Monday May 13
Tea lay-off alarm as rain eludes Dooars
Siliguri, May 13: Tea planters in the Dooars and Terai have warned that they may be forced to slash the number of work days or lay off hands if the near-dry spell because of lack of rain continues for another 15 days.
Monday May 13
Tourism hub plan for Gazoldoba
Siliguri, May 13: The state tourism department today unveiled the details of a proposed tourism hub at Gazoldoba in Jalpaiguri and invited investors for the project.
Monday May 13
The Indian Express
CPM questions Mamata''s intentions
New Delhi: Expressing scepticism over the Mamata Banerjee government's intention to hold panchayat polls in West Bengal, the CPM Sunday said the Trinamool Congress had lost its support base it had in 2011.
Fri May 10, 2013
Scurry to Shyamal Sen to save life-long earnings
Scurry to Shyamal Sen to save life-long earnings - North Bengal office of default commission receives 234 applications on first day Agents and depositors of chit fund companies fill up application forms on the premises of the Shyamal Sen Commission office at Himanchal Bihar near Siliguri on Friday.
Tue May 07, 2013
Private varsity owner held for forgery
Gangtok, May 7: Police in Sikkim and Bengal have arrested the chairman, vice-chancellor, registrar and the controller of examinations of a private Sikkim university for fraudulently issuing a marksheet and certificate of a course that is not taught at the institution.
Sun May 05, 2013
Tension after clashes between supporters of GJM amd GNLF
Darjeeling, May 5 : Clashes between rival supporters of ruling Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and opposition Gorkha National Liberation Front rendered at least eight people injured even as police used batons to disperse violent mob at Soureni under Mirik block in Kurseong sub-division today.
Boy eye lost, doc neglect blame
Siliguri, May. 5: A Siliguri-based legal welfare organisation has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights saying negligence by some doctors of North Bengal Medical College and Hospital allegedly led to the loss of vision in a four-year-old boy's left eye.
Fri May 03, 2013
Radio Misty enters Limca Book of Records
New Delhi, May 3 : Radio Misty, the first and FM station of North Bengal and Sikkim, has entered in the prestigious Limca Book of Records 2013 for being the first FM station in country to establish partnership with Radio Netherlands Worldwide .
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Indian army to give women high-profile posts - report
Indian female paramilitary soldiers check a tourist at Panitanki village, 40 km from the Indian city of Siliguri, near the Nepal border which is closed for elections, April 28, 2009.
Siliguri, April 29: The Darjeeling district health department has started a fever surveillance programme from last week to keep a track on vector-borne diseases like dengue, Japanese encephalitis, black fever, malaria and chikungunya in the risk-prone areas of the district.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Airport theft turns glare on cameras
Siliguri, April 29: An SUV theft from the parking lot of Bagdogra airport yesterday has raised doubts about CCTV surveillance at the facility which is a security installation.
Siliguri, April 29: North Bengal development minister Gautam Deb today announced that Pawan Hans would soon introduce helicopter services between Cooch Behar and Calcutta via Bagdogra.
An SUV theft from the parking lot of Bagdogra airport yesterday has raised doubts about CCTV surveillance at the facility which is a security installation.... Jibesh Sarkar, the acting district secretary of the CPM, said Bose was the first Left MLA to be elected from Siliguri.
Indian daredevil dies in ponytail...
A daredevil Indian who held the Guinness World Record for covering the longest distance on a zip-line while hanging by his hair has died while performing a stunt, officials said Monday.
Stunt kills man with record for zip-lining by his hair
Indian stuntman Sailendra Nath Roy is watched by onlookers as he hangs on a rope while attempting to cross the River Teesta on the outskirts of Siliguri on April 28, 2013.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Tragic end for Bengals stunt world record holder
A stuntman who held the Guinness World Record for covering the longest distance on a zip wire hanging by a tuft of his hair met a tragic end in West Bengal Sunday while trying to cross the Teesta river, police said.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Next weekend you can be at ... Reshi
If the heat and dust of the cruel Calcutta summer is getting to you, a weekend at Reshi could be just what the doctor ordered.
Mountain Forest Fire
Thick smoke emerging from the forest fire high up in the mountains. Visisble enroute to Gangtok from Siliguri, India.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Ghisingh closer to hills
April 26: GNLF chief Subash Ghisingh today shifted his base from Jalpaiguri to Matigara, a few kilometres from where the GTA area begins, and gave enough hints that he would be actively involved in the hill politics again.
Businessman held in India over rape of US charity worker...
KOLKATA: Police in eastern India have arrested a local businessman for allegedly raping a US charity worker, an official said on Friday, as anger grows over the high incidence of sexual crime in the country.