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Darjeeling Hills
West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.21

Need to start offbeat courses: Varsity

Darjeeling Hills University (DHU) on Tuesday issued a notice seeking application to six new postgraduate courses to kickstart the new varsity but many academics from the hills feel more non-regular co...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

News  /  Published 17.11.21

Students happy to be back in Kolkata schools but…

The state government on Tuesday decided to operationalise the Darjeeling Hills University (DHU). Subires Bhattacharya, the North Bengal University vice-chancellor who has been given additional charge...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Vivek Chhetri in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.21

CM irons out DHU irritants

The state government has decided to run Darjeeling Hills University (DHU) from the Mungpoo ITI College building, with the vice-chancellor of North Bengal University being given additional charge to ov...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.21

Book on first hill comrade

Ratanlal Brahmin, the first and tallest communist from Darjeeling hills, made headlines on Sunday, three decades after his death,  through his first English biography penned by his granddaughter ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.21

Hill TMC asked to give allies space

The state Trinamul leadership has instructed its leaders and workers of Darjeeling hills to “go slow” and refrain from any activity that can antagonise hill parties that are its allies. T...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.21

Private schools await circular on reopening

Authorities of private schools in Siliguri and in the hills of north Bengal are waiting for an official circular of the state government to decide if they will reopen their institutions, at least for ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.21

Mamata focus on hill industry

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday spoke extensively on the need to set up small-scale industries in the hills, the stress on industry in a region traditionally starved of organised sector empl...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kurseong

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


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