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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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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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‘Chalo Delhi’ if no moratorium on interest payment: Mamata


July 21st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Issuing a stern warning to the central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said her party MPs and legislators will go to Delhi ... 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 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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GJM faces heat from rival parties for strong-arm tactics


July 7th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 7 (IANS) Candidates of the CPI-M, Trinamool Congress and Independents Saturday alleged they were forcibly prevented by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) from filing nominations for the July ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls, Mamata happy (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday decided to take part in the July 29 Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls, leading to a "happy" West Bengal ... Read more...

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GJM to take part in GTA polls


June 30th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmuktui Morcha will take part in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) polls to be held July 29, a party leader said Saturday.The decision was ... 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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LF demands all-party meet on Mamata’s talks with GJM


June 18th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front Monday demanded an all-party meeting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent talks with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and also a statement ... Read more...

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Bengal to form panel on Gorkha council


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal will form a three-member fact-verification panel to look into the recommendations of a high-powered committee on the issue of area demarcation in a ... Read more...

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Mamata-GJM meet deferred to June 16


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was Tuesday deferred to June 16 after she received an urgent ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet GJM delegation June 14


June 11th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Amid reports of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) planning to revive violent agitation in protest against a high-powered panel's report, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... 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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GJM announces agitation, calls for burning GTA agreement


June 10th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Asking the West Bengal government not to implement the high-power committee's report on additional areas in the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West ... Read more...

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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Second Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) Upset over a high-power committee's report on additional areas to be included into the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in northern West Bengal, ... 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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Upset over panel report, GJM threatens to renew agitation (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Darjeeling, June 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Saturday threatened to launch another protest campaign to press for its demand for a separate Gorkhaland.It is upset that a committee ... 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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GJM expresses satisfaction after Mamata meet, says elections in July


March 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday to discuss several key issues, expressed satisfaction over the talks and ... 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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Congress high command to decide on Bengal Rajya Sabha polls


March 16th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress nominating four candidates to the Rajya Sabha without leaving any room for it, alliance partner Congress Friday informed the party high ... Read more...

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Trinamool nominates three journalists to Rajya Sabha


March 16th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress leadership Friday nominated four candidates for the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls, including three journalists from West Bengal.Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee announced the ... Read more...

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LF renominates Tapan Sen as Rajya Sabha candidate (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Tuesday renominated Centre of Indian Trade Unions secretary Tapan Sen as its candidate for the March 30 Rajya Sabha polls.Briefing mediapersons ... Read more...

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Trinamool won’t back Congress for Rajya Sabha polls


March 13th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress has decided not to support the Congress nominee in West Bengal for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya Tuesday ... 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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Ahead of meet with GJM, Mamata rejects Bengal’s division (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which has threatened to re-start the Gorkhaland campaign, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday ... Read more...

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GJM demands bail for AMRI doctor, Mamata rebuffs (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Monday asked the government to speed up the bail process of Mani Chhetri - a renowned doctor and one of ... Read more...

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GTA a blunder, Darjeeling on the boil: CPI-M


January 8th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal), Jan 8 (IANS) Terming the creation of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) a "blunder", the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said Sunday Darjeeling was ... Read more...

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Darjeeling should be declared backward region: GJM


December 24th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) A Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) delegation Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and demanded that Darjeeling district be declared a backward region.It also ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands probe into Darjeeling bridge collapse


October 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Accusing the Darjeeling administration and police of callousness in the wake of the bridge collapse that claimed 32 lives, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday ... Read more...

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