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
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.
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
Two students from Darjeeling Hills studying at premier institutes in Kolkata allegedly faced racial taunts linked to coronavirus in separate incidents on city streets.
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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.
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
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.
Lok Sabha polls: West Bengal sees 76.43% turnout as violence disrupts voting yet again; CPM, BJP slam Mamata Banerjee
In Islampur, the car of sitting MP and CPM candidate Mohammed Salim was attacked with bricks and its window broken.
CPM candidate's car attacked in West Bengal's Islampur; police resort to lathi charge after protesting voters block highways
Incidents of violence were reported in three West Bengal constituencies while voting in the Lok Sabha polls’ second phase are underway in the state
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Mamata Banerjee's divisive politics face acid test in Gorkha-dominated Darjeeling
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's abrasive form of politics may see her get her comeuppance, when Darjeeling votes in the second phase of the seven-phase parliamentary election on Thursday
Tough contest on cards for Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat as BJP faces Gorkha community's ire, TMC hopes to cash in
The Trinamool Congress has never won the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, but hopes to cash in this time around on the altered political narrative.
Narendra Modi in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee sat on dharna 'to protect those who looted people', says PM
Narendra Modi inaugurated the long-awaited circuit bench of the Calcutta High Court in the district and spoke about how it would help Jalpaiguri residents get speedy justice. He also said that people of north Bengal will no longer have to travel all the way to Kolkata
Mamata Banerjee pulls out all stops to ensure BJP loses Darjeeling seat: Binay Tamang's alliance admission puts wings in TMC chief's sails
Having thundered at a "United India" rally she had organised of 23 Opposition parties in Kolkata, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has pulled out all stops to ensure that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is defeated in the Darjeeling Lok Sabha, which with its own distinctive political dynamics, has become a fight for prestige for her.