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State won’t accept GJMM demands: Harka

Have support to raise district plea: Harka

Kalimpong MLA Harka Bahadur Chettri on Saturday said that considering the ‘strained’ relationship between the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM)and the state government, it is very unlikely for chief minister Mamata Banerjee to accept any demands raised by the GJMM, including the demand for a Kalimpong district. Given the strained …

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Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

The total hill population is about 15 lakh and around 5 lakh Rais live in the hills. The community has three associations, Khambu Rights Movement, All India Kirati Khambu Rai Association and Kirati Khambu Rai Sanskriti Sansthan, which hasn’t yet made its stand clear. The recent development, however, seems to …

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Garden closes over bonus anger

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

The management of Kohinoor tea estate in Alipurduar today issued a notice announcing suspension of work indefinitely after labourers blocked trucks carrying tea leaves out of the garden because they had been denied the bonus. Around 1,000 labourers work in the estate. According to garden source, the management was supposed …

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Rai youths’ board nod

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

A youth association of the Rai community has opposed the All India Kirati Khambu Rai Association’s decision to not accept a development board. The general secretary of the Khambu Rights Movement, Sandip Kulung, today said: “We condemn the decision of not accepting a development board for the community. We have …

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Darjeeling cops wary of situation at tea plantations

Tea: the tie that binds Atlanta woman, Darjeeling orphans

The Darjeeling superintendent of police Mr Amit P Javalgi has expressed concern over the ongoing unrest in the Duncans’ tea plantations, apprehending  law and order problems over the issue of bonus at the rate of 8.33 per cent while the while management of most tea plantations  have assured 20 per …

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Odisha-Bengal row over rosogolla becomes bitter

Bengal submits application for rosogolla GI tag

The war over rosogolla between Odisha and Bengal has just got a bit more bitter. In the wake of Odisha’s latest claim that the famous sugary delicacy of eastern India originated in the state over 600 years ago, a West Bengal minister has again asserted Bengal’s sole proprietorship over it. …

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Poll issues: Mamata to hold meeting post Puja

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After Durga Puja, Trinamul Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting with the party MPs, MLAs, recently elected councillors, district presidents, zilla shabhadhipatis and presidents of party’s different frontal organisations as part of preparation for 2016 Assembly poll and likely to discuss on selection of candidates for next year poll.  Miss Banerjee had earlier declared that the Trinamul Congress would fight …

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China takes Bengal route

China takes Bengal route

A Chinese PSU is coming up with a bus manufacturing unit in Bengal Aerotropolis airport city project at Andal in Burdwan. The standing committee of the Cabinet on industry, infrastructure and employment cleared the unit on Friday. According to a member of the committee, the state government has 11 per …

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Bias charge on SMC

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

Trinamul councillors at the Siliguri Municipal Corporation today held a demonstration and walked out of the monthly board meeting, alleging that the Left civic body was discriminating against Opposition members in allocation of funds. The 90-minute demonstration on the SMC premises by 16 of the 17 Trinamul councillors was also …

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Stand united, Mamata will deliver district: Harka

Stand united, Mamata will deliver district: Harka

Kalimpong MLA Harka Bahadur Chhetri today expressed confidence that the demand for a separate district of Kalimpong could materialise as early as December if the people of Kalimpong could demonstrate that they stood united on the issue. Speaking at the first public meeting of the Kalimpong District Demand Committee, of …

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Dooars tea garden shut after bonus row

Girl hailing from West Bengal, gangraped by six in guest house

The management of Makrapara Tea Estate left the garden last night and issued a suspension-of-work notice today citing indiscipline, lawlessness and aggressive behaviour by workers. The garden in Madarihat-Birpara block is 80km from the district headquarters and has 441 permanent workers. Garden sources said, at a meeting in Calcutta earlier …

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