Darjeeling Hills

Darjeeling Hills News

GJM withdraws indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills after Home Minister's appeal

The announcement comes hours after Rajnath Singh made an appeal to the GJM leadership to withdraw the indefinite shutdown and also convened a meeting to resolve the unrest in the Darjeeling hills.

GJM suspends bandh in Darjeeling hills for 12 days, says convener Binay Tamang

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had described the August 29 talks, which were held at the state secretariat, as "positive and cordial" and said talks will continue to restore peace and normalcy in the Darjeeling hills.


Sharp differences among hill parties on continuing shutdown

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) took out rallies in various parts of the hills during the day demanding restoration of Internet services, which remain suspended in the hills since June 18 and an immediate withdrawal of police forces from Darjeeling.

We want peace restored in Darjeeling hills, says CM Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee had taken the initiative to call meeting between government and hill parties after Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) wrote to her requesting for opening dialogue in order to resolve the crisis caused by indefinite shutdown in Gorkhaland.

Low-intensity blast in Darjeeling, no casualty

The blast comes just a day after twin blasts shook Darjeeling hills. In yesterday's blast also, there was no report of any casualty or injury. Today's blast is the third such incident since the indefinite shutdown to press for a separate Gorkhaland state, began over two months ago.

Offices either locked or empty, national parties ‘absent’ in Darjeeling Hills

Amidst the Gorkhaland agitation by Gorkha Janmukti Party near Chowkbazaar area at the Darjeeling Hills, the national parties offices are difficult to be located by the natives, especially during times when there is political unrest within the region.


Mamata Banerjee’s bid to force-feed Bengali language in the hills fires Gorkhaland demand

Despite the West Bengal chief minister's clarification that Nepali will remain an official language, the damage has been done.

Ration shops licences will be cancelled if not opened: Gautam Deb

If the owners of the ration shops in Darjeeling hills don't open their then the state govt will cancel their licences.

Mamata Banerjee stresses on unity in Darjeeling hills and plains

Banerjee announced that the state government would give Rs 1.7 crore for upgrading the Kanchenjunga stadium.

Nari Morcha members arrested in Darjeeling crackdown

The 576 ration dealers have been given three days to respond to the notices.