KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress — which entered into an alliance with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for the Assembly polls last year — has decided to field candidates in all 45 seats in the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) election scheduled on July 29.
DESCRIPTION OF GTA Sabha: The GTA Sabha will consist of 45 elected members and five members nominated by the Governor to give representation to members of SC, ST, women and minority communities. The MPs, MLAs and chairpersons of the municipalities were to be ex-officio members of the GTA Sabha. The GTA Sabha will have a tenure of five years.
DARJEELING: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung yesterday made it clear that there was no doubt in the fact that the GJM will be contesting the GTA election. Speaking to scribes at Bagdogra Airport Gurung said, "We will contest the GTA election for peace in the hills." When asked about the fate of the 396 mouzas that the party had demanded be incorporated into the GTA from the Dooars Terai and the Justice Shyamal Sen (Retd.) committee had only proposed the incorporation of 5 mouzas thereof, Gurung said that he had faith in the Fact Verification Committee that will be set up to look in Justice Shyamal Sen Committee's report.
PHOTO FEATURE: Bimal Gurung returns home with assurances from the CM – “We will contest GTA election for peace in the hills”
On 29th of June 2012 Bimal Gurung returned to the hills after meeting the Chief Minister. He said, "We will contest GTA election for peace in the hills"
An uncle-nephew duo from Sikkim was robbed of their cash and other belongings at knife point allegedly by a group of miscreants in a Toyota Innova car near Delhi Secretariat late on Wednesday.
New Delhi: Two months before the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, a 16-year-old Indian jabbed, hooked and punched his way to silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Shiva Thapa is now going to be the country's youngest boxer to compete at the London Olympics.
Kolkata: If you have dreams of pursuing your career as a college teacher, don't aspire to start with colleges like Maulana Azad or Goenka.
Darjeeling, June 29: The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities have alleged that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and the state government “betrayed” them by failing to reserve a single seat for them in the GTA Sabha and decided to hold a protest rally here on Sunday.
Calcutta, June 29: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri sent a letter to the Darjeeling district magistrate yesterday asking if the “sun” symbol could be used by the party, though Bimal Gurung’s meeting with Mamata Banerjee was yet to begin in Calcutta.
June 29: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today said the party would not resort to an agitation over GTA’s territorial reach, a day after talks with chief minister Mamata Banerjee in Calcutta.
Around 1,100 individuals in the hills were given BPL cards three years ago but none of them has received any benefit, mainly foodgrain at Rs 2 per kg, that they are entitled to, according to a survey by a voluntary organisation, North Bengal Right to Food Forum.
NEW DELHI: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has charge-sheeted five individual including two women for being involved in the trafficking of a 14 year old girl from Darjeeling. The girl was first lured in the pretext of a job in the Capital city and then forced into a prostitution racket.