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West Bengal  /  Published 20.12.21

Tea union of Ajoy’s party

A new tea trade union came up in the hills on Sunday as Ajoy Edwards, who broke away from the GNLF leader to form his own Hamro Party, and his associates announced the party’s frontal outfit for...
By Our Correspondent in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 16.12.21

Hill solution seems a far cry

A response by Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai in Parliament on a query related to permanent political solution raised by Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi has triggered a fresh debat...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.21

GNLF vows to stall GTA polls

The Gorkha National Liberation Front, which is an ally of the BJP, on Tuesday said it would not only refrain from contesting Gorkhaland Territorial Administration elections but would also hit the stre...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.21

Tea unions turn garden owner scouts

A decision by all major tea trade unions in the Darjeeling hills to propose the name of the new management of a tea estate that has been closed since 2019 has sparked a debate on whether the labour ou...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 20.11.21

People’s choice to decide hill party name

Thousands from Darjeeling and across the globe are voting through WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email not for a reality show contest but to choose a name for a political party. Ajoy...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.21

GTA poll: BJP in tight spot

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee may have put the BJP and its allies in the hills in a tight spot with her announcement on holding the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) election soon because t...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

MLA not invited to talks, hill party irked

The fledgling Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) has demanded that its MLA from Kalimpong be invited to the October 12 talks convened by the Centre for “resolution of issues related to ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.21

Hill tea bonus talks fail again

Bonus talks between hill tea garden unions and officials of the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) failed for the second time on Wednesday. Although hill planters agreed to pay bonus at the rate of 20 ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.21

GNLF leader quits over ‘ideological surrender’

Veteran leader of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) on Tuesday formally announced his decision to quit the party floated by Subash Ghisingh. Mahendra Chhetri, who joined GNLF in 2011 and wa...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Leaders raise pitch for panchayat polls in hills

Hill leaders are raising the pitch for panchayat elections in the region, a demand which could smoothen the path for the state government to hold the rural polls for the first time in two decades. An...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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