Free Press Journal
  • Violence returns to Bengal Hills, GJM burns copies of GTA accord

    Darjeeling/Kolkata : After an incident-free week, violence returned to the Darjeeling hills with GJM supporters allegedly targeting the house of the chairman of a development board in Kalimpong district and burning copies of the GTA accord.

  • Darjeeling: GJM activists burn copies of GTA accord in hills

    Darjeeling: Intensifying their agitation for Gorkhaland, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists today held demonstrations and burnt copies of the GTA accord in the hills on the 13th day of the indefinite shutdown.

  • Protest marches in Darjeeling as shutdown enters 10th day

    Darjeeling (WB): Protesters marched through the streets in several places today as the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills entered its tenth day with GJM chief Bimal Gurung threatening to intensify the agitation for a separate state.

  • All 45 elected members of GTA resign in Darjeeling

    Darjeeling: All the 45 elected members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), including its Chief Executive Bimal Gurung, on Friday resigned from the administrative body.

  • GJM takes out protest march, internet remains suspended

    Darjeeling : Security forces patrolled the streets in the hills and Internet services remained suspended for the second day on Monday as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters held protest march here demanding Gorkhaland and burnt effigies of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • Darjeeling violence: Union Minister Rajnath Singh asks GJM to come to talks table

    New Delhi: As Darjeeling remained on the boil over a separate statehood agitation, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to protesters not to resort to violence and, instead, hold dialogue to resolve any issue. He said resorting to violence would never help them in finding a solution and asked the people living there to remain calm and peaceful.

  • Darjeeling turns into battleground, police firing kills 2 GJM men

    Kolkata/Darjeeling : Violent protests for statehood in Darjeeling took an ugly turn on Saturday as a security personnel was stabbed and local Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders, who are spearheading the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland in the Hills of West Bengal, claimed police firing killed two of its cadres.

  • Centre rushes 400 more paramilitary to Darjeeling; total 1,400

    New Delhi: The Centre today rushed 400 additional paramilitary personnel to Darjeeling, taking the total number to 1,400, to assist the local administration there to restore peace and normalcy. “As many as 400 paramilitary personnel were sent to Darjeeling to help the state government on their request to maintain law and order,” a home ministry official said.

  • GJM calls indefinite bandh after leaders’ premises raided

    Darjeeling: The police today raided some premises of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and arrested some party activists following which the outfit called for an indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling Hills. Arrows, sharp weapons and explosives were recovered during the raids at the premises in Singmari and Patlebas areas in Darjeeling, the police said.

  • Darjeeling stir: GNLF joins hands with GJM for Gorkhaland demand

    New Delhi : Breaking its alliance with the TMC, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) on Wednesday justified joining hands with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading a bandh in Darjeeling, and said the party has been fighting for a separate Gorkhaland since its inception.

  • Six parties adopt resolution for separate Gorkhaland state

    Darjeeling: As many as six parties including the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday adopted a resolution for a separate Gorkhaland state. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) did not attend the meeting. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is monitoring the situation developing in Darejeeling, sources said.

  • In Gujarat, bags with Akhilesh’s photographs distributed to students

    Darjeeling : The BJP government in Gujarat was in for a major embarrassment on Tuesday when authorities in tribal-dominated Chhota Udepur district distributed school bags to children with picture of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, hidden beneath Education Department logos.

  • Paramilitaries patrol streets as GJM shuts down Darjeeling

    Darjeeling: Paramilitary troops were patrolling the streets of Darjeeling on Monday morning to prevent any untoward incident during an indefinite shut down of the city called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). Monday’s GJM-led shut down call came a day after the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal had issued an order that all offices have to remain open in Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

  • Darjeeling limping back to normal, as Army patrols continue

    Darjeeling: The Army continued to patrol Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong towns, as life returned to normal in the northern West Bengal hills with no further violence reported so far on Saturday.