Man electrocuted in Kalimpong



Kalimpong, 3rd June

A 37-year old man was electrocuted on Friday  at around 11 am today at Bong busti Kalimpong while repairing a line which was off from yesterday in the area  .The deceased was identified as Sajan Chettri, a resident of garigaw ,lowerbong busty .

The deceased reportedly fell over a pole after getting  electrocuted shock . He died on the spot according to locals , later he was rushed to kalimpong hospital where he was declared bought dead. His body after post mortem was submitted to his relatives.


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Widow seeks justice over husband's murder



Mukesh Sharma
Kalimpong,1 June

The widow of Chandan Pradhan whose dead body was found on 30th December at sevoke is asking for justice over the death of her husband.

Chandan Pradhan a contractor by profession was travelling with two of his friend Deepak Agarwal and Prem Puniya on the day of incident.

His body was recovered from a 300ft gorge near Coronation Bridge on NH31 in Kalimpong on 30th December. He was returning back to home with his two friends but it was said they were engaged in some scuffle with some bikers but later police arrested both of his friend on suspicion.

Today the widow with Reeseka Chhetri , National Secretary of International Human Rights and crime control organization meet Kalimpong SP Ajeet Singh Yadav seeking justice.

After the meeting addressing a press meet widow Bijeta Chhetri Pradhan crying said “ My husband was brutally killed by Deepak Agarwal and Prem Puniya she alleged. They were arrested but within a month they were out on bail and are roaming openly. From last five month we are seeking for justice. We had only one male member who was hacked to death. My 10 years old daughter is always crying remembering her dad.He said Prem Puniya called him on 28th December he stay at siliguri that night and on 29th December evening he said he was returning but he never returned.

She added that we being alone done not went to any political party as we had belief that we will get justice. We visited Darjeeling SP who gave us a three month time but later Kalimpong being a district SP said it will be seen by new district.

Reseeka Chhetri National Secretary of International Human Rights and crime control organization said a case came yesterday at our office. Bijeta informed about her case and seeking all the detail we today met SP Kalimpong who has assured us give justice in a month time. She said we will be moving to Kolkataa High court for cancelation of bail plea soon.


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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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