Pilgrim site in tea garden – 74ft stupa ready for visitors

The Telegraph Kalimpong, March 30: Upper Phagu tea estate near Gorubathan, 70km from here, is set to become the latest Buddhist pilgrimage site with the inauguration of a stupa on Saturday. Dedicated to Atish Dipankar Srigyan, a 10th century Buddhist prince of a kingdom in north Bengal, the 74.2ft tall stupa has been erected by …

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Asok faces hill school heat

The Telegraph Kalimpong, March 26: The heads of ICSE and CBSE schools in Kalimpong have denied the allegation that the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha had demanded money from them. Bengal urban development minister Asok Bhattacharya while accusing the Morcha of extorting money from the schools in the hills had claimed the party had demanded Rs 2 …

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Suit threat

The Telegraph Kalimpong, March 25: The Janamukti Secondary Teachers’ Organisation has threatened to file a defamation suit against urban development minister Asok Bhattacharya, reports our correspondent. The minister had accused the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha of demanding Rs 2 crore from hill schools in a meeting on March 1. The Morcha-affiliate challenged Bhattacharya to prove his …

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Hill plea on teacher policy

The Telegraph RAJEEV RAVIDAS Kalimpong, March 23: The Janamukti Secondary Teachers’ Organisation (JSTO) has called for framing a new recruitment policy for absorbing all contractual teachers against existing vacancies in the hill schools. In a letter to acting DGHC administrator B.L. Meena, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-affiliated JSTO said: “According to our estimate, about 600 posts …

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