West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.19

Sikkim and Kalimpong cut off

Three rain-triggered landslides on a 10km stretch of NH31 and NH10 near Sevoke on Thursday morning have all but cut off Sikkim, Kalimpong and the Dooars from Siliguri, prompting many tourists to cance...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.18

Didi offers tea balm

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday instructed administrative officials of Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts to ensure that all social welfare schemes reach tea gardens in the Dooars.Mamata,...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.20

Dooars tourism fears Rs 700cr loss

Tourism industry in the Dooars will suffer a loss of around Rs 700 crore this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown, according to a preliminary estimate worked out by the st...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.20

Tea official hit over denial of subscription

A group of youths allegedly assaulted a senior manager of a tea garden owned by the Goodricke Group and ransacked his vehicle near Chalsa in the Dooars on Sunday afternoon when the official refused to...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.19

Rain wreaks havoc in Dooars tea gardens

Incessant rain and rivers in spate have flooded over 150 tea plantations in the Dooars, destroying leaves, eroding cultivated land, hampering growth of plants and affecting production in factories bec...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.20

Trip to end lockdown blues

A group of tourists from North 24-Parganas reached the Dooars on Saturday to rejuvenate themselves after being cooped up at homes for weeks during the lockdown and they are enjoying the hospitality ex...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.19

Tea workers to get 18.5% bonus

Tea garden workers in the Terai and the Dooars will get bonus at the rate of 18.5 per cent of their annual pay this year.The decision was taken at a bipartite meeting held between representatives of p...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.19

Animal attack alarm in Dooars

Three persons, including a couple, were killed in a suspected elephant attack on the fringes of the Gorumara National Park on Tuesday while seven others were injured by a bison in another part of Jalp...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.19

Tea loss in Dooars: Rs 60 crore & counting

The tea industry in the Dooars has so far incurred a loss of over Rs 60 crore because of the rainfall and flood, representatives of tea planters’ associations said on Friday. In the past week, tea e...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Hill tea garden stops work over bonus row

Ambootia Tea, a flagship garden of the second largest group in the Darjeeling Tea industry, declared suspension of work on Tuesday citing labour problems centering on the simmering bonus issue.The str...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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