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Invitee members from Terai,Dooars included in GTA

The Gorkha Territorial Administration board on Wednesday adopted its first resolution for inclusion of nine invitee members in the GTA.

Not included in GTA,Nepalis of Terai and Dooars threaten strike

Ten days ahead of the swearing-in ceremony for the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA),the Nepali-speaking people of the Terai and Dooars feel cheated as they have not been included in the GTA.

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Govt survey to identify tea workers deprived of benefits

With an eye on the panchayat election next year,the state government has decided to conduct a survey to determine how many tea workers have land pattas and access to benefits.

GJM to contest,no truck with Trinamool

The GJM leadership today declared that the party will participate in upcoming GTA elections,which is scheduled to be held on July 29.

With bows & arrows,state to scout talent among tribals

After ‘restoring peace’ in Junglemahal,the Mamata Banerjee government is planning a drive to select and train tribal youths with an aptitude for archery,a traditional game of the area.

Panel seeks 2001 census data of Terai,Dooars for GTA

Before beginning the physical survey of Terai and the Dooars region on the issue of the inclusion of these territories into the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration,the high-power committee headed by Justice Shyamal Sen has sought the census data of the two areas.

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Tribal outfit calls strike to protest GTA survey

The Adivasi Vikash Parishad has called a 48-hour strike in the Terai and the Dooars region to protest against the physical survey of the area by the high-power committee on the Gorkha Territorial Administration.

Dooars,Terai adivasi leaders want GTA like authority

Adivasi leaders met CM Mamata Banerjee and said they would not allow any area from the two tribal regions to be included in the GTA.

Will enact law to ban bandhs in Bengal: Mamata

Bengal CM reacts sharply to strike that caused major disruptions in public life in Jalpaiguri,Terai,Dooars region.

Beware of Nepal Maoists,rebel groups: Jaswant Singh

Jaswant Singh has said that the rise of Maoists in Nepal and the rebel groups taking sanctuary there pose a threat to India.

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Madheshi leaders decide to resume agitation in March

Nepal, Feb 28 (ANI): Five-month long Madeshi agitation in the Southern Terai region in Nepal did not yield any positive results as they were unable to bring the Nepal government to the negotiating table to address their concerns in the newly adopted constitution. In a bid to decide their future course of action, leaders of the Sanyukth Loktantrik Madheshi Morcha recently held a meeting. The party leaders said that more than 25 demands of Madheshis, mentioned in the charter, were turned down by the Nepal government. The people in southern Terai region of Nepal protested for five months against the Nepal’s newly adopted constitution that was promulgated in September last year. The Madheshis felt they had been denied their basic rights. The Madheshis demands include redrawing of the boundaries of the provinces in Terai region, fixing of electoral constituencies on the basis of population and proportional representation.

Madeshis blame Nepal government for not supplying cooking gas

Nepal, Feb 24 (ANI): Madeshis in Nepal's Terai region are unable to procure cooking gas even when India's supply side resumed after prolonged agitation by the ethnic minority community which lasted for nearly six months. Although several trucks loaded with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum gas) cylinders entered through Birjung border, Madeshis claim that they do not get cooking gas for consumption. The uneven distribution of cooking gas has made life difficult for the Madeshis. The supply system was badly hit due to border blockade by the Madeshis in southern Terai region, resulting in a shortage of essential commodities, including petrol and cooking gas. The Madeshis have demanded that the Nepal government must prioritize the availability of cooking gas for them at the earliest.

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