Tea sector wary of handover proposal – Industry wonders how the transfer will take place

The Telegraph Siliguri, March 29: Stakeholders of the tea industry are keeping their fingers crossed over the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s demand that the Centre hand over the legislative powers of 124 subjects, including tea, to a proposed interim regional authority. “It is too early to comment and it is better to wait and see what …

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Morcha happy with talks – Another round of dialogue in April before the May meet

The Telegraph March 29: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today said it was “happy” at the outcome of the official-level tripartite meeting held in Delhi to sort out areas of “agreement and disagreement” before the next round of political talks to be held in mid-May. “Many of our demands have been agreed upon and this is …

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Alter-rule call for hill govt schools

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, March 28: The Janmukti Secondary Teachers’ Organisation has called for changes in the rules for the recruitment of teachers to the three schools wholly run by the government in the hills. In a memorandum faxed to education minister Partha Dey today, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-affiliated union said in the absence …

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Hill team off to Delhi – Centre SOS, efforts to tie up loose ends

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, March 28: A six-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today left for Delhi following a sudden invitation from the Union home ministry, an indication that the Centre is hoping to tie up the loose ends of the agreement for the interim set-up so that a deal is inked — …

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