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Tourism flourishes in Darjeeling - 13 Nov 2011
Darjeeling, Nov. 13 (ANI): Tourists have been flocking to Darjeeling after... Darjeeling, Kalimpong Lava, Lolegaon. These are becoming alternative destinations... in Darjeeling, the number of tourists are more in Darjeeling and this area

Tourism flourishes again in Darjeeling - 12 Oct 2009
Darjeeling, Oct 12 (ANI): Tourists by droves have flocked to Darjeeling after the suspension of agitation by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJMM... in the Darjeeling hills was hit earlier as the GJMM called for a shutdown

Gorkhaland demand revived in Darjeeling - 12 Jan 2011
Darjeeling, Jan 12 (ANI): Normal life in Darjeeling came to a halt on Wednesday...;Streets in Darjeeling, as well as sub-divisions of Kalimpong and Kerseong wore... be enforced in Darjeeling. According to Giri, the members of the Central Committee

Darjeeling tripartite pact to be signed today - 18 Jul 2011
Darjeeling, July 18 (ANI): The Centre, West Bengal government and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will sign an agreement to resolve the Darjeeling issue here today... conditions in the Darjeeling hills, the pact would be signed at Sukna within

Paramilitary forces deployed in Darjeeling - 24 Apr 2009
Darjeeling, Apr 24 (ANI): Authorities in Darjeeling, start flowing in paramilitary troops in the town, to put in place, tight security arrangements...;Darjeeling has 1348 polling booths. There is already tension prevailing

Bangladesh trained militant arrested in Darjeeling - 12 Sep 2009
Darjeeling, Sep 12 (ANI): A militant of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) outfit was arrested from West Bengal's Darjeeling district. Talking to reporters here on Friday, Deboprasad Singh, district Superintendent of Police

Paragliding in Darjeeling attracts tourists - 03 Dec 2011
Darjeeling, Dec 3 (ANI): The tourism department of West Bengal, introduced paragliding in Darjeeling, as part of its initiative to provide impetus to tourism... are Sikkim and Himachal and now it has been started in Darjeeling. We have started

Instant shutdown hits tourism in Darjeeling - 12 Jul 2009
Sukuna (Darjeeling), July 12 (ANI): Tourists visiting Darjeeling are being... will be called in the hill district of Darjeeling. With all shops and other....  "We were planning to stay for more than a week ( in Darjeeling) and had

Darjeeling toy train suspended - 23 Jul 2009
in Darjeeling disappointed the tourists as the rail track was damaged by the landslides in the region. The tourists looking forward for a joy ride along Darjeeling... been washed away at Gayabari, Kerseong and Darjeeling due to heavy incessant

Tourists converge to witness season's first snowfall at Darjeeling - 02 Jan 2010
Darjeeling, Jan 2 (ANI): Thousands of tourists are converging on the Darjeeling Hills area to witness the first snowfall of the season. The snowfall... of nature. "We have been staying in Darjeeling for four days. We have

Tourists throng Darjeeling to beat the heat of plains - 03 Apr 2010
Darjeeling, April 3 (ANI): A large number of tourists are thronging Darjeeling as scorching heat begins to turn unbearable for public at large in plains.  As a result, the hill resort of Darjeeling in West Bengal

Tourists flow to Darjeeling marred by GJM moral policing - 06 Sep 2009
Darjeeling, Sep 6 (ANI): Tourism in Darjeeling, is taking a hit following... of the eastern part of West Bengal, Darjeeling has always been a favourite spot... added more color to Darjeeling that is situated at a height of 2134 meters

Agitation for a separate Gorkhaland may hit tourism in Darjeeling - 12 Dec 2009
Darjeeling, Dec 12 (ANI): The ethnic Gorkha agitation for a separate Gorkhaland in Darjeeling might affect the region's tourism potential. The Gorkha... Dooars falls under Jalpaiguri district, Terai comes under Darjeeling district

Darjeeling tea's ticket to Olympics - 01 Jan 2008
Darjeeling, July 29 (ANI): The fragrance and flavour of tea from Makaibari... of Darjeeling, trickle down to the teacups of guests at Beijing Olympic as the company... to Darjeeling and planted about 160-170 years ago. It is satisfying that 160-170 years

GJM boycotts Mamata meets in Darjeeling - 22 Apr 2012
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called... Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb in the Darjeeling hills. The call came... body to run the administration in Darjeeling.  The GJM had earlier

GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling - 22 Apr 2012
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called... Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb in the Darjeeling hills. The call came... to run the administration in Darjeeling.  The GJM had earlier

Voters brave inclement weather in Darjeeling - 30 Apr 2009
Darjeeling (West Bengal), April 30 (IANS) Around 50 percent polling was reported Thursday in the tourist hub of Darjeeling in northern Bengal amid the hill...;  The Darjeeling constituency has grabbed headlines after the Gorkha

Jaswant Singh wins from Darjeeling - 16 May 2009
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh Saturday won the parliamentary election from Darjeeling in West Bengal.   

Darjeeling crisis: Danger still lurks - 19 Jun 2008
The indefinite shutdown in the famous Darjeeling hills, over the demand... industry- two mainstays of the local economy. The hilly areas of Darjeeling district... the economy of Darjeeling is closely related to the main land Kolkata and other

Bird flu hits Darjeeling - 03 Jan 2009
Siliguri (West Bengal), Jan 3 (IANS) Bird flu has hit West Bengal's Darjeeling district, prompting the administration Saturday to order culling of 60,000... at Pubang in Takhdra of Darjeeling subdivision and of 67 poultry at Matigara in Siliguri

GJM shutdown cripples Darjeeling - 09 Feb 2013
Darjeeling, Feb 9 (IANS) Normal life was hit hard in the hills of West Bengal... including Darjeeling. The shutdown was total but peaceful in the three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseyong -- now under the new hill development

Darjeeling highway blocked by landslides - 04 Jul 2009
Darjeeling, July 4 (ANI): Landslides following heavy rains have snapped road links between the hills of West Bengal and Sikkim.  Twenty houses along National Highway-31 near Sevoke have also collapsed. Several vehicles are stranded

Tourists stranded by Gorkha agitation escorts from Darjeeling - 21 Jun 2010
Darjeeling, June 21 (ANI): Security personnel escorted stranded tourists in Darjeeling after Gorkha group declared indefinite strike in the region.  ... station in Darjeeling making enquiry as to how would they be able to get out

Darjeeling slips into chaos following killing of Gorkha leader - 12 Jun 2010
Darjeeling, June 12 (ANI): Darjeeling town has slipped into chaos following the killing of Gorkha leader Madan Tamang last month.  Shutdowns and a chaotic... in Darjeeling, they are absolutely meaningless," said Laxman Pradhan, General Secretary

Illegal constructions making Darjeeling vulnerable to landslides - 09 Jul 2009
Darjeeling, July 9 (ANI): The massive construction of buildings, a majority of them illegal, has led to degradation of soil texture in the Darjeeling Hills... of landslides hit Darjeeling and its surrounding areas in May, triggered

Woman rafter drowns in Darjeeling - 01 Jun 2009
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 1 (IANS) A woman rafter was drowned Monday when her boat capsized on river Teesta in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, police said. Rashila Thakkar, 37, a resident of Mumbai, was in the boat with 11

Darjeeling 'Toy Train' to revive tourism - 16 Feb 2010
Siliguri, Feb 16 (ANI): The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society (DHRS... terrains, the Darjeeling Himalaya Railway or the 'Toy Train' is a two feet narrow gauge railway from Siliguri to Darjeeling run by the Indian Railways

Normalcy returns to Darjeeling hills - 23 Oct 2008
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Normalcy returned to West Bengal's Darjeeling district... Srivastava, Darjeeling district police superintendent.  The Communist Party... state and also opposing the Sixth Schedule status for Darjeeling.   

Darjeeling hit by transport strike - 22 Oct 2008
Bengal's Darjeeling district, including one considered the lifeline to Sikkim... and goods vehicles to enter the Darjeeling hills from Siliguri sub-division.  ..., CITU state secretariat member and Darjeeling District Taxi and Private Car Drivers

Darjeeling shutdown affects normal life - 18 Feb 2010
Darjeeling, Feb 18 (ANI): The 24-hour shutdown called by the student wing of Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha on Thursday disrupted normal life across... to protest against the Darjeeling district administration for not permitting

Darjeeling landslide toll mounts to 24 - 27 May 2009
in the landslides triggered by Cyclone Aila in West Bengal's hill district of Darjeeling...-divisions Tuesday, Darjeeling additional District Magistrate P. Zimba told IANS...;  Fourteen of the bodies were found in areas under Darjeeling Sadar police

American, Canadian tea merchants to promote Darjeeling tea in US, Canada - 18 Oct 2008
Darjeeling, Oct 18 (ANI): American and Canadian tea importers and retailers have shown a keen interest in the tea grown in Darjeeling as they find its taste... across the world are the real glory of Darjeeling, which is also known

GJM to support BJP in Darjeeling - 04 Apr 2009
Bengal's Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat as the party had promised to consider the Gorkhaland... would come to Darjeeling next week and he would file his nomination April 9.  ..., a separate state to be formed out of Darjeeling and the foothills of the Himalayas

Gorkhaland stir may mar New Year revelry in Darjeeling - 31 Dec 2009
Darjeeling, Dec 31 (ANI): Holidaymakers frequenting Darjeeling, Kalimpong... reaching Darjeeling and other places from Siliguri. A majority...-divisions of the Darjeeling hills. The womens cell of the GJM started

Gorkhaland activists calls for closure of schools in Darjeeling - 09 Feb 2010
Darjeeling, Feb 6 (ANI): The students' wing of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJMM) gave a call for all educational institutions in the Darjeeling to close down from Friday.  This ultimatum was issued as a mark of protest against

GJM allows offices to reopen in Darjeeling - 25 Dec 2008
Siliguri, Dec 25 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists Thursday decided to allow the government offices to reopen in Darjeeling hills from Dec 26... Gorkhaland state in the Darjeeling hills, has decided to participate

Fresh outbreak of bird flu in Darjeeling - 07 Jan 2009
Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) A fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in Darjeeling Wednesday prompting the authorities to restart culling operations, an official... of Darjeeling. This time a total of 7,000 poultry will be culled,' district magistrate

GNLF calls for poll boycott in Darjeeling - 12 Apr 2009
(GNLF) Sunday called for a poll boycott in the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency... from the hill sub-divisions of Kurseong, Darjeeling and Kalimpong for the meeting... Gorkhaland - a separate state out of Darjeeling and surrounding areas in the hills

Panel wants sops for Darjeeling hotels - 27 Feb 2013
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Darjeeling, West Bengal's hill station famous... and budget hotels on a priority basis to promote tourism in Darjeeling. It also favoured... famous Singla ropeway of Darjeeling should be extended to Jorethang in Sikkim

Man escapes from police custody in Darjeeling - 01 Jun 2012
Darjeeling, June 1 (IANS) A man accused of fraud escaped from police custody in West Bengal's Kalimpong town Friday.Sonam Dorji Bhutia, 33, was arrested May 29 for allegedly cheating several people of Rs.8 lakh in Darjeeling district

Darjeeling court convicts two Czech entomologists - 01 Jan 2008
Darjeeling, Sept (ANI): A Darjeeling Court on Wednesday fined a Czech entomologist 20,000 rupees and sentenced his colleague to three years in prison... to the Singalia National Park, near Darjeeling, for illegally possessing over 200

Darjeeling bridge death toll rises to 32 - 23 Oct 2011
Darjeeling (W.Bengal), Oct.23 (ANI): The death toll due to a bridge collapse has shot up to 32 as two more bodies were recovered in Darjeeling District of West... Tamal Das, Sub-Divisional Officer of India's eastern Darjeeling District. 

Marijuana worth Rs 42 lakh seized in Darjeeling - 01 Aug 2009
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Aug. (ANI): Acting on a tip-off, officials detained an oil tanker in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Saturday and seized marijuana worth Rs 42 lakh. The marijuana was found packed in 61 cartons

Sandalwood worth over a million seized in Darjeeling - 01 Jul 2010
Darjeeling, July 1 (ANI): Sandalwood worth over Rs. one crore has been seized from two trucks in West Bengal's Darjeeling District on Wednesday.  Acting on a tip, officials of the Directorate of Revenue stopped trucks

Darjeeling landslide toll reaches 27 - 28 May 2009
in the landslides in West Bengal's hill district of Darjeeling due to Cyclone Aila has... Darjeeling Thursday morning to hold meetings with the district administration. He... people are still missing from the Darjeeling district after the cyclonic storm

Bird flu in Darjeeling, culling ordered - 03 Jan 2009
Bengal's Darjeeling district, prompting the administration Saturday to order culling... poultry at Pubang in Takhdra of Darjeeling subdivision and 67 poultry... struck Malda district in the state.   In Siliguri, Darjeeling district

GJMM shutdown affects normal life in Darjeeling - 07 Feb 2009
Darjeeling, Feb 7 (ANI): The 24-hour shutdown called by the Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha (GJMM) on Saturday affected normal life in the Darjeeling hills' Terai... comes under Darjeeling district dominated by the ethnic Santhals, Mahtos, Bhils

Congress demands special force in Darjeeling - 18 Apr 2009
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The Congress party Saturday demanded a special force in West Bengal's hill district of Darjeeling, alleging that Bharatiya Janata.... 'We want special forces to be deployed in Darjeeling which will maintain law

Second Tea Tourism Festival begins in Darjeeling - 21 Dec 2012
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Dec. 21 (ANI): The Gorkhaland Territorial Authority (GTA) in Darjeeling, West Bengal, has organised a 17 day-long tea tourism... Darjeeling and tourism. This year also the festival is being organised, which

Tripartite meeting with GJM in Darjeeling today - 21 Dec 2009
Darjeeling, Dec 21 (ANI): The fourth tripartite talks on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland will be held here today.  ... demanding that a separate state should be carved out of the Darjeeling region

GJM activists force closure of liquor shops in Darjeeling - 08 Nov 2009
Darjeeling, Nov. 8 (ANI): In a bid to push forward their demand for a separate state within India, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Saturday forced all liquor shops and bars in Darjeeling to close down. "This is just the beginning. Liquor

Yechury favours all party talks on Darjeeling issue - 30 Aug 2010
Darjeeling, Aug 30 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury has said all political parties from the Darjeeling hills should be invited... sections of people in Darjeeling, there cannot be much success," he added.  He

Opposition attacks Mamata for Darjeeling situation - 29 Jan 2013
Tuesday lost no time in blaming her for the "state of affairs" in Darjeeling...-repeated comment that "Darjeeling is smiling" and said: "Now her own experience... that the Darjeeling problem was solved. "We had then said that the GJM's final

Protests for separate Gorkhaland continue in Darjeeling - 23 Jan 2010
, created communication bottlenecks in the Darjeeling region on Friday. At Panchonoi, which is located between Siliguri in the foothills and Darjeeling, GJMM

Jaswant Singh files nomination from Darjeeling - 09 Apr 2009
Darjeeling, April 9 (IANS) With top Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders by his... nomination for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal Thursday. 'I feel... at the district magistrate's office in Darjeeling town.    GJM president Bimal

Darjeeling toy train gets vestibule coaches - 25 Oct 2009
Darjeeling, Oct.25 (ANI): World famous toy train of Darjeeling in West Bengal... trial run, Subrata Nath, Director of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), disclosed... that vestibule coaches are introduced," said Subrata Nath, Director, Darjeeling

Gorkhaland activists blockade roads in Darjeeling - 11 Nov 2008
Bengal's Darjeeling district as hundreds of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activists... Office (RTO) from Darjeeling hills to the Siliguri sub-division in the plains..., Darjeeling District Magistrate Surendra Kumar Gupta denied any such decision

Jaswant arrives in Darjeeling to a rousing reception - 07 Apr 2009
of support raised for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Darjeeling Lok... for Gorkhaland - a separate state to be formed out of Darjeeling and the foothills... in the Rajya Sabha, said the Darjeeling problem was a century old. 'I have come

Centre convenes second tripartite talks on Darjeeling issue - 29 Dec 2008
to discuss the Darjeeling issue here today.  Union Home Secretary Madhukar... the demand for separate state for Darjeeling. The first meeting was held... falls under Jalpaiguri district, Terai comes under Darjeeling district

Mamata Banerjee to visit Darjeeling bridge collapse site - 23 Oct 2011
Darjeeling (W.Bengal), Oct.23 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee... Darjeeling district on Sunday, a day after 30 people lost their lives.... Chief Medical Officer Health (CMOH) of Darjeeling Subir Bhowmick said over 60

Darjeeling should unite against Gorkhaland: Buddhadeb - 21 Oct 2008
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) The people of Darjeeling district should unite to stop... of plains and hills of Darjeeling district should unite and stop GJM from... at Darjeeling was hampering the economy and tourism industry there.  

22 killed in Darjeeling landslides after cyclone - 27 May 2009
of Darjeeling Tuesday, police said. 'At least 22 people died and 10 were injured in landslides across Darjeeling district. We've got reports that six people also went missing in the district,' Darjeeling Additional Superintendent of Police

Darjeeling farmers erect fence to save crops from wild elephants - 02 Nov 2009
Kolabari village (Darjeeling), Nov 2 (ANI): Farmers are erecting fences... of Darjeeling district. Herds of elephants going on rampage and destroying... of Darjeeling is spread up with massive tropical rainforest and is the home

Gorkha League not to support Jaswant Singh in Darjeeling - 10 Apr 2009
Darjeeling, April 10 (IANS) Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL), an outfit run by the Gorkha community in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, Friday said... election from Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency with the support of Gorkha Janamukti

GJM calls 12-hour shutdown in Darjeeling Feb 9 - 06 Feb 2013
Darjeeling, Feb 6 (IANS) A day after the West Bengal government announced its plans to form a Lepcha Development Council in the Darjeeling hills, the Gorkha... of Sikkim and surrounding hills, including Darjeeling. The GJM announced

10 killed, 23 injured in Darjeeling landslides - 26 May 2009
landslides Tuesday in West Bengal's hill district Darjeeling, police said. 'At least 10 people died and 23 were injured in landslides across Darjeeling district. We've also got reports that six people are missing,' Darjeeling

Darjeeling in celebration mood over the new status - 03 Oct 2007
to create an autonomous self-governing Gorkha Hill council in Darjeeling... to the long held demand of Darjeeling for autonomous council. Cabinet approved the sixth schedule status to Darjeeling and amendment of the constitution. Bill

Culling continues in bird flu-hit Darjeeling district - 05 Jan 2009
in the bird-flu hit areas of West Bengal's Darjeeling district had been culled till... in Darjeeling ordered culling of 18,000 poultry at Pubang in Takhdra of Darjeeling... had already begun mopping up operation in Darjeeling hills from Monday. 

Gorkhas stall NHPC project in Darjeeling - 24 Jul 2009
Kalijhora (West Bengal), July 24 (ANI): Demanding separate state for gurkhas, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), called a halt to project work of the National Hydroelectric power Corporation (NHPC) at Kalijhora in West Bengal's Darjeeling

Darjeeling bracing for peaceful settlement: Bimal Gurung - 04 Nov 2010
Darjeeling, Nov 4 (ANI): Expressing satisfaction over his meeting with Union... of an interim Darjeeling Hills Gorkha authority would be resolved soon. "We have..., which would include Darjeeling and some contiguous areas of Jalpaiguri District

WB polls: Security stepped up in Darjeeling - 13 Mar 2011
Darjeeling, Mar 13 (ANI): The administration has beefed up security measures..., Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling. "We are quiet hopeful that with the co-operation of everybody the election in Darjeeling will be peaceful free and fair," he

Bollywood film "Via Darjeeling" all set to hit theatres - 26 Jun 2008
Mumbai, June 26 (ANI): Bollywood film 'Via Darjeeling' is all set to hit theatres nationwide on Friday.  'Via Darjeeling' is set in modern day Kolkata and Darjeeling. The movie is based on an age old Bengali tradition called 'adda

Damayanti Sen new Darjeeling DIG - 08 Feb 2013
the Park Street rape case -- as the new deputy inspector general of Darjeeling... Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the Darjeeling hills.The post was lying vacant

Indo-ASEAN artists' residency begins in Darjeeling - 09 Jun 2012
New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) A new chapter in cultural exchange opened in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills Saturday with the inauguration of a week-long... networking,' Bahl said. 'The scenic Darjeeling with its cool hills, old monasteries

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha calls for shutdown in Darjeeling - 25 Aug 2010
Darjeeling, Aug 25 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), called...;"Today we met the SP (Superintendent of Police) of Darjeeling, Mr. D. P. Singh... and Darjeeling region. Nicole Tamang was in CID custody for 12 days before

GJM holds talks with BJP regarding Darjeeling seat - 10 Mar 2009
that it was not contesting from West Bengal's Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat... candidate for the Lok Sabha seat in Darjeeling, but will support a party which... to our identity," Giri said. The GJM in Darjeeling had recently said

Jaswant Singh to contest LS polls from Darjeeling - 03 Apr 2009
New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh will contest from Darjeeling in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The announcement was made by party president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.  On Thursday

Jaswant Singh files nomination from Darjeeling - 09 Apr 2009
Siliguri, Apr 9 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh on Thursday filed nomination from Darjeeling for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls... at the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer, Darjeeling, B K Biswas.  

Darjeeling tea all set to entice sports lovers at the Beijing Olympics - 01 Jan 2008
Darjeeling (West Bengal), July 31 (ANI): While Indian sportspersons would..., Darjeeling's famous two leaves and a bud would contest with international flavours... will be able to relish the special variety of Darjeeling tea known for its

Cyclone affected in Darjeeling hills impatient for aid - 08 Jun 2009
Pankhabari (West Bengal), June 8 (ANI): Families, devastated by landslide triggered by cyclone Aila in Darjeeling hills, have called for immediate relief... by cyclone Aila, which progressed further and hit the hilly region of Darjeeling

Frequent landslides affecting normal life in Darjeeling - 14 Dec 2011
Darjeeling, Dec 14 (ANI): Frequent landslides in West Bengal have blocked national highways and rail tracks, disrupting daily life in the state. Nearly... of the National Highway 55, which connects Darjeeling District with the rest of the country

GJM shutdown of government offices begins in Darjeeling - 08 Dec 2008
of Darjeeling district in West Bengal to press its demand for a separate Gorkhaland... government office shutdown in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong sub-divisions... Schedule status for Darjeeling.   The central government in 2005

Darjeeling tripartite pact on Gorkha demands signed - 18 Jul 2011
Darjeeling, July 18 (ANI): The Centre, West Bengal government and Gorkha...-divisions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong. The GTA will be armed with more powers compared to the older Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, formed in 1988. 

Darjeeling tea workers on strike over wage increase - 01 Jan 2008
Siliguri, Aug 12 (ANI): Thousands of tea plantation workers in Darjeeling went... from the gardens in Darjeeling is famous world over for their finest blends. here are only 86 tea estates which produce Darjeeling tea on a total area of 19,000

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration takes over administration of Darjeeling hills - 04 Aug 2012
Darjeeling, Aug 4 (ANI): The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) took over the reins of the hilly region from the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council here on Saturday, marking a major step forward in the regional administration.The

Wild elephant kills two in Darjeeling hills - 22 May 2009
Siliguri, May 22 (IANS) A wild elephant killed two people in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Friday, a forest department official said. Sobha Chetri, 60, and Pradip Kishan, 22 were killed by the animal in Garidhura area in Kurseong

Elephant killed in Darjeeling due to bullet injuries - 20 Aug 2012
Darjeeling, Aug 20 (ANI): An adult male elephant died due to bullet injuries in the forest region near the Nepal border, here on Monday.The 25-year-old tusker was under medical treatment for the last three days.According to a senior Forest

Ban on exports of tea leaves to impact tea industry in Darjeeling - 27 Feb 2011
Darjeeling/Siliguri, Feb 27 (ANI): The announcement of a ban on the exports... the world famous tea industry of Darjeeling. The town of Darjeeling... for a separate Gorkhaland region, which would include Darjeeling and some contiguous

Gorkhaland activists order closure of Darjeeling offices - 07 Nov 2008
the indefinite closure of offices in Darjeeling and said all development work should... of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) should be closed from Saturday. All other... forthwith,' GJM president Bimal Gurung said in Darjeeling.   The GJM

Darjeeling, Sikkim cut off from plains by Gorkha group blockade - 11 Dec 2008
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec 11 (IANS) Sikkim and Darjeeling were cut off from... Morcha (GJM) in the Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars regions.  GJM... 55, connecting Siliguri and Darjeeling.    The shutdown was partial

PM condoles the loss of lives due to the landslides in Darjeeling district - 01 Jul 2015
PM condoles the loss of lives due to the landslides in Darjeeling district... due to the landslides in Darjeeling district. The Prime Minister has announced.... Deeply pained at the loss of lives due to the landslides in Darjeeling

Darjeeling tourism optimistic despite Gorkhaland stir - 20 Mar 2013
Darjeeling, March 20 (IANS) It has been a decent summer so far for north... and extends till July."Darjeeling (town) is a popular destination for domestic... companies of paramilitary forces were deployed in Darjeeling after some leaders

Violence in Darjeeling Hills kills one, injures three - 02 Jan 2009
Kerseong (West Bengal), Jan 2 (ANI): Unidentified miscreants in the Darjeeling... injured during a clash between supporters of the party and caretaker of Darjeeling... Singh, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Kurseong, Darjeeling District. 

Retain paramilitary forces in Darjeeling after polls: Yechury - 25 Apr 2009
the presence of central paramilitary forces in the Darjeeling hills after polling day... Darjeeling after addressing election rallies, said in his complaint... with the opinion of the CPI-M that in Darjeeling, the opponents backed by GJM

Landslide disrupts toy train services in Darjeeling - 07 Aug 2010
Gayabari (West Bengal), Aug 7 (ANI): Landslide in West Bengal's Darjeeling... Siliguri to various other places in Darjeeling district such as the hill resort of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Sukna. The business of locals

Mamata Banerjee talks of special package for Darjeeling - 28 Sep 2010
Darjeeling, Sep 28 (ANI): Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress... train on World Tourism Day in Darjeeling, said: "I will recommend to our... package in Darjeeling." Banerjee outlined that the package should include

Technical glitch hits Darjeeling tea e-auction plan - 18 Jun 2012
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Electronic auctioning of the world-famous Darjeeling...-auction of Darjeeling tea is currently not on our agenda since some operational... the varieties of Darjeeling tea would be put on e-auction once the process started.She

Prime accused in Madan Tamang's murder case flees CID custody in Darjeeling - 22 Aug 2010
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Aug.22 (ANI): Prime accused in the murder of All... Darjeeling district.  Nicole Tamang, leader of regional Gorkha Janmukti Morcha... at Pintal village, near here, after being produced in the Darjeeling district court

Tourism, business in Darjeeling hit by closure of National Highway 55 - 30 Apr 2011
Darjeeling, Apr 30(ANI): Ongoing repair work at National Highway 55 (NH 55), which connects West Bengal's Darjeeling district with the rest of the country, has hampered tourism and business of roadside shops. A massive landslide which

Darjeeling CPI-M candidate faces GJM protests - 06 Apr 2009
Darjeeling seat with black flags when he went to file his nomination for the Lok Sabha... for a separate Gorkhaland carved out of Darjeeling and other areas of north Bengal...,' police sources said.    The Darjeeling seat has become hi-profile

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