Agricultual Scientists Recruitment Board (ASRB) announced to hold its competitive examination for the recruitment of Administrative Officer (AO) and Finance & Accounts Officer (F&O) in an Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
The Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha today held a press conference in Mirik,
exuding confidence on the BJP-led central government to help the
formation of Gorkhaland in the next four and half years. The press
conference was conducted by GJYM central committee president Sanjay
Thulung in the presence of secretary Amriut Yonzon and central committee
member and GTA Sabhasad Prakash Gurung. The leaders said the next few
years will be important for the youths from the hills and all should
unite together for the cause. They said the formation of Gorkhaland will
be a great boon for the development of the hills as well as the
thousands of unemployed youths. The GJYM will also form a committee to
take the demand for Gorkhaland ahead. Meanwhile, the youth leaders also
informed the party will organise an event on August 2 in memory of
statehood martyr Mangal Singh Rajput in Kalimpong.(EOIC)
Darjeeling, 25 July: The supremo of the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha Mr Bimal
Gurung who is also the chief of the Gorkhaland Territorial
Administration today vehemently condemned the Trinamul Congress and the
district administration bid to construct hawkers market at CR Das road
or below Mall road, asserting: "It will not solve the hawkers plight and
moreover it will obstruct the heritage beauty."
He reiterated that the GTA has already given one crore to the Darjeeling
Municipality to chalk out provision to relocate 300 hawkers which
according to his direction will be established at Yen Singh road near
the taxi stand of Darjeeling.
The civic chairman Mr Amar Singh Rai added, "The plans are already being chalked out without breaking any rule of the book."
Notably, the proposed hawkers market at CR Das road will relocate only
42 hawkers, according to the building plan submitted by the district
administration to the municipality for the nod.
However, the TMC-backed Astha Hawkers Welfare Association for whom the
construction is being done has a strength of 247 members. Presently the
hawkers are at the Mall road.
"We will not let this happen," Mr Bimal Gurung today said when asked about his stance over the construction. ( sns)
Kalimpong, July 25: The GTA Sabha
chief executive, Bimal Gurung, today said a letter would be written to
the Centre on ways to improve the functioning of the hill body, a move
to exert pressure on the state government ahead of a tripartite meeting
to review the autonomous authority’s working.
had said recently in Darjeeling that a tripartite meeting of the state
and central governments and the GTA would be held to take stock of the
hill body’s functioning although a date is yet to be fixed. Such
meetings are held once in a while as stipulated by the GTA deal. Ahead
of the tripartite meetings, direct talks are also held between the state
and the GTA to iron out differences over the hill body’s functioning.
Gurung chaired a
meeting of GTA executive members and bureaucratic heads of different
departments to review the powers and functioning of the hill body in
detail. “We held detailed discussions on the GTA agreement and GTA Act.
All the good and the bad of the GTA were discussed. We will be writing
to the Centre tomorrow, giving our views on how to improve the
functioning of the GTA,” he told reporters after the meeting in
Janmukti Morcha had in the past accused the state government of being an
impediment to the smooth functioning of the GTA in keeping with the
letter and spirit of the GTA Act and agreement. The party also alleges
that all departments haven’t been transferred to the GTA completely.
Gurung said he had
no faith in bipartite meetings to resolve issues between the GTA and
the state government. “I don’t have faith in bipartite meetings. Nothing
comes out of it. No follow-up actions are taken,” he said, stopping
short of calling for an end to the bipartite talks.
As far as the
Centre’s role vis-a-vis the GTA is concerned, the Morcha chief is
hopeful. “I have hopes from the Centre. Our MP (S.S. Ahluwalia) is aware
of our problems. He has already started working on them,” he said.
Observers said the GTA was writing to the Centre so that the hill body would have an upper hand at the tripartite meeting.
“The tone of the
previous tripartite meetings was set by the state government. However,
with a friendly government at the Centre, the Morcha wants to take
advantage of the situation and score over the state at the tripartite
meeting. The GTA is writing to the Centre to put pressure on the state
government,” said an observer.
threatened to take legal recourse if all cases filed against Morcha
supporters during the Gorkhaland agitation prior to the signing of the
GTA agreement were not withdrawn. “I had written to Union home minister
on June 2 demanding the removal of IRB companies from Pintail Village
(near Siliguri), withdrawal of cases registered during the agitation and
the pullout of CRPF from the hills. We are hearing that the CRPF is
being withdrawn. But if the cases against our party workers are not
withdrawn, we may have to move court,” he said.
According to the GTA agreement, the state government has to withdraw all cases registered during the agitation.
Gurung also said the hawkers’ market proposed by the state government at Chowrasta in Darjeeling could be relocated.
identified a place on the top of the beef market where 300 hawkers can
be accommodated. There is another site near the Gorkha Rangmanch Bhavan
where the complex can be built,” he said.(TT)
Wach rare video clips of Jwaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi during their visit to HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute), Roy Villa (The House where Sister Nivedita breathed her last and now housed the Ramakrishna Mission Nivedita Educational and Cultural Centre, Darjeeling).
This video is originally shared by Chandranath Das, Curator, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling) from his British family friend in UK.
Kalimpong boy named Rajaram Rai(18) arrested today in charge of raping a 8 year old child .The incident took place at Dante Gaun on Monday Morning. Today the case was reported to Kalimpong police by the family member of the victim after which the boy was arrested from his home by Police. The family has filed a complain against Rai who is said to have the crime with the minor at the field just below the culprit house.Police has charged section 376 and Sec 4 of POCSO Act 2012.He will be produced to court tomorrow.
The youth wing of the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM) today put up
posters on walls in the heart of Darjeeling town, alleging that the
ruling Trinamul Congress has been taking “undue advantage of the
innocence of the people of Darjeeling hills.”
Such a move from the Morcha's youth front comes barely a week after
Chief Minister and the chief of the Trinamul Congress, Miss Mamata
Banerjee, visited Darjeeling, met and shook hands with the GJMM and
Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) head Bimal Gurung at
Richmond Hill here.
The people are now saying that the posters at Chowk Bazaar contradict
the meeting of the top leaders of both the parties and their talk of
taking ahead development works in the Hills.
In the posters, the youth wing condemned and alleged that the
“atrocities of the ruling party on the people of Darjeeling never ceased
to exist,” and criticised the Chief Minister's words that she often
utters--"Darjeeling is smiling."
"We will not accept the authoritative rule of the Chief Minister where
she continues to torment the people of the hills and says they are
smiling," the indirect translation of one of the posters reads.
They also questioned the “arrest spree” conducted by the administration
during the recent statehood agitation, while pointing out that some GJMM
supporters are still behind bars.
"We do not know what transpired between the Chief Minister and our party
chief, but there are many things we are not satisfied with. Their (TMC)
atrocities and authoritative rule has not ceased to exist in the hills.
Many innocent people are being slapped with false charges. We are being
viewed as criminals just because we are trying to exercise our
constitutional right,” the spokesperson of the youth front, Mr Prakash
"Our main demand is that Gorkhaland, and the ruling party has time and
again intervened in our demand, while also hindering our right to speech
and freedom of expression as guaranteed by the Indian Constitution," he
Meanwhile, the youth front said it is organising a public meeting at
Mela Ground in Kalimpong on 2 August to commemorate the self-immolation
of Mangal Singh Rajput during the statehood agitation last year.(sns)