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Raju Bista
West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.22

Bista seeks law for plantation land rights

Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista has demanded that the Centre frame a law for providing people with rights to the land on which they have been living in tea gardens and cinchona plantations in north Benga...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.22

BJP poll vow: Halt in border crimes

Issues like infiltration, smuggling, human trafficking, land grab and illegal mining found prominence in the BJP’s sankalp patra or manifesto ahead of the June 26 Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad poll...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

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 10.04.22

Bagdogra airport revamp

The Union civil aviation ministry has invited bids for preparing a master plan for the Bagdogra airport’s much-awaited expansion in two phases and executing the first one and set aside Rs 1,300 ...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.03.22

Bista promise on Siliguri smart city

Darjeeling’s BJP MP Raju Bista on Sunday said he was ready to take up the onus to include Siliguri under the Centre’s smart city mission and sought a letter from the Mamata Banerjee govern...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

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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

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 21.12.21

Bista slams state over tribal school

The Centre has approved establishment of an Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) in Kalimpong at a cost of Rs 16 crore but Darjeeling BJP MP Raju Bista has alleged that the state government is depr...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.21

Scan authority for imported plants

The Centre has decided to appoint a post-entry quarantine (PEQ) inspection authority in north Bengal to issue certificates for use of plants imported in the region. Floriculture and horticulture are ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.21

MP seeks national law on tea land

Raju Bista, the Darjeeling BJP MP, on Tuesday demanded in the Lok Sabha a national law for granting land rights to tea and cinchona plantation workers, literally snatching a topic from pro-Trinamul Co...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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