Gorkha Janmukti Morcha

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To revive its tea industry, West Bengal sheds anti-business image

29 Dec 2017

To revive its tea industry, West Bengal sheds anti-business image

The West Bengal government under Mamata Banerjee has often faced criticism for failing to attract investments.

Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!

28 Oct 2017

Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!

Reprimanding the Mamata Banerjee-led WB government, SC allowed the Centre to withdraw seven companies of the Central Armed Paramilitary forces (CAPF) from the troubled Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.

Darjeeling: Cops killed, injured in clashes with GJM supporters

13 Oct 2017

Darjeeling: Cops killed, injured in clashes with GJM supporters

At least one policeman was killed and four injured in clashes with supporters of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling's Takvar.

Rajnath Singh appeals, so GJM concedes to call off shutdown

27 Sep 2017

Rajnath Singh appeals, so GJM concedes to call off shutdown

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, from an undisclosed location, announced GJM's decision to withdraw the indefinite strike for a separate Gorkhaland that began on June 15, lasting for about 104 days.

Sikkim bears the brunt of Darjeeling's months-long Gorkhaland agitation

09 Sep 2017

Sikkim bears the brunt of Darjeeling's months-long Gorkhaland agitation

The Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling has taken a toll on neighboring Sikkim. Earlier, the northeastern state capitalized on its popularity as a tourist destination, but the industry is now breaking down.

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

04 Sep 2017

WB BJP president accuses Mamata of spoiling relations with neighbors

West Bengal state BJP president Dilip Ghosh has accused CM Mamata Banerjee of spoiling Bengal's relations with its neighboring states.

Gorkhaland: GJM ends shutdown but only until the next talks

01 Sep 2017

Gorkhaland: GJM ends shutdown but only until the next talks

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has decided to end the 72-day shutdown in the Darjeeling hills.

Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court

13 Jul 2017

Arunachal Pradesh exempted from liquor ban by Supreme Court

After the exemption granted to other hilly states like Sikkim, Meghalaya, the SC granted an exemption to Arunachal Pradesh from its liquor ban.

Darjeeling unrest continues: Gorkhaland protesters attack World Heritage Site

09 Jul 2017

Darjeeling unrest continues: Gorkhaland protesters attack World Heritage Site

Intensifying agitation for statehood, protesters in Darjeeling torched a Trinamool Congress party office and a police vehicle and attacked the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a World Heritage Site.

GJM chief quits GTA, demands CBI probe into police firing

23 Jun 2017

GJM chief quits GTA, demands CBI probe into police firing

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung has resigned from his post of chief executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.

Darjeeling clashes turn violent, 1 dead, 36 hurt

18 Jun 2017

Darjeeling clashes turn violent, 1 dead, 36 hurt

The violence in Darjeeling became violent today with the death of 1 person.

GJM Protests: Gurung issues new threats against government workers, tourists

15 Jun 2017

GJM Protests: Gurung issues new threats against government workers, tourists

On 15th June, as life started to return to normalcy in the Darjeeling hills after a 3-day long bandh, Bimal Gurung, the then chief of the Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha issued new threats against government workers.

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

12 Jun 2017

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

Ten people have been detained over arson in restive Darjeeling, where a month-long strike called by the GJM started today.

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

11 Jun 2017

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

After violent protests, the GJM has called for a month-long shutdown in Darjeeling starting June 12.

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

09 Jun 2017

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

Even as West Bengal held its first cabinet meeting in Darjeeling in almost 45 years on June 8, bombs went off 200m away from the Raj Bhavan.

West Bengal civic body polls- GJM, Trinamool winning

17 May 2017

West Bengal civic body polls- GJM, Trinamool winning

As counting of votes for West Bengal civic body polls concluded, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) won 69 seats out of 168. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) narrowly trailed behind with 68 votes.