Darjeeling

First flush Darjeeling tea almost lost due to lockdown, say Bengal planters

The first flush accounts for 20 per cent of the 8 million kg annual production in the hills, Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) chairman Binod Mohan said.

published on : 4th April 2020

'Won't implement CAA in Bengal': CM Mamata Banerjee at Darjeeling march

The rally began at Bhanu Bhakta Bhavan near Mall in Darjeeling and will conclude in the Chowkbazar area.

published on : 22nd January 2020

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee jogs for 10KM in Darjeeling hills

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee marched five-km downhill from Kurseong to the Mahanadi area and then took the return route uphill.

published on : 25th October 2019

Tripartite meeting begins to resolve Darjeeling tea crisis

West Bengal Labour Minister Malay Ghatak has to intervene after several rounds of talks between workers' unions and the estate managements had failed.

published on : 11th October 2019

Man on holiday in Darjeeling slips from toy train to death while clicking selfie

Standing on the footboard of the train, 53-year-old Pradeep Saxena was trying to take selfie. He suddenly lost balance and slipped off the train

published on : 10th October 2019

Gorkha body appeals for 20 per cent bonus to Darjeeling tea workers

Trade unions in the region are demanding a higher bonus payout at 20 per cent against 12 per cent which has been offered by the management.

published on : 5th October 2019

Refusal of bonus ahead of Durga puja pushes Darjeeling tea workers to go on mass leave on October 5

The decision to go on a hunger strike and mass leave was taken following the breakdown of talks between the Darjeeling tea workers and the management.

published on : 4th October 2019

Rumours of 1 lakh Gorkhas being left out of NRC roll untrue: Darjeeling MP Raju Bista

The BJP MP said that the mentioned figure is pure speculation on part of a few individuals and the final figures of how many have been left out etc will only be determined after a few days.

published on : 2nd September 2019

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
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