Sources said that during the meetings, Thapa urged GJM leaders and councillors to support Tamang and the GTA.
Municipal polls were held in the Hills in May with the GJM sweeping Kalimpong with 19 seats. Trinamool Congress managed to win only two.
The visit of Mohan Bhagwat has been mired with controversy, with state run Mahajati Sadan auditorium refusing to give permission for the programme. Later, organizers opted for Science City a larger venue.
“My father took his decision. I have taken mine. I respect my father. But I have decided to stay on in Trinamool Congress under the aegis of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. I am a party MLA and will do whatever my party tells me,” Subhranshu, 34, told The Indian Express
Announcing Roy’s suspension, Trinamool secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said he was colluding with the BJP. “For the last few years Roy has indulged in anti-party activities and tried to weaken the party,” Chatterjee said at a news conference.
Roy Villa, a four storied building with basement situated at Lebong Cart Road, Darjeeling, West Bengal holds a special significance in India’s rich cultural tradition. In this heritage house, Sister Nivedita, the great disciple of Swami Vivekananda died on 13 October 1911.
The posters — which carry the warning ‘Gorkhaland Birodhi Hoshiyar’ (Those opposing Gorkhaland, beware) — claimed responsibility for the IED blasts that recently shook the Hills, including one that took place near the gate of the PWD bungalow in Mirik sub-division on Thursday.
The posters with the heading ‘Gorkhaland Birodhi Hoshiyar’ served a warning to those who oppose the separate state of Gorkhaland. The group claimed responsibility for the recent blast in the Hills. On Thursday night, an IED blast took place near the gate of the PWD bungalow.
“I have not violated the Sharia. I have only protested against talaq by messages and phone calls or instant talaq,” Ishrat says. Now she plans to file a maintenance suit against her husband and to get his passport revoked.
In 1986, when the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) led by Subhas Ghising launched the movement for a Gorkhaland state, Tamang joined it, along with Gurung. He came to be popularly known as Binay daju (elder brother).
This comes 80 days after the GJM called an indefinite strike in the Hills over its demand of Gorkhaland and two days after the Hill parties, including a GJM delegation led by Tamang, met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
“My two children have gone missing. I have lodged a complaint with the police. I want my children back,” said Ishrat Jehan, speaking to the Indian Express over phone. She lodged the complaint with Golabari police station this afternoon.
“Do you know Muslim women cannot be the guardian of her child even if her husband has passed away? The verdict will open flood gates for reforms,” said Syed Tanveer Nasreen, professor of gender studies in Burdwan University .
“I was waiting for the news,” said Ishrat, 30. “Now Muslim women will be able to live with their heads high. After the verdict, I feel Muslim women will get their rights and their equality back. I went to court to get justice, now I think that I will get justice
In April 2015, Murtaza, Jehan's husband who used to work in Dubai, called her up and gave her talaq. Since then, life has been traumatic for this mother of three daughters and a son. Later, her children were also taken away to Bihar where her husband's family live.