‘Normal’ rains take toll on tea

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Oct. 29: The monsoon has taken its toll on tea this time although experts said it was a “normal” year in terms of rainfall with fewer landslides compared to last year. Landslides in the nearly five months of the rainy season that began in mid-June and ended yesterday have claimed …

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Extra force plea for GNLF comeback

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Oct. 28: Nearly 25 GNLF leaders have decided to return to the hills en masse, prompting the Darjeeling police chief to ask the state government for more forces to ensure their security. The announcement comes even as the GNLF steps up its offensive before the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha signs an …

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Apollo heart unit for Siliguri

The Telegraph Siliguri, Oct. 28: The Apollo Group of Hospitals will set up a heart institute at five places across the state, including one in Siliguri. One such institute already started functioning in Calcutta last month. “Apart from Calcutta, we have chosen Siliguri, Asansol, Midnapore, Sreerampur and Howrah to set up Apollo Gleneagles Heart Institutes. …

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Whiff of interim protest in rival camp – STATE ONLY: ABGL

The Telegraph Oct. 27: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha is confident of inking an agreement on the interim set-up in the next political-level talks but rival outfits are determined to oppose the arrangement, raising the spectre of unrest in the hills after the pact is sealed. Today, the ABGL warned that the hills would go up …

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