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Critics of NRC, including Left parties, have failed to question the founding principles of the exercise
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Critics of NRC, including Left parties, have failed to question the founding principles of the exercise

The issue here is that Sharjeel dared to question the Assam NRC, the detention camps and the general status quo that has emerged after the Assam Movement.

Citing 'preoccupations', Mamata Banerjee set to skip Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's all-party meeting to discuss lynching, SC/ST bills
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Citing 'preoccupations', Mamata Banerjee set to skip Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's all-party meeting to discuss lynching, SC/ST bills

Jagdeep Dhankhar has been engaged in a face-off with Mamata Banerjee and her party over a host of issues since assuming charge as the governor of the state

Bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir spurs Gorkhaland's statehood demand in Darjeeling Hills
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Bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir spurs Gorkhaland's statehood demand in Darjeeling Hills

More than the other new terms of engagement set by the Centre with Jammu and Kashmir it is the formation of a Union Territory (UT) for faraway Ladakh that has most animated political discourse revolving around a separate Gorkhaland state in the hills of West Bengal’s Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts

Gorkhaland issue: Stakes high for BJP as political restructuring in Darjeeling hills puts onus on Centre to treat decades-old sore
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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

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.

Lok Sabha Election: Mann Ghising forgets bitter past to upset Mamata Banerjee's Darjeeling plans, joins father's bete noire Bimal Tamang
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Lok Sabha Election: Mann Ghising forgets bitter past to upset Mamata Banerjee's Darjeeling plans, joins father's bete noire Bimal Tamang

Although this much was always expected, the sudden U-turn by Mann, the son of the founder-leader of the Gorkha National Liberation Front, Subhash Ghising, has surprised all.

Fear of arrest may have stalled Bimal Gurung's campaign, but Gorkhaland issue is back to reshape poll discourse in Darjeeling
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Fear of arrest may have stalled Bimal Gurung's campaign, but Gorkhaland issue is back to reshape poll discourse in Darjeeling

The outcome of the electoral contest for Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat will go a long way in determining the political future in the hills which has been framed by the Gorkhaland issue for more than three decades

Tough contest on cards for Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat as BJP faces Gorkha community's ire, TMC hopes to cash in
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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
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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.

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, GJM chief Binay Tamang ups ante; seeks more recognition and power for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration
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Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, GJM chief Binay Tamang ups ante; seeks more recognition and power for Gorkhaland Territorial Administration

Whether or not Binay Tamang's proximity with Mamata Banerjee could coalesce into an electoral alliance of the GJM and her Trinamool Congress in the coming parliamentary polls is the question doing the rounds in local political circles.

Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, uneasy calm over West Bengal hill districts as Mamata Banerjee, BJP up the ante
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Ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, uneasy calm over West Bengal hill districts as Mamata Banerjee, BJP up the ante

Calm has certainly returned to the hills but underlying it all swirl questions of the political future of the region as it negotiates the roadblocks ahead.

With singing competition 'Darjeeling Rising Stars', police hopes to regain residents' faith after Gorkha stir last year
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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
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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
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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.

Supreme Court dismisses Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in cases lodged against him in West Bengal
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Supreme Court dismisses Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in cases lodged against him in West Bengal

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed former GJM leader Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him in West Bengal.

Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling: West Bengal CM warns Centre not to assist anyone 'bent on sundering region'
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Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling: West Bengal CM warns Centre not to assist anyone 'bent on sundering region'

Making a strong pitch In Darjeeling for peace in the Hills, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urged the Centre on Tuesday “not to assist anyone” bent on sundering the region “into tiny bits” for minor electoral gain.

SC allows Centre to withdraw Central Armed Police Forces from Darjeeling after 8 March
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SC allows Centre to withdraw Central Armed Police Forces from Darjeeling after 8 March

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal's troubled Darjeeling area after 8 March, amid the state government's demand that they be kept for four more weeks.

Sikkim fomenting unrest in Darjeeling for its benefit, claims Mamata Banerjee; vows to arrange 'industrial meet' in Hills
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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.

Mamata Banerjee sidesteps demand for separate Gorkhaland, hints at revised arrangement for region
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Mamata Banerjee sidesteps demand for separate Gorkhaland, hints at revised arrangement for region

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 govt to support Gorkha Territorial Administration in development of north Bengal
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West Bengal govt to support Gorkha Territorial Administration in development of north Bengal

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government would provide all support to Gorkha Territorial Administration(GTA) and other development boards for the development of Darjeeling.