World  /  Published 09.11.21

US lifts ban for fully jabbed

The US reopened its borders for fully vaccinated travellers from dozens of countries on Monday, ending more than 18 months of restrictions on international travel that left families separated from lov...
By Ceylan Yeginsu, Niraj Chokshi, Concepción de León in New York

Business  /  Published 30.10.21

U-turn on IRCTC fee grab move

The Modi government in less than 24 hours has rolled back its decision asking IRCTC to share 50 per cent of the convenience fee from online ticket sales, with investors hammering down its share price ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.10.21

Railways reverse IRCTC decision

The Ministry of Railways has decided to withdraw its decision on sharing of convenience fee earned by IRCTC on online bookings of train tickets, DIPAM Secretary said on Friday. "Ministry of Rail...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Places  /  Published 27.10.21

Ging Tea House: Blending tea with heritage

Through your stay, the gazebo might become your favourite spot. Soaking in the beauty of the emerald slopes, bathed in mellow sunshine one moment and blanketed by wispy mist the next, is the best way ...
By Sugato Mukherjee

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.21

Travel to Dooars for a taste of Bhutan

Want to visit Bhutan but find the compulsory paid quarantine too cumbersome? Try the Dooars instead, which has similar culture and cuisine, tour operators in north Bengal are saying. Tour operators h...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


News  /  Published 18.10.21

Medical tourism, mindset and Covid

A significant number of patients from Bengal prefer to be treated in south India, Mumbai or Delhi. This may not be a very unusual trend, as patients from Bangladesh and Bhutan prefer Kolkata for treat...
By Gautam Mukhopadhyay

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.21

Darjeeling hotels brim with tourists

“However, after the number of positive cases went down at the end of 2020, Darjeeling had a record footfall of tourists in January and February,” said Singhal. It was a clear sign that pe...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

More cottages at birders’ hub

Mamata Banerjee will on Thursday virtually inaugurate from Calcutta more cottages at tourism complex Bhorer Alo in Jalpaiguri’s Gajoldoba, which means rooms for those looking forward to a getawa...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

Events  /  Published 28.09.21

Hospitality industry teachers give topmost priority to safety and hygiene post-Covid

In the new normal, hospitality courses will have to tailor themselves according to the changing travel habits of people. Safety and hygiene will be of utmost importance, several veteran teachers in th...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.21

Plea to frame policy for homestays

Homestay owners in north Bengal have asked the Mamata Banerjee government to frame a comprehensive policy to ensure standard services at such hospitality facilities which mushroomed in the region in r...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri


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