Friday, July 21, 2017

Darjeeling Unrest: GJM Yuva Morcha to go on indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow

Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India] | July 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Yuva Morcha on Thursday announced that they will go on an indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow (June 21).... read..

Darjeeling: Police vehicle torched during GJM protest

Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India] | July 19, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Amid the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling, a police vehicle was set on fire by unknown assailants.... read..

Property bearing the brunt; Strike to continue in Darjeeling

Darjeeling/Siliguri | Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 IST
The worst victim in the ongoing Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)-sponsored Gorkhaland movement in the queen of Hills is the heritage property as one after another is facing the wrath of the Gorkha activists. After Sonada and Gayabari Toy Train station... read..

Fresh violence in Darjeeling following Gorkhaland activist's death (Lead)

Darjeeling |Tuesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
The situation in Darjeeling district's Mirik continued to be tense following the death of a Gorkhaland activist allegedly in police firing even as fresh incidents of violence and road blockades ensued in the northern West Bengal hills on Tuesday.... read..

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

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Refuting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's charge that the central government has colluded with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to keep Darjeeling hills on the boil, a union minister on Tuesday said the Centre is "fully cooperative" in restoring pea... read..

Centre ready to cooperate, but state has to take initiative: Ravi Shankar on Darjeeling unrest

New Delhi [India] | July 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Central Government is ready to assist West Bengal which is witnessing unrest in two of its districts.... read..

Pro-Gorkhaland activist killed during clashes in Darjeeling

Darjeeling |Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday claimed that one of their activists was killed and few others injured in police firing during a clash between the Trinamool Congress cadres (TMC) and GJM supporters in Darjeeling.... read..

GJM rallies for internet restoration in Darjeeling

Darjeeling |Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Sporadic incidents of violence and rallies were witnessed in the northern West Bengal hills on Monday as the pro-Gorkhaland supporters demanded that internet services be restored.... read..

Cong to raise Darjeeling unrest, China standoff & conditions of textile workers in Parliament

New Delhi | Sunday, Jul 16 2017 IST
The Congress party seemed to have pulled up its sleeves for the monsoon session of Parliament getting underway tomorrow and said it would try to grill government and take up issues concerning deteriorating law and order situation on Jammu and Kashmir, Wes... read..

Siliguri, Darjeeling to soon get Passport Seva Kendras

Kolkata |Saturday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Darjeeling and Siliguri in West Bengal will soon get Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSK), Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar said here on Saturday.... read..

Darjeeling burns, random arson to plague administration, rural library burnt,

160-MW Kalijhora hydel power generation stopped Darjeeling/Siliguri | Friday, Jul 14 2017 IST
All economic and social activities in Darjeeling Hills came to a standstill as attacks and arson by suspected Gorkha activists on the government establishments continued unabated. At least half-a-dozen working places have been set afire and gener... read..

SC urges Darjeeling's people to maintain peace and order

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday urged the people of Darjeeling and Kalimpong to maintain peace and order as the Central government informed it that it has provided the West Bengal government with four more CRPF companies to deal with the violent agitation for... read..

Bengal Cong chief Adhir Chowdhury seeks PM Narendra Modi's intervention into Darjeeling impasse

Kolkata | Friday, Jul 14 2017 IST
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention into bloody violent movement in Darjeeling Hills saying the people have been suffering untold misery for past one month. ... read..

Yechury urges Rajnath to convene tripartite meet over Darjeeling unrest

New Delhi [India] | July 14, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the wake of the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling and Kalimpong following the West Bengal government's decision to make 'Bengali' language compulsory, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday wrote to Home Minister Ra... read..

Of simplicity and ethereal beauty: Memories of growing up in a different Darjeeling (First Person)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 12:45:05 PM IST
"'When the wind is right and the cloud is gone, you can see down this road as far as Darjeeling,' I told her. 'But it is a long and difficult road, full of perils, and if a traveller on foot were to look at the length of it, his spirit would be overcome a... read..
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