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Tracing the history of Gorkhaland movement: Another crisis triggered by language

Gorkhaland consists of Nepali-speaking people of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and other hilly districts. The people belonging to these areas hardly have any connection with the Bengali community and are different in ethnicity, culture and language.

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha says govt offices shut from Monday, Mamata to act ‘tough’

While GJM on Sunday announced an indefinite shutdown of all government offices in the hills from Monday to push its demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland, Banerjee said, “We have compromised a lot, and it seems we have our back against the wall now.”

Darjeeling turmoil: GJM calls indefinite shutdown from Monday demanding separate ‘Gorkhaland’ state

The Mamata Banerjee-led government’s decision to make Bengali mandatory up to class 10 had triggered the present round of movement.

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Amit Shah’s comment on Gandhi unethical, should apologise: Mamata Banerjee

The CM further added, “Gandhiji is the father of the nation and he is an icon of the world. No one should think that he can say anything only because he is in power”, she said.

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Darjeeling limps back to normalcy

Tourists gradually started arriving in Darjeeling after transportation facilities were put back in order. Several hotel owners, however, said they have been receiving calls to cancel the bookings of many tourists.

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Darjeeling: 12-hr bandh paralyses life, CM Mamata Banerjee says no one above law

The GJM on Friday announced that it will hold a central committee meeting of the party on Saturday to plan its future course of action.

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Darjeeling incident is abhorrent, can’t be described in words: Mamata Banerjee

She said, “What happened in Darjeeling yesterday is so abhorrent that it cannot be described in words. The situation is under control in Darjeeling; it’s peaceful here.”

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West Bengal Opposition reacts: Kashmir-like policy in Darjeeling, divisive politics, Mamata Banerjee in turf war

Maintaining that just like in Kashmir, the problems of Darjeeling hills will not be solved with the use of Army or force, the CPM asked the state government to solve the sensitive issue with a cautious approach.

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Mamata Banerjee announces secretariat for hills

The new building will be named ‘Tenzing Norgay Bhaban’, after the legendary mountaineer, she added. Work to set up the new secretariat will begin in six months. The next Cabinet meeting at Darjeeling will be held at the the new secretariat, said Mamata.

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BJP asks Mamata Banerjee to come clean on funding, Trinamool says ‘don’t give us lessons’

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal asked the Trinamool chief to “come clean” on the source of the money. Taking a dig at her, he said it was now clear why was she opposed to demonetisation, which was “aimed at curbing black money”.

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BJP asks Mamata Banerjee to come clean on Trinamool Congress’s funding

Union minister Piyush Goyal asked the TMC supremo to “come clean” on the source of the money and took a dig at her saying it was now clear why was she opposed to demonetisation.

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Will conduct audit of funds used by GTA: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come down heavily upon the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).

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Mamata Banerjee pens song for West Bengal, designs ‘unique’ state emblem

A source close to Banerjee said, “The song will have three verses. It is being written and composed by Mamata Banerjee. The idea was to find a song that would capture the essence of Bengal.”

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Consensus with TMC at national level on common interests: Congress

The Congress has cleared that even if the party reaches a consensus with the TMC on issues of common interest, it will still continue to oppose the Mamata Banerjee-led party in West Bengal.

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Won’t support GST in present form, Centre has to rectify it: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also said that any attempt to foment communal riots in the state would not be tolerated.