Darjeeling Hills News
Bimal Gurung's GJM breaks ties with NDA; will support TMC in 2021 Bengal Assembly polls, says Gorkha leader
Gurung, on the run since 2017 following an agitation for a separate state in Darjeeling, said he took the decision as the BJP-led dispensation "failed to find a permanent political solution" for the Hills
Coronavirus brews trouble for tea across global markets; labour lockdowns disrupt supply as demand spikes
India’s output is likely to drop by 120 million kgs or 9 percent in 2020 as the lockdown initially forced plantations to suspend plucking during the opening harvest
On Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, Mamata takes dig at Modi and Shah, says Netaji's fight against Hindu Mahasabha still relevant today
Mamata has led more than ten protest marches and addressed over seven rallies in various parts of the state since the issue snowballed into a major political firestorm last December
More than the other new terms of engagement set by the Centre with Jammu and Kashmir it is the formation of a Union Territory (UT) for faraway Ladakh that has most animated political discourse revolving around a separate Gorkhaland state in the hills of West Bengal’s Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts
Sikkim Democratic Front slams Mamata Banerjee over Darjeeling unrest, asks her to focus on solving issues
Condemning West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation that Sikkim was fomenting trouble in Darjeeling, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Thursday warned it will take up the issue in the "right quarters".
Mamata Banerjee skips Darjeeling hills visit twice in fortnight; for her, discretion is better part of valour
Mamata Banerjee chose not to visit the hills of Darjeeling, Kalimpong for the second time after skipping a tourism festival within the past fortnight.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government would provide all support to Gorkha Territorial Administration(GTA) and other development boards for the development of Darjeeling.
Withdraw fake cases against GJM chief Bimal Gurung, West Bengal BJP leaders urge Rajnath Singh to press state govt
BJP leaders met Rajnath Singh to apprise him of the situation in Darjeeling and appealed him to urge state govt to withdraw fake cases against Bimal Gurung
Gorkhaland agitation: Association of Gorkhas calls for national-level movement to achieve separate state
Association of Gorkhas on said a national-level movement needed to be organised to achieve the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland
Gorkhaland protests: Centre's decision to pull troops from Darjeeling was a betrayal of people of Bengal, it must make amends
The recent months have seen strong civic unrest, which have often turned violent. This caused the death of several Gorkhaland agitators, both unarmed and armed. Concomitantly, attacks have been carried out on Government of West Bengal offices, police stations and installations as well as the office of the Trinamool Congress.
Darjeeling unrest: Bullets and jail will not solve Hill issues, BJP MP SS Ahluwalia tells Bengal govt
Union minister and Member of Parliament from Darjeeling SS Ahluwalia on Tuesday warned the West Bengal government of a severe backlash if the state chose to "physically eliminate" people in a bid to douse the fire in its hills.
Chairman of the Board of Administrators for Darjeeling hills and expelled GJM leader Binay Tamang has asked Union minister SS Ahluwalia and West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh to clear their stand on the Gorkhaland issue before setting foot in the hills.
Darjeeling unrest: GJM urges Centre to ensure Bimal Gurung, other top leaders' safety ahead of talks
GJM) has urged the Centre to ensure the safety of party supremo Bimal Gurung and other top leaders to enable them to take part in a tripartite meeting proposed by the government
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday appealed to the Gorkha Janmukti Morch (GJM) to withdraw the ongoing strike in Darjeeling Hills for a separate Gorkhaland state and asked the Union home secretary to convene an official-level meeting to discuss all related issues.
The state administration on Monday decided to lift the restrictions on use of internet services in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, which was imposed on 18 June.
An arrest warrant was on Wednesday issued against absconding GJM chief Bimal Gurung and seven others for their alleged involvement in the arson and violence reported from Darjeeling on 8 June.
After nearly three months of shutdown, a large number of shops on Wednesday reopened in the Darjeeling hills, braving threats and intimidation by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).
Criticising the West Bengal government's role in tackling the situation in the hills, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's actions are spoiling Bengal's relationship with its neighbouring states.
Gorkhaland agitation: Massive hunt launched for GJM chief Bimal Gurung over involvement in criminal cases
A massive search operation was launched on Saturday in Darjeeling Hills and adjoining areas for Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung, even as the indefinite shutdown entered its 80th day.
Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) joint secretary Binay Tamang on Tuesday rubbished reports of a rift between him and party chief Bimal Gurung.