North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) on Tuesday felicitated one driver each from its 21 depots for achieving highest mileage for the buses they operated.

Siliguri, March 23: Baikunthapur forest division will increase its fringe area by 50 hectare this year in an effort to prevent man-animal conflict in the villages located on the outskirts.

The foresters have also sent a project report, Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitat, to the state forest department, comprising various measures for the overall development of the division.

Siliguri, March 23: Clinical wastes are accumulating at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) which does not have a proper mechanism in place to clear the garbage that is hazardous to patients as well as the general public.

Kalimpong, March 16: A fault in a pipeline has hit the water supply to Kalimpong, which is already reeling from acute water scarcity this summer.

In the past few days, the people had been provided with water only once in three days as the reservoirs are not getting enough water from the Neora Water Supply Scheme (NWSS).

Siliguri, March 9: Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd (HCG) has decided to spread its network in the region by entering into a collaboration with North Bengal Oncology Centre, a private organisation.

Siliguri, March 4: A Red Dog has been sighted near Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary.

Commonly known as dhole, the animal had been spotted by Praloy Mondal, a vet stationed in Jaldapara, about 10 days ago. The Indian wild dog or Red Dog (cuon alpinus) is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Act 1972.

Siliguri, March 1: The Siliguri Municipal Corporation has come out with Draft Development Plan that ensures to take up 515 schemes of Rs 550 crore in the next five years.

Siliguri, Feb. 25: The Darjeeling district administration has confirmed the presence of the bird flu virus in Punding and Khairani under Sukna panchayat near here today.

Siliguri, Feb. 17: The main reason behind the tussle over land acquisition in Singur for Nano car factory was the absence of land bank in Bengal, Sandipan Chakravortty, the chairman of the eastern region of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), said here today.

Chakravortty, who is the managing director of Tata Ryerson Limited, was here to attend a CII meet.

Alipurduar, Feb. 15: A woman has been gored and bitten to death by a rhino in Jaldapara even as foresters get ready to conduct a census on the animal in the sanctuary this weekend.

On Friday evening, Pramila Munda (50) of Pradhan Para in Alipurduar, along with other villagers, had entered the Moiradanga beat to collect firewood. They were chased by a rhino on their return home.