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Tag Archives: GJM

Darjeeling planters seek financial support amid ongoing shutdown

  Kolkata: Faced with an “unusual situation” arising out of the indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling’s tea planters have sought “financial support” from the central government, according to a representative body. All plucking and manufacturing operations in the 87 gardens in the Darjeeling hills have been suspended since June 9 and the…

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Students moving to plains amid Darjeeling shutdown

  Darjeeling: Thousands of students studying in boarding schools here were being moved to the plains as the agitating Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) allowed a 12-hour window on Friday. “We have given a 12-hour window from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., so that school authorities can ferry the students to the plains. It is not a…

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GJM alleges ‘news blackout’, disruption in internet and mobile services

  Darjeeling: The GJM, which is spearheading the agitation for separate Gorkhaland state in the North Bengal hills, on Wednesday complained about “a blackout of news” in the region as the telecast of several national and regional news channels is being regularly interrupted in Darjeeling and Kalimpong district. “There have been several complaints that a number…

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Mamata appeals for peace in Darjeeling

  Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to people in the northern West Bengal hills to maintain peace instead of “playing with fire” amid the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)-called indefinite shutdown. “I would like to appeal to everyone in the mountains to kindly maintain peace. Solution can be reached through meetings and dialogues only…

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Darjeeling simmers in indefinite shutdown

  Darjeeling: The northern West Bengal hills continued to simmer on Saturday as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) sponsored indefinite shutdown entered the sixth day with police allegedly raiding and vandalising the residence of party assistant general secretary Binay Tamang. The “Queen of the Hills” virtually turned into a battlefield as moves and counter moves were…

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Darjeeling tense after arson attacks by GJM protesters

  Darjeeling: The northern West Bengal hills remained tense on Friday after Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters indulged in widespread arson late on Thursday night to protest a police raid on party chief Bimal Gurung’s house. GJM supporters in the early morning hours on Friday torched a panchayat office at Mirik, a hydro electric supply office…

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Netaji’s grandnephew demands respect for Gorkhas

  Kolkata: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose has demanded respect for the Gorkha community amid the ongoing agitation by the GJM in the north Bengal hills pressing for a separate state of Gorkhaland. “You have to win over the Gorkhas by giving them respect & identity-& not by the stick. #Gorkhas are warriors…

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Fresh unrest in Darjeeling amid indefinite shutdown

Darjeeling: Amid the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) sponsored indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, fresh unrest broke out here on Tuesday as GJM supporters clashed with police during a protest rally. The protesters shouted slogans and pelted bricks at the security forces, prompting the police to resort to a massive baton charge to disperse…

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Can’t be intimidated with threats, Mamata tells GJM

  Bhangor: West Bengal Chief Minister on Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted she will not be intimidated with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s (GJM) “threats” and claimed it will run away after spurring episodes of violence. “If someone tells me in a loving way to wash their dishes, even that I will do. But I don’t bow down…

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When ‘Darjeeling Spirit’ saved the day

Kolkata: The battle between the Mamata Banerjee dispensation and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the picturesque Darjeeling hills may not have an end in sight yet, but humanity, under the hashtag ‘Darjeeling Spirit’ did put up a strong fight, and won amid all the ugliness. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, the…

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