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Bimal Gurung condemns the claim made by Binay Tamang of GJM leaving BJP led NDA; Says GJM is still with the NDA; Binay Tamang led GJM is actually TMC

3 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 24TH MARCH 2018: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung has condemned the statement made by Binay Tamang, Chairman of Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in which he had said that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had withdrawn support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was no longer a member of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Gurung in a press release stated, "A statement released... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court lifts stay order on the arrest of Bimal Gurung; dismisses plea to transfer cases outside West Bengal

3 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
NEW DELHI, 16 MARCH 2018: The Supreme Court today dismissed GJM Chief Bimal Gurung's plea seeking protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him in West Bengal and for an independent probe into the alleged killings of Gorkhaland supporters in the state. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan rejected the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's plea saying it was not a fit case for relief. The Court... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: West Bengal School Service Commission validates posts of 137 ad hoc teachers in Darjeeling Hills; Full List of the names of the Teachers who have been regularised

4 months ago Barun Roy 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU DARJEELING,  2 MARCH 2018: The West Bengal School Service Commission has validated the names of 137 ad hoc teachers at schools in the Darjeeling hills, regularising their jobs. The names of the 137 teachers has been given below. Following the clearance, the GTA and the district inspector of schools Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Hearing on Bimal Gurung’s case concluded; Judgement could be pronounced in matter of days; Gurung hopeful; says there is nothing to worry

4 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
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... Read More

JUST IN: Hearing on Bimal Gurung’s bail to continue tomorrow at the Supreme Court

4 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
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,... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: “Some Agencies had planned to eliminate Bimal Gurung in an encounter” S. S. Ahluwalia

4 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
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... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Bina Hangkhim receives Sahitya Akademi Award for Kriti Vimarsha (Literary Criticism); Chandramani Upadhyaya receives Sahitya Akademi Award for Translation in Nepali for his book Jibanka Batama

4 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
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 plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh on the opening day of Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Social media exposes murder of a Septuagenarian father by three sons in Kalimpong

4 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 12 FEBRUARY 2018: A grim truth has been unearthed in Kalimpong with the help of social media. On the 19th of February three brothers killed their father and buried in the backyard. However, when the photo of the deceased Septuagenarian father became viral on the social media villagers went to the police and reported the crime. The three brothers were arrested. After interrogation it was revealed that on... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Sikkimese Boy win Bronze for India in Indonesia; India hauls Silver and Bronze

4 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG/JAKARTA, 10TH FEBRUARY 2018: Pema Gyatcho Sherpa an International Taekwondo player from Sikkim Amateur Taekwondo Association (SATA) has won a historical bronze medal in Jakarta, Indonesia. He won the bronze medal in the team Poomsae event and other two players in the team were Lalthlamuanpuia and Lalfakzuala of Mizoram. In team pooomsae they had to perform Authorized Poomsae, New Poomsae and Free style Poomsae. These included a combination of hand... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Three individuals arrested in Gorubathan with US Army M-16 Rifles and Ammo

4 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 10 FEBRUARY 2018: Kalimpong Police today arrested three person from Gorubathan area with a highly sophisticated weapons. The three include one driver from Jalpaiguri and two Manipuri youths. Kalimpong Police Superintendent of Police Ajit Singh Yadav speaking to The Himalayan Beacon said, "We have arrested two Manipuri youths and one driver from Jalpaiguri from Gorubathan area with a very highly sophisticated weapon M-16 rifle which is used by... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Bimal Gurung renews his resolve to achieve separate state of Gorkhaland on the eve of Martyr’s Day

4 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
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... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: State Panchayat Election to be held between May and June; Elections if held in Hills would be vital for all political parties to prove their popular mandate

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 2
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. Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Bimal Gurung refutes news reports saying that he was ready to settle for an Autonomous Arrangement for Darjeeling Hills; Condemns Sixth Schedule Status for the region

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
NEW DELHI, 25 JANUARY 2018: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung has refuted news reports saying that he was ready to settle for an autonomous arrangement for Darjeeling Hills. In a statement released today Gurung said, "For the past many days, a few regional dailies in Darjeeling have published completely fabricated and fake news that Bimal Gurung is willing to settle for some sort of autonomous arrangement for... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Gorkhaland Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (GSSS) to organize a Monumental 1772.7 kms ‘Run for Gorkhaland’ Phase-wise Marathon

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 23 JANUARY 2018: Gorkhaland Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (GSSS) will be organizing a Monumental 'Run for Gorkhaland' Phase-Wise Marathon from Gorkhaland to New Delhi. The Marathon will be flagged off on the 10th of February 2018 and will conclude on the 1st of March. The Marathon will be flagged at Kalimpong on the 10th of February and will conclude at Darjeeling after completing 49.3 Kms. On the 11th the... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: TMC student leader caught physically assaulting a girl surrenders before court

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KOLKATA, 21 JANUARY 2018: A Trinamool Congress student body leader surrendered before a court today after a girl student accused him of harassment and assault and met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, seeking action against him. It may be noted that 'The Himalayan Beacon' had published report with the video of the assault. Sahid Hasan Khan, general secretary of the Trinamool Chatra Parishad (TMCP) at Rishra Bidhan Chandra College, surrendered before... Read More

SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Alleged Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad leader beats up a girl in a College

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
HOOGHLY, JANUARY 19, 2018: A shocking CCTV footage released by ANI has revealed an individual alleged to be Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad leader beating a girl in a College. What lead to the altercation is not unknown because the CCTV footage does not have audio. However, the footage clearly reveals the girl approaching a young man seated behind an office table. The man becomes agitated and starts slapping... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Lopsang Yolmo Former GTA Sabha Chairman arrested; Taken to Kalimpong Police Station

5 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 18 JANUARY 2018: Lopsang Yolmo, former Chairman of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha has been arrested. He was arrested by the Jaldakha Police. Speaking to 'The Himalayan Beacon', Lopsang Yolmo said that he did not know why he was arrested. He said that he was returning after a routine inspection of a school when he was arrested near Bengal-Bihar border.  Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Bimal Gurung never spoke of wanting to talk with Mamata Banerjee in his media interactions – Sanjeev Lama

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 14 JANUARY 2018: Sanjeev Lama, Joint Secretary, Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha, Central Committee has refuted media reports stating that Bimal Gurung never spoke of wanting to initiate a dialogue with Mamata Banerjee or wanting to talk with her. He said the party president (Bimal Gurung) in his interaction to the press never once spoke of his desire to talk with Mamata Banerjee. He said that the entire video... Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Barun Bhujel’s widow demands Justice; Will knock High Court’s door

5 months ago Ashap Lama 0
KALIMPONG, 13 JANUARY 2018: People today flocked to the main square of the town carrying plaques with late Barun Bhujel's photo demanding justice. It may be noted that Barun Bhujel was an elected Ward Commissioner of Kalimpong Municipality and a leader of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). He had been arrested in June 2017 during the 104 days agitation. He subsequently died at SSKM Hospital while still under police... Read More