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Gorkhaland Agitation
West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.21

Gorkhaland buzz for Team Gurung

The Bimal Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to erect statues of “11 martyrs killed during the Gorkhaland agitation in 2017” and has asserted that the party would mov...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.07.21

MLA to PM: BJP not serious on Gorkhas

Neeraj Zimba, BJP MLA from Darjeeling, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing disgruntlement for not including Darjeeling MP Raju Bista in the new cabinet. Zimba has also stated that ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.21

Gorkha body rakes up statehood demand

The National Gorkhaland Committee (NGC), an apolitical body which is positioning itself as a “think tank” of the community in India, has decided to set up a Peoples Forum (PF) to “ex...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Singer Dhaneswar Roy no more

Dhaneswar Roy an eminent exponent of Bhawaiya, popular folk music among the Kamtapuri speaking people in the region, breathed his last on Saturday. He was 89. Roy — a recipient of various award...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

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

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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 08.12.20

Binay camp counters Bimal with roads

Anit Thapa, general secretary of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay Tamang faction) and GTA chairman, on Monday laid the foundation stones of three roads in Sukhiapokhri block while his youth wing held...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.20

Meeting: on GTA, not Gorkhaland

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided against attending the tripartite talks in a bid to register its grievance over the manner in which the meeting was called. Sources in the government said th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.20

Ripples over Gorkhaland meet

The Centre’s proposed tripartite meeting on Gorkhaland on October 7 has evoked strong reactions from Trinamul, CPM and Congress. Trinamul leaders made it clear that “not an inch of land i...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.20

Centre calls tripartite meet on hills

The Centre has convened a meeting “to discuss the issues related to Gorkhaland” on October 7 — incidentally the foundation day of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha — with the state govern...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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