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Shutdown continues on 7th day in Darjeeling

Normal life continued to be crippled while Internet services remained suspended in Darjeeling, on the seventh day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown on Wednesday. Except pharmacies, all other shops, hotels and restaurants remained closed. An all-party meeting convened by the Gorkha Janmukti ...

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Rajnath Singh talks to Mamata Banerjee, asks protesters to shun violence

KOLKATA: Union home minister Rajnath Singh, in the Centre’s first official response to the Darjeeling turmoil, reminded protesters on Sunday that “nobody should resort to violence” and “every issue can be resolved through mutual dialogue”. Singh’s series of tweets, which ...

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Darjeeling on boil: 3 dead, police officer critical as Mamata Banerjee sees foreign hand

At a press conference, Banerjee said: “They (protesters) are not listening to the court as well. The court passed an order saying bandh is illegal… Where did they get illegal arms and money from?” West Bengal was grappling with a ...

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Police raid Gurung’s office, Hills burn in GJM backlash

Darjeeling: The Mamata Banerjee government took the fight literally to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung’s home on Thur-sday, with cops breaking open the doors of his Patlewas residence and raiding it for nearly a couple of hours to search ...

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Gorkha party lobbies Centre as Mamata Banerjee stands firm

KOLKATA: Darjeeling’s bracing air crackled with rancor after police raided the office of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and found an assortment of weapons, traditional and modern, and the rebellious party replied with violence against state institutions. The police raid ...

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