West Bengal  /  Published 09.10.20

Swiss tourist cottages revamped

Visitors to the Darjeeling hills will soon have more reasons to cheer as the tourism department of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has revamped the Swiss cottages at Mirik, the tiny hill sta...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

Rain racks Mirik

A number of localities at Mirik in Darjeeling district were waterlogged and minor landslides occurred after a sudden bout of heavy rain on Monday. A road that connects the town from Alley Ground &mda...
By Bireswar Banerjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.20

Mirik homestays to reopen tomorrow

“The district administration has allowed opening of hotels and homestays for tourists and it was conveyed to us by the SDO of Mirik. This made us hold a meeting in Mirik (located around 50km fr...
By Bireswar Banerjee, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

Total lockdown in Mirik till July 1

A total lockdown was clamped down in the Mirik subdivision from Friday through July 1 as 10 Covid-19 cases were reported in and the around the hill town. “A number of coronavirus cases were reported...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.11.18

Mirik lines up fest to show ‘changes

Mirik municipality has decided to organise a tourism festival next month to showcase the “changes” brought about by the only civic body under the Trinamul Congress’s control in the hills to the ...
By Bireswar Banerjee and Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.20

2 new venues for north Bengal fest

Kaliaganj in North Dinajpur and Mirik, the tiny sub-division in Darjeeling district, have been chosen by the Bengal government as new venues for the upcoming Uttarbanga Utsav, the week-long cultural e...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Travel  /  Published 03.01.19

Quiet tea break

It’s better to be wary of such sensory overload when all you need is some calm — a kind of place whose unhurried charm doesn’t make demands on your attention and yet is there to be savoured when...
By Reshmi Sengupta in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.19

Four hill towns to boast ‘love’ signages

The GTA has started erecting huge signages at four major towns in the Darjeeling hills with a message for people to “love” their respective place.Two 40ft long and 5ft high signages each will come...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kalimpong

West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.19

Binay seeks creation of Mirik Assembly seat & more blocks

The Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has demanded the creation of Mirik Assembly constituency and an increase in the number of seats in the GTA as well as administrative blocks in th...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.18

Mirik cash for homestay

The Trinamul-run Mirik municipality is giving money to 300-odd families at the small hill town in Darjeeling to set up homestay facilities for tourists at their houses.L.B. Rai, the civic chairman, sa...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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