Celebration of the 24 anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize Day and the 65 Anniversary of the International Human Rights Day in Darjeeling on 10 December 2013.
Tibetans leaving in Darjeeling today celebrated the 24 anniversary of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 which also coincides with the 65 World Human Rights Day at Central School for Tibetans Darjeeling . The function started with lighting of butter lamp by the Chief Guest Mr. Kunal Aggarwal, Superintendent of Police and Mr Gopal Lama Additional District Magistrate, Darjeeling followed by observing one minute silence in memory of all those Tibetans who have sacrificed their lives for Tibet and especially to Nobel Laureate, the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.
DEEP PRADHAN MIRIK, 10 Dec 2013: The Bharatia Ghorkha Parishang is set to organise a Gorkha Rally in Delhi on December 18 and 19, in association with the Gorkhaland Task Force and several other social organizations.
KALIMPONG, 10 Dec 2013: The Kalimpong branch of Comminist Party of Revolutionary Marxists today organised a conference at the GDNS Hall here to observe the International Human Rights Day. Addressing the function, party president and former MLA RB Rai launched attacks on the TMC led state government alleging it of violating human rights and also urged the GJM to take the issue to the Human Rights Commission.
Mohan Prasad, KURSEONG, 10 Dec 2013: At a time when darjeeling is witnessing growing influence of the Trinamool Congress with every passing day; factionalism has shown up in the party leadership here. While Rajen Mukhia has been asserting of being the party guardian in the hills, youth leader Bishal Chettri has claimed of being handed over the responsibility to look after the party in the hills.
PRADIP LOHAGUN, KALIMPONG, 9 Dec 2013: Noted academician Dr. Mahendra P Lama today arrived in Kalimpong and interacted with media personnel and well wishers on the upcoming December 14 public meeting of his organisation, the Darjeeling-Dooars United Development Foundation.
- GTA revises rates for second time as petrol pumps run dry and food stocks deplete
Darjeeling, Dec. 9: The GTA Sabha today slashed toll for vehicles of all seven categories for the travel through Rohini Road to smoothen the ruffled feathers of transporters as food and other essential items started running out of stocks because of separate strikes called by truck and taxi drivers.
Bimal Gurung at an event in Jamuni on Monday. Picture by Suman Tamang
Darjeeling, Dec. 9: Bimal Gurung today announced that he had been invited to meet the chief minister in Calcutta on December 20 to discuss issues related to the GTA Sabha and dropped a hint that he would return to the helm of the autonomous body.
PRADIP LOHAGUN, KALIMPONG, 8 Dec 2013: Final rites of former IAS and Kalimpong Municipality Chairman LB Pariyar was held today in Bhalukhop, Kalimpong. Pariyar (76), who passed away on Friday due to a massive heart attack, was given an emotional farewell with huge outpour of reverence from the people. A large crowd of well-wishers gathered for the funeral procession that began from Pariyar’s residence at the Eastman road.
- Government says situation ‘volatile’, Morcha cadres disillusioned
CRPF jawans patrol a street in the hills. File picture
Calcutta, Dec. 8: The Centre has extended for a month the presence of the CRPF in the Darjeeling hills following a request from the state government that claimed that the situation “remains volatile” in the region.