Orange farmers go tech-savvy- information technology for better fruits

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, May 28: Terms like satellite communication (Satcom) or broadband should not be unfamiliar to orange farmers of the hills if the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) can bring them within the information communication loop. In a bid to implement information and communication technology (ICT) in socially relevant sectors, including agriculture, the …

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Residents taken for a bumpy ride- No major repair work in 20 years

http://www.telegraphindia.com RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, May 24: East Main Road is a road, alright, but fit for only bullock carts, one feels. To the west of the town is Relli Road, which is even worse, and steeper, making driving on its dusty and potholed length a nightmare. There are many more stretches of roads — all …

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Link failure hits hotels, cafes

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, May 21: Frequent disruptions in the direct internet access system (DIAS), especially in the last two months, has left local BSNL subscribers fuming and the tourism industry helpless. Though there are only 18 DIAS subscribers in Kalimpong, most of them — like hotels and cyber cafes — are frequent users. The hotels have …

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