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Sunday, May 16, 2021



Darjeeling dilemma: Gorkhaland in hearts, but ‘our bellies tied to tourism, another lockdown will finish us’

April 17, 2021 7:23 am

What resonates, again and again, is the fear of another lockdown, and what it will do to an economy revolving around tourism.

Covid-19 toll up to 1,449 Record recovery rate evens out surge in new infection

July 29, 2020 10:38 am

The current upswing in the discharge rate has occurred despite the state adding over 2,000 cases every day since July 18.

Himalayan Mountaineering Institute offers free vacation for staying home in lockdown

March 29, 2020 2:02 pm

HMI, one of the premier mountaineering institutes in the world, located in Darjeeling has come up with an initiative called “HMI, 21 Days Big Boss Indoor Challenge- Fight Against COVID-19” to motivate all to stay indoors.

From Santiniketan to Peking University: Artist’s decades-old paintings trace India-China links

November 26, 2019 7:45 am

With 2020 marking the 70th year of diplomatic ties between India and China, 20 of Chang’s 60 paintings from his time in India are on display at PKU’s library.

Don’t call it Darjeeling, it’s Nepali tea

June 01, 2019 5:48 pm

The skilled work of overseeing an estate’s production, once a prestigious career for Indians raised in the colonial system, is losing its appeal, and decades of disputes with labour unions have cut harvests dramatically during strikes.

Electioneering flat in Bengal's hills, but still close contest between BJP, TMC on cards

April 02, 2019 10:45 pm

While the BJP has been winning the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat since 2004, this time the TMC and the saffron party are poised to fight a pitched battle in the constituency.

Minimum wage: Talks between tea garden workers in Siliguri, plantation owners reach impasse

December 23, 2018 4:32 am

While tea garden workers’ unions demanded that the consumption unit (a part of the minimum wage which factors in cost of food) be given at a ratio of 1:3, plantation associations wanted the same to be not more than 1:1.5.

If you give us peace, we will give you prosperity: Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling

March 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Speaking on the first day of the meet, Banerjee said it was imperative to maintain peace in the hills to attract investment there and asked the central government not to divide Darjeeling for some seats.

Two-day event starts today: Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling for meet to boost economy

March 13, 2018 4:39 am

The industrial meeting, which has been organised to boost economic activities in Darjeeling Hills, will focus on setting up an IT hub, apart from attracting investments in horticulture, food processing and tourism sectors.

To connect with youth in Darjeeling Hills, West Police to organise mega talent hunt

March 10, 2018 10:40 am

“This is an initiative to connect with the youth of the Hills so that they can return to the mainstream. It will also help forge good relations between the youth and the police."


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.