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Heavy rain in Darjeeling hills damages National Highway 10, delinks Sikkim and Bengal

Heavy rain in the Darjeeling hills caused landslides, damaging a stretch of the National Highway-10 connecting West Bengal with Sikkim, an official said on Thursday.

Mamata promises to set up more development boards in Darjeeling hills

With an eye on the coming Panchayat and municipal polls in Darjeeling district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday promised to set up more development boards representing specific communities in the northern Bengal hills.

Two killed in landslide in Darjeeling Hills

The locality Bhotabhir in Darjeeling is close to Sikkim border.

Darjeeling landslides toll rises to 40; 16 persons missing

With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in landslide-battered Darjeeling district has risen to 40 even as 16 people still missing.

Rescue operations underway in Darjeeling; fresh landslide reported

Rescue operations were underway in three subdivisions of Darjeeling district where multiple landslides have claimed 38 lives besides washing away highways and damaging homes.

Mamata on way to Darjeeling, announces Rs 4 lakh for kin of those killed

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the families of the deceased in landslides in Darjeeling Hills.

Mamata announces educational hub planned in Kurseong

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a slew of development plans for Darjeeling Hills, including an educational hub in Kurseong.

GJM demands enhanced security for GTA chief Bimal Gurung

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has asked the Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling Hills, to enhance the security cover for GTA Chief Executive Bimal Gurung whose rank is on par with a state cabinet minister and condemned the alleged attack on his convoy two days back.

Red panda a poll mascot in Darjeeling hills

The cuddly red panda is the official mascot of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency.

No division of Darjeeling Hills: Mamata Banerjee

Asserting that the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal will not allow any division of Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said it is bringing in development in the hills with special packages.

TMC livid with GJM pamphlet, threatens to take up with EC

The Trinamool Congress Wednesday slammed the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) of spreading wrongful information to sully the party`s image ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Darjeeling Hills.

All eyes on Darjeeling hills as TMC-GJM battle for ascendancy

Neither Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee nor Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung will contest the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, but it will be a battle royale between the two in the hills torn by the statehood demand.

Telangana Bill has shown path, will take Gorkhaland stir to Delhi: GJM

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Thursday said it would take the agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling hills to Delhi.

Negotiations can bring peace in Darjeeling Hills: Biman Bose

CPI(M) state secretary and Left Front chairman Biman Bose appealed to all political parties to come together to bring back peace to the Darjeeling Hills.

GJM questions Trinamool`s maiden rally in Darjeeling hills

As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for a five-day visit to north Bengal and to also participate in the first Trinamool Congress rally in Darjeeling, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Tuesday questioned her party`s intentions behind organising the programme.

More children go missing in Darjeeling every year: Report

An increasing number of children are going missing from the popular tourist destination, Darjeeling hills.

GJM to go for `intense` statehood agitation from Oct 20

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, spearheading an agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling hills, on Tuesday said it would go in for an `intense` agitation from October 20, asking people to be ready for it.

Govt employees union in Darjeeling Hills form coordination committee

The different state government employees union in the Darjeeling hills decided to form a coordination committee to put up a united face.

Bandh relaxed for two days in Darjeeling hills

The indefinite bandh in three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling was lifted for two days beginning Monday with the Gorkha Joint Action Committee slated to review its future course of action.

Ration shops licences will be cancelled if not opened: Deb

North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb on Saturday said if the owners of the ration shops in Darjeeling hills don`t open their shops within next 72-hours, then their licences will be cancelled.