Switch to GNLF & more rival inroads

The Telegraph Darjeeling, Nov. 19: The rivals of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha are slowly but steadily making inroads into the hills. At least nine ex-servicemen, so long Morcha members, joined the GNLF yesterday. The GNLF claimed that other Morcha supporters, too, have started switching their allegiance, a day after the Democratic Front — a rival …

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Morcha ready to fight civic elections – Gurung keen on democratic image

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Nov. 19: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha is ready to take part in the municipal elections once the interim authority is established in the hills, signalling that it did not want to be identified as a party opposed to democratic norms. “Once the interim set-up is put in place, we have …

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Rivals reject Gurung invite – Morcha told to come clean on madan murder before talks

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Nov. 18: The Democratic Front today rejected the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s offer of talks to discuss the pros and cons of the interim arrangement for the hills, saying there would be no truck with Bimal Gurung’s party as it had been “implicated” in the murder of Madan Tamang. Four constituents …

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Fog fails to spoil sport – Football emerges winner as hills overcome nature’s vagaries & Sikkim gets tournament invite

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Nov. 18: The proverbial fog of Darjeeling football matches once again descended on the field, stopping the first semi-final of the All India Brigade of Gurkha Gold Cup for about five minutes today. But there was no stopping crowd favourite Army XI, which swept past a highly-seeded Techno Aryans to …

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Hills glimpse Roerich canvas – See all-weather kanchenjungha through painters’ eyes

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Nov. 17: Mt Kanchenjungha is being seen at its best for some days through the eyes of late Russian painter Nicholas Roerich, enthralling visitors with the peak’s different shades and impressions. Of the 7,000 paintings drawn by Roerich, around 4,000 were based on the Himalayas and were preserved in Nicholas …

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