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Darjeeling Hills
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

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

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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

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


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