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

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.19

Statehood focus back on Darjeeling

The ripples of the Centre’s move to carve two Union territories out of Jammu and Kashmir were felt in far-away Darjeeling with almost all hill parties renewing the pitch for a Gorkhaland state. As t...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.04.20

GTA to use infrared scanners at entrances

The GTA on Friday announced that it would install infrared thermal scanners which would provide visuals of body temperatures on large screens at the entry points of the Darjeeling hills.There are appr...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 09.07.19

When comb was mightier than the pen

For veteran journalist Gideon Lepcha, a comb turned out to be mightier than sword.The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration will confer the Padri Ganga Prasad Pradhan award for journalism on the 67-ye...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.20

GTA plans to bus in stuck hill people

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration is looking at hiring buses to evacuate people who are stranded in different states and missed trains to return home in the Darjeeling hills.The evacuation wou...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.05.20

Privacy lash on GTA migrant data upload

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration made public the personal details of nearly 10,000 outstation residents who had applied to return home during the lockdown, but withdrew the online database af...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 04.05.20

GNLF to send Rs 700 to needy migrants

Direct cash transfer to beneficiaries is the new normal for political parties in the Darjeeling hills. First, Anit Thapa, chairman, board of administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, anno...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Bid for panel on Darjeeling issue

An apolitical organisation which espouses the cause of Indian Gorkhas has said it is willing to lead efforts to form a “steering group” to find a “permanent political solution of Darjeeling Hill...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.19

Three-month project deadline set by Mamata Bannerjee

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has set a three-month deadline for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and four hill municipalities to complete projects.Mamata stressed the need to develop ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kurseong


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