286 Birth Anniversary of the Last Lepcha King celebrated with pomp and gaiety

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KALIMPONG, 21 DECEMBER 2017: The 286 birth anniversary of the last lepcha king Pano Gaebo Achyok was celebrated in Kalimpong with pomp and gaiety. A function was held at Mela Ground, Kalimpong where a large number of people gathered to celebrate. The Lepcha people first took out a rally at Kalimpong. Prominent guests participated in the function. They had been invited from Sikkim, Jaigaon, Nepal Terais, Dooars, Darjeeling and... Read More

Anisha Tamang crowned Miss Kalimpong 2017

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KALIMPONG, 21 DECEMBER 2017: Anisha Tamang, 24 of 8th Mile Kalimpong was crowned as Miss Kalimpong 2017. She is presently pursuing Masters Degree at North Bengal University. Avisha Raj Pradhan, 18 of 10th Mile was the first runners up of the pageant. She is studying in class 12 at Rockvale Academy. Priyana pradhan, 21 was the second runners up of the event. Read More

Adventure Tourism to be the main attraction of Teesta Rangeet Tourist Fest 2017

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DARJEELING, 20 DECEMBER 2017: Adventure Tourism will be the main attraction of Teesta Rangeet Tourist Fest 2017. Sangay Sherpa of Adventure Tourism while addressing the media said that Adventure Tourism is the main USP (Unique Selling Point) of Darjeeling Hills and hence Adventure Tourism will be the main attraction during this Teesta Rangeet Tourist Fest. He said that different stalls for Adventure Sports will be erected at Chowrasta where... Read More

Most men I’ve worked with are not sexual harassers: Matt Damon

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Los Angeles, Dec 19 (PTI) Actor-producer Matt Damon has said amid the climate of sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood people should also talk enough about all the men in the entertainment industry who are not sexual predators. The actor said the "preponderance" of men he has worked with are not predators and he would decide whether to collaborate with people accused of inappropriate behaver on a "case-by-case basis." Read More

UN slams ‘shocking’ killing of disabled Palestinian protester

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Geneva, Dec 19 (AFP) The UN's human rights chief said today he was "truly shocked" by Israeli troops' killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian protester in Gaza, and demanded an "independent and impartial investigation". Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh, a 29-year-old who lost his legs after an Israeli attack a decade ago, was among five Palestinians killed on Friday during protests against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital... 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

Rohingya refugees to start returning from January: officials

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Dhaka, Dec 19 (AFP) Bangladesh and Myanmar today reaffirmed their commitment to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees from January, despite rights groups warning that their safety is still not assured should they return. The foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and Myanmar met in Dhaka to finalise the agreement signed on November 23 for the voluntary return of nearly three-quarters of a million stateless Rohingya living in refugee camps along the border. Read More

BJP MLA questions Virat’s patriotism for marrying in Italy

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Guna (MP), Dec 19 (PTI) A BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh today questioned the patriotism of cricketer Virat Kohli for preferring Italy over India to get married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. While inaugurating a 'Skill India Centre' here, the legislator from from Guna, Panna Lal Shakya, told a gathering: "Virat earned money in India... But he didn't find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable?" Read More

Mamata calls up Hardik Patel, congratulates him

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Kolkata, Dec 19 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today called up Patidar leader Hardik Patel and congratulated him for his "tremendous work" in the Gujarat Assembly election, the results of which were announced yesterday. "He (Patel) has done so well (in the Gujarat election) at a young age. I called him up to congratulate him for the feat," she told reporters at the state secretariat here. Read More

Development has won, says Modi on assembly election results

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New Delhi, Dec 18 (PTI) Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as trends showed that the BJP was inching towards victory in the two states. "I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned... Read More

Gujarat results raise questions on Modi’s credibility: Rahul

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New Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said the Gujarat election results raise questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's credibility and the country is not listening to him. Gujarat had given a message to the BJP and Modi that the anger within them would not work, Gandhi said. One can defeat opponents only with love and brotherhood, he said, a day after the election results were announced. "A big... 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

Gorkha United Liberation Front holds party meeting at Gorubathan

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KALIMPONG, 19 DECEMBER 2017: Gorkha United Liberation Front (GULF) held a party meeting at Manzing ground in Gorubathan. Binod Mukhia presided over the meet. A sizeable number of peole from surround villages like Kolbong, Maney Dara, Ghantidara, Lungshel etc., attended the meeting. Read More

Rally for the Free Tibet in Kalimpong

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KALIMPONG, 19th DECEMBER 2017: Tibetan Youth Congress today took out a rally in Kalimpong calling for the Independence of Tibet from China. Tamdin Hrichoe, Vice President of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) while speaking to 'The Himalayan Beacon' said that the rally had started from Salugara near Siliguri three days ago and the rally reached Kalimpong today where the local tibetans joined the rally. Read More

Taekwondo Championship organised by Taekwondo World Dojang

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THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU KALIMPONG, 19TH DECEMBER 2017: Taekwondo Championship was organised at Rockvale Academy Hall at 9th mile Kalimpong by Taekwondo World Dojang. A large number of students participated in the championship. Trilok Subba speaking to ‘The Himalayan Beacon’ said the Dojang was concentrating on the Junior and Sub-Junior categories and Read More

Darjeeling inter faith group shows way to peace, harmony

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ARJEELING, 19 DECEMBER 2017: In the wake of rising incidents of religious intolerance, news around upcoming Christmas celebrations emanating from Madhya Pradesh (15th December) and Uttar Pradesh (16th December), an inter-faith group in Darjeeling has shown the way to religious tolerance and harmonious and peaceful living among members of all religious beliefs, 17th December Read More

Central Govt spent Rs 970 crore on ads in 1 year

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NEW DELHI, 18 DECEMBER 2017: The government has spent around Rs 970 crore on advertising through the Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) in 2016-17, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. An amount of about Rs 468 crore was spent for publicity through print media (newspapers and periodicals), while around Rs 315 crore for advertisements via television channels and Rs 182 crore through radio, Union Minister of State for Information... Read More

Airtel accused of opening ‘Payments Bank Accounts’ of subscribers without their knowledge; Oil cos ask Airtel to revert LPG subsidy payments

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NEW DELHI, 18 DECEMBER 2017: Days after UIDAI action against Bharti Airtel, state-owned oil companies have started writing to the Sunil Mittal-led firm, asking it to transfer back the LPG subsidy that was credited to its payments bank accounts. The country's largest mobile operator has been accused of opening 'Payments Bank' account of its subscribers without seeking their "informed consent". Read More

Wooffers’ Mutt Show

6 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
Mutts, commonly known as mixed breed dogs, are one of the most adorable beings on planet. The Show is to encourage / educate all to embrace, save and celebrate them. Thousands of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs on streets and in shelters across Darjeeling and all over India, are desperately longing for a home. Neither a purebred nor a mixed-bred nor cross-bred is “better”. It depends on the individual... Read More

Sabala Fair 2017 in Kalimpong

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KALIMPONG, 17 DECEMBER 2017: Sabala Mela or Fair 2017 is presently being held in Kalimpong. The mela organised by Self Help Group and Self Employment Department, District magistrate Office Kalimpong will come to an end on the 21st of December. The main objective of the mela is to promote various self help groups and self employment opportunities in the district. The mela was inaugurated by the District Magistrate of... Read More