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Darjeeling Zoo Recognised As Best In India

Darjeeling Zoo Recognised As Best In India

There are around 150 zoos across the country. As per the list, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai has secured the second position, followed by the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysore, Karnataka.

15 September 2022

Darjeeling, Bengali's crowning glory

Memories Of Tulip Terrace, The First Solo Trip

The first time you travel solo is always a special memory. Back in 2003, I packed my bags to go and stay in a log cabin in Darjeeling. The trip was full of surprises.


Darjeeling Toy Train Back On Track After More Than A Year

The passengers are asked to comply with Covid-19 necessitated regulations like social distancing, wearing masks, etc.


New Dawn In Darjeeling: Recent Developments Hint At Flourishing Of Multi-party Politics In The Hills

With two new parties sweeping polls on development planks instead of demand for statehood, older forces are having it tough

22 July 2022

West Bengal Governor Seeks Updates On Hill Council's Operations

The governor, who is on a visit to Darjeeling, has asked the GTA administrator to personally update him about the council's operations and way of functioning.


West Bengal Governor To Meet Amit Shah In Delhi

Following this meeting, the WB governor will be on a month-long visit to Darjeeling

28 October 2020

Darjeeling town with Kangchenjunga in the background.

Heritage To Budget: 6 Unique Stays In Darjeeling

From the summer residence of the former Maharaja of Cooch Behar to an organic farm stay, we have curated a list of some of the best places to stay in Darjeeling

06 April 2022

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Siliguri Teacher Arrested For Molesting Student 23 Years Ago

Police arrested the accused school teacher in Siliguri after a 37-year-old woman filed a complaint against her private tutor, who, she alleged, had molested her at her Darjeeling home when she was 14.

16 October 2020

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06 August 2019
After RS Passed Bill To Turn J&K Into UT, Darjeeling's Demand For Separate Statehood Rekindles

After RS Passed Bill To Turn J&K Into UT, Darjeeling's Demand For Separate Statehood Rekindles

'We think this is the appropriate time for the Centre to make Darjeeling a Union territory with a legislature. We would soon start agitation over this,' Gorkha...


11 June 2019
Mukul Roy's 'BJP Against Division Of Bengal' Remark Likely To Revive Gorkhaland Agitation

Mukul Roy's 'BJP Against Division Of Bengal' Remark Likely To Revive Gorkhaland Agitation

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy’s recent statement has kicked up a storm in the Darjeeling region in north Bengal.


17 April 2019
Darjeeling: A Political Bargaining Chip

Darjeeling: A Political Bargaining Chip

A section of the hill residents, however, feel short-changed by the BJP, which earlier showed sympathy towards the Gorkhaland agitation, but is coy about the...


13 April 2019
West Bengal Govt Denies Permission For Rahul Gandhi's Chopper To Land In Siliguri

West Bengal Govt Denies Permission For Rahul Gandhi's Chopper To Land In Siliguri

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's proposed Lok Sabha polls meeting at Siliguri in West Bengal has been cancelled after the Congress leadership was denied...


11 April 2019
India's Independence, Constitution Under Threat In BJP Rule: Mamata Banerjee

India's Independence, Constitution Under Threat In BJP Rule: Mamata Banerjee

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo asserted that the saffron party was trying to 'take advantage of the political turmoil in Darjeeling'.


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11 April 2019
Will Scrap Article 370 After Forming Govt Again: Amit Shah Declares

Will Scrap Article 370 After Forming Govt Again: Amit Shah Declares

He also asked the Trinamool supremo to come clean on whether she, too, wants a separate Prime Minister for Kashmir, just like her ally and National Conference...


25 March 2019
How Raju Bista's Candidature Is Fomenting Discontent In The Darjeeling Hills

How Raju Bista's Candidature Is Fomenting Discontent In The Darjeeling Hills

'How is Raju Bista?' is a question making the rounds in the politically fractured and strategically placed hills in Northern Bengal.


22 March 2019
Politics Of Relevance And The Bogey Of Gorkhaland

Politics Of Relevance And The Bogey Of Gorkhaland

Raising the bogey of Gorkhaland periodically, hill parties have tried to stay relevant in the hill politics, say analysts. However, no political party or...


19 March 2018
When The Mega Rally Of Annual Himalayan Drive Passed Through Darjeeling’s Politically Disturbed Terrain

When The Mega Rally Of Annual Himalayan Drive Passed Through Darjeeling’s Politically Disturbed Terrain

A semblance of peace has returned to Darjeeling but the tension still lurks.



16 October 2017
Home Ministry To Withdraw 1,000 Paramilitary Personnel From Protest-Hit Darjeeling

Home Ministry To Withdraw 1,000 Paramilitary Personnel From Protest-Hit Darjeeling

However, five additional companies of the CRPF will be in the hills to assist the state police force.


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13 October 2017
Won't Allow Darjeeling To Turn Into Kashmir: Expelled GJM Leader Tamang

Won't Allow Darjeeling To Turn Into Kashmir: Expelled GJM Leader Tamang

A sub-inspector was shot dead and four policemen were injured in clashes allegedly with Gurung's supporters on Friday.


13 October 2017
Darjeeling Unrest: Bimal Gurung Has Links With Maoists, Northeast Insurgent Groups, Say Police

Darjeeling Unrest: Bimal Gurung Has Links With Maoists, Northeast Insurgent Groups, Say Police

He said the police faced "heavy fire power" from the group which led to the death of a police sub-inspector and injuries to four police personnel.


13 October 2017
Sub-Inspector Killed During Clashes Between Police And Gorkha Supporters

Sub-Inspector Killed During Clashes Between Police And Gorkha Supporters

The police said the raid was carrying on as it had intelligence inputs that Gurung, against whom a lookout notice was issued last month, was near Patlebas in...


13 October 2017
Darjeeling: Sub-Inspector Killed, Several Policemen Hurt In Clashes With Bimal Gurung Loyalists

Darjeeling: Sub-Inspector Killed, Several Policemen Hurt In Clashes With Bimal Gurung Loyalists

The police team had gone to a forest to catch the leader of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha


06 October 2017
West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh Chased And Heckled In Darjeeling, Binay Tamang Condemns Attack

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh Chased And Heckled In Darjeeling, Binay Tamang Condemns Attack

On Thursday, Ghosh was allegedly chased and heckled by rebel GJM supporters, who gathered and raised slogans for saying 'no' to Gorkhaland.


27 September 2017
GJM Withdraws Indefinite Shutdown In Darjeeling After Rajnath's Appeal To Restore Normalcy

GJM Withdraws Indefinite Shutdown In Darjeeling After Rajnath's Appeal To Restore Normalcy

Rajnath Singh, earlier in a statement, said that the Centre was taking all possible steps to resolve the row through dialogue.


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