Sikkim struggling to create Indian identity, claims author Amalesh Kundu, says state is nerve centre for 8 states, 4 countries
A book on Sikkim's geopolitical significance and its struggle to establish an Indian identity has been launched by journalist Amalesh Kundu in Delhi
India not only has to compete with and contain China, but also confront its neighbour if necessary, former Indian Army chief Shankar Roy Chowdhury said on Sunday.
Bimal Gurung ready for dialogue with West Bengal govt, says Gorkhaland demand within ambit of Constitution
Gorkha 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.
Darjeeling toy train resumes operations after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland protests
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway resumed its full operations on Friday after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland agitation
Gorkhaland agitation: Amid Mamata Banerjee and Bimal Gurung's political battle, Darjeeling gears up for tourism, business festival
The 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.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Monday where she is scheduled to hold an all-party meeting on 21 November to discuss the situation in Darjeeling hills
Gorkhaland agitation: Association of Gorkhas calls for national-level movement to achieve separate state
Association of Gorkhas on said a national-level movement needed to be organised to achieve the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland
Darjeeling administration seals GJM central office in Singhmari, police say party encroached on govt property
The police on Tuesday sealed the head office of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha at Singhmari, a stronghold of GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, a senior official said.
Supreme Court allows Centre to pull troops from Darjeeling, Kalimpong for election duties in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Centre to withdraw seven of the 15 companies of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from strife-torn Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal for being used for election duties in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.
Gorkhaland agitation: West Bengal CID arrests GJM Delhi chief for rioting, creating enmity between two groups
West Bengal CID have arrested Gorkha Janamukti Morcha's Delhi unit president Manoj Shankar from the national capital for rioting during Gorkhaland agitation
Gorkhaland agitation: SC to hear Centre's plea on withdrawal of forces from Darjeeling, Kalimpong on 27 October
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the Centre's plea challenging the Calcutta High Court order on withdrawal of security forces from Darjeeling and Kalimpong in West Bengal.
Gorkhaland protests: Centre's decision to pull troops from Darjeeling was a betrayal of people of Bengal, it must make amends
The recent months have seen strong civic unrest, which have often turned violent. This caused the death of several Gorkhaland agitators, both unarmed and armed. Concomitantly, attacks have been carried out on Government of West Bengal offices, police stations and installations as well as the office of the Trinamool Congress.
Gorkhaland agitation: Calcutta High Court stays Centre's decision to pull out troops from Darjeeling
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday stayed the Centre's decision to pull out CRPF troops from Darjeeling until 27 October, the date of the next hearing.
Deploring violence in the agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling hills, Gorkha leader Binay Tamang on Monday said the people would launch a movement for Gorkhaland in a "democratic manner"
As many as four houses were destroyed in a deadly fire in Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung's neighbourhood in Darjeeling's Patlebas, police said on Sunday.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or Toy Train has resumed services on an experimental basis on a 35-km track between Siliguri and Sukna, an official said on Sunday.
West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) has summoned GJM chief Bimal Gurung for "repeated gross violation of child rights"
Two persons were arrested on Friday for their alleged involvement in the heckling of West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh
The picturesque hill station of Darjeeling on Wednesday bounced back to life following the withdrawal of the over three-month-long shutdown by the GJM.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday appealed to the Gorkha Janmukti Morch (GJM) to withdraw the ongoing strike in Darjeeling Hills for a separate Gorkhaland state and asked the Union home secretary to convene an official-level meeting to discuss all related issues.