Darjeeling

Landslides cut off Gangtok, Kalimpong from Bengal plains, more rains predicted

Rains triggered landslides that blocked two national highways in north Bengal, cutting off Sikkim’s capital Gangtok, Kalimpong and a major part of Dooars from Siliguri in the plains. 

published on : 13th July 2019

Mamata dissolves Darjeeling municipality board after defections

The West Bengal government on Tuesday dissolved the Darjeeling municipality board with immediate effect and appointed an administrator for six months.

published on : 20th June 2019

17 Darjeeling councillors join BJP

Darjeeling MP Raju Bista said police have been harassing BJP members in the region for the loss the Trinamool Congress suffered in the state, especially in north Bengal.

published on : 8th June 2019

Violence continues in Darjeeling seat a day after polls, boy injured

Bombs were hurled and bullets fired by unidentified men, injuring a student of a local school in Chopra.

published on : 19th April 2019

A walk through clouds in  Darjeeling

The ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ boasts of the highest railway station in India, and a monastery located literally among the clouds!

published on : 6th April 2019

West Bengal allocated over Rs 1,000 crore for tea garden workers since 2011: Mamata Banerjee

The International Tea Day is observed since 2005 in tea-producing nations, including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam and Indonesia, among others.

published on : 15th December 2018

Rohingyas being settled in Darjeeling to render Gorkhas homeless: Bimal Gurung

Absconding Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung on Friday alleged that suspected Rohingya refugees were being settled in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal 

published on : 27th April 2018

Suspended GJM head Bimal Gurung to campaign in Delhi for Gorkhaland

Urging Gorkhas to maintain peace in the hills, he said the Supreme Court order was a tight slap on people branding him 'unconstitutional'.

published on : 22nd November 2017

Darjeeling violence: GJM chief Bimal Gurung demands grilling of Gorkha Territorial Administration chairman Binay Tamang

Gurung claimed that Binay Tamang had taken crucial decisions without consulting him or the GJM central committee.

published on : 8th November 2017

West Bengal moots talks with Sikkim to nab GJM supremo Bimal Gurung

The state had accused its northern neighbour of giving shelter to the GJM supremo who is wanted in several cases including Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) (UAPA), murder, rioting and arson.

published on : 24th October 2017

Won't allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir, says Expelled GJM leader Binay Tamang

Tamang blamed party supremo Bimal Gurung for violence in the hills and said the people of the region "will not allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir".

published on : 13th October 2017

Darjeeling: West Bengal sub-inspector killed during raids to nab Bimal Gurung

The clashes erupted when the police raided Tukvar area near Patlaybas – a stronghold of Bimal Gurung – after receiving information that he had entered Darjeeling through Tukvar.

published on : 13th October 2017

GJM councillors from Darjeeling, Kurseong join Binay Tamang faction

In the Kurseong Municipality, the GJM had won 17 wards and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) the remaining three in the polls held in May.

published on : 9th October 2017

West Bengal government forms BoA to look into development of Darjeeling hills

The move, the CM Mamata Banerjee hoped, will be welcomed by the people of the Hills though a few may not like it personally.

published on : 20th September 2017

Darjeeling limps back to normalcy, Bimal Gurung wants bandh intensified

Shops and markets opened in the hills, defying the indefinite bandh sponsored by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for a separate Gorkhaland.

published on : 14th September 2017
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