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Darjeeling limping back to normalcy amid uncertainty

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Region

Darjeeling, June 11 (IANS): Life was returning to normalcy in West Bengal's troubled Darjeeling hills as no fresh violence was reported on Sunday, but uncertainty prevailed as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called an indefinite shutdown from Monday.
Many tourists, who were stuck in the picturesque tourist town, reached Kolkata on Sunday heaving a sigh of relief after tense few days in the hills.
The West Bengal government has arranged buses to ferry the tourists free of cost from Sealdah station of Kolkata to their homes.

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Bengal orders compulsory attendance of staff during GJM stir

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Kolkata, June 11 (IANS): Countering the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's (GJM) call for indefinite shutdown in the hills, the West Bengal government on Sunday issued an order that all its offices will remain open in Darjeeling and Kalimpong and also made it mandatory for employees to attend work.
"In view of the call given by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for indefinite bandh/strike on and from June 12, 2017, it has been decided that all state government offices situated in the District of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, including those provided with grants-in-aid by the state government, would remain open and all the employees of those offices should report for duty on each day till the call for such bandh is not withdrawn."

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Assam police constable asked to prove Indian citizen

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Guwahati, June 11: A Foreigners Tribunal (FT) Court in Assam has asked an Assam police constable to prove that he is an Indian citizen.
According to the reports, a FT court has recently issued notice to an Assam police constable Abu Taher Ahmed, who presently served at South Salmara police station in South Salmara Mankachar district and asked him to prove as an Indian citizen.

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Army deployed as Gorkhaland movement turns violent in Darjeeling, tourists stranded

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Darjeeling, June 08 (IANS): The army was called in on Thursday after thousands of angry Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists demanding a separate Gorkhaland indulged in arson and pelted stones at police, injuring 15, as 12,000 tourists were stranded in the hill station due to the violence.
In Kolkata, a Defence Ministry spokesman said two army columns based in Darjeeling were being requisitioned.
The GJM has called a 72-hour shutdown in the north Bengal hills on Friday in protest against "indiscriminate police action on the peaceful demonstration" by its workers.

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Rajnath to chair meeting on India-Myanmar border

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Aizawl, June 08 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will meet the Chief Ministers of four northeastern states bordering Myanmar here on Monday to review the security situation and will also visit the border areas by chopper, an official said.
"Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would hold a meeting of Chief Ministers of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram here on Monday to review the security situation along India-Myanmar borders," a Mizoram home department official said here.

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