Nepal launches ‘pride project’ to find out Everest’s real height

Nepal has launched a “national pride” project to measure the height of Mount Everest, following in the footsteps of India and China. The project is partly to ascertain whether a huge earthquake in 2015 affected the height of the world’s tallest mountain, but is also intended for Nepal to catch up with its regional neighbours.…

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 Strike continues after Binay Tamang removed from post

DARJEELING: The indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills continued today after GJM supremo Bimal Gurung removed party convener Binay Tamang from his post and revoked his decision to suspend the shutdown till September 12. Gurung also convened an emergency meeting of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership to expel Tamang and another member, Anit Thapa, from…

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…