- Englishbazar civic body to build 4 reservoirs

Englishbazar Municipality is set to receive Rs 55 crore for its drinking water project in a week, chairman of the civic body Narendranath Tiwari said here today.

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.

Siliguri, Feb. 2: The North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) is organising a 15-day Fuel Saving Training Programme for its drivers and mechanics at Tenzing Norgey Central Bus Terminus here to curtail expenditure.

Siliguri, Jan. 28: The West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation, in association with the Tea Board of India, has decided to draft a package to promote the use of renewable and eco-friendly energy sources in the tea estates of north India.


A health worker sprinkles bleaching powder in Matigara block on Wednesday. (Kundan Yolmo)
Siliguri, Jan. 7: Culling of poultry birds was completed last night in the Siliguri subdivision and the Rajganj block in the adjoining Jalpaiguri district where avian influenza had been detected on January 3.

Chickens being culled at Bidhannagar Market in Siliguri on Monday. (Kundan Yolmo)

Siliguri, Jan. 5: More than 15,000 birds were culled in the subdivision till 9.30pm today with people eager to get rid of the H5N1 virus at the earliest.


Chickens being culled in Kamrangaguri in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday. (Kundan Yolmo)
Siliguri, Jan. 4: The sale of poultry and eggs has been banned within 10km of the bird flu-affected areas of Matigara. The entire Siliguri town and Rajganj block of Jalpaiguri district will come under the ban.

Siliguri, Jan. 2: The Siliguri subdivisional administration has formed teams to search for dead chickens after 50 poultry birds were reported dead in Matigara over the past one week.

However, it is yet to be confirmed if the poultry had died of bird flu, said Sarad Dwibedi, the subdivisional officer of Siliguri.

The Darjeeling district administration has asked the departments to expedite development work in the tribal dominated areas of the Siliguri subdivision.

- Foresters find 25-30 samples of scat in five-day-long census
Foresters have found 25-30 samples of tiger faeces in the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary during the five-day long census that ended yesterday.

The faeces or scat is the second most conclusive evidence after direct sighting to confirm the presence of big cats in a reserve forest area.