Ghising to quit hill council

1 Mar 2008, 0144 hrs IST,TNN DARJEELING: Gorkha National Liberation Front supremo Subhas Ghising has finally agreed to quit as caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. The council erupted with joy as soon as news about Ghising agreeing to put in his papers by March 10 reached. "We've suspended our indefinite strike and …

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Ghising seeks ten days to step down

http://www.hindu.com Kolkata (PTI): The caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Hill Council Subhas Ghising has sought ten days time from the West Bengal government to step down from the post which he has been holding for last 20 years, chief of agitating Gorkha Janamukti Morcha said on Friday. "We have won," President of GJM Bimal Gurung …

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NGOs cry for govt role

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Feb. 28: Several NGOs here have sought the intervention of the central government and a human rights organisation to save the lives of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha members who are on an indefinite hunger strike. In separate memorandums to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi and the …

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Morcha happy with panel go-slow on bill

http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, Feb. 28: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha is jubilant that a parliamentary panel has appeared to have put the brakes on the Sixth Schedule bill that would have accorded special status to the Darjeeling hills instead of statehood. The committee, led by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, has cautioned and advised Parliament “to make fresh …

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Rivals glad, but wary of ‘review’ clause – Leader shifts sides, but not alone

http://www.telegraphindia.com Takdha (Darjeeling), Feb. 28: T.N. Ghisingh, the GNLF president of the Teesta Valley, today switched over to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. T.N’s move is being seen as a major political development in the hills and has further pushed the GNLF against the wall. Teesta Valley has six tea gardens and a population of about …

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