The North zone of West Bengal and Bangladesh is popularly known as North Bengal. It is one of the most picturesque locales of Indian subcontinent. In colloquial terms North Bengal is a term used for the northern parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal. The Bangladesh part denotes the Rajshahi and Rangpur Division comprising of districts like Bogra, Joypurhat, Naogaon, Natore, Nawabganj, Pabna, Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Dinajpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Rangpur and Thakurgaon, . Generally, it is the area lying west of Jamuna River and north of Padma River, and includes the Barind Tract. The West Bengal part covers the districts of Cooch Behar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Malda and the newly form Alipurduar districts together. It also includes parts of Darjeeling Hills. Traditionally, the northern most part of West Bengal is divided into Terai and Dooars regions and southern most part of North Bengal is known as the Gour region. The Northern part of West Bengal, there is Sikkim, which is part of the North East region of India. It is a state of huge importance as regards to the connectivity with neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, and China Strategically, this region has the possibility of all-round development in the areas like economics, education, trade & business, sports, art & culture and much more. As regards, to the information and promotions are concerned, various media houses kept pouring in and are functioning regularly. There are a number of media platforms originating or stationed from North Bengal disseminating news and information throughout about North Bengal and Sikkim. The absence of an important media platform exclusively dedicated to news dissemination like web media was required to complete the media circle. Electronic, Print was already there now timesofnorth.IN comes in for covering this vacuum in this sector with an online news portal.
timesofnorth.IN is the first standalone newsportal from North Bengal plains which is dedicated for news and reviews. It has started its journey from December 2011. However, due to some technical and administrative problems it was stopped after one year of its launch. Now it comes in a new form and has transformed itself all-round. timesofnorth.IN was created with an objective to highlight North Bengal, North East India, Sikkim, North Bihar and much more. Updated news with an analytical perspective is going to be the main feature of TIMES OF NORTH. It is not only going to depict news of North Bengal but also is going feature news from around the country and the globe with National and International importance. timesofnorth.IN can be accessible by the people everywhere in the world so for getting updated news by the people of the world and more importantly the people of North Bengal & Sikkim (or those who are indebted to North Bengal & Sikkim) can remain updated regularly. Most importantly they can also post comments in the news and reviews of timesofnorth.IN. Overall, timesofnorth.IN is going to usher in a huge revolution of news dissemination in web media in the days to come. Citizen journalism can also be exercised through this platform where people can post their article (which if selected will be featured in this web portal). So the news is not going to become a one-sided affair it’s going to become 360° (degrees) through timesofnorth.IN.