The passengers are asked to comply with Covid-19 necessitated regulations like social distancing, wearing masks, etc.
Following this meeting, the WB governor will be on a month-long visit to Darjeeling
Police arrested the accused school teacher in Siliguri after a 37-year-old woman filed a complaint against her private tutor, who, she alleged, had molested her at her Darjeeling home when she was 14.
'We think this is the appropriate time for the Centre to make Darjeeling a Union territory with a legislature. We would soon start agitation over this,' Gorkha Janamukti Morcha representative said.
Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy’s recent statement has kicked up a storm in the Darjeeling region in north Bengal.
A section of the hill residents, however, feel short-changed by the BJP, which earlier showed sympathy towards the Gorkhaland agitation, but is coy about the demand in this poll, as it does not want to spoil its chance in the other 41 seats in Bengal.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi's proposed Lok Sabha polls meeting at Siliguri in West Bengal has been cancelled after the Congress leadership was denied permission for his chopper to land at the police ground.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo asserted that the saffron party was trying to 'take advantage of the political turmoil in Darjeeling'.
He also asked the Trinamool supremo to come clean on whether she, too, wants a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir, just like her ally and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah.
'How is Raju Bista?' is a question making the rounds in the politically fractured and strategically placed hills in Northern Bengal.
Raising the bogey of Gorkhaland periodically, hill parties have tried to stay relevant in the hill politics, say analysts. However, no political party or leader has been sincere in resolving the century-old demand.
A semblance of peace has returned to Darjeeling but the tension still lurks.
However, five additional companies of the CRPF will be in the hills to assist the state police force.
A sub-inspector was shot dead and four policemen were injured in clashes allegedly with Gurung's supporters on Friday.
He said the police faced "heavy fire power" from the group which led to the death of a police sub-inspector and injuries to four police personnel.
The police said the raid was carrying on as it had intelligence inputs that Gurung, against whom a lookout notice was issued last month, was near Patlebas in the Darjeeling hills.
The police team had gone to a forest to catch the leader of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
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