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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.21

Mirik lake off bounds from today

Sumendu Lake, the top tourist attraction in Mirik, will be closed from Tuesday, making it the first major tourist point to be closed in north Bengal after the surge in Covid-19 cases during the second...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.21

Gorkha issue changes poll plot

Across the hills of Darjeeling, this poll season — the first where Gorkhaland is missing as a poll issue and regionalism has taken a back seat — comes with marked confusion and far-reachin...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.21

Hill TMC chooses Bimal over Binay

The Trinamul Congress has decided to support the Bimal Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in what is being seen as a major snub to the Morcha’s Binay Tamang-Anit Thapa faction that had...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.21

Darjeeling: 'state' with autonomy

The Bimal Gurung camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has said implementation of Article 244 (A) of the Constitution, under which “an autonomous state comprising certain tribal areas in Assam&rdqu...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.21

Hill boards to back Binay Tamang faction, Trinamul

Representatives of 13 hill development boards have announced their support to candidates fielded by the Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in the three hill seats and Trinamul candidat...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

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West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.21

Electoral loyalties change contours in hills

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader was speaking about Subha Pradhan, BJP candidate from Kalimpong, who had recently joined BJP after deserting Gurung’s camp. The saffron party’s candidate f...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.03.21

Binay Tamang camp of GJM fields relatively known faces from three hill seats

The Binay Tamang camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha fielded relatively known faces from three hill seats, purportedly to encompass “minority, youth and women empowerment” but said they wou...
By Vivek Chhetri in Mungpoo

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.21

PIL challenges move to drop Bimal cases

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Calcutta High Court, challenging the state government’s decision to withdraw cases against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha founder president Bimal Gur...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.21

Bista raises hill solution in LS ahead of polls

Darjeeling MP Raju Bista raised two issues concerning north Bengal in Parliament in the past two days with observers projecting his speeches as his efforts to woo voters ahead of the Bengal Assembly e...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.21

Thapa lunch to woo hill communities

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration head Anit Thapa engaged in lunch diplomacy with chairpersons of development boards for various hill communities and termed the meeting “good”. The me...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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