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Gorkhaland
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

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.22

If I can’t deliver, I will quit: Bista

BJP MP Raju Bista on Friday said he would quit politics if the Centre failed to provide justice to the people of the Darjeeling hills, Terai and the Dooars by 2024. The BJP had promised to grant trib...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.22

1984 inspires hill civic elections of 2022

In the run up to the Darjeeling municipality elections scheduled on February 27, the year of discussion is 1984 and not 1986. In the hills, 1986 or chhayasi in local parlance is considered a defining...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.22

Happy with honour, but issues stay

 Gorkhas across India feel the community received due recognition at the national stage on the occasion of Republic Day but questions are also raised on whether the Centre sincerely wants to fulf...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.22

Morcha will go solo in politics, says Gurung

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung has hinted at going alone in hill politics, one-and-a-half-years after dumping the BJP and joining hands with the Trinamul Congress. Many hill politicians, ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 13.01.22

Omicron blow to hill poll hope

Omicron, the new variant of the novel coronavirus, seems to be dashing the hopes of politicians in the Darjeeling hills. A section of hill leaders, particularly Anit Thapa of the Bharatiya Gorkha Pra...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

Novel from hills goes places

Chuden Kabimo, 32, a writer from Kalimpong does not know the motorable distance between the district headquarters and his village Malbong “because a pucca road has not yet reached my village&rdq...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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