GJM Delhi plans grand celebration of GJM foundation day… and other news

GJM Delhi plans grand celebration of GJM foundation day
After the recent breakthrough achieved by GJM in the form of Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), the Gorkhas and supporters of GJM in Darjeeling and here in Delhi NCR are keen to celebrate the Foundation Day of GJM in a grand fashion.
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Shadow boxing over Teesta Project
The Teesta Barrage Project that had been conceived way back in 1975-76 had a grand plan for revival of the agricultural economy of six North Bengal districts – Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda – which did
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TMC govt snatching away land from farmers: Buddhadeb
in West Midnapore, but now they have started coming back." Criticising the Darjeeling Agreement, Bhattacharjee said, "I am amazed that the new government wants to turn Darjeeling into Switzerland, but the people there want to create a Gorkhaland."
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Now, Bharati wants judicial probe into Madan Tamang murder case
All the persons named in the FIR are moving freely. Earlier, I had met Banerjee before the elections during her visit to Darjeeling. She had promised me that she will get justice for me. I want to remind her of her promise.”
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Rebel Gorkha leader Chattrey Subba criticizes GTA
However the rebel did not fail to criticize the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA- an administrative arrangement for the Darjeeling Hills) and pitched for the separate state of Gorkhaland. It was a day of mixed emotions at the Subba household
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Poor peasants being evicted: Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee alleged that the Darjeeling problem had worsened after the new pact entered into by the Trinamool government with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. 'We had said we won't allow Darjeeling to break away from our state.
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Hyderabad Diary

The first Indian product to get GI status was Darjeeling tea, in 2004, and since then it has fought cases, intriguingly, against everything from 'Divine Darjeeling' coffee in Japan to 'Darjeeling Noveau' lingerie in the US. Which makes one wonder what
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Outlook

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Chhatre acquitted after decade-long trial
Chhatre was arrested from a place near the India-Nepal border on March 3, 2001 and a case was framed against him at Darjeeling sessions court. He was charged with trying to assassinate Ghisingh, then Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council chairman,
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Offerings at N. India tea auctions rise

Continental buyers operated on the tippy sorts. Darjeeling whole leaf varieties sold at irregular rates. Brokens and fannings sold at around last levels. There were useful enquiries from traditional exporters as well as the major blenders.
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Hindu Business Line

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Hill leader arrested for assassination attempt on Ghising released
Chattrey Subba, once a prominent leader of the militant wing of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) during its movement in the Darjeeling hills in 1986-88 for a separate Gorkhaland State and who was arrested in connection with an assassination
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GJM hails Srikrishna report… and other news

GJM hails Srikrishna report
It has called for a 4-day strike in the Darjeeling hills from 12 January, a 7-day-strike from 18th January and 15-day strike from 29 January.
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Siliguri gathering snub to CPRM

5: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today assumed the moral high ground, saying it would not obstruct the CPM from holding its meeting in the Darjeeling hills
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Calcutta Telegraph

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Telangana adds fuel to GJM stir… and other news

Telangana adds fuel to GJM stir
DARJEELING: With the Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana due on January 6, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) may call a strike in the Hills.
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Cochranite walks through Himalayan kingdoms

When one appeared describing a small group trip to Nepal, Darjeeling, Sikkim and Bhutan I couldn't resist joining it. The tour included cultural experiences
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Cochrane Eagle

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Morcha folds 'identity' card

Darjeeling, Jan. 4: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today asked the people of the Darjeeling hills to stop harping on about “identity” — the issue which has
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Calcutta Telegraph

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GLP camp attacked for 'excesses'… and other news

GLP camp attacked for 'excesses'

Later, the party had tried to make the squad function like a parallel police force, checking cars and seizing “illegal liquor” in the Darjeeling hills”.
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Calcutta Telegraph

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Schwartzman's wife gives birth to daughter
The actor's film credits include "Rushmore," "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Darjeeling Limited" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
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Jason Schwartzman and Brady Cunningham Welcome a Baby Girl
Actor Jason Schwartzman and Brady Cunningham attend the New York Film Festival premiere of 'The Darjeeling Limited' at Avery Fisher Hall on September 28,
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Model school prod to districts
South 24-Parganas, North Dinajpur, Murshidabad and Darjeeling to start construction of 38 schools that have already been approved by the Centre.
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Force plea before Srikrishna report

Darjeeling, Jan. 3: The Darjeeling district administration has requested the state government to deploy four companies of paramilitary forces in the region
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Calcutta Telegraph

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A kingdom of neglect
There the late king's wife Bibhabati Devi lived happily since her husband "passed away" under mysterious circumstances in Darjeeling in 1909.
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Gorkha clash injures 3… and other news

Gorkha clash injures 3
While Munna and Thapa are residents of Upper Fagu, Pranay is a GLP volunteer hailing from Tukvar near Darjeeling. Pranay has been admitted to a hospital in
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Snowfall in Darjeeling and Sikkim… and other news

Snowfall in Darjeeling and Sikkim
By WBRi IBNS Newswire on 01 January 2011 Darjeeling/Gangtok, Jan 1 (IBNS) Heavy snowfalls have covered up large parts of the eastern Himalayan states and
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Undiplomatic men of letters… and other news

Undiplomatic men of letters
get together over a cup of tea and talk things out. Of course, they would first need to decide whether the tea should be from the Nilgiris or Darjeeling.
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Three Indians arrested for smuggling gunpowder ingredient… and other news

Three Indians arrested for smuggling gunpowder ingredient
police on Sunday arrested three Indian men while trying to sneak into Nepal from India's Darjeeling carrying substantial amount of an ingredient used to
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GJM waits for Srikrishna report on Telangana… and other news

GJM waits for Srikrishna report on Telangana
Darjeeling, Dec 29 (IBNS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has decided to chalk out its future course of agitation in the hills once the Srikrishna
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BROKEN PROMISES
Temperatures below freezing point in winter are nothing new for the people of Darjeeling. Neither are broken promises. Subash Ghisingh took the people for a
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Gurung links hill fate to Telangana

Darjeeling, Dec. 28: Bimal Gurung today said the hills could not be “hoodwinked” into accepting an interim arrangement and threatened to start a mass
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Calcutta Telegraph

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Natalie Portman engaged and pregnant… and other news

Natalie Portman engaged and pregnant
a credible career for herself in films as varied as the rebooted "Star Wars" franchise, "The Darjeeling Limited" and — most recently — "Black Swan.
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