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Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling backs Gorkhaland movement

The agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state in the Darjeeling hills got a shot in the arm with Sikkim chief minister publicly backing the statehood demand. Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling has queered the pitch for his Bengal counterpart Mamata ...

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Stone-pelters of Darjeeling giving hard time to law-keepers

With the state government making it mandatory to learn Bengali in the schools of Bengal, the people of Darjeeling, whose local lingo and mother tongue is Nepali, felt that it was a threat of infringement into their cultural rights. Stones ...

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Darjeeling on boil: 3 dead, police officer critical as Mamata Banerjee sees foreign hand

At a press conference, Banerjee said: “They (protesters) are not listening to the court as well. The court passed an order saying bandh is illegal… Where did they get illegal arms and money from?” West Bengal was grappling with a ...

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Darjeeling crisis: Miscreants mount attacks on govt properties in the dark

Even as the situation in Darjeeking continues to be tense, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has have called for its version of Dandi March to protest a police raid on its office. For the second successive time this week miscreants ...

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Darjeeling unrest: It’s a clash of Gorkha and Bengali sub-nationalisms

Mamata Banerjee’s rule has seen the assertion of a Bengali sub-nationalism and Bimal Gurung found himself at the receiving end by not compromising with the more powerful opponent. The fire in Darjeeling in North Bengal refuses to die as neither ...

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