Sixth law faces freezer

http://www.telegraphindia.com Feb. 28: The legislation that put Darjeeling on the boil appears to be headed to the cold storage, sending Subash Ghisingh on an apparent last-ditch mission to Delhi, spreading cautious cheer among his rivals and gifting a breather to the Bengal government. A parliamentary panel today “cautioned” and “advised” the Centre to make a …

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Darjeeling special status put on hold

indiatimes.com 29 Feb 2008, 0001 hrs IST,TNN NEW DELHI: A parliamentary panel on Thursday put the brakes on bills seeking to accord special status to the Darjeeling hill areas and asked government to take another look before proceeding further, a move that may force the Centre to place the issue - initiated at West Bengal …

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Ghising not asked to resign from Darjeeling body: official

webindia123.com Kolkata | February 28, 2008 9:45:15 PM IST Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leader Subhas Ghising was not asked to resign from the post of caretaker administrator of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC), West Bengal Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Roy said Thursday. "No one was asked to quit in the meeting. Discussions are …

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Panel puts brakes on Gorkha Hill Council Bill

The Hindu New Delhi (PTI): A Parliamentary panel on Thursday put brakes on the bills seeking to accord special status to Darjeeling hill areas and asked the Government to take a re-look before proceeding further. After examining the bills, Parliament's Standing Committee on Home Affairs advised the Home Ministry to have a fresh look at …

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To all my friends in anguish… – Niraj Lama

It has been very exciting and at the same time frustrating to watch the developments taking place in the hills. A general uprising is in the offing - something we thought was required to topple the state-sponsored Ghisingh regime. We always wondered when would the people rise and speak out against the oppression and the …

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