Darjeeling Hills

JUST IN: Fire lighted at a Garbage Dump spreads and Guts a house completely

5 days ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 20TH MARCH 2018: A fire today completely gutted the first floor of a two storied building in Kalimpong. According to reports received the building situated in lower Dungra Busty Ambamey 1 belogned to Raj Lama. The first began at around 5 am and completely destroyed the floor. The fire also gutted a shop. Meanwhile all the furnitures, clothes, books, school uniform of the children of the house have... Read More

Mamata Banerjee urges opposition parties to unite against BJP

1 week ago ANI 0
Siliguri, Mar. 16 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) decision of breaking alliance with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Mamata further urged all opposition parties to unite against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read More

CII lauds Mamata for ‘industry-driven’ development model; Makes 1500 Crore investment proposal

1 week ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Mar 14 (PTI) The Confederation of Indian Industry today lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "industry-driven development model", which led to "Rs 1,500 crore investment proposals" at the two-day Darjeeling Business Summit here. For the people living in the hills, the summit presages the beginning of an era of development, peace and prosperity, said Umesh Chowdhary, Chairman, CII Eastern Region, in a statement. Read More

Gorkha Icon Indra Bahadur Rai no more; Gorkhas all over the world mourn

3 weeks ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
Gorkha Icon and world renowned litterateur Indra Bahadur Rai is no more. He was one of those who propounded the Lila Lekhan and Teshro Aayam style in Nepali literature, passed away Tuesday evening in Siliguri, West Bengal in India. He was 90. His grandson Ramesh Rai, who lives in Kirtipur, confirmed the death. He is survived by his son and two daughters as well as grandchildren Rai, who had been... Read More

JUST IN: Supreme Court allows Centre to withdraw all Paramilitary forces from Darjeeling hills

1 month ago PTI 0
New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal's violence hit Darjeeling area after March 8. The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),... Read More

Fire reduces a house to ashes in Kalimpong

1 month ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 20 FEBRUARY 2018: A house in lower Menchu in the Sekyong Gram Panchayat in Kalimpong was reduced to ashes. The house was owned by Mahendra Gurung. According to information received the fire was caused by a short circuit. The fire could not be controlled as it spread rapidly and destroyed the house completely. The villagers tried their best to douse the fire but they could not. Everything that... Read More

Binay Tamang says S. S. Ahluwalia has lost moral right to visit Darjeeling Hills; Asks him to apologize or resign

1 month ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 17 FEBRUARY 2018: Binay Tamang, Chairman, Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration and President, Gorkha Janmukti Morch has hinted that there could be mass protest on Darjeeling Member of Parliament and Union Minister S. S. Ahluwalia's scheduled visit to Darjeeling. Ahluwalia is scheduled to inaugurate the Passport Centre at Siliguri and may visit Darjeeling though it is not confirmed. Read More

GNLF GJM bicker over Hill Area Development Committee (HADC)

1 month ago ANI 0
KOLKATA, 13TH FEBRUARY 2018: Last Thursday at a review meeting in Darjeeling, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was suddenly faced with two feuding Gorkha leaders, who only two days earlier were exchanging pleasantries at a public function. At the meeting, Gorkha National Liberation Front’s (GNLF) Ajoy Edwards alleged that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s (GJM) Anit Thapa was not favourably inclined towards the newly formed Hill Area Development Committee (HADC) and... Read More

Alleged Murderer of a widow and two young sons’ House Raged to the ground

2 months ago Ashap Lama 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU KALIMPONG, 5 FEBRUARY 2018: Dewar Surya Bhujel, who allegedly hacked to death his widowed younger sister-in-law Junita Bhujel and nephews Atit Bhujel and Skrit Bhujel aged 8 and 6 years respectively had his house burnt to ashes by enraged villagers. The villagers did not allow the dousing of the Read More

Gruesome murder of a mother and her two sons at Gairibas

2 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 4RD FEBRUARY 2018: Three gruesome murder took place early in the morning today when a widow and her two little sons were brutally hacked to death. The alleged culprit who has been arrested is the widow's brother-in-law. The motive behind the murder is not yet known. Read More

JUST IN: “Only Binay Tamang and Mann Ghisingh are allowed to hold political meetings in the hills” Amar Lama

2 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
SILIGURI, 28 JANUARY 2018: All India Jana Andolan party leader Amar Lama has lashed out at the State Government sayign that only Binay Tamang, President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Mann Ghisingh, President, Gorkha National Liberation Front are allowed to hold political meetings in the hills by the adminsitration. Speaking at the 3rd Foundation Day of the party at Baghajatin Park in Siliguri Lama said that there was no such... Read More

JUST IN: Maruti Zen crushes Scooty at 2nd Mile; Scooty Rider seriously injured

2 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 27 JANUARY 2018: A Maruti Suzuki Zen (Registration no. BR38 J 2700) completely crushed a scooty seriously injuring the rider, Dinesh Tamang. Tamang who is a resident of Rungbull, Police Station Jorebunglow was traveling to Kalimpong on his scooty when at around 2.10 pm, near 2nd Mile Loop Pool a Maruti Suzuki Zen plying on the wrong side of the road collided head on with the scooty.  Read More

GJM activist Dawa Sherpa held for allegedly attacking cops during last year’s agitation

2 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Jan 24 (PTI) The West Bengal CID today arrested a GJM activist for his alleged involvement in an attack on the police during a procession with the body of a youth killed allegedly in police firing in Darjeeling last year, an official said. Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) activist Dawa Sherpa was arrested from Bagdogra airport area, a senior CID officer told PTI tonight. "We had information that he was coming... Read More

Maruti van collides with Truck; Six injured

2 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 17 JANUARY 2018: A Maruti van No. WB20B-4538 collided with a Truck while returning to Kalimpong. The van was ferrying family members who had attended Maghey Mela at Teesta. The van collided with a truck near Chitrey Bridge. The Maruti Van was thrown across the slope of a hill about 20 meters and was completely turned turtle. All the passengers were injured including the vehicle driver Kumar Yadav... Read More

CPIM calls for Tripartite Talks for Darjeeling Hills; Must include Bimal Gurung in the Talks – Asok Bhattacharya

2 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
SILIGURI, 17 JANUARY 2018: Ashok Bhattacharya, former Minister and CPIM State Secretariat member has called for the immediate Tripartite Talks to resolve the "various political issues" involving Darjeeling Hills. "The Chief Minister, who is regularly meeting some parties, must invite all other political parties like us, the Congress and the BJP. Simultaneously, the Centre should initiate tripartite talks under the GTA accord and must include Bimal Gurung and others in... Read More

West Bengal College Casual Workers Association raises the issue of the problems faced by Casual Workers in Colleges

2 months ago Pravin Thami 0
DARJEELING, 14 JANUARY 2018: West Bengal Casual Workers Association (WBCWA) has raised the issue of the problems faced by casual workers in Government and Government Aided Colleges in the State. Addressing the media, Mehboob Ali, the Vice President of the WBCWA said that the casual workers of Government and Government Aided Colleges faced a large number of problems. First of all they had no job security. They were hired... Read More

GULF team meets R. P. Sharma, MP from Assam

3 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU KALIMPONG, 1 JANUARY 2018: Gorkha United Liberation Front (GULF) team headed by Reseeka Chettri met R. P. Sharma, Member of Parliament from Assam at his residence at North Avenue, New Delhi and discussed about the demand for the seperate state of Gorkhaland and the present situation in the Read More

No show during Tourism Festival at Kalimpong

3 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KALIMPONG, 31 DECEMBER 2017: In a stark contrast to Darjeeling where much fanfare and public participation was witnessed at Chowrasta during the Teesta Rangeet Tourism Festival, Kalimpong offered no show. A large number of locals remained away from fanfare and festivity. So much so that a large number of chairs remained vacant during the festivity organised at Mela Ground in Kalimpong. Read More

Bimal Gurung expresses his best wishes on the eve of Christmas

3 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU DARJEELING, 24 DECEMBER 2017: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung has offered his greetings to the people on the eve of Christmas. In a statement released to the media he writes, On the eve of Christmas, I extend my heartfelt prayers and good wishes to all the Read More

Canter Truck accident; One dead

3 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KALIMPONG, 22 December 2017: A Sikkimese Canter Truck (SK 01D0457) ferrying medicines veered across the National Highly and fell over the hills near Suntel towards Rambi. Dirver Ram Biswakarma 37 who was a resident of Takdah died on the spot. The vehicle was carrying medicines and was plying from Siliguri to Sikkim. More information is being gathered by the THB Kalimpong News Bureau. Read More

Gorkha United Liberation Front holds party meeting at Gorubathan

3 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KALIMPONG, 19 DECEMBER 2017: Gorkha United Liberation Front (GULF) held a party meeting at Manzing ground in Gorubathan. Binod Mukhia presided over the meet. A sizeable number of peole from surround villages like Kolbong, Maney Dara, Ghantidara, Lungshel etc., attended the meeting. Read More