Hill News

DARJEELING, 20 Nov 2016/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today said the Union government has assured to soon convene a meeting to discuss the formation of a committee to examine the Gorkhaland statehood demand. GJM president Bimal Gurung and general secretary Roshan Giri are at present in Delhi to...

DARJEELING, 20 Nov 2016/--/Members of the All Bengal Electricity Consumer Association were today detained for staging a demonstration at the Chowk Bazar in Darjeeling town against the increase in  power charges in the hills. The agitators were also stopped from burning the effigy of state...

DARJEELING, 15 Nov 2016/--/The sub-divisional magistrate has served a six-week notice to the Darjeeling municipality directing it to demolish three high-rise structures in the town area stating they were violating exising building norms. The order states the height of the three buildings were above...

NAMCHI, 15 Nov 2016/--/Sashank Sharma of Class 12 (Science) has won the 2016 Quiz Competition, popularly known as the Brain of Namchi Public School. The final was closely contested, but Sharma edged over his rivals, Anavighya Gupta (Class 9), Amrit Mangar (Class 10) and Rikjenla Sherpa (Class 11)....

DARJEELING, 8 Nov 2016/--/Even as the TMC-led state government is gearing up to hold a two-tier panchayat election in the hills in an obvious bid to gain electoral advantage given the present fickle political scenario, political parties of the region are a divided lot. The Darjeeling district...

DARJEELING, 3 Nov 2016/--/Upping its ante against the ruling Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the hill Trinamool Congress has announced plans to hold a ‘padyatra’ and public meetings to make the public aware of the mass corruption in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. When chief minister Mamata...

DARJEELING, 2 Nov 2016/--/The Darjeeling police on Tuesday arrested Bijoy Rai (Thulung), brother of absconding Gorkhaland Territorial Administration sabahsad, Sanjay Thulung, accused in the November 2014 arms haul case in Assam. On November 8, 2014 the Assam police arrested Umesh Kami and Ganesh...

DARJEELING, 28 Oct 2016/--/With two days to Diwali and start of 'Tihar', the most important festival in the hills, residents have started gearing up for the occasion. Today is ‘Dhanteras’, when people purchase gold and silver as also miniature idols of Goddess Laxmi and coins. Shops in Darjeeling...

DARJEELING, 24 Oct 2016/--/A tourist from Murshidabad died this afternoon while on a trip to Sandakphu after she complained she was having difficulty in breathing. She was administered oxygen at the local SSB camp and was being rushed to Darjeeling but she died near Kalpokhari, 7km below Sandakphu...

DARJEELING, 23 Oct 2016/--/Leaders of the Jan Andolan Party today laced their speeches with rhetoric, taking barbs at the ruling Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, in the party’s first public meeting in Darjeeling sub-division. The JAP also announced a series of political programmes while asserting it would...

DARJEELING, 21 Oct 2016/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to spread awareness among the masses about the need for a statehood agitation through a slew of public meetings across the hills and also seek their feedback before launching into action. GJM president Bimal Gurung today apprised the...

DARJEELING, 20 Oct 2016/--/Traffic came to a standstill for nearly 30 minutes today in Darjeeling town, as workers of the Dhootriah, Peshok and Kalej Valley tea gardens squatted on the road demanding puja bonus at 19 per cent. The Assistant Lbour Commissioner (ALC) had called a meeting today to...

DARJEELING, 19 Oct 2016/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha is set to start a fresh agitation for a separate state after giving people a breather for the Dusshera and Diwali festivities. GJM president Bimal Gurung had announced in August he would resign as the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration chief...

DARJEELING, 5 Oct 2016/--/Ten underprivileged boys and girls selected from various tea  gardens of the hills have been chosen to judge the Durga puja ‘parikrama’ in Kolkata under an initiative being undertaken by the Ramakrishna Mission of Darjeeling. The initiative has been christened 'Paharer...

DARJEELING, 2 Oct 2016/--/The warring Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the Trinamool Congress are in no mood to let-off especially after the September 28 face-off, with both parties trying to get the better of the  other in the run up to the Panchayat and council elections slated later this year. In...