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Darjeeling Hills
West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.21

Toy trains back on track

The regular toy train services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling railway stations will resume from August 25, senior officials of the Northeast Frontier R...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.21

Bimal Gurung’s former aide floats hill forum

The formation of an apolitical Hill Youth Forum was announced on Tuesday by a former aide of Bimal Gurung, one in a series of such initiatives in the hills which clearly points out that some in the hi...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.21

Covid: Active cases fewer than 10,000

Bengal on Monday achieved its goal, in the wake of the devastating second wave, of getting its total number of active Covid-19 cases back to below 10,000, for the first time since April 3, 135 days ag...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.21

Afghans in hills spend sleepless nights

Rumblings in Kabul are causing sleepless nights to many families in Darjeeling hills and neighbouring region with their near and dear ones stuck in this Afghanistan capital. The Taliban have taken ov...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.21

TMC in Darjeeling to screen new entrants

The Darjeeling district committee of the Trinamul Congress has decided to screen people wanting to join the party from the block levels to the district, the decision coming as a part of an overall str...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 14.08.21

Ballot box dusted, hill poll hope brightens

The Darjeeling district administration has cleaned ballot boxes that were lying unused in a store room for decades, a move which has created excitement among political parties because panchayat electi...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.21

Platforms different, but mission same

Binay Tamang on Thursday said he and Bimal Gurung would work from “different platforms” on various issues for the benefit of Gorkhas by “taking the state government into confidence&r...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.21

Now, a herbal spin to cocktails

Master mixologist Yangdup Lama, who recently launched six cocktails with the iconic Makaibari tea, has come up with a few more Darjeeling hill-inspired concoctions. This time, however, local herbs an...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.21

5 arrested in tea wages loot case, 5 on the run

Police have solved the July 22 case where a gang had robbed Rs 26 lakh of tea garden money at gunpoint. So far, the police have arrested five accused and are on a lookout for five more. Ten persons h...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.21

Binay hush-hush meet signals ‘third chapter’

Hill leader Binay Tamang, who last month resigned as the president of one of the two factions of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, organised a “secret meeting” in Siliguri on Thursday to kickstart t...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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