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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung is scheduled to address rally in Siliguri on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung to address mega rally in Siliguri on Sunday

By Pamod Giri | Hindustan Times, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:01 PM IST
The rally has been planned to mark Bimal Gurung’s return to Bengal’s Darjeeling district after three and a half years.
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Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday inaugurated three schools built under Indian assistance in Nepal’s Gorkha district, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.(PTI file)
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday inaugurated three schools built under Indian assistance in Nepal’s Gorkha district, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.(PTI file)

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla inaugurates 3 schools built under Indian assistance in Nepal’s Gorkha district

By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday inaugurated three schools built under Indian assistance in Nepal’s Gorkha district, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake.
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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung surfaced last month after remaining underground for three and a half years.(HT PHOTO)
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung surfaced last month after remaining underground for three and a half years.(HT PHOTO)

Bimal Gurung to address supporters in Siliguri but Darjeeling visit uncertain

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan times, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:08 PM IST
Bimal Gurung who had allied with the BJP previously has junked the saffron party saying it was not sincere in fulfilling its promises to find a permanent political solution to the Gorkha issue.
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A team deployed from the area’s police office in Bhimphedi fished out his body from the river and sent it to Hetauda hospital.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
A team deployed from the area’s police office in Bhimphedi fished out his body from the river and sent it to Hetauda hospital.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Nepalese scribe who reported on Chinese encroachment found dead

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, Kathmandu, Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 04:52 AM IST
The 50-year-old journalist’s body was found on the banks of Bagmati river near the hydropower project area in Mandu, Himalayan Times quoted the spokesperson at Makwanpurdistrict police office (DPO) as saying, according to an ANI report.
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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) founder Bimal Gurung who went underground more than two years ago after Bengal Police booked him for violence during the agitation for Gorkhaland in Darjeeling in 2017, reportedly attended the wedding of BJP chief J P Nadda last month.(HT File Photo)
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) founder Bimal Gurung who went underground more than two years ago after Bengal Police booked him for violence during the agitation for Gorkhaland in Darjeeling in 2017, reportedly attended the wedding of BJP chief J P Nadda last month.(HT File Photo)

BJP backs Bengal’s bifurcation, says TMC after fugitive Gorkha leaders’ photo with J P Nadda goes viral

By Pramod Giri | Hidustan Times, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 09:07 AM IST
TMC alleged that the BJP was sheltering those wanted by the police for leading a violent statehood movement seeking to carve a separate state of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during her party’s protest dharna against CAA, NPR and NRC in Kolkata, on January 16.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during her party’s protest dharna against CAA, NPR and NRC in Kolkata, on January 16.(PTI Photo)

Pro-BJP Gorkha parties support Mamata Banerjee’s drive against citizenship act, say ‘it will harm our people’

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Siliguri
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 09:42 AM IST
Exclusion of an estimated 1 lakh names belonging to the Gorkha community from the NRC in Assam had triggered panic in Darjeeling last year.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday targeted the Narendra Modi government for the second time since the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday targeted the Narendra Modi government for the second time since the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam(PTI)

Mamata intensifies attack on Centre, highlights Gorkhas’ exclusion from list

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:47 AM IST
After raising the issue of exclusion of Bengali-speaking people on Saturday, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief on Sunday expressed shock over exclusion of members of the Gorkha community. “Earlier I was not aware of the full NRC fiasco.
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Gorkhaland envisages a separate state for Gorkhas in the hills of North Bengal and some parts of the foothills as well. For the Gorkhas, it is an aspiration but the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee, as well as other parties from the plains are completely opposed to it. (Image used for representational purpose).(AFP PHOTO)
Gorkhaland envisages a separate state for Gorkhas in the hills of North Bengal and some parts of the foothills as well. For the Gorkhas, it is an aspiration but the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee, as well as other parties from the plains are completely opposed to it. (Image used for representational purpose).(AFP PHOTO)

Ahead of Darjeeling Assembly bypoll, BJP plays Gorkhaland card

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Darjeeling
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 06:52 PM IST
Polling for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency ended on April 18, but a by-poll for the assembly constituency (by the same name) will be held on May 19.
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In 2017 Darjeeling and the north Bengal hills went through a 104-day shutdown demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
In 2017 Darjeeling and the north Bengal hills went through a 104-day shutdown demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland.(AFP FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP promises solution for Gorkha issue in Bengal, but skirts Gorkhaland

UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 10:27 AM IST
The Nepalese community in the north Bengal hills has been demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland but the BJP manifesto did not mention it.
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Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 722 ambulances and 142 buses to various organisations across Nepal to expand access to healthcare and educational services in Nepal.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Since 1994, the Government of India has gifted 722 ambulances and 142 buses to various organisations across Nepal to expand access to healthcare and educational services in Nepal.(PTI/ Representative Image)

India gifts 30 ambulances, 6 buses to Nepal on Republic Day

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 04:50 PM IST
India’s Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over keys of the ambulances and buses to the recipient organisations amid celebrations in Indian Embassy premises, Katmandu on Saturday.
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People verify the National Register of Citizens (NRC) forms to file claims and objections at an NRC centre in Guwahati.(PTI File)
People verify the National Register of Citizens (NRC) forms to file claims and objections at an NRC centre in Guwahati.(PTI File)

Assam government to stop marking Gorkhas as foreigners

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Guwahati
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 12:07 AM IST
In July, the All Assam Gorkha Students Union had submitted a memorandum to home minister demanding relief for the Gorkha community as they were being marked as D Voters and facing harassment at the tribunals in Assam.
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GJM’s founder, Bimal Gurung who spearheaded last year’s movement for a separate state for Gorkhas, ended the 104-day strike in the hills after Union home minister Rajnath Singh appealed to him on September 26 2017 and promised a meeting to discuss the statehood demand. But that meeting never took place.(ADP File Photo)
GJM’s founder, Bimal Gurung who spearheaded last year’s movement for a separate state for Gorkhas, ended the 104-day strike in the hills after Union home minister Rajnath Singh appealed to him on September 26 2017 and promised a meeting to discuss the statehood demand. But that meeting never took place.(ADP File Photo)

Union home secretary to meet followers of absconding Darjeeling Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung on Oct 5

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Siliguri
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 11:17 PM IST
Charged under several sections of anti-terror law and wanted by the Mamata Banerjee government, Bimal Gurung and a few other top leaders have been on the run since last year.
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