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Darjeeling
West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Tea bonus in parts dampens cheer

The Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) on Sunday agreed to pay annual bonus to tea garden workers in two instalments of 15 and 5 per cent, but the announcement failed to bring much cheer in the hills as...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

CM to visit Siliguri next week

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is slated to be in Siliguri on September 21,  22 and 23 to hold review meetings for five north Bengal districts. The visit will be the first since Covid-19 broke ou...
By Pranesh Sarkar , Avijit Sinha in Calcutta, Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.20

Mirik homestays to reopen tomorrow

“The district administration has allowed opening of hotels and homestays for tourists and it was conveyed to us by the SDO of Mirik. This made us hold a meeting in Mirik (located around 50km fr...
By Bireswar Banerjee, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Warning to gardens on Darjeeling Tea dilution

The Tea Board of India has warned that it will start civil and criminal action against those gardens in the Darjeeling hills which process and sell tea leaves from outside and sell them as the world f...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.20

Anit Thapa stress on job creation in hills

Anit Thapa, the chairperson of the board of administrators of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and a prominent leader of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s Binay Tamang faction, has sai...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.20

Panel for Darjeeling municipal corporation

Binay Tamang, the president of a faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, has flagged yet another long-standing demand of Darjeeling residents — upgrade of the 170-year-old Darjeeling municipality...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Trinamul tea union stirs in hills

A trade union of the Trinamul Congress has intensified activities in over 80 tea gardens in the Darjeeling hills with the attempt bearing hints of an intense political tussle as the BJP also started a...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.20

Binay camp writes to PM, CM on hill demands

Two top leaders of the Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha have written separately to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee seeking their intervention f...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.20

GI tag on Sikkim’s red chilli

“Dalle khursani” or the red cherry pepper chilli, which is grown in Sikkim and considered as one among hottest varieties in the world, has earned a geographical indication (GI) tag from th...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.20

In Darjeeling, trial run of Toy Train

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) authorities held a trial run of its Toy Train from Siliguri Junction to Tindharia on Tuesday to check the condition of tracks. “We conducted the trial run...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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