Darjeeling – another heritage gone, GTA pulls down Sailabash

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Darjeeling, May 31: Darjeeling’s rare connection with present-day Bangladesh and a part of the hill town’s rich history has been reduced to rubble. The GTA has pulled down Sailabash, the over-a-century-old summer retreat of the raja of Digapatia, to set up a modern hotel management institute and guesthouse in one of the last few available […]

Janmukti Asthayi Karmachari Sangathan confines GTA officials to their chambers at Lal Kothi

DARJEELING 15 Jun 2016 Members of the Janmukti Asthayi Karmachari Sangathan (JAKS), an umbrella organisation of casual workers, today confined the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration chief principal secretary and a sabhasad to their chambers at Lal Kothi pressing for enhanced incentives. More than 200 Group A and B employees comprising doctors, engineers, managers and curators of […]

Gorkhaland is only our Solution & “NOTA” is only our Option !

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Writes Gorkhas N Gorkhaland No Candidate Deserves My Vote! No State No Vote ! Beware of Vote ! Vote is our Enemy ! Gorkhaland is only our Solution & “NOTA” is only our Option ! NOTA, (None of the Above) also known as “against all”, is a ballot option in Indian electoral system, designed to […]

This Election: Why GJM?

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Writes Binu Sundas An interesting old video was posted today in my whatsapp, which shows Dr. H B Chettri addressing a meeting somewhere in the plains. He concludes his speech saying that we will work together, walk together and reach our destination together. Yes they have worked together as well as walked and is trying […]

Are Darjeeling, Kalimpong and the Dooars part of India?

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Writes: Former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar A group of Kathmandu-based Nepalese lawyers has filed a petition before the World Court at The Hague challenging India’s sovereignty over the Darjeeling hill areas. It bases its case on Article 8 of the Indo-Nepalese treaty of 1950 which cancels all previous “treaties and engagements” entered into between […]

Gorkhaland and the Curse of Political Invisibility

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Writes Mouli Banerjee I have the first thirty seconds of introduction to a new person, more often than not, well-rehearsed by now. I pronounce my name the way it was intended, receive a blank look, smile and say “Call me Molly.” They ask, “Are you from Kolkata?” “No,” I say, “I’m from Siliguri,” *wait for […]

All India Nepali Schedule Caste Association GTA Reservation Demand – Threaten Agitation

Writes: Vivek Chhetri The All India Nepali Schedule Caste Association today threatened to launch a dharna at Nabanna and a hunger strike after that if the state failed to start the process of amending the GTA Act in a month to provide seat reservation for the community in the hill body. Today, 1,000-odd members of […]


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Writes: Upendra “बाँस छ र नै मने छ… मने छ र नै बाँस… धन्न बाँस छ र मने बाँसुरी बजाउँदै हिड्छ… नत्र मने कसैको खुट्टा को काङ्ग्लिङ्ग बजाएर हिड्ने जोगी हुन्थ्यो होला” – सुवास घिसिंग in मने This quote from his book “Maney” – which I have tried my best to recollect from my memory […]

GNLF Subash Ghisingh’s silence has a political overtone

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Darjeeling, Aug 22: GNLF leaders today asserted that Subash Ghisingh’s silence had a political overtone and once he spoke up, there would be a “storm” that even the Centre couldn’t withstand. GNLF celebraes Accord Day -22 August in Darjeeling The comments made on the occasion of the DGHC Accord Day are seen as an effort […]

GNLF to hit street with slogan ‘DGHC pharkau, Darjeeling bachau’

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The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) is expected to hit the streets of the Darjeeling hills next week with the slogan ‘DGHC pharkau, Darjeeling bachau’ (Reinstate the DGHC to save Darjeeling). GNLF to hit street with slogan ‘DGHC pharkau, Darjeeling bachau’ Emerging out of its silence, the GNLF plans to press stage a number of […]

GNLF demands restoration of DGHC until Sixth Schedule

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The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has demanded the restoration of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) until the Sixth Schedule is implemented in the hills. The GNLF, putting forth the demand to the central and state government today, conducted an awareness campaign in Kalimpong by distributing handouts. The party’s women wing, Gorkha National Women’s […]

GNLF demands revival of the DGHC

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Emerging out of its self-imposed silence, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) is all set to press for its various demands and stage programmes across the hills. Among the party’s principal demands is the revival of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC), a constitutionally approved autonomous body, till the Sixth Schedule status is achieved. Gorkha […]

Kalimpong Farmers’ Welfare Association demands three-tire panchayat election

The Kalimpong Farmers’ Welfare Association (Kalimpong Krishak Kalyan Sangathan ) has demanded for a three-tire panchayat elections in the hills for the benefit of the rural populace. Association secretary Vishnu Chettri said the state government has neglected the rural areas of the hills from even providing the basic developments and is surprised the different political […]

Kurseong – Rohini Lake does not have a single drop of water

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The condition of Rohini Lake has deteriorated further ever since its water started receding in 2006. The lake gradually dried up and now does not even have a single drop of water. The place once used to get lots of visitors, but there is virtually nobody around these days. A view of the bone dry […]

GTA Sabha – Regularise ad hoc teachers, recognize junior high schools

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The GTA Sabha has asked the state to regularise the jobs of ad hoc teachers and recognise the junior high schools in the hills set up by the erstwhile DGHC, before setting up a School Service Commission in the hills. Roshan Giri, the GTA Sabha member in charge of education A school, after it is […]
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