Author: Himalayan Beacon News Desk

NEW DELHI, 22ND FEBRUARY 2018: Hearing on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung’s case came to an end today as both sides completed putting forward their arguments. The memo released by the Supreme Court has stated ‘upon hearing the counsel the Court made the fullowing order, Heard, Arguments concluded’. Justices Honourable A. K. Sikri and Honourable Ashok Bhusan have reserved their decision which according to sources could be pronounced in soon.

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NEW DELHI, 21ST FEBRUARY 2018: Hearing on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Chief Bimal Gurung’s bail in a number of cases was held in Supreme Court today. Honourable Justice A. K. Sikri and Honourable Justic Ashok Bhusan heard the case. Gurung was represented by P.S. Patwalia, Sr. Adv., Bansuri Swaraj, Adv., Siddhesh Kotwal, Adv., Shrya Bhatnagar, Adv., Natasha Dlmia, Adv., Gagan Narang, Adv., Raghunatha, Adv., Harshika Verma, Adv., Sakshi Kakkar, AOR, and Somiran Sharma, AOR.

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SILIGURI, 17 FEBRUAY 2018: S. S. Ahluwalia Union Minister for State for Drinking Water and Member of Parliament from Darjeeling Constituency has said that some agencies had planned to eliminate Bimal Gurung in an encounter in 2017 during the Gorkhaland Agitation. Ahluwalia said speaking in the sidelines of inauguration of Passport Centre in Siliguri today. He said that there were strong evidence that some agencies had planned to eliminate Bimal Gurung in an encounter in 2017. He said that he would do everything he could do to protect Bimal Gurung from being eliminated in an encounter. He said, “I am against any repressive measures by the state government against the (Gorkhaland) agitators. Bimal Gurung’s party is our ally and I have information that some agencies planned to eliminate him in an encounter. Being a democratic person, I feel it is my responsibility to protect any person from being killed without judicial pronouncement. I will not let him die.”

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DARJEELING, 17 FEBRUARY 2018: Binay Tamang, Chairman, Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration and President, Gorkha Janmukti Morch has hinted that there could be mass protest on Darjeeling Member of Parliament and Union Minister S. S. Ahluwalia’s scheduled visit to Darjeeling. Ahluwalia is scheduled to inaugurate the Passport Centre at Siliguri and may visit Darjeeling though it is not confirmed.

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON NEW DELHI NEWS BUREAU NEW DELHI, 12 FEBRUARY 2018: Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters, today presented its annual awards to 23 eminent authors writing in as many Indian languages. The recipients were awarded an engraved copper…

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DARJEELING, 7TH FEBRUARY 2018: Bimal Gurung, President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has renewed his resolve to achieve separate state of Gorkhaland on the eve of Martyr’s Day. In a press statement issued from New Delhi, Gurung stated that on the 8th of February was observed as Martyr’s Day in rememberance of those who died in the struggle for the separate state of Gorkhaland. He said that history has to correctly evaluate the sacrifice of also those who laid down their life for Gorkhaland.

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GANGTOK, 2ND FEBRUARY 2018: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama’s proposed visit to Sikkim next month stands cancelled on his doctors’ advice to cut down on his travels in view of his advancing age.

Tenzin Taklha, the Secretary at the office of the Dalai Lama, in a mail to Sikkim’s Ecclesiastical Affairs Secretary Samten Dolma, yesterday said that the spiritual leader’s proposed visit to the Himalayan state from March 20 to March 29 stands cancelled.

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West Bengal Police Recruitment Board, West Bengal Police is inviting application from the eligible candidates for the posts of Sub-Inspector of Excise including Lady Sub-Inspector of Excise. Interested and eligible candidates may apply Online only through the official website of the West Bengal Police (See URL below). Educational qualification required and other details, in brief, for informational purpose only in interest of job-seeker, are given below —

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NEW DELHI, 30 JANUARY 2018: हिज को दिन उत्तरखंडको ऋषिकेश क्षेत्र अन्तर्गत स्थानीय छिद्दरवालामा GSSS को एउटा महत्वपूर्ण जनसभाको आयोजना गरिएको थियो। आज सम्म भाषणमा मात्र सिमित रहेको गोर्खाल्याण्ड को राष्ट्रिय मुद्दा लाई साचो रुपमा राष्ट्रियकरण गर्दै अब उशो भाषणमा मात्र नभएर कार्यक्रमले पनि गोर्खाल्याण्डको आनोद्लनलाई राष्ट्रिय मुद्दा बनाउने हेतुले GSSSद्वारा राष्ट्रब्यापी जनसम्पर्क अभियानलाई लिएर GSSS अहिले घरि देशको विभिन्न राज्यहरुतिर पुगीरहेको छ।

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SILIGURI, 28 JANUARY 2018: All India Jana Andolan party leader Amar Lama has lashed out at the State Government sayign that only Binay Tamang, President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Mann Ghisingh, President, Gorkha National Liberation Front are allowed to hold political meetings in the hills by the adminsitration. Speaking at the 3rd Foundation Day of the party at Baghajatin Park in Siliguri Lama said that there was no such thing as democracy in the hills.

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KOLKATA, 27 JANAURY 2018: State Panchayat Election will be held between the month of May and June this year. This was declared today by State Panchayat and Rural Minister Subrata Mukherjee. General, between the months of May to June elections to the Three Tier Panchayat is held because the tenure of the Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and District Councils come to an end.

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The Gorkhas are a small little community in India where people of diverse origins mingle to contribute a great composite Indian culture. They are the descendants of General Amar Singh Thapa who invaded India and annexed Garhwal and Kumaon that included the hill stations of Simla, Musssoorie, Lansdowne, Almora, Nainital, Ranikhet and Pithoragarh.

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