West Bengal  /  Published 07.05.22

Gorkhas, Rajbanshis unhappy

Section of Gorkhas and Rajbanshis, the two major ethnic communities of north Bengal, have expressed disappointment with Union home minister Amit Shah’s visit as they did not receive any concrete...
By Vivek Chhetri and Main Uddin Chisti in Darjeeling

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 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 12.01.22

ST tag in 6 months: Bista

Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista said on Tuesday that the Narendra Modi government would declare 11 Gorkha communities as Scheduled Tribes and a decision would be taken in six months. “As far as th...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.12.21

BJP fans statehood cry, TMC dubs it ploy

The saffron camp’s Darjeeling MP Raju Bista is flagging the statehood demand of the Gorkhas in the Lok Sabha while other BJP leaders are proactively making statements to back similar demands rai...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.12.21

Hill solution seems a far cry

A response by Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai in Parliament on a query related to permanent political solution raised by Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi has triggered a fresh debat...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 12.10.21

Govt's tripartite meet to discuss ST status in hills

The demand to grant Scheduled Tribe status to 11 communities in the Darjeeling hills and Sikkim is likely to be discussed at the tripartite meeting that the Centre has convened in New Delhi on Tuesday...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.10.21

Gun salute: 140-year-old tradition of JAP Puja

The JAP personnel worship the goddess as Navadurga for nine days, beginning on the first day of devi paksha or the day Mahalaya is observed. There is no idol and they welcome the goddess under n...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi


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