Tourism Industry in disarray -Tourists makes beeline for journey back home

1 year ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 11th June 2017 (with inputs from PTI): A day after a 12-hour bandh called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) life had limped back to normalcy in Darjeeling as people resumed their daily work with hotels, shops, eateries and markets opening for regular business today. However, everything has been put on a turmoil after the announcement Read More

Inspectors-in-Charge (ICs) of Kalimpong and Kurseong Removed from post

1 year ago PTI 1
Kolkata, 11th June 2017 (PTI): A day after removal of the Darjeeling superintendent of police, Inspectors-in-charge (IC) of Kalimpong and Kurseong were shifted from their posts on 10th of June 2017 in connection with the clashes between activists of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the police on 8th of June 2017. Bhanu Rai, Inspector-in-charge of Kalimpong Read More

Protest in New Delhi over imposition of Bengali language in the Hills

1 year ago Pravin Thami 1
NEW DELHI, 10th June 2017: A rally was taken out today against the issue of the imposition of Bengali as a compulsory language in the school curriculum in Darjeeling Hills. The rally was taken out by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) New Delhi branch. A memorandum was submitted to Rajiv Dutta at Bangla Bhawan Read More

Funeral of Mrs. Pushpa Devi Sharma

1 year ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, JUNE 10, 2017: Mrs. Pushpa Devi Sharma, mother of Mr. Bijoy Sharma, Headmaster of Cantonment Board Primary School, Jalapahar Cantonment passed away on 9th of June 2017. Her funeral is on 11th of June 2017 at Barakak Jhora, Dhanshree Niwas, Darjeeling at 11 am. Share on: WhatsApp Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Darjeeling SP Amit Javalgi removed from post – Mamata Banerjee leaves Darjeeling Hills

1 year ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 10th June, 2017: According to Press Trust of India (PTI) report Darjeeling Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Javalgi has been removed from his post. Though not yet formally  appointed by the State Government, Deputy Commissioner (Central), Kolkata Police, Akhilesh Chaturvedi is tipped to be the new SP of Darjeeling, according to a senior Kolkata Police Read More

No further strike but Nepali language movement to continue – Bimal Gurung

1 year ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
“We severely condemn the suppression of Local Media including the ban of local television channels” Bimal Gurung Gorkha Ranga Mancha Bhawan sealed by the Police DARJEELING, 9th June 2017: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Chief Bimal Gurung has said that there will be no further strike in that the party will not call for a Read More

Mamata says GJM bandh illegal, Govt to take tough stand

1 year ago PTI 1
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 9 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described the 12-hour-long strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today as “illegal”, saying the government would take legal action against those who participate in it. The strike, however, almost stalled life in the hills this morning with most of the shops, Read More

Science Exhibition held at Darjeeling Govt. High School

1 year ago Rinchen Lepcha 0
DARJEELING, JUNE 6TH 2017: A Science Exhibition was held at Darjeeling Government High School on the occasion 125 years celebration. Exhibitions included a range of subjects such as physics, chemistry, zoology, astronomy, history and so on.     Share on: WhatsApp Read More

Garbage spills over Darjeeling Town

1 year ago Rinchen Lepcha 0
DARJEELING, JUNE 6, 2017: Garbage disposal has taken a backseat in Darjeeling Municipal area due to unknown reasons. Both citizens and tourists have been complaining about the filth that has be scattered everywhere with the garbage dumps overflowing with waste. Share on: WhatsApp Read More

India’s heavylift rocket successfully launches GSAT-19

1 year ago PTI 0
By Vijay Karthik Sriharikota (AP), June 5 (PTI) India today scripted history as it successfully launched its heaviest rocket GSLV MkIII-D1 carrying communication satellite GSAT-19. The 43.43 metre tall rocket lifted off at 5.28 pm from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here and launched the 3,136 kg GSAT-19, the Read More