Row over monastery head – Who is the chosen one?

Pedong, March 31: The aborted ceremonial enthronement of a rimpoche at the Gaden Chholing Gumba almost led to a clash between two factions of Tibetan Buddhists here today. Trouble began when about 300 followers of Lobsang Jigme Wangchuk, a four-and-half-year-old child monk, arrived here, about 22km from Kalimpong, from different parts of the hills and …

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Monsoon worry for Kalimpong – SOS to PM: save us from landslides

Kalimpong, March 30: Six-hundred-and-forty households in and around Kalimpong have appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to save them from landslides, a threat that looms large in the hills during monsoon. Writing on behalf of the families, Save The Hills, an NGO, regretted that nothing had been done since the end of the last monsoon, …

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Kalimpong schools and institutes

Hi All.. I have added a new page to this site. http://www.kalimpong.info/list-of-schools-in-kalimpong/. (See the navigation bar on the top of the page.) 🙂 As the name says, this is list of the schools and other educational establishments in Kalimpong. Please check it out, and I'll really be grateful for comments and/or additional information. If any …

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Boys on rampage for right to copy

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, March 28: A section of HS candidates vandalised the exam centre here today. Their grouse against Scottish Universities’ Mission Institution (SUMI), one of the three centres for boys in the subdivision, was that the invigilators would not let them engage in malpractice in the exam hall. According to the invigilators, soon after the …

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Heat on errant contractors

http://www.telegraphindia.com Siliguri, March 26: The caretaker administrator of the DGHC, B.L. Meena, said today the security deposits of the contractors who had left without completing their work would be confiscated. Meena, who inspected some roads — the construction or repair of which had been abandoned midway — in the past two days, said the contractors …

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