Ready to quit for Gorkhaland

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Aug. 29: A former DGHC councillor from Gorubathan said he was ready to leave his home town if it helped the statehood cause after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha served an ultimatum asking him to quit the hills. “They asked me to leave and I have obliged. This is my way of extending …

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Minority jab at Bengal

The Telegraph New Delhi, Aug. 27: Higher education monitor UGC today said North Bengal University was acting against rules when it rejected the minority status certificate the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions had granted Kalimpong’s Cluny Women’s College. India’s laws don’t allow a state government or its universities to refuse to accept minority status …

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Sale of traditional attire in the Hills rise

The Statesman Mrinalini Sharma DARJEELING, Aug. 27: Indigenous style is replacing western fashion in Darjeeling ever since the GJMM made it mandatory for the people to dress in traditional attire for a month starting from 7 October. Dhaure suruwal and chowbandi choli have sidelined fancy tank tops and trousers so much so that stocks are …

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