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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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Over 80,000 affected in north Bengal floods


July 18th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) Over 80,000 people have been affected by floods in West Bengal's three northern districts of Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Cooch Behar. However, with rainfall ending and 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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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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Polls to new Gorkhaland civic body July 29


June 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the proposed new development body in the hills of northern West Bengal, will be held July 29, the state ... Read more...

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One injured, seven missing in Bengal accident


June 14th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, June 14 (IANS) One person was injured and seven others were missing after the car they were travelling in fell into the Teesta river in Kalimpong of West Bengal's ... 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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Youth collapsing at police recruitment rally, dies


June 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Suresh Bhujal, a youth from West Bengal's Darjeeling district, Monday died in a state-run hospital days after falling sick during a physical endurance test for recruitment ... Read more...

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Man escapes from police custody in Darjeeling


June 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, June 1 (IANS) A man accused of fraud escaped from police custody in West Bengal's Kalimpong town Friday.Sonam Dorji Bhutia, 33, was arrested May 29 for allegedly cheating several ... 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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India rolls out red carpet for Bhutan’s royal couple


October 24th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) India Monday rolled out the red carpet for Bhutan's newly-wed royal couple who are here on a nine-day state visit and underlined its commitment ... Read more...

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Oxford-educated Bhutan king weds commoner


October 13th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Punakha (Bhutan), Oct 13 (IANS) The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Thursday witnessed a historic event with 31-year-old King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk entering into a wedlock with his commoner heartthrob, ... Read more...

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Fully booked: Puja high for Bengal tourism


September 28th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Private operators and hoteliers are ecstatic over full bookings for the coming festive season, heralded in West Bengal by Durga Puja, an occasion that draws ... Read more...

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After quake, tour operators get calls from anxious tourists


September 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) After Sunday's earthquake, tour operators have been receiving hundreds of anxious calls about the conditions in Darjeeling and Sikkim from tourists who have done advance ... Read more...

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Quake kills 10, injures over 200 in Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 200 injured in West Bengal's northern districts following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that jolted large parts of ... Read more...

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Quake kills six, injures over 100 in north Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's quake, which had its epicentre in adjoining Sikkim, rose to six with over 100 injured in the northern districts of West Bengal, ... Read more...

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Quake kills four, injures over 100 in north Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) Four people were killed, over 100 injured and power supply disrupted in parts of northern West Bengal as a powerful quake, epicentred in adjoining Sikkim, ... 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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Features of tripartite agreement on Darjeeling


July 19th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Sukna, July 18 (IANS) The main features of the tripartite agreement inked between the central, West Bengal governments and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha:- The autonomous Gorkhaland Territorial Administration to be ... Read more...

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Darjeeling accord on July 18: Mamata (Lead)


July 15th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) The Darjeeling tripartite agreement will be signed on July 18 and union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will attend the function, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced ... Read more...

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First Buddha film from Nepal to pre-empt Bollywood challenges


July 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) Alarmed by Bollywood training its lenses on the Buddha, an Indian film director of Nepali origin is now making the first Buddha film from the Himalayan ... Read more...

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From marginal to mammoth wins, Bengal polls saw it all


May 15th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) From a thumping victory to just making it past the post, the margins of victories in the West Bengal polls had it all.Among the 294 winning ... Read more...

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People angry over Ghisingh’s sixth schedule demand: GJM


April 18th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Monday rejected Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subash Ghisingh's demand for sixth schedule status for the Darjeeling hills and said ... 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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GJM’s Gorkhaland movement a failure: Ghising


April 10th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mirik (West Bengal), April 10 (IANS) Returning to the Darjeeling hills after a gap of three years, Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subash Ghising has launched a blistering attack ... Read more...

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Ghising returns to Darjeeling after three years


April 8th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 8 (IANS) Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) supremo Subash Ghising Friday returned to the Darjeeling hills after almost three years, sans the pomp seen during his heyday.There were ... Read more...

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11 km trek up to Bengal’s highest polling booth


April 8th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dajeeling, April 8 (IANS) Election officials have to trek 11 km up the Himalayan range over two days to reach West Bengal's highest polling station -- located at Sirikhola, 2,800 ... Read more...

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Tribal group calls for Bengal poll boycott


April 8th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 7 (IANS) An association representing the Lepcha community Thursday called for a boycott of assembly polls in West Bengal, accusing the state government of neglecting the community.Indigenous ... Read more...

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364 to contest 54 seats in Bengal first phase poll


April 5th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, April 5 (IANS) As many as 364 candidates will contest 54 seats in six northern districts of West Bengal that go to polls in the first phase of assembly ... Read more...

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GJM offers support to Trinamool-Congress combine


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), April 1, (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukhti Morcha (GJM) Friday announced that it would support the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance in 12 of the 15 assembly seats in ... Read more...

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