Darjeeling ninth death since June, GJM man killed in clash

Darjeeling ninth death since June, GJM man killed in clash

KALIMPONG/DARJEELING: The death of a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha worker — the ninth death in Darjeeling since June — and the Centre’s “silence”, despite the worsening situation in the Hills, prompted Gorkhaland proponents to decide to take their agitation to Delhi from August and push the Bengal governor and the “friendly government” in Sikkim to take up the separate statehood cause. The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee will have its next meeting in Delhi on August 1…

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Trump calls Putin meeting reports ‘sick’ fake news

Trump calls Putin meeting reports ‘sick’ fake news

President Trump went on Twitter tirade Tuesday night, complaining about “fake news” and calling the news about his second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin “sick.” “Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is ‘sick,’” Trump tweeted. “All G 20 leaders, and spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany. Press knew!” Although the dinner was previously known, it was reported on Tuesday that Trump sat down with Putin and his translator for a…

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This is how a ‘120-mph’ joyride in New York City ends

This is how a ‘120-mph’ joyride in New York City ends

A car-wreck horrified bystanders in Manhattan, when a Honda blew multiple red lights and crashed into a Department of Transportation tractor trailer just after 2 a.m. on Third Avenue, witnesses said Wednesday morning. Four people were injured, one very seriously, when the Honda Civic sedan wound up lodged under the cab of the mammoth rig, its top sheared off, officials said. “[The] Honda was going at least a hundred miles an hour – running red…

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Darjeeling: Residents struggle for basic requirements of urban life

Darjeeling: Residents struggle for basic requirements of urban life

Darjeeling has been reeling under a strike, and no one — from local residents to major hill party leaders who had called the strike — knows when it will be withdrawn. The strike has been going on for about a month, but even in the midst the complete shutdown, with no transport, closed shops, banks and ATMs, no internet and not a single tourist, life goes on. How are residents making do without the basic…

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Man pees on woman’s face on J train: Police

Man pees on woman’s face on J train: Police

Closing your eyes while sitting on the subway is something many New Yorkers do, but they may want to rethink that practice. A woman who was doing just that early Thursday morning found herself getting peed on by a stranger, police said. The 26-year old was listening to music with her eyes closed as she was riding a J train when she felt something wet on her face just after the train left the 75th…

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Two women killed during shooting in Brooklyn

Two women killed during shooting in Brooklyn

wo women were killed during a shooting in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, cops said. A 21-year-old woman was shot once in the head and a 29-year-old woman shot once in the back at about 9:30 p.m. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to police. “I heard five shots. I heard people screaming and hid in my store,” a bodega worker said. “I didn’t want to go outside.” The shooting took in place in a back yard of a…

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Nepal to soon get internet services from China, India’s monopoly to end

Nepal to soon get internet services from China, India’s monopoly to end

Pouring water on hope for the relaxation on the ongoing indefinite bandh in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills, the all hilly region party meeting today decided to continue the bandh. Nepal is scheduled to get Chinese internet services from August ending India’s monopoly over the same, a Nepali daily reported. Currently, the tiny Himalayan country accesses internet using Indian bandwidth through Bhairahawa, Birgunj and Biratnagar. English-language daily Republica reported that with Chinese firms offering services, Nepali…

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Fresh Violence Hits India’s Darjeeling Hills

Fresh Violence Hits India’s Darjeeling Hills

As fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling on Saturday, prompting the West Bengal government to call out the Army, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was ready for talks with protesting Gorkha leaders if they “eschew violence”. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) – which has been spearheading protests – promptly rejected that offer, saying doors for talks with the state government are “closed forever”. Three people have died in the violence since Friday. The Chief Minister…

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G20 riots continue even after leaders leave Hamburg

G20 riots continue even after leaders leave Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany — Anti-globalization activists have rioted for a third consecutive night in Hamburg even after Group of 20 leaders had already left the northern Germany city. Police used water cannon trucks again early Sunday against rioters attacking them with iron rods and pavement blocks. They arrested 144 protesters and temporarily detained another 144 persons. More than 200 officers have been injured in the violence since Thursday. The number of injured protesters wasn’t clear. German…

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Capital roads becoming unsafe for pedestrians?

Capital roads becoming unsafe for pedestrians?

Pashupati Thapa of Gaushala lost his life in a road accident Monday. A microbus knocked him down when he was crossing the road using a zebra crossing at around 9:30pm. Thapa, who was a cook at a guest house in Gaushala, died of head injuries. Last month Rabina Chaudhari, a school teacher, was killed after she was hit by a bus while using a zebra crossing in Basundhara. Similarly, a speeding microbus took the life…

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