West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.20

Cops hit streets to enforce lockdown in Siliguri

Senior police officers hit the streets of Siliguri on Thursday afternoon and moved through all nine wards which were declared as containment zones to enforce the lockdown strictly. The inspector-in-c...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.07.20

84 zones to contain Covid in Darjeeling district

Darjeeling district authorities have notified 84 containment zones in the Siliguri subdivision, 54 of which are in the Siliguri town, because of rising coronavirus cases. In Malda, where the number o...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.20

Covid-19: Eye on Malda, North Dinajpur & Siliguri

The rise in Covid19 cases in north Bengal’s Malda, North Dinajpur and Siliguri subdivision of Darjeeling district prompted two highlevel meetings in Siliguri on Saturday on fresh steps to contai...
By Bireswar Banerjee & Binita Paul in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.07.20

Tea: lease offer on three gardens

The Mamata Banerjee government, for the first time, decided to offer three closed tea gardens on lease to prospective investors. Last week, the state department of land and land reforms, refugee reha...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 30.06.20

Plan afoot to check Siliguri virus spread

Authorities have chalked out a number of measures to contain the spread of Covid19 in and around Siliguri where 200 cases and 17 deaths from the disease were reported. Bengal tourism minister Gautam ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.06.20

Third hospital poser for Siliguri

The rise in the number of coronavirus patients in and around Siliguri has left officials of the district health department worried with two private nursing homes earmarked as Covid hospitals on the ci...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 13.05.20

70 arrive in north Bengal from Delhi

Around 70 people returned to north Bengal on Wednesday when the first train during the lockdown reached the New Jalpaiguri station from New Delhi.Another 120 people, who are from Assam and were strand...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.19

Bista calms Gorkha worry

Raju Bista, the Darjeeling BJP MP, indicated on Thursday that the Gorkhas living in Assam who have not made it to the final National Register of Citizens need not worry.Bista, who met Assam chief mini...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 04.05.20

Wild jumbo dies, 7 arrested

An adult wild “makna” (male without tusks) elephant was found dead at Takimari in the Rajganj block of Jalpaiguri district on Monday.Foresters suspect the animal was electrocuted. It had strayed o...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.19

Two toy train stations to reopen this month

Two toy train stations in Darjeeling that had been torched during the statehood agitation two years ago have been rebuilt and are expected to be reopened for tourists this month.The buildings of the S...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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