Tag: Hills

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  • US official to head for Hills

    US official to head for Hills

    Vice-Consul for Consular Affairs of the US Consulate General in Kolkata, Samantha Jordan, will visit Darjeeling to assess the situation in the Hills following last year’s protracted Gorkhaland agitation and the shutdown. Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Ms Jordan said her visit was a continuation of the US Consulate General’s efforts to build sustained …

    February 28, 2018
  • Hills brace for first industrial meet in March

    Hills brace for first industrial meet in March

    The Queen of Hills is all set to witness its first ever industrial meet next month, to be attended by top industrialists of the country and chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The meet, the venue for which is, however, yet to be identified, is being jointly organized by the state government and the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration …

    February 22, 2018
  • Hill teachers-in-charge seek head-teacher post

    Hill teachers-in-charge seek head-teacher post

    Representatives of the Teacher-in-Charge Cell in the Hills on Monday submitted a memorandum to the chairman of the Board of Administrators of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), Binoy Tamang, demanding that they be made fullfledged head teachers of the different schools they are presently working in. “There are 129 government- aided High and Higher Secondary …

    February 14, 2018
  • Mamata blames Sikkim for Hill unrest

    Mamata blames Sikkim for Hill unrest

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday blamed neighbouring Sikkim and ‘foreign forces’ for the problems here and accused them of “funding people to create unrest in the Hills here”. The CM was speaking at a police programme at Chowrastha here, the Himal Tarai Dooars Sports Festival-2017 prize distribution ceremony, where she handed over prizes to …

    February 9, 2018
  • Elixir of pristine innocence

    Elixir of pristine innocence

    On my trip to the divine Himachal Pradesh this year, I came across the chimerical land of oblivion—a hamlet called, Mudh. Located 14,500 feet in the Pin valley with a population of around 200, Mudh is occasionally interspersed with spurts of pink blossoms called Sia Mentok. Animals outnumber people there. Horses neigh and cows moo …

    December 2, 2017