Morcha hits roads, threatens trains

The Telegraph Dec. 27: Gorkhaland supporters choked traffic on three national highways for several hours today and threatened to stall trains from tomorrow as the administration ruled out using force to stop them. Most trains to the region from other parts of Bengal go through New Jalpaiguri and are unlikely to be hit but the …

Continue reading Morcha hits roads, threatens trains

Hill threat to highway traffic – Roads to Darjeeling, Sikkim & Northeast to be blocked every day

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Dec. 26: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s student wing today threatened to paralyse traffic bound not only for Darjeeling but also Sikkim and the Northeast. All the three national highways in the region will be blo-ckaded from noon to 3pm on Sunday, the outfit announced, adding that it was an “indefi- nite” agitation, …

Continue reading Hill threat to highway traffic – Roads to Darjeeling, Sikkim & Northeast to be blocked every day

Hill meet to decide on PC plea – Chidambaram appeals to Gurung’s party to withdraw fast, One hospitalised in Kalimpong

The Telegraph Dec.18: Union home minister P. Chidambaram today appealed to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to call off the fast-unto-death in the Darjeeling hills. Chidambaram in his appeal — the third in two weeks — said the deteriorating health of some of those who are on fast was a matter of concern. “A delegation of …

Continue reading Hill meet to decide on PC plea – Chidambaram appeals to Gurung’s party to withdraw fast, One hospitalised in Kalimpong