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  • GTA elections

    GTA elections

    After five years in suspended animation, elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration will eventually be held on June 26, with the counting of votes scheduled for the 29th.

    May 27, 2022
  • Top Morcha leader held in POCSO case

    Top Morcha leader held in POCSO case

    Lopsang Lama is the working president of the Gurung faction of the Morcha and he was one of the main faces of the party when Gurung had gone into hiding after the 2017 Gorkhaland agitation in the Hills.

    March 4, 2021
  • Bimal Gurung slams BJP over PPS tribal status

    Bimal Gurung slams BJP over PPS tribal status

    Addressing a public meeting at the Aaley ground in Mirik in Darjeeling for the first time after he returned from hiding, Gurung iterated that they elected BJP Members of Parliament for a consecutive three terms, but yet the party at the Centre "did nothing" for the Gorkhas.

    February 22, 2021
  • Lockdown in GTA areas ends

    Lockdown in GTA areas ends

    The lockdown was in force in Municipality areas of Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Mirik and Kurseong,and some other places like Tindharia, Bijanbari, SukhiaPokhari, and Sonada, where Covid-19 cases had been detected.

    August 10, 2020
  • GTA for control rooms to tackle Covid

    GTA for control rooms to tackle Covid

    Talking to reporters after the meeting, GTA chairman Anit Thapa said it was an administrative review meeting on the present Covid situation in the GTA area, mainly in the Kurseong region, which has seen a spike in the number of cases, of late.

    August 5, 2020
  • GTA to discontinue free vehicle service for returnees

    GTA to discontinue free vehicle service for returnees

    Mr Thapa maintained that 800+ cars were provided from the DM office, 300+ cars by the GTA, along with three buses to transport more than 10,000 people to the GTA region.

    June 17, 2020
  • Darjeeling hills detect first four Covid cases

    Darjeeling hills detect first four Covid cases

    Two from Sonada and two from Kurseong had recent travel history; their samples were collected on 18 May in Kurseong Sub-Divisional Hospital.

    May 30, 2020
  • Concern, as one more dies in Siliguri

    Concern, as one more dies in Siliguri

    Mr Thapa also said that they would limit the time in the evenings to allow migrants to enter through the GTA check points.

    May 15, 2020
  • Tourists start leaving Darjeeling Hills

    Tourists start leaving Darjeeling Hills

    The GTA had also asked all tourists who were already in areas under the GTA to leave as soon as they can.

    March 20, 2020
  • Gorkhaland Territorial Administration for clean, peaceful Chowrasta

    Gorkhaland Territorial Administration for clean, peaceful Chowrasta

    Chowrasta is a place in Darjeeling where people go for enjoyment and is also a tourist spot.

    July 1, 2019
  • Thapa tours Tindharia landslide-hit area

    Thapa tours Tindharia landslide-hit area

    “I had constructed my house with assistance from the West Bengal Newar Development Board. My pet dog is still trapped or buried under the debris of the protection wall.”

    June 28, 2019
  • Mamta seeks audit of GTA, devp board funds

    Mamta seeks audit of GTA, devp board funds

    Central varsity in Mungpoo soon; boards get more funds.

    May 30, 2018
  • GTA to begin work on Gorkha Bhawan in Delhi

    GTA to begin work on Gorkha Bhawan in Delhi

    The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is finally set to start work on building a Gorkha Bhawan at Saket in New Delhi, which will prove beneficial for people of the Hills who go to the capital city for various work. The project had been taken up three years ago, but the plan hit a snag following …

    April 14, 2018
  • Rly nod to GTA demands

    Rly nod to GTA demands

    Chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Board of Administrators Binoy Tamang on Wednesday said that the GTA would finally issue a no-objection certificate (NOC) for Sikkim’s first railway project in a week’s time after railway officials agreed to meet the demands put forth by the Hill body. After a meeting Mr Tamang held with …

    April 5, 2018
  • Forest villagers protest Sikkim rail plan

    Forest villagers protest Sikkim rail plan

    In what may be a damper to GTA board chairman Binoy Tamang’s plans to issue the all-important ‘no-objection certificate’ for the proposed Sevoke-Rangpo (Sikkim) rail line, residents of 24 odd forest villages that fall under the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration have demanded implementation of the Forest Rights Act 2006 before the project kicks off. Mr Tamang …

    April 4, 2018
  • Hill Trinamul Congress decides to revive trade union

    Hill Trinamul Congress decides to revive trade union

    The Hill unit of the Trinamul Congress, which had recently announced that it would resume activities in the Hills, on Thursday held an indoor meeting, and party leaders said they will be reviving their trade union in the Hills and also form a disciplinary action committee, which will take action against those who work against …

    March 23, 2018
  • 137 voluntary Hill teachers regularised

    137 voluntary Hill teachers regularised

    The Education Department of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Board of Administrators has said it has regularised 137 voluntary teachers and that the state government is positive about regularizing 744 more. “One hundred and thirty seven voluntary teachers who had been work in high schools and higher secondary schools (across the Hills) have been regularized. Their …

    March 6, 2018