Kalimpong, May 29: The laying of optical fibre cable (OFC) in the hills by telecom companies and leaving loose soil around have not gone down well with residents who are blaming the shoddy covering-up job as one of the reasons for landslides in recent times.

KURSEONG, 27 MAY: The death toll from the Darjeeling Hill landslide rose to 23 with the recovery of three more unidentified bodies from Haridashatta in Darjeeling today. Rescue workers fear more people remain buried under the debris in the slide-hit areas of Darjeeling and Kurseong sub-divisions.

At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured following landslides on Tuesday in West Bengal

Cyclone Aila set off as many as 40 landslides across the Darjeeling hills today, killing at least 20.

The toll in the storm and rain triggered by the dissipating storm in north Bengal stood at 23, with three deaths reported each from Malda, Cooch Behar and South Dinajpur.

A 12-year-old girl, hit by a flying branch, was among the victims.


Himalayan Black Bear: Threat to survival
Darjeeling, May 21: For the first time in India, heat sensor cameras will be used in a survey to count Himalayan Black Bear in a wildlife sanctuary here.

- Swedish national sets up paragliding venture in kalimpong

Tourists visiting Kalimpong can now take wings and get, quite literally, a bird

Siliguri, March 31: The German Leprosy and TB Relief Association (GLRA) India has chosen eight NGOs in Darjeeling to work in a public-private mix (PPM) project with the state health department to eradicate tuberculosis.

The GLRA, based in Germany, is an NGO working globally for the prevention of tuberculosis and leprosy.

Darjeeling, March 30: The Padamaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is set to start conservation breeding of the clouded leopard with the arrival of a pair from Sephoyjhola zoo in Tripura.

To chug by new rulebook

Siliguri, Feb 9: The Darjeeling Himalayan (DHR) will draft a Conservation Management Plan to administer toy train service as part of a move to fulfil a mandatory clause of the Unesco for heritage properties.