Earthquake in Kalimpong

A mild earthquake was felt at around 5:57 am on Christmas morning in Kalimpong and surrounding areas, with some aftershocks a few minutes later. More reports to follow if there are any. Update PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT Indian Meteorological Department Date of Occurrence: 25/12/2008 Time: 05:56:41.0 HRS(IST) Intensity: SLIGHT Magnitude: 4.4 Epicentre: Lat. 27.2°N Long. 87.9°E …

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Introductions…

Dear Readers Yesterday I had the express privilege and pleasure of meeting not just one but two important Kalimpong personalities. Please allow me to introduce Ms. Monila De and Mr. Wangchuk Basi. Ms. De is an eminent literary figure and a veritable storehouse of Kalimpong stories and anecdotes. She has lived through Kalimpong's chequered past …

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Another dump horror for civic body

The TelegraphA garbage mound in the basement of a building owned by the municipality. Picture by Chinlop Fudong LepchaKalimpong, Dec. 23: The Kalimpong Municipality is up against another garbage protest.The civic body has been forced to stop treating solid waste at the army dumping site near Durpin following protests by villagers of Chalisa and Chivvo …

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