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NCW chief Rekha Sharma in Darjeeling: 'Govt not allowing victims of 2017 violence to meet me'

National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma said the government was not cooperating as she began her three-day visit in connection with the violence there last year during the 105-day agitation.

Darjeeling crisis: Ready for dialogue with Mamata Banerjee, says Bimal Gurung

Bimal Gurung rejected Mamata Banerjee's accusation that he was a separatist, saying his party's demands were within the purview of the Constitution


As Gorkhaland stir continues, anger grows in the plains

While a state minister has issued a statement promising safety of people from the hills in the plains, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) that is spearheading the demand for Gorkhaland has accused the government of inciting “communal hatred” and “division” between the two regions.

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

Local TMC leaders under the leadership of J B Tamang, meanwhile, joined GJM and extended their support to the Gorkhaland demand

Darjeeling unrest: Five security personnel injured in violence

The attack took place on Thursday night when the security personnel had gone to a village near Teesta Valley, 40 km from Darjeeling, to conduct a search operation. A mob attacked the security personnel with stones and traditional Nepali khukri, injuring five of them seriously.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists burn copies of 2011 GTA accord in hills

Some GJM activists were seen participating in the demonstration bare-chested and broke tube lights on their backs leading to injuries. Hundreds of GJM supporters burnt copies of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) accord at Chowkbazar as the security forces kept a strict vigil.


Darjeeling hospital runs short of food, blood, critical medicines

Left with just seven days of food, 40 units of blood nearing expiry and a meagre stock of critical care medicines, Sadar Hospital, one of Darjeeling’s most preferred emergency medical centres, has taken a hit despite being kept out of the purview of the indefinite strike in the hills, now in its eleventh day. Over […]

Darjeeling unrest: Zoo makes use of strike, does animal study

“Visitors have stopped coming to the zoo. This is the time of peace and tranquility for animals. We have therefore initiated a programme to record their behaviour,’’ PNHZP’s director Pyar Chand said.

Tea industry hit in Darjeeling shutdown

Darjeeling is home to 87 tea gardens and the ongoing shutdown has pushed them to the brink

Protesters block NH 31A at some places in Darjeeling district

The 92 km long NH 31A connects Sevoke in Darjeeling district to Gangtok and is considered the lifeline of Sikkim.