bengal m...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 20.09.21

Tatas: row over Nepal tea

The Tatas have been dragged into a snowballing controversy over an unchecked flood of Nepal tea imports into the country. The Rs 7,287-crore Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL, formerly Tata Tea) has b...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.21

Thapa, Gurung visit each other’s strongholds

 “One would hardly find any Opposition leaders visiting the area to organise political events. Those contesting the elections, mostly Assembly elections, would just do a road show in Tukvar...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.21

Team from Calcutta visits sick kids

A five-member health team from Calcutta reached north Bengal on Friday to check out the health infrastructure available for children in the state-run establishments of the region and to confirm that t...
By Our Bureau in Malda, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri

Places  /  Published 17.09.21

The traveller’s guide to post-pandemic Kalimpong

Pravesh Chettri’s Art Cafe was one of the first cafes to open its doors in the rolling foothills of Kalimpong and luckily has an adaptable, distancing-friendly design. The space offers both indo...
By Sonam Dolkar Seth

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Leaders raise pitch for panchayat polls in hills

Hill leaders are raising the pitch for panchayat elections in the region, a demand which could smoothen the path for the state government to hold the rural polls for the first time in two decades. An...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Tea bonus talks in hills fail over pay in parts

Bonus talks between hill tea garden unions and officials of the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) failed on Wednesday, with industry principals insisting on payment in instalments, a proposition tea un...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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