Yuva Morcha to form new committees at constituency level by January 15

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU DARJEELING, 24 DECEMBER 2017: Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha (Binay-Anit) faction will be forming new committees at constituency level in Darjeeling Subdivision by January 15, 2018. This was decided at meeting held at Marwari Samiti Hall at Darjeeling. The meeting was presided by Yuva Morcha President Amrit Yonzon. Kewal Read More

Christmas Celebration Kicks off in Darjeeling; Bishop Stephen Lepcha calls for Peace, Devotion, Retrospection and Forgiveness

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU DARJEELING, 24 DECEMBER 2017: Christmas celebrations kicked off today at Darjeeling with people gathering at Chowrasta square for Gospel Music, Carol and Dancing. People not just Christians but from all faith joined in on the celebration. Reverend Bishop Stephen Lepcha called for peace, devotion and retrospection. He said that this year the people of the hills had gone through great hardship and it was... Read More

Giri Purushkar 2017 to be given to Dilmaya Khati and Dr. Jiwan Namdung

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DARJEELING, 23 DECEMBER 2017: This year Giri Purushkar 2017 will be given to Singer Dilmaya Khati and Litterateur Dr. Jiwan Namdung for their contribution to their respective field. The announcement was made by Binay Tamang, Chairman, Chairman, Board of Administrators, GTA. The Award is given in memory of Poet Agam Singh Giri. Tamang was speaking to the media after an administrative meeting held at Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Secretariat in... Read More

Fair Trade Society distributes Tiffin Boxes at Orange Valley Tea Garden

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DARJEELING, 20 DECEMBER 2017: Fair Trade India has been educating people especially those belonging to the tea gardens about the Fair Trade Movement. R. K. Singh, Organizing Manager, FLO, a Fair Trade Organsiation while speaking to 'The Himalayan Beacon' said that the organisation had been working in the tea gardens since 2014. He said that whatever amount of Tea was sold outside India, 1 Dollar per KG was left... Read More

Land Rover Rally to be held from Maneybhanjyang to Darjeeling on 28th Dec

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU DARJEELING, 19 DECEMBER 2017: Singalila Land Rover Association will organise a land rover rally from Maneybhanjyang to Darjeeling. In this rally 42 Land Rovers will take part. The rally be will held on the 28th of December as a part of the Teesta Rangeet Tourist Fest. The Land Read More

Defence Estates Day celebrated at Jalapahar Cantonment Board

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DARJEELING, 17 DECEMBER 2017: Defence Estates Day was celebrated at Jalapahar Cantonment Board, Darjeeling with much fanfare. A function was held at the precincts of the Board where all the staff members of the Board participated. Students from Cantonment Board Primary School, Jalapahar and Vocational Training Centre, Jalapahar performed various cultural and modern dances. Office Superintendent Sati Devi Rai recited poems penned by her. The finals of the men's... Read More

125th Anniversary of the formal beginning of the parish of Darjeeling

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  THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU VISUAL CORRESPONDENT: PRAVIN THAMI TEXT BY C. B. RAI DARJEELING, 9 DECEMBER 2017: The 8th of December 2017, the feast of the Immaculate Conception marks the 125th anniversary of the first stone of the church laid by Archbishop Goethals and the formal beginning of the Parish of Read More

Battle for Take Over of Darjeeling Municipality begins

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU DARJEELING, 9 DECEMBER 2017: After the drama that was witnessed last week in Kalimpong over the Chairmanship of Kalimpong Municipality and the subsequent resignation of Subha Pradhan as the Chairman of the Kalimpong Municipality, the drama has shifted to Darjeeling. It may be noted that the incumbent elected Read More

GNLF raises the issue of implementation of Digital Ration Cards in the Hills

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING, 5 DECEMBER 2017: Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) has raised the issue of the compulsory implementation of Digital Ration Cards in Darjeeling Hills. Addressing the media, Y. Lama spokesperson of GNLF said that the ‘GNLF Food Committee’ met Mohammed Jauhar Alam, Sub Divisional Controller and inquired as to whether official Read More

Digital Ration Card to be soon compulsory to obtain weekly ration

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING, 5 DECEMBER 2017: Digital Ration Card will soon be compulsory to obtain weekly ration. Mohammed Jauhar Alam, WBF&SS while interacting with ‘The Himalayan Beacon’ said that Digital Ration Cards will be soon be compulsory to obtain weekly ration. This means that the old ration cards will lapse. He thus requested Read More

Mann Ghisingh consolidates his mandate – takes Rohini by storm

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON VISUAL JOURNALIST: PRAVIN THAMI ROHINI, 5 DECEMBER 2017: Mann Ghisingh has consolidated his mandate by taking Rohini by storm. On the 2nd of December, Mann Ghisingh observed Udhouli at Jagadamba Temple in Rohini. The temple built by his father Subash Ghisingh, the once unquestionable leader of the Gorkhas and the founder Read More