(from left) Tshering Ongmu, Tshogyal Dolma, Chunkula Lepcha, and Norzom Bhutia (Photo courtesy: Yawan Rai) A seven-hour bumpy drive from Gangtok takes you to Gangyap, a remote village in Sikkim and home to Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS). Built in ... India Today, 1 month ago
Moti Maya Lepcha, 88, officially a gardener without retirement, who nurtured Subash Chandra Bose's link with the hills throughout her life, breathed her last today. Family sources said Moti Maya had died of old age-related illness at the Kurseong ...The Telegraph, 2 months ago
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee might have been appreciated for announcing Rs 300 crore for setting up 15 development boards for backward communities ahead of municipal elections. But she now faces criticism from Adivasis, a community that feels left ...catchnews.com, 1 week ago
A new district of Kalimpong was today carved out of Darjeeling, which has seen separate statehood demands since 1980s, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee making the formal announcement here. Announcing a slew of development projects for the newly created ...DNA, 1 week ago
Three persons, including two retired government employees have been arrested by the CID from Darjeeling for allegedly conspiring and selling a prime plot in Darjeeling, which originally belonged to Virgina Mary Nandy, one of the first lady doctors in the ...Business Standard, 1 week ago
The Sikkim government is planning to convert an artificial lake, formed by a massive landslide in the state’s northern part in August last year, into a tourist spot. But most of the people from the Lepcha community in Dzongu argue that it is a bad idea to turn a “time-bomb” into a tourist spot, reports Athar Parvaiz. Image: Since August 2016 people of the cut-off villages are being helped by the disaster response force while crossing the lake. Photograph: Athar Parvaiz. On ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
The annual examinations of Class 10 and 12 will be conducted by CBSE from 9 March 2017, in view of the state assembly elections being conducted in five states of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. "The board has given careful consideration ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
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