West Bengal  /  Published 07.01.21

Dooars: animal alert for trains

Officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) are working on a proposal to install sophisticated sensors along the Dooars rail route to curb accidental deaths of wild animals on tracks. The 158-k...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.21

8 on plane with mutant virus patient isolated

Eight tourists from Chinsurah of Hooghly district were isolated at a resort run by the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) at Rajabhatkhawa of Alipurduar district after it was found tha...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.20

Countering jumbo intrusion

The district administration of Jalpaiguri has decided to convene a meeting soon to discuss the issue of elephant depredation in tea gardens and discourage the trend of erecting illegal energised fence...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.20

2 tea gardens in Dooars get banking ease

Residents of two tea estates in the Dooars can avail banking services from near home from now on, as the State Bank of India (SBI) opened customer service points (CSPs) at the gardens on Friday. This...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.20

Binay focus on Dooars

Binay Tamang, the bête noire of Bimal Gurung, on Wednesday held his first meeting with his party leaders from the Dooars in the region itself. The meeting surprised many political watchers beca...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 05.12.20

Elephant dead in western Dooars, finger at live wire

A wild elephant that strayed into the plantation of a tea estate in western Dooars was found dead on Friday morning, with electrocution suspected as the cause. Though autopsy report is awaited, it se...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.20

Response lukewarm in Bengal tea gardens

The strike called by the Left trade unions on Thursday against “anti-people” policies of the Narendra Modi government had little impact in the brew belt, raising questions on the effective...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

Call to resume elephant safaris in Dooars

The state forest department should resume elephant safaris in the Gorumara and Jaldapara national parks of north Bengal to bring in more tourists, stakeholders of the tourism industry in the Dooars sa...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Business  /  Published 14.10.20

Bane sparks boom for tea growers

Tea — the golden elixir — brought some shine back to its hapless producers after a gap of seven years as the pandemic tightened supply by weeding out excess crop from the market and househ...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.20

Cultural gigs at state-run resorts to boost tourism

The state tourism department has decided to engage folk artistes and cultural troupes to entertain tourists who check into resorts and lodges run by the department across Bengal. The aim of the initi...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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