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  • governor praises mamata for her handling of darjeeling

    Governor praises Mamata for her handling of Darjeeling

    India | November 15, 2013 19:25 IST

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan today lauded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her handling of the agitation in Darjeeling Hills. “Situation in the Darjeeling Hills is most peaceful,” Narayanan said on the sidelines

  • gorkha outfit moves sc against ban on its shutdown

    Gorkha outfit moves SC against ban on its shutdown

    India | September 09, 2013 17:35 IST

    Kolkata: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has moved the Supreme Court challenging a Calcutta High Court order declaring as illegal and unconstitutional its ongoing shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, a lawyer said here Monday.Counsel

  • darjeeling trinamool mps create uproar in parliament

    Darjeeling: Trinamool MPs create uproar in Parliament

    Politics | September 06, 2013 14:51 IST

    New Delhi: Trinamool members today created uproar in Parliament against Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's meeting with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders without informing West Bengal government, forcing brief adjournments of both Houses.As soon as Lok

  • schools in darjeeling may reopen from sept 1

    Schools in Darjeeling may reopen from Sept 1

    India | August 22, 2013 13:52 IST

    Darjeeling: All schools and colleges in the Darjeeling hills would be exempted from the purview of the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state and reopen from September one, a top Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader today

  • gjm announces two day shutdown of darjeeling

    GJM announces two-day shutdown of Darjeeling

    India | August 22, 2013 13:44 IST

    Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Thursday gave a call for a two-day shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills in the wake of the arrest earlier in the day of its assistant general secretary Benoy

  • darjeeling was never a part of bengal bimal gurung

    Darjeeling was never a part of Bengal: Bimal Gurung

    India | August 17, 2013 15:32 IST

    Kolkata: Claiming that historically Darjeeling was never a part of Bengal, GJM supremo Bimal Gurung today said that those opposed to the Gorkhaland movement and were dubbing Gorkhas as ‘foreigners' were only strengthening the statehood

  • life paralysed in darjeeling 30 more arrested in crackdown

    Life paralysed in Darjeeling, 30 more arrested in crackdown

    India | August 13, 2013 13:51 IST

    Darjeeling: Life remained paralysed in the Darjeeling hills as there was no transport on the roads and markets were closed on the first day of the two-day “Janata Curfew” announced by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.

  • gorkhaland second self immolation bid in darjeeling

    Gorkhaland: Second self-immolation bid in Darjeeling

    India | August 08, 2013 18:46 IST

    Darjeeling, Aug 8: A Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporter attempted self immolation, a second attempt in ten days, in Darjeeling for a separate Gorkhaland state as the indefinite bandh called by the party entered the sixth

  • gorkhaland supporters set homeguard on fire arson in

    Gorkhaland supporters set homeguard on fire, arson in Darjeeling

    India | August 02, 2013 15:22 IST

    Darjeeling, Aug 2:  A home-guard was today set on fire in Darjeeling town where incidents of arson were reported on the eve of the indefinite bandh called in the hills to demand a separate state

  • normal life disrupted in darjeeling due to bandh

    Normal life disrupted in Darjeeling due to bandh

    India | July 31, 2013 13:55 IST

    Darjeeling, July 31: Life in Darjeeling Hills, where the demand for a separate Gorkhaland has been revived post the Congress endorsing creation of Telangana, remained affected on the third and last day of GJM bandh

  • telangana effect 3 day bandh begins for gorkhaland

    Telangana effect: 3-day bandh begins for Gorkhaland

    India | July 29, 2013 14:18 IST

    Darjeeling (WB), Jul 29 :  Over ten GJM supporters were arrested when they burnt a motorcycle and a car at Rambi on the National Highway as a three-day bandh demanding Gorkhaland began in the hills

  • mamata angry at centre calling gta official

    Mamata angry at Centre calling GTA official

    India | July 28, 2013 7:20 IST

    Kolkata, July 28: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tonight took serious exception to union government calling a team of Gorkha Territorial Administration in Darjeeling to New Delhi in the backdrop of a talk of

  • doctor arrested for torturing wife

    Doctor arrested for torturing wife

    India | April 18, 2013 12:16 IST

    Darjeeling, Apr 18: The owner of a nursing home at Kalimpong in Darjeeling district was arrested after his wife Dr Gyalmit Lepcha accused him of torturing her mentally and physically.Dr Gyalmit Lepcha had filed a

  • new honeymoon point lamahatta coming up near darjeeling

    New 'Honeymoon Point' Lamahatta coming up near Darjeeling

    India | November 06, 2012 13:19 IST

    Darjeeling, Nov 6 : Surrounded by greenery and rivers amidst picturesque terraced farmland, a small mountain village near Darjeeling has now been developed by the West Bengal government to attract tourists.Lamahatta, at an altitude of

  • gorkha janmukti morcha demands darjeeling be declared

    Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Demands Darjeeling Be Declared Backward Region

    India | December 25, 2011 8:52 IST

    Kolkata, Dec 25: A Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) delegation on Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and demanded that Darjeeling district be declared a backward region.It also sought that the work of the

  • 34 killed 60 injured as footbridge collapses in darjeeling

    34 Killed, 60 Injured As Footbridge Collapses In Darjeeling

    India | October 23, 2011 11:24 IST

    Darjeeling, Oct 23 : The death toll in the footbridge collapse incident in Bijonbari near Darjeeling rose to 34 on Sunday morning, as rescue work continued  in search of survivors.More than 60 persons are injured,

  • darjeeling toy train suspended for quake

    Darjeeling Toy Train Suspended For Quake

    India | September 20, 2011 18:46 IST

    Guwahati, Sept 20: Toy Train services from New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling has been suspended due to landslides in several areas along its 86-km route following Sunday's quake, a spokesman of the North East Frontier Railway

  • power lines snapped in kalimpong darjeeling buildings

    Power Lines Snapped In Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Buildings Collapse

    India | September 18, 2011 22:21 IST

    Kolkata, Sept 18: Power lines were snapped in Darjeeling and Kalimpong where this evening's tremor was mainly felt and administration has been instructed to take necessary steps, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.“Darjeeling district

  • mamata to sort out jangalmahal and darjeeling problems

    Mamata To Sort Out Jangalmahal And Darjeeling Problems

    India | May 13, 2011 19:41 IST

    Kolkata, May 13: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today said she would try to sort out the Jangalmahal and Darjeeling Hills problems within three months."I will try my level best to sort out the problems

  • two killed in police firing vehicles torched in darjeeling

    Two Killed In Police Firing, Vehicles Torched In Darjeeling

    India | February 08, 2011 17:28 IST

    Jalpaiguri/Darjeeling, Feb 8 : Two persons were killed when police opened fire to stop Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters from taking out a march in Jalpaiguri district violating prohibitory orders, triggering unrest in Darjeeling hills where