An assistant editor with Hindustan Times, Probir has spent more than a decade and half covering regional politics, especially about the political economy and politics in Nepal and the Northeast. At HT, he edits and rewrites stories for regional editions, including Jharkhand, Bhopal, Indore, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Western Uttar Pradesh
Swaraj is visiting Bangladesh during October 21-22 to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee, which is expected to undertake a comprehensive review of bilateral ties.
GJM wants Centre to guarantee full security for its top leadership for meeting with Centre. Bimal Gurung is on the run since August after cases were lodged against him.
More than 700 Indian and Chinese troops are stuck in a faceoff at Doklam, a plateau located at the narrow but strategically important tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan.
Darjeeling is witness to fresh turmoil as a new generation of activists takes to the streets to push for the demand of a separate state.
The GJM chief , however, later said he was misquoted by the media.
The pilgrims, who had been stranded on the Indian side of the border since June 20, returned to Gangtok on Friday.
After suspending internet services, the Darjeeling district administration on Thursday blacked out local and regional television channels.
The unrest in the hills has affected the harvest of the ‘second flush’ crop, which accounts for 40% of the tea gardens’ revenue.
Gurung, spearheading the Gorkhaland protests in the Darjeeling hills, went into hiding hours after police raided his office last week.
What was lost in the din of the ongoing agitation led by Bimal Gurung’s Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) is the concern of an estimated 5,000 employees in the 40 departments under the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.
Darjeeling Police fear arresting Bimal Gurung, who is on the run for more than a week, will turn the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha into a hero and fan more violence.
All 14 influential political parties and public organisations in the region unanimously declared their support to the longstanding demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in north Bengal.
The picturesque but volatile Darjeeling hills in north Bengal was engulfed by public unrest after the Mamata Banerjee government made it mandatory to learn Bengali in the state’s schools.
The women’s wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha are leading the protests and say they believe in non-violence
BJP leaders in the Darjeeling hills are feeling the heat as a violent movement for Gorkhaland rages on.
In 2007, Bimal Gurung formed the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to fight for Gorkhaland.
Built at a cost of 300 crores, the airport at an altitude of 4,700 feet will be among the five highest airports in the country.
Now a 64-year-old monk, Wangchuk Namgyal was once a monarch of the Chogyal dynasty that ruled the hilly-state of Sikkim before its accession to India.
Thinley Thaye Dorje’s marriage has emboldened supporters of one of his rival claimants to raise the pitch and demand that New Delhi recognise Ugyen Trinley Dorje as the 17th Karmapa.
In an age on e-communication, Bhim Bahadur Tamang still makes the once-a-week stop at the Sherathang border post to exchange mail with his Chinese counterpart, an exercise that has persisted through the years.
"Nepal ley aajai dukha jhelnu parchha (Nepal is destined to witness more sadness in future)," said a schoolmate sitting in a quaint little eatery in Thamel, famously known as Kathmandu's "Hippy Street", on a sultry evening in June 2001
When TV camera crews converged on Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to cover a protest against the land acquisition bill, few noticed the dozens of men and women participating in a nearby demonstration to press for carving Gorkhaland out of the hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling in West Bengal.
Lodged in a 90-sq ft cell in Barrack No. 1, Dutt had to wear the regulation prickly jail-provided white shirt and pyjamas.
With the long-drawn trial into the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings reaching a climax, all eyes are now on the impending sentencing of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.
Police say that the Memons - Tiger along with the rest of the family - had fled to Dubai a day before the bombings.
An ex-cop-turned-fitness trainer has been roped in for the image makeover of Mumbai police, who will soon be huffing and puffing away at the gym.
Parag and Amit survived that evening of terror that killed 187 people and wounded many more, but they cannot yet tell their tales as they are still in coma.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt says that he keeps away stress by keeping himself busy.
Should you be shopping or dining at one of the upmarkets in suburban Mumbai, there is a good chance that you could meet the rich beggars of Mumbai!
Dolly, who came from Bangladesh to work in a Mumbai bar, has visited Hong Kong, China, Dubai and Kenya to "service her clients" in just six months. She, like other former dance bar employees, is looking for a viable livelihood.