I am working with Hindustan Times since 2001 and am posted in Siliguri, West Bengal, as Principal Correspondent. I have been regularly covering vast area of northern parts of West Bengal, Sikkim and parts of Nepal and Bhutan.
- The GJM factions, led by Bimal Gurung and Binoy Tamang, are allies of the TMC but both groups said they would contest each other even if that leads to a triangular contest with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the fray.
- Lama was being considered as the GJM candidate for the Kalimpong assembly seat in the coming polls later this month.
- The process of withdrawal of the cases against him, his supporters and GJM general secretary Roshan Giri has started, said lawyers in Darjeeling.
- The Congress and the CPI (M) have described the Centre and the TMC government's financial packages for tea garden workers as indirect bribe for voters before the assembly polls.
- The GJM said the All India Gorkha Assembly should be a pan-India statutory development body and all elected people’s representatives from the community should be its members.
- “The latest amendments would usher in true democracy in grassroots governance,” said chief minister Prem Singh Tamang.
- Anit Thapa refuted the portal's claim and claimed it was a conspiracy.
- The BJP was finding it difficult to set up a new base in the north Bengal hills because of the lack of local leaders.