Mamata hails Tashkent Declaration, remembers brave soldiers

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Kolkata, Jan 10 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today remembered the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1965 that ended with the signing of the Tashkent Declaration on this day. The 1965 armed conflict between India and Pakistan was formally brought to an end by signing this declaration at Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Soviet Union, on January 10,... Read More

JAP invites all to join party cadres in a march to Delhi to demonstrate during Budget Session

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KALIMPONG, 10 JANUARY 2018: All India Jana Andolan Party has invited all to join party cadres in a march to Delhi to demonstrate during the Budget Session. Addressing the media today Naresh Kumar Rai, spokesperson of the party's youth wing who also led the a team of youth wing to New Delhi along with other leaders invited all to join the party cardres who will be leaving for New... Read More

Votes for BJP will benefit TMC : Subrata

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Kolkata, Jan 10 (PTI) West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee today said Trinamool Congress will be benefitted if BJP bagged a share of opposition votes in the coming polls in the state. If BJP gets a little chunk of the opposition vote it will amount to further split in opposition vote share and Trinamool Congress will be the biggest beneficiary, Mukherjee told reporters on the sidelines of... Read More

JUST IN: Playing of national anthem in cinema halls no longer mandatory – Supreme Court

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New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) Reversing its order, the Supreme Court today held that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of films is no longer mandatory and left it to a government panel to frame guidelines on this sensitive matter. The apex court said that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies would now be optional and in that case the audience will... Read More

GULF condemns the arrest of GJM leader Ramesh Tamang from Sonada

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KALIMPONG, 10 JANUARY 2018: Ramesh Tamang, President of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Sonada Constitutency has been arrested by the police. He was arrested from his house at around 10 pm. Tamang's arrest has been strongly condemned by Gorkha United Liberation Front (GULF). In a statement made to 'The Himalayan Beacon', Subarna Khati, organising secretary of the party said that such was the condition in Darjeeling Hills that the people could... Read More

Kalimpong Krishak Kalyan Sangathan meets Suresh Prabhu; demands marginal farmers status for Tea Garden Workers

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KALIMPONG, 10 JANUARY 2018: Kalimpong Krishak Kalyan Sangathan met Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry and submitted a memorandum. Kalimpong Krishak Kalyan Sangathan which is a registered Federal Organisation operating in Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts including the tea gardens and the cinchona plantations particularly looks after the farmers of the region. Speaking to 'The HImalayan Beacon' Bishnu Chettri, the Secretary of the Sanghathan said that the organisation... Read More

CPIM wants the status of Linguistic Minority for Gorkhas in the Nation; No to separate Statehood; Yes to highest form of autonomy

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KALIMPONG, 8 JANUARY 2018: Communist Party of India Marxist (CPIM) has demanded Tripartite Talks to discuss on the various issues faced by the people in Darjeeling Hills. J. B. Sarkar, who attended a meeting of the party organised today in Kalimpong said that the party demanded immediate tripartite talks between the representatives of the Hills meaning representatives from all the major political parties in the Hills, the State and... Read More

“We were able to impress upon the National Leadership the fact that Darjeeling Hills is living under great repression” Dr. Harka Bahadur

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KALIMPONG, 8 JANUARY 2018: People of Darjeeling Hills are not happy and that they are living under great repression, Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri said while addressing the media after his return from New Delhi. He was briefing the media about the All India Jana Andolan Party's campaign in New Delhi. He said that while meeting various political leaders there at the national level, the party was able to give... Read More

Kalimpong Police initiates Safai Abhiyan

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KALIMPONG, 8 JANUARY 2018: Kalimpong Police has initiated Safai Abhiyan, a cleanliness drive. On the first day of the same, the police personnel cleaned Kalimpong Thana, District Intelligence Bureau (DIB) office, Control room, Block Development Office, the Court Precincts and the District Magistrate's Office. Read More

Caffeine and Copies organizes Open Poetry Recitation ‘Srijana’

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU KALIMPONG, 8 JANUARY 2018: An Open Poetry Session ‘Srijana’ was organised by Caffeine and Copies at the Industrial Park in Kalimpong. A number of poets and poetess from Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sikkim recited their poems. Most of the poems recited during the programme dealt with the changing political, social Read More

Amway – Darjeeling Police Half Marathon to be held on 12 January

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU BY PRAVIN THAMI DARJEELING, 7 JANUARY 2018: Amway – Darjeeling Police Half Marathon will be held on the 12th of January 2018. Addressing the media, Akhilesh Chaturvedi, Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling said that this year, the Anju Bobby George will be the Chief Guest. George made history when she won Read More

Ad Hoc Central Committees of Hill Secondary Teachers Organisation and Primary Teachers Organisation formed

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DARJEELING, 6 JANUARY 2018: The Central Committees of Hill Secondary Teachers' Organisation (HSTO) affiliated with Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) was formed today with Prabhasker Blone as its Chief Convener. In a meeting held at the Headquarters of the GNLF in Darjeeling a 17 member Central Committee was formed. Addressing the media Blone said that the Central Committee of the Primary Teachers' Organisation (PTO) was also formed. PTO is... Read More

30 elephants killed by trains in WB in 5 yrs, no action

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New Delhi, Jan 5 (PTI) As many as 30 elephants have been killed by trains in West Bengal in the last five years till December 15, 2017 and no action has been taken against any railway staff involved in the matter, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha that while the railways has taken precautions against such accidents, some of... Read More

Development Boards and District Administration to Jointly organize Development Boards and District Administration to Jointly organize Republic Day Celebrations in Kalimpong

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KALIMPONG 6 JANUARY 2018: Various Cultural Development Boards will come together to jointly organize Republic Day Celebrations with the District Administration in Kalimpong. Dr. Viswanath, District Magistrate of Kalimpong speaking to 'The Himalayan Beacon' said that all the Development Boards, Kalimpong Municipality and the various Departments of the District Administration will come together to organize the Republic Day Celebrations. He said that this time a Prabhat Feri (Dawn Rally)... Read More