Calcutta  /  Published 25.11.20

Scent of socialising in perfume sale

The scent is back, wafting in slowly. Sale of perfumes, which had plummeted in the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19-induced lockdown, is gradually picking up, said marketers and consumers. The pl...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.11.20

Events stirring out of long slumber

This year, December 11 would have marked the 50th marriage anniversary of the parents of a businessman in New Alipore. He had planned a gala celebration at a hotel off EM Bypass. The plan was initiall...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.11.20

Trains: low count of passengers

A festive special train from Howrah to Jammu Tawi, which was scheduled to leave Howrah on Saturday, has been cancelled because of the ongoing farmers’ agitation in Punjab, a railway officia...
By Debraj Mitra

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.20

North Bengal seeks local trains

Resumption of local train services on suburban routes of Calcutta and south Bengal spurred commuters of north Bengal to demand local train services to restart in the region. The Bengal government and...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.20

Trains run packed on Day One

A recent promise by Sourav Chakraborty, Trinamul MLA of Alipurduar, that land rights would be given to those who dwell on railway land in the town has drawn rebuttal from officials of the Northeast Fr...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


India  /  Published 11.11.20

Tourist inflow rekindles hope in Sikkim

Tourism stakeholders in Sikkim are expecting a surge in tourist footfall in the coming Diwali weekend with the Himalayan state witnessing a steady flow of visitors ever since the sector reopened early...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 10.11.20

Nehru Children’s Museum set to reopen

Nehru Children’s Museum will reopen this weekend and visitors will have to wear masks and carry sanitisers, the museum authorities said on Monday. Visitors to the 48-year-old museum will be all...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.11.20

NFR plans to resume Toy Train services

Officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) have started taken initiatives to resume toy train services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), as tourists have started visiting the hills. T...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 07.10.20

Calcuttans steer clear of hotspots

The city is opening up in the run-up to the festive season. Restaurants and malls are back to being busy. But for some places synonymous with the city, things are a far cry from the past. Metro finds...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.20

Rail plea for nod to run Toy Trains

Officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) have written  to the Darjeeling district administration seeking their consent for resumption of Toy Train services.  The Toy Train services...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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