Plumbing the Teesta

http://www.thestatesman.net Neeraj Vagholikar The late Nari Rustomji who served as Assam’s chief secretary and Dewan of Sikkim had, through his writings, warned that development inputs into Sikkim needed to be within the absorptive capacity of the region. In 1998, the Expert Appraisal Committee on river valley and hydroelectric projects, appointed by the ministry of environment …

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Trade & tourism stumble, schools fear for future

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Nov. 27: The business community here fears that the recent spate of bandhs and the possibility of further unrest could derail the efforts of a decade-and-a-half to put the hill economy back on track. Apart from tea, tourism and schools are the backbone of the region’s economy. The recent shutdowns called by both …

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Silence peace rally held

From darjeelingtimes.com November 27,2007 A symbolic silence peace rally was held in Darjeeling town, started from Chowrasta to Chowkbazaar, organised by the citizens of Darjeeling town, headed by Mr. B K Pradhan. Thousands of local inhabitants participated in the peace rally with pen and copy books on hands, placards quoting: “we want peace” etc. Citizens …

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