Former fighter pilot zooms in on photography

http://www.telegraphindia.com RAJEEV RAVIDAS Rao. Picture by Chinlop Fudong Lepcha Kalimpong, Aug. 26: Fifty-six-year-old Praful Rao has flown fighter planes in another lifetime, but now he is flying high as a photographer. Penguin India recently bought three of Rao’s photographs for use on the jackets of the forthcoming titles of author Ruskin Bond. Rao was making …

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Rain brings hill down on highway – After the landslide, the long walk

http://www.telegraphindia.com Sevoke, Aug. 26: A massive landslide struck near Sevoke on NH 31A last night, blocking the highway. Triggered by a spate of heavy rain, the mountainside with rocks, mud and uprooted trees came tumbling down at 8.30pm. Officials of the Sevoke police station said it has been the most devastative slide in recent times. …

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Meet to make drivers friendly

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Aug. 22: The Hotel and Restaurant Owners’ Association of Kalimpong (Horak) will conduct an orientation programme for taxi drivers here tomorrow to make them more tourist-friendly. Thirty-two members of 16 different taxi drivers’ associations from the subdivision will attend the programme, being conducted for the first time. The Horak initiative is aimed at …

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Lepchas withdraw fast in Sikkim

Statesman News Service GANGTOK Aug 21: Members of the Affected Ctizens of Teesta “temporarily” withdrew their indefinite hunger-strike on the 62nd day of the agitation today following chief minister Mr Pawan Chamling’s “personal appeal.” The ACT members had launched the hunger-strike to protest against the upcoming hydroeletric projects at Dzongu in North Sikkim. Two ACT …

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