Stories By 'MAHENDRA P LAMA'
It was on June 2, 2007 that a senior Human Resources Development Ministry official handed me an appointment letter on behalf of the President of India and the Gazette notification simultaneously mentioning ‘there can’t be a University without the Vice Chancellor and there can’t be a VC without the University’.
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The Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed between Nepal and India in 1950 is a major issue of contention behind the ongoing Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling.
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The demand to establish Gorkhaland as a state separate from West Bengal has surfaced once again as a national issue in India. This demand was first put to the British India government in 1907.
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In April 1926, the Gorkha Kalyan Sangh located at Chitpur Road in Calcutta organ­ised a meeting to mobilise resources for its freedom struggle.
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The protracted debate over the lack of development and connectivity among the states of the North East region (NER) of India has once again taken centre stage. This deliberation emerges amidst three fast unfolding intra- and inter-regional scenarios.
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Large scale terrorist violence continues to beset South Asia today. Over the last decade or so, various terrorist groups have been responsible for the deaths of more than 50,000 people in Pakistan and even more in Afghanistan.
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