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.
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The state administration on Monday decided to lift the restrictions on use of internet services in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, which was imposed on 18 June.
fresh incidents of violence on Sunday rocked Darjeeling hills, where the ongoing shutdown by the GJM for a separate state of Gorkhaland
Gorkhaland agitation: Rallies, counter rallies rock Darjeeling hills as CID brings three arrested GJM leaders to Kolkata
Rallies supporting and opposing the indefinite shutdown rocked Darjeeling hills on Saturday while the CID brought three arrested GJM leaders from Haryana to Kolkata
Several shops remained open in Darjeeling as the situation in the hills remained tensed as the indefinite shutdown called by GJM for a separate state of Gorkhaland entered its 99th day.
The police and administration appealed to the locals through public address system to open their shops and restore normalcy in Darjeeling
After nearly three months of shutdown, a large number of shops on Wednesday reopened in the Darjeeling hills, braving threats and intimidation by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).
Shops and markets on Monday reopened in the Mirik and Kurseong sub-divisions of the Darjeeling hills after more than two-and-a-half months of braving intimidation by the GJM.
The situation in Darjeeling remained tense as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 81st day on Sunday.
GJM central committee will be meeting here on Thursday to discuss the outcome of the 29 August talks with the West Bengal government
Gorkhaland unrest: Darjeeling, Kurseong Schools to shift classes to Siliguri to clear syllabus backlog
The GJM-led indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling has taken a toll on students, prompting a prominent boarding school to shift classes 10 and 12 to Siliguri
The youth wing of the GJM (Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) began a hunger strike on Friday on the 37th day of the indefinite agitation in the Darjeeling hills
West Bengal CID freezes bank accounts of top GJM leaders, alleging that 'funds were misused for purchasing arms'
The West Bengal CID has freezed bank accounts of top Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders, including its president Bimal Gurung, alleging that the funds were being "misused"
After a pro-Gorkhaland rally on Wednesday, a police vehicle was vandalised and torched in Darjeeling's Judge Bazar area on Wednesday afternoon.
Darjeeling unrest: Panchayat office set ablaze, govt vehicle damaged as GJM-led protest enters 31st day
Large-scale violence and arson took place in Kurseong town in the afternoon even as army troops remained stationed in Darjeeling, Sonada and Kalimpong.
The Gorkhaland agitation and the indefinite bandh entered its 30th day on Friday
Violence came back to the northern Bengal hills on Thursday as angry GJM supporters went on a rampage torching public property after a police raid on Bimal Gurung's house
GJM supporters ensure violent first day of 'indefinite shutdown' in north Bengal, govt calls it 'suicidal'
Notwithstanding massive security arrangements, several state government offices were torched, vandalised or forcibly shut by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters on Monday
After removal of the Darjeeling SP, Inspectors of Kalimpong and Kurseong were shifted in connection with the clashes between activists of GJM and the police