Hill town to re-impose ban – Civic bodies hope for public cooperation

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, June 26: The Kalimpong Municipality has decided to re-impose a ban on the use of plastic carry bags in the town from July 1. Announcing the ban, municipality health officer S. B. Zimba said he hoped residents would help the civic authorities successfully implement the order, which is based on a circular issued …

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Autonomy on talks table, not statehood

http://www.telegraphindia.com Calcutta, June 26: More autonomy to the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council would be discussed at tomorrow’s talks, not statehood, said chief secretary Amit Kiran Deb today. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders are scheduled to be at Writers’ Buildings tomorrow for talks with Buddha- deb Bhattacharjee government. “We will definitely hold talks with an open mind. …

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Delhi team fishes for sympathisers – Morcha keeps eye on developments at the Centre, hunts for statehood allies

http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, June 26: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s delegation in Delhi is trying to find sympathisers for the Gorkhaland demand with an eye on the possibility of a change of power at the Centre. Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri, who had been heading the four-member delegation, said: “We met (BJP chief) Rajnath Singh, yesterday and …

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Teachers ask, kids volunteer for fast

http://www.telegraphindia.com Darjeeling, June 26: Seven Class IX boys started a relay hunger strike here today and hundreds of schoolchildren brought out rallies across the Darjeeling hills even as the Gorkha Janmukti Vidyarthi Morcha tried to justify the role of students in the movement for a separate state. All seven are from Municipal Boys’ High School …

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