People pour grievances to Anit Thapa; Thapa promises respite

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KALIMPONG, 13 DECEMBER 2017: A number of people from different constituencies of Kalimpong met Anit Thapa, Vice Chairman, Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and poured their grievances. The interactive session was organised at Deolo, Kalimpong. A number of speakers who raised various issues involving their villages. One of the most important issue raised was lack of proper roads connecting various villages and constituencies with Kalimpong town. A... Read More

Anit Thapa promises reservations to Differently Abled in Darjeeling Hills

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU KALIMPONG, 12 DECEMBER 2017: Hill Differently Abled Welfare Association observed International Day of Differently-Abled Persons in Kalimpong. Binay Tamang, the Chairman of the Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) was a special guest. The Chief Guest of the programme was Anit Thapa, Vice Chairman of the Board Read More

Mamata Banerjee to visit Darjeeling this month; CM accepted all our demands – Binay, Anit

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
KOLKATA, 6 DECEMBER 2017: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her keen desire to visit Darjeeling this month. The Chief has also expressed her happiness at having been able to restore normalcy in Darjeeling Hills after 104 days long agitation when the region was crippled and violence had flared up in many places. The Chief Minister met Binay Tamang and Anit Thapa, Chairman and Vice Chairman of Board of... Read More

Subrata Biswas appointed principal secretary of GTA

6 months ago PTI 0
KOLKATA, 28 NOVEMBER 2017: The state government today appointed Subrata Biswas as the new principal secretary of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), secretariat sources said. Biswas, who was divisional commissioner of Malda will replace Kanwaljit Singh Cheema, a senior state government official said. Cheema has been unwell and is undergoing treatment. Barun Roy, who Read More

Central Goverment wants fresh elections for the GTA before Tripartite Talks

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON NEW DELHI, 25 NOVEMBER 2017: The Central Government has expressed its desire for calling a fresh election for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) before calling the Tripartite Talks. “We have requested the state government to revive the GTA by conducting fresh elections before the Centre can formally invite all stakeholders to the tripartite Read More

Controversy over Residential Certificate takes a new turn

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 1
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON (THB) VIDEO BY PRAVIN THAMI TEXT BY BARUN ROY DARJEELING, 16 NOVEMBER 2017: The controversy over the Residential Certificate has refused to subside. The Himalayan Beacon had published exclusive report ‘Gorkhas singled out to prove their nationality for residential certificate‘, in the follow-up to the same, Binay Tamang, Chairman, Board of Read More

Gurung threatens to intensify Gorkhaland movement

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 14 (PTI) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung today threatened to intensify the movement for a separate Gorkhaland and urged the tourists not to visit Darjeeling as they might be inconvenienced. “An indefinite bandh of the government and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) offices has been called. The movement for Gorkhaland Read More

GJM bandh in Darjeeling, govt claims ‘normal’ attendance

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 12 (PTI) The government offices here recorded “normal” attendance although some stray incidents were reported during Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)-sponsored indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills which began today. The GJM has called the shutdown in central, state government and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) offices in the hills in support of their Read More

GJM-WB government battlelines drawn in Darjeeling hills

11 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling, Jun 11 (PTI) A day before the scheduled Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-backed indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills, the president of the outfit, Bimal Gurung, has advised the tourists to leave the hills because of the possibility of “untoward” incidents. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has called for an indefinite shutdown of the government and Read More

Mamata says GJM bandh illegal, Govt to take tough stand

12 months ago PTI 1
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 9 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described the 12-hour-long strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today as “illegal”, saying the government would take legal action against those who participate in it. The strike, however, almost stalled life in the hills this morning with most of the shops, Read More