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West Bengal Governor Seeks Updates On Hill Council's Operations

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The governor, who is on a visit to Darjeeling, has asked the GTA administrator to personally update him about the council's operations and way of functioning.

Darjeeling Toy Train Back On Track After More Than A Year

Aug 25, 2021 Ananya Jain

The passengers are asked to comply with Covid-19 necessitated regulations like social distancing, wearing masks, etc.

West Bengal Governor To Meet Amit Shah In Delhi

Following this meeting, the WB governor will be on a month-long visit to Darjeeling

Siliguri Teacher Arrested For Molesting Student 23 Years Ago

Oct 16, 2020 PTI

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.

After RS Passed Bill To Turn J&K Into UT, Darjeeling's Demand For Separate Statehood Rekindles

'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.

11 June, 2019

Mukul Roy's 'BJP Against Division Of Bengal' Remark Likely To Revive Gorkhaland Agitation

Probir Pramanik

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy’s recent statement has kicked up a storm in the Darjeeling region in north Bengal.

17 April, 2019

Darjeeling: A Political Bargaining Chip

Probir Pramanik

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.

13 April, 2019

West Bengal Govt Denies Permission For Rahul Gandhi's Chopper To Land In Siliguri

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

11 April, 2019

India's Independence, Constitution Under Threat In BJP Rule: Mamata Banerjee

Outlook Web Bureau

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo asserted that the saffron party was trying to 'take advantage of the political turmoil in Darjeeling'.

11 April, 2019

Will Scrap Article 370 After Forming Govt Again: Amit Shah Declares

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

25 March, 2019

How Raju Bista's Candidature Is Fomenting Discontent In The Darjeeling Hills

Probir Pramanik

'How is Raju Bista?' is a question making the rounds in the politically fractured and strategically placed hills in Northern Bengal.


22 March, 2019

Politics Of Relevance And The Bogey Of Gorkhaland

Probir Pramanik

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.

19 March, 2018

When The Mega Rally Of Annual Himalayan Drive Passed Through Darjeeling’s Politically Disturbed Terrain

Dola Mitra

A semblance of peace has returned to Darjeeling but the tension still lurks.

16 October, 2017

Home Ministry To Withdraw 1,000 Paramilitary Personnel From Protest-Hit Darjeeling

Outlook Web Bureau

However, five additional companies of the CRPF will be in the hills to assist the state police force.

13 October, 2017

Won't Allow Darjeeling To Turn Into Kashmir: Expelled GJM Leader Tamang

Outlook Web Bureau

A sub-inspector was shot dead and four policemen were injured in clashes allegedly with Gurung's supporters on Friday.

13 October, 2017

Darjeeling Unrest: Bimal Gurung Has Links With Maoists, Northeast Insurgent Groups, Say Police

Outlook Web Bureau

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.


13 October, 2017

Sub-Inspector Killed During Clashes Between Police And Gorkha Supporters

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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