Trade row over market off day

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, July 30: An attempt to change the local business community’s weekly day off from Sunday to Thursday was foiled when the markets here remained closed today. The bid to change the day is seen as the fallout of an on-going tussle between two local trade bodies — Kalimpong Bepar Mandal, which campaigned for …

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AIDS lesson for students

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, July 23: World Vision, an NGO, with the help of the local health department, has launched a programme in schools to educate students on the hazards of HIV-AIDS. Such a programme was first held at Dr Graham’s Homes, which was attended by 170-and-odd students of Class XI of the institute. Discussions, skits, and …

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Traders plead for silk route alternative

http://www.telegraphindia.com RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, July 6: Satyanaryan Agarwal and Rameshwar Das Bhadoria look at the reopening of Nathu-la with mixed feelings. As veteran traders of Kalimpong, which once used to be an important centre of Indo-Tibetan commerce, they are happy at the resumption of border trade with Tibet and China, but disappointed that Nathu-la has …

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