'Audit for GTA in Darjeeling every year, previous transgressions to be probed': Governor

GTA, a semi-autonomous body which administers Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong sub-divisions, was formed in 2011.

published on : 14th July 2022

'Peace, stability in Darjeeling shouldn't be disturbed': Mamata

Banerjee, who was speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-elected board members of the GTA, assured the people of Darjeeling that the state government would extend all support.

published on : 12th July 2022

Bimal Gurung on fast, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha urges Mamata to consider demands 

Gurung has been on hunger strike at the GJM's office in Singamari in Darjeeling since Wednesday.

published on : 27th May 2022

Bimal Gurung begins 'indefinite' hunger strike to press for GJM demands

He had last week urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to defer the polls until the Memorandum of Proposal (MoP) submitted by the GJM was implemented in the hills.

published on : 25th May 2022

Gorkhaland long-term vision to be achieved non-violently; focus on good governance now: Ajoy Edwards

Ajoy Edwards claimed that the approach to achieve Gorkhaland has been a wrong one since the beginning, and called for a pan-India sympathy for the cause.

published on : 15th May 2022

Mamata holds meeting with representatives of hill parties, says GTA polls to be held soon

The GJM, at the meeting, dropped its long-standing demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland and instead sought a political solution within the state.

published on : 28th March 2022

GJM drops Gorkhaland demand, seeks political solution within Bengal

During the day, a GJM delegation, along with members of Hamro Party, held a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a scheduled five-day visit to North Bengal.

published on : 28th March 2022

Former GJM leader Binay Tamang joins Trinamool ahead of GTA polls

Rohit Sharma, an ex-legislator of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), also followed suit. Both of them were handed over TMC flags by state ministers Moloy Ghatak and Bratya Basu.

published on : 24th December 2021

Protests in 2017 that saw people take to the streets and fight for their rights

India saw a lot of resistance in 2017, the public went against the government to make things go their way.

published on : 3rd January 2018

West Bengal moots talks with Sikkim to nab GJM supremo Bimal Gurung

The state had accused its northern neighbour of giving shelter to the GJM supremo who is wanted in several cases including Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) (UAPA), murder, rioting and arson.

published on : 24th October 2017

Massive manhunt for GJM supremo Gurung in Darjeeling hills: West Bengal Police

Gurung has been evading arrest since August when cases were lodged against him under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in several bomb blasts in Darjeeling

published on : 21st October 2017

Won't allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir, says Expelled GJM leader Binay Tamang

Tamang blamed party supremo Bimal Gurung for violence in the hills and said the people of the region "will not allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir".

published on : 13th October 2017

West Bengal government forms BoA to look into development of Darjeeling hills

The move, the CM Mamata Banerjee hoped, will be welcomed by the people of the Hills though a few may not like it personally.

published on : 20th September 2017

GJM to formulate alternative strategies for Gorkhaland demand: Binay Tamang

Ousted Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang on Thursday asserted that the fight for Gorkhaland state would continue but appealed for withdrawal of the three-month-old shutdown. 

published on : 14th September 2017

GJM urges Rajnath Singh to begin tripartite talks on Gorkhaland

The GJM representatives said the onus to initiate the talks on Gorkhaland lay with the Centre as Mamata has already declared that creation of a separate state is beyond her jurisdiction

published on : 9th September 2017

Ousted GJM leader Binay Tamang asks missing chief Bimal Gurung to lead Gorkhaland movement

Ousted leader Binay Tamang on Sunday challenged GJM chief Bimal Gurung to "come out of hiding" and lead the Gorkhaland movement from the front.

published on : 3rd September 2017

80 days of Gorkhaland movement: Tourism down, schools shut, tea gardens inactive; Spirits still up

July, August and September are the peak months when most tourists visit the hill station. But since the strike and the total shutdown, the tourism sector has been completely affected.

published on : 2nd September 2017

Gorkha agitation enters 80th day; massive hunt underway for GJM chief Bimal Gurung

The police had yesterday issued a lookout notice against the GJM chief for his alleged involvement in various cases, including a bomb blast in Kalimpong police station which killed one volunteer.

published on : 2nd September 2017

Mamata Banerjee meets Darjeeling parties, requests them to call off strike; says talks positive

The chief minister held talks with political parties of Darjeeling hills and requested them to withdraw the indefinite bandh.

published on : 29th August 2017

Gorkhaland unrest feeding China’s interests

China could exploit the unrest between the Gorkhas and the Bengal government to fuel unrest in the Northeast.

published on : 28th August 2017
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