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North Bengal
West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.22

Bid to push adventure sports

The state tourism department has readied a draft policy to promote adventure tourism with a focus on variety and safety. The 10 page draft policy — to be sent to experts for comments before the...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.22

Bhutan pause on auto imports hits Siliguri

If Bhutan sneezes, Siliguri catches cold. The Bhutan government has pressed a pause button on import of vehicles into the country for the next six months to prevent further depletion of its forei...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

India  /  Published 20.08.22

Dengue scare: Focus on Asian tiger mosquito

Wild populations of the Asian tiger mosquito in Darjeeling district have acquired resistance to popular household insecticides and could raise the risk of dengue outbreaks, scientists at the Universit...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.22

Body kept at home for days

The decomposed body of a 75-year-old man was found at his house in Collegepara, a prominent residential area of Jalpaiguri town, on Friday afternoon. A police source said that Ajit Karmakar, the dece...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.22

Import duty plea for Nepal tea

An apex body of small tea growers of India has written to Union commerce ministry Piyush Goyal, requesting him to impose import duty on tea bought from Nepal to prevent the indiscriminate influx of te...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

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News  /  Published 18.08.22

Tour operators rejoice to see high footfall during Independence Day long weekend

Almost all hotels at popular tourist destinations were filled up to 95 per cent of their capacity. “But more interestingly, Kolkata hotels also saw about 80-90 per cent occupancy at the same tim...
By Bishwabijoy Mitra

West Bengal  /  Published 16.08.22

Prison cell at hospital revamped

A renovated and expanded prison cell has been opened at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital  here.The cell, opened on Saturday, has 15 beds, 11 of which are reserved for male inmates of...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.22

MBBS student missing, suicide suspected

Khwaj Ahmed, a first-year MBBS student of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri, has gone missing since Wednesday and it is suspected that the 22-year old from Uttar Pradesh committed ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.22

CBI probe into teacher transfer stayed by HC

A division bench of Calcutta High Court’s circuit bench in Jalpaiguri on Friday issued an interim stay on an order passed by a single bench that had directed the CBI to probe into an allegation ...
By Tapas Ghosh and Our Jalpaiguri Correspondent in Jalpaiguri/Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.22

Partha: Glare on doctorate

Alumni members of North Bengal University on Monday wrote to the vice-chancellor seeking a committee to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in conferring a doctorate degree on Partha Chatterjee, the...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


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