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Cong fails to regain ground in two seats

Re-polls

The Congress has come in the third and fourth positions in the two Assembly constituencies of Phansidewa and Matigara-Naxalbari, respectively, the results of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad show. The Congress had hoped that it could bounce back after the drubbing in the last Lok Sabha polls, but failed to get …

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Tea bonus at 20%

Re-polls

Tea garden workers in the plains of north Bengal will receive bonus at the rate of 20 per cent this year. Representatives of planters and tea trade unions based in the Terai and Dooars reached on a consensus on the rate at the third round of bipartite talks in Calcutta …

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Asok for Cong tie-up in rural bodies

Asok for Cong tie-up in rural bodies

Asok Bhattacharya today urged the Congress to support the Left Front to form boards at one panchayat samiti and at least six gram panchayats, where no party enjoyed absolute majority, in order to keep Trinamul out of power, taking the much talked about “Siliguri model” one step closer to formalisation. …

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Reaction on Sikkim-Darjeeling merger on Social Media

Re-polls

When No Alternative Ways Found In ‘Gorkhaland’, Bimal Gurung surfaces Sikkim – Darjeeling merger during the Jansabha (GJM Foundation) at Darjeeling. Sikkim – Darjeeling merger is simple a ‘Ghost’ which is no doubt discarded by total population of Sikkim. After the report published in Social Media immediately when Gurung announced …

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No to Sikkim-Darjeeling merger

No to Sikkim-Darjeeling merger

  The Gangtok MLA Pintso Chopel Lepcha said “GJM leader Bimal Gurung’s Statement on Sikkim-Darjeeling merger is alarming especially in view of the growing closeness between Sikkim CM Chamling and the Darjeeling leader gurung and their joint effort for tribal status for the Nepali Community. I have always maintained that …

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Important TMC faces taste SMP defeat

SMP polls: Trinamul faces an uphill task

As the results of the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad (SMP) unfolded on Wednesday, some important Trinamul Congress leaders were left to taste defeat, particularly in the Matigara block here. Former TMC sabhadhipati of the SMP Jyoti Tirkey and other party strongmen have tasted defeat in the three-tier rural polls under the …

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Hill-Sikkim merger cry

Hill-Sikkim merger cry

  Bimal Gurung today said he would propose to the Centre that the Darjeeling hills be merged with Sikkim if forming the Gorkhaland state was difficult. It is the first time that Gurung has proposed a merger. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief who said they “have to separate from Bengal”, …

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Ashok Reign Returns in Mahakuma also

Ashok Reign Returns in Mahakuma also

Ashok Bhattacharya’s reign again extends from Siliguri Corporation to the whole Sub-division. In Mahakuma Parishad, the left parties won in 6 seats out of 9. Along-with Naxalbari, Binnaguri, Matigara and others, all vital blocks again have gone in Ashokbabu’s pocket. This local body election was a challenge both to the …

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