Coffee replaces paddy for more profit

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Nov. 29: What tea is to Darjeeling, will coffee be to Kalimpong? A few more years and the answer will be there but for now the seeds of such a possibility have been planted. Bongbusty, a picturesque village with terraced paddy fields, 3km from here, is where a project to …

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Morcha off to meet ‘mediator’ MP – Deadline & sudden Delhi trip point to loose ends

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Nov. 29: A four-member Gorkha Janmukti Morcha delegation led by Roshan Giri left for Delhi today to meet Jaswant Singh, a day after the party set a December 20 deadline for the Centre and the state to establish the interim authority. Going by the composition of the delegation, the Darjeeling …

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Set-up by Dec. 20 or back to statehood: Morcha. Locks and rallies till deadline

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Nov. 28: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today set a December 20 deadline for the state and the Centre to finalise the interim authority failing which it will launch an agitation starting with a 48-hour general strike from the next day. The party also warned that this time the agitation would …

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Hill kids get Mumbai music call – show & classes for Gandhi ashram students

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Nov. 26: A 30-member orchestra of Gandhi Ashram here will go on a 10-day training-cum-performance tour of Mumbai in January, giving a boost to the institution’s reputation as a nursery of western classical music. “The children will go to Mumbai at the invitation of Chorus, the musical group of the …

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