Boy closer to Sydney stage – 11-yr-old to perform in Hyderabad

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Nov. 23: Spring and Summer took him to Calcutta. Now Polanaise Brillante has propelled Prayash Biswakarma to Hyderabad possibly en route to Sydney for the grand finale of the Global Music Competition. Eleven-year-old Prayash returned home yesterday after winning the Calcutta-leg of the violin competition being organised worldwide by Lions International. The …

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Strike off, but relief ‘temporary’ – Morcha threatens fresh agitation

The Telegraph Nov. 20: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today ended its strike “temporarily” at 6pm, but with the state government offering no assurance on when the contract workers of the DGHC would be regularised, threatened to start a fresh agitation soon. After a meeting with home secretary Ardhendu Sen at Writers’ Buildings this evening, DGHC …

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Bandh paralyses life in Darjeeling Hills

Siliguri, Nov 20 (PTI) Normal life was crippled in Darjeeling Hills of West Bengal as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-sponsored 24-hour bandh began this morning. Shops, markets were closed and vehicles kept off the roads in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong sub-divisions as a result, official sources said. Educational institutions and tea gardens were, however, exempted from the …

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Lepcha march

The Telegraph Gangtok, Nov. 18: The Kalimpong-based Indigenous Lepcha Tribal Association will begin its second march to Dzongu in North Sikkim tomorrow after last year’s foiled attempt. The ILTA is determined to reach the destination to offer prayers at the holy site. In April 2008, the ILTA had to return from Dikchu, the entry point …

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