Kalimpong girl selected for Women Asian Cup qualifiers in women’s national team





STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Kalimpong, 29 March

Here’s a good news for Kalimpong football lovers! Kalimpong’s Anju Tamang has been selected in the 23 players for the Indian Women’s National Team for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers, slated to kick-off from 3 April, 2017 in DPR Korea, after a preparatory Camp took place in Goa from 1 March, 2017 and is scheduled to conclude till 30 March, 2017.


Anju Tamang (22) born in Birpara have finished her Madhyamik form Algarah

Higher secondary school from where she had represented her school many times. Tamang was seen playing football from class 6 with boys as she was passionate about the game .


She joined SUMI school for her Higher Secondary. The school has a name in football which students have played in many national level games.Here Tamang met school football coach Prasant Pradhan who too gave her training alongside the school boy’s team.


Anju, after finshing her schooling played in Delhi league in 2013 and Kolkatta

league in 2014. She tirelessly worked to be selected for National team but her dream came true yesterday when she got a call from AIFF. Anju got a platform during the last year when she played for Orissa Rising student team which ended as the runners up in the first ever edition of IWL.She got selected for the SAARC football camp held at Siliguri on January but was not selected which made her disheartened. Prasant Pradhan, her ex coach said:“After she was dropped,she was dishearten but she was determined that she will be selected in the National team.And then she called me up yesterday to inform about her selection.”


Anju Tamang said:“This is a very proud moment for me. I am very happy.”


Anju plays in forward position and her best women player is Marta, from Brazil women’s team and Neymar from Brazil’s National team.


India has been drawn in Group B alongside hosts DPR Korea,Korea Republic, Hong Kong and Uzbekistan. The Indian Women will clash swords against hosts DPR Korea in their first match of the qualifying campaign on 3 April before facing Korea Republic on 5 April,Uzbekistan,and Hong Kong on 7 April and 11 April respectively.


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Man rapes deaf and mute girl in Kalimpong



STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Kalimpong, 13 March
The Kalimpong Police arrested a 42-year-old ruffian on Saturday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old deaf and mute girl in the Munsong Cinchona Plantation area.

The incident happened on 11 March.The victim's mother caught the accused redhanded raping her deaf and mute daughter.

The accused,after seeing the mother, ran from the house. Later Rompu police with the help of villagers caught hold of the man.

The accused Surjya Tamang alias Gangate was a neighbour of the victim.

The mother of the victim is a labourer in Munsong Cinchona Plantation and her father is a carpenter.
The accused had noticed that the parents of the girl are out for work. He took advantage of the situation and entered the victim's home and allegedly raped her.The victim was rushed to Kalimpong Hospital for medical assistance.

Meanwhile, the accused Tamang was produced before Kalimpong ACJM court where police has filed the police custody plea. The court sanctioned the plea and remanded the victim in 5-day of police custody.Kalimpong SP Ajit Kumar Yadav said, "A case of rape has been registered and the accused has been remanded in 5-day police custody. "


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JAP’s youth wing accuses Hill Trinamul of abducting its 2 CRs



STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Siliguri/Kalimpong, 7 March
Party backed youth wing has accused Hill Trinamul Congress of abducting two JAP Kalimpong College class representatives (CR) and keeping them hidden in a hotel at Second Mile today here in Siliguri. Trinamul Congress, however, have denied the allegations.

As informed, the JAP activists came to Siliguri this morning in search of the two CRs. They found a room in a hotel at second mile was booked in the name of Hill unit of Trinamul Congress spokesperson, Mr Binny Sharma,where the two CRs namely Manisha Rai and Papu Bishwakarma were kept.

Meanwhile, some JAP activists went to the residence of state tourism minister Gautam Deb in Siliguri seeking his intervention. But Mr Deb was in Kolkata at that time.

JAP representative believe that both the CRs will be taken to Kolkata where they will be switched from JAP to the Trinamul.

"We are happy that chief minister Mamata Banerjee upgraded Kalimpong to a district. But we are disappointed with the role of a section of the party's leaders.During the college election on 14 December last year, JAP had bagged 12 out of 22 seats.Ten seats had gone to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha backed students' wing. But on 15 February, six CRs switched to Trinamul. The ruling party could not secure five per cent votes in the college election,yet they are trying to form a board," said JAP youth wing chairman Mr Pankaj Chettri.

"If the two CRs have decided to leave JAP on their own,we have no issues.But we will condemn and agitate against any activities of the Trinamul that suggest that they want to form the board by dissolving the present one," claimed Mr Cheetri.

The party has maintained that they have enough evidences to prove how the Trinamul are luring the JAP CRs to join their party so that it can form a board through unethical means.
"We will release the evidences in 48 hours if required," Mr Chettri added.

Further the JAP representative put suspicion on whether the state government will use such methods in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections.The party’s legal cell will take legal steps on this issue, they said.The JAP president Harka Bahadur Chhetri said the Trinamul youth leader Pranay Thulung had taken the students to Siliguri and kept them at a hotel.

"Today our party supporters went to Siliguri and inquired about the fact.We have the evidences.They neither did secure five per cent of the votes in college election nor bagged even a single seat,but with money, they are luring the class representative of other parties," said Mr Chhetri.

He further said the Hiil unit of Trinamul was acting against the principles laid down by chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

"She always stresses on clean political environment but on the other hand, her party wing in the Hills is acting to trample upon democracy," added Mr Chhetri

He asked that when Trinamul is targeting the college unions,what will happen in other polls.

 JAP staged a dharna in front of Kalimpong police station today. The party demanded to bring back Manisha Rai who is missing from the past few days and her family is very tensed.

Meanwhile,Pranay Thulung, when asked about the allegation made by JAP, said that he did not know anything as he was in Kolkata to attend party meeting. The spokesperson of Hill Trinamul Binny Sharma rubbished the allegations against the party.
"The groundless allegations have been levelled against us to malign the image of the party.The duo have already joined Trinamul Congress.We have evidences to substantiate the claim," Mr Sharma said.


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JAP accuses TMC of 'bribing' students to switch parties



Kalimpong,6 March
The Jana Andolan Party today alleged the TMC of taking its two Class representative to Kolkatta. JAP president Dr Harka Bahadur Chhetri today alleged that TMC leader from Kalimpong has taken two of his class representative to Kolkatta . He said in college election our party candidate bagged 12 seats to win the College Union election.10 seats went to GJMM back student but on 15th Febuary 6 out of 10 GJMM students CR went to TMC. Dr Chhetri said we want to make a clean environment and do clean politics .He said TMC with power of money is trying to buy the students. We don’t want a youth to jump to corruption. Many are joining TMC nowadays but those joining are ex municipality commissioner, chairman, some who are joining just because some want to be Public prosecutor of Kalimpong Court, some want work tender. We want youth to go out of contractor mentality. He alleged that TMC don’t have any program in their hand. At a that when we want to create a healthy environment for politics in one hand GJMM and in other hand TMC common enemy has been JAP.


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TMC victory rally in Kalimpong



Mukesh Sharma
Kalimpong,17 February
The Kalimpong District Trinamul Congress today took out a Victory Rally thanking the Chief minister Mamata Banerjee for granting Kalimpong a District status. After 3 days of young Kalimpong district today the TMC wing of Kalimpong took out a victory rally form TMC party office at 10 mile. About 300 plus party supporter playing holi , singing dancing encircled the whole town and gather at Damber Chowk where a small meeting took place. Addressing the meeting Chewang Bhutia said “Without naming Bimal Gurung said one of the leader said Kalimpong cannot be District one have to ask Bhutan to grant District status to Kalimpong, but no one went to Bhutan and today we are in District Kalimpong”. He added that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee commitment to grant Kalimpong a District have come true. He said this District is for all people of Kalimpong who were facing massive administrative problem. We Thanks CM for his kind gesture to upgrade Kalimpong in a District.
Meanwhile Dhendup Bhutia , president of Kalimpong Town committee too said now the time for Development has come. We didn’t go to Bhutan to ask us to grant District but the mere effort and political will of our CM Mamata Banerjee has given us District. He added Banerjee loves Hills who through different board have been spending crores of fund to development. He said we have to return the love to CM by bringing TMC into power into upcoming Municipality, Panchayat and GTA election.
Tshering Sherpa organizational in charge of TMC said CM Banerjee seeing the water problem of Kalimpong has sanction 50 crore by which people will get relieved of water crisis very soon.
Many Muslim supporter of TMC party along with its student wing, youth wing and women wing were seen take party in the victory rally.


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