An early blanket of snow cloaked Darjeeling. The place witnessed heavy snowfall as a blessing. Snowfall will also give a boost to Tourism Industry as it would attract more tourists.
The indefinite strike called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) demanding the separate state of Gorkhaland has hit Hong Kong market in West Bengal's Siliguri.
Residents of Ghoom in Darjeeling district throw their cellphones in a bonfire to protest against internet ban in Darjeeling hills as indefinite strike in the hills entered 41th day on Wednesday.
Protestors gathered at Sadar police station in Darjeeling and protested against the arrest of Nari Morcha member Dhanmaya Tamang.
Though some people could be seen heading out on the streets, the situation seems to be gloomy reflecting the effects of shutdown.
As the indefinite shutdown entered its 14th day, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha decided all the Muslims would be given a 12-hour a relaxation on the eve of Eid, which is going to celebrated on 26th.
The GJM had earlier offered a 12-hour window to the schools in the Darjeeling hills to evacuate their students safely to Siliguri and Rongpo.
As the indefinite shutdown to demand a separate state entered its third day, clashes between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha activists and police personnel have taken an ugly turn.
There were fresh clashes in Darjeeling today between Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters and the police.
The police on June 16 raided and allegedly vandalised the residence of Morcha leader Binay Tamang.
GJM supporters on June 12 called an indefinite bandh in the state, central government offices and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.
Life returned to normal in West Bengal's Darjeeling after two days of tense situation affected the district. Stranded tourists left for their native without any trouble.
Mamata Banerjee visited Darjeeling after a clash between the police and GJM supporters and has warned Bimar Gurung and his supporters of strict action against them.
Over 10,000 tourists have been left stranded after violence erupted in West Bengal's Darjeeling for past few days.
Fresh violence erupted yesterday with the Bimal Gurung-led party calling a protest march towards the Raj Bhavan, where the cabinet meeting was taking place.
The Army staged a flag march in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong today even as the situation in the violence-hit Darjeeling town improved.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha protesters clashing with police near Raj Bhavan in Darjeeling on Thursday.