States  /  Published 23.01.22

Sikkim lifts Bengal milk ban

The Sikkim government has relaxed the ban on the supply of milk from Kalimpong and Darjeeling districts of Bengal following a “request” from dairy farmers. Sikkim had imposed a temporary ...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.22

Bears pose threat to farms

Residents of some of the tiny hilly hamlets on the fringes of Neora Valley National Park are facing a new problem nowadays. Himalayan black bears stray out of the forest and damage farmers’ api...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Novel from hills goes places

Chuden Kabimo, 32, a writer from Kalimpong does not know the motorable distance between the district headquarters and his village Malbong “because a pucca road has not yet reached my village&rdq...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 21.12.21

Bista slams state over tribal school

The Centre has approved establishment of an Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in Kalimpong at a cost of Rs 16 crore but Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista has alleged that the state government is depr...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Places  /  Published 13.12.21

Churches of Bengal: MacFarlane Memorial Church of Kalimpong

Sunday mornings, when it opens its doors to the public, are the best time to visit the church. Week-long musical events are also planned every year during the festive weeks. However, one needs to obta...
By Somen Sengupta


States  /  Published 01.12.21

Spurt in black bear intrusions

There has been an unprecedented rise in the incidents of the Himalayan black bear entering human habitats in East district of Sikkim and Kalimpong district in Bengal with about 15 such cases each repo...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.21

Hearing on hill tea pay default

Justice (retd) Abhay Manohar Sapre, the chairman of the one-man committee formed by the Supreme Court, has summoned all gardens of the Darjeeling Tea industry for hearing next month on alleged default...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.21

Bear kills youth, crowd kills it

An angry mob of tea garden residents in Jalpaiguri district killed a Himalayan black bear after it strayed into their garden and killed a teen on Wednesday. Around 3pm, the black bear was spotted at ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Places  /  Published 16.11.21

Silence, serenity and scenery await you at Kolakham

Chaiti Mitra is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, Kolkata, and Guest Faculty at the Post Graduate Department of English, West Bengal...
By Chaiti Mitra

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.21

NH10 reopens, bridge repair starts

Traffic along the damaged stretch of NH10, which links Sikkim and Bengal’s Kalimpong district with the rest of the country, resumed on Tuesday afternoon after a gap of six days. Since August 20...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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