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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 14.04.22

Nepali New Year fest for hill unity

Kalimpong started a two-day Nepali New Year celebration from Wednesday evening avowedly to safeguard Gorkha pride and to bring about unity in the hills following the “political” fragmentat...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.04.22

Retired cop takes umbrage at film

A retired Bengal police officer, Kundan Lal Tamta, has asked the makers of a Nepali-Hindi bilingual film, Broken Wings, to remove the reference of a police officer named Tamta from the movie for being...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 31.03.22

Gurung drops hints of aversion to GTA polls

Bimal Gurung of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has threatened to sit on an indefinite hunger strike if the state government holds polls to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. “If the state g...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.22

GTA polls in May or June: Didi

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee played the development card on Sunday as she handed over assistance to beneficiaries of different state-run schemes here and underscored that she wants the elections of ...
By Avijit Sinha and Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.22

Surge of ‘outsiders’ in homestay business bothers stakeholders

Tourism stakeholders have raised concern over the emerging trend of leasing out homestays in the Darjeeling hills to “outsiders” and have warned that this would destroy the essence of vill...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.22

GTA: Detach Kalimpong

Kalimpong MLA Ruden Sada Lepcha of the Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantik Morcha (BGPM) stirred a hornets’ nest in hill politics on Friday by demanding that the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.22

NGOs take up hill power dues

A network of NGOs in Kalimpong has decided to lead the efforts in resolving the issue of outstanding electricity bills after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which had issued the no-payment diktat, and oth...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.22

Hill parties gear up for GTA polls

Hill parties have started their campaign for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections in earnest following chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s assertion that the state government would...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.22

Hill: Step to stop strikes

On that day, the hills were observing a general strike called by the Morcha which was then headed by Bimal Gurung. Taking into account the 104-day strike in 2017 and the 2013 shutdown, the hills have...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.22

Hamro Party roars in hills

The three-month-old Hamro Party bagged the Darjeeling municipality by winning 18 of the 32 wards to push established hill parties to the fringes and mark the start of a new political equation in the h...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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