PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 07:59 AM IST
The loss of GJM as an ally will hurt the BJP in the hills in next year’s polls.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 10:12 PM IST
The Kolkata Police did not try to arrest Bimal Gurung who is wanted under anti-terror law for the violence that rocked the Darjeeling hills in 2017, indicating the TMC leadership has taken a soft stand in the run-up to the assembly polls.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 08:01 AM IST
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Wednesday reiterated its demand for a separate Gorkhaland state comprising Darjeeling and its adjoining areas in a meeting with the minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy and Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The meeting will be attended by Darjeeling’s district magistrate S Ponnambalam, principal secretary of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration and the president of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s Bimal Gurung faction
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is the local autonomous body in the Darjeeling hills, which is headed by the Binoy Tamang-led faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that supports the Trinamool Congress
Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Siliguri | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 09:07 PM IST
The development has irked the TMC government and the Binoy Tamang faction of the GJM, whose leaders have been put in charge of the GTA by the state.
BJP backs Bengal’s bifurcation, says TMC after fugitive Gorkha leaders’ photo with J P Nadda goes viral
Hidustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
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.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 11:34 PM IST
‘Permanent political solution’ for the Darjeeling hills was the BJP’s electoral promise to the people of the North Bengal hills where the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state has often turned violent.
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 10:09 AM IST
Many pro-Gorkhaland political parties, including the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal Gurung faction), Gorkha National Liberation Front, All India Gorkha League and Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists were present.
Hindustan Times, SIliguri | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2019 05:12 PM IST
Raju Bista said the BJP was committed to finding a permanent solution to the crisis in the Darjeeling Hills where Gorkhas have been demanding a separate state called Gorkhaland.
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 05:19 PM IST
On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee cancelled her plans to attend the programme in Delhi on Thursday evening after invitations were sent to family members of 54 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers killed in Bengal over the past few years.
Hindustan Times, Darjeeling | By Pramod Giri
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.
By Pramod Giri
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.
Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2018 03:01 PM IST
A cess on tourists will not save them and their fragile ecosystem unless such steps are backed by strong regulation and implementation of existing laws
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2018 04:39 PM IST
The Darjeeling MP’s statement comes 11 months after the agitation in the north Bengal hills pressing for a separate state of Gorkhaland gradually subsided after a 104-day shutdown.
Hindustan Times, West Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2018 03:25 PM IST
Three IPS officers, including two who controlled pro-Gorkhaland agitation, rushed to Asansol and Raniganj where communal clashes flared up after Ram Navami processions on March 25. Local cable operators have been asked to stop telecast, internet services suspended and Section 144 imposed.