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Darjeeling
West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.20

Hill taxi owners stare at road tax penalty

Taxi owners, many of whom rely entirely on ferrying tourists, have not earned a penny in the past three months but some have paid 100 percent penalty on road taxes. Commercial vehicles like Tata Sumo...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.20

Two held with ivory piece

The Bengal forest department said its special task force had arrested two men with an ivory piece from Mungpoo in the Darjeeling hills on Thursday. Sanjoy Dutta, the range officer of the special task...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.20

HMI's breathe-easy aid easy on the pocket

The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, has come up with a low-cost innovation “for emergencies” amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic. At a time paucity of ventilators is m...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.20

Hills: no-entry for tourists

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) on Wednesday announced its decision to ban the entry of tourists in the hills till July 31. The GTA had earlier decided to open the hills — close...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

Covid: Driver always on call

Amir Gurung lives less than a kilometer away from Darjeeling district hospital but for the past three months, he has only been promising his six-year-old son Sherab that he will come home soon. Amir,...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

84 zones to contain Covid in Darjeeling district

Darjeeling district authorities have notified 84 containment zones in the Siliguri subdivision, 54 of which are in the Siliguri town, because of rising coronavirus cases. In Malda, where the number o...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.20

First monsoon rain brings landslides

A family in Muldara here had a narrow escape when the first monsoon rain on Saturday triggered landslides in the hills, damaging houses and roads.Sabita Thapa, the resident of Muldara, a few kilometre...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.20

Restraint call after tourist incident

Hotel owners and tourism stakeholders in north Bengal, already bleeding from losses, are upset over a recent incident in Darjeeling in which some local youths asked a group of Calcutta tourists to lea...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.20

Concerts beat virus, go virtual

The Covid-19 pandemic may have cancelled live gigs and concerts, but as they say, the show must go on. Darjeeling, one of the major clusters of music bands in eastern India, is now coming to terms wit...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.20

Homestays as safe getaways

The state government and tourism industry stakeholders in north Bengal are planning to highlight homestays in the hills and plains to revive the tourism sector that has taken a beating in the wake of ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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