Darjeeling hills

Mamata agrees to probe police firings in Darjeeling hills

The West Bengal CM also urged the agitators to bring back normalcy in the hills in the wake of the upcoming ‘Dassain’ festival.

published on : 13th September 2017

Ousted GJM leader Binay Tamang asks missing chief Bimal Gurung to lead Gorkhaland movement

Ousted leader Binay Tamang on Sunday challenged GJM chief Bimal Gurung to "come out of hiding" and lead the Gorkhaland movement from the front.

published on : 3rd September 2017

Massive hunt for GJM supremo Bimal Gurung, shutdown continues in Bengal hills

West Bengal Minister Gautam Deb has accused the Sikkim government and police administration of helping Gurung and his associates to flee.

published on : 3rd September 2017

80 days of Gorkhaland movement: Tourism down, schools shut, tea gardens inactive; Spirits still up

July, August and September are the peak months when most tourists visit the hill station. But since the strike and the total shutdown, the tourism sector has been completely affected.

published on : 2nd September 2017

Gorkhaland state movement splits: one faction lifts stir for 12 days

Upstart leader Binay Tamang agrees to temporary suspension of strike as GJM boss Bimal Gurung’s influence wanes due to absence from the public eye.

published on : 31st August 2017

Police, security forces carry out raids in Darjeeling hills

The raids were conducted in various parts of the hills including areas which are considered to be the GJM stronghold, which is spearheading the two-month long shutdown in the hills.

published on : 21st August 2017

Blast rocks Darjeeling hills, attack on cops; GJM chief Bimal Gurung, 2 others booked under UAPA

 According to sources, the unknown assailants lobbed the grenade and slipped into the alleys that lead to different parts of the town.

published on : 20th August 2017

Shutdown in Darjeeling hills enters 50th day, GJM demands withdrawal of police

No incident of violence was reported from the area since last night, but the police and security personnel kept up their vigil.

published on : 3rd August 2017

Six policemen, 20 Gorkhaland activists injured in fresh violence

Violence erupted as pro-Gorkhaland supporters clashed with police while their indefinite strike entered the 45th day.

published on : 29th July 2017

Hill parties decide to continue shutdown in Darjeeling hills

A five-hour-long meeting witnessed an intense debate on whether to continue the bandh, which started on June 15 for a separate Gorkhaland state, before deciding to carry on with it.

published on : 7th July 2017

Indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills will continue: GJM chief Bimal Gurung

Gurung's comment came ahead of an all-party meeting on July 6 where the newly-formed Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee is slated to take a call on the ongoing agitation in the hills.

published on : 4th July 2017

The Darjeeling hills burn with the call for self-immolation from Gorkhas

Back in 2013, on similar lines, Telangana agitators had resorted to self-immolations and suicides during the Andhra bifurcation to demand a separate state

published on : 27th June 2017