Darjeeling

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All you need to know about your favorite drink, chai

06 Jan 2020

All you need to know about your favorite drink, chai

Did you know that not every tea is chai?

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

14 Jul 2019

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

The UNESCO "World Heritage" tag of the 140-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also popularly known as the toy train, is under threat due to the Indian authorities' continuing failure to conserve the same.

To revive its tea industry, West Bengal sheds anti-business image

29 Dec 2017

To revive its tea industry, West Bengal sheds anti-business image

The West Bengal government under Mamata Banerjee has often faced criticism for failing to attract investments.

#InternationalTeaDay: Celebrating the 'Ek Cup Chai' we can't do without

15 Dec 2017

#InternationalTeaDay: Celebrating the 'Ek Cup Chai' we can't do without

Did you know that not every tea is chai?

Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!

28 Oct 2017

Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!

Reprimanding the Mamata Banerjee-led WB government, SC allowed the Centre to withdraw seven companies of the Central Armed Paramilitary forces (CAPF) from the troubled Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.

Darjeeling crisis: Mamata vindicated as Calcutta HC stays forces' removal

18 Oct 2017

Darjeeling crisis: Mamata vindicated as Calcutta HC stays forces' removal

The Calcutta HC put a stay on the Centre's decision of pulling out 10 of 15 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) deployed in strife-torn Darjeeling.

Darjeeling: Cops killed, injured in clashes with GJM supporters

13 Oct 2017

Darjeeling: Cops killed, injured in clashes with GJM supporters

At least one policeman was killed and four injured in clashes with supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling's Takvar.

Sikkim bears the brunt of Darjeeling's months-long Gorkhaland agitation

09 Sep 2017

Sikkim bears the brunt of Darjeeling's months-long Gorkhaland agitation

The Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling has taken a toll on neighboring Sikkim. Earlier, the northeastern state capitalized on its popularity as a tourist destination, but the industry is now breaking down.

Gorkhaland: GJM ends shutdown but only until the next talks

01 Sep 2017

Gorkhaland: GJM ends shutdown but only until the next talks

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has decided to end the 72-day shutdown in the Darjeeling hills.

Darjeeling unrest continues: Gorkhaland protesters attack World Heritage Site

09 Jul 2017

Darjeeling unrest continues: Gorkhaland protesters attack World Heritage Site

Intensifying agitation for statehood, protesters in Darjeeling torched a Trinamool Congress party office and a police vehicle and attacked the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage Site.

GJM chief quits GTA, demands CBI probe into police firing

23 Jun 2017

GJM chief quits GTA, demands CBI probe into police firing

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung has resigned from his post of chief executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.

Darjeeling clashes turn violent, 1 dead, 36 hurt

18 Jun 2017

Darjeeling clashes turn violent, 1 dead, 36 hurt

The violence in Darjeeling became violent today with the death of 1 person.

GJM Protests: Gurung issues new threats against government workers, tourists

15 Jun 2017

GJM Protests: Gurung issues new threats against government workers, tourists

On 15th June, as life started to return to normalcy in the Darjeeling hills after a 3-day long bandh, Bimal Gurung, the then chief of the Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha issued new threats against government workers.

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

12 Jun 2017

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

Ten people have been detained over arson in restive Darjeeling, where a month-long strike called by the GJM started today.

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

11 Jun 2017

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

After violent protests, the GJM has called for a month-long shutdown in Darjeeling starting June 12.

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

09 Jun 2017

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

Even as West Bengal held its first cabinet meeting in Darjeeling in almost 45 years on June 8, bombs went off 200m away from the Raj Bhavan.