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Gorkhaland agitation: Amid Mamata Banerjee and Bimal Gurung's political battle, Darjeeling gears up for tourism, business festival
Politics

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.

Binay Tamang says Darjeeling will not turn into Kashmir, blames GJM leader Bimal Gurung for fresh violence
India

Binay Tamang says Darjeeling will not turn into Kashmir, blames GJM leader Bimal Gurung for fresh violence

Expelled GJM leader and chairman of the board of administrators (BoA) for Darjeeling Binay Tamang blamed party supremo Bimal Gurung for Friday's violence in the hills and said the people of the region "will not allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir"

Gorkhaland protests: Police conduct marches in various parts of Darjeeling as shutdown reaches 65th day
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Gorkhaland protests: Police conduct marches in various parts of Darjeeling as shutdown reaches 65th day

Police and security forces conducted an area domination march in various parts of the hills on the 65th day of the indefinite shutdown on Friday

Darjeeling unrest: GJM party office set ablaze by unidentified men as shutdown reaches 57th day
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Darjeeling unrest: GJM party office set ablaze by unidentified men as shutdown reaches 57th day

A GJM party office was set ablaze by unidentified masked men on Thurday in Chowkbazar area of the Darjeeling hills as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 57th day

Gorkhaland protests: GJM demands immediate withdrawal of police as shutdown enters 50th day
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Gorkhaland protests: GJM demands immediate withdrawal of police as shutdown enters 50th day

The indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills over the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland entered its 50th day Thursday amidst rallies taken out by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other hill parties

Darjeeling crisis: State authorities reject demands to restore internet; students unable to fill board exam forms
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Darjeeling crisis: State authorities reject demands to restore internet; students unable to fill board exam forms

With class nine students being unable to fill up their board examination forms without internet, the Darjeeling teachers' association Monday met the district magistrate and sought restoration of its service today, but in vain

Gorkhaland demand: Indefinite shutdown to continue as GJM chief Bimal Gurung announces hunger strike
India

Gorkhaland demand: Indefinite shutdown to continue as GJM chief Bimal Gurung announces hunger strike

Declaring that the indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills would continue, the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) has decided to stage a hunger strike from 15 July to press for a separate Gorkhaland state.

Darjeeling unrest: Situation tense but incident-free on 18th day of shutdown
India

Darjeeling unrest: Situation tense but incident-free on 18th day of shutdown

The situation in Darjeeling hills remained tense but incident-free on the 18th day of the indefinite shutdown which has crippled the normal life in the picturesque Himalayan resort and its neighbouring areas

Uttarakhand Election 2017: Dehradun-oriented development of state left its hills in disarray
Politics

Uttarakhand Election 2017: Dehradun-oriented development of state left its hills in disarray

The reflections of the migration are visible in the elections too. When Uttarakhand is gearing up to elect its fourth assembly, there are many mountain villages where hardly any voters are left.

No roads, no brides: Will Modi help the bachelors of Adhaura?
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No roads, no brides: Will Modi help the bachelors of Adhaura?

Since their is no road connecting to the village, the bachelors of the villages don't get marriage proposals. The villagers desperately hope for a road so that it is easier for the youth in the village to get married.