Free Press Journal
  • Darjeeling unrest: GJM youth wing ends fast after talks with Rajnath Singh

    Darjeeling: A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other Hill-based parties to call off the two-month-long indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal hills, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Monday instructed his party’s youth wing to withdraw their ongoing hunger strike.

  • BJP, CPI(M) trying to flare up unrest in Darjeeling: Mamata Banerjee

    Midnapore (WB) : The indefinite shutdown in the hills Darjeeling is on for a straight 56 days over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, which is being spearheaded by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. While, there’s no quick solution in sight, political parties, nevertheless have been mudslinging over the issue. West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has accused opposition BJP and CPI(M) of trying to flare up unrest in the Darjeeling hills and

  • Darjeeling unrest costs Bengal Rs 500 cr: Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that to date, the total estimated loss due to the ongoing indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills has been pegged at around Rs 550 crore.

  • Will never support division of Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

    Chopra(WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she will never support the division of the state and urged all political parties in the hills to restore peace and normal life in Darjeeling, where the indefinite shutdown entered its 48th day. “Whatever happens, everyone should remember that I am ready to give up my life but I will never support dividing (the state) into parts. Every district is our asset. People

  • After weeks of peace, violence in Darjeeling again

    Darjeeling : After weeks of relative peace, violence erupted in the Darjeeling Hills as pro- Gorkhaland supporters clashed with police near Sukna area today while their indefinite strike entered the 45th day.

  • Police outpost set on fire by GJM supporters

    Darjeeling (WB) : A police outpost was set on fire by pro-gorkhaland agitators in Darjeeling hills and posters were distributed saying local MP S S Ahluwalia “has not been seen in the hills in the last few months” on the 38th day of the indefinite shutdown on Saturday.

  • Fresh violence in Mirik area of Darjeeling

    Darjeeling (WB) : Fresh violence broke out in Mirik area of Darjeeling hills with pro-Gorkhaland supporters clashing with police and setting on fire two security vehicles and an outpost, police said on Tuesday.

  • Darjeeling agitation will turn ‘terrible’, warns GJM chief

    Darjeeling (WB) : The chief of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Bimal Gurung has warned that the agitation for a separate state will turn “terrible” as the indefinite strike called by the outfit entered its 32nd day on Sunday.

  • Library, RPF office, police outpost set on fire in Darjeeling

    The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was deploying four additional companies of CRPF to maintain law and order in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, which have been hit by the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland.

  • GJM all-party meet place on Tuesday

     Darjeeling : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has preponed its all party meeting and will convene it on July 11.

  • Fresh violence, arson rock Darjeeling Hills

    GJM spearheading the movement has called for an indefinite shutdown in the hills till the demand for Gorkhaland is fulfilled.

  • Heritage toy train station torched, police attacked in Darjeeling, army out

    Darjeeling : The army was redeployed in Darjeeling Hills on West Bengal on Saturday after fresh violence broke out at Sonada where Gorkhaland supporters torched a police outpost and a toy train heritage station following the death of a youth in alleged police firing on Friday night.

  • Mamata Banerjee accuses Centre of lack of cooperation

    Kolkata : In her strongest attack on the central government till date for fuelling trouble in the Hills and plains of Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the NDA regime of “non-cooperation” with the state. She said that timely deployment of central reserve forces in Darjeeling could have prevented the crisis.

  • Darjeeling youth shot dead by police: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha

    Darjeeling (WB): A youth was killed in police firing, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha alleged today, deepening tensions in the Darjeeling hills where the indefinite strike for a separate state entered its 24th day.

  • Darjeeling tense, HC questions Centre on need to quell unrest

    Darjeeling (WB) : GJM activists on Friday took out rallies here demanding withdrawal of security forces from the restive Darjeeling hills even as the Calcutta High Court questioned the Centre whether it does not think the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland needed to be quelled quickly.

  • WB govt wants replacement of paramilitary forces in Darj

    New Delhi : The West Bengal government has sought replacement of a CRPF women battalion and SSB personnel from Darjeeling with a male battalion, prompting the Union Home Ministry to seek clarifications from the state on its “inappropriate” demand.

  • Darjeeling: Gorkhas says they are not safe in West Bengal

    Darjeeling: In the wake of indefinite protests being conducted by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) demanding a separate state Gorkhaland, the GJM has asserted that Gorkhas of Darjeeling are not safe in West Bengal.