Kalimpong, May 6: A Kalimpong-based NGO has started a project on an experimental basis to promote the planting of a grass that can control soil erosion in landslide-prone areas.

The NGO, Save The Hills, has distributed 15 gunny sacks of vetiver or khas-khas grass at cost price to different groups for planting in the landslide-prone areas of Chibo-Pashyor and Sindebung on the fringes of Kalimpon

Darjeeling, May 5: The Union finance ministry has cleared two foreign direct investment proposals from the Darjeeling tea industry, the first FDI approval since 1974 for the branded brew sector in the hills.

The Tea Board

Kalimpong, Dec. 2: Around 300 Buddhists began a 23-day-long padayatra from a monastery in Darjeeling today to spread a message on clean and green Himalayas.

Attired in traditional maroon gowns, nuns and monks of the Drukpa lineage chanted Buddhist hymns as they, and their followers, walked in single file through the streets of the hill town.

Soaring temperature had led to incidences of fruit damage
AFALL in production of oranges across major belts of Punjab, Maharashtra and Rajasthan has led to prices rising between 40% and 45% and touching 290-350 for a carton of 10 kg.

The one bright spot, literally, is that growers in the Darjeeling hills are expecting a good crop due to adequate rainfall and bright sunny days that are keep

During the last two decades much has been written about the biodiversity richness of country. Avoiding all the numerical details about the documented species an attempt has been made to provide information about the relative forest systems of India. For classifying the vegetation the altitude has been adopted as vital factor in detailing the vegetation.

A wildlife enthusiast has been working on an early warning system (EWS) to check man-elephant conflict in a Terai village.

Nidhi Singh identified Toribari village, part of an elephant corridor 8km from here, for the project that she has been working since September.

Darjeeling, Sept. 27: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park has decided to conduct the breeding of red pandas in the natural habitats to make the endangered species more adaptable in the wild before their release in forest.


Ananya Dutta

KOLKATA: Members of the Lepcha community, an indigenous tribe of the Darjeeling hills, went on an indefinite hunger strike here on Wednesday demanding clarity from the State and Central governments on their

Darjeeling, July 19: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to withdraw its 70-day-old strike at two NHPC project sites from tomorrow following an assurance from the central power agency that it will set up an engineering college in the hills.