Lepchas demand primitive tribal status

http://www.thestatesman.net KALIMPONG, July 26. — After their demands failed to elicit the desired response from the state authorities, the Lepchas are now thinking of approaching the centre with their grievances. A delegation, consisting of members of Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association (ILTA) actually met some senior bureaucrats at the centre last week. They also deliberated with …

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SNS on a cleansing drive

Statesman News Service KALIMPONG, July 25. — The Swatantra Nari Sangathan (SNS), a voluntary women’s organisation from Topkhana is all to set an example for citizens here. Claiming that not municipality’s role in cleansing dirt is not enough, this organisation carried out a drive to clean the area of ward number 7. Swatantra Nari Sangathan …

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