Choppers rev up for hill ride

http://www.telegraphindia.comVivek ChettriDarjeeling, Aug. 24: The choppers are back to rock the hills. As those in love with their mean machines will know, a traditional chopper is a home-built bike that is customised according to the needs and fancies of the owner. Often all excessive accessories, that hinder the bike’s power, speed and looks, are stripped …

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Students boycott classes

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Aug. 24: Students of Kalimpong College boycotted classes in the second half of the day to protest against alleged teacher atrocity. The teachers, meanwhile, have demanded that a student be expelled for assaulting one of their colleagues yesterday. The Kalimpong College Students’ Union, affiliated to the Gorkha National Students’ Front, the students’ wing …

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Paper out of jumbo dung- Forest dept takes idea from Japanese expert

http://www.telegraphindia.com ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY Alipurduar, Aug. 20: It all began when the Japanese elephant expert handed over his calling card to the Indian forest official. The card, said the expert, Yukio Kawaguchi, was made of paper manufactured from elephant dung. The kind of diet followed by the pachyderms, he added, ensured a lot of fibres in …

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Hill town reels from heat Crops and tourists spared the blow

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Aug. 16: The hill town and its neighbouring areas are reeling under an unprecedented dry spell, with the temperature soaring three or four degrees above normal. While the weather conditions are yet to have a major impact on agricultural produce or the flow of tourists, it has greatly affected the everyday life of …

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