West Bengal News

FIR against GJM supporters, chief 'mockery of democracy': Roshan Giri
New Delhi, , June 22, : Hours after a fresh suo motto FIR lodged against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and other party supporters, the party general secretary on Thursday dubbed it a 'mockery of democracy' while demanding Centre's intervention in the matter. Read Full Story

Darjeeling schools to be given relaxation for 12 hours on June 23: Binay Tamang
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 21 : Amidst a burgeoning political crisis in Darjeeling, Assistant General Secretary of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Binay Tamang on Wednesday said all schools in Darjeeling will be given a relaxation for 12 hours on June 23 to evacuate students from the city. Read Full Story

Justice Karnan lodged in Kolkata Presidency jail
Kolkata(West Bengal),June 21: Retired Kolkata High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan, who was arrested yesterday in connection with a contempt of court case, was lodged in Kolkata's Presidency Jail on Wednesday after the Supreme Court refused to grant him interim bail. Read Full Story

'Mamata filing FIR against entire Darjeeling': BJP calls for probe
New Delhi June 20, : Training guns on Mamata Banerjee over the growing Darjeeling unrest, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the West Bengal Chief Minister was 'filing an FIR against the entire population of the state'. Read Full Story

Carrier with charas seized in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 20 : A carrier containing ten kilograms of Charas was seized at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) of Panitanki in West Bengal's Darjeeling by a joint operation conducted by the 41 Selection Service Board (SSB) battalion and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Kolkata on June 19 at 5 p. m. Read Full Story

Narada sting: CBI issues notice to TMC leader Iqbal Ahmed
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday issued a notice to All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA and Deputy Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Iqbal Ahmed to appear before it on June 22 in connection with the Narada sting. Read Full Story

Darjeeling unrest: Congress critical of Mamata's visit to Netherlands
New Delhi , June 20 : The Congress Party on Tuesday suggested both the Central and the West Bengal Governments to take the Darjeeling matter seriously and to come to a decision together instead of going out as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for Netherlands. Read Full Story

We don't know him, how can we support him: TMC on Ram Nath Kovind
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 19 : Taking a jibe at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) after announcing Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as its nominee for the upcoming Presidential polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) Spokesperson Derek O'Brien on Monday questioned extended support to him as his details and background were still unclear. Read Full Story

Mamata leaves for The Netherlands even as Darjeeling stir continues
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 19 : Even as the indefinite strike called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) enters into its eighth day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday left for her Netherlands visit. Read Full Story

Darjeeling unrest: NCP accuses BJP of having alliance with Gorkhas
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 19 : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has an alliance with the Gorkha people who are protesting in Darjeeling over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

WB: BSF seized 2000 denominatised fake currency worth Rs. 1.96 lakhs
Malda (West Bengal) , June 18 : The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized Rs 2000 denominatised Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) with face value of Rs. 1.96 lakhs from Malda's Sabdalpur area. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee trying to divert our movement: GJM chief
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 18 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Sunday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trying to divert their agitation into a different direction by claiming that the movement in Darjeeling hills was supported by insurgent groups of the north-east and some foreign countries. Read Full Story

Rajnath speaks to Mamata over Darjeeling protest, appeals to maintain peace
New Delhi , June 17 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the law and order situation in Darjeeling where the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) has been leading a violent protest for seven days now. Read Full Story

Darjeeling unrest leaves 36 policemen injured: Police
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 17: Thirty-six policemen were injured, five received gunshot wounds and two were injured by sharp weapons in clashes with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha activists as call for a separate Gorkha state turned violent in Darjeeling on Saturday. Read Full Story

Narada sting: Police summons Narada News CEO
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 17 : The Muchipara Police on Saturday summoned Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel to appear before it on June 27. Read Full Story

Rajnath speaks to Mamata over Darjeeling protest
New Delhi , June 17 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over law and order situation in Darjeeling where the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is leading a violent protest. Read Full Story

Police illegally entering house, torturing supporters, claims GJM chief
Darjeeling (West Bengal), June 17 : Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Saturday claimed that the West Bengal Police are illegally entering their supporters' houses and torturing them and also accused them of killing two of his supporters. Read Full Story

Mamata tears into GJM, says 'bandh is illegal'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday teared into the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters, stating that they aren't listening to the court, even after it had passed an order citing the bandh was "illegal." Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh reviews security in Darjeeling as situation remains tense
New Delhi/ Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 17 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation in West Bengal's Darjeeling by sending more troops to help restore normalcy as the state government has not yet submitted its report on the situation. Read Full Story

CRPF says situation is improving in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 16 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday said the situation in the protest-torn Darjeeling is improving. Read Full Story

Bus accident on Howrah Bridge, two dead, seven injured
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 16, : A bus overturned on Howrah Bridge in Kolkata while overtaking another bus, resulting in the death of two persons and injuries to seven others. Read Full Story

Calcutta HC asks GJM to appear on June 23
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 16 : The Calcutta High Court on Friday asked the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) representatives to appear on June 23. Read Full Story

Darjeeling: Health care centre, hydel project set ablaze by miscreants
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 16 : Amid escalating tension in Darjeeling, a health care centre in Lodhama and a hydel project in Rimbik were set ablaze by some miscreants last night. Read Full Story

Mamata unlawfully ordered attack on my house, office: GJM chief
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 16 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung on Friday accused the West Bengal Police and the government of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of unlawfully attacking his house and the party office. Read Full Story

CPI (M) calls for normalcy in Darjeeling
New Delhi June 15 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday called for restoring normalcy in West Bengal's Darjeeling by negotiating with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). Read Full Story

Kolkata Police questions Narada CEO Mathew Samuel
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 15 : The Kolkata Police on Thursday questioned Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel in connection with a case of an alleged extortion call to a former Bihar MP. Read Full Story

MHA seeks report from West Bengal Govt. on Gorkhaland issue
New Delhi , June 15 : The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the West Bengal Government on the Gorkhaland issue. Read Full Story

Pakistan SC adjourns Panama case implementation proceedings till June 19
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 15 : A three member special bench of the Pakistan Supreme Court appointed to probe the Panama Papers leaks case, on Thursday, adjourned proceedings related to it till June 19. Read Full Story

Ammunition found at GJM office raid: SP says had prior information
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 15 : Darjeeling Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Chaturvedi, who led the raid at Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung's house and seized a large cache of arms on Thursday asserted that they had prior information and that a "peace-minded person will never accumulate such kind of material." Read Full Story

Matter is political, should be solved politically: GJM on Darjeeling shutdown
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 15 : After Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called for an indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling following a raid at Bimal Gurung's office by the West Bengal Police earlier in the day, the party asserted that it was a political matter and the state government should solve it "politically." Read Full Story

Darjeeling: GJM calls for indefinite shutdown in protest against police raid
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 15 : Amid the escalating tension in Darjeeling, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Thursday called for an indefinite shutdown in protest against the police raid at their office. Read Full Story

Police are working like TMC cadre, fight won't stop: GJM chief Gurung
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 14 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung on Wednesday said that the police were working like the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) cadre and the fight wouldn't stop even if all Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel of country were sent to Darjeeling. Read Full Story

GJM protests hampering Darjeeling economy
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 14 : The statehood agitation conducted by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is hampering the tourism industry in Darjeeling, and hence, its economy. Read Full Story

Six parties adopt resolution for separate Gorkhaland state
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 13 : As many as six parties including the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday adopted a resolution for a separate Gorkhaland state. Read Full Story

GJM protest: MHA monitoring situation developing in Darjeeling
New Delhi , June 13 : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is monitoring the situation developing in Darejeeling, sources said. Read Full Story

WB: GJM calls for an all party meet in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Minister) , June 13 : A delegation of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has called for an all party meet in Darjeeling today. Read Full Story

Gorkhas alienated by Mamata Govt., resulting in identity crisis: BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 13 : Inculpating the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Party for the ongoing protest in Darjeeling by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over the formation of 'Gorkhaland', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the state government of alienating the community, which resulting in them facing an identity crisis. Read Full Story

Southwest Monsoon hits Kolkata, north-eastern states
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 12 : The Southwest Monsoon finally arrived in Kolkata on Monday. Read Full Story

CRPF says normalcy returning in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 12 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday said the normalcy is returning in Darjeeling as the strength of the force has been increased to tackle the indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for a separate Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

56 snakelings born via artificial incubation in WB zoo
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 12 : Three Pythons in Kolkata's Alipore Zoo gave birth to 56 snakelings by the process of artificial incubation. It is being termed as the historical achievement for the zoo. Read Full Story

GJM general secy seeks Centre's intervention in Gorkhaland fiasco
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 12 : Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri on Monday sought Centre's intervention in the political turmoil in the state. Read Full Story

GJM 'suicidal' bandh for 'political benefit': WB minister
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 12 : West Bengal Power Minister Sovandeb Chatterjee on Monday dubbed the indefinite strike called by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) as 'suicidal', saying that latter was spoiling the life of Darjeeling people for 'political gain.' Read Full Story

Tourism takes severe hit in Darjeeling due to Gorkha-led shutdown
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 12 : Tourism has taken a major hit in the scenic town of Darjeeling in West Bengal, with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) spearheading a shut down on Monday over a demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Paramilitaries patrol streets as GJM shuts down Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 12 : Paramilitary troops were patrolling the streets of Darjeeling on Monday morning to prevent any untoward incident during an indefinite shut down of the city called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). Read Full Story

BJP holds Mamata responsible for 'forced' Gorkhaland unrest
Kolkata/Kharagpur (West Bengal) , June 12 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee solely responsible for the ongoing unrest over demands for a separate 'Gorkhaland', adding that her 'meaningless politics' that has fueled the situation. Read Full Story

'Gorkhaland' movement: GJM begins indefinite strike across Darjeeling today
Darjeeling , June 12 : The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) will go on an indefinite strike from today demanding a separate state of 'Gorkhaland'. Read Full Story

Chinese Consul General praises Dragon boat race held in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 11 : The Dragon Boat Festival- 2017, with dragon boat racing on actual 'Dragon Boats' was held in Kolkata Today. Read Full Story

WB Govt. orders offices to remain open in Darjeeling, Kalimpong
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 11 : The West Bengal Government on Sunday ordered all the state government offices in Darjeeling and Kalimpong to remain open and asked the employees to report on duty each day till strike not withdrawn. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee is hammering GJM by making no compromises: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) June 11 : Condemning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's move on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters, who are protesting against the alleged imposition of Bengali in the schools of the hills, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the former is fueling the issue by asserting that no compromises will be made in the matter. Read Full Story

Will declare tea plantation workers' strike 'illegal': Mamata Banerjee
Silguri (West Bengal) June 10 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would declare the proposed tea plantation workers' strike as illegal. Read Full Story

Mamata assures she will restore normalcy in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (Assam) , June 10 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assured that she will restore normalcy in restive Darjeeling district, which has been badly hit by a shut down called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over the government's proposal to make Bengali a compulsory language in all government schools. Read Full Story

Kolkata: PIL against 'unconstitutional' bandh called by GJM in Darjeeling
Kolkata , June. 9 : A PIL has been filed in the Calcutta High Court today against the bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling, declaring it to be 'unconstitutional and illegal'. Read Full Story

Situation in Darjeeling under control, assures Mamata
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 9, : Branding the incident of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) protest here as 'abhorrent', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday assured that the situation is now under control and appealed to the people of the region to maintain peace. Read Full Story

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-led 12-hour shutdown leaves several tourists stranded
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 9 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Friday observed a 12-hour-long strike in the hills of West Bengal, stranding over 10,000 tourists on a visit to the area. Read Full Story

Opposition criticizes Mamata for not stopping unrest in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 9 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Mamata Banerjee for holding a state cabinet meeting in Darjeeling during the tourist season, and blamed her for not stopping the ongoing unrest in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Opposition criticizes Mamata for not stymieing unrest in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 9 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Mamata Banerjee for holding a state cabinet meeting in Darjeeling during the tourist season, and blamed her for not stopping the ongoing unrest in West Bengal. Read Full Story

GJM protest: State Transport Corporation to run buses from Siliguri to Kolkata
Darjeeling (West Bengal) June 8 : Following the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's (GJM) 12-hour strike against proposal to make Bengali language compulsory in government schools, the North Bengal State Transport Corporation will now run buses from Siliguri to Kolkata, every two hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read Full Story

Army deployed in Darjeeling following GJM's violent protest
Darjeeling (West Bengal) June 8 : Army was deployed on Thursday in Darjeeling following the violent protest by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its 12-hour strike against proposal to make Bengali language compulsory in government schools. Read Full Story

Darjeeling violence: Mamata convenes emergency meeting
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 8 : In the wake of a 12-hour bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over a proposal to make Bengali language compulsory in government schools, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened an emergency meeting at the Darjeeling Rajbhawan. Read Full Story

IT notice to TMC: BJP dubs Mamata-led party as 'corrupt'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 7 : In wake of the Income Tax department issuing notice to Trinamool Congress (TMC) seeking details of a Rs 24 crore splurge by the party towards a mega publicity drive ahead of the 2014 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday dubbed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party as corrupt. Read Full Story


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