Darjeeling Hills

Gorkha United Liberation Front holds party meeting at Gorubathan

5 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

Darjeeling inter faith group shows way to peace, harmony

5 months ago Father C. M. Paul 0
ARJEELING, 19 DECEMBER 2017: In the wake of rising incidents of religious intolerance, news around upcoming Christmas celebrations emanating from Madhya Pradesh (15th December) and Uttar Pradesh (16th December), an inter-faith group in Darjeeling has shown the way to religious tolerance and harmonious and peaceful living among members of all religious beliefs, 17th December Read More

No confirmation of GTA Elections or Tripartite Talks; CM meet Rajnath; wants more troops for Darjeeling Hills

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KOLKATA NEW BUREAU KOLKATA, 7 DECEMBER 2017: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today at Kolkata. According to sources, Singh expressed the Union Government’s desire of first holding the GTA Elections and then holding the Tripartite Talks. However, no confirmation from either side about the same could Read More

Mamata Banerjee to visit Darjeeling this month; CM accepted all our demands – Binay, Anit

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KOLKATA, 6 DECEMBER 2017: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her keen desire to visit Darjeeling this month. The Chief has also expressed her happiness at having been able to restore normalcy in Darjeeling Hills after 104 days long agitation when the region was crippled and violence had flared up in many places. The Chief Minister met Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Board of... Read More

Salesian Radio 90.8 celebrates first anniversary, launches citizen journalist program

6 months ago Father C. M. Paul 0
SONADA, 4 DECEMBER 2017:  The only college community radio in West Bengal and entire northeast India marked its first anniversary launching Citizen Journalist (CJ) program. In the first batch of CJs commissioned during the gala event held 2nd December there were five young people including one and only female candidate. “Hailing from different parts of Darjeeling district and Mirik Sub-division, these young people re reporting from their area with... Read More

Darjeeling plans interfaith harmony meet

6 months ago Father C. M. Paul 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON BY FATHER C. M. PAUL DARJEELING, 4 DEC 2017:  At a meeting held at Buddhist Dali Monastery in Darjeeling, 3 December, heads of five religious affiliates and two NGOs agreed to meet with their delegations for a fellowship, on Sunday 17 December 2017. Some 120 leaders and teachers from various religious groups Read More

Subrata Biswas appointed principal secretary of GTA

6 months ago PTI 0
KOLKATA, 28 NOVEMBER 2017: The state government today appointed Subrata Biswas as the new principal secretary of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), secretariat sources said. Biswas, who was divisional commissioner of Malda will replace Kanwaljit Singh Cheema, a senior state government official said. Cheema has been unwell and is undergoing treatment. Barun Roy, who Read More

“I am being politically persecuted by the State Government” Bimal Gurung

6 months ago PTI 0
NEW DELHI, 26 NOVEMBER 2017: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung today claimed in the Supreme Court that he was being politically persecuted by the West Bengal government, as the state police sought “reversal” of the order restraining it from taking coercive action against him. Gurung’s counsel alleged before a bench of Justices A Read More

Central Goverment wants fresh elections for the GTA before Tripartite Talks

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON NEW DELHI, 25 NOVEMBER 2017: The Central Government has expressed its desire for calling a fresh election for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) before calling the Tripartite Talks. “We have requested the state government to revive the GTA by conducting fresh elections before the Centre can formally invite all stakeholders to the tripartite Read More

Mann Ghisingh made Chairman of Hill Area Development Committee

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING, 23 NOVEMBER 2017: Maan Ghisingh, the President of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has been made the chairman of the newly constituted Hill Area Development Committee by the State Government. Ghisingh was handed the notification about the same during the Bipartite Meeting. The report confirmed by a national paper further Read More

Controversy over Residential Certificate takes a new turn

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 1
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON (THB) VIDEO BY PRAVIN THAMI TEXT BY BARUN ROY DARJEELING, 16 NOVEMBER 2017: The controversy over the Residential Certificate has refused to subside. The Himalayan Beacon had published exclusive report ‘Gorkhas singled out to prove their nationality for residential certificate‘, in the follow-up to the same, Binay Tamang, Chairman, Board of Read More

Weapons seized from Pedong

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KALIMPONG, 12 NOVEMBER 2017: Kalimpong Police has seized a number of small arms from a house at Pedong. Earlier too, Kalimpong Police has seized a sizeable amount of weapons from Sakyong village at Pedong. The Police had filed cases on former Sabhasad Dawa Lepcha and his driver Phurba Tshering Bhutia and accordingly been raiding Read More

Bimal Gurung not to make Public Appearance on 30th of October

7 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 1
DARJEELING, 29TH OCTOBER, 2017: The question of “Will he or won’t he make public appearance on the 30th of October” has been answered. Bimal Gurung, the chief of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will not be making a public appearance on the 30th of October as he had earlier promised. Roshan Giri, the general secretary Read More

Won’t allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir: Binay Tamang

7 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Oct 13 (PTI) Expelled GJM leader and Chairman of the Board of Administrators (BoA) for Darjeeling Binay Tamang blamed party supremo Bimal Gurung for today’s violence in the hills and said the people of the region “will not allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir”. A sub-inspector was shot dead and four policemen were injured Read More

Darjeeling, Kurseong GJM councillors join Tamang faction en masse

7 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Oct 8 (PTI) All the 17 councillors of the Kurseong municipality have extended their support to the rebel GJM faction led by Binay Tamang, expelled party leader Anit Thapa claimed today. The chairman of the municipality, Krishna Limbu, a loyalist of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, was arrested last month for Read More

Hunt on for persons involved in attack on Kalimpong police station

9 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Aug 20 (PTI) A massive manhunt was today launched to track those behind the grenade blast in Kalimpong police station that left a civic police volunteer dead and two others injured even as the police is suspecting the hand of the GJM behind the attack. A hand grenade was hurled at Kalimpong Read More

Army deployed in Singmari – Binay Tamang’s house raided by Police

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling, June 17 (PTI) Singmari area in Darjeeling turned into a battleground today as GJM activists threw petrol bombs and stones at riot police, who in retaliation fired teargas shells and resorted to baton charge. The incident, in which several people were injured, prompted the administration to deploy army troops in the area. As Read More

Tourists sad to leave Darjeeling

11 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
xYChHzbvp-E Share on: WhatsAppHimalayan Beacon News DeskThe Himalayan Beacon News Desk comprises of Correspondents, Reporters, Stringers and Cub reporters spread all across the Eastern Himalayan region. Read More