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Gorkhaland Agitation
West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.22

Alumnus with Mount Hermon flag on Mount Everest

Pramod Shrestha “Goofy” did not goof up when he took the flag of Mount Hermon School atop Mount Everest in a bid to turn the spotlight on famous academic institutions in the Darjeeling hil...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.22

Hill tale with a dash of Dylan

Gorkhaland Diaries, a debut English novel of a chemistry professor, seems to have surprising elements, including a catalyst, American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The novel by Satyadeep S. Chhetri, w...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.04.22

Nepali New Year fest for hill unity

Kalimpong started a two-day Nepali New Year celebration from Wednesday evening avowedly to safeguard Gorkha pride and to bring about unity in the hills following the “political” fragmentat...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.22

Retired cop takes umbrage at film

A retired Bengal police officer, Kundan Lal Tamta, has asked the makers of a Nepali-Hindi bilingual film, Broken Wings, to remove the reference of a police officer named Tamta from the movie for being...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.22

NGOs take up hill power dues

A network of NGOs in Kalimpong has decided to lead the efforts in resolving the issue of outstanding electricity bills after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which had issued the no-payment diktat, and oth...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.22

Hill: Step to stop strikes

On that day, the hills were observing a general strike called by the Morcha which was then headed by Bimal Gurung. Taking into account the 104-day strike in 2017 and the 2013 shutdown, the hills have...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Novel from hills goes places

Chuden Kabimo, 32, a writer from Kalimpong does not know the motorable distance between the district headquarters and his village Malbong “because a pucca road has not yet reached my village&rdq...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.21

Gurung to focus on hill solution not GTA polls

Bimal Gurung, president of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, on Monday said that he would not contest the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections but would instead work for a “permanent ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.21

Forum for small states to meet in Darjeeling

The National Federation for New States (NFNS) has decided to hold a meeting in Darjeeling later this month, a move which could bring the spotlight back on the Gorkhaland discourse at a time when the s...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 25.08.21

Message on Gorkha unity on Balidan Diwas today

Forty-six apolitical organisations from Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Bangalore and Gurgaon will come together to mark “Balidan Diwas” on Wednesday to tell politicians and all Gorkhas to stay uni...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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