Hills question board motive

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Feb. 27: A question in today’s Madhyamik examination kicked off a controversy with teachers here slamming the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education for being insensitive to hill sentiments. The question in the Second Language (English) paper read: “Suppose one of your friends will come to Kolkata for the first time and …

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AN UNUSUAL DOCTORATE – Dr. Sonam Wangyal

- Dr. Sonam B. Wangyal It was towards the winter of 1995 in one of my customary visits to Professor Richard Keith Sprigg’s one-room books and journals lined apartment that I received one of the most fascinating surprises of my life. Dr. Sprigg, a retired professor of Cambridge University, is in many ways a man …

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Japan help to greening – Horticulture scheme awaits nod from govts

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Feb. 19: The Japan International Cooperation Agency will implement the second phase of its greenhouse community service here as soon as it gets the clearance from the governments of both the countries. The first phase of the Jica-funded programme — implemented by Dr Graham’s Homes and Miyazaki International Volunteer Center (MIVC), a …

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Activists block roads to stop Tamang from entering Hills

http://www.thestatesman.net KURSEONG, Feb. 18: Following the report that the AIGL chief, Mr Madan Tamang, might come to Darjeeling via Siliguri, a large number of GJMM supporters gathered at major road junctures today to stop him from stepping into the Hills. GJMM central committee member from Kurseong, Mrs Jyoti Gurung, said that Mr Tamang constantly tried …

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