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TMC suffers double blow in Darjeeling: Outcome of LS election, Assembly bypoll underlines potency of Gorkha identity issue
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TMC suffers double blow in Darjeeling: Outcome of LS election, Assembly bypoll underlines potency of Gorkha identity issue

If a silent majority — which had its share of discontent over Mamata's aspirations to chart a new future for Darjeeling — was awaiting a chance to speak, it may have found a voice in the recent Assembly bypoll and Lok Sabha election, in which BJP was rewarded with resounding victories.

Lok Sabha Election: From Amit Shah's NRC promise to Mamata's identity safeguard guarantee, BJP and TMC go all out to woo Gorkhas
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Lok Sabha Election: From Amit Shah's NRC promise to Mamata's identity safeguard guarantee, BJP and TMC go all out to woo Gorkhas

A sub-plot not to be missed to the electoral saga unfolding in Darjeeling will be the contest between the Banerjee-backed Binay Tamang-led faction in the GJM and its rival BJP- supported Bimal Gurung camp.

Six killed after helicopter crashes in central Nepal; reaching crash site 'challenging' due to lack of road access
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Six killed after helicopter crashes in central Nepal; reaching crash site 'challenging' due to lack of road access

The Kathmandu-bound helicopter was carrying six passengers, including a Japanese trekker, when it lost contact with air traffic control in Nepal.

Mamata Banerjee's proposal to rename West Bengal 'Bangla' may stir hornet's nest in the Darjeeling, Kalimpong hills
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Mamata Banerjee's proposal to rename West Bengal 'Bangla' may stir hornet's nest in the Darjeeling, Kalimpong hills

The West Bengal government needs to walk the extra distance towards assuaging any anxieties that its move to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ might have caused.

Himachal polls: Tired of 'promises' by Congress and BJP, Gorkhas in Dharamsala field independent candidate Ravinder Rana
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Himachal polls: Tired of 'promises' by Congress and BJP, Gorkhas in Dharamsala field independent candidate Ravinder Rana

Gorkhas in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala constituency are a dissatisfied lot as far as political representation is considered

Kolkata court discharges GJM chief Bimal Gurung in Madan Tamang murder case
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Kolkata court discharges GJM chief Bimal Gurung in Madan Tamang murder case

A city court on Thursday discharged Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case and directed that charges be framed against 47 other accused.

Arunachal Pradesh gorkhas march in support of Darjeeling movement, say they are doing it for identity
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Arunachal Pradesh gorkhas march in support of Darjeeling movement, say they are doing it for identity

Gorkhas in Arunachal Pradesh brought out a rally on Saturday evening in support of the ongoing movement in Darjeeling hills for the creation of a separate Gorkhaland state.

Gorkhas in Mumbai express solidarity with statehood stir, criticise West Bengal govt
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Gorkhas in Mumbai express solidarity with statehood stir, criticise West Bengal govt

Hundreds of Gorkhas living in the city on Thursday gathered at Azad Maidan and expressed solidarity with the ongoing agitation in Darjeeling hills in West Bengal for a separate Gorkhaland state

Darjeeling unrest: Violence continues in the region as home ministry deploys more security personnel
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Darjeeling unrest: Violence continues in the region as home ministry deploys more security personnel

Violence continued in West Bengal as GJM supporters went on a rampage torching public properties after a police raid on party chief Bimal Gurung's house

Gorkhas demand reservation under OBC category
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Gorkhas demand reservation under OBC category

The delegation complained that in many states Gorkhas are sometimes seen as foreigners or illegal settlers or non-locals.

Dying in slow motion: The greater horror of Nepal earthquake is now underway
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Dying in slow motion: The greater horror of Nepal earthquake is now underway

As rescuers struggle to work through the impossibly large tracts of devastation, the plight of those who survived the quake is becoming more and more desperate.

Nepal PM faces ire of earthquake victims; death toll tops 6,000
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Nepal PM faces ire of earthquake victims; death toll tops 6,000

Protests greeted Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in relief camps as anger spilled over to the streets with people seizing food and water supplies, four days after a devastating quake claimed over 6,000 lives.

Jaya Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali: Col Rai's daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation
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Jaya Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali: Col Rai's daughter shouts Gorkha war cry at his cremation

The daughter of Col MN Rai cries as she salutes to pay her last respect to his mortal remains during his cremation in the Delhi Cantonment on Thursday. Rai's 11-year-old daughter choked up as she shouted her father's regiment's old battle cry, then raised her right hand to salute him for the last time as she burst out in tears. Rai killed by militants on Tuesday in Kashmir.