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25 Jun 2016

Rains cause landslides, fatal mishap kills 1

Mukesh Sharma, Kalimpong Newsexpress,  Kalimpong,25th June:  The early morning rain caused an accident at Malli that resulted in a fatality and triggered two landslides on NH 10 in Kalimpong.

Last year’s monsoon landslide hotspot Bhoteybhir witnessed the first landslip around 5 a.m. when debris fell on the road. The PWD which recently took over the road from the GREF cleared the debris in an hour’s time, restoring one-way traffic but again around 9 a.m. another landslip occurred in the same place,which was also cleared.

Around 1 in the afternoon, another landslide occurred near Swetijhora area under Rambi police limits, blocking the road. Swetijhora, where the highway had been blocked for four days last year, is a troublesome spot for travellers.

Today’s landslip resulted in a massive traffic jam in both directions but again the PWD went into action and cleared the debris.Anup Maity, executive engineer, PWD NH Division said four JCBs and two excavator machines were deployed to clear the debris.

Kalimpong received around 20 mm rainfall today. Meanwhile, one Sikkim bound vehicle, registration number XYLO SK 02 Z 0166 met with an accident at 8th mile near Mamkhola underMalli out post this morning.

The vehicle skidded around 100 ft down in the jungle area just above river Teesta, killing the driver Suk Bahadur Ghimiray (30) of Namthang in Sikkim, on the spot. The vehicle was going returning from Darjeeling after dropping a passenger of a hotel.Malli outpost officer-in-charge Amresh Singh and his officers reached the spot and retrieved the body.
(Source and courtesy: http://kalimpongnewsexpress.blogspot.in/2016/06/rains-cause-landslides-fatal-mishap.html)
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Heavy rains lash sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal

Tista : Photo by Saom Namchu
PTI | Jun 24, 2016, KOLKATA: Heavy rains lashed three districts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal with the weatherman forecasting more such downpour in the region, while a few areas in the Gangetic parts of the state received one or two spells of rain.



Coochbehar received 153 mm rainfall since yesterday, the highest in the state. The neighbouring Jalpaiguri district received 69.2 mm rainfall, while the hill town of Darjeeling received 4.2 mm rains, the Met department said.



Sriniketan recorded the day's highest temperature in the state at 35.4 degrees Celsius, while Kolkata recorded maximum temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius.




In Gangetic West Bengal, Bankura, Burdwan, Asansol and Sriniketan received 13.8 mm, 4.5 mm, 19.1 mm, 9.1 mm rainfall respectively since yesterday.

The Met department has predicted heavy rains for the sub-Himalayan districts of Darjeeling, Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri in the next one day.



It predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rains or thunderstorm in the next two to three days for gangetic West Bengal.
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Tour operator from Kolkata confined in Darjeeling hotel for a month

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EOI, DARJEELING, 24 Jun 2016: Police on Thursday night rescued a tour operator from Kolkata and his subordinate who had been confined to a hotel in Darjeeling for a month, allegedly for not paying their hotel bills. The two, identified as Tapas Banerjee (50), who operates a tour business out of Behala in Kolkata, and his employee Ranjan Chatterjee (51), also from Behala, were rescued from Hotel Nirvana, located below the Darjeeling railway station.
According to the police, it was a case of non-payment of hotel bills by the duo and wrongful restraint and confinement on the part of the hotel owner. “We received a call from the Parnashree police station informing us that two tour operators from Kolkata had been confined to a hotel in Darjeeling. We went to the hotel last night and rescued the duo,” said Amit Javalgi, the Darjeeling SP.
A case under Sections 344 and 348 of the Indian Penal Code has been started against Ashwini Poddar, the owner of the hotel, following Banerjee’s complaint, but no arrest had been made as investigation was in progress. Banerjee and Chatterjee had opted for a package deal on offer and checked into Hotel Nirvana on May 26 leading a group of 60 tourists from Kolkata. Their clients left on May 28 but the duo was forced to remain back in Darjeeling by the hotel owner. “We had taken a package deal which included rent for 20 rooms and vehicle charges for our Gangtok trip from May 23 to 25 and stay in Darjeeling from May 26 to 28. Unfortunately, we suffered a loss as we had undercharged our clients. I had already paid an amount of Rs1.13 lakh and some due  remained, which I assured to pay in parts, but the hotel refused and instead did not allow us to leave,” said Banerjee.
Apparently, the duo had been doing business with the hotel since the past three years and this was the first time that they had come in person. “We had good relations with the hotel as we had been doing business for three years. Since the group was huge this time, we had to come along. They (hotel) did not even allow us to go out of the hotel premises and kept us in separate rooms for a month. At times the staff misbehaved with us,” alleged Banerjee but said they were given food.
On the other hand, Chatterjee alleged he was forced to do menial work during the month-long confinement. “I was asked to clean the rooms and serve food. Sometimes I had to also do the marketing but a couple of hotel staffers always escorted me. Our voter identity cards were also confiscated. It was really a humiliating experience,” he said, recounting the ordeal.
The duo was in contact with their families in the duration of their confinement. But it was only a week back that Chatterjee’s wife lodged a complaint at the Parnashree police station. “We were made to sign an agreement on May 17 to pay the dues in installments and accordingly, I got my cheque book couriered from Kolkata. However, after a few days I asked my subordinate to tell his family to lodge a police complaint in Kolkata as my phone was damaged,” Banerjee said.
Meanwhile, the hotel owner refuted the allegations saying the tour operator had previous dues that had not yet been cleared and that the cheque given by Banerjee had been returned by the bank. “We did not confine the two forcefully as they themselves had agreed to stay till the dues were cleared. We had also come to an agreement in the presence of a lawyer and they agreed to pay the dues within May 22,” said Poddar, who was on his way back from Gangtok.
According to the hotelier, Banerjee had taken a package for 60 passengers at Rs3,500 per head including vehicle charges. However, the tour operator turned up with 76 customers, which led to an increase in the number of vehicles. “The total cost for the six-day stay in Gangtok and Darjeeling comes to Rs2.66 lakh for 60 people. But the number of visitors increased and so did the vehicles,” said Poddar.  “An amount of Rs30,000 from May 2015 is also due from him. He (Banerjee) issued me five post dated cheques of Rs41,000 each. I came to know today from my bank that a cheque issued for May 22 has bounced. So tell me who is wrong?” he asked.
The hotel owner said he would lodge a counter complaint against Banerjee once he is back in Darjeeling and charge him with fraudulence for issuing improper cheques. The tour operator and his subordinate were today produced at the chief judicial magistrate court in Darjeeling for identification and subsequently released after they signed a PR bond.
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West Bengal to generate 22 lakh jobs in 2016-17: Amit Mitra

IANS | Kolkata | 24 June, 2016: The West Bengal government aims to generate 22 lakh jobs in the current fiscal, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Friday during his budget presentation for the current fiscal in the Assembly.
"We set a target to generate 22 lakhs employment in the 2016-17 financial year," Mitra said.
"We have created 20 lakh employment in 2015-16 against a target of 17.5 lakh. In the last five years, the state created 68 lakh jobs and another two lakh are in the process," Mitra said.
He said the state's aim is to increase employment generation. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) used to create maximum jobs. These sectors are labour intensive and have maximum labour output elasticity.
"We focused in this sector and bank funding to the sector in the last five years has increased which is the highest among states. More bank funding entails more investments in the sector," he said.
State minister proposed to create 732 e-classrooms in the colleges and universities and 2,000 in secondary and higher secondary schools in the first phase. "We allocated Rs 100 crore in the initiative," he said.
The minister allocated Rs 200 crore for the Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme with an aim to encourage meritorious students to pursue higher studies.
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Govt to introduce e-classrooms

TT, Calcutta, June 24: The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to introduce "virtual classrooms" with high-speed Internet facilities in universities, colleges and schools across the state.
Finance minister Amit Mitra announced the Rs 1,000-crore project in his budget speech today.
"With the objective of providing modern knowledge and the latest research to our students, I propose to introduce 'virtual classrooms' in our educational institutions in a phased manner," he said.
According to him, each such classroom will have a high-end computer with high-speed Internet connectivity capable of handling live streaming, a projection facility and an audio system for accessing educational material within and outside the country.
"I propose to introduce two e-classrooms in each of the 732 state-aided universities and government colleges and 2,000 secondary and higher secondary schools in the first phase. The scheme will then be gradually rolled out in other schools," the finance minister said.
Education minister Partha Chatterjee said the endeavour was the chief minister's brainchild, as part of the government's e-initiatives.
"We wanted to increase the use of information technology for better learning in our educational institutions. The decision to implement the vision of virtual classrooms will revolutionise education in the state," he said.
"The classrooms will enable presentation of audio-visual education material and live streaming of lectures and discussions," Chatterjee added.
He stressed the importance of students in the remotest parts of rural Bengal getting access to eminent teachers and educationists from around the world.
"In the first phase, such classrooms will be made operational by the end of November. All institutions that are part of the scheme have been asked to act promptly for its implementation," the education minister said.
In an order passed on June 22, the government asked the director of public instruction to implement the project. The order asked the director of public instruction to ensure standard hardware specifications and a centralised distribution mechanism for it. State-aided universities, however, will be allowed to procure the necessary infrastructure on their own.
The model of implementation drew criticism from some quarters for alleged lack of transparency in the process of purchase.
Biswanath Chakraborty, professor of political science at Rabindra Bharati University, said there was "abundant scope" for favours in awarding contracts for the hardware equipment.
"In any such initiative, it is always advisable to give the institutions grants for the specific purpose rather than opting for a centralised distribution mechanism. The institutions should be allowed to make their own arrangements, according to set parameters, from the grant," he said.
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Lab draws Narada blank

TT, Calcutta, June 24: The central forensic laboratory in Hyderabad has informed Calcutta High Court that it was unable to ascertain whether the Narada footage was authentic or not because of lack of proper equipment.
The report by the Hyderabad facility, which was submitted to the court recently, was placed in an envelop today before the chief justice-led division bench hearing a plea for a CBI probe into the sting.
The bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Arijit Banerjee did not comment on the state government-ordered probe into the "conspiracy" behind the Narada sting, which shows people resembling Trinamul leaders either accepting cash from the agent of a fictitious company or directing him to places or persons with whom the money should be deposited.
During the earlier hearing on June 20, Chief Justice Chellur had wondered how the government could order a probe into the sting when a case related to it was pending in the court. The court had on April 29 ordered that the Narada tapes be sent to the Hyderabad lab.
"The court did not comment on the government's probe today as the CFSL authorities in Hyderabad said they were not equipped to ascertain the authenticity of the tapes," a lawyer said.
The Hyderabad facility has recommended that the footage be sent to the central forensic lab in Chandigarh. The report added that the Chandigarh unit had the equipment to test whether the footage was genuine.
The bench directed a court-appointed committee to send the footage along with the report of the Hyderabad laboratory to the Chandigarh facility within 10 days. The court directed the Chandigarh laboratory to complete the test within a month of receiving the footage. The court fixed the matter for hearing after six weeks.
The three-member committee, headed by a registrar of the high court, had been constituted to collect an iPhone, a laptop and a pen drive containing the Narada footage from Mathew Samuel, the chief editor of the web portal Narada News that conducted the sting.
The division bench today asked the committee to hand over the three gadgets and the report submitted by the Hyderabad laboratory to the Chandigarh facility.
"After receiving the report and documents from the committee, the Chandigarh laboratory will have to complete its investigation and file a report before this court within a month," Chief Justice Chellur said.
Sting expenses
Sources in Calcutta police today said the expenses Narada News had incurred during the sting would be one of the key factors to be investigated.
"We have come across some anomalies in the expenditure that the news portal had incurred during the course of the sting operation in Calcutta. We sent an email to Mathew Samuel yesterday but have not received any reply yet," said Vishal Garg, joint commissioner of police, special task force.
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Waterlogging in Siliguri

The waterlogged compound of the NJP station on Friday. Picture by Kundan Yolmo
TT, Siliguri, June 24:Incessant rainfall led to waterlogging today in areas in and around Siliguri, including New Jalpaiguri railway station, and a rise in the water levels of a number of rivers in north Bengal.
The downpour forced the state irrigation department to issue a yellow alert (primary alert) in the unprotected areas on either bank of the Teesta river this afternoon.
The data available with the department show the Teesta is flowing close to the danger mark at Sevoke and near the Teesta Bridge on the outskirts of Jalpaiguri town.
Siliguri received 187.50mm rain in 24 hours till 8am today, leaving NJP, Santoshinagar, Shaktigarh, Champasari, Fogdoibari, Hatiaganga, Milanpally, Ashoknagar and Rajendranagar, areas located outside town, under water.
The exit point and a major portion of NJP station are under knee-deep water. Although water accumulated on the tracks, there was no disruption in rail traffic.
"We fail to understand what the railways and the state government have been doing. There is no proper drainage to let water flow out of the parking area and the exit point at NJP. In case of heavy rains, areas outside the station get marooned. Considering the importance of the station and movement of thousands of passengers everyday, we believe the railways and the state government should look at the issue and take necessary steps to avert water-logging," said Rajat Dutta, a schoolteacher who reached NJP from Calcutta by train this morning.
Rivers like the Mahananda, Jaldhaka, Raidak I and II and the Torsha are also on the rise because of rains in the sub-Himalayan north Bengal.
The India Meteorological Department has forecast rain measuring between 70mm and 200mm at isolated places in Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar districts in the next couple of days.
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Forest stay

TT, Alipurduar, June 24: Bungalows in Jainti forest will be open for tourists this monsoon, although the jungle will be shut from June 16 to September 15.
Ujwal Ghosh, field director of Buxa Tiger Reserve, said: "As per instructions of the chief wildlife warden, I have issued orders to the deputy field directors of BTR (east and west). 
Those who have bookings will be able to stay in places that can be reached by PWD roads. Entry to forest roads will be restricted and no jungle safari allowed." Bungalows at Jainti, 28th and 29th Mile in BTR and Santlabari will be open.
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SJDA chief appointed

TT, Siliguri, Jun. 24: The state urban development department issued a notification today, saying Sourav Chakraborty, the Alipurduar MLA and Trinamul president of Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar, had been appointed as the chairman of the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority. 
Siliguri subdivision, four blocks of Jalpaiguri and the civic areas of Jalpaiguri and Malbazar are under the SJDA. Chakraborty, who was in Jalpaiguri today, said: "Our target is to ensure complete transparency in the SJDA. We have to carry out many work and will solicit co-operation from all."
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जमीनको खजाना अत्याधिक वृद्धि गरेको माकपाको आरोप

डी के वाइबा, कालिमन्युज, कालेबुङ 24 जून।कालेबुङका ग्रामीण क्षेत्रसँगै हाल यहाँको विकास क्षेत्र अनि डीआई फण्ड अधिनस्थ रहेका जमीनको खजाना एकाएक अत्याधिक वृद्धि भएको माकपा नेता तारा सुन्दासले आरोप लगाएका छन्। उनले आज पार्टी कार्यलयमा एक पत्रकार सम्मेलन आयोजना गरेर उक्त क्षेत्रहरूमा सरकारले जमीनको खजाना सातगुणा धेर वृद्धि गरेको दाबी गरे।
उनले यस सम्बन्धमा बोल्दै यसभन्दा अघि एक डेसिमल जमीनको खजाना वार्षिक 10 रूपियाँ रहेको बताउँदै हाल प्रति डेसिमल जमीनको खजाना सरकारले वृद्धि गरेर 75 रूपियाँ तय गरेको खुलासा गरे।
यसक्रममा उनले सोझै अधिकारीहरूलाई तारो बनाउँदै "यो मनपरि खजाना उठाउने अधिकार कसले दियो?’ भनि प्रश्न तेर्साए।
उनले पश्चिम बङ्गाल भूमि औँ भूमि सुधार ऐन 1995 को संसोधित कानुनको भाग 2016 को ऐन देखाउँदै उक्त ऐन अनुसार खासमहलमा प्रत्येक एक डेसिमलको 20 रूपियाँ अनि डेभ्लोम्पेन्ट एरियाको 10 रूपियाँ गरेर तिर्नुपर्ने उल्लेख रहेको दाबी गरे। कानुनमा यति भए पनि यता विभागले भने 75 रूपियाँ प्रप्ति डेसिमल गरेर मनपरि खजाना उठाउने काम गरेको आरोप लगाए। 
यसक्रममा उनले प्रमाणका रूपमा पत्रकारहरूलाई गत मई 2015 मा ग्रामीण क्षेत्रका मानिसहरूले 75 रूपियाँ डेसिमल गरेर जमीनको खजाना तिरेको रसिद पनि देखाउन पछि परेनन्। विभागले यसरी एकाएक अत्याधिक जमीनको खजाना वृद्धि गरेको कारण मानिसहरूलाई समस्या परेको दाबी गर्दै यसबारे उनले माकपा पार्टीको पक्षबाट दार्जीलिङ जिल्लापालसित भेट गर्ने जानकारी गराए। 
जमीनको खजाना अत्याधिक वृद्धि भएपछि ग्रामीण क्षेत्रका जनताले धेरै समस्या भोग्न परिरहेको बताउँदै यसबारे गाउँलेहरूले लिखित गुनासो गरिरहेको पनि माकपा नेता सुन्दासले दाबी गरेका छन्।
‘भूमि सुधार विभाग जीटीएमा हस्तान्तिर विभाग हो। तर जनतालाई अत्याचार हुँदा पनि जीटीए किन मौन छ? यदि जीटीएलाई पश्चिम बङ्गाल सरकारले हस्तक्षेप गरेर यसकिसिमको खजाना बढोत्तरि गर्दैछ भने सभासद्हरू बोल्नुपर्छ’ – सुन्दासले भने।
अर्कोतिर उनले डीआई फण्ड क्षेत्रमा व्यापक भ्रष्टचार भएको आरोप लगाउँदै अधिकारीवर्गले सरकारी जमीनमा भ्रष्टचार गरिरहेको आरोप लगाए। अर्कोतर्फ माकपा आञ्चलिक समितिका किसान फ्रन्टका प्रतिनिधि कल्याण प्रधानले पनि जमीनको खजाना बढेर कृषकहरू समस्यामा परेको दाबी गरे।
यता सुन्दासले लगाएको आरोपबारे महकुमा भूमि औ भूमि सुधार अधिकारी एजरा टी. नाम्चुसित प्रश्न गर्दा उनले सरकारी नियम अनुसार नै विभागले खजाना उठाइरहेको स्पष्टिकरण दिएका छन्।
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गुरुङ जातिको विकासका निम्ति गुरुङ सङ्गठन गठन

डी के वाइबा, कालिमन्युज, कालेबुङ 24 जून। दार्जीलिङ पहाड लगायत तराई डुवर्सका गुरुङ जातिलाई एकबद्ध बनाउन गुरुङ सङ्गठन गठन गरिएको छ। यहाँको 12 माइल परिसरमा एक सभा बसेर आज उक्त सङ्गठनको कार्यकारिणी समिति गठन गरिएको छ।
गुरुङ सङ्गठनको आधिकारिक गठन पछि अब सङ्गठनले समस्त गुरूङहरूको सुरक्षाको निम्ति कार्य गर्ने दावी गरेको छ। आजसम्म गुरुङ जाति पछि परेको बताउँदै अब पछि परेका गुरुङ जातिलाई एकबद्ध बनाएर आफ्नो भाषा, साहित्य र संस्कृतिको संरक्षण गर्न सङ्गठनले कार्य गर्ने भएको छ।
‘हामीले काम धेरै अघिदेखि गर्दै थियौ। आज चाहि आधिकारिक रूपमा कमिटी बनाएका हौ’- नवगठित सङ्गठनका अध्यक्ष नवराज गुरूङले भने। 
उनले सङ्गठनको मुख्य उद्देश्य गुरूङहरूको विकास गर्नु हो ग्रामीण क्षेत्रमा छरिएर बसेका गुरुङ जातिको उन्नतीको निम्ति कार्य गर्ने दाबी गरेका छन्। उनले गुरूङ सङ्गठनको रूपमा गुरूङ विकास वोर्डको निम्ति पनि अघिबाटै पहल हुँदै आइरहेको जनाउँदै उनले आफुहरूको उद्देश्य गुरूङहरूको संस्कृतिको विकास हो भने। यसबाहेक उनीहरूको सामाजिर र आर्थिक अवस्थामा पनि विकास हुनुपर्छ भन्दै यसको निम्ति गुरूङ जातिको निम्ति पनि विकास बोर्ड गठन गरिनुपर्छ भनि माग गरे। 
उक्त मागबारे उनले अघिबाटै राज्यका गृहमन्त्री, पछौटे कल्याण विभाग लगायत मुख्यमन्त्री समेतलाई पत्राटार गरिसकेको जानकारी गराउँदै अब यस मागलाई जोडदारसंगले उठान गरिने पनि नवराज गुरुङले जानकारी गराए। यसैक्रममा सङ्गठनका सचिव अर्पण गुरूङले प्रत्येक ग्रामीण क्षेत्रमा पुगेर गुरूङहरुलाई सचेत गराउने बताउँदै आज गुरुङहरू धेरै पछि परेको बताए। 
यता सङ्गठनका कोषाध्यक्ष चन्द्रबहादुर गुरूङले सङ्गठनले पहिलो कार्यक्रम स्वरूप 6 जुलाईदेखि गाउँ पस अभियान शुरू गर्नेछ जनाए। तेज बहादुर गुरूङको अध्यक्षतामा सम्पन्न उक्त सभामा सङ्गठनको कार्यकारी समितिको चयन गरिएको छ। जसमा अध्यक्ष नवराज गुरूङ, उपाध्यक्षमा क्रमैले हस्तबहादुर गुरूङ,तेजबहादुर गुरूङ, नीलकुमार गुरूङ र भीम गुरूङ, मूल सचिव अर्पण गुरूङ,सहसचिव सोम कुमार गुरूङ र राजेन गुरूङ, कोषाध्यक्ष चन्द्र बहादुर गुरूङलाई चयन गरिएको छ। 
यसबाहेक कार्यकारिणी सदस्यहरूको पनि चयन आज नै गरिएको छ। सभामा दार्जीलिङ, खरसाङ, रोङ्गो, मन्सोङ लगायत अन्य स्थानबाट गुरूङहरूको उपस्थिति रहेको थियो।
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Rains cause landslides, fatal mishap kills 1

Mukesh Sharma, Kalimpong Newsexpress,  Kalimpong,25th June:  The early morning rain caused an accident at Malli that resulted in a fatality and triggered two landslides on NH 10 in Kalimpong.

Last year’s monsoon landslide hotspot Bhoteybhir witnessed the first landslip around 5 a.m. when debris fell on the road. The PWD which recently took over the road from the GREF cleared the debris in an hour’s time, restoring one-way traffic but again around 9 a.m. another landslip occurred in the same place,which was also cleared.

Around 1 in the afternoon, another landslide occurred near Swetijhora area under Rambi police limits, blocking the road. Swetijhora, where the highway had been blocked for four days last year, is a troublesome spot for travellers.

Today’s landslip resulted in a massive traffic jam in both directions but again the PWD went into action and cleared the debris.Anup Maity, executive engineer, PWD NH Division said four JCBs and two excavator machines were deployed to clear the debris.

Kalimpong received around 20 mm rainfall today. Meanwhile, one Sikkim bound vehicle, registration number XYLO SK 02 Z 0166 met with an accident at 8th mile near Mamkhola underMalli out post this morning.

The vehicle skidded around 100 ft down in the jungle area just above river Teesta, killing the driver Suk Bahadur Ghimiray (30) of Namthang in Sikkim, on the spot. The vehicle was going returning from Darjeeling after dropping a passenger of a hotel.Malli outpost officer-in-charge Amresh Singh and his officers reached the spot and retrieved the body.
(Source and courtesy: http://kalimpongnewsexpress.blogspot.in/2016/06/rains-cause-landslides-fatal-mishap.html)
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क्रामाकपा प्रतिनिधी टोलिको केन्द्रिय गृहराज्य मन्त्री किरण रिजिजुसँग भेट .....छुट्टै राज्य गोर्खाल्याण्डसँगै विविध मागहरू पेश

डी के वाइबा, कालिमन्युज, कालेबुङ 24 जून। क्रान्तिकारी मार्क्सवादी कम्युनिष्ट पार्टी (क्रामाकपा) को ६ सदस्यिय शिष्ट मण्डली टोलिले दिल्ली स्थित नर्थ ब्लकमा आज गृह राज्यमन्त्री किरण रिजिजु सँग भेटघाट गरेको छ। केन्द्रिय सचिव गोविन्द छेत्रीको नेतृत्वमा रहेको उक्त प्रतिनिधि टोलिमा नर्बु लामा, किशोर प्रधान, उत्तम छेत्री, रुपेन गुरुङ, किरण बि के, भानु प्रकाश छेत्री उपस्थित रहेका थिए।
उक्त भेटघाटमा गृह राज्यमन्त्री रिजिजुलाई क्रामाकपाले ८ सूत्रीय माग प्रस्तुत गरेको छ। क्रामाकपाले राखेको उक्त आठ सुत्रीय मागको प्रथम बुँदामा छुट्टै राज्य गोर्खाल्याण्डको माग उल्लेख गरिएको छ।
‘भारतभरीका गोर्खाहरू छुट्टै राज्य गोर्खाल्याण्डका निम्ति संघर्षरत रहेका छन्। आजसम्म गोर्खाहरूलाई सरकारले न्याय दिएको छैन। यसकारण केन्द्र सरकारले छुट्टै राज्य गोर्खाल्याण्ड गठन गरेर भारतभरी छरिएका गोर्खाहरूलाई न्याय दिनुपर्छ’ क्रामाकपा टोलिले मन्त्री रिजिजुलाई माग राखे।
यसक्रममा छुट्टै राज्यकै मागमा दार्जीलिङ पहाडबाट भाजपा प्रार्थी जसवंत सिँह अनि एस.एस आहलुवालीयालाई सांसद चुनेर पठाएको पनि प्रतिनिधी टोलिले मन्त्रीलाई स्मरण गराए।
उक्त भेटघाटको क्रममा अखिल भारतीय गोर्खालिग पार्टीका अध्यक्ष मदन तामाङको हत्या सम्बन्धि आजसम्म न्यायिक प्रक्रिया समाप्त नभएको कारण परिवार पक्षले न्याय पाउन नसकेको बताउँदै यसबारे सरकारले उचित कार्वाही गर्दै दोषीलाई पक्राऊ गरेर पिडीतलाई न्याय दिनुपर्ने माग गरेको छ।
भेटघाटको क्रममा गोर्खा जातिका ११ वटा जात गोष्ठीलाई जनजातिको सुचीमा गाभिनु पर्ने माग सँगै सम्पूर्ण भारतीय गोर्खाहरुलाई नै जनजातिको सूचीमा समावेश गर्नुपर्ने क्रामाकपाले गृहराज्यमन्त्रीलाई माग गरेको छ। 
क्रामाकपा टोलिले उक्त भेटघाटकै क्रममा बिगत बर्ष ३० जुनका दिन अविरल वर्षाको कारण पैह्रो गएर मिरिक, दार्जीलिङ अनि कलेबुङका मानिसहरूले ज्यान गुमाएको स्मरण गराउँदै पिडीतहरूलाई आजसम्म क्षतिपुर्ति नदिएको जानकारी गरए। यसबारे उक्त भिषण भलपैह्रोको जानकारी लिन मन्त्री किरण रिजिजु उपस्थित रहेको बताउँदै पिडीतहरूलाई दिएको आश्वासन आजसम्म किन पुरा गरिएको छैन भनि प्रश्न गर्दै उक्त आश्वासन पुरा गर्नुपर्ने क्रामाकपाले माग गरेको छ। 
क्रामाकपाले राखेका विविध मागहरूलाई मन्त्री रिजिजुले गम्भिरतापूर्वक लिएपछि गोर्खाहरूको माग पुरा गर्नका निम्ति आफ्नो पक्षबाट कार्य गरिदिने आश्वान दिइएको छ। उनले यसबारे क्याबिनेटमा प्रस्ताव पठाउने पनि क्रामाकपा प्रतिनिधि टोलिलाई आश्वासन दिएको छ। 
अर्कोतर्फ यता एघार जात गोष्ठिलाई जनजातिको मान्यता दिने सन्दर्भमा मन्त्री रिजिजुले सरकारले सकारात्मक पहल गरिरहेको अनि यस मागको चाँडै समाधान हुने बताएका छन्। 
अर्कोतर्फ मदन तामाङ हत्याकाण्ड सम्बन्धि उनले उक्त मुद्दा सीबीआईको हातमा रहेको बताउँदै सरकारले न्याय दिनका निम्ति सहयोग गर्ने आश्वान दिएको छ। 
यसैक्रममा गतवर्ष गएको भलपैह्रो अनि यसको क्षतिपुर्ति सम्बन्धि आजसम्म राज्य सरकारले सहयोग नगरेको आरोप लगाएको क्रामाकपा द्वारा जारि बिज्ञप्तिमा उल्लेख गरिएको छ। राज्यले सहयोग गरे केन्द्र सरकारको पक्षबाट सहयोगको धनराशी पठाउने मन्त्रीले जानकारी दिएको अझ बिज्ञप्तिमा बताइएको छ। 
अर्कोतर्फ क्रामाकपाको प्रतिनिधी टोलिले आज वाणिज्य मन्त्री निर्मला सितारमणलाई पनि भेट गरेको छ। उक्त भेटघाटको क्रममा क्रामाकपाको टोलिले दार्जीलिङ पहाडको वर्तमान चियाबगानका श्रमिकहरूको अवस्था माथि जानकारी गराइएको थियो। हाल दार्जीलिङ पहाड लगायत तराई डुवर्सका चिया कमानहरू बन्द भएको कारण त्यस क्षेत्रका श्रमिकहरूले भोग्न परिरहेको समस्याबारे चर्चा गर्दै सरकारले समाधानको मार्ग खोजि निकाल्नु पर्ने माग गरिएको छ। 
हाल अल क्यामिष्ट ग्रुपद्वारा सञ्चालित चिया बगानहरू बन्द रहेको अवस्थामाथि चर्चा गर्दै त्यस ग्रुपका मालिक के.बी. सिंह हाल राज्यसर सांसद समेत रहेको बताउँदै उनलाई तृणमूल सरकारले कार्वाही समेत नगरेको चर्चा गरिएको थियो। हाल बगान बन्दको कारण बगानबाट बगानबाट मानिसहरू पलायन हुने क्रम बडीरहेको मन्त्रीलाई अवगत गराइएको थियो। 
यसक्रममा भारतका प्रधानमन्त्री नरेन्द्र विदेशमा उधोगपतिहरूसँग भेटघाट गरेर देशमा उद्योग विस्तारका कुराकानी गर्दा पनि यता देशकै चर्चित दार्जिलिङ चिया उद्योगलाई भने सरकारले हेरचाह नगरेको मंत्रीलाई जानकारी गराएको गोबिन छेत्रीले बताए। यसबारे मन्त्री निर्मला सितारमणले चियाबगानको सङ्कटलाई समाधानको निम्ति पहल गर्ने अनि यसबारे जानकारी लिनका निम्ति आफु स्वयम् दार्जीलिङ पहाड भ्रमणमा आउने आश्वासन दिएको पनि छेत्रीले जानकारी दिएका छन्।
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