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Bimal Gurung warns of situation flaring up, if Bengali langauge is imposed in the hills

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GTA tourism department buses not registering - The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today alleged that the regional transport office here was not registering four buses bought by the GTA tourism department. The GTA had purchased four air-conditioned buses at a cost of Rs 67 lakh in November to ferry tourists. With tourism season at its peak, there is a dearth of vehicles in the hills but the four buses have been lying unused. Rohit Sharma, the Kurseong MLA of the Morcha, today said over phone from Ca...

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Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit Darjeeling hills - Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit the Darjeeling hills in the first week of June when she is expected to play the development card to drive home the point that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has failed to deliver on its promises. The chief minister's tour is all the more significant after the Trinamul Congress has made inroads into the hills by wresting control of Mirik municipality from the Morcha and winning a few seats at Darjeelin...

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Protest plea on Bengali mandatory in hills - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today appealed to all political parties in the hills to come forward and protest against the state government's decision to make the teaching of Bengali mandatory in schools across the state. Gurung said the forcible imposition of Bengali on the Nepali-speaking people of the hills was an attempt to wipe out the culture of the Gorkhas. "Language is the foundation of any culture. The state government's ...

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Vivek Chhetri to receive Ram Patro Memorial Award 2017 - The Ram Patro Memorial Award 2017 Committee is delighted to announce the name of Mr. Vivek Chhetri. He is the Special Correspondent of The Telegraph, as the receipt of Ram Patro Memorial Award for Excellence in Journalism 2017. Since 2005 till 2016, the Ram Patro Memorial award was presented to the ‘Most Promising Journalist of the State’ for the then previous fiscal year in memory of Ram Patro, the founding editor of SIKKIM EXPRESS. ...

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Shanta Chhetri gets Rajya Sabha election ticket - Having lost in the recent civic election, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) nonetheless decided to reward Shanta Chhetri by nominating her as the party’s MP candidate for the Rajya Sabha election. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee in her official social media account posted the names of Chhetri, Derek Obrien, Shukhendu Sekhar Roy, Manas Bhunia and Dola Sen as the party candidates for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha election. Chhetri’s nomination,...

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ग्रुप डी पदोन्नतिको माग गर्दै जीटीए सिन्कोना विभागलाई दिए मोर्चा ट्रेड युनियनले अल्टिमेटम

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Cracks in GNLF-TMC tie-up - Forty-eight hours after Trinamul-GNLF alliance made its presence felt in the hills by managing to form a board in Mirik municipality, strains have started appearing in the relations. The GNLF today said it might have to "reconsider" the alliance "with such an ungrateful, self-centered and egocentric partner". The hill-based party is peeved that Trinamul has not openly acknowledged the GNLF's contribution to the recent electoral success. Neeraj Zimba, the spokesma...

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Condemn the murder of Teresa Rai from Kalimpong and rape of Sikkim girl near Capital city of India - Gorkha students JNU

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Morcha rivals pay price for disunity - The Jan Andolan Party missed the bus, so did Trinamul as both the parties set the classic example of how a failure to reach a consensus can help a third political party. Over the past three months or so, Kalimpong had topped on the list of priorities of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung because of the emergence of the JAP as a political force to be reckoned with here, the state's decision to form several development boards of the hill communiti...
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