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Watch| Som Bahadur Thami wins 65-km Buddha trails in 7 hours 21 minutes
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Watch| Som Bahadur Thami wins 65-km Buddha trails in 7 hours 21 minutes

Thami was captured running in dark-colored shorts and a hoodie with simple black shoes. He was also not carrying any hydration pouches like the others, who took part

Amit Shah on 3-day West Bengal visit from 4 May to motivate party leaders in state ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2024
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Amit Shah on 3-day West Bengal visit from 4 May to motivate party leaders in state ahead of Lok Sabha polls 2024

On 6 May, the Union Home Minister will address a programme organised by the Cultural Ministry at Victoria Memoria and will also visit to RSS office before leaving for Delhi

Momo with Mamata Banerjee: Bengal CM dons the chef's hat at local stall in Darjeeling
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Momo with Mamata Banerjee: Bengal CM dons the chef's hat at local stall in Darjeeling

The West Bengal chief minister was on a five-day trip to North Bengal starting 27 March

Centre falsely claiming collapse of law and order in Bengal to deflect public ire over fuel price hike: Mamata Banerjee
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Centre falsely claiming collapse of law and order in Bengal to deflect public ire over fuel price hike: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a public rally in Darjeeling town, called on hill-based political parties to sink their differences and work for the development of the region in North Bengal

Exploited for generations, tea garden workers struggle for land rights in Darjeeling hills, Terai, and Dooars
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Exploited for generations, tea garden workers struggle for land rights in Darjeeling hills, Terai, and Dooars

While tea ensured economic well-being for the Brit enterprises, it spelt doom for the local tribes

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Darjeeling profile: BJP's Neeraj Tamang Zimba won 18 April bypolls
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Darjeeling profile: BJP's Neeraj Tamang Zimba won 18 April bypolls

In the 2019 West Bengal Assembly bypolls, BJP's Neeraj Tamang Zimba won, defeating Independent candidate Binoy Tamang

Sudhanshu Saria on themes of his short film Knock Knock Knock, and how the setting of Darjeeling aids the narrative
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Sudhanshu Saria on themes of his short film Knock Knock Knock, and how the setting of Darjeeling aids the narrative

Sudhanshu Saria's new short Knock Knock Knock, currently streaming on MUBI INDIA, has already become a festival favourite after the world premiere at Busan Film Festival last year.

In Darjeeling's Singalila National Park, red pandas and pangolins are being trafficked into extinction
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In Darjeeling's Singalila National Park, red pandas and pangolins are being trafficked into extinction

Illegal wildlife trading has become easy and profitable in the Singalila Ridge. Poaching and trafficking is increasing – not only of pangolins and red pandas, but also of insects and medicinal plants.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Tea production shortfall likely to be 100 million kg due to 21-day lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Tea production shortfall likely to be 100 million kg due to 21-day lockdown

Tea production in the country is likely to fall by 100 million kg this year due to the 21-day lockdown which was "inevitable" to tackle the coronavirus crisis, an official said on Wednesday

Two Darjeeling students face racial taunts linked to coronavirus outbreak in Kolkata, narrate ordeal on social media
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Two Darjeeling students face racial taunts linked to coronavirus outbreak in Kolkata, narrate ordeal on social media

Two students from Darjeeling Hills studying at premier institutes in Kolkata allegedly faced racial taunts linked to coronavirus in separate incidents on city streets.

Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry
India

Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry

India has no system to count its climate migrants but ranks fifth among countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

Mamata Banerjee jogs 10 kms from Darjeeling's Kurseong to Mahanadi on International Day of Climate Action
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Mamata Banerjee jogs 10 kms from Darjeeling's Kurseong to Mahanadi on International Day of Climate Action

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday took part in a 10 kilometres long march in Darjeeling hills to create awareness on environment conservation.

Dilip Ghosh claims BJP not in favour of separate 'Gorkhaland', says party wants permanent political solution in Darjeeling hills
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Dilip Ghosh claims BJP not in favour of separate 'Gorkhaland', says party wants permanent political solution in Darjeeling hills

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said his party is not in favour of a Gorkhaland state and wants a permanent political solution in Darjeeling hills.

After Centre’s decision to bifurcate J&K, Darjeeling demands same; BJP promised 'permanent political solution', says GJM leader Roshan Giri
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After Centre’s decision to bifurcate J&K, Darjeeling demands same; BJP promised 'permanent political solution', says GJM leader Roshan Giri

After Centre decided to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, major hill parties in Darjeeling want it should also be a separate Union territory with a legislature. BJP MP from Darjeeling, Raju Bista, said he was hopeful that the saffron party's promise.

Man dies after falling into overflowing drain in Bengal's Jalpaiguri district as incessant rains wreaks havoc
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Man dies after falling into overflowing drain in Bengal's Jalpaiguri district as incessant rains wreaks havoc

A man died in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after he fell into an overflowing drain, as incessant rain continued to wreak havoc.

Gorkhaland issue: Stakes high for BJP as political restructuring in Darjeeling hills puts onus on Centre to treat decades-old sore
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Gorkhaland issue: Stakes high for BJP as political restructuring in Darjeeling hills puts onus on Centre to treat decades-old sore

With the BJP having been given a clear mandate in the Darjeeling hills, the stakes for it in the region most certainly are now a notch higher, to say the least, considering that the party leads a government serving a second term at the Centre

Kolkata doctors' strike: Mukul Roy-led BJP delegation seeks governor's intervention, accuses TMC of unleashing 'reign of terror'
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Kolkata doctors' strike: Mukul Roy-led BJP delegation seeks governor's intervention, accuses TMC of unleashing 'reign of terror'

The BJP demanded the resignation of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from her Home and Health portfolios and sought the intervention of Governor KN Tripathi to resolve the crisis

TMC suffers double blow in Darjeeling: Outcome of LS election, Assembly bypoll underlines potency of Gorkha identity issue
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TMC suffers double blow in Darjeeling: Outcome of LS election, Assembly bypoll underlines potency of Gorkha identity issue

If a silent majority — which had its share of discontent over Mamata's aspirations to chart a new future for Darjeeling — was awaiting a chance to speak, it may have found a voice in the recent Assembly bypoll and Lok Sabha election, in which BJP was rewarded with resounding victories.

Darjeeling Lok Sabha polls:
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Darjeeling Lok Sabha polls:

Famed for its tea gardens and tourist avenues, Darjeeling seat is starkly divided into hilly and plain areas. While the Gorkhas are dominant in the three hilly Assembly segments, the plains in Siliguri division have a plurality of Bengali voters as well as Hindi-speaking Marwari traders.

Bypoll Election Results 2019 Updates: DMK leading in 10 seats, AIADMK trails at six in Tami Nadu for 16 Assembly seats
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Bypoll Election Results 2019 Updates: DMK leading in 10 seats, AIADMK trails at six in Tami Nadu for 16 Assembly seats

Bypoll Election Results 2019 Updates|Initial trends for 16 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu showed that DMK is taking the lead in 10 seats while the figure for the ruling AIADMK stands at six. AIADMK faction needs to win at least nine seats of the 22 bypoll seats to remain in power.