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Amit Shah at an election camping rally in Darjeeling in April 2019

Winning Darjeeling Lok Sabha Will Be Difficult For BJP In 2024, Says Ex-MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri

If both Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantrik Morcha and Hamro Party allies with the Trinamool Congress, it will be very difficult for the Bharatiya Janata Party to retain the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, says Harka Bahadur Chhetri.

19 July 2022

Will Shed My Blood But Never Allow Division Of Bengal: Mamata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that she is ready to shed her own blood if need be, to thwart such attempts to divide the state.


Bimal Gurung.

Bimal Gurung Urges Mamata Banerjee To Hold GTA Polls

In a letter to Banerjee, Gurung requested her "to put the GTA election in abeyance till the Memorandum of Proposal (MoP) submitted by the party to government is implemented.


Supporters of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha protesting for Gorkhaland state

Darjeeling Political Landscape: New Dawn Or Lull Before New Storm?

With two newly-formed parties at the helm of affairs that are promising to focus more on development than statehood struggle, old forces have a tough time ahead.

19 July 2022

Bimal Gurung.

Bimal Gurung Begins ‘Indefinite’ Hunger Strike To Press For GJM Demands

According to GJM sources, the MoP, among other suggestions, calls for honouring in letter and spirit the Memorandum of Agreement that was signed in 2011.


The Bengali Language Tale: From Dominant To Persecuted

In India’s East and Northeast, the fear of losing linguistic identity has often led to prolonged agitations and violence among communities which share many social and cultural affinities

29 May 2022

New Dawn In Darjeeling: Recent Developments Hint At Flourishing Of Multi-party Politics In The Hills

With two new parties sweeping polls on development planks instead of demand for statehood, older forces are having it tough

22 July 2022

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After North Bengal UT, BJP MLA Revives Gorkhaland Demand In Darjeeling

The GNLF, which was a dying force until a couple of years ago, is witnessing a revival, thanks to its partnership with the BJP

27 June 2021

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03 November 2020
Tamang Happy Over Meet With Mamata, But Bimal Gurung 'Closed Chapter'

Tamang Happy Over Meet With Mamata, But Bimal Gurung 'Closed Chapter'

Darjeeling does not want Gurung back, says Binoy Tamang


02 November 2020
The Man Who Came In From The Cold

The Man Who Came In From The Cold

Fugitive Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung resurfaces, stirs Bengal hill politics


22 October 2020
Bengal’s ‘Most Wanted’ Gorkhaland Leader Bimal Gurung Snaps Ties With BJP

Bengal’s ‘Most Wanted’ Gorkhaland Leader Bimal Gurung Snaps Ties With BJP

Bimal Gurung, key leader of a faction of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, announces decision to form an alliance with the TMC.


16 August 2019
Tremors Of J&K Rock Darjeeling Hills As Gorkhaland Agitators Now Want Their Pound Of Flesh

Tremors Of J&K Rock Darjeeling Hills As Gorkhaland Agitators Now Want Their Pound Of Flesh

Not only India's North-East, the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir has only buoyed the call for a separate Gorkhaland


06 August 2019
After RS Passed Bill To Turn J&K Into UT, Darjeeling's Demand For Separate Statehood Rekindles

After RS Passed Bill To Turn J&K Into UT, Darjeeling's Demand For Separate Statehood Rekindles

'We think this is the appropriate time for the Centre to make Darjeeling a Union territory with a legislature. We would soon start agitation over this,' Gorkha...


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11 June 2019
Mukul Roy's 'BJP Against Division Of Bengal' Remark Likely To Revive Gorkhaland Agitation

Mukul Roy's 'BJP Against Division Of Bengal' Remark Likely To Revive Gorkhaland Agitation

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy’s recent statement has kicked up a storm in the Darjeeling region in north Bengal.


17 April 2019
Darjeeling: A Political Bargaining Chip

Darjeeling: A Political Bargaining Chip

A section of the hill residents, however, feel short-changed by the BJP, which earlier showed sympathy towards the Gorkhaland agitation, but is coy about the...


25 March 2019
How Raju Bista's Candidature Is Fomenting Discontent In The Darjeeling Hills

How Raju Bista's Candidature Is Fomenting Discontent In The Darjeeling Hills

'How is Raju Bista?' is a question making the rounds in the politically fractured and strategically placed hills in Northern Bengal.


22 March 2019
Politics Of Relevance And The Bogey Of Gorkhaland

Politics Of Relevance And The Bogey Of Gorkhaland

Raising the bogey of Gorkhaland periodically, hill parties have tried to stay relevant in the hill politics, say analysts. However, no political party or...


19 March 2018
When The Mega Rally Of Annual Himalayan Drive Passed Through Darjeeling’s Politically Disturbed Terrain

When The Mega Rally Of Annual Himalayan Drive Passed Through Darjeeling’s Politically Disturbed Terrain

A semblance of peace has returned to Darjeeling but the tension still lurks.


16 March 2018
SC Rejects Formal GJM Leader Bimal Gurung's Plea Seeking Protection From Arrest

SC Rejects Formal GJM Leader Bimal Gurung's Plea Seeking Protection From Arrest

The GJM leader had claimed in the top court that he was being politically persecuted by the West Bengal government.


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26 February 2018
Former Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, Who Resigned From Trinamool Congress, Set To Join BJP?

Former Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, Who Resigned From Trinamool Congress, Set To Join BJP?

His departure from TMC can be seen in the light of further carrying out political aspirations in Sikkim-his home state.


16 October 2017
Home Ministry To Withdraw 1,000 Paramilitary Personnel From Protest-Hit Darjeeling

Home Ministry To Withdraw 1,000 Paramilitary Personnel From Protest-Hit Darjeeling

However, five additional companies of the CRPF will be in the hills to assist the state police force.


13 October 2017
Won't Allow Darjeeling To Turn Into Kashmir: Expelled GJM Leader Tamang

Won't Allow Darjeeling To Turn Into Kashmir: Expelled GJM Leader Tamang

A sub-inspector was shot dead and four policemen were injured in clashes allegedly with Gurung's supporters on Friday.


13 October 2017
Darjeeling: Sub-Inspector Killed, Several Policemen Hurt In Clashes With Bimal Gurung Loyalists

Darjeeling: Sub-Inspector Killed, Several Policemen Hurt In Clashes With Bimal Gurung Loyalists

The police team had gone to a forest to catch the leader of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha


06 October 2017
West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh Chased And Heckled In Darjeeling, Binay Tamang Condemns Attack

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh Chased And Heckled In Darjeeling, Binay Tamang Condemns Attack

On Thursday, Ghosh was allegedly chased and heckled by rebel GJM supporters, who gathered and raised slogans for saying 'no' to Gorkhaland.


27 September 2017
GJM Withdraws Indefinite Shutdown In Darjeeling After Rajnath's Appeal To Restore Normalcy

GJM Withdraws Indefinite Shutdown In Darjeeling After Rajnath's Appeal To Restore Normalcy

Rajnath Singh, earlier in a statement, said that the Centre was taking all possible steps to resolve the row through dialogue.


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