Poster game after death in MLA family

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Feb. 26: A poster signed by “Gorkhaland loving people” appeared in town this morning, announcing that loyalists of the separate state movement would not attend the funeral of the Kurseong MLA’s husband who died last night. Deo Chandra Karki, 53, had been ailing for sometime and breathed his last at the Kurseong …

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‘Ban’ on vehicles off

The Telegraph The Gorkha Janmukti Vidyarthi Morcha has decided to lift its “ban” on movement of police and government vehicles from tomorrow, reports our Darjeeling correspondent. “We have decided to lift the ban taking into account the Sukna episode. The police and administration have to move around. Moreover, the parent party (Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) has …

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Bengal assures Sikkim of smooth traffic – Flout groups to face action for blockades

The Telegraph Gangtok, Feb. 26: Bengal chief secretary Asok Mohan Chakrabarti today assured the Sikkim government that no stones would be left unturned to keep NH31A open at all times under instruction from the Supreme Court. The national highway is the only arterial route linking the Himalayan state to the rest of the country. “We …

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Slight Tremor felt in Kalimpong – 5.4 magnitude epicenter in Xizang China

Details from earthquake.usgs.gov 2010 February 26 04:42:29 UTC Magnitude 5.4 - WESTERN XIZANG Location: 28.432°N, 86.769°E Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region: WESTERN XIZANG Distances: 70 km (40 miles) N of Namche Bazar, Nepal 165 km (100 miles) ENE of KATHMANDU, Nepal 220 km (135 miles) NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India …

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CRPF camps irk Kalimpong

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS CRPF personnel at the Kalimpong library on Thursday. Picture by Chinlop Fudong Lepcha Kalimpong, Feb. 25: A citizens’ forum here has demanded the immediate withdrawal of CRPF personnel from Kalimpong and sought their redeployment on NH31A as the presence of the central force is likely to be exploited by anti-Gorkhaland elements. …

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