4 arrested with fake currency



Mukesh Sharma
Kalimpong, 23th August

The Riyang police have arrested four persons in two different raid and recovered fake currency worth Rs 32 thousand  in the denomination of Rs 1,000 from NH 10.
All the arrested are from Malda District. Jagdish Mahato(29), Suleka Chaudary(35) and Nirmalaya Mahato (45) were buying some water bottles and cold drink from 29 mile in NH10 and were giving 1000 Rs note . Many shopkeeper had a doubt after looking them and informed the police after which all were arrested yesterday afternoon around 1 pm.Rs 22000 fake currency was recovered from the trio .

Meanwhile , soon after this Rehan Shiek (27) came with the same intention in the area , the aware shopkeeper again informed the police after which a team of Riyang Police arrested the boy . Rs 10 thousand fake currency was recovered from the Shiek . Shiek was two months ago arrested with fake currency at Kalimpong after which he was on bail.
Kalimpong police produced all four today at ACJM Court where two youths were sent for 7 days of police remand and two womens were sent to 14 days of Judicial Custody.  


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NH-10 at Likuvir remains closed for entire day , one way traffic restored



Mukesh Sharma
Kalimpong,22nd Aug 

NH 10, considered being the lifeline of Sikkim and Kalimpong, remained closed for the entire day today due to a huge landslide at Likuveer. Heavy rains on Monday night had led to a massive landslide at a portion of  NH 10 at Likhu Bheer, 2km ah
ead of Teesta town. The slide came around 4:00am on Tuesday morning .

Likuveer a silent but dangerous hotspot of NH 10 has been posing continuous threat as some portion of the road has been breached and some are in sinking position. 

About 100 m in length and 20 m height Landslide has bought huge mud and hard stones with it which has covered a big portion of NH 10.

The Likuveer area falls under Tista out post area under Kalimpong sub division. The area was closed two years ago after a major portion of the road was washed away after which Gref constructed a bailey brigde.

Uttam Pradhan A.E of  PWD NH Division told ‘ a major portion of the rocky hills has come down which has blocked the NH 10. A total of 11 places minor landslide was witness. A total of 5 machine was deployed to clear the debris. At 6 pm 45% of the debris was cleared , we will continuously work late night to clear the debris and hope till tomorrow morning we will be able to clear the debris’ He informed.

Meanwhile, many travellers from Sikkim and Kalimpong faced a lot of problem today. A daily service driver from Sikkim said it takes around 4 hours to travel from Gangtok to Siliguri via Teesta, but due to the blockage they had to take an alternate route via Teesta, Peshok and Darjeeling to Siliguri, which takes more than 7 hours. Similarly, travellers and drivers from Kalimpong and surrounding areas also faced similar problems.

It was around 9.40 pm that the hard work of PWD worker cleared the debris and restored one way traffic movement. Police was deployed to check the huge jam of Vehicles informed Darjeeling SP.


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Environment Awareness & community based Plantation Programme in Pedong



Mukesh Sharma

Kalimpong,8th Aug

Mani Trust successfully organised Environment Awareness cum Community Based Plantation Programme at Pedong in Kalimpong Block-II today . Environment Awareness Programme was organised under the presidentship of Senior Citizen Mr. Pem Gyachen Lama. Mr. R. D Bhutia presented the welcome speech and explain about the importance of Environment and its conservation. Mani Trust Founder Chairman Mr. Subash M Singh said that the Trust has vision to work on Health for for the betterment of the people and promote Kalimpong as Medical Tourism Destination, since health is related with environment, the trust has focus and have started an initiative called "Lets Save Environment" under which we sensitize grass level mass about the importance and protection of environment by organizing Environment Awareness and Community based Plantation Programme. He said, we have no control on natural calamities but we can always contribute to save our planet by planting trees which will help to heal our eco-system helping us to live healthy life and protecting the natural beauty of Darjeeling hills which shall help to boost tourism creating livelihood. He thanked all the participants and local residents for making the programme a grand success. Mani Trust Trustees Rizwan Rehman, Mr. Bishal Tirva, Mrs. Reshma Singh, Mrs. Bina Lohagun and other dignitaries Mr. Samten Dorji Kaji, Mr. Ta Tshering Bhutia, Mrs. Choden Bhutia, Mr. Tenzing Bhutia, Mr. Hom Singh, Mr. KB Rai were present in the programme.


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Khas Community organises Sanskritik Mahotsav , demand development of Community



Mukesh Sharma
Kalimpong 8th Aug


Khas Bhartiya Hitkari Sammelan Youth wing today organised a Khas Sanskritik Mahotsav 2016 at town Hall. The program was conducted under the presidentship of Gyan Sutar. The meeting got massive turnout today in town was to give a clear message to State government that the community too wants their development. The organization has massive members from Chhetri, Brahmins, Thakuri, Sanyasi sub caste. The program gave a clear message to state government who has till now granted ten Development board to different caste .

 Udai Kumai was present as the chief guest of the program. Rajen Bhetwal Presidnet of Youth Wing addressing the program told that the Khas has a rich culture and heritage which need to be preserve. Our community lacks development. 
He said till now the community has got bags of assurance from the Local Body GTA and State government but if soon if our community does not got recognized we will come to roads for our demands. The Khas Community development has been hinted toward a development board which can preserve the culture, tradition; they want to get the facility enjoyed by other community, Home for the poors.

The Parents bodies of the community too have lent the support to youth wing demand. Today many cultural dances were present by the local artists. The program was addressed by Binoy Nepal, Udai Kumai Sangita Mishra from Women wing.  The pogram was hosted by Bhuwan Khanal.


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Health Check up at Kashyem



Mukesh Sharma

Kalimpong,8th Aug

A free health check-up camp was held at Kashyem Village under Algarah Block today. It was being organized by the Cinchona Yuwa Pariwar in association with Doctors from Siliguri Neotia Getwell Health Centre, who checked around 150 patients present. Blood Sugar test was conducted during the same. A team of 3 specialist doctor of the Clinic was present who were assisted by their medical staff. Such Camp has been organized in the area for the first time as all the local of this area depend upon Munsong health centre run by Cinchona and health department. The Pariwar president Samit Tamang thanked the Centre and presented a thanks giving letter to the whole team. Meanwhile the Pariwar today felicitated Jyoti Karki a social worker for the help she has provided to emerging local organization of the area.


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