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

West Bengal  /  Published 15.03.19

Morcha balancing act on statehood

Sitong: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Friday declared that Gorkhaland had hit a “technical barrier” because of the 1950 Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty.The statement was seen as a balancing act aimed...
By Vivek Chhetri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Darjeeling MLA Amar Singh Rai is ‘son of soil’ nominee

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-Trinamul Congress combine has picked Darjeeling MLA Amar Singh Rai as its candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat in line with demands from some sections for a “son-of...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.19

Reality check on hill projects

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chief Binay Tamang has expressed unhappiness at the way some tourism projects are being executed in the hills.Throwing open a Rs 9-crore project built by th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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