GJM-WB government battlelines drawn in Darjeeling hills

12 months ago PTI 0
Darjeeling, Jun 11 (PTI) A day before the scheduled Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-backed indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills, the president of the outfit, Bimal Gurung, has advised the tourists to leave the hills because of the possibility of “untoward” incidents. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has called for an indefinite shutdown of the government and Read More

Tourism Industry in disarray -Tourists makes beeline for journey back home

12 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 11th June 2017 (with inputs from PTI): A day after a 12-hour bandh called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) life had limped back to normalcy in Darjeeling as people resumed their daily work with hotels, shops, eateries and markets opening for regular business today. However, everything has been put on a turmoil after the announcement Read More

Inspectors-in-Charge (ICs) of Kalimpong and Kurseong Removed from post

12 months ago PTI 1
Kolkata, 11th June 2017 (PTI): A day after removal of the Darjeeling superintendent of police, Inspectors-in-charge (IC) of Kalimpong and Kurseong were shifted from their posts on 10th of June 2017 in connection with the clashes between activists of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the police on 8th of June 2017. Bhanu Rai, Inspector-in-charge of Kalimpong Read More

Protest in New Delhi over imposition of Bengali language in the Hills

12 months ago Pravin Thami 1
NEW DELHI, 10th June 2017: A rally was taken out today against the issue of the imposition of Bengali as a compulsory language in the school curriculum in Darjeeling Hills. The rally was taken out by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) New Delhi branch. A memorandum was submitted to Rajiv Dutta at Bangla Bhawan Read More

GJM re-initiates Gorkhaland Movement; calls for Indefinite Strike from Monday!

12 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 10th June 2017: A path of confrontation between the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the State Government has been set with GJM today calling for an indefinite strike in Darjeeling Hills to be enforced from Monday 12th of June 2017. In a meeting held at Malidhura, Patlebas today where all the leaders of Read More

Funeral of Mrs. Pushpa Devi Sharma

12 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, JUNE 10, 2017: Mrs. Pushpa Devi Sharma, mother of Mr. Bijoy Sharma, Headmaster of Cantonment Board Primary School, Jalapahar Cantonment passed away on 9th of June 2017. Her funeral is on 11th of June 2017 at Barakak Jhora, Dhanshree Niwas, Darjeeling at 11 am. Share on: WhatsApp Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Darjeeling SP Amit Javalgi removed from post – Mamata Banerjee leaves Darjeeling Hills

12 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
DARJEELING, 10th June, 2017: According to Press Trust of India (PTI) report Darjeeling Superintendent of Police (SP) Amit Javalgi has been removed from his post. Though not yet formally  appointed by the State Government, Deputy Commissioner (Central), Kolkata Police, Akhilesh Chaturvedi is tipped to be the new SP of Darjeeling, according to a senior Kolkata Police Read More

No further strike but Nepali language movement to continue – Bimal Gurung

12 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
“We severely condemn the suppression of Local Media including the ban of local television channels” Bimal Gurung Gorkha Ranga Mancha Bhawan sealed by the Police DARJEELING, 9th June 2017: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Chief Bimal Gurung has said that there will be no further strike in that the party will not call for a Read More

Mamata says GJM bandh illegal, Govt to take tough stand

12 months ago PTI 1
Darjeeling (WB), Jun 9 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described the 12-hour-long strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) today as “illegal”, saying the government would take legal action against those who participate in it. The strike, however, almost stalled life in the hills this morning with most of the shops, Read More