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Monday, January 17, 2011

5 died in GREF truck accident near Teesta... Kumar Kanchha passed away .... Master Bibek Sharma of Sikkim receives National Bravery Award

4 GREF labourers and 1 child died
KalimNews, Kalimpong, 17 January: 5 died in an accident near Rabi Jhora of Teesta when a GREF load carrier truck fell off the road in the morning at about 10.50 am. Two women Pramila Rai 48 and Sanju Rai of Batasay Maneybhanjyang and an unidentified man died on the spot while Kumar Pradhan of Gorubathan and Rahul Chhetri 8 of Teesta died in the hospital. 
The ill fated Tata load carrier no. 00E62078X was coming from Sevoke and heading towards Malli with the labourers while it skidded off the road towards river Teesta. The injured includes the driver V.K.Singh and 8 other labourers. All are referred to Siliguri hospital for fatal injury. 
Three children also had boarded the truck of which Rahul died on way to Siliguri while Hamid Alam 12 and Raj kumar Saha 9 of Teesta were released after first aid. (Pix: Manoj Rai)

Kumar Kanchha Passed away
KalimNews : Veteran singer Kumar Kancha passed away in Mumbai on Monday. He had been suffering from paralysis caused by a spinal cord tumor for a long time and was undergoing treatment in S L Rahejha Hospital in Mahim, Mumbai. Kancha was suffering from hypertension as well. He had a massive heart attack this morning which took his life.
The voice that sang “Batashley udaai lyayo maya mero” in the movie Chino hailed from Dailekh is survived by his wife and two sons.
Nachyo Maichang or Jhalkena Jhalkena song sung by Kancha had made him most popular in music world.

Next round of Bandh starts from 18 January
PTI, Darjeeling, Jan 17: A seven-day shutdown called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, in support of its Gorkhaland statehood demand, begins tomorrow in the Darjeeling hills, with party chief Bimal Gurung indicating that an invitation from the Centre for talks is in the offing.
Gurung said, "In the next few days good news will come from Delhi."
He said at Kalimpong yesterday that the next few days would determine whether the bandh calls had put pressure on the Centre and the West Bengal government.
The GJM had earlier observed a four-day bandh from January 12 on the same demand.
Tea gardens, schools and colleges have been exempted from the purview of the bandh starting tomorrow.
Official sources said around 100 CRPF personnel have arrived here and have been stationed at Teesta Bazar in Kalimpong sub-division.

48 hrs bandh of BOBBC ends

UNI: A 48-hour bandh called by Bangla o Bangla Bhasha Bachao Committee and Amraa Bangali-- entered its second and final day today, affecting life in Siliguri in Darjeeling district but evoking partial response in Terai and Dooars. On one hand, shutters were down, markets and educational institutions remained closed and vehicles stayed off roads in Siliguri. The supporters of bandh have put up blockades at Matigara, Naxalbari and Khoribari in Siliguri sub-division.
On the other hand, vehicles were seen plying on roads and a few shopkeepers opened their shops in Terai in Darjeeling district and Dooars in Jalpaiguri district. Only a part of the markets remained closed in the areas. There had been no report of any untoward incident so far.
Bangla o Bangla Bhasha Bachao Committee president Dr Mukunda Majumder said, ''We are protesting the GJM's unreasonable demands which have become a public harassment. Bengal should not be divided.'' Close on the heels of the 48-hour bandh being organised in the areas, the GJM would organise its second phase of shutdown from tomorrow till January 25 in the hills- Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong.
GJM organising secretary Samuel Gurung said Dooars area would be kept out of the purview of the shutdown, adding the situation in the hills was different from that of in the plains.
Besides, a relay hunger strike would be organised which would be participated by different groups comprising 21 members each during the shutdown. Another GJM leader Sankar Adhikary said a relaxation had been accorded to Terai on January 19 during the second phase of the bandh.
GJM president Bimal Gurung said the organisation would carry on with its movement for a separate Gorkhaland and ruled out going for further discussions for the setting up of an interim council.
Meanwhile, tension ran high at Jaigaon along the India-Bhutan border in Jalpaiguri district where five people were yesterday injured, one of them critically, when the supporters of the 48-hour bandh being organised in Siliguri, Terai and Dooars clashed with Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters.
Four companies of CRPF personnel had been pressed into action to ensure the safety of vehicles plying on the National Highway-31, Additional Superintendent of Police J Dorji said.
Inspector General Ranbir Kumar said the CRPF would be deployed to maintain law and order in the areas during the second phase of bandh called by the GJM.
SNOWFALL IN LAVA ON 16 January 2011

National Bravery Awards: Master Bibek Sharma (Sikkim) among others
PIB, New Delhi, January 17, KalimNews: Eight children from North-Eastern states are among the 23 boys and girls who will receive National Bravery Awards for 2010 from the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at a function in New Delhi on the eve of Republic Day this year. Two Awards will be given posthumously. The Awardee will participate in the Republic Day parade.
The prestigious Geeta Chopra Award has been conferred on 13 year old Km. Jismi P.M. of Kerala who saved two children from drowning. The Sanjay Chopra Award has been given to 11 year old Master Priyanshu Joshi of Uttarakhand who saved his sister from a leopard.
Master Vishnudas K.(17 years) of Kerala, Master Moonis Khan (15 years) of Madhya Pradesh and Km. Ipi Basar (16 years) of Arunachal Pradesh have been given the Bapu Gaidhani Awards. Master Vishnudas saved two children from drowning. Master Moonis Khan saved an old man from a railway accident while Km. Ipi Basar saved two lives in a fire incident.
The other recipients are: Km. Kalpana Sonowal and Km. Rekhamoni Sonowal (Assam), Master Rahul Kurrey and Km. Parvati Amlesh (Chhattisgarh), Master Anoop. M. and Master Raj Narayanan (Kerala), Master Rohit Maruti Mulik (Maharashtra), Master Md. Nurul Huda (Manipur), Master Freedy Nongsiej and Master Lovelystar K. Sohphoh (Meghalaya), Km. Lalmawizuali (Mizoram), Master Gurjeevan Singh (Punjab), Late Km. Chhampa Kanwar and Master Shrawan Kumar (Rajasthan), Master Bibek Sharma (Sikkim), Master Uttam Kumar (Uttar Pradesh), Late Km. Shruti Lodhi (Uttarakhand) and Km. Sunita Murmu (West Bengal).
The National Bravery Award Scheme is an endeavour by the Indian Council for Child Welfare to give due recognition to the children who show exceptional courage and perform meritorious service to inspire others to emulate their example. Children will get a medal, certificate and cash under the scheme and the awardees will be granted financial assistance until they complete their schooling. The Government has reserved some seats for the awardees in medical and engineering colleges and polytechnics.
KalimNews: Bibek Sharma an 11-year-old boy from Sikkim who saved the life of a 7-year-old girl, said: "I feel very proud because I saved a life and my message is that people must help each other".
Sharma held out his arms and caught the girl who fell from the second floor of a building. Both fell onto the concrete ground and had to be rushed to the hospital to tend to their injuries. Bibek aims to become a scientist.
Reference news:
Sikkim express, 15 July 2010, GANGTOK: In a heroic deed, a VIIth standard student of Prashanti Vidya Mandir saved a seven year old child from falling from a window of a building, about 17 ft above the ground.
Eleven-year-old Bivek Sharma from Development Area in the Capital was on his way to a shop on June 15 when his eyes caught a child hanging from a window. Without losing any time, the courageous lad jumped and saved Sai Priya Sunwar from sustaining major injuries.
Sai Priya, it is informed, is suffering from autism.
“I just heard someone screaming saying that the child was about to fall from the window. When I looked up, I saw a child was about to fall, so I extended my hands to make sure that the child does not fall on the concrete stairs,” Bivek said while speaking to SIKKIM EXPRESS today.
He further said that the only thing he realised at that moment was a child falling on him.
Sai Priya who was unconscious was rushed to the hospital while Bivek managed to reach home by himself.
Bibek’s father Bhakti Prasad Sharma was amazed to hear about his son’s courage. “I had just come from office when the incident occurred, I was shocked to see that my son was crawling with pain,” said the proud father.
Sai priya was the only adopted daughter of Phalman Sunwar and Anu Sunwar of the same locality. She was adopted when she was only a month old. She is the student of Spastic Society of Sikkim.
“I felt asleep while watching TV and did not realize that the window was open, I heard a loud scream and saw that my daughter was already off the window,” Phalman Sunwar, Sai Priya’s foster father said adding “We would have lost our daughter if Bivek was not there. He is truly an angel for us,” Anu Sunwar said.
The local residents, who were in all praises for Bivek’s courage opined that he deserves State and National bravery award. 

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