• 'This remains an industry in crisis': How London's restaurants are preparing for life after lockdown 03 Jul 2020 15:00 At The Wolseley in Piccadilly, restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King are preparing to install “fairly unobtrusive” thermal scanners to check diners’ temperatures. At Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair, Tom Mullion and Oliver “Oz” Milburn are setting out 16 of …
  • Karma Rigzin recognised for fighting trafficking 03 Jul 2020 13:15 Post Views: 4 Choki Wangmo Lieutenant Colonel Karma Rigzin In 2000, when Karma Rigzin decided to join the police force after graduation, her parents were upset. Her grandmother wept. It is a tough job meant for men, they tried to convince her. She could …
  • Lockdown, flood to cost 150 mkg tea output in 2020 03 Jul 2020 01:18 Kolkata: The tea industry in India will have to endure an annual shortfall in output by around 150 million kg (mkg), even if all goes well from now, says Tea Board of India deputy chairman Arun Kumar Ray, adding that an unprecedented drop in tea …
  • Kolkata's iconic Coffee House reopens after 3 months of lockdown. No mask, no entry 02 Jul 2020 11:22 The Indian Coffee House at College Street, one of Kolkata's iconic eateries, reopened on Thursday after remaining shut for over three months. Located in the heart of the busy College Street area opposite Presidency University, authorities of Coffee …
  • MP, minister among Bengal netas advised home quarantine 02 Jul 2020 02:43 Malda/Kolkata: A host of senior politicians in Bengal have been forced to go into home quarantine after they came in contact with Covid suspects who later tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Among those confined to their homes are Trinamool’s …
  • Why the virus has dragged women back to the 1950s 01 Jul 2020 23:39 Since lockdown began, I’ve been struck by how many women are now juggling three daily shifts: paid work, household tasks and home-schooling. And all the while feeling they must give the impression to their employers that they can manage this without any …
  • Change in European tourist's travel patterns will badly hit festive and winter business in eastern Himalayan region 01 Jul 2020 15:48 The steep swing in European tourist's travel patterns has started ringing alarm bells in the tourism arena of eastern Himalayan region that includes India's travel hotspots like Darjeeling or Sikkim. We had many pre monsoon bookings cancelled with …
  • Darjeeling reopens for tourists with social distancing, masks and thermal screening 01 Jul 2020 15:14 Darjeeling has finally opened its gates for tourists. The hills of Darjeeling in West Bengal unlocked for tourism on Wednesday, while following all the directives and measures by the administration. The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration directed to …
  • Political tensions have not hindered the entry of Nepalese tea into India 01 Jul 2020 12:44 Political tensions with Nepal have not hindered the entry of Nepalese teas into India, alleged industry executives. They said Nepalese teas, which are not food safety compliant, are entering India through Raxaul, Jogbani and Panitanki without any quality …
  • Thomas Cook India eyes strong demand from India's Couples Segment Introduces Honeymoon Specials & Romantic Breaks 01 Jul 2020 08:48 Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India's leading integrated travel services company, has introduced Honeymoon Specials & Romantic Breaks, a range of exclusive experiences for newly-weds or getaways for India's couples looking to spend quality time …
  • As cases rise, Bengal says no to flights from eight hotspot cities 01 Jul 2020 03:45 Another record jump sees Covid caseload in West Bengal rise to 18,559. (Express Photo by Shashi Gosh) The West Bengal government on Tuesday requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation not to schedule any flight to the state from eight cities for two weeks …
  • Tourism unlocks in Bengal today but hope fails to dent nCoV fears 01 Jul 2020 02:35 Darjeeling/Kalimpong/Digha: The Hills and coasts of Bengal are unlocking for tourism from today but the biggest question playing in the minds of hoteliers and other stakeholders of the industry is will there be any visitor. Many from the industry, …
  • Landslides detached Darjeeling, disrupted World Heritage 'Toy Train' service 30 Jun 2020 12:16 SILIGURI: Monsoon and heavy rainfall induced landslides have started taking its toll on queen of hills Darjeeling by almost detaching the hill city and many other adjoining habitations from rest of the world. Narrow Gauge track of legendary World Heritage …
  • Hills traffic hit after landslide on NH-55 30 Jun 2020 02:47 Darjeeling: Incessant overnight rain triggered a major landslide on NH-55 in Kurseong subdivision at Paglajhora, disrupting traffic movement. A 75ft stretch of the road at Paglajhora was damaged by the landslide on Monday morning. NH-55 connects the hills …
  • In border claims, reimagining South Asia’s boundaries 29 Jun 2020 20:28 Even during this period of social distancing and public lockdown, claims and counterclaims over territories in and around the Kalapani region (located at the tri-junction between northern India, western Nepal and southern China/Tibet) have resurfaced …
  • Heavy rainfall forecast in North Bengal areas 29 Jun 2020 09:40 Share00 Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) As many as seven north Bengal districts are likely to witness heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the next six days disrupting normal life, sources at the Alipur Met office said. The worst-affected districts will be …
  • Covid-19 recoveries: Another record increase but growth rate slows marginally 28 Jun 2020 23:55 The rise in infections was the third 500-plus increase in as many days, and the second record jump. Over the past week, the state has seen an addition of 3,338 infections to its caseload, putting a dent on recoveries. (Representational) West Bengal on …
  • Ferdausi Rahman turns 78 today 28 Jun 2020 18:24 Ekushey Padak awardee and eminent singer Ferdausi Rahman celebrates her 78th birthday today. Born in 1941, she is the only daughter and the youngest child out of four. Her father was the legendary folk singer Abbasuddin Ahmed, popularly known as the ' …
  • Digha, Darjeeling set to welcome back tourists 28 Jun 2020 00:39 Kolkata/Digha: Two of Bengalis’ favourite tourist destinations—Digha and Darjeeling —are set to reopen from July 1. While the government has given the nod to open beaches and allow bathing in the sea, across Digha-Shankarpur-Tajpur and Mandarmoni, …
  • Death toll rises to 616 Record jump in daily cases ends two weeks of surge in recovery 27 Jun 2020 01:44 The active case count increased to 5,039, with about 66% of the caseload in the epicentre. (Representational) After over two weeks of increasing recoveries, West Bengal on Friday registered its highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases, recording 542 …
  • West Bengal: Covid toll crosses 600-mark, fatality rate drops marginally 26 Jun 2020 03:23 The test positivity rate rose slightly to 3.56%.. (Representational) The Covid-19 toll in the state crossed 600 on Thursday, rising to 606 with the deaths of 15 people, and the case count increased by 475 to 15,648, while the total number of discharged …
  • Bengal reports 11 more COVID-19 fatalities, 445 fresh cases; lockdown extended in state till July 31st 25 Jun 2020 04:17 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal's COVID-19 death toll on Wednesday rose to 591 as 11 more people succumbed to the disease, while 445 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to 15,173, health department officials said. All the 11 people died due to …
  • How to recreate Dishoom's famous bacon naan with a home delivery kit 24 Jun 2020 10:24 You’ve perfected the daal and okra fries from the cookbook and munched your way down the menu on Deliveroo. The next step to true Dishoom discipledom: mastering the bacon naan before breakfast time. Thankfully, you don’t need your own tandoor oven to nail …
  • CULINARY THRILL-SEEKING — Something to drink, how to serve it and look good 24 Jun 2020 05:19 I hope the Dads out there had an eventful Father’s Day. Every month, Dads need hugs, or phone calls, or little drawings made with crayons. My dad would always ask for lima beans and my husband asks for ribs on special days. Simple requests. Here are a few …
  • Pubs, bars and restaurants to reopen on July 4: Hospitality industry reacts to new distancing and tracking guidelines 23 Jun 2020 22:45 The hospitality industry is reacting with both joy and trepidation at the news that pubs, bars and restaurants will be permitted to open for dine-in service from July 4. While venues will be able to welcome seated guests for the first time since the …
  • 2 held with heroin worth Rs 50 crore 23 Jun 2020 20:09 New Delhi: Delhi Police’s Special Cell has busted an international drug cartel and arrested two of its key members with 10kg of heroin, worth around Rs 50 crore. The accused were identified as Mohammad Samiul and Mohammad Mukhtar, both residents of …
  • Family Connection in a Teapot 23 Jun 2020 09:30 In these days of social distancing and staying home, I think often of the cozy house in Darjeeling, India, where my mother grew up. I imagine the living room: Tibetan carpets, thangka scroll paintings of the Buddha’s life, the antediluvian radio that …
  • A Cold Breeze is Blowing Over India-Nepal Relationship 23 Jun 2020 03:06 A cold, Himalayan breeze is blowing over India-Nepal relationship. Already reeling in the aftermath of the “unjustified cartographic assertion” over Indian territory, to quote from the statement of the Ministry of External Affairs issued on May 20, the …
  • Shopkeepers shut market in Siliguri till June 30 22 Jun 2020 11:55 Share00 Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) The shop owners of Siliguri’s Hong Kong market on Monday decided to shut the shopping complex in the wake of rising number of Covid-19 cases in the Darjeeling district. The complex will remain closed till June 30. The shop …
  • West Bengal: Covid-19 case count nears 14,000, toll up to 555 21 Jun 2020 22:45 The government said there were 166 people in safe homes, and 1,37,838 are isolated at home. (Representational) The number of Covid-19 cases in the state neared the 14,000-mark on Sunday as the count rose to 13,945 with the addition of 414 patients. The …
  • Young travel entrepreneurs in the Northeast are rerouting after pandemic slowdown 21 Jun 2020 17:45 Written by Tora Agarwala | Guwahati | Updated: June 21, 2020 4:25:07 pm A customised overlanding trip organised by Camping Co. (Source: Camping Co) On April 9, about a fortnight into the nationwide lockdown, Bijoy Sankar Rajkumar, who owns a travel start- …
  • Nepal stations bombard U'khand villages with anti-India songs 21 Jun 2020 06:41 An armed border police outpost set up by Nepal at Chhangru village near the border adjoining PithoragarhDEHRADUN/ PITHORAGARH: Residents of Uttarakhand villages bordering Nepal that can catch the frequency of radio stations in the neighbouring country …
  • West Bengal: Rise in cases, deaths mar a day of record recoveries 21 Jun 2020 02:21 The government said 9,123 people were in institutional quarantine, 231 people in safe homes, and 1,36,582 remain isolated at home. (Representational) The state government on Saturday said a record 562 people had recovered from Covid-19, even as 441 people …
  • 16 constables from PTS shifted 20 Jun 2020 01:22 Kolkata: Sixteen more constables from the combat force and 1st Battalion posted at Police Training School were transferred to north Bengal on Friday. They will now be posted with Bengal Police in the two Dinajpurs, Darjeeling and Alipurduar. This comes …