Relief for tea and education – Gurung sets March 6 deadline to increase garden workers’ wages to Rs 120

The Telegraph Kumani, Feb. 27: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today put on hold an embargo on the despatch of the first flush of Darjeeling tea till March 6 and overruled the decision of the party’s student wing to boycott classes from tomorrow. The Morcha had earlier said the despatch of the first flush of tea …

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Bimal refuses to budge

The Telegraph Kumani, Feb. 27: Bimal Gurung today said he was not going back to the hills from his camp in Kumani, an indication that Delhi has not been able to resolve the Darjeeling impasse, the brunt of which was borne even by Jaswant Singh. “I will not leave this place until a decision on …

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Contrasting voices over assembly elections in Darjeeling

MSN India Kolkata, Feb 27 (PTI) As the tempo is gradually building in West Bengal for the assembly elections, trouble-torn Darjeeling hills are waiting for a final nod from the Election Commission over holding of polls, though political parties are divided over whether voting can be peaceful given the volatile situation. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, …

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Class boycott cry for Sibchu probe – Skip study from Monday: Morcha cubs

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Feb. 25: The Gorkha Janmukti Vidyarthi Morcha has called upon all hill students to boycott classes from Monday until the government orders a CBI inquiry into the Sibchu police firing, an indication that Bimal Gurung’s outfit is determined to get its demands fulfilled before the election code of conduct comes …

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