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  • GJM supporters clash with police in W Bengal, SI killed

    Kolkata : A sub-inspector of police was gunned down and two security personnel were injured when the supporters of Gorkha Janamukti Morch (GJM) president Bimal Gurung allegedly fired at them near Singla Bastee near the West Bengal and Sikkim border on Friday morning.

  • 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.

  • Bandh in Darjeeling not lifted, Gorkhaland demands resurface

    Kolkata : Indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling Hills continued on Friday despite the announcement of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief coordinator Binay Tamang that the bandh would remain suspended till September 12.

  • Centre urged to initiate dialogue on Darjeeling stir

    Darjeeling : The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) on Saturday urged the Centre to initiate a dialogue with all stakeholders to restore normalcy in Darjeeling hills, where an indefinite shutdown entered its 59th day.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • More problems for Mamata Banerjee as GJM pulls out of Gorkha Hill council

    Darjeeling/Kolkata: The standoff in the Darjeeling hills escalated on Tuesday with the Bimal Gurung-led Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) deciding to pull out of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) after ruling it since 2012. Moreover, all 14 influential political parties and public organisations in the region unanimously declared their support to the longstanding demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in North Bengal. The decision was taken at a crucial all-party meeting at the Gymkhana Hall.

  • Darjeeling: Police raid GJM chief’s office, Centre rushes more forces

    Kolkata : The law and order situation in the Darjeeling Hills turned serious on Thursday after the security forces conducted raids in the office of Gorkha Janamukti Morch (GJM) president Bimal Gurung at Patalbas in Darjeeling district and recovered some weapons. To protest against the raid, the GJM called an indefinite bandh in the hills. The police also raided the residence of Gurung. But he fled before the raid, police sources claimed.

  • 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.

  • Darj violence: State govt to act against GJM men

    Kolkata : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said her government would take action against those who were involved in creating disturbance in the Darjeeling Hills on Thursday.

  • Mamata announces Rs 4 lakh for kin of deceased

    Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the families of the deceased in landslides in DarjeelingHills. Banerjee said in a facebook post that 30 lives were lost and eight persons were missing in the disaster.

  • Subhash Ghising

    Gorkhaland movement chief Subash Ghising passes away

    New Delhi : Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subash Ghising, who gave birth to the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state for Nepali-speaking people of the Darjeeling hills, passed away on Thursday night after battling prolonged illnesses. A former soldier, Ghising formed the GNLF in 1980, demanding that a separate Gorkhaland state be carved out of North Bengal. The violent struggle ended when signed an agreement with the Centre and the

  • Agitation continues, life disrupted in Darejeeling Hills

    Darjeeling:  Normal life was paralysed in the Darjeeling Hills as the indefinite agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland entered the sixth day today even as 53 GJM members were taken into custody.