Before the deal, the balancing act – Morcha keen to avoid 6th Schedule-like fiasco

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Oct. 26: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has decided to seek the opinion of all its leaders across the country before accepting the proposed set-up for the hills, an indication that the outfit is walking a tightrope and wants to avoid a Sixth Schedule-like fiasco that also brought out Subash Ghisingh’s …

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Gurung finds solution in joint panel

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Oct. 25: Bimal Gurung today hinted that a possible solution to end the impasse surrounding the territorial dispute of the interim set-up could lie in forming a joint verification committee. The committee, comprising representatives of the Centre, state and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, will survey the areas that can be …

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40% fall in hill tourist inflow – Political turmoil & bad roads result in low footfall

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Oct. 25: The festive season has failed to bring joy to the tourism sector in the subdivision with a 40 per cent fall in tourist inflow compared to last autumn. Tourism stakeholders believe many factors — mainly the political turmoil and poor condition of roads — were responsible for the poor tourist …

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Hill deal at next meet, says Gurung – whiff of backstage pact

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Oct. 24: Bimal Gurung today assured his supporters in Mirik that the interim set-up would be finalised in the next political level-meeting to be held in a few days, triggering speculation that a backstage negotiation might be on. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president’s statement has created a flutter in the …

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