Lets give it a final push: Granting ST status to Gorkhas

9:54 AM
Writes Swaraj Thapa There has been immediate, widespread reaction within the Gorkha community to the BJP led Central goverment’s decision to set up a high level secretarial committee to look into and recommend granting of Scheduled Tribe status to 11 Gorkha communities in India, much of it heartily welcoming the move but some doubting it. […]

State government not co-operating with the GTA – GJM to Governor

10:24 AM
Writes Vivek Chhetri Darjeeling, Feb. 5: The GTA today invited the governor to inaugurate two college buildings in the hills and address a session of the GTA Sabha at a time the hill body’s relations with the chief minister have touched an all-time low. A four-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha called on governor […]

Open debate between‬ Harka Bahadur Chettri and ‪Swaraj Thapa

7:39 AM
Much Hyped Debate An Exercise in Futility The much hyped debate between GTA’s “Chief Advisor” Mr. Swaraj Thapa and till recently GJM MLA from Kalimpong Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri was a downer, to say the least. We were expecting fireworks and revelation of the inner-workings of GJM, GTA and the associated Gorkhaland movement, what we […]

Swaraj Thapa GTA advisor called on by Asok Bhattacharya, Siliguri Mayor

11:52 PM
By A newsman Siliguri, 22 September: AMIDST the on-going upheaval in Darjeeling politics, the advisor to Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Swaraj Thapa on Tuesday called on the Siliguri Mayor and CPI-M leader Asok Bhattacharya. Thapa, who was a senior journalist with the Indian Express group in Delhi before joining the GTA as advisor in 2011, […]
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