Mamata withdraws cases against GJM, launches green project for Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced her government`s decision to withdraw over 100 cases against the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists and leaders initiated during their separatist movement.

Project to make Queen of Hills clean and green

Lauding the people of Darjeeling for their initiative to make the Queen of Hills clean and green, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that 50,000 toilets would be built in the hill district .

Landslide destroys house, damages road in Kalimpong

Incessant rains triggered landslide in Kalimpong area which caused a house to collapse and badly damaged the main road, snapping its surface communication with Sikkim.

Darjeeling landslides: Rescue operations nearing end

Rescue operations in landslide-hit Darjeeling hills in West Bengal may be over in another two-three days, an official said here on Tuesday.

Darjeeling landslide toll mounts up to 42

One more body was tonight found in the landslide-battered Darjeeling district, taking the toll to 42.

Landslide toll mounts upto 42 in Darjeeling

One more body was on Monday night found in the landslide-battered Darjeeling district, taking the toll to 42.

Darjeeling landslide toll rises to 41

 One more person was found dead in the landslide-battered Darjeeling district, taking the toll to 41.

NIDM expert blames slipshod planning for Darjeeling landslides

Ill-planned roads and neglect of indigenous erosion-control measures coupled with haphazard construction in hilly areas triggered the massive landslide in Darjeeling last week, an expert said on Monday.

Darjeeling landslides: Toll hits 34, rescue operations continue

With the recovery of one more body on Sunday, the toll in the landslides in West Bengal`s Darjeeling hills rose to 34, while at least 10 more people remained on the missing-list and were feared dead, an official said.

Another landslip in Darjeeling, camp people returning home

Another landslip occurred in Darjeeling district even as people are returning home from relief camps where they had taken shelter following landslides since July 1 which claimed lives of 40 people.

Darjeeling landslides: Rijiju reviews situation

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday visited the areas affected by landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and said that the government would be releasing relief funds for those affected.

Mamata hands relief cheques to landslide victims in Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday handed out relief cheques worth Rs 4 lakh to families of the victims of the heavy rains and the resultant landslides in the Darjeeling district of the state.

Army joins rescue operations in landslide-hit north Bengal

The Army has joined rescue and relief operations in north Bengal where landslides have killed at least 38 people.

Two NDRF teams rushed to landslides-hit Darjeeling

 Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been rushed to Darjeeling to help in relief and rescue operations in the wake of landslides, a home ministry official said on Wednesday.

Darjeeling landslides: PM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of those killed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday expressed pain over the loss of lives due to landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

West Bengal landslides: 'Anguished' Mamata closely monitoring situation

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed her grief over the loss of lives after heavy rains and landslides struck Mirik and Kalimpong in the Darjeeling district in the state.

At least 38 killed in Darjeeling landslides
At least 38 killed in Darjeeling landslides

At least 38 people have been killed in a series of landslides caused by heavy rain in the three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night.

Landslide snaps Siliguri-Gangtok road, vehicles stranded

Landslides near Rambhi, in the outskirts of Siliguri on way to the hills, have disrupted the road traffic between Gangtok and the North Bengal hub.

Monsoon in slowdown phase, no progress in 5 days

The southwest monsoon's progress has slowed down as it has not made any progress for the past five days, the weathermen on Thursday said.

Toytrain services from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling suspended

 Barely a day after the Toy Train service began from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling after a gap of five years on Friday, the service was suspended yesterday due to debris blocking the tracks at Pagla Jhora.