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 Toy Train

    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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Blasts in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, UAPA against GJM chief

    Darjeeling: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung has been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with a grenade blast at the Kalimpong police station and an explosion in Darjeeling town. The GJM is spearheading the agitation in the Hills of Bengal demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland. On Saturday night, a hand grenade was hurled at the Kalimpong police station at around 11 pm, killing a civic volunteer and

  • GJM youth wing ends fast, but fight for Gorkhaland continues

    New Delhi : 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 has responded to the request by instructing his party’s youth wing to withdraw their ongoing hunger strike.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 unrest: Internet restriction extended for eight more days

    Darjeeling: The West Bengal District Administration on Monday extended the restriction imposed on internet services for another eight days in Darjeeling, to halt rumours from spreading through social media. Earlier on June 20, the state government had also planned to extend the internet service till June 26. But people alleged that the proposed step will violate their freedom of expression. Scores of people yesterday took out a torch rally here demonstrating a

  • Indefinite shutdown still on in Bengal Hills

    Darjeeling : Declaring that the indefinite shutdown in north Bengal hills will continue, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Thursday announced the formation of a coordination committee at an all-party meeting to take forward the movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

  • GJM members hand over resignation from GTA to Bengal Guv

    Kolkata : A three-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here on Monday to formally submit their resignation letters from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the developmental board in the northern West Bengal hills.