British vision of rail link to Rangpo comes alive

The Statesman British vision of rail link to Rangpo comes alive Suman Sahoo SILIGURI, 29 OCT: The foundation stone laying of the Sevoke-Rangpo rail link tomorrow would fulfill an plan envisaged in the early 19th century by the British rulers. The colonial rulers had envisaged a rail link (Teesta Valley project) between Siliguri and Kalimpong …

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Morcha stops Teesta dam work for road

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Oct. 27: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today stopped all work on the NHPC’s Teesta Low Dam Project Stage III at Reang to protest against the delay in the construction of the alternative road to Takdah and Teesta Valley. Supporters of the Morcha from the Takdah-Teesta Valley constituency drove down to the dam …

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Liquor ban & party purge on agenda – Morcha movement from November 7, panchayat offices to be shut down too

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Oct. 25: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung today announced a fresh set of agitation programmes, which includes a “ban” on off-liquor shops from November 7. The agitation could also culminate in the declaration of Gorkhaland if the next round of talks fail in December, the Morcha leader threatened. It will, however, …

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Bhutan’s Queen Mum saddened by death of Wicklow nun (Sister Mary Tarcisus)

From Wicklowpeople.ie: Wednesday October 21 2009 The Queen Mother of Bhutan has expressed her sorrow at the recent passing of a County Wicklow nun who used to teach her. Sister Mary Tarcisus passed way earlier this month in Kalimpong, North India. She was a member of the St. Joseph of Cluny Order. Formerly from Carnew's …

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