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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...

DARJEELING, 22 Nov 2016/--/All India Gorkha League (AIGL) vice president Laxman Pradhan, the main complainant in the Madan Tamang murder case, today lodged an FIR in the sadar police station against a senior Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader and a prominent writer accusing them of trying to bribe...

DARJEELING, 21 Nov 2016/--/The Christian community of the hills, under the aegis of the All Christian Minority Hill Association (ACMHA), today said it would not accept a development board - which would also include the Muslim community - and requested the state government not to make any...

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...