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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.19

Toll tax ‘likely’ on Rohini Road

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration on Saturday said it was “likely” to restart collecting toll tax on Rohini Road, the most popular route to Darjeeling from Siliguri.Anit Thapa, the chairma...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.20

GTA workers contribute to tea garden fund

Non-permanent workers of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration have decided to contribute Rs 500 each to the GTA chairman’s relief fund that is being set up to help tea garden workers during the...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.19

GTA lays out development carpet

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration chief Binay Tamang on Friday announced a raft of development projects for the Darjeeling hills and also in Siliguri and Delhi, days after meeting chief minister M...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.18

Absenteeism in tea sector hits 50%

Producers of world famous Darjeeling Tea have said workers’ absenteeism hit as high as 50 per cent in the past one year— a matter of concern for one of the biggest brands in India. Multiple factor...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.19

GTA given reins of five schools

The Bengal government has handed over five primary schools which were under the administrative control of the Siliguri Primary School Council to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.The schools w...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.18

GTA gets ITI recruit power

The Bengal government has vested the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) with appointment powers to fill up vacant posts at ITI, Tung, near Kurseong.Even though the powers are confined to only...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.19

GTA staff revive cry for regularisation

A demand for regularisation of jobs for the over 4,000 contractual employees of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) has been revived and is gathering steam, reflecting how issues come up i...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.20

Inner virus of irrationality

Fear begets irrationality. Public anxiety over the fast-spreading spectre of the coronavirus in the country has, on some occasions, bordered on unreasonableness, which, in turn, has its manifestations...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.20

Darjeeling bars tourists

Authorities have barred entry of both domestic and foreign tourists to the Darjeeling hills from March 19 to April 15 because of Covid-19, but asked hotels not to chase away visitors who have already ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.20

Direct cash transfer for hill tea workers

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has announced a direct-cash-transfer scheme for tea garden workers from the money collected for the chairman’s relief fund.Soon after the tea gardens were c...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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