British spy smuggled famous Darjeeling Tea from China in 1848 – Malcolm Ferris-Lay

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Darjeeling Tea  history – British tea expert Malcolm Ferris-Lay narrated a history of intrigue and industrial espionage in 1848 when the East India Co. sent a spy to China to smuggle out tea plants. These were later planted in Darjeeling and came to be globally famous as the unique “Darjeeling Tea”. Tea Planter with Tea […]

Darjeeling in the middle of political crossroads, squat of unity – Himalayan Talk

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HIMALAYAN TALK A great street sweeper who performed shoddily Darjeeling in the middle of crossroads, squat of unity If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all hosts of heaven and earth […]

Mahendra Lama’s interview with Hindustan Times

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The following is the exclusive interview of Dr Mahendra Lama with Hindustan Times in Darjeeling. In the interview Dr Lama talks about Gorkhaland for identity and development and Gorkhaland for strengthening national security. Mahendra Lama taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University and then headed Sikkim University. Now contesting as an independent, he spoke to HT at his […]

Jairam Ramesh against Gorkhaland and Bodoland but supports Vidharba

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Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has said that he supports formation of a separate Vidarbha state, but is opposed to the idea of carving out Gorkhaland and Bodoland. Union Minister Jairam Ramesh Ramesh, who had just days ago made a strong pitch for division of Uttar Pradesh, said that the state was ungovernable in its present […]

Bimal Gurung appeals Dr Mahendra P. Lama to support BJP

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GJM chief Bimal Gurung appeals  Dr Mahendra P. Lama an independent candidate to come forward and support BJP in this Lok Sabha (2014) election in Darjeeling constituency.Feeling the heat this time around in Darjeeling for Lok Sabha seat, GJM chief , Gurung calls for unity in the hill for the sake of Gorkhaland and support […]

Bimal Gurung – Mamata can kill me like Kishenji

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Bimal Gurung today said the Mamata Banerjee’s government could kill him like Maoist leader Kishen was gunned down by joint anti-rebel forces in West Midnapore. Gurung was speaking about alleged “state terror” during the hill agitation last year. Bimal Gurung – Mamata can kill me like Kishen “They can kill me like Kishen. This is […]

Government apathy and neglect across Darjeeling hills continues

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Rapid Action Force Occupy School – Children Forced to Study in the Open A glaring example of government apathy and neglect can be seen across Darjeeling hills, but none more prominently than in how our future i.e. our children are being treated by the government. [Photo: Himalaya Darpan] Since December 2013, Sunsari Primary School in […]

Shri S. S. Ahluwalia as BJP Darjeeling Lok Sabha candidate

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Shri S. S. Ahluwalia has been announced formally by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ( GJM) as the BJP candidate from Darjeeling constituency. Bimal Gurung the chief of GJM officially made an announcement that he would like to thank Shri Narendra Modi for nominating Shri S. S. Ahluwalia who is vice president of BJP as the […]

Limbus community to boycott the Lok Sabha election

The Limbus, who are demanding a development board for their community on the lines of the Lepcha Development Board, has announced their decision of boycotting the Lok Sabha election this time. Limbus community to  boycott the Lok Sabha election Speaking over phone from Kalimpong, Yakthung Shong Chumlung president ND Limbu confirmed the decision. He said, […]

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to support BJP in Lok Sabha election 2014.

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GJM (Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ) has finally declared that they would support BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha election 2014.The announcement was made in the social networking site, Facebook Official Fan Page of the Cheif of the GJM.The deligation headed by Bimal Gurung was in Delhi. Bimal Gurung – GJM Chief After meeting BJP President, […]

Bimal Gurung announced Rs300 crore projects – super-specialty hospitals and TB Sanitarium in Darjeeling and kalimpong

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In an apparently last minute effort before the election code of conduct sets in, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung late Tuesday night announced a slew of projects to be undertaken in the hills for which more than Rs300 crore has been approved. Bimal Gurung announced Rs300 crore projects Speaking at Bhanu Bhawan, the Gorkhaland […]

Gorkhaland committee only if Mamata agrees says Centre to GJM

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The Centre today told the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that its request for a committee to look into the Gorkhaland demand, on the lines of a similar panel on Bodoland, could be considered only if Mamata Banerjee agreed to it. Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who met a five-member Morcha delegation in Delhi today, later […]

Gunu Gharti: The ‘Idol’ of Mizoram Gorkhas

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Mizoram based social activist and recipient of several national awards and the first recipient of International Award from amongst the Mizoram Gorkhas, Dr. Gunu Gharti may not need introduction among the Mizos. Dr. Gunu Gharti The minority Gorkhas living in Mizoram are united and bonded firmly under the umbrella of Mizoram Gorkha Youth Association (MGYA). […]

Sunil Chhetri is on the verge of surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia’s record

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India and Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri is on the verge of surpassing Bhaichung Bhutia’s record of scoring most goals by an Indian in a single edition of the National Football League (NFL) or I-League. The Indian football icon scored 14 goals for JCT in the inaugural NFL season in 1996-97 and that tally is […]

North Bengal University (NBU) postponed exam dates

Undergraduate examinations in all 57 colleges affiliated to North Bengal University have been rescheduled and the tests would be held after the Lok Sabha elections. North Bengal University (NBU) postponed exam dates Sushanta Das, controller of examinations in NBU, said the undergraduate exams will begin on May 21 and end on July 11 (see chart). […]

Sikkim Political Violence Claims One More Life

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Twenty-three-year-old Arun Rai, a young supporter of the SDF party who was brutally beaten up and then pushed down a 100-feet cliff while he was returning from the 22nd Foundation Day celebrations of the SDF party on March 4 succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday night at the Central Referral Hospital in Gangtok. Rai was […]

After Telangana Centre moves to carve out Bodoland state from Assam

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Even as Telangana awaits its birth, the Centre has moved to examine another statehood demand, this time for carving a separate Bodoland state out of Assam. After Telangana Centre moves to carve out Bodoland state from Assam On Wednesday, the Union home ministry set up an expert committee to examine the viability of granting statehood […]

who silenced Gorkhaland?

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Was it Mamata Banerjee or local politicians who silenced Gorkhaland? Manata Banerjee in a recent interview claimed that her government handled the statehood demand of Gorkhaland better than how the central government dealt with the Telangana situation, which saw massive protests and violence in Andhra Pradesh. Mamata Banerjee also claims, it is due to her […]
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