West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.22

Hill tourism conclave focus on visitors from abroad

Officials of the Bengal government, the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and the Darjeeling municipality on Sunday spoke in unison on working together with tourism stakeholders to promote t...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.22

Bengal: Heavy rains beckon

The met department on Sunday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning in several parts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal for the next 24 hours. A met department st...
By PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.06.22

Country’s largest optical telescope

Since the liquid mirror is a rotating thin film of mercury, Banerjee said, the telescope cannot be pointed at will anywhere in the sky but will always observe the same part of the sky, the zenith as o...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Places  /  Published 02.05.22

Rainy weather in Darjeeling fails to dampen tourist spirits

Sub-Himalayan West Bengal likely to experience rainfall, thunderstorm, gusty winds for next few days, said IMD in a weather update...
By My Kolkata Web Desk

States  /  Published 13.04.22

Sikkim champ for Nepali Roadies

Sikkim boy and fitness enthusiast Naseeb Tamang, 29, on Monday night won Season 4 of “Himalaya Roadies”, which is the Nepali version of the popular Indian television reality show MTV Roadi...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri


Opinion  /  Published 04.04.22

Letters to the Editor: The pandemic has killed the art of small talk

A lost art Sir — Has the pandemic and the lack of social contact for long periods led to the death of that great human institution, the small talk? The gift for banal conversation — be i...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 03.04.22

Karnataka: Hate reaches Himalaya

A netizen named Aarti Panchal shared a screenshot of an email, allegedly from Himalaya, that tells a purported customer that the capsule shells of its herbal medicines contain “gelatin which is ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 15.02.22

Needed: Civilian rescuers

The recent incident of a trekker stuck on a high rock face near Malampuzha and eventually rescued by army personnel should be cause for reflection in Kerala. Footage broadcast on TV showed a rescuer ...
By Shyam G. Menon

States  /  Published 10.12.21

Two new districts for Sikkim

Two new districts will be created in Sikkim while the four existing districts will be renamed. On Wednesday, the Assembly of the Himalayan state unanimously passed the Sikkim (Reorganisation of Distr...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Books  /  Published 01.10.21

Heeding a higher calling

Among the book’s long cast of “failed” heroes, Eric Shipton shines the brightest. In 1933, the year in which James Hilton was busy drafting the ridiculous contours of his Shangri-La,...
By Deeptanil Ray


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