Gorkha

  • Your dream is our dream, Narendra Modi tells Gorkhas 10-04-2014 05:33 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday shied away from mentioning "Gorkhaland", a separate state being demanded in northern West Bengal, but said his party shared the "dreams" of the Gorkhas and attacked the union government for not honouring the community. "I tell my Gorkha brothers, your dream is...
  • All eyes on Darjeeling as TMC-GJM battle for ascendancy 24-03-2014 01:50 PM

    Neither Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee nor Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung will contest the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, but it will be a battle royal between the two in the hills torn by the statehood demand. The breathtaking and scenic Darjeeling Hills is this time also...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Free Wi-Fi service launched at Chowrasta in Darjeeling 06-03-2014 05:35 PM

    Darjeeling: Tourists visiting the Chowrasta, the main hub of tourist town Darjeeling, will now be able to access the internet on laptops, tablets and Smartphone with a free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi service has been launched at the Chowrasta also called the Mall by the Tourism department of the...
  • Darjeeling: Bimal Gurung wants students to play active role in statehood stir 19-09-2013 04:09 PM

    The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha plans to draft students into an active role in its movement for a separate state, its president Bimal Gurung on Thursday said. He said all students in the Darjeeling hills and Dooars would go to Delhi to press for formation of a separate state. "Mission Gorkhaland...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha moves SC against ban on its shutdown 09-09-2013 06:04 PM

    The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has moved the Supreme Court challenging a Calcutta High Court order declaring as illegal and unconstitutional its ongoing shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills, a lawyer said in Kolkata on Monday. Counsel for the Gorkha outfit Abhijit Bose told a high court division bench of...
  • WB: Bandh lifted for two days in Darjeeling 09-09-2013 12:36 PM

    The indefinite bandh in three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling was lifted for two days beginning from Monday with the Gorkha Joint Action Committee slated to review its future course of action. GJAC sources the bandh had been relaxed to enable people to procure provisions and to enable boarders to return...
  • Madan Tamang murder case: Five accused surrender in local court 05-09-2013 06:35 PM

    Darjeeling: Five persons accused in the murder of prominent Gorkha leader and All-India Gorkha League president Madan Tamang in 2010 on Monday surrendered in a local court in Darjeeling. The five, all members of the GJM's student wing Vidyarthi Morcha, have been remanded in 14 days' judicial custody, Assistant Public...
  • 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...
  • Our fight is against centre, not Bengal: GJM 01-09-2013 06:54 PM

    Darjeeling:Accusing the West Bengal government of playing "dirty politics", the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday asserted that its fight was against the central government and it would not compromise on its demand for a separate Gorkhaland. "Gorkhaland is not for me but for all, most importantly the youth of...
  • Mamata rules out bifurcation of Bengal, asks Morcha to end strike 29-08-2013 05:14 PM

    Once again ruling out bifurcation of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asked the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to withdraw the indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling hills and facilitate election of a new chief executive of the GTA. Banerjee said the state government had made available "everything" to them...
  • People have lost faith in GJM chief Bimal Gurung: Trinamool 26-08-2013 06:41 AM

    Even as life continued to be paralysed in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills following an intensified separatist movement by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the state's ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday claimed that people have lost faith in the Gorkha leadership. "I feel people have lost faith in Bimal Gurung," Trinamool...
  • GJM calls 48-hour shut down in Darjeeling to condemn arrest of its leaders 22-08-2013 03:55 PM

    The GJM, demanding a Gorkhaland state, on Thursday called a fresh 48-hour shut down in Darjeeling from August 24 after the arrest of two of its top leaders, even though the Calcutta High Court has expressed displeasure at violation of its order holding such bandhs illegal. "The Hills will be...
  • Schools, colleges in Darjeeling may reopen from September 1: GJM leader 22-08-2013 02:43 PM

    All schools and colleges in the Darjeeling hills would be exempted from the purview of the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state and reopen from September 1, a top Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader on Thursday said. The decision to keep the educational institutions, which were closed since July 29, out...
  • Top GJM leaders arrested, normal life hit in Darjeeling 22-08-2013 09:48 AM

    Two top GJM leaders, including an executive member of Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA), were arrested in Darjeeling on Wednesday in connection with old cases of arson pending against them, the police said. Benoy Tamang, assistant secretary of GJM and an executive member in-charge of Information and Culture Department of GTA,...
  • GJAC asks people to hit the streets, threatens economic blockade 19-08-2013 01:08 AM

    Darjeeling: In a change of strategy, the Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee (GJAC) on Sunday urged people in Darjeeling hills to hit the streets for four days beginning Tuesday, threatened an economic blockade and said it would petition Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders to realise its demand. Two days...
  • Gorkhaland protest: GJM asks people to remain indoors for next week 17-08-2013 09:51 AM

    Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has set up a Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee to continue its stir for formation of Gorkhaland. The committee has asked people to remain indoors the whole of next week as the Calcutta High Court had recently termed 'People's Curfew' an illegal act. Spokesman of the...
  • 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...
  • Protest continues at Darjeeling,30 more arrested 13-08-2013 12:54 PM

    Life remained paralysed in the Darjeeling as there was no transport on the roads and markets were closed on the first day of the two-day "Janata Curfew" announced by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). Police sources said that 30 more GJM activists were arrested since Monday night during the special...
  • WB: GJM bandh enters 11th day, 200 protestors arrested so far 13-08-2013 07:50 AM

    Darjeeling:The bandh called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha entered its 11th day on Tuesday. Close to 200 GJM protestors have been arrested, increasing tensions in Darjeeling. The GJM has been protesting since August 3 for granting a statehood to Gorkhaland. Even as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given an ultimatum, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GJM asks Mamata to take back 72-hour ultimatum 11-08-2013 04:07 PM

    Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung has asked the Mamata Banerjee government to take back the 72-hour ultimatum issued on Saturday to call off the bandh. Gurung said that their fight is with the Central government and that the agitation would continue until their demand for a separate state...
  • GJM chief hits back at Mamata on deadline, threatens janta curfew 10-08-2013 05:15 PM

    Darjeeling: With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asking the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to call off its indefinite bandh in Darjeeling within 72 hours, its chief Bimal Gurung threatened a 'janta curfew' if this deadline was not withdrawn. "Mamata Banerjee has to withdraw her statement that the bandh should be...
  • 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...
  • Gorkhaland protests: Home Secretary forced to walk with GJM activists 07-08-2013 05:04 PM

    Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters on Wednesday blocked the way of West Bengal Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee on Wednesday forcing him to walk from the Darjeeling SP's office to the DM's office. The Home Secretary is scheduled to give a report to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the situation in...