Gorkhaland

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  • Toy train service in Darjeeling hills to resume from Oct 25

    Toy train service in Darjeeling hills to resume from Oct 25

    Services of the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as 'toy train', is all set to resume in the hills from October 25, after its suspension for 125 days due to the strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha......

    October 17, 2017
  • Bengal pays homage to Sub-Inspector killed in Darjeeling

    Bengal pays homage to Sub-Inspector killed in Darjeeling

    A gun salute was paid to Police Sub-Inspector Amitava Malik, who was shot dead during a gunfight between security forces and the Bimal Gurung faction of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in West Bengal's Darjeeling, at his last rites held in his......

    October 14, 2017
  • Darjeeling unrest: Mamata blames Central Government

    Darjeeling unrest: Mamata blames Central Government

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today held the Centre responsible for the Darjeeling unrest and said the state government would not tolerate any rumour-mongering that might endanger peace. Speaking at an administrative meeting held here this afternoon, she requested......

    October 11, 2017
  • GNLF shows black flags to state BJP chief in Darjeeling

    GNLF shows black flags to state BJP chief in Darjeeling

    A day after the Jana Andolan Party activitis protested against his visit in Kalimpong, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday was again shown black flags and 'go back' posters by another hill-based outfit Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF)......

    October 5, 2017
  • Bengal BJP chief shown black flags in Kalimpong

    Bengal BJP chief shown black flags in Kalimpong

    West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh was on Wednesday shown black flags and 'go back posters by the Jana Andolan Party (JAP) activists in Kalimpong as he, along with a party delegation, arrived in the northern West Bengal hills for......

    October 4, 2017
  • Darjeeling reopens after three months

    Darjeeling reopens after three months

    Normalcy returned to Darjeeling hills today after three-and-half months following the suspension of the indefinite shutdown by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM). The town, known as the Queen of Hills, sprang back to life as news of the suspension of the......

    September 27, 2017
  • Quixotic Mr Gurung~II

    Quixotic Mr Gurung~II

    The allegation of historical exploitation of Darjeeling by the state of West Bengal does not hold water because Darjeeling has the country's best social development indicators. According to the West Bengal Human Development Report, 2004 prepared under the supervision of......

    September 21, 2017
  • Quixotic Mr Gurung~I

    Quixotic Mr Gurung~I

    The winds of change are sweeping across the Darjeeling hills. History seems to have come full circle for Bimal Gurung who appears to be completely out of his depth with the ground realities and popular mood in his bailiwick. The......

    September 20, 2017
  • Second fizzle

    Second fizzle

    The second round of talks between the West Bengal government and the Gorkhas ~ this time in Silguri’s Uttarkanya ~ has not cleared the fog even a wee bit. Let alone the “state of Gorkhaland”, unmistakable is the discord within......

    September 16, 2017
  • GJM to formulate alternative strategies for Gorkhaland demand: Tamang

    GJM to formulate alternative strategies for Gorkhaland demand: Tamang

    Ousted Gorkha Janamukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang on Thursday asserted that the fight for Gorkhaland state would continue but appealed for withdrawal of the three-month-old shutdown as it was impeding the flow of life in the northern West Bengal hills.......

    September 14, 2017
  • All-party meet to discuss Darjeeling situation

    All-party meet to discuss Darjeeling situation

    All eyes are set on the all-party meeting convened by the West Bengal government in Siliguri on Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Darjeeling even as the indefinite strike in the hills entered its 90th day. This is the second......

    September 12, 2017
  • Ousted GJM leader Anit Thapa wants Darjeeling shutdown to end

    Ousted GJM leader Anit Thapa wants Darjeeling shutdown to end

    Days after his expulsion from the GJM for alleged involvement in "anti-party activities", ousted Gorkha leader Anit Thapa on Tuesday led a silent rally in Kurseong township near here demanding peace. The rally was taken out on the 83rd day......

    September 5, 2017
  • Explosives recovered from Darjeeling hills

    Explosives recovered from Darjeeling hills

    A huge amount of explosives were recovered from Lebong area of Darjeeling hills on Monday, with police suspecting that they were stolen from a power plant. "In July it was reported that a huge amount of explosives were stolen from......

    September 4, 2017