Hill News

DARJEELING, 24 Feb 2017/--/The Darjeeling police today arrested a juvenile accused of making a minor girl pregnant a year ago at a private shelter home in Pokhraybong, 28km from Darjeeling. The home was run by a local woman, who is presently absconding. The 14-year-year old has been charged under...

DARJEELING, 23 Feb 2017/--/Making another breakthrough, the district police have arrested a person from Kalimpong in connection with the 2014 Assam arms haul case in which also figures a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader, who is on the run. On Wednesday, the Darjeeling police arrested Amber Dhoj...

DARJEELING, 21 Feb 2017/--/A section of the Christian community of Darjeeling, under the aegis of the All Christian Minority Central Committee (ACMCC), today passed a resolution to stand by its demand for a separate development board. This comes even as the state government recently announced the...

DARJEELING, 16 Feb 2017/--/Gorkhaland Territorial Administration sabhasad Roshan Giri, who is in charge of the education department, today expressed satisfaction over his meeting with state education minister Partha Chatterjee in Kolkata on the issue of regularisation of voluntary teachers in the...

DARJEELING, 14 Feb 2017/--/Even as Kalimpong was formally announced as the 21st district of West Bengal today by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung chose to indulge in rhetoric, asserting the new district was a weapon in his arsenal for the statehood demand....

Gangtok, 14 Feb 2017/--/Minister for Energy & Power and Labour, Dorjee Dazom Bhutia launched the Government of India’s Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme in the state today.  In Sikkim, the government will distribute 14.5 lakh 9 W LED bulbs and 8.7 lakh 20 W...

DARJEELING, 9 Feb 2017/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the voluntary teachers working in various schools in the hills are up in arms against the state government over its decision to summon only a section of the teachers for document verification today to the office of the district inspector of...

DARJEELING, 6 Feb 2017/--/Tourists visiting the hills for a getaway from their hectic life and the inconvenience caused by the demonetisation drive will get a fresh jolt as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways has raised the fares for its toy train rides. Rides on the heritage narrow gauge DHR,...

NAMCHI, 6 Feb 2017/--/The Winter Football Coaching Camp conducted by the Football Club of Namchi Public School concluded last weekend. Present at the closing ceremony were members of the South District Football Association, coaches from several football academies and guardians among others. The...

DARJEELING, 3 Feb 2017/--/As part of the pan-Bengal platinum jubilee celebrations commemorating the Quit India Movement, the August Biplab Udjapan Committee today organised a programme in Darjeeling to pay homage to Bhabani Prasad Bhattacharya, who was hanged on this day in 1935 for attempting to...

Darjeeling, 13 Jan 2017/--/Two absconders accused in the murder of Kumar Subba, the president of Yuma Yangthung Tribal Youth Phojumbho, an association of the Limbu community of Darjeeling, were arrested this morning by the Darjeeling police. They have been identified as Baley Rai and Deoman Rai....

DARJEELING, 11 Jan 2017/--/The North Bengal Sports Council, with the approval of the state government, has decided to start a talent hunt in the three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling from February for representing the country in the under-17 football World Cup. A committee had already been formed...

DARJEELING, 10 Jan 2017/--/A diesel engine pulled Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train today derailed at Mahanadi, 8km from Kurseong town, injuring five persons including three tourists who have been admitted at the sub-divisional hospital. The cause of the accident has not been ascertained yet...

DARJEELING, 10 Jan 2017/--/The hills of Darjeeling have no dearth of talent when it comes to games, especially football, but what is lagging is managing and nurturing youngsters. Now, with the objective to tap underexposed potential, 40 youngsters aged between 13 and 19 were today shortlisted in a...

DARJEELING, 9 Jan 2017/--/Tourists visiting the hills in April-May of this year will get to hike in the original forest area of Darjeeling as the wildlife division is set to revive four popular trekking routes that had remained mostly unused for many years. An initiative of chief minister Mamata...

MIRIK, 26 Dec 2016/--/Nepali film '30 Days Notebook' from Darjeeling strives to teach a lesson to both youngsters and their guardians on the ills of discontinuing education midway through school and college. As expected, the movie found popular appeal with people flocking to watch its premiere in...

DARJEELING, 9 Dec 2016/--/The Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union, the primary trade union of the tea gardens in the hills, wants has the state government to implement minimum wage before April 1, 2017 without negotiations and revisions, as is the norm usually followed. Wages of tea...

DARJEELING, 8 Dec 2016/--/Giving a major setback to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, more than 500 voluntary teachers owing allegiance to the party today joined the hill Trinamool Congress, giving the latter a welcome boost ahead of the municipality election. Officially, there are about 515 teachers...

DARJEELING, 7 Dec 2016/--/It was an alert mind and quick reflexes that saved a young glider today from a life threatening accident as he manoeuvred in desperation and managed to land in a nettle bush, leaving him with just burning sensations. The morning sky was clear and blue with the sun shining...

DARJEELING, 6 Dec 2016/--/The Darjeeling district administration has said a new district of Kalimpong would be formed shortly by including the areas of the sub-division as they exist at present with provisions for extension and expansion in future, whenever required. On Monday, state chief...

DARJEELING, 4 Dec 2016/--/In its bid to create pressure, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today warned that its proposed political programme in Delhi from December 12 for statehood could be intensified  if the central government failed to respond positively. The GJM will hold dharnas and rallies from...

DARJEELING, 1 Dec 2016/--/Bringing relief to the voluntary teachers in the hills amid the upheaval brought about by the Centre's demonitisation decision, the state government has finally decided to absorb 390 of them in the first phase after conducting special interviews, to be conducted by the...

DARJEELING, 30 Nov 2016/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha affiliated Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union today sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting for allowing wage payments in cash to tea garden workers of the hills till such time proper infrastructure is put in place...

KURSEONG, 28 Nov 2016/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has said it will start a fast-unto-death agitation in Delhi to pursue the demand for a Gorkhaland state even as it asked the West Bengal government to refrain from creating obstructions. The announcement was made by GJM president Bimal Gurung at a...

Gangtok, 26 Nov 2016/--/India has been the IT hub for the world and yet 95% of our schools and colleges lack basic school / college management platform. Rama University in partnership with School Time – India’s leading school software company - has launched students.guru – an e-platform that...