WB govt not averse to tripartite talks, says CM

http://www.expressindia.com Kolkata, June 27: The West Bengal government on Friday said it was not averse to a tripartite meeting and there was no need for creation of a separate state, as the GJM rejected the offer of more powers for the hill council and stuck to its demand for Gorkhaland. “I have no objection to …

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Meet fails to resolve Gorkhaland impasse

http://www.dnaindia.com Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri Saturday, June 28, 2008 02:36 IST KOLKATA: The bipartite meeting on Friday between the West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on the continuing Darjeeling impasse failed to come up with a concrete solution, with both parties sticking to their respective stands. The deadlock could not …

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From Outlook India: West Bengal: Hill Crisis – “Seige Train”

Outlookindia.com Not all their demands are unjust. A studied resolution is a must. ... Jaideep Mazumdar Separated We Will Stand A few reasons why the Gorkhas are demanding a whole new state... * They allege the Darjeeling Hills region, dominated by Gorkhas, has been neglected by the state government. * The Hills Council set up …

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“Lest we forget” – from Save The Hills

From: Visions of Hell http://savethehills.blogspot.com/2008/06/lest-we-forget-oct-1968-in-pictures.html By: Praful Rao Pictures from Das Studio These amazing photos of the Oct 1968 Disaster in Darjeeling district are reproduced here kind courtesy Das Studio, Nehru Road, Darjeeling. Having lived through the nightmare 4 decades ago as a young college student, these photographs bring back vivid memories. To whose who …

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I will not betray the cause: Gurung – Morcha wants teachers on ‘fight’ front

http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, June 27: The president of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Bimal Gurung, wants the “intellect” of hill teachers to be one of the engines that will drive forward the movement for a separate state. During his first ever interaction with teachers from across the hills at Gymkhana Club here today, Gurung said it was …

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