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

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

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.19

Three-month project deadline set by Mamata Bannerjee

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has set a three-month deadline for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and four hill municipalities to complete projects.Mamata stressed the need to develop ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kurseong


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