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  • Special toy train joy rides for festive season

    Special toy train joy rides for festive season

    The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to operate four new special joy rides of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) Toy Train during the ensuing festive season.

    August 30, 2022
  • The quest for a GI tag

    The quest for a GI tag

    Asian countries soon realized the potential of this unique form of protection being extended to their indigenous domestic interests.

    August 20, 2022
  • Siliguri mega water project ‘announcement this month’

    Siliguri mega water project ‘announcement this month’

    The Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) supplies 55 million litres of water per day (MLD), while the demand is 70 million litres.

    August 11, 2022
  • Cong demands Siliguri district

    Cong demands Siliguri district

    We feel a separate Siliguri district should be created comprising all 47 wards, including 14 wards that fall in Jalpaiguri district, and Chopra.

    August 5, 2022
  • In Parliament, Bista urges Centre to work for tea workers’ land rights

    In Parliament, Bista urges Centre to work for tea workers’ land rights

    Showcasing the issue of land rights for the workers, the BJP leader and MP, Mr Bista has criticised Miss Banerjee’s statements on the matter.

    July 26, 2022
  • ‘Jai Gorkha’

    ‘Jai Gorkha’

    The crisis is embedded in sub-regional jingoism, though one must concede that violence and deaths have been contained.

    July 14, 2022
  • ‘Didi’ Mamata and her Phuchka connect with Darjeeling

    ‘Didi’ Mamata and her Phuchka connect with Darjeeling

    The TMC Supremo chose the right tool to connect with the people of Darjeeling, as street food and the common man makes an unassailable bond. 

    July 12, 2022
  • Health authorities set to roll out pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Darjeeling from 3 Nov

    Health authorities set to roll out pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Darjeeling from 3 Nov

    "Children from six weeks of age group will receive the vaccines from immunisation centres from 3 November in the district, and at the time when they will get the first dose of polio, rotavirus, pentavalent vaccine and other routine vaccines,"

    October 31, 2021
  • J&K martyr’s body arrives in Hill hometown amid protest

    J&K martyr’s body arrives in Hill hometown amid protest

    A group of people from his hometown, who had gone to the Bagdogra Airport to receive Ghising's body, put up a protest there and alleged that the martyr had not been given proper honours and that no one from the Army was there at the airport

    September 23, 2021
  • Toy Train’s Jungle Tea Safari picks up steam

    Toy Train’s Jungle Tea Safari picks up steam

    "The 'Steam Jungle Tea Safari' Toy Train service has been planned to run on a regular basis depending on demand. It is provided with the facilities of a  Vistadome coach and hauled by the heritage steam engine. The Toy Train travels through the scenic beauty of tea gardens, apart from the breathtaking views of the lower Himalayan hills

    September 13, 2021
  • Darjeeling Toy Train’s full services resume

    Darjeeling Toy Train’s full services resume

    There will be 17 seats in the first class and 29 seats in the vista dome coach for passengers in three coaches hauled by the diesel loco. A parcel van has been included in the Toy Train after a gap of 30 years. The fare for a seat in the first-class coach is Rs 1420, while it is Rs 1200 for a vista dome.

    August 26, 2021
  • Darjeeling Toy Train in list of Centre’s monetisation assets

    Darjeeling Toy Train in list of Centre’s monetisation assets

    "Since it was only announced yesterday, I haven't had the opportunity to study the entire document. However, there has been a long-standing proposal for the monetisation of the mountain railways of India, which includes the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railways, the Kalka Shimla Railway, and the Matheran Railway,"

    August 25, 2021
  • Kurseong family worried as member stuck in Kabul

    Kurseong family worried as member stuck in Kabul

    "I managed to talk to him through WhatsApp call at around 2 pm yesterday, but I have not been able to contact him even after several attempts after that,"

    August 19, 2021
  • Amid pressure on Bista, GNLF plans Delhi meet

    Amid pressure on Bista, GNLF plans Delhi meet

    According to GNLF leader Ajoy Edwards, he would leave for Delhi within a week to try and set up a meeting of its alliance partners and representatives from the civil society with senior leaders of the BJP.

    July 27, 2021
  • Darjeeling district restricts entry of people from Sikkim

    Darjeeling district restricts entry of people from Sikkim

    To contain the spread of Covid-19, all inbound passengers, drivers and vehicle helpers entering Bengal from the state will have to furnish either of the three documents--certificate of double vaccination, negative RT-PCR negative reports issued within 72 hours of their travel

    July 21, 2021
  • Health dept wakes up to high Covid-19 rate in Darj, K’pong

    Health dept wakes up to high Covid-19 rate in Darj, K’pong

    The officer on special duty for public health in north Bengal, Dr Susanta Kumar Roy, held a meeting with district magistrates, chief medical officers of health (CMOH) of both the districts, North Bengal Medical College and Hospital principal Prof Indrajit Saha and other officials today.

    July 20, 2021
  • AIGL (Bharati) ups pressure on Bista

    AIGL (Bharati) ups pressure on Bista

    "The list of issues that will be discussed in the monsoon session of Parliament has come out, and it is unfortunate that no issue of the Gorkhas has been mentioned there. Recently, tribal status to different communities was granted in Arunachal Pradesh, but the MP has not done anything regarding the demand for tribal status for 11 different communities here," AIGL general secretary SP Sharma said.

    July 19, 2021