Talks team ready

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Dec. 24: Putting an end to the uncertainty over its participation in the second round of tripartite talks on its demands, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today said a 13-member team will attend the New Delhi meeting scheduled for December 29. Addressing a news conference at Gorubathan, about 60km from here, …

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GJMM calls off 72-hour bandh

Statesman News Service GORUBATHAN (KALIMPONG), Dec. 24: The Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha today withdrew the 72-hour bandh call in the proposed area of Gorkhaland scheduled from 27 December. The party also announced that it will participate in the 29 December tripartite talks in New Delhi on the statehood demand. Party chief Mr Bimal Gurung is …

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Earthquake in Kalimpong

A mild earthquake was felt at around 5:57 am on Christmas morning in Kalimpong and surrounding areas, with some aftershocks a few minutes later. More reports to follow if there are any. Update PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT Indian Meteorological Department Date of Occurrence: 25/12/2008 Time: 05:56:41.0 HRS(IST) Intensity: SLIGHT Magnitude: 4.4 Epicentre: Lat. 27.2°N Long. 87.9°E …

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Introductions…

Dear Readers Yesterday I had the express privilege and pleasure of meeting not just one but two important Kalimpong personalities. Please allow me to introduce Ms. Monila De and Mr. Wangchuk Basi. Ms. De is an eminent literary figure and a veritable storehouse of Kalimpong stories and anecdotes. She has lived through Kalimpong's chequered past …

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Another dump horror for civic body

The TelegraphA garbage mound in the basement of a building owned by the municipality. Picture by Chinlop Fudong LepchaKalimpong, Dec. 23: The Kalimpong Municipality is up against another garbage protest.The civic body has been forced to stop treating solid waste at the army dumping site near Durpin following protests by villagers of Chalisa and Chivvo …

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