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Saturday, August 14, 2010

India celebrates 64th Independence day celebration...GJMM celebrates in Mungpoo.. Adivasis united... High alert...student caned...Soumya and Gorkhas humiliated by Ravi Behl

Kalimpong News wishes all a 
"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action-
Into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
Rabindranath Tagore
Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
Jawaharlal Nehru
On the eve of independence, August 15 1947.
We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!
Albert Einstein.

ABAVP state committee in low profile
KalimNews:ABAVP state committee has changed its statement regarding the matter of  supporting GJMM . In its meeting held in Mal Bazar the state committee came under strong pressure of the regional committees and conclusively supported that there is no harm in writing the letter to GJMM with the conditions raised by ABAVP.  Tirky said to the reporters that ABAVP has not supported GJMM . It is plain that  it has laid down its conditions to GJMM. The meeting was attended by state committee officials that included Birsa Tirky, President:Sukra Munda, Vice President: Tej kumar Toppo, General Secretary;Ramdev Bhagat and others. On August 25 State committee will meet again and will decide on the fate of disciplinary action against Raju Barla and others for not consulting the state committee before writing the letter to GJMM, if required stated Tirky. Meanwhile there is no difference in opinion and all other misunderstandings has been resolved stated the leaders.
Agitation of Lepcha youth Association protesting against stating all Lepchas as subject of Sikkim is suspended for the time being. In view of the Independence day it is suspended said the spokesperson of LYA.
High alert in region for I-Day- Security beefed up as militant outfits call strikes; Unity function hits hurdle
TT, Guwahati/Imphal/Kokrajhar, Aug. 14: Security measures have been beefed up across Assam on the eve of Independence Day to thwart possible attempts by militant outfits to disrupt the celebrations, while a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered from Kokrajhar district today.
“With several militant outfits trying to carry out subversive activities, the threat perception is high this year. We are taking all necessary measures to thwart such attempts,” inspector general of police P. Bhattacharyya said today.
Army personnel recovered the 5kg bomb from Malaguri near Gossaigaon in the lower Assam district this morning and apprehended a youth, Sunil Hembram.
Yesterday, security forces averted a major disaster by defusing a timer device planted at a bus terminus in Sivasagar district. The bomb was concealed in a bag and placed between two buses.
Several militant outfits, including United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa), the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) and Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), who are active in Assam, have called a general strike tomorrow.
The Northeast Frontier Railway announced cancellation of all night trains in Assam from Saturday evening until August 17, citing security reasons.
“We have decided to cancel 26 long-distance trains running in Assam at night and suspend or terminate 26 more in view of Independence Day,” NF Railway spokesperson S. Hajong said.
In Manipur, Imphal Valley is in a state of high alert in view of general strikes called by various militant groups on Independence Day tomorrow.
Security was tightened further today following recovery of an improvised explosive device (IED) by police and security forces from the Kamong area of Bishnupur district yesterday afternoon.
The IED was detected following the arrest of a cadre of the United National Liberation Front’s military wing, Manipur Peoples Army.
Police said the militant group was planning to plant and explode the bomb along Imphal-Churachandpur road on Independence Day.
The police also arrested two cadres of the United Peoples Party of Kangleipak along with one mine bomb and one 9mm pistol from two different places in Imphal West on August 12.
Various militant groups called a general strike from 1am to 6.30pm tomorrow throughout Manipur to boycott Independence Day celebrations.
CRPF, police commandos, police, Manipur Rifles and IRB personnel were deployed in large numbers in and around Imphal.
The main Independence Day function will be held at the parade ground of 1st Manipur Rifle battalion in the city.
Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh will unfurl the Tricolour at 9.30am and take salute from contingents of security agencies at the parade ground.
In Kokrajhar, the All Assam Tribal Sangha and the All Assam Tribal Youth League have decried the government’s move to appoint teachers in high schools, higher secondary and provincialised institutions and the former has decided to observe Independence Day as “betrayal day”.
As a mark of protest, the AATS today took out a rally and burnt the effigy of education minister Gautam Bora in all districts and subdivisions of the state.
Students caned for speaking to girl
TT, Howrah, Aug. 14: Two students of a Howrah school were caned by the headmaster yesterday for talking to a girl who happened to be the sister of one of them. While one boy was left with a fractured finger, the other suffered bruises on his arms and his back.
Saheb Naskar, 15, a Class IX student at Joynagar Pallisree Vidyaniketan in Howrah’s Panchla, said he was speaking to his sister, who studies in Class VI, on the terrace during the lunch break yesterday. Ranajit Ray of Class X had accompanied him.
“After the headmaster spotted us, he started caning me and Ranajit. I told him we were speaking to my sister but he did not listen,” Saheb said. He has lodged a complaint against headmaster Biplab Manna at Panchla police station.
Saheb has suffered a fracture in the little finger of his left hand. Both the boys have been left with cane marks on their back and hands. Saheb was taken to a local hospital where an X-ray confirmed the fracture. His finger has been put in a plaster.
Manna, however, said the boys had broken school rules. “The students are not allowed to leave their classrooms during the lunch break, except for going to the toilet. But I saw the duo speaking to a girl during the break,” he said.
“We strictly enforce the rule because it is not easy for just 20 teachers to keep an eye on 2,000 students,” he added.
Manna shrugged off Saheb’s claim that he was speaking to his sister. “It is difficult to know in the crowd who is a sister and who is not.”
The police have charged the headmaster with sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Rebel violence
TT, Midnapore, Aug. 14: Suspected Maoists blew up a forest beat office, set a wooden bridge on fire and killed a CPM supporter in a series of attacks over the past 24 hours in West Midnapore, days after Mamata Banerjee implored them to give up arms and come to the talks table.
Fifteen armed rebels blew up the Bhaudi forest beat office in Jhargram yesterday and kept the four staff members and the wife and daughter of one of them hostage deep inside the forest for some time. They also asked the staff, who live in quarters on the premises, to leave the place within two days.
Bijli, the wife of one of the staff members, said the Maoists blew up the office on the suspicion that the CPM was planning to set up a camp for armed cadres there.
Jhargram beat officer Amiyo Dey said the staff members would be removed from the office “because staying there would be a major threat to their lives”.
A group of suspected Maoists also set fire to a wooden bridge in Nayagram near the Orissa border.
The bullet-riddled body of a CPM supporter was found in Kotwali today. Police said Chotu Mahato, 35, had been killed by Maoists.
Soumya and Gorkhas humiliated by Ravi Behl
Kamal Pradhan:Soumya Rai makes gorkhas proud but Judge’s racial slur upsets the gorkhas. Gorkhas of different areas have expressed their disbelief and disgrunt.

An 8 year old kid –‘Soumya Rai’ bags 1st runner up title at Boogie woogie little champ dance competition, a moment of joy and bliss for the entire Gorkhas. She had been the most impressive dancer at the entire show, a very cute and smart little tiny tot.
But the final round on 13th August, 2010 brought dismay, one of the judges Mr. Ravi Behl said sarcastically hinting indirectly at Soumya, “We have to learn to handle Torches as we can at least take up the job of watchmen!” India might have made strides of development but development of mindset needs to be done. They did not even spare a little tiny tot...... runner up of kid’s championship of Boogie Woogie... Soumya Rai from Darjeeling hills ridiculed by Ravi Behl judge of famed Boogie Woogie - a dance programme of Sony entertainment.
The racial discrimination to the Gorkhas Origin is not only for the First time in India , and lots are under cover  till date ,  one remembers  the Day when RJ Nitin of Red FM Delhi splatted Prashant Tamang and the whole of Gorkha  Community  through his live show on Red FM from Delhi.
 The Second  Victim is Soumya Rai’  who bags the  1st Runners up title at Boogie woogie little champ dance competition, a moment of joy and bliss for the entire Gorkhas.
Gorkhas and other northeastern people have always been ridiculed, racially discriminated by their own countrymen and time again they had to resist such discriminatory attitude.
Saumya hails from Cedar Tea Estate of Darjeeling and is proud daughter of Ram Kumar Rai and Swarnim Rai. As her father is in Jharkhand Police they have settled in Ranchi and Soumya Rai is studying in Class III of St. Mary’s School, Ranchi. She is popular in Ranchi as a dancer and was 'Ranchi Idol’ of the year 2009. 
Independence Day in Mungpoo
KalimNews: GJMM is celebrating Independence day in Mungpoo in a befitting manner  and Bimal Gurung, President of GJMM and his team will be present. in the ceremony. P.R.Pradhan Ex Zilla Parishad Sabhadhiphati, recipient of President's Teacher Award , Ex Headmaster of SUMI will be the Chief Guest of the programme. School contingents and Band party of SUMI, Girls' HS School, Rockvale Academy, Saptashree Gyanpith will also participate along with the students of other schools of Kurseong and Darjeeling , Mungpoo and GLPs in the march pass. (Photo: Parade Rehearsal at Mungpoo on 14th August- Photo: D.K.Waiba)

Moktan refused leadership
KalimNews: Bansidhar Mittal refused to accept R Moktan as BJP Working President of Darjeeling District Committee. R Moktan formerly a champion of Darjeeling  merger to Sikkim was President of Sikkim National Front, he merged his party in BJP.

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