Ghosh, when asked about former NDA ally GJM's decision to support TMC, sought to know if the state government had withdrawn all charges against its leader Bimal Gurung
Bimal Gurung's GJM breaks ties with NDA; will support TMC in 2021 Bengal Assembly polls, says Gorkha leader
Gurung, on the run since 2017 following an agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling, said he took the decision as the BJP-led dispensation "failed to find a permanent political solution" for the Hills
Dilip Ghosh claims BJP not in favour of separate 'Gorkhaland', says party wants permanent political solution in Darjeeling hills
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said his party is not in favour of a Gorkhaland state and wants a permanent political solution in Darjeeling hills.
Gorkhaland issue: Stakes high for BJP as political restructuring in Darjeeling hills puts onus on Centre to treat decades-old sore
With the BJP having been given a clear mandate in the Darjeeling hills, the stakes for it in the region most certainly are now a notch higher, to say the least, considering that the party leads a government serving a second term at the Centre
Tough contest on cards for Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat as BJP faces Gorkha community's ire, TMC hopes to cash in
The Trinamool Congress has never won the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, but hopes to cash in this time around on the altered political narrative.
Mamata Banerjee pulls out all stops to ensure BJP loses Darjeeling seat: Binay Tamang's alliance admission puts wings in TMC chief's sails
Having thundered at a "United India" rally she had organised of 23 Opposition parties in Kolkata, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has pulled out all stops to ensure that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is defeated in the Darjeeling Lok Sabha, which with its own distinctive political dynamics, has become a fight for prestige for her.
With singing competition 'Darjeeling Rising Stars', police hopes to regain residents' faith after Gorkha stir last year
The local police organised 'Darjeeling Rising Stars' as part of a venture to rebuild people's confidence in the force after the Gorkhaland protests last year.
Bimal Gurung denies seeking meet with Mamata, intention to surrender in audio clip as Binay Tamang makes development pitch
Political discourse in West Bengal’s Darjeeling and Kalimpong has suddenly turned febrile with an audio clip of fugitive Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung emanating from an undisclosed location.
SC order dismissing GJM leader Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest could alter political calculus in hills
The Supreme Court has dismissed GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s petitions seeking protection from arrest. The ruling could alter the local political calculus.
Sikkim fomenting unrest in Darjeeling for its benefit, claims Mamata Banerjee; vows to arrange 'industrial meet' in Hills
In what could reopen old wounds over the political situation in the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused Sikkim of trying to foment trouble in the region.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused the neighbouring state of Sikkim of deliberately fueling unrest in the north Bengal hills.
Obliquely rejecting, yet again, the demand for a separate 'Gorkhaland', West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hinted on Tuesday of the possibility of a new administrative arrangement for the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited the Darjeeling hills on Tuesday after a gap of seven months and assured the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) of all cooperation for the welfare of the people.
West Bengal CID arrests GJM activist for allegedly attacking police during last year's Gorkhaland stir
The West Bengal CID on Wednesday arrested a GJM activist for his alleged involvement in an attack on the police during a procession.
Bimal Gurung's 'olive branch' fails to cut ice with Mamata Banerjee govt; deadlock likely to continue
The West Bengal government's response to an olive branch extended by GJM leader Bimal Gurung has been somewhat laconic and dismissive.
Mamata Banerjee skips Darjeeling hills visit twice in fortnight; for her, discretion is better part of valour
Mamata Banerjee chose not to visit the hills of Darjeeling, Kalimpong for the second time after skipping a tourism festival within the past fortnight.
Through much of 2017, the picturesque Darjeeling Hills – once a dreamy tourist gateway – simmered with violence over the revived demand for a separate Gorkhaland state.
Darjeeling toy train resumes operations after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland protests
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway resumed its full operations on Friday after 188 days of service suspension due to Gorkhaland agitation
Gorkhaland agitation: Amid Mamata Banerjee and Bimal Gurung's political battle, Darjeeling gears up for tourism, business festival
The wintry air is crisp in the Hills of West Bengal’s Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts but the haze of uncertainty is yet to clear from the political landscape. And it is in such surroundings that the local ruling dispensation, prodded on by the West Bengal government that has set it up, is taking recourse to staging a tourism festival as well as a first-time business meet there, both of which will not only be showcasing the region’s potentials as a destination for holiday-makers and investors alike but also, perhaps more critically, its claims of success in restoring normality after months of political turmoil sparked by a 104-day-long lock down to press for a separate “Gorkhaland” state.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung on Tuesday alleged in the Supreme Court that the West Bengal government was trying to "effectively end" the movement for a separate Gorkhaland by implicating its members in false cases.