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Gorkhaland
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

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.21

Bista focus on hill talks, not ‘snub’

Raju Bista, the BJP MP of Darjeeling, on Saturday replied to the charge hurled by some hill parties that they had not been invited to the tripartite talks on October 12. Bista slammed parties like th...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.21

Gurung mum on Gorkhaland

Bimal Gurung on Thursday surprised his supporters by eschewing the Gorkhaland issue while addressing supporters during the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s 15th foundation day in Darjeeling that he atte...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

GTA dithers on use of funds for tea hands

A sum of more than Rs 2 crore is lying in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration’s kitty but the hill body is hard-pressed to decide on its utilisation as different opinions have cropped up o...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

MLA not invited to talks, hill party irked

The fledgling Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha (BGPM) has demanded that its MLA from Kalimpong be invited to the October 12 talks convened by the Centre for “resolution of issues related to ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.21

Shah calls talks on Gorkha ‘issues’

Union home minister Amit Shah has convened a meeting in New Delhi on October 12 “for resolution of issues related to Gorkhas”. But the plan for the meeting hasn’t evoked much intere...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Building rises from ashes, with a cafe

“We have decided to convert the top-floor, which opens onto the Chowrasta road as a café that will be inaugurated tomorrow evening,” said Suraj Sharma, assistant director of tourism...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.21

Organiser of marathons flees

A person reportedly from Nepal came to Darjeeling, made hundreds run marathons and before the events ended, he allegedly fled with lakhs of rupees collected from sponsors and participants. Since Thur...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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