Roshan Giri’s peal to state education minister Partha Chatterjee

DARJEELING 5 July 2016 Gorkhaland Territorial Administration sabhasad Roshan Giri today said the state government has given a positive response to the demand for regularising teachers serving on voluntary basis in various high schools and higher secondary schools in the hills. Today, Giri and the three MLAs from the hills called on state education minister […]

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 […]

GJM Bimal Gurung upset with leaders, might reshuffle organisation

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Darjeeling, April 29: Bimal Gurung has expressed dissatisfaction with the functioning of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s municipal councillors and GTA Sabha members and said the organisation might be reshuffled from the grassroots level, said sources in the party. The Morcha president held a closed-door meeting with members of the party’s central committee and subdivisional committees […]

Regularize over 5,000 casual employees within a month – GTA to State govt.

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Darjeeling, Feb. 2: The GTA decided to “bulldoze” its way through to regularize the services of over 5,000 casual employees at the hill body by setting a time-frame of one month for the state government to do so, failing which the autonomous institution itself will appoint them.  “A resolution was passed today in the Sabha that […]

Bengal Invites GTA for Talks on Regularizing Over 5000 Casual Staff

Writes: Vivek Chhetri The Bengal government has invited the GTA for talks at Nabanna on January 29 to discuss the long-pending demand of the regularisation of jobs of over 5,000 causal employees at the hill body. “We received a communication yesterday saying the state government had called a meeting on January 29. The home secretary, […]

GTA to conduct 4 sessions like Assemblies and the Parliament

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Writes Vivek Chhetri Darjeeling, Nov. 27: The GTA Sabha today decided to hold four sessions similar to those in Assemblies and the Parliament from next year and invite the governor and the chief minister to address any of the meetings. Bhupendra Pradhan, the chairman of the GTA Sabha, said the decision had been taken at […]

GTA to form development boards for all hill communities – Bimal Gurung

Writes Vivek Chhetri Darjeeling, Sept. 20: Bimal Gurung today tried to outdo Mamata Banerjee in her game by announcing development boards for all hill communities, but his speech betrayed his worry about the apparent public acceptance the chief minister has garnered in some parts of the hills. “Enough is enough,” said the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha […]

Threats, Temptations, Patronage, and Gorkhaland

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Writes: NN Ojha Politics like human mind remains in a state of perpetual unrest. While human mind remains turbulent because of endless desires constantly beyond the capacity of human endeavors to fulfill, the turbulence of politics and politicians is primarily attributable to ever changing goals sought to be achieved and the means to be employed […]

Bimal Gurung directed Darjeeling Municipality to stop demolition drive

Gurung stops demolish drive Vivek Chhetri Darjeeling, Aug. 16: Bimal Gurung today directed Darjeeling municipality not to dismantle buildings above the stipulated height of 11.5m and said the height limit will be increased to 14.5m. Bimal Gurung directed Darjeeling Municipality to stop demolish drive The directive to stop pulling down illegal structures comes less than […]

Is GJM Aiming for RSS Route to Statehood?

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Vivek Chhetri The GTA Sabha along with a New Delhi-based organisation, Nepali Sanskriti Parisad (International), has decided to organise a symposium on Nepali culture in Darjeeling, where Indres Kumar, central executive member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has been invited as the chief guest. Sidharth Nath Singh, the BJP’s general secretary as well as the […]

GTA resolves to issue Gorkha certificate to Gorkhas Living Across India

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Writes: Vivek Chhetri The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha today passed a resolution to write to the Centre and the state to empower the chief executive of the GTA to issue Gorkha certificates not only to the residents of the Darjeeling hills but also to Gorkhas residing in the rest of the country. GTA resolves […]

GTA initiated Swaach Bharat Abhiyan in Darjeeling

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GTA (Gorkhaland Territorial Administration) initiated “Swaach Bharat Abhiyan” in Darjeeling to commemorate the 147th Birthy Anniversary of Sister Nivedita. GTA Chief Bimal Gurung, Darjeeling MP  SS Ahluwalia, Consulate General De France of Kolkata, Mr. Fabrice ETIENNE and Swami Nityasatyanda, Ramkrishna Mission Nievidta Educational & Cultutral Centre along with GTA sabha members were present in the event that was […]

State to Transfer departments to GTA and re-introduce three-tier panchayat system in Darjeeling

The Bengal chief secretary has convened a meeting with senior state government officials at Nabanna on Tuesday to discuss the transfer of departments to the GTA Sabha and re-introduction of three-tier panchayat system in the Darjeeling hills among other things. Meet on GTA at Nabanna The state government has to transfer 57 subjects that are […]

Police convoy at GTA headquarters uninformed, GTA to seek a report

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Darjeeling, July 4: A police convoy of seven cars arrived at the  Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, GTA administrative headquarters unannounced this morning and became a cause of consternation for the hill body’s leaders, who have said they would write to the state home secretary. Lal Khoti in Darjeeling GTA sources and leaders said the cars that arrived […]

GTA Sabha rejected a panel of two IAS officers sent by state government

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Darjeeling, July 3: The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha has rejected a panel of two IAS officers sent by the state government for the choice of principal secretary of the hill body and demanded more choices. This is the second time that the government and the GTA are locking horns over the appointment of the […]

GTA will not send delegation Delhi to meet Union home minister Rajnath Singh

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The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha has decided not to send a delegation to Delhi to meet Union home minister Rajnath Singh as announced earlier. The plan was to persuade Singh to call a tripartite meeting and also seek his intervention to reason with the state government over the independent functioning of the council. The […]

GTA’s claim on Jamuni land dispute

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VIVEK CHHETRI GTA claim on Jamuni land price Darjeeling, June 21: A GTA ( Gorkhaland Territorial Administration ) Sabha member today claimed that the hill body had given a compensation of Rs 8 lakh per acre and promised houses to two families which had parted with land for developing a tourism spot at Jamuni. Janmukti […]

GTA to introduce Battery Operated Cars on Mall Road Chowrasta

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Darjeeling: The tourism department of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha has decided to introduce battery-operated cars around Chowrasta Mall road in Darjeeling , the main promenade in town, in two months. Mall Road where the battery cars will run. (Suman Tamang) The Mall is a tourist hotspot and provides a stunning view of the Kanchenjungha. […]
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