Morcha hits roads, threatens trains

The Telegraph Dec. 27: Gorkhaland supporters choked traffic on three national highways for several hours today and threatened to stall trains from tomorrow as the administration ruled out using force to stop them. Most trains to the region from other parts of Bengal go through New Jalpaiguri and are unlikely to be hit but the …

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Hill threat to highway traffic – Roads to Darjeeling, Sikkim & Northeast to be blocked every day

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Dec. 26: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s student wing today threatened to paralyse traffic bound not only for Darjeeling but also Sikkim and the Northeast. All the three national highways in the region will be blo-ckaded from noon to 3pm on Sunday, the outfit announced, adding that it was an “indefi- nite” agitation, …

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With love, from ex-students: On 80th b’day, ex-principal has surprise visitors

http://www.indianexpress.com Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 at 0226 hrs It was an occasion filled with admiration, nostalgia and a rare display of teacher-student bonding. For Bernard T Brooks, who turned 80 on December 21, a late evening birthday celebration at a banquet in Free School Street found him basking in the warmth of the gratitude and …

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