Darjeeling waits for Mamata magic

http://www.business-standard.com Probal Basak & Shine Jacob / Kolkata/ Darjeeling February 25, 2011, 0:22 IST I will turn Darjeeling into Switzerland!This was one promise which the Railways’ minister Mamata Banerjee had made to the people of Darjeeling before the last Lok Sabha elections. Amid flooding poll sops for West Bengal in her Budget speech, if the …

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Fresh fast starts, plan for medal surrender

The Telegraph Feb. 24: Five teams, each consisting of two ex-servicemen and three Gorkhaland Personnel cadres, have started fasts-unto-death at Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Gorubathan and Salugara in support of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s statehood movement. The hunger strike is also to demand a CBI inquiry into the February 8 Sibchu police firing that killed three …

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Ban cloud on wage deal – Morcha embargo on Darjeeling tea to hit exports hard

The Telegraph VIVEK CHHETRI Darjeeling, Feb. 23: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s decision to impose an embargo on the despatch of the first flush of Darjeeling tea could seriously affect the talks for the revision of wages, the three-year-old agreement on which expires on March 31. The new wages are expected to come into effect from …

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