Karma cuts first album – CD with 7 original nepali songs

http://www.telegraphindia.com RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Jan. 31: Karma Sherpa, a contestant of Zee Bangla’s music reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, has come up with his first solo Nepali album, stealing a march over Indian Idol Prashant Tamang in terms of originality. People in the hills, who had shown incredible zeal in voting for Prashant …

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Hill towns ban poultry products

http://www.telegraphindia.com Jan. 30: The municipalities of Darjeeling and Kalimpong have banned the sale of poultry products in the two towns from today, but the civic body in Kurseong is still mulling over the decision. R Thatal, the executive officer of the Darjeeling Municipality, said: “We decided to take this precautionary step because bird flu has …

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Morcha chief admits bandh concern

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Jan. 30: The president of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Bimal Gurung, today said civil society’s concern about disruption of normal life in the hills in the present political climate would be kept in mind while chalking out the party’s future programmes. Gurung, however, said at times options become limited, especially when there are …

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NGO fills govt boots in fight against landslides

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Jan. 29: A few concerned residents, under the banner of Save the Hills, are trying to find ways to fight landslides in Kalimpong, a problem skirted by the powers-that-be. Over the past two days, the residents hosted a team of students from the North Bengal University’s one-year post-graduate diploma programme in disaster management …

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