Their political importance can be gauged from the fact that not only did Amit Shah made a stop at the residence of the community's leader, but Assam's Budget presentation was deferred because the state's finance minister was to accompany Shah
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
Amit Shah eyes 22 seats from West Bengal in 2019, but BJP must consider TMC threat, seek realistic target
Given that the party had won just two seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and two in the 2016 Legislative Assembly elections, this target hardly appears to be a serious point of departure.
Will meet Sheikh Hasina in Kolkata, but no place for discussion on Teesta river, says Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee said she would hold a meeting with Sheikh Hasina, but the Teesta river water sharing issue would not be discussed.
Icy winds walloped most areas in West Bengal intensifying the prevailing cold conditions even as the MeT office on Monday forecast similar conditions for the next few days
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) North Bengal has urged the Centre to upgrade Bagdogra airport with an overhauled infrastructure and night-landing facility
"high alert" and counter-insurgency strategies are being followed after two major blasts in the past 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong
The West Bengal civic polls have baffled analysts as they have failed to explain how both the CPM and Congress were decimated to a big zero in terms of winnability
North Bengal bound trains that originated from Sealdah and Howrah were terminated at various stations as heavy rains in sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal led to a deluge.
Darjeeling tea sector reels under existential crisis as Gorkhaland protests make cuppa dearer, rarer
Even if the shutdown is withdrawn the question of the future viability of the industry continues to haunt each and every tea estate.
Gorkhaland agitation: Centre for tripartite talks with GJM, West Bengal govt to end impasse in Darjeeling
The Centre on Friday said it was keen on holding tripartite talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the West Bengal government to end the ongoing agitation in the Darjeeling hills.
A month after a fresh spurt in violence forced tourists to scurry out of Darjeeling, the West Bengal government on Friday hoped that tourists would by back by the festive season in September.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists held fresh demonstrations on Wednesday for Gorkhaland as security forces kept a strict vigil in the hills which remained tense on the 14th day of the indefinite shutdown.
The army has been withdrawn from the north Bengal hills with improvement in the situation, an official said on Wednesday.
Routes of several trains were diverted after a pillar in the Sevoke Rail bridge showed cracks as torrential rains softened the earth at its base.
Trinamool candidate Baichung Bhutia is on a tricky turf as he had earlier campaigned for CPM's Asok Bhattacharya in previous polls.
Heavy overnight rain triggered a string of landslides in the mountainous Darjeeling district of West Bengal, killing at least 38 people, swamping homes, washing away highways and throwing normal life out of gear in the region famed for aromatic tea.
"There are several countries which thrive on tourism alone. We have so much natural beauty, but owing to crab mentality among some, there is an attempt to bring down any effort to do something good," Banerjee told a public meeting here amidst the lush green forests of the Terai and Dooars region.
Dismissing the probability of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Saturday that party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit West Bengal soon.