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Tea firms line up tea tourism projects in Darjeeling hills


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Tea producers are venturing into tea tourism projects in the picturesque Darjeeling hills, hoping the newly-created Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) will restore peace in the region.The ... 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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GTA members sworn in; Shinde, Mamata assure support


August 4th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 4 (IANS) As the newly-elected members of the Gorkha Territorial Administration were sworn in Saturday, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured ... Read more...

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GJM sweeps maiden GTA polls, not to give up Gorkhaland demand


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Aug 2 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Thursday swept the polls to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), capturing all 45 seats in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing ... Read more...

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Mamata withdraws Trinamool candidates from GTA polls


July 21st, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday pulled out all Trinamool Congress candidates from the July 29 polls to the Darjeeling Hill governing panel, a move that ... Read more...

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GJM wins absolute majority in GTA polls


July 13th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kalimpong (West Bengal), July 13 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) secured an absolute majority in the proposed Darjeeling hills governing body Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) even before ... 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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122 candidates file nominations for GTA polls


July 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 9 (IANS) A total of 122 candidates have filed nominations for the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for governing the ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Trinamool inducts ‘dissident’ GJM activists


June 11th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 11 (IANS) In a bid to increase its presence in the Darjeeling hills, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Monday inducted hundreds of "dissident" supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti ... Read more...

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Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... Read more...

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GJM protests curtailed powers to Gorkha body


June 9th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign.It is upset that a committee set up for inclusion of additional areas in ... Read more...

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Indo-ASEAN artists’ residency begins in Darjeeling


June 9th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) A new chapter in cultural exchange opened in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills Saturday with the inauguration of a week-long international arts residency programme featuring 25 ... Read more...

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Singur land failure a disappointment: Mamata


May 19th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Saturday described her first year in office as a success story barring her failure to return land taken from unwilling farmers for ... Read more...

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Left Front blames Mamata government for Terai-Dooars violence


April 26th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front (LF) Wednesday blamed the recent unrest in the Terai-Dooars region in the state's northern part to the "undue haste" of ... 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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My government opposed to shutdowns and strikes: Banerjee


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Reterating that her government was opposed to the "politics of shutdowns", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said such "disruptive movements" have adversely affected ... Read more...

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GJM to boycott Rajya Sabha polls


March 18th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday announced it will boycott the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls as its request for a seat was turned down by ... Read more...

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Adivasi front divided on inclusion in Gorkha autonomous council


November 1st, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) A section of Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP) leadership Monday opposed the proposal of including the tribal-dominated Terai and Dooars in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills under the ... Read more...

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Plea to rename Gorkha council, include tribal areas


October 30th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday forged a pact with the Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP), and demanded that the name of the Gorkha Territorial Administration ... Read more...

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27 killed in Darjeeling bridge collapse


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 22 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and 60 injured when an overburdened old bridge collapsed in the Bijonbari area of West Bengal's mountain district of ... Read more...

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Bengal Left leader questions Mamata’s policies


October 19th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday criticised the functioning of the Mamata Banerjee government, accusing it of displaying "political narrow-mindedness" in its ... Read more...

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CPI-M accuses Mamata of political dishonesty


October 15th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-arxist (CPI-M) Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of "political dishonesty", saying she had made contradictory statements to the ... Read more...

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Mamata clarifies on future of Terai, Dooars region


October 13th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the formation of a high-powered area demarcation committee does not mean "giving away" the Terai ... Read more...

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Mamata rejects tribal outfit’s autonomy demand


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday rejected the demand of the Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP), an apex tribal representative body, for forming ... Read more...

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Can sacrifice our lives, but won’t part with Darjeeling: Mamata Roundup)


October 12th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) Asserting that the West Bengal government will not give in to the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced wide-ranging ... Read more...

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‘Will do everything for Darjeeling, no separate Darjeeling’


October 11th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) Asserting that her government is ready to do everything for uplifting Darjeeling's people, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday clearly indicated that she did ... Read more...

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Mamata to seek Rs.500 crore more for quake-hit Darjeeling


October 11th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) Giving in to the demand of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said she will request the central government for ... Read more...

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Telangana, Darjeeling should be viewed differently: GJM


October 11th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) In a firm indication that it has put the demand for Gorkhaland on the backburner, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has said the Darjeeling and ... 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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Mamata gets rousing welcome in Darjeeling Hills


October 10th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 10 (IANS) Visiting the Darjeeling hills three months after signing an accord to give more autonomy to the troubled area, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday ... Read more...

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42 die in Indian quake, rains hamper relief work


September 19th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The death toll in an earthquake that ravaged Sikkim's border with Nepal rose to 42 Monday amid fears that the toll could go up ... Read more...

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