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Darjeeling Hills
West Bengal  /  Published 25.05.22

Gurung begins strike

GJM supremo Bimal Gurung on Wednesday began an indefinite hunger strike to press for deferment of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration polls and inclusion of a certain portion of land under its j...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.22

Apolitical forums' prod

Apolitical forums in the hills are now raking up the Gorkhaland demand in Darjeeling. After the statehood agitation of 2017 — in which 13 people were killed, including two police personnel &mda...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.22

Tagore’s Darjeeling home under repairs

“This building is perhaps the first memorial archive of Tagore that was declared a memorial after his name back in May, 1944. Visitors can see the chair, bed and other furniture used by the poet...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.22

Hill tale with a dash of Dylan

Gorkhaland Diaries, a debut English novel of a chemistry professor, seems to have surprising elements, including a catalyst, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The novel by Satyadeep S. Chhetri, w...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.22

Hill tea estate restart after talks

Orange Valley tea  estate at Pulbazar block in Darjeeling hills, which was closed since the end of last month, reopened on Thursday, following a decision made at a tripartite meeting organised by...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 05.04.22

BJP MLA wants Hills separation from Bengal

BJP MLA from Kurseong B.P. Bajgain decried attempts to find an administrative solution for Darjeeling hills within the state of Bengal when “our stand” of wanting separation from Bengal is...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.22

Darjeeling: Beeline for Hamro Party

Prominent political faces from Darjeeling hills so far associated with different hill parties joined the Hamro Party on Sunday but the induction of many faces raised questions on whether the three-mon...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.22

If I can’t deliver, I will quit: Bista

BJP MP Raju Bista on Friday said he would quit politics if the Centre failed to provide justice to the people of the Darjeeling hills, Terai and the Dooars by 2024. The BJP had promised to grant trib...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.22

Pep-up plan for for oranges, flowers

The Spice Board of India, along with a research centre of North Bengal University and the Siliguri Horticultural Society, has drawn  up a plan to encourage cultivation of oranges and flowers in t...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.02.22

Leave-garden order for worker

A major controversy centred around land rights is brewing in the Darjeeling hills after a tea garden decided not only to terminate the services of an employee but also directed her to leave the estate...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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