Eco-tourism stokes winter fire

http://www.telegraphindia.com The WBFDC cottages in Loleygaon, which are a big hit with the tourists. Picture by Chinlop Fudong Lepcha Kalimpong, Dec. 6: Eco-tourism initiatives have conquered the hill winter, continuing to fill the coffers of the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) even during what is otherwise called the lean season. M.S. Murli, divisional manager, …

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Tribal face to hill fest

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Dec. 6: The DGHC’s department of information and cultural affairs has “advised” organisers of various festivals in the hills to schedule items that highlight the tribal origins of the Gorkhas during such jamborees. This, the department said, was necessary in view of the efforts of GNLF chief Subash Ghisingh to secure Sixth Schedule …

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Protest push to forest bill

http://www.telegraphindia.com OUR CORRESPONDENT Kalimpong, Dec. 3: The Himalayan Forest Villagers’ Organisation will gherao the office of the divisional manager, West Bengal Forest Development Corporation, here on Tuesday demanding that the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2006 be passed in the on-going winter session of Parliament. The demonstration will …

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