Darjeeling Hills
West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

Hills receive snowfall again

The Darjeeling hills received snowfall for the third time in less than a month on Thursday afternoon as the mercury dipped across north Bengal since Wednesday night. A number of locations in the adjo...
By Vivek Chhetri, Avijit Sinha in Siliguri, Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

Omicron blow to hill poll hope

Omicron, the new variant of the novel coronavirus, seems to be dashing the hopes of politicians in the Darjeeling hills. A section of hill leaders, particularly Anit Thapa of the Bharatiya Gorkha Pra...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.21

Teen students to get Covid jab in schools

The Bengal health department has decided to vaccinate teenagers between 15-18 years against Covid-19 in their own schools amid rising cases linked to the omicron variant of the coronavirus. The vacci...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.21

Edward’s party to launch tea union today

Hamro Party of Ajoy Edwards will launch its tea trade union on Sunday, a clear indication that the party has managed to attract many from the tea belt of the hills even before its official launch. Ev...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.12.21

Bimal to write to CM on hill fix

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung will write to chief minister Mamata Banerjee for a permanent political solution of Darjeeling hills, the Terai and the Dooars, as suggested by her party&r...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.21

Need to start offbeat courses: Varsity

Darjeeling Hills University (DHU) on Tuesday issued a notice seeking application to six new postgraduate courses to kickstart the new varsity but many academics from the hills feel more non-regular co...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

News  /  Published 17.11.21

Students happy to be back in Kolkata schools but…

The state government on Tuesday decided to operationalise the Darjeeling Hills University (DHU). Subires Bhattacharya, the North Bengal University vice-chancellor who has been given additional charge...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar, Vivek Chhetri in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.21

CM irons out DHU irritants

The state government has decided to run Darjeeling Hills University (DHU) from the Mungpoo ITI College building, with the vice-chancellor of North Bengal University being given additional charge to ov...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.21

Book on first hill comrade

Ratanlal Brahmin, the first and tallest communist from Darjeeling hills, made headlines on Sunday, three decades after his death,  through his first English biography penned by his granddaughter ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.21

Hill TMC asked to give allies space

The state Trinamul leadership has instructed its leaders and workers of Darjeeling hills to “go slow” and refrain from any activity that can antagonise hill parties that are its allies. T...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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