Fledgling Hamro Party bags Darjeeling Municipality on social development poll plank

Bimal Gurung's Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the Trinamool Congress won three and two seats respectively in the civic body.

published on : 2nd March 2022

Glenburn Tea Estate: The Age of Elegance

With classic decor and vintage furniture, the Glenburn Tea Estate boutique hotels in Darjeeling transport you back to a whole different era where life was slow and supremely sophisticated.

published on : 9th January 2022

Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hits Sikkim

The earthquake occurred at 9.50 pm and was recorded at a depth of 6 kilometres, the National Centre for Seismology said.

published on : 7th November 2021

More rain in store for Bengal; deluge likely in Darjeeling, Kalimpong

The weatherman warned of extremely heavy rainfall over Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Alipurduar till Wednesday morning and downpour till Thursday over all sub-Himalayan districts.

published on : 19th October 2021

Not much success yet in tapping Chinese market: Tea association official

Chairman of Indian Tea Exporters Association (ITEA) Anshuman Kanoria said the exporters of Darjeeling tea are exploring new markets, including China.

published on : 4th October 2021

Major bureaucratic reshuffle in West Bengal, Darjeeling gets new district magistrate

The administrative rejig was effected for those who have been holding a post for nearly or more than three years.

published on : 3rd November 2020

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

Mamata agrees to probe police firings in Darjeeling hills

The West Bengal CM also urged the agitators to bring back normalcy in the hills in the wake of the upcoming ‘Dassain’ festival.

published on : 13th September 2017

GJM urges Rajnath Singh to begin tripartite talks on Gorkhaland

The GJM representatives said the onus to initiate the talks on Gorkhaland lay with the Centre as Mamata has already declared that creation of a separate state is beyond her jurisdiction

published on : 9th September 2017

Ousted GJM leader Binay Tamang asks missing chief Bimal Gurung to lead Gorkhaland movement

Ousted leader Binay Tamang on Sunday challenged GJM chief Bimal Gurung to "come out of hiding" and lead the Gorkhaland movement from the front.

published on : 3rd September 2017

Massive hunt for GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, shutdown continues in Bengal hills

West Bengal Minister Gautam Deb has accused the Sikkim government and police administration of helping Gurung and his associates to flee.

published on : 3rd September 2017

80 days of Gorkhaland movement: Tourism down, schools shut, tea gardens inactive; Spirits still up

July, August and September are the peak months when most tourists visit the hill station. But since the strike and the total shutdown, the tourism sector has been completely affected.

published on : 2nd September 2017

Gorkha agitation enters 80th day; massive hunt underway for GJM chief Bimal Gurung

The police had yesterday issued a lookout notice against the GJM chief for his alleged involvement in various cases, including a bomb blast in Kalimpong police station which killed one volunteer.

published on : 2nd September 2017

Gorkhaland state movement splits: one faction lifts stir for 12 days

Upstart leader Binay Tamang agrees to temporary suspension of strike as GJM boss Bimal Gurung’s influence wanes due to absence from the public eye.

published on : 31st August 2017

Binay Tamang says no differences with GJM chief: 'Bimal Gurung like my elder brother'

Tamang said the state government had sent a letter in his name to attend the August 29 meeting but that he had refused to go.

published on : 31st August 2017
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