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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.20

Darjeeling is now 'fully' electrified

Come Saturday, Darjeeling will be “100 per cent electrified”, 123 years after India’s first hydel project was commissioned in Sidrapong here in 1897 by then Bengal acting lieutenant-...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.20

BJP MPs reveal party’s ‘Gorkhaland’ paradox

But on September 19, Bista said he had requested the Centre to expedite the process of “ascertaining permanent political solution to fulfil the long pending demand” of the region. “I...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 08.10.20

State & ST demands raised: Hill party

The Bimal Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha claimed that the party had raised the issue of Gorkhaland and granting of tribal status to 11 hill communities at a meeting convened by the Centr...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.20

GJM insists on Gorkhaland at meeting with minister

A delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday and demanded the creation of a separate state of Gorkhaland comprising Darjeeling and ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.20

Expectations low on GTA meeting

The tripartite talks convened by the Centre on Wednesday are most likely to end in a whimper after the change in the meeting’s agenda from Gorkhaland to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration...
By Vivek Chhetri, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri, Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.20

Meeting: on GTA, not Gorkhaland

The Mamata Banerjee government has decided against attending the tripartite talks in a bid to register its grievance over the manner in which the meeting was called. Sources in the government said th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.20

Ripples over Gorkhaland meet

The Centre’s proposed tripartite meeting on Gorkhaland on October 7 has evoked strong reactions from Trinamul, CPM and Congress. Trinamul leaders made it clear that “not an inch of land i...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.20

Centre calls tripartite meet on hills

The Centre has convened a meeting “to discuss the issues related to Gorkhaland” on October 7 — incidentally the foundation day of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha — with the state govern...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.20

Ban on political events at hill building

The GTA has decided to ban political events at the Gorkha Rangamancha Bhavan, the complex which was the epicentre of clashes between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters and police on the language issue ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.20

Stop blaming Bengal always: Thapa

Anit Thapa, who chairs the board of administrators of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), on Sunday said that the hills should stop always blaming Bengal or Centre and instead focus on admini...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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