Though councillors of the Municipal Corporation have visited several places on ‘study tours’ over the past few years and spent close to Rs 80 lakh, the civic body seems to have no knowledge about t

KURSEONG, 19 JULY: A major portion of Tindharia Railway Locomotive Workshop collapsed today in a landslide triggered by last night’s incessant rainfall.

SILIGURI, 15 JUNE: Nearly 10,000 people of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts have been affected due torrential rains since yesterday.

Plant resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. The value of such resources rest in the amount of the material available and the demand for it.

A survey of hunting and consumption of wild animals among the Sherpas community in and around Singhalila National Park was conducted. Rate and pattern of hunting of animal species, their importance to respondents, hunting techniques, and reasons for hunting were studied.

Since September last year, when an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 rocked Sikkim, scientists have recorded nearly 300 aftershocks in the region and predicted the possibility of a quake up to magnitude

Kalimpong, March 2: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today set up a taskforce to monitor the implementation of all tourism projects she had announced for north Bengal as well as to suggest new ones.

Siliguri, March 1: The forest department will conduct a census to find out the number of red pandas in two national parks in the hills. The first phase of the study will begin on Saturday.

India produces about 26 million g of organic tea and 80 per cent of this is exported to Germany, the UK and the US.
Nuremberg (Germany), Feb. 19:

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL), state-owned power generating company, is planning to foray into hydel power with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.