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Hold your horses, Bengal minister tells taxi, bus owners (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) As bus, minibus and taxi operators in West Bengal threatened an indefinite strike if fares were not immediately raised in the wake of the abrupt ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland team meets Bengal governor


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 IANS) A delegation comprising the elected representatives of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) called on West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan here Wednesday to discuss development issues of the ... Read more...

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All CPI-M candidates pull out of Gorkhaland polls


July 12th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 12 (IANS) All Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidates Thursday withdrew from the fray for the July 29 elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West ... Read more...

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GJM candidates only ones in fray in about half of GTA seats


July 12th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 11 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) seems to have an edge in the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for ... Read more...

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Decision on territorial polls Saturday, says GJM


June 28th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) would decide Saturday on whether the party would take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held ... Read more...

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Woman killed over a goat in Bengal


June 7th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) Enraged over a neighbour's goat nibbling some plants in his garden, a man battered to death the owner of the animal in West Bengal's south Dinajpur ... Read more...

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Two-day taxi strike in Kolkata from June 6


May 24th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Commuters in Kolkata will face a tough time on the roads with the biggest union of taxi operators calling a 48-hour strike from June 6 demanding ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling (Lead)


April 22nd, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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GJM boycotts Mamata meets in Darjeeling


April 22nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam ... Read more...

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GJM pitches for hills’ representation in Rajya Sabha


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, asked for representation from the Darjeeling Hills in the Rajya Sabha."We ... Read more...

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Easy win for Mumbai Marines in WSH


March 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Playing their third match in four days, a tired and jaded Chennai Cheetahs went down 2-4 to a resurgent Mumbai Marines in the Bridgestone World Series ... Read more...

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Darjeeling Gorkhas hope hill council will get a nod


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kalimpong (West Bengal), March 2 (IANS) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Friday said it is hopeful that the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Bill will get presidential assent within the next ... Read more...

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Tripura Congress holds sit-in fast to press demands (Lead, superseding earlier story)


February 9th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 9 (IANS) Tripura Congress leaders, led by opposition leader Ratan Lal Nath, Thursday began a fast for 30 hours to press for their 15-point demands, including a high ... Read more...

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Congress leaders fast in Tripura


February 9th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 9 (IANS) Tripura Congress members, led by leader of opposition Ratan Lal Nath, Thursday began a fast for 30 hours in front of the Congress Bhavan here to ... Read more...

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GJM threatens to renew Gorkhaland demand


February 9th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 9 (IANS) Tempers are again rising in the hills of West Bengal, with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to renew its agitation for a separate ... Read more...

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‘India needs to hike yield of pulses’


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Stating that yield per hectare of pulses in India is low compared to the world average, the country's apex body of pulses and grains industry and ... Read more...

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Heartbreak of search and rescue at Himalayan heights


October 19th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Retrieving the fuselage of a crashed aircraft in the rugged, cold and inhospitable terrain of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district is quite challenging, government officials ... Read more...

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IAF MiG-29 crashes in Himachal, no sign of wreckage


October 19th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley during a night flying exercise but the wreckage is yet to be ... Read more...

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Czech paraglider rescued from Himachal hills


October 12th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 11 (IANS) A 27-year-old Czech woman paraglider, who was reported missing in the hills of Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Lahaul valley, was rescued Tuesday evening, police said."Zuzana Sulcova was ... Read more...

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Gurung asks Mamata for Rs.1,000 crore quake aid


October 11th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 10 (IANS) Describing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a mother to the people of the Darjeeling hills, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung Monday ... Read more...

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Rally to celebrate Darjeeling accord


July 21st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 21 (IANS) Around 8,000 Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters took part in a rally here Thursday to celebrate the signing of the Darjeeling tripartite agreement on the creation ... Read more...

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Day after accord, GJM harps on Gorkhaland


July 19th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 19 (IANS) A day after signing the tripartite agreement for the creation of the autonomous development council Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ... Read more...

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Darjeeling pact signed amid euphoria and protests (Roundup)


July 18th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) A tripartite agreement on the trouble-torn Darjeeling hills in northern West Bengal was signed Monday between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the ... Read more...

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Euphoric celebrations mark inking of Darjeeling accord


July 18th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal) July 18 (IANS) "Kya aap khush hain? (Are you happy?)", the question posed to hundreds of locals, mostly Gorkhas, by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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New agency vital for Darjeeling people’s identity: Gurung


July 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung Monday said the constitution of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) was vital for the identity of the ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland demand not a closed chapter: GJM


July 18th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) The demand for Gorkhaland was not a closed chapter, a member of the Gorkhaland Janamukti Morcha (GJM) said Monday while describing the tripartite agreement ... Read more...

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Darjeeling accord an alarm signal: CPI-M


July 17th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) The Darjeeling tripartite accord, to be signed Monday, is an alarm signal for West Bengal, the state's former ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) says."The ... Read more...

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Darjeeling set for historic treaty - amid controversy


July 17th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) The hills of Darjeeling are set to see a historic tripartite pact Monday between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), the West Bengal government and New ... Read more...

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Publish Darjeeling agreement, demands Left Front


June 9th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Thursday demanded that the agreement between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the state government be made public, as the Gorkha ... Read more...

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IBM unveils new virtual desktop solution in India


May 11th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) Global IT major IBM Wednesday unveiled a new virtual desktop that provides anytime, anywhere access to personal desktops from mobile devices, including tablets, net books, laptops ... Read more...

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GJM faces tough fight from Ghising, Tamang’s wife (Lead)


April 15th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 15 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) may have looked invincible in northern West Bengal's picturesque but volatile Darjeeling hills until last year, but not any more.The brutal ... Read more...

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Ghising, Tamang’s wife giving tough fight to GJM


April 15th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 15 (IANS) Subhash Ghising-led Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) and the Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL), led by the wife of slain party chief Madan Tamang, are giving ... Read more...

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‘Fear factor’ missing from Darjeeling campaigning, say parties


April 12th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 12 (IANS) With the Election Commission keeping a close watch, the "fear" that affected most parties' campaigning in the 2009 general elections seems to have dissipated as the ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Darjeeling for sixth day (Lead)


February 14th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, Feb 14 (IANS) Normal life continued to be crippled in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills for the sixth day Monday due to an indefinite shutdown called by the pro-Gorkhaland group Gorkha Janamukti ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Darjeeling for sixth day


February 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 14 (IANS) Normal life was paralysed in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills Monday for the sixth day due to an indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) protesting the ... Read more...

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