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DARJEELING, 27 Apr 2017/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today said disciplinary action would be taken against those who were not given tickets by the party and were contesting the municipal election as independents without seeking consent. Gurung issued the warning while...

DARJEELING, 24 Apr 2017/--/Taking the opportunity of the forthcoming municipal election, Mankind in Action for Rural Growth (MARG), a Darjeeling-based NGO, has appealed to various political parties contesting the polls to include the issue of human trafficking, forced labour and safety of children...

DARJEELING, 24 Apr 2017/--/A delegation of the Federation for New States (FNS) who arrived in Darjeeling today has claimed the Centre has made up its mind to create new states in 2019. The members urged political parties of the hills to unite under one voice to achieve separate statehood. The FNS...

DARJEELING, 21 Apr 2017/--/The TMC and the GNLF may have entered into a seat sharing agreement for next month's municipality election, but the latter appears to be have secured a smaller share. Meanwhile, the Jan Andolan Party, which is expected to give stiff competition, will only be fielding some...

DARJEELING, 20 Apr 2017/--/The Trinamool Congress has fielded party heavyweights as candidates for the municipality election. Today the party announced 14 candidates from Darjeeling and seven from Kalimpong. The heavyweight candidates include hill TMC working president N.B. Khawas from ward 20, ...

DARJEELING, 19 Apr 2017/--/Candidates of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha have started filing their nomination papers beginning today, setting the ball rolling for the expected heated election to the four civic bodies of the hills on May 14. GJM president Bimal Gurung had a word of caution for the new...

DARJEELING, 18 Apr 2017/--/Krishna Chhetri, a former spokesperson for the All India Gorkha League, and now president of the newly floated Gorkha Jankalyan Party, today said his party would not contest the municipality election and instead go for the NOTA (none of the above) option, as a mark of...

DARJEELING, 17 Apr 2017/--/With the official notification for the municipality elections in the hills out today confirming the day as May 14, the Trinamool Congress and the Gorkha National Liberation Front announced an alliance in Kurseong. The two sides said they would field respective candidates...

DARJEELING, 14 Apr 2017/--/Notwithstanding the escalating tensions with India over the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, China says it is keen to ensure its ties with India remain cordial. Today, Ma Zhanwu, the consular general in Kolkata of the People’s Republic of China, extended...

DARJEELING, 14 Apr 2017/--/Darjeeling town has been put under video surveillance in its entirety to give the police more eyes to monitor hit and run, robbery and public nuisance cases. Today, the Darjeeling police installed 65 CCTV cameras in strategic locations including in the approach roads to...

DARJEELING, 12 Apr 2017/--/The protest against the state government constructing tourism infrastructure at Tiger Hill gained momentum with the Jan Andolan Party organising dharnas in Kolkata and in different parts of the Darjeeling hills today. JAP leaders alleged the state government was being...

DARJEELING, 12 Apr 2017/--/Alleging corruption in the Darjeeling municipality over distribution of the housing scheme to beneficiaries, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the civic body office and submitted a deputation to the administrator. Hill TMC working president N.B....

DARJEELING, 11 Apr 2017/--/Once a favoured destination for filmmakers, it seems Darjeeling is back on track as teams from Bollywood and Tollywood have begin making a beeline here to capture the beauty of the place in celluloid. The latest to join the bandwagon, which could turn out to be a...

DARJEELING, 10 Apr 2017/--/Come May 7 and you could be a part of a record breaking attempt to run with the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, from the highest railway station the country through meandering roads with the magnificent Kanchenjunga over the shoulder. Besides that, to bring a carnival feel...

DARJEELING, 9 Apr 2017/--/Jan Andolan Party president Harka Bahadur Chhetri, who is believed to be close to chief minister Mamata Banerjee, today said his party would contest the upcoming municipality elections on its own. Chhetri, who was earlier with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, said the...

DARJEELING, 7 Apr 2017/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha affiliated union of voluntary teachers, the Janmukti Insecure Teachers' Organisation, today started an indefinite dharna outside the office of the Darjeeling District Inspector of Schools demanding verification of their documents and subsequent...

MIRIK, 6 Apr 2017/--/It has been more than 23 years since Mirik residents have been waiting for water supply to their homes, but the drinking water project at Kawley Rai Dhap is yet to be completed. They continue to grapple with water scarcity woes because of the undue delay in completing the more...

DARJEELING, 5 Apr 2017/--/A two-member forensic team from Kolkata arrived today in Darjeeling to take samples from the mysterious explosion in a house in Bhotay Busty that injured two persons last Thursday. On the evening of March 31, a sudden explosion injured Lucky Bhutia (11) and Hemlata Subba...

DARJEELING, 5 Apr 2017/--/The Gorkha National Liberation Front today organised a public meeting in Darjeeling to mark the party’s 37th foundation day where it championed for the issue of brining the hills under the Sixth Schedule of the constitution. Paying rich tributes to the party’s founder...

DARJEELING, 5 Apr 2017/--/Renowned writer Shankarlal Bhattacharya has taken up the director’s hat to shoot for his upcoming film “Parakiya”, part of which is being shot in Darjeeling since the last three days. Today, the cast of the film shot a song and dance sequence in Chowrasta with avid...

DARJEELING, 4 Apr 2017/--/The ‘Save Tiger Hill’ slogan gained added momentum today with various social organisations and NGOs also taking part in the rally organised by the youth front of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. Ever since the tourism project of the state government started at Tiger Hill about...

DARJEELING, 3 Apr 2017/--/The youth wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to take out a peace rally on Tuesday in Darjeeling in protest of the ongoing digging at Tiger Hill for constructing tourist lodges. The GJM, along with concerned citizens and various social organisations including...

DARJEELING, 3 Apr 2017/--/The Jan Andolan Party today gheraoed the Darjeeling municipality demanding transparency in the works being undertaken under different government schemes by the civic body. The gherao was part of its three-day poll campaign programme that started on Thursday. The JAP has...

DARJEELING, 1 Apr 2017/--/Apparently rattled by the exodus of supporters and the opposition making inroads ahead of the municipal election, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today asked senior party leaders and elected members to buckle up to stop the seepage. Gurung, who was in...

DARJEELING, 1 Apr 2017/--/Two persons were injured on Friday evening following an unexplained explosion at a house in Bhotay Busty in Darjeeling. They have been admitted at a private hospital in Siliguri with burn injuries. Police and the fire department have not been able to ascertain the cause...