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Darjeeling Hills
West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.21

Bengal advice on tea bonus impasse

The state government intervened on the deadlock over bonus between hill tea planters and workers’ unions on Tuesday, advising planters to give the bonus in two instalments in October. In the th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.21

Hill’s Nisha Gurung smashes a glass ceiling

For Nisha Gurung, a hockey player from Darjeeling, it definitely is not a man’s world. The 23-year-old from Ging tea garden in Darjeeling has achieved the rare distinction of coaching a men&rsq...
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

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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

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.21

Appeal to give local touch in DHR rides

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway-India Support Group, which consists of aficionados of the hill train, has sought involvement of local art, culture and cuisine to make the joy rides more alluring for ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.21

Forum for small states to meet in Darjeeling

The National Federation for New States (NFNS) has decided to hold a meeting in Darjeeling later this month, a move which could bring the spotlight back on the Gorkhaland discourse at a time when the s...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.21

Thapa’s new party plans 45 meetings

New hill party Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha, formed last Thursday by Anit Thapa, will hold 45 public meetings across the hills to kick-start its first phase of activities. The decision was ta...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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