Traders seethe at tax hike

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, March 27: The business community here has expressed dissatisfaction over the hike in trade licence fee (Certificate of Enlistment Municipality Fee). “We have received a notice from Kalimpong Municipality about a hike in the trade license fee applicable from next month. Along with the house tax and food licence tax, this will be …

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WHAT IS GHISINGH AFRAID OF? – West Bengal spends over Rs 150 crore annually on the DGHC

http://www.telegraphindia.com He may still be the GNLF boss, but his halo is slipping fast. Debashis Bhattacharyya reports on the Darjeeling drama’s leading — and losing — man Ajoy Edwards can’t forget the year, for 1987 changed his life for ever. The Nepali restaurateur was then a student of a public school in Darjeeling, in the …

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Reward for poacher-turned-game-keeper

http://www.thestatesman.net Niraj Lama in Darjeeling March 23. — Mr Subash Ghisingh was today made the “sole caretaker” of the Darjeeling Gorkha Autonomous Hill Council by a state government which has been until recently describing the GNLF leader as “undemocratic” and even accusing him of trying to “blackmail” the government. But the announcement was predictable. Despite …

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Ghisingh keeps crown, courtesy Kathmandu

http://www.telegraphindia.com Calcutta, March 23: Ending days of speculation, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today named Subash Ghisingh the sole administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council with caretaker powers for six months from March 26. The term of the present council, run by Ghisingh’s party, the GNLF, ends on March 25. The chief minister said in the Assembly …

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