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DARJEELING, 9 Jun 2017/--/The Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had a busy schedule today with her being seen in different parts of town from early morning on wards and relaying instructions over the microphone at the Club side area asking the tourists not to be afraid and requesting local...

DARJEELING, 9 Jun 2017/--/As the hills came to a standstill following the 12 hour bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha condemning the clash yesterday between Morcha supporters and the police the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee seems to have changed her strategy by trying to corner the...

DARJEELING, 7 Jun 2017/--/The day the state cabinet meeting is scheduled to be held here, decided on Thursday, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha is organizing a mass public rally with them also doing a sit on dharna for two hours in front of Gorkha Ranga Manch about 200 meters away from Raj Bhawan and one...

DARJEELING, 6 Jun 2017/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha continued its protest rally the third day today along with burning the effigy of the Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee at the time when she is present here and not having any permission for holding the rally or the public meeting that was held...

DARJEELING, 4 Jun 2017/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha party today organized a protest rally against the forceful imposition of Bengali language in the hills which was led by party president Bimal Gurung. The rally started off from Ghoom 8 km away and was attended by GJM’s frontal organizations,...

DARJEELING, 1 Jun 2017/--/With the opposition to implementing Bengali being spearheaded by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha gaining momentum, the TMC (hills) today said it had spoken to party high commands in Kolkata to not make it mandatory in the hill schools. The hill TMC leaders finding themselves in an...

DARJEELING, 1 Jun 2017/--/The Darjeeling sadar police have started a sou-moto case against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung and heads of schools and social organization for conspiring and promoting enmity and communal disharmony. On May 30, Gurung had held an indoor meeting (...

DARJEELING, 29 May 2017/--/For the TMC, Mirik has become the focal point became evident today with the party’s elected candidates from Darjeeling and Kurseong failing to turn up for the oath taking ceremony in the respective civic body today. All the candidates were instead asked to attend the...

DARJEELING, 26 May 2017/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today warned of the possibility of situation turning volatile, if the state government forcibly imposed Bengali language in the hills schools. The GJM leader termed the state government’s decision to impose Bengali language...

DARJEELING, 26 May 2017/--/Trade union of the hills and plains under the aegis of Joint Forum today said a general strike would be called on June 13 in the North Bengal region to demand for implementation of the Minimum Wage Act in the tea gardens. Saman Pathak, former Rajya Sabha MP and senior...

DARJEELING, 26 May 2017/--/The Darjeeling Association of Travel Agents today made an appeal that VIPs should not come to the hills during the peak tourist season as due to the requisition of vehicles for their visit the tourists are the ones that face the most problem due to lack of vehicles. The...

DARJEELING, 25 May 2017/--/What seems to be a counter measure, the district administration today proposed not allowing public meetings to be held at Sumeroo Manch located in the heart of town which comes after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) said the Darjeeling municipality would not allow...

DARJEELING, 25 May 2017/--/As the youth front of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha continued its protest rally today against the state government’s decision of making Bengali language as the compulsory 3rd language in schools all over the state the Morcha central committee maintained that their party...

DARJEELING, 24 May 2017/--/The youth front of the Jan Andolan Party (JAP) today started an indefinite hunger strike at Kalimpong demanding that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha should take a proper stand on the demand of Gorkhaland. Six of the JAP youth front members today started the hunger strike at...

DARJEELING, 22 May 2017/--/GJM president Bimal Gurung today said the party would henceforth do away with politics of appeasement to bring order and system and to put a curb on the rampant corruption and nepotism in the hills civic bodies. The GJM president in particular brought to the fore...

DARJEELING, 21 May 2017/--/Having lost in the recent civic election, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) nonetheless decided to reward Shanta Chhetri by nominating her as the party’s MP candidate for the Rajya Sabha election. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee in her official social media account...

DARJEELING, 21 May 2017/--/About 1,400 people were seen running along with the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway more popularly known as the toy train with the event also entering the India Book of Records which was earlier known as the Limca Book of Records. Organized by the social organization the...

Gangtok, 21 May 2017/--/While the European fashion industry has proved its dominance over Indian traditional designs, designer Alka Adhikari of Bagdogra (Siliguri) has gained worldwide popularity by fusing Indian and Nepali traditional concepts with Western ideas in her creations. With this unique...

DARJEELING, 20 May 2017/--/The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has lodged a police against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung’s son for creating trouble in ward 25 of Darjeeling municipality on Friday night. Acting on the complaint, police have started a case against Avinash...

DARJEELING, 19 May 2017/--/Admitting Mirik to be a surprise defeat, Bimal Gurung today tried to turn the failure into a positive tied; terming the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha as the primary opposition party that had managed to stop the TMC juggernaut in Bengal. The TMC steamrolled the Congress-Left...

DARJEELING, 17 May 2017/--/Even though the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha were able to form their boards in the municipalities of Kurseong, Kalimpong and Darjeeling the TMC made its presence felt in the hills in a big way with them winning the Mirik Municipality board securing 6 wards out of the nine wards...

DARJEELING, 16 May 2017/--/Darjeeling: With 24 hours to go for counting, the TMC is expecting to dent the GJM fortress in the hills by taking the Mirik municipality and making a strong presence in the other three civic bodies. A senior central committee TMC leader who did not wish to come on...

DARJEELING, 14 May 2017/--/Election to the seven municipalities of Bengal was a contrast in nature. Civic bodies of Raigunj, Pujali and Domkal saw wide spread violence whereas in the hills the election passed off peacefully without any untoward incidents. According to the last update by the...

DARJEELING, 11 May 2017/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today accused chief minister Mamata Banerjee of fomenting trouble in the hills. Under her patronage, armed TMC cadres were going about threatening people, he added. Addressing an election meeting at the Motor Stand in...

DARJEELING, 11 May 2017/--/Senior Trinamool Congress leader and state tourism minister Gautam Deb today said the issue of Gorkhaland that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha was raising in the run up to the municipality election was not a pertinent one. He said the GJM was doing so because they cannot show...