Hunger strike ends, celebrations begin in the hills

http://www.telegraphindia.com Feb. 29: A phone call from party president Bimal Gurung in the afternoon was the trigger that ended the indefinite fast of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters at Dagapur near Siliguri. “We were closely following the developments on TV,” said Lalit Thapa, the president of Sukna unit of the Morcha. “However, it was only after …

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Bimal claws at cats crossing the path

http://www.telegraphindia.com Calcutta, Feb. 29: Bimal Gurung today likened the Sixth Schedule bill and Subash Ghisingh to cats crossing the path of oncoming cars. “Hamara gari ka samne dotho kala billi aa gaya tha, to kya kartey hain hum? Billi ko ukharkey phek diya… (Two black cats had come in front of our cars. What were …

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Search on for survival strategy

VIVEK CHHETRI http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, Feb. 29: The Gorkhaland movement in the eighties had left 1,200 people dead in the hills before Subash Ghisingh decided to head the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC). Exactly 20 years later, a movement based on Gandhian philosophy, which did not lead to a single killing, has virtually forced Ghisingh to …

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Hunger-strike withdrawn in the Hills

Statesman News Service SILIGURI, Feb. 29: The state urban development minister Mr Asok Bhattacharya today said that the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha sponsored bandh and hunger strike has been withdrawn from today following the intervention of the chief minister. “Peace would soon return to the troubled Hills. Once normalcy is restored the government's focus would …

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CM asks Ghisingh to resign within 10 days

Statesman News Service SILIGURI, Feb. 29: The state urban development minister Mr Asok Bhattacharya today said here that chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has asked the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council caretaker administrator Mr Subash Ghisingh to resign from the DGHC within ten days. Regarding the deadlock over the Sixth Schedule Bill, the minister, said that the …

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