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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.21

Brows raised over Gurung trip

Bimal Gurung announced just last month from Darjeeling hills that he would not contest the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections, a body he had accepted to accelerate development in th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.21

In Calcutta, Gurung seeks Didi’s time

Bimal Gurung, president of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, who joined hands with Mamata Banerjee last year in October, but has not publicly met her since then, is seeking an appointment with the Trinamul lead...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.21

Thapa gears up for GTA polls

The Anit Thapa led Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) has formed a 17-member election committee to fight the forthcoming Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections while rivals Gor...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.11.21

GTA poll: BJP in tight spot

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee may have put the BJP and its allies in the hills in a tight spot with her announcement on holding the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) election soon because t...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.21

Anit’s party forms panel on political solution

The Anit Thapa led Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) started their exercise to contest the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) election and announced the formation of seven-member co...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.21

Book on first hill comrade

Ratanlal Brahmin, the first and tallest communist from Darjeeling hills, made headlines on Sunday, three decades after his death,  through his first English biography penned by his granddaughter ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.21

BJP hill leader raps state party chief

BJP legislator from Kurseong, B.P. Bajgain has shot off a “protest” letter to BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar asking him to refrain from making any statement against the demand of Gor...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.21

Mamata focus on hill industry

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday spoke extensively on the need to set up small-scale industries in the hills, the stress on industry in a region traditionally starved of organised sector empl...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kurseong

West Bengal  /  Published 27.10.21

GTA polls after voter list: Didi

Giri and BGPM MLA Ruden Sada Lepcha also sought elections to panchayats. While these two leaders sought a two-tier panchayat elections (gram panchayat and panchayat samity), the chief minister talked ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kurseong

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


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