Strikes off, it’s Christmas time – Chill in the air, so are mistletoes and turkeys

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Dec. 23: The political temperature in the hills has dropped and the chill, too, is back in the air, so are the Santas, mistletoes, turkeys, stuffed goose, croquette and more. An air of festivity has gripped the hills with Christmas stars adorning many a rooftop here. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, …

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Rivals ready for polls, not hill set-up – ABGL questions the role of cabinet committee

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Dec. 23: All major parties in the hills are willing to contest the municipality and rural polls but most of the rivals of Bimal Gurung are reluctant to form the board for the interim authority if they win, in which case the set-up might end up as a non-starter. With …

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Morcha agrees to rural polls – Village election nod clears set-up hurdle for hills

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Dec. 22: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has agreed to allow rural elections to be held in the hills, a decision that has cleared the path for signing an agreement on an interim set-up for Darjeeling within a fortnight. This means the board of the interim authority will now be formed …

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