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

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.19

Bhutia airs Darjeeling merger fear

Former footballer and Hamro Sikkim Party leader Bhaichung Bhutia on Monday asked the BJP to clarify what it meant by a “permanent solution” to the Darjeeling “issue” and cautioned it against a...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.19

Mirik hill resort in makeover mode

Mirik’s Swiss Cottage Motel is being renovated with a possible Puja date for its relaunch, promising tourists another boarding option for in the idyllic hills.The Gorkhaland Territorial Administrati...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.19

Four hill towns to boast ‘love’ signages

The GTA has started erecting huge signages at four major towns in the Darjeeling hills with a message for people to “love” their respective place.Two 40ft long and 5ft high signages each will come...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kalimpong

West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.19

Mamata promise on Gorkha identity

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has assured the Gorkhas that she will work to safeguard their identity and expressed her desire for a permanent solution.This is the first time that the chief minister h...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.19

Rally on ST tag, Bharat Ratna

An apolitical organisation of Gorkhas organised a procession here on Sunday to demand Scheduled Tribe status for 11 hill communities, Bharat Ratna for Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and implementation of reser...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.12.18

‘Betrayer’ tag on BJP by Tamang over ST bill

GTA chief Binay Tamang on Tuesday criticised the BJP for allegedly failing to list a bill during the ongoing winter session of Parliament to grant Scheduled Tribe status to 11 hill communities terming...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kalimpong

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.20

GTA to inaugurate Jamuni tour project

A tourism venture whose foundation had been laid by GNLF leader Subash Ghisingh and pursued by Bimal Gurung as his pet project is finally getting operational during Anit Thapa’s period, almost 13 ye...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 11.04.19

Gorkha outreach by Mamata in hills

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would take “some decision” before the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration polls expected within this year to ensure that “identity” was no...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.19

Buffaloes, pigeons in closed Bengal school

Primary school teacher’s examination was last held in 2001 and the appointment letters were released the following year.Amar Singh Rai, GTA (education in-charge), admitted that primary and secondary...
By Vivek Chhetri in Mirik


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