The West Bengal government has decided to hold election for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), an autonomous body to administer Darjeeling, in June this year
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.
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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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GJM suspends Bimal Gurung and 13 other party leaders, elects chief coordinator Binay Tamang as new president
GJM on Monday suspended fugitive party chief Bimal Gurung for six months and elected GJM chief coordinator Binay Tamang as the new president.
Gorkhaland agitation: GJM councillors in Darjeeling and Kurseong extend support to Binay Tamang's rebel faction
17 GJM councillors in Kurseong Municipality and 22 GJM councillors in the Darjeeling Municipality have extended their support to Binay Tamang's faction.
A Trinamool Congress leader was injured and his house partially damaged when alleged GJM activists flung a petrol bomb at the residence in the early hours of Friday, officials said
The West Bengal government on Thursday accepted Bimal Gurung's resignation from the post of chief executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) — the development board in the north Bengal hills.
Darjeeling violence: Challenges ahead for Mamata as demand for Gorkhaland remains relevant even after a century of protests
The Gorkhaland demand has continued to remain in the hearts of each Gorkhali individual, not just in the proposed Gorkhaland region, but across India.
In reference to anti-Gorkhaland protests in Siliguri, Left Front leaders said raising racist slogans against a certain community is disrespectful to the martyrs who fought for unity in the hills
Amid the ongoing indefinite shutdown in the West Bengal hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leadership on Sunday said there will be "partial relaxation for 12 hours" on Monday for the Muslim community to observe Eid.
Darjeeling unrest: GJM chief Bimal Gurung and 43 others resign from GTA, demand CBI probe into police firing
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Friday stepped down as the chief executive of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), media reports say.