GJM

  • Mamata wants peace to prevail for unhindered hills development 6 days ago

    Darjeeling: On a visit to Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, in an apparent message to Gorkha Janamukti Morcha said that it should allow unhindered development of the hills by maintaining peace. Without making a direct reference to the GJM which wants a separate state, she called for maintaining peace...
  • TMC slams GJM pamphlet, threatens to take up with EC April 2, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday slammed the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) of spreading wrongful information to sully the party's image ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Darjeeling Hills. Threatening to take up the matter with the Election Commission, the party's hill unit said it was against all norms that the...
  • GJM confirms its support for BJP's SS Ahluwalia in Darjeeling March 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has confirmed its support for Bharatiya Janata Party's Lok Sabha elections candidate in Darjeeling, SS Ahluwalia, who is also the party's national vice president and former MP. BJP reportedly provided the GJM a choice between Ahluwalia and Rajiv Pratap Rudy from the Darjeeling seat. The BJP is...
  • LS polls: GJM, BJP to decide candidates for Darjeeling seat soon March 11, 2014

    A day after aligning with the BJP for the Lok Sabha polls, the GJM on Tuesday dismissed speculation that the candidate for West Bengal's Darjeeling constituency has been finalised, and said a nominee for raising the Gorkhas' long-standing demands will be chosen soon. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, who...
  • GJM, two members of AGP join BJP March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a day of good news for the Bharatiya Janata Party, two members of the Asom Gana Parishad have joined the party and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has formed alliance with it. Former AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary and former power minister Hiten Goswami joined the BJP on Monday...
  • GJM not to support TMC for the Darjeeling LS seat March 8, 2014

    The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) which has announced that it would not support the Trinamool Congress candidate for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat today said it would talk to all national parties before deciding its stand. GJM president Bimal Gurung said in a Facebook post that he would leave for Delhi...
  • Gorkhaland: GJM to go for 'intense' agitation from October 20 September 18, 2013

    Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, spearheading an agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling hills, on Tuesday said it would go in for an 'intense' agitation from October 20, asking people to be ready for it. GJM president Bimal Gurung told the media in Darjeeling that the Centre and the West...
  • Darjeeling: State govt employees' union to form co-ordination committee September 16, 2013

    The different state government employees union in the Darjeeling hills has decided to form a co-ordination committee on Monday to put up a united face as the state government has decided to cut pay of those employees who did not attended office during the GJM agitation. The decision to form the...
  • GJM suspends Gorkhaland stir September 10, 2013

    Darjeeling: The GJM-led Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee (GJAC) on Tuesday announced its decision to put on hold its separatist movement in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills till Oct 20. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung said the agitation was suspended to facilitate tripartite talks on the Gorkhaland issue assured by central government. ...
  • Mamata govt requests HC for direction on compensation by GJM September 9, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Monday pleaded before the Calcutta High Court to ask the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to pay Rs 69.163 crore as compensation for losses caused to public and private property during its agitation demanding a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills. Submitting a report before a division...
  • GJM says tripartite talks soon, Mamata rules out Bengal division September 3, 2013

    Darjeeling: A pro-Gorkhalnd body on Tuesday claimed the central government will soon convene tripartite talks to resolve the impasse over the demand for a new state in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills and hinted it would consider withdrawing the ongoing agitation. On a visit to the hills, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, ruled...
  • Mamata asks Darjeeling to open doors to development, accuses GJM for hindrance September 2, 2013

    Darjeeling: Accusing the Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha (GJM) of hindering development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to the people of Darjeeling hills to shun shutdowns and open their doors to development. "We want peace in Darjeeling, we want its children to get an education and the poor to get...
  • Indefinite shut down again in Darjeeling after a day's respite September 2, 2013

    Darjeeling: After a day's respite for the people to stock up food items, the GJM's indefinite shut down in the Darjeeling hills was back again on Sunday. Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has announced a day's respite on Saturday in their indefinite stir to demand a separate state of Gorkhaland. A team of GJM...
  • WB: Indefinite shut down again in Darjeeling after a day's respite September 1, 2013

    After a day's respite for the people to stock up food items, the GJM's indefinite shut down in the Darjeeling hills was back again on Sunday. Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has announced a day's respite on Saturday in their indefinite stir to demand a separate state of Gorkhaland. A team of GJM...
  • Congress, BJP politicising Gorkhaland issue: Mamata Banerjee August 29, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of creating unrest in Darjeeling for electoral gains. "This is a deliberate strategy to create unrest in the hills through politics. It has become a trend for the Congress and BJP to politicise the...
  • GJM not to attend GTA meeting in Darjeeling August 24, 2013

    The GJM on Saturday announced that it would not attend the GTA meeting on September four, even as the indefinite agitation in Darjeeling to demand release of the over 700 party leaders and supporters entered the fourth day. GJM town committee assistant general secretary Raju Pradhan said that the party would...
  • Mamata accuses GJM of stalling development in the hills August 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Attacking the GJM for "stalling the development process" in the northern West Bengal hills by renewing its demand for a separate state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced she would visit Darjeeling in the first week of September. Breaking an eight-day silence on the hills where normal life has been...
  • Darjeeling wears deserted look, security forces patrol streets August 19, 2013

    The Queen of the Hills wore a deserted look on Monday with residents staying indoors as part of an agitation called by the Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee to demand formation of a Gorkhaland state. CRPF, police and RPF jawans patrolled the streets and the railway station premises. The people stayed indoors...
  • Gorkhaland: GJM to continue agitation, asks people to remain indoor from Aug 19 August 16, 2013

    Darjeeling: The all-party meet convened by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in Darjeeling has finished. The committee announced a fresh five day agitation programme from August 19 changing the nomenclature of the 'janata curfew' to 'ghar bitrai janta' (people inside homes) on their demand for a separate Gorkhaland. "The people...
  • Cannot differentiate between janata curfew and bandh: WB govt August 13, 2013

    Darjeeling: With the GJM holding a two-day 'janata curfew' in the Darjeeling hills from on Tuesday, the West Bengal government said they saw little difference between it and a shut down, apparently hinting that the hill party was disobeying court orders. GJM President Bimal Gurung, meanwhile, called into question the existence of...
  • Gorkhaland demand: GJM relaxes Darjeeling bandh for 4 days from August 15 August 12, 2013

    Darjeeling: With the 72-hour deadline set by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the indefinite bandh in Darjeeling to demand Gorkhaland, expiring, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Monday said the shutdown would not be enforced forcibly and announced a four-day relaxation from August 15. However, it said a 'janata...
  • GJM relaxes bandh for 4 days from Aug 15, not to use force August 12, 2013

    Darjeeling: With the 72-hour deadline, set by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw the indefinite bandh in Darjeeling to demand Gorkhaland, expiring, GJM on Monday said the shutdown would not be enforced forcibly and announced a four-day relaxation from August 15. However, it said a 'janata curfew' would be observed from Tuesday....
  • Gorkhaland demand: Protests continue despite Mamata's ultimatum August 12, 2013

    Darjeeling: As a fallout of the Telangana decision by the Congress, demands for separate statehood are intensifying in other parts of the country as well. Protests in West Bengal continue for a separate state of Gorkhaland in spite of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's call for a 72-hour deadline and warnings...
  • WB: GJM rules out talks with Mamata, says talks only with Central government August 11, 2013

    Darjeeling: Even as life remained paralysed in the Darjeeling hills on the ninth day of the indefinite strike on Sunday, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha ruled out talks with the West Bengal government, saying it would hold deliberations only with the Centre over the statehood demand. "We will talk only to the...
  • Top GJM leaders arrested August 10, 2013

    Darjeeling (West Bengal): Two top GJM (Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) leaders were arrested on Saturday on the eighth day of the indefinite bandh in Darjeeling Hills, taking the total number of those booked to 150. The police said Mahendra Pradhan, a council member of the Gorkha Territorial Administration, and Narayan Pradhan, president...
  • Mamata Banerjee gives 72-hour deadline to GJM to withdraw bandh August 10, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday issued an ultimatum to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and gave a 72-hour deadline to withdraw their indefinite bandh. The Chief Minister said strong action will be taken against the disrupters if the bandh was not withdrawn. Normal life has been disrupted...
  • WB Governor disapproves of demand for Gorkhaland August 8, 2013

    West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan on Wednesday disapproved of the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha which is enforcing an indefinite bandh in Darjeeling, saying the state should remain united. "What we want is peace. What we want is to keep Bengal united," Narayanan told reporters...
  • GJM chief to visit Delhi, likely to meet Rahul Gandhi over Gorkhaland August 7, 2013

    Darjeeling (WB): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung is likely to visit Delhi on Wednesday and may meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to discuss the statehood issue, Morcha sources said in New Delhi on Darjeeling. The sources said that GJM leaders on Tuesday held a 'secret' meeting, chaired by Gurung,...
  • GJM demands Gorkhaland, tries to block DM office August 5, 2013

    Darjeeling: Four Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) workers were on Monday detained when they tried to block the entrance of the District Magistrate's office in Darjeeling on the third day of the indefinite bandh in the hills to demand a separate state of Gorkhaland. Police intervened when a group of GJM workers...
  • Life remains paralysed in Darjeeling hills August 5, 2013

    Darjeeling: On the second day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, life remained paralysed Sunday with police arresting a few demonstrators. Shops, markets, educational institutions and offices remained shut in the wake of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's (GJM) call to press for a separate state of Gorkhaland....