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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 16.06.21

North ‘separation’ pitch irks Gorkhas

A section of BJP leaders’ demand that north Bengal be turned into a Union Territory or even a separate state has alarmed proponents of Gorkhaland who suspect such a narrative is a deliberate att...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.21

Hill TMC leaders seek elected rural faces

Trinamul leaders in Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills have decided to underscore the necessity of having elected panchayat functionaries in the hills before central leaders of the party.  They also...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.21

Gorkha body rakes up statehood demand

The National Gorkhaland Committee (NGC), an apolitical body which is positioning itself as a “think tank” of the community in India, has decided to set up a Peoples Forum (PF) to “ex...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.06.21

Binay plans rejig

Binay Tamang on Sunday announced his decision to go for a major overhaul of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha faction, which he formed in 2017, in anticipation of a series of local body elections. Elections...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 23.05.21

Singer Dhaneswar Roy no more

Dhaneswar Roy an eminent exponent of Bhawaiya, popular folk music among the Kamtapuri speaking people in the region, breathed his last on Saturday. He was 89. Roy — a recipient of various award...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

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West Bengal  /  Published 20.05.21

Covid: Facility scale-up for battle in the hills

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) has appointed five officials to liaison with hospitals and safe homes across the hills to look into infrastructure and related issues following a relati...
By Vivek Chhetri, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri, Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.21

Mirik lake off bounds from today

Sumendu Lake, the top tourist attraction in Mirik, will be closed from Tuesday, making it the first major tourist point to be closed in north Bengal after the surge in Covid-19 cases during the second...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.21

Gorkha issue changes poll plot

Across the hills of Darjeeling, this poll season — the first where Gorkhaland is missing as a poll issue and regionalism has taken a back seat — comes with marked confusion and far-reachin...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.21

Hill TMC chooses Bimal over Binay

The Trinamul Congress has decided to support the Bimal Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in what is being seen as a major snub to the Morcha’s Binay Tamang-Anit Thapa faction that had...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 02.04.21

Darjeeling: 'state' with autonomy

The Bimal Gurung camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has said implementation of Article 244 (A) of the Constitution, under which “an autonomous state comprising certain tribal areas in Assam&rdqu...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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