Siliguri: A study will be conducted to see if it is feasible to construct a railway overbridge at Ghumtee 4, one of the main entry points to Jalpaiguri town, to ease traffic congestion.

More than three dozen elephants have been killed after being hit by trains between Siliguri and Alipurduar railway stations in the North East Frontier Railway in the past eight years and yet neither the state government nor the railway board seems to have an answer to stop the rising cases of jumbo deaths on train tracks.

The state wildlife week this year turned out to be

Ambootia tea garden (Kurseong), Sept. 18: A UN body will partially fund three pilot projects worth $4 million in India for creating a scientific system for cultivation of organic black tea.


The solar halo in the Siliguri sky on Wednesday. Picture by Kundan Yolmo

Siliguri, Sept. 10: A halo around the sun seen from Siliguri this morning triggered curiosity as well as rumours as it coincided with the start of the Big Bang experiment in Geneva.

When the aura around the sun became visible around 11.30am, the people of the town started making calls to their near and dear ones, trying to gauge what exactly the phenomenon was.

Siliguri, Sept. 5: Farmers whose plots on the outskirts of Jalpaiguri town had been acquired for setting up a circuit bench of Calcutta High Court have resumed cultivation on the land after it lay unused for the past six years.

- Siliguri company gets ready to send produce to Europe

Dominique Coulombel (second from left) and Laury Bouchard (fourth from left) at the Rainbow factory on Saturday. A Telegraph picture
Kantivita (Phansidewa), Aug. 3: A Siliguri-based company has invested more than Rs 10 crore to raise a food processing plant here, the produce from which will make its way to several European countries.


Idol size and decoration will matter less in this year's green puja award
Durga puja organisers will have to go green to take part in the government-organised Sera Desh Sera Nirmal Puja Purashkar 2008. Environment minister Sailen Sarkar conveyed this to all puja committees at a recent meeting.

Siliguri, July 24: A 10-year-old boy, who was allegedly turned away from a government hospital short on anti-rabies vaccine, died of suspected hydrophobia this evening.

Hydrophobia or the fear of water (read difficulty to swallow liquids) is one of the symptoms of rabies, a near fatal disease caused by the bite of animals affected with the virus.

Mamoni Chakraborty said her son Ranjan and four other children of Bakali in Mainaguri block of the district were bitten by a mad dog a month ago.

CPM leaders in the Darjeeling hills continue to be at the receiving end of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's anger, K.B. Wattar from Bijanbari being the latest in the line of fire.

Morcha supporters have been demonstrating in front of Wattar's house since yesterday, demanding that he either quit the CPM, which is against a separate state, or leave the hills.

"The Morcha harps on democracy, but at the same time its members intimidate our leaders in the hills,' Bengal urban development minister and CPM MLA Asok Bhattacharya said here today.