Rain blocks road repair

http://www.telegraphindia.com Aug. 30: The weather will decide how soon NH 31A can be opened to traffic, say officials of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). In the past five days, two landslides have hit the highway at Hatisuray, 26km from Siliguri, snapping the main road link to Kalimpong and Sikkim. The price of perishable items has …

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GNLF strike to stall meet

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Aug. 29: Like in Mirik on Sunday, the GNLF has called a 12-hour bandh in Pedong, 25km from here, on Friday to derail the ABGL meeting in the area. Local GNLF leader Roshan Lama said the bandh was being called for two reasons: first, to foil the meeting, and second, to protest against …

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Dzongu plea reaches Delhi

RAJEEV RAVIDAS http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Aug. 28: The protest against hydel power projects in the Lepcha reserve of Dzongu in North Sikkim made itself heard in New Delhi today. A joint delegation of the Rong Ong Prongzom (Lepcha Youth Organisation), Darjeeling, and Concerned Lepchas of Sikkim met Mani Shankar Aiyar, the minister in-charge of the department …

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