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The image shows the snow leopard.(ANI)

Snow leopard gives birth to cub at Darjeeling zoological park

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 07:05 PM IST
"The total number of snow leopards at the park now stands 13", Rai said.
Voters stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their ballot during the 5th phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly elections in Kolkata. (AFP)
Voters stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their ballot during the 5th phase of West Bengal's state legislative assembly elections in Kolkata. (AFP)

Bengal Polls Highlights: Polling conducted peacefully today, says EC

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Bengal Phase 5 Polling: Electorates across several key constituencies in north and south Bengal are voting in a crucial phase of West Bengal polls. 45 constituencies spanning across districts Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and a segment of Purbo Bardhaman, N. 24 Parganas and Nadia vote today.
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Suspended TMC leader held after raping minor for 3 days in Darjeeling

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:05 AM IST
The alleged crime took place about two weeks ago but the victim’s mother lodged a complaint at Kharibari police station on Sunday night.
The image shows the rescued leopard in Darjeeling.(ANI)
The image shows the rescued leopard in Darjeeling.(ANI)

Leopard entangled in tea garden wire mesh rescued in Darjeeling, taken away for further treatment

Darjeeling, West Bengal | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:56 PM IST
The leopard got entangled in a wire in Naya Gaon, Margaret’s Hope Tea Garden.
5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19(Instagram/shivya/abhiandnow)
5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19(Instagram/shivya/abhiandnow)

Yearender 2020: 5 ‘workation’ destinations that became the new travel trend amid Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Yearender 2020: Even as Covid-19 turned our travel plans topsy turvy, we still hit the beach or mountains while attending mails and calls . That’s how work with leisure gave birth to the trend of ‘workation’ and here are 5 off-beat scenic destinations to explore while working in New Year 2021
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar share throwback trekking pics(Instagram/ankita_earthy)
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar share throwback trekking pics(Instagram/ankita_earthy)

Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar’s throwback pictures from Sandakphu trek will make you want to go on a holiday

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Milind Soman’s wife Ankita Konwar has been sharing a lot of throwback pictures from their trips on social media and taking us virtually with them to the most picturesque locations around the world. The recent ones from their Sandakphu trek are making us want to leave for a trip too.
Milind Soman makes jaws drop as he nails a headstand in the backdrop of Mount Everest(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman makes jaws drop as he nails a headstand in the backdrop of Mount Everest(Instagram/milindrunning)

Wait, what? Milind Soman makes jaws drop as he nails a headstand in the backdrop of Mount Everest

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Watch: Milind Soman sets travel and fitness goals soaring higher this Friday as he gives fans and fitness enthusiasts a glimpse of his intense workout session in the backdrop of a sunset with mountains ‘Makalu, Lhotse and Everest on the horizon’
Milind Soman nails 15 pull-ups in Darjeeling as wife Ankita Konwar pushes him(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman nails 15 pull-ups in Darjeeling as wife Ankita Konwar pushes him(Instagram/milindrunning)

Milind Soman nails 15 pull-ups at almost 7000ft in Darjeeling as wife Ankita Konwar pushes him | Watch

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Watch: Milind Soman spills the beans on most effective exercises for general fitness, does pull-ups in Darjeeling SP’s garden as wife Ankita Konwar motivates him
As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)
As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak(Instagram/milindrunning)

Travel Thursday: As Milind Soman goes trekking on Sandakphu, here are 3 attractions of West Bengal’s highest peak

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST
While Sandakphu might not be a famous tourist destination, it is the highest point of the Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling and Milind Soman’s trek on West Bengal’s highest peak got us curious to check out these 3 attractions on our next trip to the West Bengal-Nepal border
Milind Soman’s mother pumps up fans’ fitness motivation as we enter a new week(Instagram/milindrunning)
Milind Soman’s mother pumps up fans’ fitness motivation as we enter a new week(Instagram/milindrunning)

Here’s how Milind Soman’s mother, Usha Soman, is pumping our fitness motivation as we enter a new week

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 06:17 PM IST
Milind Soman shares pictures from Darjeeling Police Marathon which marked his first 21 kms run after the lockdown in February but it is his mother, Usha Soman, who is giving all the fitness enthusiasts a run for their money. Here’s why
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar during an interaction with media personnel in Kolkata.(PTI FILE)

Bengal governor targets Trinamool govt over Darjeeling’s fugitive leader

UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 04:37 PM IST
He singled out the Banerjee-led administration for meeting Bimal Gurung, whom he obliquely referred to as a criminal. However, he stopped short of naming the GJM founder
“No power can stop this puja. It is part of my life,” he said.(HT Photo)
“No power can stop this puja. It is part of my life,” he said.(HT Photo)

‘Will play as long as I live’: 82-year-old picks up his drum as Durga puja in Darjeeling turns 100

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Though troubled by ailments, Das is all set to play the drum which is an integral part of Durga puja festivities. “I have been doing this since 1962,” said the octogenarian.
Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was gifted a pack of Darjeeling tea by foreign secretary Harsh Shringla
Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was gifted a pack of Darjeeling tea by foreign secretary Harsh Shringla

On next India trip, Myanmar Senior General to visit Darjeeling. It’s the tea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Gen MM Naravane were in Myanmar as part of India’s outreach to countries in the neighbourhood.
Among those dead are the girl, her mother, uncle, and a police constable.(Representational Image)
Among those dead are the girl, her mother, uncle, and a police constable.(Representational Image)

Hours after rescue, kidnapped minor girl dies with family in Bengal road accident

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Promod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:55 PM IST
The girl was being brought from Cooch Behar to Siliguri along with her alleged kidnapper, who was injured in the accident
Heavy rains in Darjeeling and Kalimpong could lead to landslides, says the weather department.(AFP Photo)
Heavy rains in Darjeeling and Kalimpong could lead to landslides, says the weather department.(AFP Photo)

Landslide warning in north Bengal including Darjeeling and Kalimpong

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:40 AM IST
The hills of north Bengal have been receiving heavy rains since Tuesday and it is likely to intensify.
Indian Air Force personnel at a yoga session at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling.(Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling.)
Indian Air Force personnel at a yoga session at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling.(Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling.)

Quarantined IAF personnel enhance survival skills, learn rescue ops at Darjeeling’s HMI

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The 53 men underwent the training in four batches between July 23 and September 18.
Both Darjeeling and Kalimpong have low cases of Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Getty images)
Both Darjeeling and Kalimpong have low cases of Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Getty images)

Darjeeling, Kalimpong open for tourists, Sikkim to follow suit in October

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:50 AM IST
Every year more than 10 lakh tourists visit Sikkim and the North Bengal hills that include Darjeeling and Kalimpong.
The hilly regions of the state and the tea garden areas have recorded very few cases compared to their urban counterparts.(HT PHOTO.)
The hilly regions of the state and the tea garden areas have recorded very few cases compared to their urban counterparts.(HT PHOTO.)

Darjeeling logs maximum Covid-19 cases, deaths in north Bengal; experts blame trading hub Siliguri

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Till August 31, the district had recorded 5,056 cases and 75 deaths, which is much higher than what Malda - the most populous district of north Bengal – has recorded. Malda has registered 4,978 cases with only 39 deaths.
The GTA is likely to take a call soon but tourists would be allowed in a phased manner, insiders aware of the developments said. (Reuters)
The GTA is likely to take a call soon but tourists would be allowed in a phased manner, insiders aware of the developments said. (Reuters)

Businesses hit by Covid-19 lockdown, Darjeeling wants tourists be allowed

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 06:51 AM IST
The Darjeeling Hotel Owners’ Association, Himalayan Transport Coordination Committee and Darjeeling Home Stay Owners’ Association on Sunday held a meeting with other stakeholders and adopted a proposal to be submitted to the GTA.
Tea garden workers on hunger strike.(HT Photo)
Tea garden workers on hunger strike.(HT Photo)

Workers rise above political affiliation, unite in agitation at Bengal’s biggest tea garden

Hindustan Times, Kurseong | By Pramod Giri | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The suspension of work was declared days after the workers started an agitation, demanding payment of arrear wages, provident fund and festive bonus.

Out to celebrate Independence Day, four youth die as car falls in gorge in Darjeeling

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:35 PM IST
The police personnel, who recovered the bodies, said the youths lived in Siliguri and had gone to Kurseong about 40 kilometres away from north Bengal’s biggest town to celebrate the 74th Independence Day on August 15.
The last review meeting was held in January 2015 when Bimal Gurung, who is now in hiding, controlled the GTA.(HT PHOTO.)
The last review meeting was held in January 2015 when Bimal Gurung, who is now in hiding, controlled the GTA.(HT PHOTO.)

Darjeeling’s Gorkha outfits disillusioned after Centre calls GTA review meet

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 11:38 PM IST
The hill parties want the BJP to keep its electoral promise and come up with a permanent political solution for Darjeeling hills, Siliguri, Terai and the Dooars region before the 2021 assembly elections in Bengal.
Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts are receiving heavy rainfall since Monday. Landslides have been reported at several places.(ANI (Representative Image))
Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts are receiving heavy rainfall since Monday. Landslides have been reported at several places.(ANI (Representative Image))

Two die as heavy rainfall damages railway over-bridge in north Bengal, triggers landslides

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The bridge is located on NH-31 C. The truck was carrying banana from Assam. The deceased were residents of Goalpara, Assam.
Health workers wearing PPE kit leave from SSKM Hospital to containment zones for collecting swab samples for the test of Covid-19, in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Health workers wearing PPE kit leave from SSKM Hospital to containment zones for collecting swab samples for the test of Covid-19, in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

People in Darjeeling hills get their own Covid-19 hospital

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 06:38 PM IST
More than 40 people have so far died of Covid-19 in Darjeeling district but most of these deaths were in Siliguri sub-division.
Volunteers holding a meeting at Tindharia, a cluster of hamlets in Darjeeling district.(HT PHOTO.)
Volunteers holding a meeting at Tindharia, a cluster of hamlets in Darjeeling district.(HT PHOTO.)

Tireless awareness campaign and a film help contain Covid-19 in Darjeeling hills

Hindustan Times, Tindharia (Darjeeling) | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 06:02 PM IST
A group of volunteers from the hamlets have succeeded in creating awareness against social stigma faced by patients and common misconceptions about coronavirus.
A boy looks out of a Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train, one of the main tourist draws in Darjeeling.(REUTERS)
A boy looks out of a Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train, one of the main tourist draws in Darjeeling.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Darjeeling bans tourists, complete lockdown in parts of Siliguri

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) had earlier allowed hotels and tourist spots in Darjeeling and adjoining Kalimpong to operate from July 1.
The government closed the tourist spots under the department in March in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
The government closed the tourist spots under the department in March in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Bengal Safari to open after taking Covid safety measures: Minister

Jalpaiguri | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee was talking to reporters during a visit to a beat office under Belakoba Forest Range of Baikunthapur forest in Jalpaiguri district.
Darjeeling, Kalimpong and the Dooars sector support around 10,000 families associated with tourism.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Darjeeling, Kalimpong and the Dooars sector support around 10,000 families associated with tourism.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Darjeeling hotels retract call to shutdown from July 1, tour operators see hope

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 08:36 PM IST
The tourism to Darjeeling and adjoining spots has been hit badly due to coronavirus induced shutdown.
Those in the tourism industry, including travel and tour operators, say the decision would impact tourism industry in the whole region extending to the restaurants and the transport sector.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Those in the tourism industry, including travel and tour operators, say the decision would impact tourism industry in the whole region extending to the restaurants and the transport sector.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Hotels in Darjeeling, Bengal’s top tourism destination, to shut indefinitely from July 1

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Though the West Bengal government has allowed the reopening of hotels and restaurants from June 8, the Darjeeling Hotel Owners’ Association says it is not feasible to operate with only a few tourists arriving due to the pandemic.
Depending on the quality and demand, First Flush tea can fetch anything between Rs 1200 to Rs 20,000 a kg, industry insiders said. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Depending on the quality and demand, First Flush tea can fetch anything between Rs 1200 to Rs 20,000 a kg, industry insiders said. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Lockdown may hit sale of First Flush, Darjeeling’s premium tea, fear planters

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Production of First Flush requires the plucking of the finest two leaves and a bud of the tea plant. But the lockdown, which started on March 25 and was lifted for the tea industry only on April 12, resulted in the overgrowth of plants.
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