West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.20

Lockdown in Bhutan, blow to border trade

Commercial activities in Jaigaon, the town in Alipurduar district that sits on the Bhutan border, came to a grinding halt on Wednesday as a countrywide lockdown was announced in the Himalayan country ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.20

Note relief for traders in Jaigaon

Over 25 traders dealing in grocery and medicines in Jaigaon were relieved on Monday as they could deposit bundles of Ngultrum — the official currency of Bhutan — in a Bhutanese bank .Ever since th...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.19

Software to track Jaigaon boarders

Police have asked hotels, lodges and other commercial accommodations in Jaigaon that shares border with Bhutan to install a software in computers so that details of boarders can be uploaded and the sa...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

India  /  Published 09.04.19

Challenge brews in Bengal's tea belt

Ajay Sharma will leave his home in Bhutan post lunch on April 11, walk up to the international border, show his voter ID card to the guards, cross the border on foot and then walk another 200 metres t...
By Devadeep Purohit in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.18

India’s Jaigaon waits for Bhutan poll results

The residents of Jaigaon, the town on the India-Bhutan border, immersed themselves in Durga Puja celebrations like in other parts of Bengal but were at the same time curious about elections in the Him...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar



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