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North Bengal
West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.21

BJP rath halts a day earlier in Malda

Wheels of the “rath” or the tableaux taken out by the BJP for its Parivartan Yatra in north Bengal came to a halt a day ahead of its schedule in Malda on Monday as it did not move into min...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.21

North Bengal Muslims seek board

An organisation of north Bengal Muslims with considerable clout in the community has demanded that a newly constituted board for the socio-economic development of Nasya Sheikhs be converted into the o...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.21

Railway gift to north Bengal: 126km of electrified tracks

The Narendra Modi government, playing the development card to woo Bengal’s voters, on Sunday introduced new infrastructure, including a 126km electrified section, and facilities in a number of s...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.21

Bird-watch, jungle trails for tourists

The state tourism department in association with industry stakeholders and NGOs has drawn up a plan to work together and promote new attractions and activities in north Bengal to attract more tourists...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.21

Boost for tourism, tea and education

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced financial incentives for tea and tourism sectors, which are the major employment generators in north Bengal, and reached out to different communities in the re...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.21

Fresh plan for 100 jabs a day in Darjeeling district

Darjeeling district health department has come up with a new plan to vaccinate health workers against Covid-19 and fulfil the 100-jabs-a-day target. Vaccination in the district started on January 16 ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.21

Tea sector hails cash for health

The tea industry in north Bengal said announcements in the Union budget would help workers at large but rued that the cess on petroleum products would push up the manufacturing cost.  “It ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.02.21

Mamata’s three bridges and a poll plea

Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged north Bengal voters to “compensate” her party’s drubbing at the Lok Sabha polls while underlining her government’s work in the region. “A...
By Bireswar Banerjee, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.21

Tribal forum to skip CM event on February 2

A joint forum of five tribal communities in north Bengal has decided to skip the February 2 mass marriage organised by the Alipurduar district police to press for their demand for a separate developme...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.21

Tea planters flag subsidy ‘bias’

A tea planters’ association in north Bengal has accused the Tea Board of India under the Union commerce ministry of delaying the release of subsidy to tea estates of Bengal unlike in the neighbo...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


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