Free Press Journal
  • HC stays withdrawal of central forces from Darj

    Kolkata : A vacation bench of the Calcutta High Court comprising Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Debangsu Basak on Tuesday passed an interim order asking the Union government not to withdraw central security forces from the trouble-hit Darjeeling till October 27.

  • Darjeeling: Heritage Toy train service to resume from October 25

    Kolkata: Services of the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as ‘toy train’, is all set to resume in the hills from October 25, after its suspension for 125 days due to the strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). The indefinite strike in the Darjeeling hills, called by the GJM for a separate state of Gorkhaland on June 15, was lifted after 104 days ahead of

  • Withdrawal of paramilitary from Darj is undemocratic, unconstitutional: Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her displeasure over the Union government’s decision to withdraw the central force from trouble-torn Darjeeling. She was addressing the media persons after the third round of meeting of all major political parties of Darjeeling to chalk out a solution to the present problem in the hills on Monday at Nabanna-the state secretariat.

  • MHA withdraws paramilitary from Darjeeling

    New Delhi: The home ministry has ordered withdrawal of as many as 1,000 paramilitary personnel, including 300 women, deployed in Darjeeling to maintain law and order during the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state, reports PTI.

  • 11 GJM leaders held for murder attempt in Darj

    Darjeeling : The police on Friday night arrested 11 leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on charges of attempt to murder and vandalism.

  • Manhunt for GJM chief even as Darj shutdown continues

    Darjeeling : The situation in Darjeeling remained tense as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 81st day on Sunday. Meanwhile, a massive search operation has been launched by West Bengal police to locate absconding Gorkha Janmukti chief Bimal Gurung.

  • GJM willing to talk and settle Darj problem with Bengal govt

    Darjeeling  : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday requested the Centre and the West Bengal government to initiate talks at the earliest to restore peace in Darjeeling where an indefinite strike entered its 68th day. This is the first time that the GJM, spearheading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland, expressed its willingness to hold talks with the state government along with the Centre. “The responsibility of ensuring peace in the

  • 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.