MP appeals to end job hunger strike; Over 130 protesters admitted to hospital

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Sept. 16: Darjeeling MP Jaswant Singh today appealed to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to ask the DGHC contractual workers to withdraw their indefinite hunger strike, as around 135 of them have been hospitalised. Over 6,000 members of the Janmukti Asthai Karmachari Sangatan (JAKS), a Morcha affiliate, are on hunger strike for the …

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Salary hike for DGHC workers – Finance dept approached to lift job embargo as indefinite fast enters 2nd day

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Sept. 15: The government has decided to increase the salaries of the 8,000-odd contractual workers of the DGHC on the second day of their indefinite hunger strike. At the same time, the state hill affairs department has written to its finance counterpart to lift the embargo on recruitment of Group …

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Hunger strike triggers water woes in hills

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Sept. 15: Residents of the hill town will have to do without water for what looks like an extended period — thanks to the ongoing indefinite hunger strike of the DGHC’s contractual employees. About 50 employees of the DGHC’s public health engineering (PHE) department, which supplies water to the Kalimpong Municipality area, …

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