Darjeeling is ‘mini India’ – President Pranab Mukherjee

Darjeeling 12th July 2016: For Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President Darjeeling is not just merely a hill station. For the President who is presently in Darjeeling, the famous hill station—known for Tea, Tourism and Toy Train—is ‘mini India’. Mukherjee was responding to the state reception hosted by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at […]

Bhanu Jayanti and the Endless Mamata Hypocrisy

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Writes: Upendra Darjeeling 12th July 2016 Tomorrow we celebrate Bhanu Jayanti, in honour of the 1st poet to write and publish in what is today known and regarded as Nepali language. This will be the first time that Bengal government is officially celebrating Bhanu Jayanti since India became Independent. There is a reason behind it. […]

Darjeeling receives heavy hailstorm

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Very heavy hailstorm witnessed in Darjeeling town which was accompanied by wind and rain. Hailstones in the size of goldballs  battered roofs, trees, vehicles and people alike. Most of the places in the town received heavy hailstorm coupled with rain today. People got worried about electricity connections and transportation. In the Morning, it was clear […]

Morcha unsure to meet Mamata on her visit to Darjeeling in January 21 to 23

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership is unsure of meeting chief minister Mamata Banerjee when she visits the Darjeeling hills for three days from January 21 to 23 to attend a government programme. Ties between the chief minister and the GJM have developed cracks ever since the former has gone on a development board formation spree since […]

Downhill in Darjeeling – Prajwal Parajuly

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Writes: Prajwal Parajuly At Tiger Hill, Darjeeling’s famous viewing point, stands an observation tower. As early as 5am, the bottom two floors of the tower are already crammed with standing tourists. We are on our tiptoes—there’s no room. The top deck isn’t crowded. Tourists there sit on sofas that were once plush and sip tea while […]

Darjeeling to organize 60km cycle rally on 1st January 2016

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Darjeeling 24 Dec 2015 Adventure tour operators of Darjeeling, with support from the district administration and the police department, will organise a 60km cycle rally on January 1 with the twofold aim of promoting cycling in the hills as a tourism activity and in helping reduce pollution emitted by vehicles. The cycling event has been […]

Darjeeling police have decided to gear up security in tourist season

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With the tourist season drawing near and a festivity mood in the air, Darjeeling police have decided to gear up security in Darjeeling. Superintendent of police (SP), Darjeeling, Amit P Javalgi on Monday said the police will intensify patrolling in various places of Darjeeling and also install CCTV cameras at 15 significant points in the […]

Darjeeling heritage Lost and yet to lose

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Sanjog Chamling for IG Darjeeling, once The Queen of the Hills, is today tattered in rags. The natural gift and beauty lost in the jungle of concrete, spreading like wildfire day by day. Demolition of heritage buildings and replacing them with awfully ugly structures have become increasingly common these days in Darjeeling. When will we […]
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