Happy Tiwar & Bhai Tika

Dear Readers, Here's wishing everyone a very happy Tiwar and happy Bhai Tika. -admin

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Video footage of Kalimpong circa 1957

Here's an excellent, almost 10 minute long, video of scenes from Kalimpong from 1957. The footage seems to mainly show the Tibetan traders in town and it's fascinating to watch a "moving" slice of our town's history. There are some great shots of the town roads, the yaks and mule trains, an archery match (played …

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Shuffle to end Morcha faction feud

The Telegraph Kalimpong, Oct. 14: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha today replaced the Kalimpong unit’s president and secretary with a seven-member presidium to put an end to factionalism in the branch. Kalimpong unit president Kalyan Dewan has been made the vice-president of the Morcha’s central committee, while secretary Samuel Gurung has been sent to the Dooars …

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Tagore gets a raw deal in his own Mongpu

http://www.thestatesman.net JALPAIGURI, 12 OCT: The Jalpaiguri district Congress Seva Dal leadership today sent a memorandum to chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee drawing his attention towards the depressing state of Rabindra Bhavan and its contents at Mongpu. The district Seva Dal chairman, Mr Swarup Mandal who recently visited Rabindra Bhavan, which is full of Tagore’s memory …

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