West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

4 held with brown sugar

Police seized 3.5kg brown sugar (a derivative of heroin) worth around Rs 7 crore in Siliguri on Wednesday and arrested four persons. The seizure and the arrests were made jointly by the special opera...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Alipurduar

Business  /  Published 03.01.22

Appeal against WTO ruling on sugar

India has appealed against a ruling of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) trade dispute settlement panel which said that the country’s domestic support measures for sugar and sugarcane a...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 21.12.21

Sugar mills soft pedal on export contracts

Sugar mills are going slow on signing new export contracts amid the fall in global raw sugar prices. However, with lower output in Brazil, the world’s largest producer, the mills are hoping the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.12.21

Sugar mills brush off WTO order

Sugar mills on Wednesday said the WTO ruling on Indian subsidies will not hurt them even as India is set to file an appeal after it lost a WTO dispute on subsidies. “Indian Sugar Mills Associat...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.11.21

Lakhimpur Kheri sugar mills snub Mishra

Two sugar mills in Lakhimpur Kheri have cancelled their invite to Ajay Mishra to flag off the cane-crushing season after farm leader Rakesh Tikait said farmers would boycott the mills if the Union min...
By PTI in Lucknow, Lakhimpur Kheri (UP)


Health  /  Published 24.11.21

When sugar turns sour

November 14 was World Diabetes Day. On that day, we tried to remember the 63 million adults diagnosed with diabetes and the 230 million who do not know they have the disease. Almost 73 million diabeti...
By Dr Gita Mathai

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.21

Brown sugar haul

Police seized 263 grams of brown sugar worth over Rs 25 lakh and arrested three persons in this connection from Hansqua bazar area, located around 15km from Siliguri, on Tuesday. In another incident,...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

Lifestyle  /  Published 02.11.21

From Bhoot Chaturdashi to Halloween to Día de los Muertos – the season of spooks is here

It is striking to note how cultures across the world have certain shared premises that have given rise to festivals which,  despite obvious differences in moods and modes of celebration, are all ...
By Upasya Bhowal

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.21

Quartet held with narcotics in Siliguri

The special operation group (SOG) of the Siliguri Metropolitan Police and a team of Bhaktinagar police, arrested five persons with narcotics in two separate raids in Siliguri on Wednesday night. Poli...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.21

‘Peddler’ arrested with brown sugar

The Siliguri Metropolitan Police arrested a suspected drug peddler with brown sugar estimated at Rs 70 lakh from Matigara located on the outskirts of Siliguri on Saturday. Police sources said around ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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