Gangtok, June 24: A meeting of the Gorkha representatives from all the States of India including Sikkim was held at Darjeeling on 23rd of June. The meeting was organized by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Central Committee. The delegation from Sikkim was led by Shri Bhawani Pradhan. During the meeting Bimal Gurung, the GJMM supremo made it clear to all the present Gorkhaland supporters that the party has not deviated from its main demand of Gorkhaland.
श्याम प्रधान, कालिमन्युज: जतिबेला जमिनदारी प्रथाले विकशितरूप लिएर राजाको जन्म हुनथाल्यो त्यतिबेला देश वा राष्ट्रहरूको राजनैतिक सिमाना सठिकसित कोरिएको थिएन अथवा परिस्थित अनुसार त्यहॉंबाट पलायन हुनु वा प्रवेश हुनु सकिन्थ्यो वा आजको भिसा र पासपोर्टको आवश्यकता नै थिएन। यही रितअनुसार प्राय 5 हजार बर्ष अधि दक्षिण एसियाबाट आर्यहरू भारतबर्षमा आएका हुन्। उनीहरूनै आजको हिन्दु साम्प्रदाय भनेर मानिन्छ। दोस्रो प्राय 10 शताब्दीदेखि मुस्लिम राजा अनि साम्प्रदायहरूको भारतवर्षमा आगमन भएको हो। त्यसपछि 17 शताब्दीदेखि अंग्रेज, फ्रेञ्च र पोर्तुगीहरू व्यापारको निम्ति भारतमा प्रवेश गरे। यसरी नै नेपालीहरू पनि भारतवर्षमा प्रवेश गरेका हुन्।
The film industry is back to romancing West Bengal’s favourite hill station
Ranbir Kapoor and the Barfee crew may have found the love they received in the hills of Darjeeling a bit too overwhelming. They had to pack up and leave because the crowds were unmanageable, but it seems that Darjeeling is back in the good books of film crews.
Back in the 1960s and 1970s, the likes of Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman and Sharmila Tagore would regularly camp at Darjeeling in order to shoot song sequences. In fact, there was a time when it was said that you couldn’t visit the hill station without bumping into a yoodling Rajesh Khanna (remember mere sapnon ki rani) or a simpering Sharmila Tagore. Thanks to Aradhana and Anurodh, the idea of visiting a hill station like
Jyotsna Sitling receiving the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar prize. Photograph: supplied by Neeta Lal
Five years ago, the Valley of Flowers National Park in India was in a shambles after sustained environmental abuse. Jyotsna Sitling, India's first female tribal forester, arrived as director in 2002 with the aim of regenerating the area. Three years later the park's ecosystem was flourishing once again and the site was granted World Heritage Status from UNESCO. Jyotsna, winner of the 2007 Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar prize, India's highest environmental honour, explains how she did it
SILIGURI, 24 JUNE: Apparently recovering from the electoral drubbing, the former state urban development minister, Mr Asok Bhattacharya, sarcastically advised the new state government to go slow on development.
“The members of the new government should remember the adage that one moves faster when one is not in a hurry,” he said during a media conference in Siliguri yesterday.
Banerjee gave Bengal the revolution it wanted but people will want to see results soon Aditi Phadnis: A question of answers
It is now more than a month since Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress-Congress-I alliance government assumed power in West Bengal.
What has the government achieved and where is the state going?
No one said Bengal would have an easy time of it when she took over. Apart from her own – for the lack of a better word, foibles – the collective lack of administrative experience of her colleagues and the political compulsion of producing quick results, Banerjee has also had to contend with the highly politicised middle bureaucracy in the state and its proven aversion to work.
- Centre summons nerve to raise diesel & kerosene prices; Mamata dissents
June 24: The Centre tonight came close to matching the domestic record in cooking gas price hike and made holy-cow fuels like diesel and kerosene costlier, using an election-free window and springing an unpalatable option on critics such as Mamata Banerjee.
LPG prices were raised by an average Rs 50 per cylinder, 55 paise shy of the sharpest hike that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government was forced to impose in 2000. However, the latest Calcutta price will go up by Rs 52 because of the impact of local taxes. Diesel prices have gone up by Rs 3 and kerosene by Rs 2 a litre.
The strike was lifted after the authorities assured the agitators that the demand for pay hike would be considered. Pictures by Chinlop Fudong Lepcha and Suman Tamang
The guards went on strike in the hills, demanding that they be paid on a par with their colleagues in Calcutta. The protest was organised by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-affiliated Janmukti United Labour Welfare Organisation (BSNL Security Guards Sector). The striking guards also closed down the BSNL office in Darjeeling and held a demonstration.
मनोज वोगटी, कालिमन्युज, कालेबुङ, 23 जून। छुट्टैराज्य कै निम्ति भइरहेको तेलङ्गनानाको आन्दोलनलाई श्रीकृष्ण आयोग समेतले भत्काउन सकेन भने गोर्खाल्याण्ड आन्दोलनलाई परिषद्ले नै भत्काइसकेको छ। वाम सरकारलाई किनारा लगाएपछि ममता व्यानर्जीले दार्जीलिङलाई जुन स्वायत्ता र आर्थिक प्याकेज दिएर गोर्खाल्याण्ड आन्दोलनकारी गोर्खा जनमुक्ति मोर्चालाई मनाउने काम गर्यो, यसको निम्ति केन्द्र सरकार ममता म्याजिकदेखि प्रशन्न छ।