Pramod Giri

I am working with Hindustan Times since 2001 and am posted in Siliguri, West Bengal, as Principal Correspondent. I have been regularly covering vast area of northern parts of West Bengal, Sikkim and parts of Nepal and Bhutan.

Articles by Pramod Giri

Darjeeling school student allegedly dies by suicide; police arrest headmaster

Pankaj Prasad, additional public prosecutor, said school director Gurung was produced before the Darjeeling district court on Saturday and was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 03:48 PM IST

2 killed in landslides triggered by rainfall in Darjeeling, Sikkim

In Darjeeling, Babulal Rai, 59, a resident of Puttabong in the Bijanbari community block, died after his house was hit by a landslide on Friday

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 08:22 PM IST

Bengal school girl’s murder: Mob ransacks suspect’s house, VHP calls for bandh

The body of the 17-year-old Class 11 student in school uniform was found by local people at a desolate place in the Matigara area of north Bengal’s Siliguri on Monday

The protestors clashed with police in several places. (Video grab/X/Raju Bista)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 08:36 PM IST

Pregnant elephant killed by goods train passing through north Bengal sanctuary

The female elephant apparently came out of the Panijhora jungle and tried to enter the Chapramari forest when the incident took place

For representational purposes only. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 08:32 PM IST

Severed head of elephant found in Bengal river; poachers' role suspected

On Friday evening, villagers living near Volka range of Buxa reserve spotted the severed elephant head in Sankosh river, close to Bengal-Assam border.

Debashis Sharma, deputy field director of Buxa Tiger Reserve (East), said poachers might have killed the elephant for its tusks in Assam. (HT Archives (Photo for representation))
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 04:46 AM IST

Severed elephant head, with tusks removed, found floating in W Bengal river

The area from where the elephant head was found is close to the Bengal-Assam border and forest officials apprehend that the animal was killed recently

Forest officials suspect that the elephant was killed by poachers somewhere in Assam. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 08:02 PM IST

Student leader death: Sikkim govt constitutes judicial commission to probe case

Padam Gurung, president of student representative council of the Sikkim Government College at Kamrang in Namchi district was found dead in a drain in Kazitar area on June 28

The panel will submit a report to the state government within one month. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 04:21 PM IST

TMC ally BGPM sweeps gram panchayats in Darjeeling, Kalimpong

The party, which is an ally of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the hilly regions of north Bengal, bagged 349 out of 598 gram panchayat seats in Darjeeling. In Kalimpong, out of 281 seats in 42 gram panchayats, BGPM won 168 seats in at least 30 gram panchayats

The Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) is an ally of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the hilly regions of north Bengal (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 08:57 PM IST

Violence continues in Bengal, several areas to vote again

The West Bengal state election commission has ordered repolling at 697 booths in 19 districts following reports of vote-tampering and violence.

A fire blazes from a car in Uttar Dinajpur on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 06:04 AM IST
By, Sreyasi Pal, Siliguri/berhampore

How death shadowed voters during Bengal panchayat polls

At least 40 people sustained bullet and bomb injuries in Murshidabad on Saturday, police officials said on condition of anonymity.

Police and paramilitary personnel were stationed across West Bengal amidst incidents if violence (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 03:09 PM IST
By, Sreyasi Pal

They rained bombs, looted booths: Witnesses of Bengal panchayat poll violence

At least 18 people were killed in the state on Saturday on the day ofpolling for the three-tier panchayat elections.

Police personnel baton charge after a clash between rival political groups during panchyat elections in Malda district of West Bengal on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 04:40 AM IST
By, Sreyasi Pal

Two elephants killed by lightning strike in north Bengal: Forest officials

Though the elephants seemed to have died because of lightning strike, the post mortem is being conducted following standard procedure

Local villagers spotted the dead elephants on Wednesday morning and informed the forest officers. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 06:34 PM IST

Over 2,000 tourists stranded in North Sikkim as heavy rain triggers landslides

The BRO has advised all tourists and locals to avoid the routes of recurrent landslides during heavy rainfall and has requested not to line up on roadblocks to prevent any injury to personnel and damage to vehicles due to sudden landslides and flash floods

Sikkim government and the Border Roads Organization (BRO) have started the rescue work (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 11:16 AM IST

Panchayat polls: Ex-serviceman runs 21 km to file nominations for a noble cause

Subba started his half-marathon around 4am from his home in Sonada and reached the BDO’s office at Jorebunglow-Sukhiapokhari around 8am

The nomination process will end on Thursday evening. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 01:56 PM IST

Sevoke-Rangpo project bringing Sikkim on railways map to be completed by 2024

Sikkim will get rail connectivity with the rest of India as the project continues to meet its 2024 deadline after several delays

 (Ministry of Railways | Twitter)
Updated on May 16, 2023 02:42 PM IST

‘No money for ambulance’: Bengal man travels by bus with son’s body in bag

The incident has triggered a political row between West Bengal’s ruling TMC and the opposition BJP over the health infrastructure in the state

The man said he couldn’t find a hearse-van and the private ambulance operators demanded <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8,000. (Twitter/Dr Sukanta Majumdar)
Updated on May 15, 2023 12:53 PM IST

Politician pushed off a cliff after road rage brawl in Bengal district

According to the police, the incident took place on Monday night when Roshan Lama, with his wife and daughter, was heading towards their home at Monsong from Kalimpong in his car.

A case of murder under IPC Section 302 was registered on Tuesday (Representative photo)
Updated on May 03, 2023 12:36 AM IST
By, Siliguri

Kaliaganj incidents: Mrityunjay’s family says he was killed by Bengal police

The Bengal government and police have remained tight-lipped over the alleged killing of Mrityunjay Barman in a remote village near Kaliagunj in the wee hours of Thursday

Mrityunjay Barman’s wife Gauri (middle). (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Bengal police station set afire amid protests over teen's alleged rape, murder

At least two policemen were critically injured and rushed to the Raiganj Medical College and Hospital for treatment

Security personnel detain people while trying to control the situation after violent protests over the death of a minor girl in North Dinajpur district, West Bengal, on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 04:36 AM IST

One killed, 2 injured after boulder falls on them at railway tunnel in N Bengal

Stone-cutting work was going on inside tunnel No 10 when the boulder fell on the excavator machine that the deceased was operating

The accident happened at Bhalukhola, around 20 km from Rangpo town at the Bengal-Sikkim border. (Representative file image)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 08:46 PM IST

Bengal farmer builds his dream house resembling ‘Titanic’

Mintu Roy said he left for Nepal and learnt masonry to build his dream house after the engineers, who he consulted initially, backed out as he could not pay them

Mintu Roy and his wife Iti in front of their house that resembles Titanic in their village Nichbari in West Bengal’s in Darjeeling district. (Sourced)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 12:49 PM IST

7 tourists die in Sikkim avalanche, 8 still critical

Seven bodies were brought out of the snow and 23 people were rescued alive, including six tourists from a deep valley.

Rescue team members search for survivors after an avalanche in Sikkim on Tuesday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 12:16 AM IST

7 tourists dead, 20 injured in Sikkim avalanche; PM Modi, Amit Shah condole deaths

The incident happened on a road 14th mile on Jawaharlal Nehru road connecting Gangtok with Nathula at the India-China border

12 tourists are undergoing treatment at Sochaygang. (Photos shared by the rescue teams)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 08:12 PM IST

Sikkim: Army rescues around 400 stranded tourists

At least 100 vehicles with around 400 tourists were stranded when some of the high-altitude regions of Sikkim received heavy snowfall on Saturday afternoon

The tourists were returning to Gangtok after visiting Nathu La and Tsomgo. (Sourced)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 09:43 AM IST

3, including 2 minors killed during illegal sand mining in north Bengal

The injured were rushed to a hospital, police said, adding the two deceased were identified as minors, both 15 years in age, while one was aged 20.

Police said the incident took place in north Bengal on Monday morning (Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2023 07:17 PM IST

Nursing student found dead in hostel in North Bengal

According to the father of the deceased, Mithali got married to one Rintu Barman, a few months ago and her husband works as a security guard in Bengaluru.

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 08:28 PM IST

Three killed in ambulance-truck collision in north Bengal

The family members and relatives of a man, who suffered a heart attack, were rushing him to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital at Siliguri in the ambulance when the accident took place

The driver couldn’t see the truck due to fog and there was a head-on collision at Jatiakali near Siliguri (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:49 PM IST

Protests in Sikkim against SC verdict describing Sikkimese as Nepali immigrants

Prem Singh Tamang, chief minister of Sikkim, has already said the government would file a petition in the Supreme Court and has already taken up the matter with Kiren Rijiju, the union law minister

The protesters have set a deadline of seven days for the state government to act. (Representative file image)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 08:41 AM IST

Three killed after vehicle falls into ditch in Kalimpong

The deceased people were identified as Tilak Mandal, a resident of South 24 Parganas near Kolkata, Sukla Kundu and Sahil Saha, both residents of Siliguri. Shah was the driver

A preliminary investigation by the police suggests that the vehicle was over-speeding (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 06:09 PM IST

GJM withdraws from GTA agreement, voices demand for Gorkhaland

The GTA agreement was signed by the Centre, the West Bengal government and GJM on July 18, 2011, leading to the formation of the GTA after the President of India gave his assent in March 2012

GJM general secretary Roshan Giri (in grey jacket)addressing media persons. (HT photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 05:49 PM IST
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved
Live Score
Saved Articles
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, October 04, 2023
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals