West Bengal  /  Published 19.06.21

Rock crashes on workers in tunnel

A two-meter-wide rock crashed on labourers who were working around 650 meters inside an under-construction tunnel (number 10) of Sevoke-Rangpo (Sikkim rail link) at Bhalukhola on Thursday night, killi...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.06.21

Two die in rail tunnel crash

Two labourers were killed when an under-construction tunnel of Sevoke-Rangpo (Sikkim) railway line caved in near Kalimpong on Thursday night. The incident occurred around 10.30pm at Bhalukhola, about...
By Our Bureau in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.21

Hill TMC leaders seek elected rural faces

Trinamul leaders in Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills have decided to underscore the necessity of having elected panchayat functionaries in the hills before central leaders of the party.  They also...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Culture  /  Published 06.06.21

Message in a Bottle

Each village panchayat has 20 to 22 cluster groups or self-help groups. Each group has 8 to 10 women. They apply for loans from the banks and procure the material for production. The processed produce...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.21

Covid: Facility scale-up for battle in the hills

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) has appointed five officials to liaison with hospitals and safe homes across the hills to look into infrastructure and related issues following a relati...
By Vivek Chhetri, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri, Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.21

BJP wins two hill seats, Binay camp one

Of the three hill seats, the BJP won the Darjeeling and Kurseong Assembly constituencies while the Binay Tamang-Anit Thapa faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha —Trinamul’s ally — wo...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.21

Mirik homestays brave the second wave of Covid

Homestay owners in Mirik, a tiny town in Darjeeling hills, are trying to run their accommodations despite the second wave in Covid-19 cases. Mirik subdivision — the smallest in the hills &mdash...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 28.04.21

Bengal stresses on more Covid beds

A sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in Darjeeling district, particularly in Siliguri sub-division, and in the Dooars has prompted the administration to increase beds for Covid patients in the district. ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.21

Distance & terrain take ballots to voters early

Candidates in the Kalimpong Assembly segment have just started election campaign after having been allotted their symbols two days ago but the voting started on Monday. The Kalimpong district electio...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.21

TMC hill old-timers shun Bimal backers

The Trinamul hill leadership’s decision to support Bimal Gurung in the three hill Assembly seats this time has provoked some Trinamul old-timers into blaming the new leadership of acting in thei...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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