100 days on, Darjeeling lives off its savings

DARJEELING: The Hills on Friday entered the 100th day of indefinite strike , marking a dubious century that has paralysed life, crippled tourism and driven the famed Darjeeling tea industry to the brink . As the rest of the state gets ready to plunge into festivity, people in Darjeeling remain in mourning with the principal…

Several shops reopen in Darjeeling hill

DARJEELING: A large number of shops on Saturday reopened in the Darjeeling hills, braving threats and intimidation by the¬†Gorkha Janmukti Morcha(GJM), even as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 87th day. The police and administration appealed to the locals on Saturday through public address system to open their shops and restore normalcy in…

Darjeeling massive manhunt for Bimal Gurung

DARJEELING: The situation in Darjeeling remained tense as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 81st day today. A massive search operation launched by the West Bengal police for the absconding Gorkha Janmukti chief Bimal Gurung continued even today. Since Friday, the police were combing Darjeeling hills and its adjoining areas for Gurung, against…

Darjeeling unrest

DARJEELING: A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other hill-based parties to call off the two-month-long indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal hills, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Monday instructed his party’s youth wing to withdraw their ongoing hunger strike. The GJM leadership has also decided to…

Bimal Gurung threatens to intensify protest in Darjeeling hills

DARJEELING (WB): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung today threatened to intensify the agitation in the Darjeeling hills if the Centre did not intervene to resolve the crisis as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland entered its 54th day. The GJM leadership, on July 30, had given a 10-day “deadline” to…