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Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Gta
West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.22

Flip-flops precede Morcha fast

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha started a “token hunger strike” in Darjeeling from Monday but the event had been preceded by confusion and last-moment changes, which became the hallmarks of Bim...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.22

Morcha okay with GTA as stopgap

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, a party that had once spearheaded the Gorkhaland agitation and also “rejected” the idea of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), on Monday submitted a &ldquo...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.04.22

Power bill non-waiver ‘secret’

Recorded notes of a bipartite meeting held between state officials and leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders in 2013 suggest that the state government had then told the hill leaders that...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 31.03.22

Gurung drops hints of aversion to GTA polls

Bimal Gurung of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has threatened to sit on an indefinite hunger strike if the state government holds polls to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. “If the state g...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.22

Surge of ‘outsiders’ in homestay business bothers stakeholders

Tourism stakeholders have raised concern over the emerging trend of leasing out homestays in the Darjeeling hills to “outsiders” and have warned that this would destroy the essence of vill...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.22

GTA: Detach Kalimpong

Kalimpong MLA Ruden Sada Lepcha of the Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantik Morcha (BGPM) stirred a hornets’ nest in hill politics on Friday by demanding that the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.22

Hill parties gear up for GTA polls

Hill parties have started their campaign for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections in earnest following chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s assertion that the state government would...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.22

Hamro Party roars in hills

The three-month-old Hamro Party bagged the Darjeeling municipality by winning 18 of the 32 wards to push established hill parties to the fringes and mark the start of a new political equation in the h...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

Omicron blow to hill poll hope

Omicron, the new variant of the novel coronavirus, seems to be dashing the hopes of politicians in the Darjeeling hills. A section of hill leaders, particularly Anit Thapa of the Bharatiya Gorkha Pra...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.21

Rs 2 crore GTA relief fund idle

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is undecided on utilising more than Rs 2 crore under the GTA chairman’s relief fund almost two years after it started collecting the money. Sourc...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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