Lava no to strike, for Puja tourists

http://www.thestatesman.net Romit Bagchi LAVA (Kalimpong), 31 AUG: The residents of Lava, a tourist spot around 30 kms from Kalimpong town, seem to be grappling with a queer fear of being strike-struck with the festive season approaching. Flanked by hierarchical layers of the majestic Himalayas and dense with sky-piercing pines, the sleepy spot never ceases to …

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NH 31A to remain closed for five days

http://www.thestatesman.net SILIGURI, 28 AUG: The National Highway 31A, which connects Sikkim with Siliguri, would remain closed to traffic from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. for five days starting tomorrow for repairs, said the state home secretary, Mr Ardhendu Sen today. “Traffic movement would be normal during the day hours,” he added. The state government would …

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Study must for master plan: Sen – official wants tech colleges in battle against landslides

The TelegraphArdhendu Sen inspects a landslide-hit portion of East Main Road at Chinna Dara in Kalimpong on Thursday. Picture by Chinlop Fudong LepchaPeople cross a makeshift bamboo bridge after a culvert was washed away by a landslide at Chinna Dara. Picture by Chinlop Fudong LepchaKalimpong, Aug. 27: Home secretary Ardhendu Sen today said a thorough …

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Morcha adds to Aila aid list – Home secretary in hills to review relief, restoration

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Aug. 26: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today made the state government add more than 1,400 damaged houses to the list prepared by the Darjeeling district administration for compensation in the wake of the havoc caused by Cyclone Aila in May. Morcha leaders submitted the list to state home secretary Ardhendu Sen, who …

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