In yet another incident of development project leading to potential disaster and construction controversy in Darjeeling, a large infrastructure project in the youth hostel area, owned and promoted by the Yashshree Group has been alleged to have put the residential houses around it at risk.
Ruing the state of Darjeeling, a friend had recently told me, “हाम्रो दार्जीलिंग त टिका लगाएर छोड़ेको सांड जतिकै भई सक्यो जसको कोहि मालिक छैन, यहाँ जसको शक्ति उसकै भक्तिको चलनले गर्दा हाम्रो ठाउँ र जाति तुरी सक्यो…”
No one knows the value of water like the people of Darjeeling. We sometimes wished we had guests, bring water for us rather than sweets. The value of a bucket of water, like every citizen of Darjeeling, I too struggled a lot after returning from Bangalore to get water our daily need. We depended on tankers and rain like everyone in Darjeeling.
The Dumping Chute is burning in Darjeeling and there has been some amount of talk about it, not as much as I expected but also a bit more than the previous years.
After re-elected for the second consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi power in the centre, the first ‘Maan ki Baat’ radio broadcast aired on June 7, where, in his address, the Prime Minister conveyed the message to the nation that every part of the nation must pay more attention to the current water crisis and water conservation options.
The Mamata Banerjee govt is likely to introduce two bills in the assembly that will enable non-councillors to be elected mayor or chairperson of a civic body,
The dissolution of Darjeeling Municipality by the West Bengal Government, before the end of its term in 2022, will intrigue even the most ardent critique of democracy, and will give serious heartburn to those who believe in the principles of constitutionalism.
It may be recalled that 17 councillors from Darjeeling Municipality had recently joined BJP, and placed a no confidence motion against the current board, which is led by Binay Tamang loyalist Prativa Rai Tamang.
17 ward councillors from Darjeeling Municipality today joined BJP, in the presence of Darjeeling MP Raju Bista and BJP Bengal observer Kailash Vijayvarghiya. On May…
In an interesting turn of events, Lakpa (Lama) Sherpa, Councillor from Ward 28 has alleged that he was duped into signing the motion calling for No Confidence against the Municipality Chairman.