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Jaswant Singh for Gorkhaland, so are Darjeeling’s Muslims

Jaswant Singh for Gorkhaland, so are Darjeeling’s Muslims

Even as the Gorkhaland demand is becoming a battle of Mamta Bannerjee versus Bimal Gurung, voices of support for a Gorkhaland are being heard across the country. The State government…

20,000 Gorkhas will return Valour Medals on Aug 15

20,000 Gorkhas will return Valour Medals on Aug 15

DARJEELING:  They faithfully saw the country through several conflicts but they have been consistently denied their homeland. Twenty Thousand retired Gorkhas who have served India will return their bravery medals…

Gorkhaland: do or die call

Gorkhaland: do or die call

DARJEELING: The Darjeeling Hills is headed for more trouble with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday deciding to intensify the statehood stir into a “final struggle” pitching the movement…

Darjeeling hills burn as Gorkhaland cry erupts

Darjeeling hills burn as Gorkhaland cry erupts

DARJEELING: The call for Gorkhaland state  has triggered violence on an alarming scale. Friday saw a virtual exodus of Government employees after a series of arson attacks on state-owned properties in…

Gorkhaland agitation: indefinite strike and violence

Gorkhaland agitation: indefinite strike and violence

Darjeeling: A home-guard was today set on fire in Darjeeling town where incidents of arson were reported on the eve of the indefinite bandh called in the hills to demand…

Sikkim throttled by Gorkhaland clash with Bengal

Sikkim throttled by Gorkhaland clash with Bengal

The cool Himalayan ranges are hot once again. The Gorkhaland demand is back, and so are the strikes and bundhs. Once again, traffic to the tiny hill state of Sikkim…

Times are a-changing in Mamata’s Bengal

Times are a-changing in Mamata’s Bengal

Times have changed for women in a village in West Bengal, and not for the better. Kamduni Village (BARASAT): “Shut up”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had shouted at…

Rituparno: Celebration of the Unique

Rituparno: Celebration of the Unique

Don’t go to sleep, yet, RituparnoGhosh. At 7.30 am, there’s a new sun out there, just as there’s a new dawn in Bengali cinema. Surely this is no time to…

Rituparno Ghosh dies, Calcutta desolate

Rituparno Ghosh dies, Calcutta desolate

Noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday at his south Calcutta residence. He was 49. Winner of 12 national and some international awards, Ghosh was suffering…

Forest guard shot amidst elephant rush

Forest guard shot amidst elephant rush

JALPAIGURI, North Bengal: A forest guard fell to a colleague’s bullet during a mission to drive back a herd of elephants in the Buxa Tiger Reserve late on Thursday, leaving…

Transgender Day in Bengal

Transgender Day in Bengal

Today is Transgender Day in Bengal, being celebrated on the 30th  of April 2013 for the fifth time A post from Ranjita Sinha says, “We are much exited to look…

78,000 scohlarships bounce in West Bengal

78,000 scohlarships bounce in West Bengal

West Bengal: Scholarships meant to help poor students from West Bengal’s minority communities don’t reach them because the government writes bad cheques. What’s more, poor students from the districts have…

Sunny Days bring Pests and Penury to North Bengal Tea Growers

Sunny Days bring Pests and Penury to North Bengal Tea Growers

Islampur: The small tea gardens of North Bengal are facing a crisis, thanks to climate change, local reports indicate. Production has stopped for the past week in most small gardens.…

India’s ‘Takeover Specialist’ is no more

India’s ‘Takeover Specialist’ is no more

CALCUTTA: He was the man behind the SaReGa Music scene and played his role in developing Indas’s private enterprises beautifully. Industrialist Rama Prasad Goenka, known as the country’s ‘takeover specialist’,…

Sex workers duped with fake Currency

Sex workers duped with fake Currency

It’s scandalous, shady clients have been passing off fake money to sex workers in Calcutta, India. Areas like Sonagachi , a ‘red light’ area, are the perfect place to circulate…

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