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Gorkhaland
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 21.05.22

Bengal govt appoints GTA poll officials

The Bengal government on Friday appointed three returning officers and 60 assistant returning officers for elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. The subdivisional officers of Darjee...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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 12.05.22

Hill party to take out Shah effigies

A fledgling political party in the hills has decided to protest against Union home minister Amit Shah, other BJP leaders and the central government for not keeping its word to provide a permanent poli...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.22

Apolitical forums' prod

Apolitical forums in the hills are now raking up the Gorkhaland demand in Darjeeling. After the statehood agitation of 2017 — in which 13 people were killed, including two police personnel &mda...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.22

TMC focus varies in plains, hills

Trinamul is likely to take a “contrasting role” at the upcoming three-tier elections of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad (SMP) and elections of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

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 07.05.22

Gorkhas, Rajbanshis unhappy

Section of Gorkhas and Rajbanshis, the two major ethnic communities of north Bengal, have expressed disappointment with Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit as they did not receive any concrete...
By Vivek Chhetri and Main Uddin Chisti 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 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


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