ABGL breaks rival barrier to hold rally

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Dec. 29: The ABGL held a public meeting at Bijanbari today, ignoring for the first time a strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which had resorted to similar pressure tactics in the past to scuttle political programmes of its rivals. Police ensured safe passage for ABGL supporters to attend …

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Gurung links hill fate to Telangana – Morcha Chief says all depends on Srikrishna report

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Dec. 28: Bimal Gurung today said the hills could not be “hoodwinked” into accepting an interim arrangement and threatened to start a mass agitation if the Srikrishna Committee submitted a favourable report on the formation of Telangana on December 31, 2010. “We are closely monitoring the developments of the Srikrishna …

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Survey jolt to hill helipad and chopper plans

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, Dec. 27: A preliminary survey by the civil aviation ministry has concluded that Deolo is not a suitable site for the construction of a helipad in Kalimpong while giving nod to other identified sites at Dhotray near Darjeeling and Mirik. The survey also found that introduction of regular helicopter services …

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Vandals strike Madan memorial at murder site

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Dec. 26: Unidentified hooligans have removed the portrait of Madan Tamang and the ABGL party flags from his memorial structure at Upper Clubside in Darjeeling. The memorial was erected by Tamang’s family members at the site where the former ABGL chief had been hacked to death hours before he was …

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