Hills celebrate, as plains choose silence

http://www.telegraphindia.com ANURADHA SHARMA LAKHOTIA & PEMA LEYDA SHANGDERPA Chuikhim, Sept. 27: Dashain is all set to be different in Chuikhim this time. Much to the pleasure of the women here, Dussehra in this nondescript hilly village in Kalimpong subdivision, more than 55 km from Siliguri, will be held sans jaand and raksi (forms of country …

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8 buried alive in landslip (in Darjeeling)

VIVEK CHHETRI http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, Sept. 24: Rain over the past three days triggered a landslide about a kilometre and a half from the heart of the hill station this afternoon, killing eight people and highlighting once again Darjeeling’s vulnerability to man-made disasters because of ill-planned constructions. At Kazi Gaon, many people were caught in their …

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Cops dismiss rebel claims

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Sept. 24: Darjeeling district police today sought to play down the United Gorkha Revolutionary Front (UGRF)’s claims that its armed wing — United Gorkha Revolutionary Army (UGRA) — has been running nine training camps in the subdivision. “As of now, I have no credible information about the existence of any camps. Let me …

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