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  • Slipping & Sliding

    Slipping & Sliding

    The plan for dwellings alongside the hillslopes must of necessity be vetted more carefully than has been manifest.

    October 26, 2021
  • Rains wreak havoc in Hills, plains

    Rains wreak havoc in Hills, plains

    "The civic body has readied four pumps to drain out water in case of requirement. We have alerted the borough officers and asked them to keep monitoring the situation. The control room has been activated and we are monitoring the entire situation"

    October 20, 2021
  • K’pong homestays to get 2nd part govt funds

    K’pong homestays to get 2nd part govt funds

    "A total of 328 homestay owners, out of the 337, in Kalimpong district have qualified for the second installment, with which they will improve their existing homestays," the Kalimpong DM said, adding, "A team has conducted a survey on homestays and screened them for the second installment."

    October 12, 2021
  • At Jhandi in Kalimpong, the home-stay business grows by the day

    At Jhandi in Kalimpong, the home-stay business grows by the day

    According to Mr Poddar, despite the Covid pandemic, tourists from different parts of Bengal are visiting the Hills, and that all his rooms are booked for the Pujas. Mr Poddar also pointed out to the bad condition of roads, which he said had reduced the flow of tourists in the area.

    October 9, 2021
  • Officials mull ward-wise vaccine drive

    Officials mull ward-wise vaccine drive

    Dr Roy said the plan could be taken up in around three wards with a target of 500 vaccinations, including 100 for mothers of children up to age 12 years, daily.

    July 20, 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
  • Four K’pong leaders of Binoy camp quit

    Four K’pong leaders of Binoy camp quit

    Along with Mr Khanal, those who left the party today included central committee leaders Norden Lama and Praveen Rahapal, and Kalimpong district committee office secretary Saran Pradhan.

    July 3, 2021
  • Hills’ first electric crematorium likely to operate from 20 May

    Hills’ first electric crematorium likely to operate from 20 May

    According to Mr Pradhan, they have handed over the project to be run by an agency based in Kolakata in agreement under the Annual Maintenance Control (AMC), as expert hands are needed to operate it.

    May 15, 2021
  • K’pong MLA’s bias statement draws flak

    K’pong MLA’s bias statement draws flak

    Morcha (Bimal Gurung camp) leader from Kalimpong Anil Lopchan also said they condemned the statement made by Mr Lepcha.

    May 6, 2021
  • Mamata leaves three Hill seats for ‘friends’

    Mamata leaves three Hill seats for ‘friends’

    Notably, both the Bimal Gurung and Binoy Tamang factions of the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha are politically in league with Mamata Banerjee's party, but they have not yet finalised the candidates.

    March 6, 2021
  • Tourism stakeholders happy over move to resume hotel services

    Tourism stakeholders happy over move to resume hotel services

    The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has planned to appeal to the state government to change the dates of the lockdown in the interest of education tourism centering Siliguri.

    September 7, 2020
  • Bista urges CM to provide land rights to people

    Bista urges CM to provide land rights to people

    "I request all other political parties, including the Trinamul Congress, and their regional alliances to take up the matter with the state government and work towards ensuring that people from our region are not deprived of their legitimate rights to land," Mr Bista said in a release he issued on the eve of Independence Day

    August 15, 2020
  • Forest village notices not outright rejection, say Kalimpong officials

    Forest village notices not outright rejection, say Kalimpong officials

    It may be mentioned here that the Kalimpong Subdivisional Officer had recently handed down notices to at least 200 families living in forest areas, quashing their claims that they were forest dwellers.

    July 6, 2020
  • Kalimpong notice to forest villagers draws flak

    Kalimpong notice to forest villagers draws flak

    However, according to him, any development work in the area there necessitates 'No Objection Certificates' (NOC) from Gram Sabhas of the respective areas, which, they have not yet issued.

    July 4, 2020
  • GTA inaugurates Hills’ first Covid Level-II hospital

    GTA inaugurates Hills’ first Covid Level-II hospital

    The required staff and nurses have already been appointed there, along with medical officers, nursing officers and paramedics, a team of whom would work for seven days and go into seven days of quarantine, while the other team takes over.

    June 23, 2020
  • Covid back in K’pong, two women test positive

    Covid back in K’pong, two women test positive

    The 44- year-old woman died in the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) on 30 March.

    June 4, 2020
  • Highest single day spike of 371 cases in Bengal; 8 fresh deaths

    Highest single day spike of 371 cases in Bengal; 8 fresh deaths

    On 28 May, 344 people tested Covid-19 positive, which till today was the single-day highest for the state.

    June 1, 2020