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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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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