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Monday, August 15, 2022



Momos, puchkas & Mamata’s food recipe to win hearts in Darjeeling hills

July 16, 2022 3:12 am

From serving puchkas to making momos – neither an easy art to master – Banerjee packed it all in, apart from official meetings, while walking the streets of Darjeeling charming the masses.

Watch: Mamata Banerjee shows culinary skills, prepares momos at local stall in Darjeeling

July 14, 2022 5:53 pm

Mamata Banerjee was seen sitting in a small kitchen and making the momos from scratch - from flattening the dough to stuffing and shaping the momo - whilst interacting with the women at the shop.

As rising inflation punctures wage hike, tea workers seek more — land rights, better health facilities

July 03, 2022 3:25 am

At present, Darjeeling has a total of 87 tea estates, including many of the world's largest working plantations. While most of the owners make profits, the tea workers get a basic wage of just Rs 120-250 a day, which is the lowest among all other plantation industries.

GTA polls pass off peacefully, 59% turnout recorded

June 27, 2022 3:42 am

The voting, held after 10 years, began at 7am with 9.98% voters casting their franchise till 9 am, it is learnt. Till 11 am, a 24.4% turnout was reported, officials said.

Kareena Kapoor, Vijay Varma are shooting in 'freezing Darjeeling'; here's why it's one of the best summer destinations in India

May 23, 2022 5:22 pm

Here are a few things to check out in Kalimpong and Darjeeling if you are planning a summer vacation soon

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says BJP report on Birbhum killings will weaken, interfere with CBI probe

March 31, 2022 10:19 am

Eight people were burnt alive, and one succumbed to injuries later, after the murder of local TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh in Bogtui village near Rampurhat on March 21

Ajoy Edwards: 'Separate Gorkhaland state is our long-term vision. It has to be achieved as per constitutional norms...'

March 03, 2022 7:26 pm

In an interview with The Indian Express, Ajoy Edwards throws light on his party's formation and its stunning electoral debut.

Explained: How Hamro Party, formed 3 months ago, won Darjeeling civic polls

March 04, 2022 9:49 am

The Hamro Party, launched 3 months ago by Ajoy Edwards, a former Gorkha National Liberation Front leader, has won the Darjeeling Municipality polls. A look at the formation of Hamro Party and the rise of Edwards.

Seven unexplored North Bengal destinations that should feature in your travel list

February 13, 2022 10:47 am

In the north of Bengal, there's a cornucopia of little hidden gems of architecture, culture, nature, wildlife, tribal villages, and much more.

Delhi: 5 held for ‘harassing’ women from Darjeeling

July 30, 2021 7:57 am

The Delhi Commission for Women took notice of the video and asked police to lodge an FIR.


Express Wanderlust: When in Darjeeling, here's what you should do

March 19, 2020 4:56 pm

Depending on how much time you are planning to spend here, this quick and easy itinerary can be helpful.

Darjeeling remains unaffected as election fever grips nation

April 09, 2019 11:28 am

The condition of tea gardens and plantations in Darjeeling present a picture of deprivation as three tea gardens have shut down and the workers are yet to receive their dues.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: What it takes to run the toy train

July 25, 2018 6:36 am

A recent rap from UNESCO on the 'diminishing heritage value' of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has added to the long list of the 117-year-old toy train's problems.

Massive landslide in Darjeeling, 38 feared dead

July 01, 2015 10:22 pm

Heavy overnight rain triggered a string of landslides in the mountainous Darjeeling district of West Bengal, killing at least 38 people.


Hear the Hills of Darjeeling

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Spread over a steep mountain ridge, nestled amidst acres of lush green tea plantations, Darjeeling is popularly known as the Queen of hills. Hear and experience the different sounds of West Bengal’s premier tourist attraction.

What it takes to keep Darjeeling Himalayan Railway running

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

A recent rap from UNESCO on the ‘diminishing heritage value’ of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has added to a long list of the 117-year-old train’s problems. We explore what it takes to keep this World Heritage Site running.