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Jan 25, 2018
West Bengal CID arrests GJM activist for allegedly attacking police during last year's Gorkhaland stirThe West Bengal CID on Wednesday arrested a GJM activist for his alleged involvement in an attack on the police during a procession.
Jan 16, 2018
Bimal Gurung's 'olive branch' fails to cut ice with Mamata Banerjee govt; deadlock likely to continueThe West Bengal government's response to an olive branch extended by GJM leader Bimal Gurung has been somewhat laconic and dismissive.
Jan 11, 2018
Bimal Gurung ready for dialogue with West Bengal govt, says Gorkhaland demand within ambit of ConstitutionGorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung on Thursday expressed his willingness to hold dialogue with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to defuse the crisis in Darjeeling and asserted that his fight was for Gorkha identity.
Jan 09, 2018
Mamata Banerjee skips Darjeeling hills visit twice in fortnight; for her, discretion is better part of valourMamata Banerjee chose not to visit the hills of Darjeeling, Kalimpong for the second time after skipping a tourism festival within the past fortnight.
Jan 08, 2018
West Bengal govt to support Gorkha Territorial Administration in development of north BengalWest Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government would provide all support to Gorkha Territorial Administration(GTA) and other development boards for the development of Darjeeling.
Dec 31, 2017
Kanchenjungha: Why Satyajit Ray's first film based on an original screenplay is his most unique oneSatyajit Ray wrote the script of Kanchenjungha in ten days, and shot the whole film in 24 days. This film is set in and inspired by the Himalayan mountain range.
Dec 28, 2017
Mamata Banerjee skips tourism festival in Darjeeling; is 'normalcy' in the hills a mere eyewash?While the proposed industry meet has been deferred to February 2018 the question driving political discourse in the hills now is what might have prompted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision not to turn up for the start of the tourism festival.
Dec 26, 2017
Year in review: Darjeeling in 2017 simmered with violence over demand for separate GorkhalandThrough much of 2017, the picturesque Darjeeling Hills – once a dreamy tourist gateway – simmered with violence over the revived demand for a separate Gorkhaland state.
Dec 15, 2017
Darjeeling toy train resumes operations after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland protestsThe Darjeeling Himalayan Railway resumed its full operations on Friday after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland agitation
Dec 12, 2017
Gorkhaland agitation: Amid Mamata Banerjee and Bimal Gurung's political battle, Darjeeling gears up for tourism, business festivalThe wintry air is crisp in the Hills of West Bengal’s Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts but the haze of uncertainty is yet to clear from the political landscape. And it is in such surroundings that the local ruling dispensation, prodded on by the West Bengal government that has set it up, is taking recourse to staging a tourism festival as well as a first-time business meet there, both of which will not only be showcasing the region’s potentials as a destination for holiday-makers and investors alike but also, perhaps more critically, its claims of success in restoring normality after months of political turmoil sparked by a 104-day-long lock down to press for a separate “Gorkhaland” state.