Town fears rerun of hill violence – Kalimpong speaks out against gorkha army

http://www.telegraphindia.com RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Oct. 29: With the recently-formed United Gorkha Liberation Army (UGRA) trying to make its presence felt in the subdivision, residents of the area fear that violence may return to the hills, nearly two decades after the Gorkhaland agitation. Their anxiety can be sensed from the fact that since the UGRA rebels …

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Worms In The Cottage Cheese

Source: Outlookindia.com Kalimpongwallahs, her aunt included, take offence at Desai's dark portrait of their idyll JAIDEEP MAZUMDAR Kiran Desai may have put Kalimpong on the world map by making it the setting for her Booker prize-winning novel The Inheritance of Loss. But no one in Kalimpong is thanking her for that. They are upset by …

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Bandh peaceful, but GNLF blast for govt

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Oct. 26: The GNLF today said the killing of its activist Yonsingh Lepcha reflected badly on the state government. The party had called a 24-hour bandh in the subdivision today to protest against the murder. “There wasn’t any untoward incident. Traffic on NH31A (the road that connects Siliguri to Sikkim) was not affected,” …

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Kalimpong bandh affects normal life

PTI SILIGURI (WB): The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) called 24-hour bandh affected normal life in Kalimpong sub-division of West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Thursday. Shops, markets and business establishments were closed while vehicles were off the road in the sub-division, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Subarno said. Government offices were open but attendance was very …

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Hill rebels gun down rural GNLF leader

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Oct. 25: Nearly two months after announcing the launch of an armed struggle for the separate state of Gorkhaland, the nascent United Gorkha Revolutionary Army (UGRA) drew first blood last night, killing GNLF activist Yonsingh Lepcha at Lower Santuk, about 20 km from here. Condemning the murder, the GNLF has called a 24-hour …

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