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Morcha irked with hill MP

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Thursday lambasted BJP Darjeeling MP S.S. Ahluwalia and questioned his role of a parliamentarian in his constituency.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 16, 2018 00:00 IST

CM signals meeting

The Bengal chief minister said on Wednesday that she would discuss the Darjeeling issue with her Sikkim counterpart in Siliguri on Friday, the proposed talks assuming significance against the backdrop of worsening of relationship between the two states over the past few months.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Field job eludes IAS freshers

All 10 IAS cadres of the 2015 Bengal batch are cooling their heels as officers on special duty in various departments whereas state civil service officials of the same year were appointed as block development officers on Wednesday.
Pranesh Sarkar Mar 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Rs 1,500cr investment plan for Darjeeling

Mamata Banerjee announced on Wednesday that the two-day business summit had elicited proposals for private investments of Rs 1,500 crore in the Darjeeling hills.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Asok raises doubts on summit success

Siliguri MLA Asok Bhattacharya raised questions about the effectiveness of the two-day business summit that concluded in the Darjeeling hills on Wednesday.
BIRESWAR BANERJEE Mar 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Cop faces probe over rape threat audio clip

Police have ordered a high level inquiry into a purported phone conversation between an inspector-in-charge and a resident of Ging in Darjeeling, during which the officer allegedly threatened to burn down his house and rape his mother and sister.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Trial run for train to border

A train chugged along a 2.5km-long re-laid tracks in Cooch Behar's Haldibari, near the Bangladesh border, for the first time in 53 years.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Mamata to hills: Give peace, take prosperity

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government would pump in Rs 100 crore to promote industry in Darjeeling, appealing "for peace" and promising "prosperity" in return.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 14, 2018 00:00 IST

For barons, business blends with nostalgia

The Hill Business Summit provided many industrialists with a rare platform to trace their roots to the region and promise projects.
Vivek Chhetri Mar 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Price insurance for small tea growers

The Tea Board of India will offer small tea growers an insurance scheme to insulate them from losses caused by falling prices.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Ex-KLO militants marry, cops greet couple

The former self-styled deputy commander of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation has tied his nuptial knot with his long time associate in the outlawed outfit.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Mar 14, 2018 00:00 IST

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