Pathetic construction of buildings in the Darjeeling hills

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Writes Vivek Chhetri Darjeeling, July 24: The collapse of a four-storey structure in Darjeeling on Friday night, which led to seven deaths, has brought to focus the pathetic construction of buildings in the hills. Buildings have virtually come up in thin air in Darjeeling with residents using vertical wooden stilts to create space, though in […]

Fire in Darjeeling town – all you need to know

13th April 2016 Its very sad to report that the part of Darjeeling town was once again engulfed in fire early in the morning today. Following are thing that is all you need to know which has come out of the event till now. 1.Fire Breaks Out At Shyam Brothers Line Darjeeling Fire broke out […]

GJM Bimal Gurung upset with leaders, might reshuffle organisation

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Darjeeling, April 29: Bimal Gurung has expressed dissatisfaction with the functioning of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s municipal councillors and GTA Sabha members and said the organisation might be reshuffled from the grassroots level, said sources in the party. The Morcha president held a closed-door meeting with members of the party’s central committee and subdivisional committees […]

Hailstorm, Malgovernance, and Indifferent State – How Safe Are We?

Writes Shailendra M Pradhan for TheDC March 31st, 2016 , will go down in the collective memory for two, or possibly three, reasons: hailstorm in Darjeeling, the tragedy in Kolkata caused by the collapse of under-construction bridge, and, of not lesser interest to a cricketing nation like ours, the defeat of India in T20 World […]

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership unhappy with Mamata Banerjee

Mamata moves upset Morcha Writes Vivek Chhetri The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership is getting increasingly unhappy with Mamata Banerjee’s style of functioning visa-a-vis the hills less than a fortnight after Bimal Gurung welcomed the chief minister in Darjeeling with a bouquet. The Morcha’s disillusionment with the chief minister stems from her move to launch a campus […]

Dirty tag for Darjeeling while Gangtok ranked cleanest hill town in survey

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Vivek Chhetri A survey conducted by the Union ministry of urban development has ranked Darjeeling as one of the dirtiest hill towns in the country and Gangtok, its neighbour and a competitor for the tourism pie, as the cleanest. Garbage strewn near Darjeeling’s Chowrasta on Sunday and (below) Gangtok seen from the Lal Market area […]

Bimal Gurung directed Darjeeling Municipality to stop demolition drive

Gurung stops demolish drive Vivek Chhetri Darjeeling, Aug. 16: Bimal Gurung today directed Darjeeling municipality not to dismantle buildings above the stipulated height of 11.5m and said the height limit will be increased to 14.5m. Bimal Gurung directed Darjeeling Municipality to stop demolish drive The directive to stop pulling down illegal structures comes less than […]
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