Teesta fast enters third day

http://www.telegraphindia.com Gangtok, June 22: The indefinite hunger strike by three members of Affected Citizens of Teesta (ACT) entered the third day today. Of the three who began the fast on Wednesday, one person was replaced today because of ill-health. Karma Tshering Lepcha, a forum member, today joined Dawa T. Lepcha and Tenzing Gyatso in the …

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Hill protests focus on land

http://www.telegraphindia.com Gangtok, June 20: The Affected Citizens of Teesta (ACT) today began a relay hunger strike demanding that all hydel power projects in Dzongu be scrapped and the government review other projects coming up in North Sikkim and elsewhere in the state. The general secretary of ACT, Dawa T. Lepcha, along with Tshering Ongdup and …

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Endangered birds find safety in Neora Valley

http://www.telegraphindia.com ANURADHA SHARMA The Kaleej pheasant Siliguri, June 19: Threatened elsewhere, pheasants have found a safe haven in Kalimpong’s Neora Valley National Park, about 100 km from here. A recently concluded survey by the forest department on two sub-species — the Kaleej pheasant and the Satyr Tragopan — shows that the high-altitude national park has …

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Landslide hits highway – Raging river threatens to wreak havoc

Before After The Teesta eats away at its banks at Kalijhora as an NHPC workshed topples over. Pictures by Chinlop Fudong Lepchawww.telegraphindia.comSiliguri, June 15: Last night’s incessant rainfall caused a landslide on National Highway 31A at Sevoke, stranding traffic on the arterial road for hours. Down in the plains, the water level of the Teesta …

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