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BJP not serious about Gorkha interests in Darjeeling: locals

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BJP not serious about Gorkha interests in Darjeeling: locals

Kurseong: Realization is slowly dawning across the Darjeeling Hills that the ruling BJP at the centre is in the habit of making promises but doesn’t follow through! In the last election it got the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to support a non hill person of the BJP as the Darjeeling MP. For some strange reason, they […]

Violence in Darjeeling confuses Citizens

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Violence in Darjeeling confuses Citizens

Last night, a grenade attack on a Kalimpong police station killed a civic police volunteer and injured two policemen, after a blast in the heart of Darjeeling town on Friday midnight pockmarked shop shutters and shattered windowpanes. The back-to-back blasts in Darjeeling and Kalimpong have left a confused hill population asking: “What does Bimal Gurung […]

GJM mischief disguised as Gorkhaland Issue?

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GJM mischief disguised as Gorkhaland Issue?

The 78-kilometer toy train line from NJP to Darjeeling is silent. Few are seen in the tea gardens. Tear gas shells counter the stones and bottles pelted at the police. The unrest over a long simmering separatist movement rattles the town which this time of the year keeps buzzing with tourists from all over India. […]

Madan Tamang Murder case: Accused granted bail

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Madan Tamang Murder case: Accused granted bail

Calcutta:  Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and several senior leaders of the hill outfit surrendered before a city court (Dec 20) which granted them bail in connection with the murder of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang. Gurung and 17 others surrendered before the chief judge, city sessions court, […]

Tamang Murder: GMM chief and wife granted bail

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Tamang Murder: GMM chief and wife granted bail

Calcutta:  The Calcutta High Court on December 14  allowed anticipatory bail prayer of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and 20 others in connection with the murder of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang. A division bench comprising justices Ashim Kumar Roy and M M Banerjee directed the petitioners to surrender […]