Campaign for gram sabhas

http://www.telegraphindia.com OUR CORRESPONDENT Kalimpong, Feb. 25: The National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers will soon conduct a country-wide campaign to form gram sabhas in every forest village. This was decided at the three-day national committee meeting of the forum, which ended here today. There it was said the organisations should be formed according …

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New group to save rafting- Rafters fear NHPC projects may change Teesta course

http://www.telegraphindia.com RAJEEV RAVIDAS Malli (Kalimpong), Feb. 22: The thrill of rafting down the torrid waters of the Teesta can well be a thing of the past once the projects of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) on the river become operational. This is what the private rafting units on the Teesta apprehend, and alarmed by …

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Ration cards after 12 years

http://www.telegraphindia.com OUR CORRESPONDENT Kalimpong, Feb. 22: The food and supplies department is receiving applications and conducting hearings for ration cards in the subdivision. This exercise was last conducted 12 years ago and not a single ration card has been issued in the area during since then. The decision to stop issuing ration cards apparently followed …

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Animal study in hill forest

http://www.telegraphindia.com AVIJIT SINHA Neora Valley National Park. Picture by Biplab Basak Siliguri, Feb. 21: Help may soon be on way for three lesser-known animals in the forests of north Bengal. After tigers and elephants, wildlife experts and the forest department have shifted their attention to co-predators like wild dogs (Cuon alpinus) and clouded leopards (Neofelis …

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Darjeeling Fire: Relief Fund Drive – Update 2

http://widget.chipin.com/widget/id/0906c46cc83e151bClick here for a google map of contributors! Dear Visitors and Readers, It gives me tremendous pleasure to inform you that on February 17th we reached AND exceeded the target amount for this fund drive!!! So far we have collectively raised $1020. This is wonderful!! We'd expected to take a full month to raise the …

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