West Bengal  /  Published 28.11.20

After 3-year gap, Giri to address public rally

Roshan Giri, general secretary of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal Gurung faction), will resurface in the Darjeeling hills after three years on Sunday to address a public rally at Kurseong. Giri is seco...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Calcutta  /  Published 23.11.20

Moments from the hills marathon

Army jawan Tirtha Pun, who won the 21.1km event and had participated three times earlier in the Darjeeling Hill Marathon, agreed. “This year I found the route really tough. Nevertheless, I&rsqu...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.20

Darjeeling’s beloved professor dies

Dipankar Basu, a professor who had spent his lifetime in the hills and worked hard for the betterment of students, breathed his last in Calcutta on Friday morning. Basu, who was loved and revered in ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.20

North Bengal tour operators’ plea on trains

Stakeholders of tourism industry in north Bengal have requested the state government to take up their demand for re-introduction of more trains in north Bengal and resumption of toy train service in t...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.20

More celebrities to grace hill marathon

Celebrities from across the country are set to cheer runners during the Darjeeling Hill Marathon on Sunday. The marathon organised by Darjeeling Police is the biggest run in north Bengal and from thi...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.20

Tamang waves ‘green flag’ dare at Gurung

Binay Tamang on Thursday announced that unless he “waves the green flag” his archrival Bimal Gurung would not be able to return to the hills. Tamang, in the same vein, asked Gurung’...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Calcutta  /  Published 12.11.20

Leopard run over on sanctuary fringes

A leopard was run over by a speeding vehicle on NH55, on the fringes of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, near Sukna on Wednesday morning. Foresters of the Darjeeling wildlife division have recovered the...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.20

Haven’t sold pride: Gurung on new pact

Bimal Gurung’s supporters on Tuesday packed a community hall at St Mary-Tung area near Kurseong with people for him to address them from Calcutta through videoconference. Gurung explained in de...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Business  /  Published 10.11.20

Ambootia Tea in new hands

A clutch of foreign investors from Europe is taking over the management control and picking up a bigger ownership of the largest tea producer of Darjeeling. The Indian promoter, Sanjay Prakash Bansal...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.11.20

NFR plans to resume Toy Train services

Officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) have started taken initiatives to resume toy train services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), as tourists have started visiting the hills. T...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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