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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.20

Apolitical forum for Gorkhaland

An apolitical forum has been formed in Darjeeling to pursue the demand of Gorkhaland at a time the dynamics of hill politics have changed with both Bimal Gurung and Binay Tamang factions of the Gorkha...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.11.20

Chapter not closed, Gurung says

Founder-president of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Bimal Gurung on Wednesday released an audio message and asserted that his “political chapter” cannot be closed by Binay Tamang, who helms th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 04.11.20

Meeting with CM at Nabanna, ripples in hills

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang called Bimal Gurung a “non-entity” and said people in the hills were angry with the fugitive leader who resurfaced last month, these comments com...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.20

GTA employees’ outfit severs ties with Binay camp

The United Employees Union (UEU), a frontal organisation of Binay Tamang’s Gorkha Janmukti Morcha comprising pay-band employees of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) on Monday annou...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.20

Darjeeling: Jamuni tour site opens

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration partially opened a tourist site that had been lying in utter neglect for the past three years at Jamuni near here on Wednesday. The opening was facilitated b...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.20

Lepcha dharna on board ‘transfer’

Members of the Lepcha community started a dharna in Kalimpong on Tuesday, demanding that the Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board, which is currently under the aegis of the state government, be not tr...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.20

‘Solution’ question hangs in Darjeeling

The sudden change in the political contours of Darjeeling hills with Bimal Gurung’s volte-face has raised questions on the “permanent political solution”, a concept that despite bein...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.20

Gurung volte-face changes equations

Bimal Gurung’s decision to join hands with Trinamul Congress, a party which opposes the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland, may be seen as a masterstroke by Team Mamata Banerjee, but the ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.20

Darjeeling is now 'fully' electrified

Come Saturday, Darjeeling will be “100 per cent electrified”, 123 years after India’s first hydel project was commissioned in Sidrapong here in 1897 by then Bengal acting lieutenant-...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.20

BJP MPs reveal party’s ‘Gorkhaland’ paradox

But on September 19, Bista said he had requested the Centre to expedite the process of “ascertaining permanent political solution to fulfil the long pending demand” of the region. “I...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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