Darjeeling

Calcutta High Court puts a stay on removal of central forces from Darjeeling

Calcutta High Court puts a stay on removal of central forces from Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh claiming that the withdrawal of forces was "politically and administratively a bad decision." 

Oct 17, 2017, 15:26 PM IST

MHA orders withdrawal of 1000 paramilitary personnel from Darjeeling

The home ministry has ordered withdrawal of as many as 1,000 paramilitary personnel, including 300 women, deployed in Darjeeling to maintain law and order during the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state.

Oct 15, 2017, 21:27 PM IST
Darjeeling: Four houses gutted in GJM chief Bimal Gurung's neighbourhood

Darjeeling: Four houses gutted in GJM chief Bimal Gurung's neighbourhood

The police said the fire broke out after midnight and was brought under control around 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Oct 15, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
Fresh violence in Darjeeling hills, car torched

Fresh violence in Darjeeling hills, car torched

A number of shops and other business establishments opened in Darjeeling on Sunday after remaining shut for 101 days over the demand for separate Gorkhaland.

Sep 24, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
Second all-party meeting on Darjeeling issue on Tuesday

Second all-party meeting on Darjeeling issue on Tuesday

West Bengal Tourism Minister Goutam Deb on Monday said: "We are hopeful of resolving the deadlock. People of Darjeeling do not want strike."

Sep 11, 2017, 19:48 PM IST

Incident-free day in Darjeeling, several shops open

A large number of shops were open in the Darjeeling hills today braving threats and intimidation by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).

Sep 10, 2017, 22:52 PM IST
Indefinite shutdown continues, massive manhunt for Bimal Gurung

Indefinite shutdown continues, massive manhunt for Bimal Gurung

A massive search operation launched by the West Bengal police for the absconding Gorkha Janmukti chief Bimal Gurung continued even today.

Sep 03, 2017, 15:42 PM IST
Darjeeling: Sharp differences among hill parties on continuing shutdown

Darjeeling: Sharp differences among hill parties on continuing shutdown

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday held talks with political parties of the Darjeeling hills at the state secretariat in Kolkata and requested them to withdraw the indefinite shutdown.

Aug 30, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee meets Darjeeling parties; requests to call off strike, says talks positive

Mamata Banerjee meets Darjeeling parties; requests to call off strike, says talks positive

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday held talks with political parties of Darjeeling hills and requested them to withdraw the indefinite bandh, which entered the 76th day.

Aug 29, 2017, 19:50 PM IST
Five-member GJM team to attend all-party meet, raise Gorkhaland demand

Five-member GJM team to attend all-party meet, raise Gorkhaland demand

We hope for a positive outcome of the meeting. The central government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) both are prepared to help," BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said.

 

Aug 26, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

GJM to attend all party meet on Aug 29, raise Gorkhaland demand

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha would attend the August 29 all party meeting convened by the West Bengal government on the Darjeeling issue, and raise the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland during the parleys, a senior party leader said on Friday.

Aug 25, 2017, 22:31 PM IST
Darjeeling stalemate: GJM writes to West Bengal govt, to attend August 29 meeting

Darjeeling stalemate: GJM writes to West Bengal govt, to attend August 29 meeting

The GJM has expressed its willingness to attend the August 29 talks to resolve the Darjeeling stalemate.

Aug 24, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha writes to CM Mamata Banerjee, requests dialogue on Darjeeling crisis

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha writes to CM Mamata Banerjee, requests dialogue on Darjeeling crisis

The Darjeeling hills have been on the boil for over two months with an indefinite shutdown called by the GJM continuing since June 12 to press for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:31 PM IST

Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong students can be allowed in ICSE schools in plains

"The move is essential as students who will appear for their board examinations have to finish the syllabus and Class 9 students have to complete their board registration by September 10," De said in view of the indefinite shutdown in the hills which entered its 68th day today.

Aug 21, 2017, 17:14 PM IST

Bomb blast in Darjeeling, no injuries

A bomb ripped through the heart of West Bengal`s hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Sunday, police said.

Aug 19, 2017, 11:44 AM IST

Last date of CISCE student registration to be extended in Darjeeling

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations has decided to extend the last date of registration of students for class 9 and 11 in schools situated in the Darjeeling Hills in view of the prolonged shutdown there.

Aug 02, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee briefs Rajnath Singh on Darjeeling situation, West Bengal flood

Mamata Banerjee briefs Rajnath Singh on Darjeeling situation, West Bengal flood

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the prevailing situation in Darjeeling, where normal life has been hit due to an ongoing strike demanding a separate Gorkhaland state.

Jul 25, 2017, 22:46 PM IST

No proposal to form panel to look into Gorkhaland demand: Govt

The Darjeeling hills have been witnessing an indefinite strike called by the GJM, demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, since June 12.

Jul 25, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

Ban on internet in Darjeeling to continue

Pro-Gorkhaland activists took out rallies in Darjeeling on Tuesday during the day but no incident of violence or arson was reported by the police.

 

Jul 25, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya blames Mamata Banerjee's mentality for Darjeeling situation

He also defended BJP leader Roopa Ganguly over her controversial statement on women safety, saying she was referring to the "poor" law and order situation in West Bengal.

Jul 18, 2017, 20:00 PM IST