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14-Mar-2018 Darjeeling

Rs 1,500 cr plus investment proposals in Hill business summit

Investment proposals worth over Rs 1,500 crore were received in the two-day Hill Business Summit that concluded here on Wednesday, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee."My industry friends held discussions and agreed to investment over Rs 1,500 crore...

20-Nov-2017 Darjeeling

Mamata Banerjee in north Bengal for all-party meet on Darjeeling hills

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Monday where she is scheduled to hold an all-party meeting on November 21 to discuss the situation in Darjeeling hills, a state minister said.Banerjee would conduct the all-party meeting in...

27-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Darjeeling is back to life after three months of shutdown

Leaving behind the days of shutdown and the miseries that followed, the picturesque hill station of Darjeeling on Wednesday bounced back to life following the withdrawal of the over three-month-long shutdown by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).Markets reopened...

24-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Fresh violence in Darjeeling hills, car torched

Incidents of fresh violence rocked West Bengal's Darjeeling hills on Sunday as a vehicle on way to Lebong area in the district was set ablaze allegedly by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists, police said."A vehicle moving from Darjeeling to Lebong was vandalised...

16-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Gorkhaland demand: Road to nowhere?

Darjeeling, Thimphu, Gangtok and Siliguri are a tight cluster on any map even in a large Atlas. Because of the recent standoff with China over Doklam, the strategic importance of the area, the saliency of the Siliguri corridor, cannot be overlooked. Is New Delhi...

01-Sep-2017 Darjeeling

Darjeeling hills agitation stalls life, shutdown continues

A day after sharp differences within the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leadership emerged over its call for indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills, GJM chief Bimal Gurung's supporters on Friday stepped up rallies and picketing, completely stalling flow of life...

08-Jul-2017 Darjeeling

Widespread violence in Darjeeling, army called in

The army was deployed in north West Bengal's hills on Saturday after three persons died and a policeman sustained injuries in a sudden escalation of violence with pro-Gorkhaland activists engaging in widespread arson and vandalism targeting a railway station,...

27-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Morcha burns GTA accord papers, Trinamool dubs it 'theatrics'

In a symbolic move to show snapping of all ties with the West Bengal government and protest against the development board of the north Bengal hills, protesters on Tuesday burnt documents of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement.The Gorkha...

23-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown

Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday."We have given a 12-hour window from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., so that school authorities can ferry...

17-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Violence rocks Darjeeling, Banerjee resolves to restore peace

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday squarely blamed the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for unleashing violence in northern West Bengal hills where protests and arson took centrestage, as GJM activists, including the women's wing, clashed...

17-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Security force officer injured in Darjeeling clash

An Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) officer was on Saturday critically injured in a clash with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters in the northern West Bengal hills.Kiran Tamang, Assistant Commander of IRB, was later brought to Siliguri for treatment,...

17-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Darjeeling simmers in indefinite shutdown

The northern West Bengal hills continued to simmer on Saturday as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) sponsored indefinite shutdown with police allegedly raiding and vandalising the residence of party assistant general secretary Binay Tamang.The "Queen of the...

14-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Movement for Gorkhaland will go on, at any cost : GJM chief

Amid the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM)-called indefinite shutdown in the north Bengal hills, party chief Bimal Gurung on Wednesday yet again virtually threw a challenge to the West Bengal government by declaring that the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland...

13-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Fresh violence in Darjeeling on day two of shutdown

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters clashed with police during a protest rally here on Tuesday -- day two of the indefinite shutdown called by the party in the northern West Bengal hills pressing for a separate state of Gorkhaland.The GJM also convened...

12-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

GJM supporters torch, vandalise offices on Day 1 of shutdown

Despite massive security arrangements, violence was reported from several areas as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters torched, vandalised or forcibly shut state government offices on Monday -- Day One of its indefinite shutdown called to press for a Gorkhaland...

09-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

Mamata Banerjee warns of legal action over Bengal hills shutdown

Terming as 'Illegal" the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's 12-hour shutdown in north Bengal hills, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday warned of "strict legal action" against those participating in it.She claimed normalcy has been restored in the hills,...

08-Jun-2017 Darjeeling

If Mamata is CM of plains, I am CM of hills : GJM leader

Virtually throwing a challenge to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state administration, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung on Thursday projected himself as the "Chief Minister of the hills", saying his writ ran in the area."She...

24-Aug-2016 Darjeeling

Mamata Banerjee warns GJM against violence

Issuing a stern warning to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM),A West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said a few people with "vested interests" were trying to create unrest in the hills, and asserted the law will take its own course if there...

14-Jul-2016 Darjeeling

President compliments Darjeeling Tea Association

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday complimented the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) for having upheld the unique brand name of 'Darjeeling Tea' which is a welcome item on the breakfast table of people in many countries."Tea is an important export commodity...

12-Jul-2016 Darjeeling

Darjeeling, a mini India : Pranab Mukherjee

The Government of West Bengal hosted a state reception in honour of President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at Chowrasta (The Mall), Darjeeling today (July 12, 2016). Speaking on the occasion, the President said Darjeeling is mini India and not merely a simple...

16-Feb-2016 Darjeeling

I've always been scared of reality TV: Neha Dhupia

Actress Neha Dhupia, who is stepping into the non-fiction space on TV through forthcoming show “MTV Roadies X4”, says that while she was “scared” of being part of reality projects, she joined the stunt reality show to shed her “inhibitions”.“I've always been...

23-Jan-2016 Darjeeling

India should talk to Russia on Netaji: Mamata Banerjee

Alluding to the theory that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had gone to Russia in 1945, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded that the central government should talk to Russian leaders to ascertain "what happened to him there" and sought...

26-Aug-2015 Darjeeling

Bengal ministerial group to address tea garden's problems

The West Bengal government has set up a group of ministers to look into the problems of the tea gardens and is also focusing on the development of tribal workers, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Wednesday."We have formed a group of ministers...

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