Violin orchestra leaves audience spellbound

Statesman News Service GANGTOK, April 27: Miss Albina Lepcha, a teenaged girl left the audience spell bound when she tuned her violin piece “Mozart 23 II movement” as solo at the Defense Auditorium in Gangtok last night. Albina, a fifteen-year-old orphan girl from Gandhi Ashram (an orphanage school) in Kalimpong, was very keen on learning …

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Taxi rule for tourists

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, April 25: From Monday, tourists to Kalimpong will have to hire local taxis to visit the various sites in and around town, paying fixed rates that are higher than the fares offered by some hotels here. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-affiliated taxi-owners and drivers’ association has initiated the move to safeguard its members’ business …

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Hill guardians seek quality education

http://www.telegraphindia.com Kalimpong, April 24: The Guardians’ Forum for Education has decided to launch a vigorous campaign to pressure the Bengal government to set up a District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) here for improving the standard of basic education in the hills. Although DIET s have been set up in almost all the districts …

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