West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

Rules for homestay owners ease in Bengal

The Bengal tourism department has simplified its policy on homestay tourism to help homestay owners and others planning to come up with such ventures in Bengal. According to sources in the department...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.07.20

Covid blow to Digha tourism revival

East Midnapore’s Digha recorded its first Covid-19 cases in the past few days, bringing the tourist town’s clean record to an end and threatening to cripple the hospitality sector for long...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.20

Digha tourism faces choppy waters

Renewed lockdown in containment zones across Bengal starting July 9 has put the tourism industry in East Midnapore’s Digha and Mandarmani on the backfoot again, following a full-scale reopening ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.20

Hills: no-entry for tourists

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) on Wednesday announced its decision to ban the entry of tourists in the hills till July 31. The GTA had earlier decided to open the hills — close...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.20

Track concerns: Railways to be privatized?

The Centre is reported to be considering incremental steps to privatize the Indian railways. It has announced a process to identify private players that would run 109 pairs of trains. The process is e...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.07.20

Funds fillip for struggling international woman footballer

Bokaro deputy commissioner Mukesh Kumar has assured financial help for struggling international footballer Saphira Hssa. Hssa hails from a poor family in Kurmidih. Her father is a contract labour at ...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

3 tourism outfits join hands to revive sector

Three associations of tourism stakeholders in Bengal have come up decisions and demands to try and pragmatically revive the sector.Tourism is among the worst-hit sectors in the Covid-19 pandemic.Assoc...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Travel  /  Published 29.11.19

Wedding destinations rising in popularity charts

It’s becoming increasingly popular to go to a picturesque place to tie the knot. A number of recent celebrity weddings — from Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone to Nick Jon...
By Abhijit Mitra in

North East  /  Published 24.11.19

Meghalaya ‘tourist cops’ for visitors

The concept of atithi devo bhava (guest is god) will be emulated by “tourist police” in Meghalaya to ensure safety of visitors flocking to the Scotland of the East.Meghalaya police have engaged to...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 19.12.18

Assam's Dwijing fest to begin next week

A record turnout of around 15 lakh visitors is expected in the third edition of Dwijing Festival on the banks of the Aie river in Chirang district of Assam from December 27 to January 7.The venue is n...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati


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