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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during an administrative review meeting in Siliguri on Tuesday.(PTI PHOTO.)

From airport expansion to jobs for former rebels; CM Mamata showers sops on north Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondents | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:53 PM IST
The chief minister virtually laid the foundation stone of Jalpaiguri Medical College and Hospital and granted 104 acres of land for the expansion of Bagdogra airport near Siliguri town.
AirAsia staff members stand on social distancing markings, as they wait to enter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)
AirAsia staff members stand on social distancing markings, as they wait to enter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)

Kolkata airport welcomes passengers as flight ops resume in Bengal after 2 months

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 09:46 AM IST
On Thursday, 10 flights will take off from Kolkata and an equal number will arrive in Kolkata, news agency PTI reported.
All these 5 Himalayan villages roughly take around 3 to 4 hours maximum, to reach depending on the climatic conditions outside.
All these 5 Himalayan villages roughly take around 3 to 4 hours maximum, to reach depending on the climatic conditions outside.

5 beautiful Himalayan villages of North Bengal you must visit

By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 12:09 PM IST
The easiest way to get to this Himalayan splendour is through the hustling and bustling city of Siliguri and its famous Bagdogra Airport.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation(Getty Images)
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation(Getty Images)

Travel: Confessions of a Vipassanā novice

Hindustan Times | By Gayatri Jayaraman
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 12:12 PM IST
The 10-day course of Buddhist meditation in complete silence is painfully emotional, but ultimately cleansing and healing.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung.(AFP file photo)
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung.(AFP file photo)

Absconding Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung gives Darjeeling a miss

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 05:16 PM IST
A large number of people gathered at the Bagdogra airport near Siliguri in north Bengal where Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Bimal Gurung and his associates are supposed to land on Thursday after spending about a year and a half in hiding.
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