West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.21

BJP MLAs, leaders protest attack on MP

BJP leaders of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts, including  legislators, on Saturday protested against Friday’s attack on Jayanta Roy, the BJP MP of Jalpaiguri. The BJP leaders have als...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.21

Hill TMC leaders seek elected rural faces

Trinamul leaders in Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills have decided to underscore the necessity of having elected panchayat functionaries in the hills before central leaders of the party.  They also...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.21

Gorkha body rakes up statehood demand

The National Gorkhaland Committee (NGC), an apolitical body which is positioning itself as a “think tank” of the community in India, has decided to set up a Peoples Forum (PF) to “ex...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.21

Jab priority for Bengal tourism staff

The state government has decided to include tourism sector workers in the priority group for vaccination, a move that has brought a sigh of relief to an industry among the worst-hit by the Covid-19 pa...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.21

Darjeeling: 10% tea gardens seek buyers

By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.21

Covid treatment in hills minus CT scan

Covid-19 patients in the Darjeeling district hospital have no access to CT scan, a basic diagnostic tool for treatment, and more alarmingly, the facility has been forced to start conducting X-rays for...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.21

HMI honours Radhanath Sikdar

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) on Saturday dedicated a library after Radhanath Sikdar, the first person to reckon the height of Mount Everest whose contribution has often been overlooked...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.21

Rain racks Malda, Darjeeling and Sikkim

Prolonged downpour in Malda since Thursday morning led to the death of three persons and inundation in several areas of the district. The rain caused minor landslides and damaged a number of houses i...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.21

Covid: Facility scale-up for battle in the hills

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) has appointed five officials to liaison with hospitals and safe homes across the hills to look into infrastructure and related issues following a relati...
By Vivek Chhetri, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri, Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.21

No ventilator for Covid patients in Hills

A Covid-19 patient hospitalised in Darjeeling — a district headquarter — has no access to a ventilator, a situation that is reflective of the health care in the hills. The Darjeeling dist...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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