GJM

  • TMC slams GJM pamphlet, threatens to take up with EC 02-04-2014 03:44 PM

    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...
  • GJM confirms its support for BJP's SS Ahluwalia in Darjeeling 13-03-2014 03:51 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: GJM, BJP to decide candidates for Darjeeling seat soon 11-03-2014 07:03 PM

    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,...
  • GJM, two members of AGP join BJP 10-03-2014 11:00 AM

    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...
  • GJM not to support TMC for the Darjeeling LS seat 08-03-2014 07:07 PM

    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...
  • Gorkhaland: GJM to go for 'intense' agitation from October 20 18-09-2013 12:15 AM

    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 Darjeelingthat the Centre and the...
  • Darjeeling: State govt employees' union to form co-ordination committee 16-09-2013 12:23 PM

    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...
  • GJM suspends Gorkhaland stir 10-09-2013 07:01 PM

    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 09-09-2013 06:09 PM

    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...
  • GJM says tripartite talks soon, Mamata rules out Bengal division 03-09-2013 10:49 PM

    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,...
  • Mamata asks Darjeeling to open doors to development, accuses GJM for hindrance 02-09-2013 07:10 PM

    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...
  • Indefinite shut down again in Darjeeling after a day's respite 02-09-2013 12:03 AM

    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...
  • WB: Indefinite shut down again in Darjeeling after a day's respite 01-09-2013 02:31 PM

    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...
  • Congress, BJP politicising Gorkhaland issue: Mamata Banerjee 29-08-2013 06:42 PM

    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...
  • GJM not to attend GTA meeting in Darjeeling 24-08-2013 03:29 PM

    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...
  • Mamata accuses GJM of stalling development in the hills 20-08-2013 10:45 PM

    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...
  • Darjeeling wears deserted look, security forces patrol streets 19-08-2013 01:46 PM

    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...
  • Gorkhaland: GJM to continue agitation, asks people to remain indoor from Aug 19 16-08-2013 05:52 PM

    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 will...
  • Cannot differentiate between janata curfew and bandh: WB govt 13-08-2013 10:43 PM

    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...
  • Gorkhaland demand: GJM relaxes Darjeeling bandh for 4 days from August 15 12-08-2013 11:29 PM

    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 12-08-2013 08:56 PM

    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...
  • Gorkhaland demand: Protests continue despite Mamata's ultimatum 12-08-2013 07:55 AM

    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 11-08-2013 06:08 PM

    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...
  • Top GJM leaders arrested 10-08-2013 07:47 PM

    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,...
  • Mamata Banerjee gives 72-hour deadline to GJM to withdraw bandh 10-08-2013 04:04 PM

    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 08-08-2013 01:43 AM

    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...
  • GJM chief to visit Delhi, likely to meet Rahul Gandhi over Gorkhaland 07-08-2013 11:40 AM

    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 05-08-2013 12:17 PM

    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...
  • Life remains paralysed in Darjeeling hills 05-08-2013 04:17 AM

    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....