Jalpaiguri division

  • Weather Update: Red Alert in North Bengal, U'khand's Badrinath Highway Shut; Light Rains Likely in Delhi June 29, 2022 8:03 am Five more people lost their lives and 24.92 lakh people continued to suffer in the deluge as the flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Tuesday with most parts of Silchar in Cachar district remaining under water — over a week now. Meanwhile, the Indian …
  • Many areas in Jalpaiguri district are under knee-deep water June 29, 2022 5:57 am Large parts of the Jalpaiguri district have been affected by incessant rains with many areas in towns and rural areas going under knee-deep or more water as the Met department on Wednesday forecasted more downpours in the sub-Himalayan districts of West …
  • Rain grounds 26 Bagdogra flights June 28, 2022 9:14 pm People wade through almost knee-deep water in Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday. Biplab Basak Our Bureau   |   Siliguri   |   Published 29.06.22, 01:15 AM The sub-Himalayan districts of Bengal and Sikkim experienced yet another bout of torrential downpour since …
  • 3 held with five guns in an SUV June 28, 2022 9:14 pm Car intercepted at the entry point of Cooch Behar town During preliminary investigation, the police came to know that the trio had plans to deliver the firearms in Dinhata. Representational picture Our Correspondent   |   Cooch Behar   |   Published 29.06. …
  • Heavy Rain Likely In Several Districts Of Bengal Till Thursday: MeT June 28, 2022 7:20 pm Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate Korola river and incessant downpour led to waterlogging of several areas in Jalpaiguri town. Cooch Behar …
  • Heavy rain in several dists of Bengal till Thu June 28, 2022 3:33 pm Vehicles ply on a road during heavy rain and storm, in front of Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. (PTI file photo) KOLKATA: Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate …
  • From ‘Bhadu’ to ‘Kobi Gaan’: The folk music traditions of Bengal June 28, 2022 1:29 pm In the history of Bengali folk music, Baul, Kirtan, Bhatiali and Bhawaiya songs have been revived and re-used the most. But Bengali folk is a rich labyrinth of melodies and cultures — there are secular and religious songs, social ballads, workers’ chants, …
  • Suvendu faces TMC protests in Kol, Cooch Behar June 28, 2022 3:18 am
  • Petitioner Babita joins Cooch Behar school June 28, 2022 3:18 am Kolkata: Babita Sarkar, who had filed a petition against minister Paresh Adhikary’s daughter Ankita Adhikary, joined the Cooch Behar school where Ankita was recruited without the personality test, a mandatory assessment for teacher recruitment. Sarkar …
  • After ED summons Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, Mamata steps up attack against BJP June 27, 2022 10:20 pm West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against the Bharatiya Janata Party–led Centre on Monday after Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. “The BJP is doing anything it …
  • Suvendu heckled with black flags June 27, 2022 8:04 pm Suvendu in Cooch Behar on Monday. Main Uddin Chisti Main Uddin Chisti, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar   |   Calcutta, Cooch Behar   |   Published 28.06.22, 12:30 AM Trinamul supporters, who had assembled in Station Chowpathi, a prominent crossing of the town, …
  • Suvendu Adhikari says 'After Maharashtra, Jharkhand & Rajasthan next'; 'TMC has same fate' June 27, 2022 6:46 pm Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra due to the rebellion of the majority of Shiv Sena MLAs which is putting the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government at risk, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari on June 27 claimed that the …
  • After Maharashtra, crisis on cards for J'khand, Rajasthan; TMC govt will also collapse: Suvendu Adhikari June 27, 2022 6:11 pm As Maharashtra remains embroiled in political crisis, with several rebel MLAs of ruling Shiv Sena camping in Assam, in what seems to be a bid to topple the MVA coalition government in the state, senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Monday claimed that the …
  • India News | After Maha, Crisis on Cards for J'khand, Rajasthan; TMC Govt Will Also Collapse: Adhikari June 27, 2022 4:02 pm Kolkata, June 27 (PTI) As Maharashtra remains embroiled in political crisis, with several rebel MLAs of ruling Shiv Sena camping in Assam, in what seems to be a bid to topple the MVA coalition government in the state, senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on …
  • Mamata slams Centre over ED notice to Sanjay Raut June 27, 2022 1:09 pm West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday hit out at the Centre over the Enforcement Directorate (ED)’s summons to Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut over questioning on an alleged money laundering case. “I heard that a Shiv Sena leader in …
  • Training on wildlife photography June 27, 2022 12:54 am The Victoria Memorial Hall, British Council and the Natural History Museum (NHM), London, have conducted a six-day photography and conservation training programme for students with an interest in wildlife and concern for climate change. A group of about 35 …
  • How visible is the cultural footprint of India’s queer community? June 26, 2022 1:46 pm The queer community has expanded its cultural footprint phenomenally in recent times, through art exhibitions, cinema, literature, entrepreneurship, and fashion. But the real success of this rainbow moment will be when the community also begins to get …
  • Babita Sarkar to use her compensation money for charity June 25, 2022 2:29 pm Babita Sarkar who will be appointed as a higher secondary political science teacher in place of the daughter of a state minister, will donate the compensation money that she will receive for charitable work. As per the court order, Sarkar will receive the …
  • India News | Normal Life Affected as Heavy Rain Inundates Low-lying Areas of 3 North Bengal Districts June 25, 2022 1:15 pm Jalpaiguri, Jun 25 (PTI) Low-lying areas of three districts in the northern part of West Bengal - Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and Coochbehar -have been inundated following incessant rainfall over the past few days, officials said Saturday. Bhasusubba and …
  • Normal life affected as heavy rain inundates low-lying areas of 3 north Bengal districts June 25, 2022 12:43 pm Jalpaiguri, Jun 25 (PTI) Low-lying areas of three districts in the northern part of West Bengal - Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and Coochbehar -have been inundated following incessant rainfall over the past few days, officials said Saturday. Bhasusubba and …
  • Give petitioner teacher’s job in place of minister’s daughter: Calcutta HC June 24, 2022 10:28 pm The Calcutta high court on Friday ordered the state government to appoint a woman as a high school teacher in place of Bengal minister Paresh Adhikari’s daughter Ankita Adhikari, who had illegally secured the job. The woman, Babita Sarkar, was not selected …
  • Rare civet rescued from garage, set free in North Bengal June 24, 2022 10:24 pm An awareness campaign among residents of a part of Cooch Behar town by members of an NGO has helped in the reunion of a female large Indian civet — whose sighting is considered very rare — with its cubs. KOLKATA: An awareness campaign among residents of a …
  • Appoint petitioner to teacher’s post vacated byminister’s daughter: Calcutta HC June 24, 2022 10:04 pm The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed that a petitioner deprived of employment as a teacher be appointed to the post vacated by West Bengal minister Paresh Adhikari’s daughter Ankita Adhikari, who was found to have secured the job through illegal …
  • SSC Scam: Calcutta HC directs Bengal govt to provide teaching job to petitioner Babita Sarkar June 24, 2022 7:33 pm Kolkata/UNI: The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the West Bengal School Service Commission to provide an appointment letter within 10 days to the petitioner, Babita Sarkar, in place of dismissed state junior education minister Paresh Chandra …
  • Goods train wagons derail on north route June 23, 2022 6:50 pm Rail movement along the New Jalpaiguri-New Alipurduar route disrupted for over two hours The derailed wheels of the goods train at Salbari station in Jalpaiguri district on Thursday afternoon. Anirban Choudhury Our Correspondent   |   Alipurduar   |   …
  • Emotional Sarfaraz Khan credits beloved abbu after scoring 'dream hundred' June 23, 2022 2:16 pm Behind the warm smile, the runs and the masti, there is a deeply emotional side to Sarfaraz Khan. It comes up almost always when he talks about his cricket. No conversation ever passes without the mention of his abbu. On Thursday, after scoring his fourth …
  • Today heavy rain alert in these states, know what is the condition of your state? June 23, 2022 5:03 am Knowing about the condition of the weather, the process of rain is visible from the northeastern states to Kashmir. In fact, due to the Southwest Monsoon and pre-monsoon activities, many states of the country are receiving rain or heavy rains. At the same …
  • Heavy Rains Likely Across West Bengal, Sikkim Over Next Five Days June 22, 2022 1:41 am Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall. (File Photo: PTI) PTI Kolkata Last Updated:June 21, 2022, 23:05 IST FOLLOW US ON: Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim over the next five days …
  • 3 nabbed in cases of bike theft, LPG fraud June 21, 2022 8:39 pm While Alipurduar cops nap Amit Agarwal, director of Demdima tea estate for not depositing provident funds of employees Representational file image Our Correspondent   |   Cooch Behar   |   Published 22.06.22, 01:59 AM Police in Cooch Behar arrested three …
  • Heavy rain alert for Bengal, Sikkim June 21, 2022 6:10 pm The downpour is likely to occur under the influence of southerly and southwesterly wind from Bay of Bengal Representational file image Our Bureau, PTI   |   Calcutta   |   Published 21.06.22, 10:17 PM Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim …
  • Senior umpire Parthasarathy recalls an instance of blatant favouritism by BCCI June 21, 2022 3:56 pm In any battle on the sports field the umpire plays a crucial role. A good umpire can add to the value of the contest while an inefficient umpire can ruin the game. But the role of the umpire is rarely given the importance that it deserves. The umpire’s job …
  • Bharatiya Gorkha Pajatantrik Morcha sweeps GTA election with 27 seats June 29, 2022 6:47 pm Newly floated hill party formed by Anit Thapa's Bharatiya Gorkha Pajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) sweeps Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) election with 27 seats. In a new trend in the hill polls, another new hill party Humro Party won eight seats, …
  • Siliguri & GTA Results: BGPM Wins Big, TMC Gains - What This Means For Bengal June 29, 2022 1:10 pm Despite the elections being boycotted by the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bimal Gurung’s Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Gorkha National Liberation Front, the elections were contested by Trinamool Congress, Anit Thapa’s Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha, Ajoy …
  • Manali to Darjeeling, 5 Affordable Destinations For College Students June 29, 2022 12:50 pm College days are the best days of our lives. During our college days, planning trips with friends is all we dream of. And getting permission from parents is also not that difficult. So if you, too, are a college student looking for a good location to …
  • West Bengal: Anit Thapa’s new outfit BGPM sweeps Gorkhaland Territorial Administration poll, TMC opens account June 29, 2022 12:34 pm Former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Anit Thapa’s newly-launched outfit Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) on Wednesday swept the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) election in West Bengal, winning 26 out of the total 45 seats while …
  • Anit Thapa’s BGPM to form new GTA board in West Bengal June 29, 2022 10:04 am Anit Thapa floated Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) — a close associate of West Bengal ruling party Trinamool Congress — is all set to form a new Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) board in the hills of Darjeeling in north Bengal. While …
  • GTA Polls: New Gorkha Party Set to Sweep Elections in Darjeeling, Say Officials June 29, 2022 10:04 am Kolkata: The Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha, a political outfit all of nine months, is set to sweep the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration in the Darjeeling hills, pocketing 20 out of 45 seats, officials said. The party, led by …
  • Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha set to form board at Gorkhaland Territorial Administration June 29, 2022 9:46 am The electoral outcome is significant to the politics of the hills, which has witnessed decades of agitation over the demand for a separate State of Gorkhaland The electoral outcome is significant to the politics of the hills, which has witnessed decades of …
  • Breaking News, June 29 | LIVE UPDATES June 29, 2022 8:14 am Jun 29, 2022 1:31 PM (IST) Posted by Sheenu Sharma Perpetrators of 'Talibani barbarism' biggest enemies of Islam, humanity: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Udaipur incident Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday condemned the brutal …
  • Weather Update: Red Alert in North Bengal, U'khand's Badrinath Highway Shut; Light Rains Likely in Delhi June 29, 2022 8:03 am Five more people lost their lives and 24.92 lakh people continued to suffer in the deluge as the flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Tuesday with most parts of Silchar in Cachar district remaining under water — over a week now. Meanwhile, the Indian …
  • Many areas in Jalpaiguri district are under knee-deep water June 29, 2022 5:57 am Large parts of the Jalpaiguri district have been affected by incessant rains with many areas in towns and rural areas going under knee-deep or more water as the Met department on Wednesday forecasted more downpours in the sub-Himalayan districts of West …
  • India News | Counting of Votes Begins for GTA Polls in Darjeeling June 29, 2022 4:44 am Kolkata, Jun 29 (PTI) Counting of votes polled during the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration in Darjeeling hills and Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal began on Wednesday morning. Polls to the GTA, the semi-autonomous council …
  • Counting of votes begins for GTA polls in Darjeeling June 29, 2022 4:22 am Counting of votes polled during the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration in Darjeeling hills and Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal began on Wednesday morning. Polls to the GTA, the semi-autonomous council that governs the …
  • ‘Encrypted’ revolves around human relationships June 28, 2022 11:03 pm Encrypted, a new web series directed by Souptick C and produced by Sthalantar Films and Entertainment P.Ltd., started streaming on KLIKK yesterday. Based on the dark web, the story revolves around human relationships that get enmeshed in the theme. The …
  • Rain grounds 26 Bagdogra flights June 28, 2022 9:14 pm People wade through almost knee-deep water in Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday. Biplab Basak Our Bureau   |   Siliguri   |   Published 29.06.22, 01:15 AM The sub-Himalayan districts of Bengal and Sikkim experienced yet another bout of torrential downpour since …
  • North poll results today June 28, 2022 9:14 pm (From Left) Ajoy Edwards, Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa. File picture Avijit Sinha   |   Siliguri   |   Published 29.06.22, 01:25 AM Political parties in north Bengal are eagerly waiting for the results of two local elections to be announced on Wednesday. …
  • Heavy Rain Likely In Several Districts Of Bengal Till Thursday: MeT June 28, 2022 7:20 pm Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate Korola river and incessant downpour led to waterlogging of several areas in Jalpaiguri town. Cooch Behar …
  • Heavy rain in several dists of Bengal till Thu June 28, 2022 3:33 pm Vehicles ply on a road during heavy rain and storm, in front of Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. (PTI file photo) KOLKATA: Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate …
  • ‘Feludar Goyendagiri’ title song a hit June 28, 2022 7:07 am Whether you crack the clues in Srijato’s lyrics or just tap your feet to Joy Sarkar’s music, the title track of Srijit Mukherji’s web series is sure to have you hooked The web series is streaming on Hoichoi. [email protected] Pooja Mitra   |   …
  • HC asks single bench to hear PIL on GTA June 28, 2022 3:18 am Kolkata: Calcutta High Court on Monday turned down a PIL filed by Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista praying for a special bench to hear the GNLF petition on GTA, reports Subrata Chattoraj. The directive came after advocate general S N Mookherjee said the …
  • New hill party on cards June 27, 2022 8:04 pm Founding vice-chancellor of Sikkim University planning to convert their apolitical Citizens’ Forum Mahendra P Lama. File picture Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 28.06.22, 12:30 AM Elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) …
  • Rain havoc in north towns June 27, 2022 8:04 pm Downpour leads to a landslide on NH10 near Kalijhora, around 30km from Siliguri The landslide on NH10 at Kalijhora, some 30km from Siliguri, on Monday morning. Workers took two hours to clear the debris before traffic resumed around 10.30am. Passang Yolmo …
  • India, EU resume negotiations for free trade pact to strengthen economic ties June 27, 2022 6:30 pm India and the European Union (EU) on Monday resumed negotiations, after a gap of over eight years, for a comprehensive free trade agreement, a move aimed at strengthening economic ties between the two regions. Senior officials from both the sides will hold …
  • WBPRB Constable Recruitment 2022: Application for Over 1,600 Posts End Today, Apply Through Direct Link June 27, 2022 5:24 pm 256 vacancies are for Lady Constables out of the total number of openings, while the remaining 1,410 positions are for Constables. 256 vacancies are for Lady Constables out of the total number of openings. Today, June 27, is the last day to submit an …
  • Is it time for Indian tea growers to take on Sri Lankan hegemony? June 27, 2022 4:09 pm Severe economic crises in Sri Lanka have critically impacted its premier tea industry which is struggling to meet its export targets. The prolonged economic woes in the island nation-the doyen of the global tea market are providing an opportunity to …
  • Heavy Rainfall In Sub-Himalayan Bengal Districts, More Downpour Forecast June 27, 2022 4:07 pm Heavy overnight rain in the sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal led to a rise in the water level of some rivers and water logging in low-lying areas.  The Met department on Monday forecast more downpour in these areas.      Parts of Jalpaiguri, …
  • Cover Crop Use Spreading Across the Globe June 27, 2022 2:05 pm Cover crops have become very popular in North America to sequester nutrients, reduce or eliminate erosion, improve soil health and the like. Cover crop acres in the U.S. alone more than doubled from 2012 to 2017, according to the Census of Agriculture, …
  • Kolkata Police Constable recruitment 2022 application ends today for 1600+ posts, here’s apply link June 27, 2022 11:54 am West Bengal Police Recruitment Board (WBPRB) will conclude the online application process today for recruitment to the post of Constables/Lady Constables in Kolkata Police. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the vacancies on the official …
  • Kolkata Constable Recruitment 2022: Apply For 2266 Posts Till Today at wbpolice.gov.in| Read Details Here June 27, 2022 11:36 am Kolkata Constable Recruitment 2022: The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board(WBPRB) will end the registration process for the post of Constables and Lady Constables in Kolkata Police. Interested candidates can apply online through the official website, …
  • India, EU resume free trade talks after near-decade freeze June 27, 2022 10:53 am NEW DELHI -- India and the European Union on Monday formally relaunched negotiations toward a free trade agreement, ending a hiatus of nearly a decade and aiming to strike a deal by the end of 2023. The decision to revive the talks was made about a year …
  • Are we living in a fool’s world? Wild tiger number can’t be doubled in 10 or 20 years June 27, 2022 5:48 am There is no "Royal" Bengal Tiger. It is a Bengal Tiger. At the onset, let me clarify that there exists no "Royal Bengal Tiger' in the biological world.  Its original English name, given by people from the West, is the Bengal Tiger, with …
  • The Human Price of Tea June 27, 2022 4:43 am There is nothing quite like that first cup of tea (or coffee) in the morning. The aroma swirls about in the nostrils and a sip of the hot brew, then another, quickly readies body and mind for the day that awaits. Whoever gives a thought to the long journey …
  • Apathy towards GTA polls June 26, 2022 9:54 pm A voter in Darjeeling casts her franchise for the GTA Sabha polls on Sunday Passang Tamang Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 27.06.22, 03:01 AM Many residents this newspaper spoke to talked about the lack of interest in the GTA polls. “I do …
  • Siliguri rural polls see high turnout June 26, 2022 9:54 pm Voters stand in queue at a booth in Matigara block on the outskirts of Siliguri town for the SMP polls on Sunday Passang Yolmo Bireswar Banerjee   |   Siliguri   |   Published 27.06.22, 03:02 AM The three-tier panchayat elections of Siliguri Mahakuma …
  • Siliguri faces traffic woes June 26, 2022 9:54 pm Over seven lakh people live in rural parts of the sub-division and thousands of them travel to Siliguri every day on different errands Traffic congestion at Darjeeling More, the principal entry point to Siliguri File Picture Bireswar Banerjee   |   …
  • Workers have edge over tourism June 26, 2022 9:54 pm 'No land can be forcibly acquired from anyone in the gardens for creating tourism facilities' Representational Picture of a tea garden File Picture Bireswar Banerjee   |   Siliguri   |   Published 27.06.22, 03:06 AM The Bengal government has …
  • GTA polls pass off peacefully, 59% turnout recorded June 26, 2022 8:51 pm The elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in north Bengal’s Darjeeling Hills were held peacefully with 59.05% voter turnout on Sunday, officials said. “The polls were overall peaceful, except for a few minor incidents,” Darjeeling …
  • GTA: First-time voters want jobs and development, vote for a change June 26, 2022 8:51 pm After walking hilly terrain for about 45 minutes and climbing 200 steps by Thurbo Tea garden, 18-year-old Swadiksha, a first-time voter, cast her vote at Thurbo Prathamik Pathshala in Mirik to elect a candidate of her choice for the Gorkhaland Territorial …
  • TMC accused of rigging in Siliguri rural elections, municipal bypolls June 26, 2022 8:51 pm Some candidates on Sunday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of rigging and fake voting in the rural elections of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in Darjeeling district and bypolls to six wards of different municipalities in other districts of West …
  • CM urge Youths to take benefit of Agnipath Scheme June 26, 2022 6:34 pm Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments He also briefed on the Prime Minister’s “Agneepath Scheme”, which is an army recruiting programme . The Scheme is intended to recruit personnel for Army, Navy and Air force, who are between the age of 17 and a half …
  • In Bengal, polls at Darjeeling’s GTA, Siliguri and 6 municipal seats peaceful June 26, 2022 6:07 pm Elections to the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) in Bengal’s Darjeeling hills, the 22 gram panchayats under the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal and by-polls at six municipal wards in the districts of North 24 Parganas, Hooghly and …
  • ‘The hunger hidden’: Four poets and twelve poems to remember pride month June 26, 2022 1:42 pm Rajorshi Das Break Up How can there be a break up When we were never whole? If happiness is a state of mind (as I am told) Love may well be an illusion. A lack A habit A burden I lack you I habit you I burden you NO I lack I habit I burden I breathe not I …
  • Monsoon Destinations in India you must Visit this Year June 26, 2022 12:51 pm Monsoon is the best time to experience the exotic wildlife, and unearthed beauty of India, even though most travelers avoid traveling in this particular season, but, they are missing out! The downpour will make you forget all the worries and stress of your …
  • Darjeeling: Amid Changed Political Equation, All Eyes on Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Polls June 26, 2022 12:26 pm Darjeeling: “The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections are to be held. What will be the fate of parties not taking part,” wondered Anil Tamang, a taxi driver, breaking into a conversation with passengers, driving up the serpentine road to …
  • Voting peaceful for GTA elections in Darjeeling, 38% turnout recorded till 1 PM June 26, 2022 11:38 am Polling to Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in Darjeeling hills and Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal has been peaceful thus far, with 38% and 46% voting percentages recorded respectively till 1 PM on Sunday, officials said. Elections …
  • Lukewarm response to GTA election in Darjeeling, 38% polling till 1 p.m. June 26, 2022 11:02 am Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung says that he will not cast his vote and is boycotting the election. Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung says that he will not cast his vote and is boycotting the election. Darjeeling hills woke up to a …
  • Kareena Kapoor Waits For Her "Burger" And Needs A "Lip Balm" June 26, 2022 9:01 am Kareena Kapoor has never failed to impress us. Be it her popular on-screen roles or dance numbers, the actress knows how to slay it like a diva. Kareena is also quite a foodie and likes sharing visuals of her culinary adventures with her online fans. At …
  • High-stakes election for GTA in Darjeeling, Kalimpong underway June 26, 2022 4:15 am Polling was underway for the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of northern West Bengal on Sunday morning, officials said. The polling began at 7 am. The polling …
  • Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, GTA Elections 2022: Voting today for polls being held after a decade — All you need to know June 26, 2022 1:49 am The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections are set to take place after 10 years in the hilly terrains of Darjeeling in West Bengal on Sunday. A total of 318 candidates are in fray for the 45-member GTA, which is a semi-autonomous body formed …
  • Cup that cheers: Cocktail recipes that every tea lover must know June 25, 2022 9:59 pm A versatile beverage in the kitchen as well as the bar, tea is not just consumed as a hot brew worldwide but also relished as an ingredient in a super-smooth sweet or sour cocktail. That’s why the best cocktail infusions come handy on tea bar menus in …
  • Chance arrest on Bihar-Nepal border leads to sprawling illegal club in Delhi’s outskirts June 25, 2022 8:31 pm Chinese national held for running exotic club stocked with cigarettes, liquor, lipsticks, high-heeled shoes, human-size teddy bears, golf clubs Chinese national held for running exotic club stocked with cigarettes, liquor, lipsticks, high-heeled shoes, …
  • Siliguri polls: acid test for parties June 25, 2022 7:24 pm For the saffron camp, a win will indicate that it has managed to retain its base Polling personnel head for booths for the three-tier panchayat elections to the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad on Saturday. Picture by Passang Yolmo Avijit Sinha   |   Siliguri …
  • GTA poll thorn pricks BJP-GNLF June 25, 2022 7:24 pm Saffron part must now deliver. Only promises, fake promises won’t work: Neeraj Zimba GNLF chief Mann Ghisingh at a party meet on Saturday. The Telegraph Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 26.06.22, 12:09 AM The Gorkha National Liberation Front …
  • 3 held with narcotics June 25, 2022 7:24 pm According to sources, the cost of seized drugs is estimated to be over Rs 5 lakh Those arrested have been identified as Reshma Debnath, Uttam Das and Tapan Paul, all residents of Tripura. File Picture Our Bureau   |   Jalpaiguri/Siliguri   |   …
  • Top 19 Steps/Ways to Boost Orange Yield: How to Increase Fruit Production, Size, and Quality June 25, 2022 6:27 pm The Orange plant (Citrus x sinensis) belongs to the Rutaceae family. Orange trees are now grown worldwide for their delicious and nutritious fruit and can be grown indoors or in a greenhouse, if you do not live in a warm climate. The Orange tree is an …
  • Will Gorkhaland Territorial polls in Darjeeling usher in a new era? June 25, 2022 6:20 pm Once upon a time, Gorkha strongman Bimal Gurung had absolute sway and clout in the politically restive and volatile Darjeeling hills. But what about now? Does he still rule the political landscape in the region or is he a spent force? This debate has found …
  • GTA polls in Darjeeling hills to be held after 10 years June 25, 2022 5:22 pm Elections for the semi-autonomous Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills are scheduled to be held on Sunday after a gap of 10 years, even as a section of the political parties have boycotted the polls. In all 277 …
  • Your Daily Wrap: Activist Teesta Setalvad arrested, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai amid political turmoil; and more June 25, 2022 5:07 pm ◾ A day after the Supreme Court upheld the clean chit given to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in 2002 riots case, the Gujarat anti-terrorist squad (ATS) arrested activist Teesta Setalvad in Mumbai while Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) …
  • Multiple contestants and many firsts mark GTA polls in Darjeeling hills June 25, 2022 5:06 pm Of the 277 candidates, 108 are representatives of political parties and 169 are Independents Of the 277 candidates, 108 are representatives of political parties and 169 are Independents All roads leading to the Darjeeling hills on Saturday were lined up …
  • NY-based famed activist Prem Bhandari's humanitarian efforts lauded by NJNEOA [key achievements] June 25, 2022 4:47 pm "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" In the context of this popular quote by Martin Luther King Jr, NY-based social activist Prem Bhandari lives by helping others - be it during COVID or …
  • In pics: 10 most beautiful train journeys in India June 25, 2022 6:51 am The train ride, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an experience one must have while visiting the hill station of Darjeeling. The 78 km long unhurried journey is eight hours long and passes through Siliguri Town, Siliguri Junction, Sukna, Rangtong, …
  • HC refuses to interfere with GTA poll process June 25, 2022 3:08 am Kolkata/Darjeeling: Calcutta High Court on Friday refused a stay on the ensuing polls for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) on June 26. It also didn’t pass any restraint order on the publication of the election results that the Gorkha …
  • Ready to Travel the World? 18 Movies to Get You Inspired June 25, 2022 3:01 am Summer is the perfect time for travel and if you're like me, you've got dozens of places in mind, including choices influenced by pop culture. Some travelers even plans their trips around movie landmarks and immortalize their stops on Instagram. …
  • GTA: HC to hear plea June 24, 2022 10:11 pm Appearing for the GNLF, advocate Subir Sanyal claims since GTA Act is illegal, any elections based on it should be considered unlawful The Calcutta High Court File Picture Tapas Ghosh   |   Calcutta   |   Published 25.06.22, 03:14 AM Calcutta High Court on …
  • GTA polls and hope June 24, 2022 10:10 pm Bharatiya Gorkha Prakjatantrik Morcha chief Anit Thapa at a public meeting in Motor Stand of Darjeeling on the final day of the campaign for the GTA polls on Friday The Telegraph Picture Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 25.06.22, 03:29 AM The …
  • Calcutta HC dismisses GNLF’s plea to postpone GTA elections June 24, 2022 10:04 pm The Calcutta High Court on Friday turned down the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF)’s plea seeking to postpone the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) scheduled on June 26. Rejecting the plea, the single-judge bench of …
  • Report paints scary picture of damage caused due to tourist influx June 24, 2022 8:10 pm New Delhi, June 24 (IANS): The barely 10 sq km Leh town saw a total of 20,918 quintals waste – both biodegradable and non-biodegradable – generated in just 11 months from June 2021 till April 2022. However, of that, only 1,387 quintal waste – plastic …
  • WW-II veterans’ pensions held up in West Bengal; veterans claim its a raw deal June 24, 2022 6:00 pm The Trinamool Congress and its supremo Mamata Banerjee may be fighting the Agnipath scheme tooth and nail, but not all is well with ex-servicemen in West Bengal where the party is in power for over 10 years now. Several World War-II veterans, as well as …
  • Ashoka Thackur gets candid about his new music video Rangrasiyaa June 24, 2022 4:28 pm Actor Ashoka Thackur recently shot for a music video featuring Sonia Kashyap. The actor says that he loves the new project. “This music video is shot in the Queen of Hills, that is Darjeeling and it provides the perfect backdrop to this romantic number. …
  • Calcutta High Court refuses plea to stay GTA polls June 24, 2022 3:22 pm Calcutta High Court on Friday refused a petition for the stay of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections in the Darjeeling Hills scheduled on June 26 and declaration of its results, observing that it is not inclined to grant the relief prayed …
  • Bengal: All eyes on GTA polls June 24, 2022 2:40 pm Our Bureau, PTI   |   Calcutta   |   Published 24.06.22, 06:05 PM All eyes are on the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections, which are scheduled to be held on Sunday after a decade, amid a sea of change in the dynamics of hill politics in …
  • Left Demands ‘People’s Panchayat’ for People in Siliguri Council Polls June 24, 2022 1:58 pm The Left Front is campaigning aggressively for the June 26 Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad election with the slogan ‘Janoganer Panchayet, Janoganer hat-e firiye dao (Give People’s Panchayat back to the people).” Campaigning for the Siliguri subdivisional …
  • 1,500 attend SPARSH seminar at Fort William June 24, 2022 3:53 am Kolkata: Over 1,500 serving personnel, veterans, dependants and Civil Defence employees across Bengal and Sikkim attended a special outreach seminar on SPARSH (System for Pension Administration Raksha) — the newly introduced pension system for Army …
  • HC to pass order on GTA petition today June 24, 2022 3:53 am Kolkata: Calcutta High Court scheduled a hearing of a petition on Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) for order on Friday. Petitioner GNLF and the state submitted the notes of argument on Thursday on the directions of the HC. GNLF supremo and …
  • Manikay’s Shane Finemore is working on a playbook for next big threat June 24, 2022 1:45 am “One of the reasons why I recommended this restaurant is it’s the best value trade in New York City,” he says, his cheery Australian accent intact. “It’s a bargain!” The 52-year-old Finemore learnt about dealing when he was young. “I’ve been an AFR reader …
  • DHR logs highest earning in May June 23, 2022 9:32 pm Increase the highest ever recorded in the history of the gauge railway A DHR train. File picture Bireswar Banerjee   |   Siliguri   |   Published 24.06.22, 12:54 AM The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway registered the highest monthly revenue of Rs 3.20 crore in …
  • GTA teacher recruit row escalates June 23, 2022 6:50 pm Saffron party's Kurseong MLA BP Bajgain had recently alleged anomalies in the recruitment process Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 24.06.22, 12:10 AM The row over teacher’s appointment in schools under the Gorkhaland Territorial …
  • Report paints scary picture of damage caused due to tourist influx in Himalayan states June 23, 2022 4:38 pm The barely 10 sq kms Leh town saw a total of 20,918 quintals waste – both biodegradable and non-biodegradable – generated in just 11 months from June 2021 till April 2022. However, of that, only 1,387 quintal waste – plastic bottles, multi-layer plastics, …
  • Try these Monsoon-special destinations!!! June 23, 2022 2:46 pm Monsoon-special destinations: The rains are amazing in India. This is a time when the mountains’ luxuriant greenery, the lakes’ overflowing water, and spectacular rainbows over waterfalls all combine to produce an idyllic view that is impossible to resist …
  • WBPSC Audit and Accounts admit card 2022 released; here’s download link June 23, 2022 2:23 pm West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has released the admit card for the West Bengal Audit & Accounts Service (Prelims) Exam, 2021. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website wbpsc.gov.in. The WBPSC Audit & …
  • In Mizoram, a school principal is trying to revive Aam Aadmi Party June 23, 2022 2:11 pm Aizawl: Not many people know that within two years of its formation, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tried making a presence in Mizoram in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with M. Lalmanzuala, a retired IAS officer, as their candidate. However, the party dwindled …
  • The 20 best films set on trains – ranked! June 23, 2022 1:41 pm 20 Silver Streak (1976) The sight of Gene Wilder blacking-up under the tutelage of Richard Pryor is enough to get this lightweight comedy-thriller cancelled faster than a train on strike day. But there’s still plenty to enjoy, from a sleeping-compartment …
  • Darjeeling Jomjomat: Assessing the accuracy of Feluda on OTT June 23, 2022 8:36 am Shuvodip Biswas | Published: June 23, 2022 13:45:01 In her Essay 'Feluchand,' Lila Majumdar once wrote, “Even the unlettered also know Feluda, because they can watch him on screen."  That was the time when Satyajit Ray has already made two …
  • Sneaking A Peek at Kareena's Latest Film June 23, 2022 8:19 am Kareena Kapoor Khan is making her OTT debut with Sujoy Ghosh's Netflix film, The Devotion of Suspect X. Co-starring Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma, the movie is an adaptation of Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino's thriller of the same name. Bebo …
  • Ajoy Edwards’ Hamro party: Observations of an intrigued neighbour June 23, 2022 5:31 am If democracy is a clothing store, our votes are cash, political leaders are clothes, and the political parties they represent are brands. Voters are consumers. And like how we carefully investigate the texture, build, finish and other specifications of …
  • Today heavy rain alert in these states, know what is the condition of your state? June 23, 2022 5:03 am Knowing about the condition of the weather, the process of rain is visible from the northeastern states to Kashmir. In fact, due to the Southwest Monsoon and pre-monsoon activities, many states of the country are receiving rain or heavy rains. At the same …
  • On the Grid in Leisang June 23, 2022 4:42 am Leisang, India—People in this remote northeast Indian enclave still talk about the day back in 2018 when the light came. By “light,” they mean electricity: the village was being connected to the national grid for the very first time. The three dozen or so …
  • India News | MoS Environment Ashwini Choubey Adopts Tiger, Names Him Agniveer June 23, 2022 2:12 am Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], June 23 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey, during the inspection of Bengal Safari North Bengal Wild Animals Park on Wednesday, adopted a one-year-old tiger for one year and named him …
  • MoS Ashwini Choubey adopts tiger in Bengal Safari under AKAM; names him 'Agniveer' June 23, 2022 1:46 am Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Wednesday adopted a one-year-old tiger for one year and named him Agniveer during the inspection of Bengal Safari North Bengal Wild Animals Park.  While celebrating the occasion of ‘Azadi ka …
  • Record earnings for Darjeeling ‘toy train’  June 22, 2022 11:26 pm Attractive facilities provided post-pandemic to increase tourist footfalls, Northeast Frontier Railway says Attractive facilities provided post-pandemic to increase tourist footfalls, Northeast Frontier Railway says GUWAHATI The Darjeeling Himalayan …
  • Karate, bread and candles in hill polls June 22, 2022 8:06 pm Politicians get creative in bid to win over voters A still from a video of Karate Kalia in action (left) and another still from the clip of the Hamro Party bread drive Sourced by The Telegraph Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 23.06.22, 12:57 …
  • Siliguri: Contest hots up for polls June 22, 2022 8:06 pm BJP leaders campaign in Naxalbari of the Siliguri subdivision ahead of the SMP elections earlier this week. Passang Yolmo Avijit Sinha, Bireswar Banerjee   |   Siliguri   |   Published 23.06.22, 12:58 AM All prominent political forces are eyeing the …
  • His Holiness ordains 144 nuns June 22, 2022 5:30 am Rinzin Wangchuk  About 144 nuns from Bhutan and neighbouring countries received Gelongma vows from His Holiness the Je Khenpo at Ramthangkha, Paro yesterday. Organised and registered by the Bhutan Nuns Foundation, His Holiness ordained the nuns for the …
  • Kolkata High Court to hear plea challenging GTA elections on June 23 June 22, 2022 4:28 am Representative Purpose Only KOLKATA: Calcutta High Court didn’t pass any order on the GNLF petition seeking a stay on publication of the notification for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls on June 26. Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya on Tuesday …
  • Heavy Rains Likely Across West Bengal, Sikkim Over Next Five Days June 22, 2022 1:41 am Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall. (File Photo: PTI) PTI Kolkata Last Updated:June 21, 2022, 23:05 IST FOLLOW US ON: Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim over the next five days …
  • HC hears GNLF plea to stay GTA poll result June 21, 2022 8:39 pm The court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Thursday Calcutta High Court File Picture Tapas Ghosh, Vivek Chhetri   |   Calcutta/Darjeeling   |   Published 22.06.22, 01:26 AM Calcutta High Court on Tuesday heard a petition filed by the Gorkha …
  • Siliguri swims after 3-hour rain June 21, 2022 8:39 pm Waterlogging in most wards, traders estimate damage of around Rs 13 crore A waterlogged street in Ashoknagar of Siliguri on Tuesday after the downpour on Monday evening. Picture by Passang Yolmo Our Bureau   |   Siliguri   |   Published 22.06.22, 01:45 AM …
  • Heavy rain alert for Bengal, Sikkim June 21, 2022 6:10 pm The downpour is likely to occur under the influence of southerly and southwesterly wind from Bay of Bengal Representational file image Our Bureau, PTI   |   Calcutta   |   Published 21.06.22, 10:17 PM Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim …
  • Six O’Clock Solution: Spicy sesame potatoes from Indian chef's family table June 21, 2022 3:29 pm Breadcrumb Trail Links Recipes Life Food Asma Khan sees her book as covering “a lifetime of cooking.” Asma Khan's book begins with the comfort food of her childhood, including this potato recipe. Interlake Publishing/Thomas Allen Postmedia may earn …
  • In Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad Polls, Left Front Banks on Good Performance Ranking for Board Run by it June 21, 2022 11:16 am Siliguri:  Pratap Kujur, 48, a tea garden worker, is busy campaigning for the upcoming Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad (SMP) elections on June 26. A resident of Mohor Gulmaa tea garden in the Terai region, Kujur is a leading member of the Chia Kaman Mazdoor …
  • 95 per cent students attend schools in Kolkata on Day 1 after summer break June 21, 2022 1:05 am Many private schools that resumed physical classes on Monday recorded almost full attendance, something that teachers said showed how keen students were to attend in-person classes. Teachers also spoke about the need to get children back into the school- …
  • Heavy showers inundate large parts of Garalbari area in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri June 29, 2022 1:34 pm
  • West Bengal: Heavy showers inundate large parts of Garalbari area... June 29, 2022 1:15 pm Heavy showers over the past 48 hours inundated large parts of the Garalbari area in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on June 29. The roads were flooded with knee-deep water causing problems for commuters who were trying to reach their respective …
  • Weather Update: Red Alert in North Bengal, U'khand's Badrinath Highway Shut; Light Rains Likely in Delhi June 29, 2022 8:03 am Five more people lost their lives and 24.92 lakh people continued to suffer in the deluge as the flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Tuesday with most parts of Silchar in Cachar district remaining under water — over a week now. Meanwhile, the Indian …
  • Many areas in Jalpaiguri district are under knee-deep water June 29, 2022 5:57 am Large parts of the Jalpaiguri district have been affected by incessant rains with many areas in towns and rural areas going under knee-deep or more water as the Met department on Wednesday forecasted more downpours in the sub-Himalayan districts of West …
  • Ranchi students in Sikkim mishap June 28, 2022 9:24 pm Sources in Jharkhand chief minister’s secretariat inform that officials have been asked to monitor the condition of pupils who have suffered head injuries The bus carrying Ranchi students after the accident near Gangtok on Tuesday. The Telegraph Animesh …
  • Rain grounds 26 Bagdogra flights June 28, 2022 9:14 pm People wade through almost knee-deep water in Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday. Biplab Basak Our Bureau   |   Siliguri   |   Published 29.06.22, 01:15 AM The sub-Himalayan districts of Bengal and Sikkim experienced yet another bout of torrential downpour since …
  • Heavy Rain Likely In Several Districts Of Bengal Till Thursday: MeT June 28, 2022 7:20 pm Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate Korola river and incessant downpour led to waterlogging of several areas in Jalpaiguri town. Cooch Behar …
  • Bus carrying 22 college students from Ranchi overturns in Sikkim June 28, 2022 7:18 pm Twenty-six people, including 21 students and two teachers from St Xavier’s College, Ranchi in Jharkhand were injured on Tuesday when the bus in which they were travelling met with an accident on the outskirts of Gangtok in Sikkim after the brakes of the …
  • Floods: 3 more killed, death toll now 87 June 28, 2022 5:08 pm Flood claimed three more lives in different parts of the country in 24 hours till this morning (June 28, 2022), raising the total fatalities to 87. One of them died in Rangpur division, one in Dhaka division, and one in Sylhet division, according to the …
  • Heavy rain in several dists of Bengal till Thu June 28, 2022 3:33 pm Vehicles ply on a road during heavy rain and storm, in front of Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. (PTI file photo) KOLKATA: Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate …
  • Crop Shifting for Improved Water Use and Nutritional Productivity in the Lower Indo-Gangetic Plains of West Bengal June 28, 2022 2:16 pm I. Introduction Access to safe and sufficient water is essential to food security and nutrition. In recent years, water resources in many parts of the world have come under severe threat because of the depletion and degradation of habitats. Some of these …
  • From ‘Bhadu’ to ‘Kobi Gaan’: The folk music traditions of Bengal June 28, 2022 1:29 pm In the history of Bengali folk music, Baul, Kirtan, Bhatiali and Bhawaiya songs have been revived and re-used the most. But Bengali folk is a rich labyrinth of melodies and cultures — there are secular and religious songs, social ballads, workers’ chants, …
  • Sikkim: Over 22 students from Ranchi injured in bus accident in Gangtok June 28, 2022 10:17 am Gangtok: As many as 22 students belonging to St. Xavier’s College in Jharkhand’s Ranchi sustained severe injuries in a tragic road accident in Gangtok on Tuesday morning. The road mishap took place when the students, who came to Sikkim for an excursion …
  • Rain havoc in north towns June 27, 2022 8:04 pm Downpour leads to a landslide on NH10 near Kalijhora, around 30km from Siliguri The landslide on NH10 at Kalijhora, some 30km from Siliguri, on Monday morning. Workers took two hours to clear the debris before traffic resumed around 10.30am. Passang Yolmo …
  • Thousands still without power June 27, 2022 6:50 pm People carry relief goods wading through flood water in a Sunamganj area as water recedes very slowly after the devastating flood in the region. — photo courtesy Mamun Hossain While major north-eastern rivers were receding at an abnormally slow pace also …
  • Heavy Rainfall In Sub-Himalayan Bengal Districts, More Downpour Forecast June 27, 2022 4:07 pm Heavy overnight rain in the sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal led to a rise in the water level of some rivers and water logging in low-lying areas.  The Met department on Monday forecast more downpour in these areas.      Parts of Jalpaiguri, …
  • Are we living in a fool’s world? Wild tiger number can’t be doubled in 10 or 20 years June 27, 2022 5:48 am There is no "Royal" Bengal Tiger. It is a Bengal Tiger. At the onset, let me clarify that there exists no "Royal Bengal Tiger' in the biological world.  Its original English name, given by people from the West, is the Bengal Tiger, with …
  • Single track delays trains in Chengalpattu-Kancheepuram section, hassles commuters June 27, 2022 12:15 am Express News Service CHENNAI:  Delayed arrival of trains in the Chengalpattu-Kancheepuram section, the lone-single track route in the Chennai Division, has become a norm rather than an exception. The delay varies between 15 and 45 minutes daily. According …
  • Lewd remarks: Attacked with knife June 26, 2022 9:54 pm Police have arrested the accused, Gouranga Mohanta, and are in search of two other members of his family Representational Picture File Picture Koushik Sen   |   Raiganj   |   Published 27.06.22, 03:05 AM A homemaker and her son were allegedly stabbed and …
  • Brief flooding likely in Shariatpur, Madaripur June 26, 2022 8:52 am FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: June 26, 2022 14:33:44 Some parts of the country are still likely to witness brief flood situations in the next 24 hours, according to the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) forecast. There is a chance of a short- …
  • India-Bangladesh Mitali Express to be suspended for 9 days ahead of Eid June 26, 2022 7:08 am The Mitali Express train service between New Jalpaiguri, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, will be suspended for nine days starting on 6 July ahead of Eid celebrations. According to Bangladesh Railways' request, the services will be discontinued for the …
  • 3 held with narcotics June 25, 2022 7:24 pm According to sources, the cost of seized drugs is estimated to be over Rs 5 lakh Those arrested have been identified as Reshma Debnath, Uttam Das and Tapan Paul, all residents of Tripura. File Picture Our Bureau   |   Jalpaiguri/Siliguri   |   …
  • Eid celebrations: India-Bangladesh Mitali Express to be suspended for 9 days June 25, 2022 6:14 pm In anticipation of the Eid celebrations in the neighbouring country, the Mitali Express service between New Jalpaiguri, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, will be suspended for nine days starting on July 6. According to Bangladesh Railways' request, the …
  • More rain forecast, but flood situation in 11 districts likely to improve Sunday June 25, 2022 6:05 pm More rains are likely to drench Bangladesh in the next 24 hours, the weather department said Saturday. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at a few places over Khulna, Barishal, Chattogram and …
  • TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee to visit North Bengal on July 19 June 25, 2022 5:54 pm Kolkata: Keeping hawk's eye on North Bengal ahead of the Panchayat elections scheduled next year, after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, TMC national secretary Abhishek Banerjee will be visiting North Bengal on July 19. According to Trinamool Congress …
  • NJP-Dhaka Mitali Exp services to remain suspended for nine days due to Eid June 25, 2022 3:39 pm The services of Mitali Express running between New Jalpaiguri in India and Bangladesh capital Dhaka will remain suspended for nine days from July 6 in view of Eid celebrations in the neighbouring country, an NFR release said on Saturday. The services were …
  • India News | Normal Life Affected as Heavy Rain Inundates Low-lying Areas of 3 North Bengal Districts June 25, 2022 1:15 pm Jalpaiguri, Jun 25 (PTI) Low-lying areas of three districts in the northern part of West Bengal - Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and Coochbehar -have been inundated following incessant rainfall over the past few days, officials said Saturday. Bhasusubba and …
  • Normal life affected as heavy rain inundates low-lying areas of 3 north Bengal districts June 25, 2022 12:43 pm Jalpaiguri, Jun 25 (PTI) Low-lying areas of three districts in the northern part of West Bengal - Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, and Coochbehar -have been inundated following incessant rainfall over the past few days, officials said Saturday. Bhasusubba and …
  • West Bengal: Huge Protests Against Agnipath Scheme Across the State June 25, 2022 12:40 pm Kolkata: Aveek Dasgupta, 22, joined the Agnipath protests in West Bengal because he aspires to get recruited into the Indian army. A graduate of Calcutta University, Dasgupta explains how the Agnipath scheme is a farce to him. "I want to serve the …
  • Plan for shut garden workers June 24, 2022 10:10 pm There are four closed tea estates — Raipur, Dharanipur, Redbank and Surendranagar — in Jalpaiguri district. Another 15 tea estates, struggling to continue production, have also been identified AID PLAN: Officials of the Tea Board of India have been told to …
  • WW-II veterans’ pensions held up in West Bengal; veterans claim its a raw deal June 24, 2022 6:00 pm The Trinamool Congress and its supremo Mamata Banerjee may be fighting the Agnipath scheme tooth and nail, but not all is well with ex-servicemen in West Bengal where the party is in power for over 10 years now. Several World War-II veterans, as well as …
  • Southern Railway awards three contracts under e-auction June 24, 2022 5:16 pm The Chennai division of the Southern Railway participated in the pilot project of e-auctioning and awarded three contracts on Friday. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the policy and portal of e-auction for commercial earning and awarding of non- …
  • Flood situation still worsening in many parts of Bangladesh June 24, 2022 2:54 pm FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: June 24, 2022 17:58:10 | Updated: June 24, 2022 19:13:46 The flood situation is still worsening in some parts of the country as 17 points of eight major rivers are above the danger level, according to Bangladesh Water …
  • DHR logs highest earning in May June 23, 2022 9:32 pm Increase the highest ever recorded in the history of the gauge railway A DHR train. File picture Bireswar Banerjee   |   Siliguri   |   Published 24.06.22, 12:54 AM The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway registered the highest monthly revenue of Rs 3.20 crore in …
  • India-Bangladesh water sharing agreement stalled June 23, 2022 7:01 pm Activists of Teesta Banchao Nodi Banchao Sangram Parishad demonstrate on a boat under the Teesta Bridge at Mohipur of Gangachara upazila in Rangpur on November 1, 2020 demanding fair share of Teesta water and steps to ensure navigability. — New Age photo …
  • Goods train wagons derail on north route June 23, 2022 6:50 pm Rail movement along the New Jalpaiguri-New Alipurduar route disrupted for over two hours The derailed wheels of the goods train at Salbari station in Jalpaiguri district on Thursday afternoon. Anirban Choudhury Our Correspondent   |   Alipurduar   |   …
  • Malda: 5 dead in 2 road accidents June 23, 2022 6:50 pm Casualties include a child Police sources said the first occurred when a pick-up van collided head-on with a motorised rickshaw van at Nimbari under Jajoil panchayat of Habibpur police station on Wednesday night. Representational picture Our Bureau   |   …
  • Try these Monsoon-special destinations!!! June 23, 2022 2:46 pm Monsoon-special destinations: The rains are amazing in India. This is a time when the mountains’ luxuriant greenery, the lakes’ overflowing water, and spectacular rainbows over waterfalls all combine to produce an idyllic view that is impossible to resist …
  • Today heavy rain alert in these states, know what is the condition of your state? June 23, 2022 5:03 am Knowing about the condition of the weather, the process of rain is visible from the northeastern states to Kashmir. In fact, due to the Southwest Monsoon and pre-monsoon activities, many states of the country are receiving rain or heavy rains. At the same …
  • Record earnings for Darjeeling ‘toy train’  June 22, 2022 11:26 pm Attractive facilities provided post-pandemic to increase tourist footfalls, Northeast Frontier Railway says Attractive facilities provided post-pandemic to increase tourist footfalls, Northeast Frontier Railway says GUWAHATI The Darjeeling Himalayan …
  • Online exam seats: Verandah, tea stall June 22, 2022 8:06 pm Commerce students answer tests off campus but need to reach college within 2 hours Students of Ananda Chandra College of Commerce write their exam papers on the verandah of a government office in Jalpaiguri on Wednesday. Biplab Basak Our Correspondent …
  • North Bengal: 3 minor girls raped June 22, 2022 8:06 pm Two incidents from Jalpaiguri district and one from Malda reported In Jalpaiguri town, a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by her stepfather. Representational picture Our Bureau   |   Malda, Jalpaiguri   |   Published 23.06.22, 12:56 AM Three …
  • Heavy Rains Likely Across West Bengal, Sikkim Over Next Five Days June 22, 2022 1:41 am Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall. (File Photo: PTI) PTI Kolkata Last Updated:June 21, 2022, 23:05 IST FOLLOW US ON: Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim over the next five days …
  • Home damage and death in elephant attacks June 21, 2022 8:39 pm According to sources an elephant left Gorumara National Park around 4am and went on a rampage at the model village at Bamandanga tea estate Two elephants stand in a paddy field at Thanupara village of Alipurduar on Tuesday morning. Anirban Choudhury Our …
  • 3 nabbed in cases of bike theft, LPG fraud June 21, 2022 8:39 pm While Alipurduar cops nap Amit Agarwal, director of Demdima tea estate for not depositing provident funds of employees Representational file image Our Correspondent   |   Cooch Behar   |   Published 22.06.22, 01:59 AM Police in Cooch Behar arrested three …
  • Ground report: How cyclones Amphan & Yaas pushed girls from the Sundarbans into trafficking June 21, 2022 7:04 pm Cyclone-battered South 24 Paraganas is one of country's poorest districts & hunting ground for traffickers It has been a stormy life for cousins Tisha and Salima. Growing up in the Sundarbans delta in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, they …
  • Heavy rain alert for Bengal, Sikkim June 21, 2022 6:10 pm The downpour is likely to occur under the influence of southerly and southwesterly wind from Bay of Bengal Representational file image Our Bureau, PTI   |   Calcutta   |   Published 21.06.22, 10:17 PM Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim …
  • Bharatiya Gorkha Pajatantrik Morcha sweeps GTA election with 27 seats June 29, 2022 6:47 pm Newly floated hill party formed by Anit Thapa's Bharatiya Gorkha Pajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) sweeps Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) election with 27 seats. In a new trend in the hill polls, another new hill party Humro Party won eight seats, …
  • Siliguri & GTA Results: BGPM Wins Big, TMC Gains - What This Means For Bengal June 29, 2022 1:10 pm Despite the elections being boycotted by the Bharatiya Janata Party, Bimal Gurung’s Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Gorkha National Liberation Front, the elections were contested by Trinamool Congress, Anit Thapa’s Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha, Ajoy …
  • West Bengal: Anit Thapa’s new outfit BGPM sweeps Gorkhaland Territorial Administration poll, TMC opens account June 29, 2022 12:34 pm Former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Anit Thapa’s newly-launched outfit Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) on Wednesday swept the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) election in West Bengal, winning 26 out of the total 45 seats while …
  • Weather Update: Red Alert in North Bengal, U'khand's Badrinath Highway Shut; Light Rains Likely in Delhi June 29, 2022 8:03 am Five more people lost their lives and 24.92 lakh people continued to suffer in the deluge as the flood situation in Assam deteriorated on Tuesday with most parts of Silchar in Cachar district remaining under water — over a week now. Meanwhile, the Indian …
  • Many areas in Jalpaiguri district are under knee-deep water June 29, 2022 5:57 am Large parts of the Jalpaiguri district have been affected by incessant rains with many areas in towns and rural areas going under knee-deep or more water as the Met department on Wednesday forecasted more downpours in the sub-Himalayan districts of West …
  • Rain grounds 26 Bagdogra flights June 28, 2022 9:14 pm People wade through almost knee-deep water in Jalpaiguri town on Tuesday. Biplab Basak Our Bureau   |   Siliguri   |   Published 29.06.22, 01:15 AM The sub-Himalayan districts of Bengal and Sikkim experienced yet another bout of torrential downpour since …
  • North poll results today June 28, 2022 9:14 pm (From Left) Ajoy Edwards, Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa. File picture Avijit Sinha   |   Siliguri   |   Published 29.06.22, 01:25 AM Political parties in north Bengal are eagerly waiting for the results of two local elections to be announced on Wednesday. …
  • Heavy Rain Likely In Several Districts Of Bengal Till Thursday: MeT June 28, 2022 7:20 pm Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate Korola river and incessant downpour led to waterlogging of several areas in Jalpaiguri town. Cooch Behar …
  • Heavy rain in several dists of Bengal till Thu June 28, 2022 3:33 pm Vehicles ply on a road during heavy rain and storm, in front of Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. (PTI file photo) KOLKATA: Heavy rain is likely to occur in several districts of West Bengal till Thursday morning, the Met department forecast on Tuesday as the in spate …
  • New hill party on cards June 27, 2022 8:04 pm Founding vice-chancellor of Sikkim University planning to convert their apolitical Citizens’ Forum Mahendra P Lama. File picture Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 28.06.22, 12:30 AM Elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) …
  • Rain havoc in north towns June 27, 2022 8:04 pm Downpour leads to a landslide on NH10 near Kalijhora, around 30km from Siliguri The landslide on NH10 at Kalijhora, some 30km from Siliguri, on Monday morning. Workers took two hours to clear the debris before traffic resumed around 10.30am. Passang Yolmo …
  • WBPRB Constable Recruitment 2022: Application for Over 1,600 Posts End Today, Apply Through Direct Link June 27, 2022 5:24 pm 256 vacancies are for Lady Constables out of the total number of openings, while the remaining 1,410 positions are for Constables. 256 vacancies are for Lady Constables out of the total number of openings. Today, June 27, is the last day to submit an …
  • Heavy Rainfall In Sub-Himalayan Bengal Districts, More Downpour Forecast June 27, 2022 4:07 pm Heavy overnight rain in the sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal led to a rise in the water level of some rivers and water logging in low-lying areas.  The Met department on Monday forecast more downpour in these areas.      Parts of Jalpaiguri, …
  • Kolkata Police Constable recruitment 2022 application ends today for 1600+ posts, here’s apply link June 27, 2022 11:54 am West Bengal Police Recruitment Board (WBPRB) will conclude the online application process today for recruitment to the post of Constables/Lady Constables in Kolkata Police. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the vacancies on the official …
  • Kolkata Constable Recruitment 2022: Apply For 2266 Posts Till Today at wbpolice.gov.in| Read Details Here June 27, 2022 11:36 am Kolkata Constable Recruitment 2022: The West Bengal Police Recruitment Board(WBPRB) will end the registration process for the post of Constables and Lady Constables in Kolkata Police. Interested candidates can apply online through the official website, …
  • Apathy towards GTA polls June 26, 2022 9:54 pm A voter in Darjeeling casts her franchise for the GTA Sabha polls on Sunday Passang Tamang Vivek Chhetri   |   Darjeeling   |   Published 27.06.22, 03:01 AM Many residents this newspaper spoke to talked about the lack of interest in the GTA polls. “I do …
  • GTA polls pass off peacefully, 59% turnout recorded June 26, 2022 8:51 pm The elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in north Bengal’s Darjeeling Hills were held peacefully with 59.05% voter turnout on Sunday, officials said. “The polls were overall peaceful, except for a few minor incidents,” Darjeeling …
  • GTA: First-time voters want jobs and development, vote for a change June 26, 2022 8:51 pm After walking hilly terrain for about 45 minutes and climbing 200 steps by Thurbo Tea garden, 18-year-old Swadiksha, a first-time voter, cast her vote at Thurbo Prathamik Pathshala in Mirik to elect a candidate of her choice for the Gorkhaland Territorial …
  • Darjeeling: Amid Changed Political Equation, All Eyes on Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Polls June 26, 2022 12:26 pm Darjeeling: “The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections are to be held. What will be the fate of parties not taking part,” wondered Anil Tamang, a taxi driver, breaking into a conversation with passengers, driving up the serpentine road to …
  • Voting peaceful for GTA elections in Darjeeling, 38% turnout recorded till 1 PM June 26, 2022 11:38 am Polling to Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in Darjeeling hills and Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in north Bengal has been peaceful thus far, with 38% and 46% voting percentages recorded respectively till 1 PM on Sunday, officials said. Elections …
  • High-stakes election for GTA in Darjeeling, Kalimpong underway June 26, 2022 4:15 am Polling was underway for the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of northern West Bengal on Sunday morning, officials said. The polling began at 7 am. The polling …
  • Will Gorkhaland Territorial polls in Darjeeling usher in a new era? June 25, 2022 6:20 pm Once upon a time, Gorkha strongman Bimal Gurung had absolute sway and clout in the politically restive and volatile Darjeeling hills. But what about now? Does he still rule the political landscape in the region or is he a spent force? This debate has found …
  • Multiple contestants and many firsts mark GTA polls in Darjeeling hills June 25, 2022 5:06 pm Of the 277 candidates, 108 are representatives of political parties and 169 are Independents Of the 277 candidates, 108 are representatives of political parties and 169 are Independents All roads leading to the Darjeeling hills on Saturday were lined up …
  • Calcutta HC dismisses GNLF’s plea to postpone GTA elections June 24, 2022 10:04 pm The Calcutta High Court on Friday turned down the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF)’s plea seeking to postpone the elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) scheduled on June 26. Rejecting the plea, the single-judge bench of …
  • 1,500 attend SPARSH seminar at Fort William June 24, 2022 3:53 am Kolkata: Over 1,500 serving personnel, veterans, dependants and Civil Defence employees across Bengal and Sikkim attended a special outreach seminar on SPARSH (System for Pension Administration Raksha) — the newly introduced pension system for Army …
  • Sneaking A Peek at Kareena's Latest Film June 23, 2022 8:19 am Kareena Kapoor Khan is making her OTT debut with Sujoy Ghosh's Netflix film, The Devotion of Suspect X. Co-starring Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma, the movie is an adaptation of Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino's thriller of the same name. Bebo …
  • Ajoy Edwards’ Hamro party: Observations of an intrigued neighbour June 23, 2022 5:31 am If democracy is a clothing store, our votes are cash, political leaders are clothes, and the political parties they represent are brands. Voters are consumers. And like how we carefully investigate the texture, build, finish and other specifications of …
  • Today heavy rain alert in these states, know what is the condition of your state? June 23, 2022 5:03 am Knowing about the condition of the weather, the process of rain is visible from the northeastern states to Kashmir. In fact, due to the Southwest Monsoon and pre-monsoon activities, many states of the country are receiving rain or heavy rains. At the same …
  • Siliguri: Contest hots up for polls June 22, 2022 8:06 pm BJP leaders campaign in Naxalbari of the Siliguri subdivision ahead of the SMP elections earlier this week. Passang Yolmo Avijit Sinha, Bireswar Banerjee   |   Siliguri   |   Published 23.06.22, 12:58 AM All prominent political forces are eyeing the …
  • Heavy Rains Likely Across West Bengal, Sikkim Over Next Five Days June 22, 2022 1:41 am Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall. (File Photo: PTI) PTI Kolkata Last Updated:June 21, 2022, 23:05 IST FOLLOW US ON: Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim over the next five days …
  • Heavy rain alert for Bengal, Sikkim June 21, 2022 6:10 pm The downpour is likely to occur under the influence of southerly and southwesterly wind from Bay of Bengal Representational file image Our Bureau, PTI   |   Calcutta   |   Published 21.06.22, 10:17 PM Widespread rainfall is likely in West Bengal and Sikkim …