Now ‘Hanuman’ in Kalimpong!

Statesman News Service KALIMPONG, Nov. 29. — The ‘Monkey God’, in Kalimpong is all set to get a new lease of life. A samiti here will be installing a nine-ft tall statue of Lord Hanuman in the premises of Hanuman Mandir, at Baghdara. One of the trustee of the Baghdara Hanuman Mandir Vyasta Samiti (BHMVS), …

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Tamangs debate over Lochar

Statesman News Service KALIMPONG, Nov. 28. — Perplexed over the ethnic beliefs of the Tamangs, a major ethnic community of the Nepalese population, the Tamang inhabitants of Pudung village near Kalimpong have planned to convene a debate session to decide whether the Tamangs should celebrate Durga puja or Lochar, a Buddhist festival, as a majority …

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Child’s play in Hills

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, Nov. 27: A non-government organisation, World Vision, is running a child development programme in different villages of the subdivision and South Sikkim. “We are holding various competitions related to sports and education to sharpen the talent of the rural children,” said Yongden Rongon, coordinator of the project titled Talent Development Programme for Children. …

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Expert tips on lost art- Cross-Stitch meet finds many takers

http://www.telegraphindia.com REZA PRADHAN Kalimpong, Nov. 24: The age-old art of cross-stitches is all set to get a new lease of life here in the Hills. Today was the second day of a three-day training programme being conducted at the Disha hall here by the Diocese of Eastern Himalayas (Church of North India). In the course …

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Opposition questions granting of tribal status to Darjeeling

Statesman News Service KALIMPONG, Nov. 21. — In retaliation to the latest political claims by the Union government, that a memorandum of settlement for the tribal status under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution for Darjeeling will be signed later this month, the hill Opposition questioned the possibility of the grant of status if the …

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