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West Bengal ready to discuss all issues save Gorkhaland with GJM


June 27th, 2008 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A day ahead of bi-partite talks with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, the West Bengal government Thursday said it was willing to discuss all issues with the GJM except ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Siliguri, paramilitary force to be deployed


June 13th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri/Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed in Siliguri and other areas of West Bengal's Darjeeling district Friday as intensive police patrolling continued a day after the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) ... Read more...

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Army called to curb violence in Darjeeling (Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday called the army to stage a flag march in Siliguri in Darjeeling district, rocked by violence between a group demanding a separate Gorkhaland ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb rejects separate Gorkhaland demand (With ‘Shutdown for Gorkhaland cripples life in Darjeeling’)


June 10th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Maintaining that Darjeeling was an integral part of West Bengal, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Tuesday rejected the demand for carving the hill district out as a separate Gorkhaland ... Read more...

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Now indefinite shutdown called in Darjeeling hills


June 9th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Monday called for an indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills from Tuesday, to press its demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in the ... Read more...

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Gorkha leaders call 24-hour Darjeeling shutdown


June 8th, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is demanding a separate Gorkhaland state, has called for a 24-hour shutdown in West Bengal's Darjeeling Hills Monday to protest alleged attacks ... Read more...

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Gorkha leaders to meet Buddhadeb today


May 22nd, 2008 - 8:53 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 22 (ANI): The leaders of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee here today to discuss about a separate State for Gorkhas comprising ... Read more...

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Darjeeling safe for tourists, says Bengal minister


May 20th, 2008 - 1:23 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Tourists are now free to visit Darjeeling - the popular hill station of West Bengal - since the unrest there is under control, said Urban Development and Hill ... Read more...

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Gorkha group demands full statehood for Darjeeling Hills


May 9th, 2008 - 8:07 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is spearheading a movement for a separate Darjeeling Hill state, Friday submitted a memorandum of demands to West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb ... Read more...

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Safety concerns restraint tourists from visiting Darjeeling


May 4th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
Darjeeling , May 4 (ANI): The ongoing agitation by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) demanding separate Gorkhaland state in West Bengal scares tourists from visiting famous tourist destination Darjeeling due to safety ... Read more...

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Gorkha group to end hunger strike in Darjeeling


May 3rd, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters Saturday decided to end their fast unto death after the West Bengal government gave them permission to hold political rallies and meetings in ... Read more...

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`Tourists should not visit Darjeeling this summer’


April 30th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Tourists should not visit Darjeeling - the popular hill station of West Bengal - this summer due to unrest, the state's Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister Ashok ... Read more...

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Gorkha party calls shutdown in Darjeeling hills


April 9th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), demanding separate statehood for Darjeeling, has called a daylong shutdown in the hills Thursday, to protest police baton charge on its activists during ... Read more...

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Gorkha Janamukti Morcha threatens indefinite agitation


March 24th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), opposed to the Sixth Schedule status that envisages greater autonomy to West Bengal's Darjeeling district, has threatened an indefinite political agitation in the ... Read more...

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Ghising quits Darjeeling Gorkha Council


March 10th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Mar 10 (ANI): Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leader Subhash Ghising resigned today as the caretaker administrator and chairman of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC). Ghising submitted his resignation to Darjeeling ... Read more...

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Ghising steps down as Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council head


March 10th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by admin
Siliguri (West Bengal), March 10 (IANS) Beleaguered Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subhas Ghisingh Monday resigned from the post of caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC). "Subhash Ghisingh ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb calls for peace in Darjeeling


March 2nd, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
Siliguri, Mar 2 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has appealed for peace in Darjeeling that is roiled by an agitation for separate statehood. "We want peace to be restored in Darjeeling. ... Read more...

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Normalcy returning slowly to Darjeeling Hills


March 1st, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by admin
Siliguri, Mar 1 (ANI): Life is slowly limping back to normal in West Bengals Darjeeling Hills following the suspension of an indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha (GJMM). West ... Read more...

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Ghising would resign in 10 days, says Bhattacharjee


March 1st, 2008 - 12:32 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subhas Ghising would step down in 10 days' time as the caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC), West Bengal ... Read more...

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I didn’t go to Darjeeling on my own: Ghisingh


February 23rd, 2008 - 8:23 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Hounded out of the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal by his rivals, beleaguered Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leader Subhas Ghisingh Saturday said it was his decision not ... Read more...

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Ghising arrives in Kolkata to meet Buddhadeb


February 23rd, 2008 - 5:27 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 23 (ANI): Subash Ghising, the leader of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) and administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) is scheduled to meet West Bengal Chief Minister, ... Read more...

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Ghising to meet Bhattacharjee on Darjeeling imbroglio


February 22nd, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Subhas Ghising, leader of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), had to take refuge in Kolkata Friday after failing to enter the Darjeeling hills for days following an ... Read more...

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Gorkha shutdown cripples life in Darjeeling hills


February 21st, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) An indefinite shutdown called by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, which is demanding statehood for Darjeeling, (GJM), crippled life in the three sub-divisions of the district in West Bengal Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Activists block roads demanding statehood for Darjeeling


February 18th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Activists of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Monday blocked roads in Darjeeling district of West Bengal demanding complete statehood and rejection of sixth schedule status granted to the ... Read more...

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