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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.21

News portal lobs ‘Nepal citizen’ charge at Thapa

A Kathmandu-based web portal has created a furore in Darjeeling by reporting that Morcha leader Anit Thapa, the chairman of the board of administrators of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.21

Glare on hill response to treaty review

The Indo-Nepal treaty of peace and friendship of 1950 has come to the fore once again both at the foreign ministry level and also at the local level in Darjeeling but a chain of events over the past f...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.21

Musician who beat blindness dies

Paras Gazmer lost his eyesight and his face was distorted at the age of one-and-a-half-years after a bout of measles but it did not stop him from belting out super hit songs like Sajha ko Gham Dhubi S...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.21

Vaccine sparks hill contest

Along with the Covid-19 vaccine, politics too is being rolled out in Darjeeling hills ahead of the polls. On Thursday, Anit Thapa, chairman of the board of administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Admi...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.21

BJP embarks on hill drive

Hundreds, including some prominent names of Darjeeling politics, joined the BJP on Tuesday amid speculations that the saffron party, so far piggybacking on regional parties to win elections, has decid...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.21

Thapa seeks teacher recruit body for hills

GTA head Anit Thapa has batted for the establishment of a School Service Commission (SSC) exclusively for the Darjeeling hills. “Most systems have collapsed in the hills. We must have a system ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.01.21

I will never support BJP: Gurung

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung on Thursday said the BJP had betrayed hill people and he would never accept that party again even if he had to sacrifice his life. The assertion is a change...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.20

Low turnout at poet anniversary upsets Thapa

The birth celebration of Agam Singh Giri, considered as one of the tallest poets among Indian Gorkhas, failed to attract enough people in Darjeeling on Sunday, prompting GTA chief Anit Thapa to wonder...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.20

'Gorkhaland no poll plank'

Anit Thapa led an impressive 16km-plus parivartan (change) rally on Saturday from Sonada to Darjeeling and announced that he would not seek votes on the Gorkhaland issue ahead of Bengal polls. At a p...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 24.12.20

Hill Assembly seats set for bipolar contest

The contest in the three hill seats of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts is all set to be biploar in the Assembly polls as  most of the hill-based parties have either aligned or are in the proce...
By Bireswar Banerjee & Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri/Darjeeling


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