12-hour relief from strike in hills today

The Telegraph Darjeeling, July 24: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today announced a 12-hour relaxation in its indefinite strike tomorrow. Announcing the decision, Morcha general secretary, Roshan Giri said the strike would be relaxed from 6am to 6pm. “The people as well as the tea gardens need to stock up on essential items.” The party has …

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‘GNLF’ men shunted out of hills

The Telegraph Kalimpong, July 22: Three persons living in villages under Gorubathan block of the Kalimpong subdivision were forced to leave their homes today in the wake of the quit notice issued to them by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for allegedly hobnobbing with the GNLF. Bishnuraj Biswakarma, Krishna Rasaily and Sanu Tamang were accused of …

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Morcha links stir withdrawal to cop transfer ‘Talks ok, but we have other demands’

The Telegraph Darjeeling, July 22: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today admitted that the stand taken by the Central and state governments on the tripartite talks was encouraging but said the party would not withdraw its strike unless their demands like the transfer of senior police officers were met. Following, yesterday’s clarification from Bengal home secretary …

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Govt sends paramilitary to clear National Highway 31 A

Press Trust of India 19:8 HRS IST New Delhi, July 21 (PTI) The government today rushed about 700 Central paramilitary personnel to open the crucial highway (NH 31 A), connecting Sikkim with the rest of the country amid an ongoing indefinite bandh called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in support of their demands. Four companies …

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Call to close schools in hills

The Telegraph Darjeeling, July 21: Educational institutions in the three hill subdivisions here have once again been asked to shut down by two frontal organisations of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to protest against Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee’s stand that Gorkhaland would not figure in the tripartite talks in Delhi. Keshav Raj Pokhrel, the general …

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