A woman’s place in the kitchen: Meet Indian-born British chef Asma Khan
Indian-born British chef Asma Khan, who is set to reopen Darjeeling Express in London, talks about her biriyani that makes people cry.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mamata Banerjee meets Darjeeling parties, requests them to call off strike; says talks positive
The chief minister held talks with political parties of Darjeeling hills and requested them to withdraw the indefinite bandh.
Low-intensity blast in Darjeeling, no casualty
A low-intensity blast took place in Teesta Bazar area of Darjeeling this morning as the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling Hills entered the 72nd day.
West Bengal invites GNLF for talks on Darjeeling on August 29
Mamata said only the GNLF till now had expressed its willingness for talks to end the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling.
GJM appeals to West Bengal government, Centre for peace talks in hills
This is the first time that the GJM, spearheading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland, expressed its willingness to hold talks with the state government along with the Centre.
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