SS Ahluwalia’s appointment as minister of state – opinions and reactions

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DARJEELING 5 Jul 2016 Darjeeling MP Surendra Singh Ahluwalia’s promotion as a minister of state and induction into the Union cabinet – the first instance for a Member of Parliament from Darjeeling since Independence – has brought mixed reactions from political parties of the hills. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha welcomed Ahluwalia’s induction, saying it reflected […]

4 Gorkha candidates vie for 3 reserved seats in Dooars

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Pramod Giri, HT, 14 Apr 2016, Kolkata: Vishal Lama, Usha Tamang, Padam Lama and Ganesh Lama may or may not win the Assembly elections. But they are the lucky ones to represent their community for the first time in the Dooars region of Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts where most seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes. […]

Gorkhas So far…: No Land’s Wo/men in India (Part-III)

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Writes Tikendra Kumar Chhetry Department of Peace and Conflict Studies Sikkim University “I believe slogans like Bharat ki barbaadi or Gorkhaland should be treated as an attack on the integrity of India. I can’t say whether its sedition or not but its definitely an attack on India and steps should be taken to curb it.” […]

Democratic Front in Darjeeling formed, support CBI probe in Madan Tamang case

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In early 2000, the All India Gorkha League(AIGL), the Communist Party Revolutionary Marxist(CPRM) and a few other parties in the hills of  Darjeeling had come together to form under the leadership of Madan Tamang the People’s Democratic Front(PDF) against the highhandedness of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF). The PDF did not last long, but […]

Mahendra P Lama filed his nomination, closed doors for tie-up with BJP-GJM

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Noted academician and president of the newly floated Darjeeling-Dooars United Development Foundation, Mahendra P Lama, filed his nomination today as an Independent candidate, closing all doors for a tie-up with the BJP-GJM in Lok Sabha election 2014. Mahendra P Lama on his way to file his nomination as an Independent candidate As has been seen […]

All India Gorkha League (AIGL) memorandum on Gorkhaland to President and Prime minister

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All India Gorkha League Party has sent a memorandum to the honorable President and Prime minister of the country to create a separate state of Gorkhaland. Party general secretary Pratap Khati has sent the memo congratulating UPA Govt move for full filling the long cherish demand and aspiration of Telangana at the same time the […]

Madan Tamang murder case bail pleas rejected

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Calcutta, Jan. 29: Calcutta High Court today rejected the bail pleas of 13 Gorkha Janmukti Morcha members accused in the Madan Tamang murder case as the CBI probe has not ended yet. Madan Tamang Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee said: “The process of inquiry into the Madan Tamang murder case is still in progress. So the […]
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