Tourists miss Teesta rapids for raft ban

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Sept. 23: Visitors seeking to raft through the rapids of the Teesta in the hills will be disappointed as the inflated boats continue to remain off the waters even though the autumn tourism season has begun. Rafting on the river was suspended by the DGHC in May end following an …

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Morcha aims for Mamata good books

The Telegraph Sept. 22: Bimal Gurung will meet Mamata Banerjee during her visit to the hills, fuelling speculation that he was keen to be in her good books especially since the Trinamul Congress chief is a key player in state politics. Gurung’s outfit, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, has also chalked out a welcome programme for …

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Colleges point negligence finger at NBU – Failure blamed on ‘absence’ too

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Sept. 22: The colleges in the Darjeeling hills have accused North Bengal university of “gross negligence” in evaluating the answer scripts of the undergraduate exams after many students were marked absent or had their results withheld. While there is no regular pattern, as some institutions have also excelled in some …

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From KalimNews: Consumers relieved of paying dues of Electricity Bill

KALIMNEWS KalimNews:Roshan Giri, said that we will not leave the Dooars and plains till our last breath but for the present GRA we want atleast 30 percent of the proposed area. And the government should give us in writing about the future inclusion of other parts after the 2011 election. Center has assured us and …

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Hill visit a gimmick, says Biman

The Telegraph Siliguri, Sept. 21: The CPM today described Mamata Banerjee’s proposed visit to the hills as “political gimmick”, while blaming the Trinamul Congress leader for bad roads in the region. “We do not believe in political gimmicks like her (Mamata). People, too, have started losing their faiths on her for these publicity stunts,” CPM …

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