Pramod Giri, Hindustan Times

Pramod Giri

Hindustan Times

Siliguri, WB, India

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Past articles by Pramod:

Two Jharkhand labourers die as railway tunnel collapses in Bengal’s Kalimpong

The accident occurred at Bhalu Khola of Kalimpong district. The 5.5 km long tunnel No 10, a part of which collapsed, is being built between Bhalu Khola and Tar Khola. It is the longest of the 14 proposed tunnels in the hilly region. → Read More

Two Chinese nationals caught with ‘fake’ Aadhaar card at Bagdogra airport

Two Chinese nationals, who were allegedly travelling with fake Aadhaar cards, were detained at Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal’s Siliguri on Tuesday morning, police said → Read More

In north Bengal, can the TMC reverse the BJP’s edge?

Although north Bengal’s 8 Lok Sabha seats account for only 54 of Bengal’s 294 assembly segments, the fact that the BJP was ahead of the ruling party in 34 segments there has put the entire region in the priority list of Mamata Banerjee and her nephew, Abhishek → Read More

Mamata Banerjee sets aside 3 Darjeeling seats but GJM factions remain divided

The GJM factions, led by Bimal Gurung and Binoy Tamang, are allies of the TMC but both groups said they would contest each other even if that leads to a triangular contest with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the fray. → Read More

GJM leader close to Bimal Gurung arrested under POCSO in Sikkim

Lama was being considered as the GJM candidate for the Kalimpong assembly seat in the coming polls later this month. → Read More

Army rescues tourists stuck in Sikkim’s Nathu-La after snowstorm

In a statement, the army on Friday said the tourists were stranded in 155 vehicles because of the snowstorm over a 15 kilometers stretch. “...[the vehicles] started skidding after the snowstorm,” the statement said → Read More

Darjeeling’s GJM, an ally of TMC, wants national body for Gorkhas

The GJM said the All India Gorkha Assembly should be a pan-India statutory development body and all elected people’s representatives from the community should be its members. → Read More

Teesta Barrage: Former land owners demand jobs, start agitation in north Bengal

The protesters, under the banner of Jalpaiguri Land Losers Association (JLLA), started an indefinite sit-in demonstration in front of the chief engineer’s office of the Teesta Barrage project → Read More

BJP gets a boost in Darjeeling with a clutch of GJM leaders joining it

The BJP was finding it difficult to set up a new base in the north Bengal hills because of the lack of local leaders. → Read More

TMC supporter killed in north Bengal; party blames BJP

Police have arrested Kamaleshwar Roy, a local resident, on the basis of a complaint lodged by Mandal’s family. → Read More

Bengal: Two die in stampede at musical programme in Kalimpong

A musical programme with singers from Kathmandu in Nepal and the adjacent Darjeeling district had been organised at a mela ground → Read More

Darjeeling Toy Train services to resume from December 25

Passengers will be required to strictly follow the Covid-19 related guidelines and wear masks, maintain social distancing, and use hand sanitizer → Read More

Leopard ‘Sachin’ dies of heart attack at safari park in Bengal

The park is now left with four leopards: Sourav, Kajal, Shital and Nayan. → Read More

BJP, GNLF join hands for Bengal polls

The BJP, which has won the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat since 2009, was looking for a new ally after Bimal Gurung of the Gorkha Janmukti Morhca (GJM) switched his allegiance to chief minister Mamata Banerjee in October. → Read More

BJP supporter found hanging in Bengal, party charges TMC with murder

Swapan Das, a goldsmith, went missing on Tuesday morning but his family did not report the matter to the police. → Read More

BJP worker who died in Siliguri rally chaos would’ve lived had he listened to wife

Roy’s wife, Malati, wanted him to take their daughter to a local school in Jalpaiguri for admission. He went to the rally instead. → Read More

Failed to keep word: Bimal Gurung targets BJP

“The Gorkhas will never forgive Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had once said that the dream of the Gorkhas was his dream,” Gurung said at a rally in Siliguri in Darjeeling district and asked his followers to defeat the BJP in the coming polls. → Read More

Bimal Gurung’s faction GJM targets ex-ally BJP in first hill rally in Bengal

Gurung surfaced in Kolkata on October 21 and offered an olive branch to Mamata Banerjee. He plans to address a rally in Siliguri on December 6. → Read More

Bimal Gurung to address supporters in Siliguri but Darjeeling visit uncertain

Bimal Gurung who had allied with the BJP previously has junked the saffron party saying it was not sincere in fulfilling its promises to find a permanent political solution to the Gorkha issue. → Read More

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway awaits state government’s nod to resume services

The Toy Train is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction in Darjeeling, a popular hill destination in north Bengal and often referred to as the Queen of Hills → Read More