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Gorkhaland stir costs Darjeeling Rs 400 cr

Unrest in the hills has cost the tea sector its entire second flush and Rs 200 crore of its annual earnings.Avishek Rakshit reports. IMAGE: Since June 9, the day when the Gorkhaland agitation......

Darjeeling Bandh: The Gorkha way of managing hardship

'Helpful neighbours, useful nuggets of information keep the people going as supplies run low.'Abel Rai reports from Darjeeling. After the clashes on June 17, in which three supporters of the......

Army redeployed in Darjeeling after fresh violence, Mamata appeals for peace

The army was redeployed on Saturday after fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling hills where Gorkhaland supporters torched a police outpost, a toytrain station and clashed with the police at two......

GJM will give 12-hr relaxation to schools to evacuate students

Amidst a burgeoning political crisis in Darjeeling, Assistant General Secretary of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Binay Tamang on Wednesday said all schools in Darjeeling will be given a relaxation......

Darjeeling: Internet remains suspended, GJM takes out protest march

Security forces patrolled the streets in the hills and Internet services remained suspended for the second day on Monday as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters held protest march in Darjeeling......

Gorkha agitation threatens Darjeeling's tea business

Darjeeling is on the boil over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state. June and July are bad months to have a strike.Tea picking during its most valuable season has been affected.Those......

Your favourite cup of tea could be in trouble!

The world-famous Darjeeling tea is losing its flavour even as it struggles with falling production, says Avishek Rakshit.  IMAGE: The key problem which plagues the Darjeeling gardens is the......

Woes aplenty for Darjeeling tea exporters

According to estimates, production between January and mid-March declined by about 5.85 million kg compared to the corresponding period last year Darjeeling tea exporters are going through a rough......

Darjeeling toy train ready to chug again from Dec

The heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railways will resume the toy train services from December from Siliguri. North-East Frontier Railway Divisional Railway Manager AK Sharma said that work......

They earn Rs 5.75 & the tea sells for Rs 25K

Tea grown on the steep slopes of Darjeeling hills, connoisseurs swear, is unlike anywhere else in the world. Epicures use a plethora of adjectives to describe the 'champagne of teas': brisk,......

Why Running is a way of life for Roshni Rai

Roshni Rai, who gathered runners from her native Darjeeling to run the 2012 Mumbai Marathon, discusses her motivations with Laxmi Negi. Roshni Rai won't take anything lying down. Certainly, not......
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GJM miffed over Mamata Banerjee's response to GNLF for talks

GJM unsure about attending all-party meeting ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-darjeeling-unrest-gjm-miffed-over-mamata-banerjee-s-response-to-gnlf-for-talks-2538506
Darjeeling tea exports fear of losing market share, pin hopes on GI tag

Amid fears of losing export markets to other nations due to the ongoing unrest in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling's tea planters are... ...

http://smetimes.tradeindia.com/smetimes/news/indian-economy-news/2017/Aug/21/darjeeling-tea-exports-fear-of-losing-market-share1635577.html
police suspect Nepali Maoists' hand

Two days ago, a grenade attack near Kalimpong police station led to the death of a civic volunteer. According to the police, CCTV footage has... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/blasts-in-kalimpong-and-darjeeling-police-suspect-nepali-maoists-hand-78284.html
Police, security forces carry out raids in Darjeeling hills

Police and security forces today conducted raids in several parts of Darjeeling hills to track those involved in the grenade blast at Kalimpong... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/police-security-forces-carry-out-raids-in-darjeeling-hills-117082100309_1.html
Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong students can be allowed in

The Association of ICSE Schools in West Bengal today said around 2500 students from schools in the Darjeeling Hills can be allowed to attend... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/darjeeling-kurseong-kalimpong-students-can-be-allowed-in-117082100719_1.html

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