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Darjeeling agitation


Row over Amit Shah letter: BJP wants political solution on Darjeeling, not separate state, says Dilip Ghosh

August 13, 2019 4:35 am

The use of the word ‘Gorkhaland’ by Shah invited criticism from the ruling Trinamool, which accused the Centre and the BJP of “plotting to divide West Bengal”.

‘Welcome NIA probe into deaths, blasts’, says GJM chief Bimal Gurung

November 06, 2017 12:13 am

The GJM chief has accused state government of framing cases against GJM leaders, but failing to investigate “real” causes and culprits. Gurung stressed on Darjeeling’s sensitive location, and said subversive activities are a threat to the nation.

West Bengal govt moves Calcutta High Court over withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling, hearing today

October 17, 2017 3:32 pm

State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh added that during his visit to the hills, he saw that CRPF personnel were being used to give protection to IPS officers and guard the residence of rebel Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binoy Tamang.

Binay Tamang strengthens base, 19 GJM councillors pledge support

October 09, 2017 5:59 am

The rally was expected to march from Batasia to Chowrasta where a public meeting was scheduled. However, the police stopped the march at Batasia and leaders had to hold a meeting at Gorkha Dukh Vivarak Samiti Hall.

Darjeeling gets back to normal life after three months of shutdown

September 27, 2017 6:00 pm

The GJM had on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of its indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills and said the situation would return to normal from 6 am on Wednesday.

'No differences with Bimal Gurung', says Binay Tamang amid reports of rift within GJM

August 29, 2017 4:51 pm

In an audio message on Sunday night, Gurung had warned the leaders that if they discussed with the state government, any other issue other than 'Gorkhaland', they would not be allowed to return to the hills.

Pro-Gorkhaland supporters, police clash in Darjeeling hills

July 29, 2017 5:23 pm

Pro-Gorkhaland agitation: The police put up roadblocks near the Sukna road crossing and asked them to go back. But the agitators broke the first two barricades and pelted stones at the police. The protesters turned violent and set afire some vehicles parked nearby.

Darjeeling shutdown: Unhappy with Centre’s silence, says GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba

July 27, 2017 1:34 am

“The situation has gone from bad to worse, but the Centre is keeping entirely silent on the issue. In its manifesto in West Bengal, the BJP had clearly said it would look into the demand for Gorkhaland," said GNLF spokesperson Neeraj Zimba.

No proposal to form panel to look into Gorkhaland demand: Government

July 25, 2017 7:08 pm

"There is no proposal to appoint a committee to look into the merits and demerits of the demands of the Gorkhas, Adivasis and others," Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said.

Gorkhaland violence: Protesters torch police vehicle, set govt buildings on fire

July 19, 2017 5:10 pm

According to police reports, century-old community hall and a TMC party office in the Darjeeling hills were set ablaze by pro-Gorkhaland supporters earlier in the day as the indefinite shutdown for a separate state entered its 35th day.