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Darjeeling protest


Mamata Banerjee hails slain cop Amitabha Malik as good, courageous officer

October 14, 2017 10:09 pm

The chief minister expressed shock at the untimely demise of Malik and said her government will always stand beside the bereaved family and extend all cooperation.

Rajnath Singh appeals, GJM calls off Darjeeling strike after 104 days

September 27, 2017 9:59 am

In an audio message from an undisclosed location, GJM chief Bimal Gurung announced his party’s decision to withdraw the bandh from 6 am on Wednesday, after 104 days of shutdown.

GMCC calls meeting to decide on attending August 29 talks

August 24, 2017 12:12 am

The GJM-led GMCC, comprising 30 hill parties including the GNLF, is continuing with its indefinite shutdown in the hills which entered its 70th day on Wednesday.

Sikkim people unpaid soldiers of the country, says CM Pawan Chamling

August 15, 2017 9:03 pm

Chamling said it is common knowledge that the state has been suffering for the last 33 years due to Gorkhaland agitation remains totally cut-off and isolated when bandhs are called by political parties in Bengal and added that the state has lost more than Rs 60,000 crore.

Mamata Banerjee interview: This is a govt of agencies, by agencies, for agencies. People are scared...scare politics won’t be a success

August 14, 2017 9:55 am

Hoping to stitch an Opposition alliance in the run-up to 2019, Mamata Banerjee speaks on the exit of Nitish Kumar, her willingness to work with rivals Congress and Left, her fight against the BJP, Darjeeling agitation, the challenges she faces.

Mamata Banerjee briefs Rajnath Singh about Darjeeling unrest, West Bengal floods

July 26, 2017 6:11 am

Darjeeling has been witnessing indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, since June. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said there was no proposal to constitute a committee to look into the separate state demand.

Mamata Banerjee briefs Rajnath Singh on security situation in Darjeeling

July 25, 2017 10:31 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee apprised Singh about the security situation in the hill district and the steps taken by her government to bring back normalcy in the region, an official privy to the meeting said.

Indefinite shutdown enters 40th day, DGP to visit Darjeeling

July 24, 2017 12:49 pm

They will hold meetings with district police officers and administrative officials. Police and security forces patrolled the streets of the hills and kept a tight vigil at every entry and exit routes. Except medicine shops, all the other shops, restaurants, remained closed.

Darjeeling unrest: Army withdrawn as fresh violence occurs

July 20, 2017 9:49 pm

Some political party activists, dressed in traditional Nepali attire, took out rallies in the morning. The police and security forces patrolled the streets and kept a tight vigil at every entry and exit points. All shops, restaurants, hotels, schools and colleges remained closed except pharmacies.

Darjeeling on boil: We don't instigate, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

July 18, 2017 7:35 pm

Prasad was apparently referring to the deployment of army and central forces in the north Bengal hills, which have been singed by violence for over a month now over the renewed demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.