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Six hungry orphan siblings of UP seek death


August 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) Six orphan siblings Thursday submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate of Kannauj, 125 km from here, seeking permission to kill themselves as they had no ... Read more...

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Jay Shree Tea fetches higher returns


July 26th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) A higher price of tea in the market during the current financial year is likely to help in protecting the bottom line of city-based Jay Shree ... Read more...

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Flood-like situation affects 40,000 in north Bengal


July 15th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Nearly 40,000 people were affected due to incessant rains triggering a flood-like situation in the north Bengal region with Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri being the worst hit, ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Bengal’s Terai, Dooars evokes mixed response


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked an indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil ... Read more...

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GJM pitches for hills’ representation in Rajya Sabha


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which Saturday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, asked for representation from the Darjeeling Hills in the Rajya Sabha."We ... Read more...

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GJM expresses satisfaction after Mamata meet, says elections in July


March 24th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday to discuss several key issues, expressed satisfaction over the talks and ... Read more...

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Ahead of meet with GJM, Mamata rejects Bengal’s division (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Ahead of a meeting with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), which has threatened to re-start the Gorkhaland campaign, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday ... Read more...

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Gorkha group to meet Mamata for honouring accord


February 10th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Amidst the rising political tempers in the hills of West Bengal, the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership is all set to meet chief Minister ... Read more...

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GJM threatens to renew Gorkhaland demand


February 9th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Feb 9 (IANS) Tempers are again rising in the hills of West Bengal, with the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) threatening to renew its agitation for a separate ... Read more...

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Love your morning cuppa? Get ready to pay more


February 9th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The humble tea is set to turn a bit pricey. A supply shortage, hike in the wages of tea garden workers and soaring input costs are ... Read more...

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Nepal minister sounds warning to Maoist government


January 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A senior minister from Nepal's Terai plains has threatened to look for an alternative to the Maoist-led government if the country's three major political parties ... Read more...

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Duncan not to hike tea prices: Goenka


December 20th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) The G.P. Goenka-run Duncan Group Tuesday said the recent hike in labour wages will increase production cost of tea by Rs.12-15 per kg, but it will ... Read more...

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Green stoves burn bright in Bihar’s tiger land (With Images)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Valmiki Nagar (Bihar), Dec 19 (IANS) More than a hundred households living within Bihar's Valmiki Tiger Reserve have switched from the traditional mud stoves to the more efficient eco-friendly 'chulhas' ... Read more...

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Adivasi front divided on inclusion in Gorkha autonomous council


November 1st, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) A section of Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP) leadership Monday opposed the proposal of including the tribal-dominated Terai and Dooars in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills under the ... Read more...

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Plea to rename Gorkha council, include tribal areas


October 30th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday forged a pact with the Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP), and demanded that the name of the Gorkha Territorial Administration ... Read more...

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Nepal snubs Indian call for second consulate


October 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 27 (IANS) Despite the apparent bonhomie during Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai's maiden official visit to New Delhi this month and his assertion that it created trust between ... Read more...

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CPI-M accuses Mamata of political dishonesty


October 15th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-arxist (CPI-M) Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of "political dishonesty", saying she had made contradictory statements to the ... Read more...

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Mamata rejects tribal outfit’s autonomy demand


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday rejected the demand of the Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP), an apex tribal representative body, for forming ... Read more...

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Abstain from politics of violence, says Mamata


October 12th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Malbazar (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banejee, who is on a visit to north Bengal, Wednesday urged the people not to get entrapped in politics ... Read more...

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Left Front to launch agitation in Bengal


October 10th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Monday said it will organise a "law and order violation agitation" throughout the state next month to protest skyrocketing prices and ... Read more...

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Secession call lands another Nepal minister in hot water


September 28th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after a senior minister and powerful leader from the Terai plains internationally embarrassed Nepal's Maoist government by saying he was praying for ... Read more...

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Laid-off Nepal workers follow in Hazare’s shoes


September 6th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 6 (IANS) Scores of militant workers, whose hostilities forced ITC's joint venture in Nepal to shut down its state-of-the-art garments factory in the Terai plains last month, ... Read more...

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Will 13 prove lucky for Nepal’s new PM?


September 5th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 5 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Monday publicly threw his weight behind his deputy and new Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, a ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new Maoist PM sworn-in amid growing challenges


August 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) Despite commanding widespread respect for his financial acumen and clean image, Nepal's newly-elected Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai faces daunting challenges as he assumed office Monday ... Read more...

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Dress code divides Nepal


August 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) Three years ago, when Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, the leader of Nepal's 10-year communist revolution, re-appeared in parliament as the nation's first Maoist prime minister, he ... Read more...

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Nepal braces for another battle of ballot


August 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) With the 10 days' time given to Nepal's warring parties by President Ram Baran Yadav to name a new consensus prime minister running out Wednesday evening, ... Read more...

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Divide Darjeeling into two districts: GJM


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday demanded the bifurcation of Darjeeling district due to its "uneven development" and demography.A two-member GJM delegation placed the demand at ... Read more...

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Hope Bengal will not be divided: Tribal group


July 24th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) The Adivasi Vikash Parishad (AVP), which opposed the signing of the Darjeeling tripartite agreement, Saturday expressed hope that the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) will ... Read more...

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Features of tripartite agreement on Darjeeling


July 19th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Sukna, July 18 (IANS) The main features of the tripartite agreement inked between the central, West Bengal governments and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha:- The autonomous Gorkhaland Territorial Administration to be ... Read more...

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New agency vital for Darjeeling people’s identity: Gurung


July 18th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung Monday said the constitution of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) was vital for the identity of the ... Read more...

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Darjeeling hills happy, but seek Gorkha area demarcation


July 18th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sukna (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) An elated Roshan Gurung, 60, who runs a teashop, was Monday looking forward to peace, development and that crucial stamp of "identity" ahead of ... Read more...

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Darjeeling set for historic treaty - amid controversy


July 17th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 17 (IANS) The hills of Darjeeling are set to see a historic tripartite pact Monday between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), the West Bengal government and New ... Read more...

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Tripartite pact will intensify Darjeeling problem: CPI-M (Lead)


July 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Alleging that the July 18 Darjeeling tripartite accord would intensify the problems in the West Bengal hills, Leader of Opposition in the assembly Surjya Kanta ... Read more...

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Tripartite pact will intensify Darjeeling problem: CPI-M


July 16th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Alleging that the July 18 Darjeeling tripartite accord would intensify the problems in the West Bengal hills, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Leader ... Read more...

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Three killed as monsoon begins havoc in Nepal


July 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) Only 17 days into monsoon, Nepal Friday felt the adverse side of bountiful rains with landslides killing at least three people and inundation beginning in dozens ... Read more...

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