West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.21

Rain triggers slides, NH10 hit for hours

Incessant downpour across the sub-Himalayan north Bengal since Wednesday night led to landslides in a number of locations across the hills. As the slides brought down debris, traffic came to a halt a...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.21

Mirik gets first safe home for Covid patients

A 50-bed safe home for treatment of Covid-19 patients was opened in Mirik, 50km from here, on Thursday at the local college building. Sources said the first of its kind facility in the hill town will...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

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 27.04.21

Mirik lake off bounds from today

Sumendu Lake, the top tourist attraction in Mirik, will be closed from Tuesday, making it the first major tourist point to be closed in north Bengal after the surge in Covid-19 cases during the second...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.21

Anit Thapa to hold rally at Mirik

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Anit Thapa has decided to hold a rally in Mirik on Sunday in what is being construed as an attempt to take the fight to Trinamul Darjeeling hill president L.B. Rai’...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.21

Birds die in hill tea garden, no hint of avian flu

Fowls and other species of birds were found dead in a tea garden near Mirik on Wednesday, but authorities said preliminary investigation suggested that chronic respiratory disease had killed them and ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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

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


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