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Gorkhaland
West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.21

Electoral loyalties change contours in hills

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader was speaking about Subha Pradhan, BJP candidate from Kalimpong, who had recently joined BJP after deserting Gurung’s camp. The saffron party’s candidate f...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.03.21

Binay Tamang camp of GJM fields relatively known faces from three hill seats

The Binay Tamang camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha fielded relatively known faces from three hill seats, purportedly to encompass “minority, youth and women empowerment” but said they wou...
By Vivek Chhetri in Mungpoo

West Bengal  /  Published 20.03.21

PIL challenges move to drop Bimal cases

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Calcutta High Court, challenging the state government’s decision to withdraw cases against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha founder president Bimal Gur...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.03.21

Bista raises hill solution in LS ahead of polls

Darjeeling MP Raju Bista raised two issues concerning north Bengal in Parliament in the past two days with observers projecting his speeches as his efforts to woo voters ahead of the Bengal Assembly e...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.21

Thapa lunch to woo hill communities

Gorkhaland Territorial Administration head Anit Thapa engaged in lunch diplomacy with chairpersons of development boards for various hill communities and termed the meeting “good”. The me...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.21

Gurung camp’s poll theme: Statehood

The youth wing of the Bimal Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to raise the Gorkhaland issue during the election campaign, an indication that the camp is running out of a core is...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.21

Thapa’s GTA term extended for 6 months

The Bengal government on Thursday extended the tenure of Anit Thapa-headed board of administrators at the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) for a further period of six months. The board of ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.21

Bimal sees political end for Binay and Anit

Bimal Gurung on Monday oozed confidence about his return to power despite the steady exodus of leaders from his camp, and predicted the end of the political road for Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa in the...
By Vivek Chhetri in Kurseong

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.21

Teacher under fire for bribe voice clip

The Darjeeling District School Board on Thursday filed a police complaint against Kamal Thapa, teacher-in-charge of Rohini Tea Primary School, after an audio clip purportedly of the teacher seeking mo...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.21

Anit seeks consensus on relief fund use

Anit Thapa, the chairman of the board of administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), has decided to convene a meeting of “all stakeholders” to decide on using the GTA Chai...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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