Aishik Chanda

Indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling sends LPG prices skyrocketing

LPG cylinders in the hills are now selling like hot cakes, though consumers have to shell out as much as Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,500 per cylinder.

21 Jun 2017

Darjeeling unrest: Gorkhas demand withdrawal of forces

In a major setback to restoring of peace in West Bengal’s volatile hills, all the political parties in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts striving for separate state of Gorkhaland vowed on Tuesday to

21 Jun 2017

Darjeeling calm on eighth day of Gorkha agitation, Sikkim TMC general secretary quits over police firing

While effigies of Mamata Banerjee were burnt in several areas of Darjeeling, no violence was reported from any part of the hills yesterday. 

20 Jun 2017

Bimal Gurung: The man who has locked up the Darjeeling hills

From the son of poor tea garden workers to the most dominant contemporary Gorkha leader in the Darjeeling hills, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief has come a long way.

19 Jun 2017

Dooars shuts down, rallies in Mirik, Darjeeling, Gorubathan after deaths of 3 GJM supporters

Mobile internet has been shut down in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts after protestors used social media to mobilise for rallies and spread news of the agitation.

19 Jun 2017

Without BJP and Trinamool, Gorkhaland demand may slip into limbo

With GJM's ally BJP distancing itself from the separate statehood demand, the road is long for the agitators and negotiations on the demand highly unlikely in the current scenario.

18 Jun 2017

Three GJM men killed, six including IRB officer injured in police firing

CM Mamata Banerjee told reporters in Kolkata that Assistant Commandant of the IRB's 2nd Battalion Kiran Tamang was critically injured in the violence.     

18 Jun 2017

Mamata asked questions as Darjeeling continues to burn

New Delhi puts on hold reinforcements and High Court tells state govt to get its act together as separate state agitators continue their arson spree.

16 Jun 2017

Gorkha party lobbies Centre as Mamata Banerjee stands firm

Protestors attack security forces with stones, burn down police outpost; Gorkha Janmukti Morcha calls for President’s rule in Bengal and total strike in hills

16 Jun 2017

110 years on, Gorkhaland still an elusive state

Mamata Banerjee’s ‘3-language policy’ making Bangla compulsory in schools in West Bengal and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s opposition to it have combined to cause a volatile situation.

14 Jun 2017

GJM to stop hydel projects in north Bengal for Gorkhaland

GJM chief Bimal Gurung threatened to halt the ongoing hydel projects in north Bengal to press for Gorkhaland statehood.

14 Jun 2017

Six parties come together for separate state of Gorkhaland

Never before have the GNLF and the GJM come together on the Gorkhaland statehood movement.

13 Jun 2017

Darjeeling bandh: Government offices burnt down, three arrested

The indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills of West Bengal began with burning of government offices despite heavy deployment of state and central forces on Monday.

13 Jun 2017

Gorkhaland agitation hits tourism in Darjeeling

The current Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling against the imposition of Bangla in West Bengal's schools has hit tourism the hardest.

12 Jun 2017

New Delhi could be sucked into Darjeeling dispute; Centre, GTA, Bengal may hold tripartite talks

Sources revealed that the Centre is likely to step into the equation and set the stage for tripartite talks to bring about an end to the dispute.

10 Jun 2017

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