Blow hot & cold policy after talks ‘victory’ – Morcha lifts liquor ban for Christmas

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Dec. 22: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today upped the ante and declared that the Centre had to “agree in principle” that the demand for Gorkhaland was genuine for the talks to move forward “smoothly”. At the same time, buoyed by the fact that it managed to bring Gorkhaland to the negotiating table …

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Back on agitation path

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Dec. 21: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to renew its agitation from the day after Christmas with party president Bimal Gurung blaming the Centre for “taking the talks too lightly”, referring to the three-hour fourth round of tripartite discussion held here today. However, there will be a relaxation in the Morcha …

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Fair outside Mayfair: Gorkhas show numbers, hold festivities near venue

http://www.indianexpress.com Tuesday , Dec 22, 2009 at 0247 hrs Darjeeling Asim Rai, a student of Class XII who had come from Miju near Darjeeling along with his friends, had been standing outside Mayfair Hotel, the venue of the tripartite talks, since 9 am. “We are alienated from the people of the plains. We do not …

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Tripartite talks on Darjeeling fail

The Economic Times 21 Dec 2009, 2225 hrs IST, Debasis Sarkar, ET Bureau SILIGURI: The fourth tripartite meeting involving the Centre, the state government and the GJM on the Gorkhaland issue ended inconclusively here on Monday. While the government side assured initiation of the process for political level discussions, the GJM decided to relax its …

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