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DARJEELING, 10 May 2017/--/Poster pasting by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in areas under Darjeeling municipality seeking votes for party candidates has come under the scrutiny of the district election commission, which has issued show-cause notices to the GJM assistant general secretary and the 32...

DARJEELING, 10 May 2017/--/Two cases of violation of the Model Code of Conduct by supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha were reported today in Kalimpong and Kurseong by the Darjeeling police. Amit Javalgi, the Darjeeling Superintendent of Police, said four persons were detained in Kalimpong for...

DARJEELING, 9 May 2017/--/The Gorkha National Liberation Front today said it would sever ties with the Trinamool Congress if the ruling party failed to look into the demand for including the hills under the ambit of Sixth Schedule. The party organised it first election public meeting in Darjeeling...

DARJEELING, 8 May 2017/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung, reacting to state minister Indranil Sen’s public remark asking the hill people to send the former packing to another district in six-foot trunks, said except God, no one else had the power to do so. At a public meeting on May...

MIRIK, 8 May 2017/--/Since his childhood, he was passionate about machines. When he talked of designing equipment, his parents never thought that what their son desired to do would come true one day. Nirupam Sharma (23) from Okayti Tea Estate has tasted success after getting a degree from the...

DARJEELING, 5 May 2017/--/Campaigning for party candidates in Darjeeling for the civic election that is expected to have an important bearing on the TMC’s prospects in the hills, All India Trinamool Youth Congress (AITYC) president Abishek Banerjee directed supporters to go all out to ensure a...

DARJEELING, 5 May 2017/--/Reacting to the Trinamool allegation of fund embezzlement in Darjeeling municipality, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri said work for various projects were in progress as per government regulations. Today, campaigning for party candidates in Darjeeling...

DARJEELING, 4 May 2017/--/The youth front of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has written to the President seeking the dissolution of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and the creation of a separate Gorkha state. The Gorkha Janmukti Yuwa Morcha also announced it would neither participate...

DARJEELING, 3 May 2017/--/The hill Trinamool Congress today lodged a complaint with the municipal returning officer accusing Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung of distributing government schemes in Mirik sub-division in violation of the Model Code of Conduct in place. TMC leaders and...

DARJEELING, 2 May 2017/--/The Trinamool Congress leadership is not leaving things to chance, and on directives from Kolkata, senior party leaders have started camping in the hills to ensure maximum impact before the four civic bodies go to the polls on May 14. Tourism minister Gautab Deb arrived...

DARJEELING, 28 Apr 2017/--/As matters reach their business end, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the Trinamool Congress are going all out to woo voters, with candidates and senior party leaders entering into full-fledged campaign mode for the May 14 municipal election in the hills. The local body...

DARJEELING, 27 Apr 2017/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today said disciplinary action would be taken against those who were not given tickets by the party and were contesting the municipal election as independents without seeking consent. Gurung issued the warning while...

DARJEELING, 24 Apr 2017/--/Taking the opportunity of the forthcoming municipal election, Mankind in Action for Rural Growth (MARG), a Darjeeling-based NGO, has appealed to various political parties contesting the polls to include the issue of human trafficking, forced labour and safety of children...

DARJEELING, 24 Apr 2017/--/A delegation of the Federation for New States (FNS) who arrived in Darjeeling today has claimed the Centre has made up its mind to create new states in 2019. The members urged political parties of the hills to unite under one voice to achieve separate statehood. The FNS...

DARJEELING, 21 Apr 2017/--/The TMC and the GNLF may have entered into a seat sharing agreement for next month's municipality election, but the latter appears to be have secured a smaller share. Meanwhile, the Jan Andolan Party, which is expected to give stiff competition, will only be fielding some...

DARJEELING, 20 Apr 2017/--/The Trinamool Congress has fielded party heavyweights as candidates for the municipality election. Today the party announced 14 candidates from Darjeeling and seven from Kalimpong. The heavyweight candidates include hill TMC working president N.B. Khawas from ward 20, ...

DARJEELING, 19 Apr 2017/--/Candidates of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha have started filing their nomination papers beginning today, setting the ball rolling for the expected heated election to the four civic bodies of the hills on May 14. GJM president Bimal Gurung had a word of caution for the new...

DARJEELING, 18 Apr 2017/--/Krishna Chhetri, a former spokesperson for the All India Gorkha League, and now president of the newly floated Gorkha Jankalyan Party, today said his party would not contest the municipality election and instead go for the NOTA (none of the above) option, as a mark of...

DARJEELING, 17 Apr 2017/--/With the official notification for the municipality elections in the hills out today confirming the day as May 14, the Trinamool Congress and the Gorkha National Liberation Front announced an alliance in Kurseong. The two sides said they would field respective candidates...

DARJEELING, 14 Apr 2017/--/Notwithstanding the escalating tensions with India over the visit of the Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, China says it is keen to ensure its ties with India remain cordial. Today, Ma Zhanwu, the consular general in Kolkata of the People’s Republic of China, extended...

DARJEELING, 14 Apr 2017/--/Darjeeling town has been put under video surveillance in its entirety to give the police more eyes to monitor hit and run, robbery and public nuisance cases. Today, the Darjeeling police installed 65 CCTV cameras in strategic locations including in the approach roads to...

DARJEELING, 12 Apr 2017/--/The protest against the state government constructing tourism infrastructure at Tiger Hill gained momentum with the Jan Andolan Party organising dharnas in Kolkata and in different parts of the Darjeeling hills today. JAP leaders alleged the state government was being...

DARJEELING, 12 Apr 2017/--/Alleging corruption in the Darjeeling municipality over distribution of the housing scheme to beneficiaries, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the civic body office and submitted a deputation to the administrator. Hill TMC working president N.B....

DARJEELING, 11 Apr 2017/--/Once a favoured destination for filmmakers, it seems Darjeeling is back on track as teams from Bollywood and Tollywood have begin making a beeline here to capture the beauty of the place in celluloid. The latest to join the bandwagon, which could turn out to be a...

DARJEELING, 10 Apr 2017/--/Come May 7 and you could be a part of a record breaking attempt to run with the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, from the highest railway station the country through meandering roads with the magnificent Kanchenjunga over the shoulder. Besides that, to bring a carnival feel...