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Gorkha girl scores 10 CGPA in CBSE Board exams

7:40 PM
Congratulations to Ms. Priyanka Panthi a student of DAV Public School, Dehradun for scoring a perfect 10 CGPA in her CBSE Board exams.She had prepared by her own self study at her home, by studying regularly for 5-6 hrs at home.. growing up she wants to pursue a career as a Chartered Accountant and "will prepare for C.P.T (Common Proficiency Test) from class 11 onwards..." she added


Name: Pratigya Panthi
School: D.A.V. Public School, Dehradun
Father's Name: Pt. Govind Prasad Panthi
Mother's Name: Devki Panthi




Ms. Priyanka Panthi Gorkha girl  from Dehradun scores 10 CGPA in CBSE Board exams
Ms. Priyanka Panthi Gorkha girl  from Dehradun scores 10 CGPA in CBSE Board exams
 What gives us hope is that, even though she wants to be a CA, but she also wants to work for our GORKHA samaj in its overall development... and has made education her priority to achieve her goals.

When we asked her if she has any message for our youths, she said, "I want to request our Gorkha Samaj across India, especially youth that Education is the tool for Gorkhaland by which whole world can be conquered and demand of Gorkhaland will become successful... Only youth can bring this change"

We are PROUD of you Priyanka and CONGRATULATIONS to You for upholding the Gorkha name.


Via TheDC

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha poll winning margin down by 50%

8:31 AM
Writes Vivek Chhetri

Darjeeling, May 20: In a span of five years, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's winning margin has come down by more than 50 per cent but the party says its not unduly worried.

"Whether we win by one vote or by one lakh votes, an election win is a win," said Morcha president Bimal Gurung.

The three Morcha candidates, Amar Singh Rai from Darjeeling, Rohit Sharma from Kurseong and Sarita Rai from Kalimpong, definitely won their seats by more than one vote, but five year backs, the party had won each seat by one-lakh margin.

In 2011, Trilok Dewan of the Morcha led GNLF's Bhim Subba in Darjeeling by 1,0,655 votes. Dewan had polled 1,20,532 votes against the GNLF's 13,977. In Kalimpong, Harka Bahadur Chhetri of the Morcha had polled 1,09,102 votes, while his nearest rival, Prakash Dahal of the GNLF, could garner 7,427 votes.
Bimal Gurung
The situation was slightly better for the GNLF in Kurseong, with Pemu Chhetri polling 21,201 votes. But even this could not save her from forfeiting her deposit of Rs 10,000. Rohit Sharma of the Morcha had polled 1, 14,297 votes.

This year, the Morcha won Darjeeling by 49,913 votes, Kurseong by 33,726 votes and Kalimpong by 11, 431 votes.

The victory margin dropped by nearly 90 per cent in Kalimpong. "This is not 2011 and anti-incumbency has definitely come into play," said a Morcha leader.

Right from 2014 Lok Sabha election, consolidation of opposition votes had started. In the Parliament elections, the GNLF had joined hands with the Trinamul Congress similar to this year, and Mahendra P. Lama, who is now with the Jana Andolan Party, was also in the fray.

In 2014, the anti-Morcha votes were 52,629 in Darjeeling, 42,788 in Kalimpong and 62,473 in Kurseong, taking the total number in the hills to 1,57,890. This year, the total anti-Morcha votes cast in the three Assembly segments was 1,94,699. The votes cast in favour of Morcha in the three seats, this year, was 2,50,026.

"This year, we had to brave everything, right from consolidation of opposition votes to support from development boards and then the use of district demand for Kalimpong against us. In the coming elections, these calculations will not hold true as election equations will be different," said Gurung.

He said: "We will, however, do all that is needed to address the grievances of the public even if that means making changes in the leadership."

The Morcha will have to face the civic polls later this year and the all-important GTA elections in July next year. "Four issues were instrumental in bringing the victory margin down. While anti-incumbency factor is one reason, the other reasons were formation of development boards, consolidation of opposition votes and the district issue in Kalimpong," said an observer.

Telegraph

Dooars voted for Trinamul and BJP Assembly Election 2016

8:06 AM
Dooars goes to TMC & BJP

Writes ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY & AVIJIT SINHA

May 20: The tea belt in the Dooars has voted for Trinamul and the BJP, the parties that have negligible or no trade unison base in the region for the first time.

Trinamul has won four of the five seats and the BJP bagged one.

In the past, Malbazar, Nagrakata, Madarihat, Kalchini and Kumargram were with the Left Front or the Congress.

While Malbazar and Nagrakata are in Jalpaiguri district Madarihat, Kalchini and Kumargram are in Alipurduar.

"There was a common trend in the tea belt of the Dooars and Terai. In seats where the Citu or Utuc-backed unions were strong, the CPM or the RSP used to win and in places where Intuc-backed union was strong, the Congress would win," Gopal Pradhan, the president of the Utuc-backed Dooars Cha Bagan Workers' Union, said. "This is the first time that tea workers have voted for Trinamul and the BJP."

He added: "While the BJP does not have any trade union base in the tea belt, Trinamul has many and the total support base of such unions - which claim to be affiliates of the INTTUC - is less compared to Citu, Utuc or Intuc."

Trade union leaders said the campaigns by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee and interventions by both the state and central governments had worked.

"Tea workers who used to vote for the parent parties of the trade unions have started differentiating between unions and political parties," Mani Kumar Darnal, the joint general secretary of the Intuc-backed National Union of Plantation Workers, said.

A change has also been seen in the Terai's two Assembly seats in Darjeeling district.

In Matigara-Naxalbari, Sankar Malakar of the Congress won by a margin of 18,627 votes. In Phansidewa, Sunil Tirkey of the Congress has won by 7,074 votes. In both the seats, BJP's votes have increased by around six times compared to 2011. Trinamul has increased its votes compared to 2014.

Manoj Tigga, the BJP winner from Madarihat, said tea workers had lost faith in unions. "They want state and Centre to address their issues."

Telegraph

GJM triumph: Darjeeling hills vote for Gorkhaland, reject Mamata's TMC

10:00 AM
TMC
Writes: Priyata Brajabasi

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress' might have swept West Bengal but it failed to dislodge the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in the Darjeeling hills. Despite Banerjee's attempts to gain a foothold in the hills, the GJM won all 3 constituencies in the area - Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong.

The message from the Darjeeling hills is loud and clear - the appeal for Gorkhaland is very much alive. Mamata's rigidity on the Gorkhaland issue has once again led to a near boycott of the TMC in the hills.

Roshan Giri, General Secretary of the GJM, spoke to Catch from Darjeeling.

"We were extremely confident of retaining all the 3 seats in the hills. And that is exactly what happened. We are extremely happy with the results and that people still have faith in us. People are very firm on their appeal for the state of Gorkhaland and they know we are the only party that can help them get there," he said.
Darjeeling hills vote for Gorkhaland
Darjeeling hills vote for Gorkhaland
- Amar Singh Rai of the GJM defeated TMC's Sarda Rai Subba in Darjeeling by 49,441 votes.

- Sarita Rai defeated Jan Andolan Party chief Harka Bahadur Chettri by 11,431 votes in Kalimpong.

- Rohit Sharma of the GJM won the elections from Kurseong for the second consecutive time, this time defeating TMC's Shanta Chettri by 33,726 votes.

While TMC decimated the opposition in the rest of Bengal, the party's promises of development fell on deaf ears in the hills. The party was unable to create a strong opposition to the GJM and the candidates' silence on the Gorkhaland issue evidently worked against them.

The demand for a separate state continues to be the most important factor and the distrust towards Bengal parties continues.

The decimation of TMC in the area is also an indirect win for GJM's ally - the BJP. The BJP won from Darjeeling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by allying with the GJM.

The 3 seats won by the GJM gave a sense of respectability to the BJP-led alliance in what was otherwise a mediocre performance in West Bengal. BJP could win only 3 seats in the rest of the state.

Interestingly, the CPI(M) indirectly lent support to the GJM by not putting up any candidates in the hills and asking their supporters to vote for the GJM. The Gorkha National Liberation Front's (GNLF) support to the TMC evidently did not have any effect. Shanta Chettri, a 3-time former GNLF MLA from Kurseong was comprehensively defeated by Rohit Sharma of the GJM.

Harka Bahadur Chettri, former GJM MLA from Kalimpong quit the GJM after being asked to resign from the state government in 2015. He continued his tenure as an independent MLA. Chettri founded his own party called the Jan Adolan Party (JAP) in Kalimpong in early 2016.

Chhetri was initially nominated as a TMC candidate - Mamata Banerjee had announced his name in the TMC candidate list in February. But he quickly clarified, saying that he would fight on a JAP ticket. TMC's backing however proved to be a deal breaker for Kalimpong voters who had otherwise voted for him the last time around.

The appeal of Gorkhaland is a sentimental one. GJM has used this sentiment to their advantage time and again.

Two things remain to be seen in the near future. First, how Mamata Banerjee deals with the Darjeeling hills in her second term as CM, especially given the manner her party has been rejected in the region. Second is whether the GJM is able to leverage its alliance with the BJP at the Centre to push for a separate state,


Via: Catch News

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Win is a Mandate for Hill Unity

9:02 AM
TMC
Darjeeling, Kalmpong and Kurseong 19th May 2016 The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has won all the three seats from the three constituencies in the hills, defeating the allied forces of the Jan Andolan Party, the Trinamool Congress and the Gorkha National Liberation Front. However, the victory margin was a far cry from what the party had achieved in the 2011 Assembly election.

- Amar Singh Rai, the GJM candidate from Darjeeling, polled 95,386 votes to defeat his closest rival Saradha Subba of the TMC by a margin of 49,913 votes, with her polling 45,473.

- In Kurseong, GJM candidate and former MLA Rohit Sharma got 86,947 votes as against 53,221 polled by TMC candidate Shanta Chhetri, with the win margin standing at 33,726 votes.

- Kalimpong witnessed a close fight between GJM candidate Sarita Rai and JAP president Harka Bahadur Chhetri, with the former garnering 67,693 and the latter 56,262 votes. Rai managed to win by a margin of 11,431 votes.

Thursday evening saw euphoric scenes in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong as GJM supporters who had gathered near the counting centres started singing and dancing after the results were announced. In Darjeeling, GJM supporters burst firecrackers and distributed sweets. In Kalimpong, GJM president Bimal Gurung walked nearly 2km from the counting centre to Dambar Chowk distributing sweets, and in Kurseong, GJM supporters gathered at the railway station to celebrate and savour the moment of victory.

Bimal Gurung after  Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has won all the three seats from the three constituencies in the hills
Bimal Gurung after  Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has won all the three seats from the three constituencies in the hills
The GJM welcomed the victory but party leaders appeared a bit thoughtful with the margin of win as in the previous election, each party candidate had won resoundingly over their rivals, by at least 1 lakh votes. The GJM president though reacted realistically to the outcome saying there were several things to be addressed. “We were confident about our victory as the people are with us. A win is a win nonetheless irrespective of the margin. However, we will definitely identify our lapses and mend them,” said Gurung in Kalimpong.

The GJM chief also congratulated TMC chief Mamata Banerjee for retaining power and expressed hope that the two sides could work together for the welfare of the hill people. Meanwhile, Chhetri, the JAP candidate and party president, expressed optimism at the outcome. “In such a short span of time we have received good response from the people. We could have fared better had the election been conducted fairly. However, our party was not formed for elections and as such we will continue to work for the people,” Chhetri said, adding his party would contest all elections in the hills henceforth.

Amar Singh Rai said, “We respect the decision of the people but we have observed that votes in favour of the opposition have increased in comparison to previous polls.” Political observers said the lower victory margin for the GJM was the outcome of several factors and it has cast a shadow on the GJM even in victory. “Overall, the GJM’s vote bank was affected by the formation of the community development boards and the TMC-JAP- GNLF alliance. In Kalimpong, the JAP played the separate district card to their advantage and managed to snatch votes,” an observer said.


Via: ECOI

Gorkha candidates who won Assembly Election 2016

9:45 PM
Assembly Election 2016 have elected 2 gorkha MLAs from Assam and 3 from West Bengal Assemblies. Following are the Gorkha candidates who won Assembly Election 2016. MLA Bhaskar Sharma and Ganesh Limbu Lunga from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are two new first time Gorkha Member of Legislative Assembly. They replace heavy weight Congress leaders Pradyut Bordoloi and Tanka Bahadur Rai from Margherita and Barchalla Sonitpur constituencies of Assam.

Ganesh Limbu (BJP) from Barchalla Constituency of Assam
Congratulations to Ganesh Limbu of BJP for winning from Borsala constituency by a huge margin of 23682 votes. Now Assam Assembly have 2 Gorkha MLAs.Tanka Bahadur Rai for Indian National Congress got 30230 vots from the constituency.

Bhaskar Sharma (BJP) from Margherita Constituenc Assam
Bhaskar Sharma for winning from Margherita constituency ‪‎Assam‬ by a huge margin of 22744 votes. The second highest number of votes was obtained by Pradyut Bordoloi for Indian National Congress.

Amar Rai Gorkha Janamukti Morcha Darjeeling Constituenc West Bengal
Amar Rai, Darjeeling Municipal Chairman, secured  95386  votes and won by 49913 votes in Darjeeling where TMC Sarad Rai Subba got 45473 votes.
Gorkha candidates who won Assembly Election 2016
Gorkha candidates who won Assembly Election 2016
Sarita Rai Gorkha Janamukti Morcha Kalimpong Constituency West Bengal
GJM‬ candidate Sarita Rai with 67693 votes Won by 11431 vote at ‪Kalimpong‬ Constituency where she had to face a tough fight from former MLA Dr Harka Bahadur Chettri Jan Andolan Party (JAP) with around 56262 votes.

Dr. Rohit Sharma Gorkha Janamukti Morcha Kurseong Constituency West Bengal
Dr. Rohit Sharma was able to retain his Legislative Assembly seat. Dr Sharma got over 86947 and comfortably won by 33726 votes. Shanta Chhetri for All India Trinamool



Gorkha Janamukti Morcha Wins all 3 Hill Constituencies in Assembly Election 2016

3:15 PM
19th May 2016 Gorkha Janamukti Morcha has won all three Hill Constituencies, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong in Assembly Election 2016.‎ Morcha candidates Amar Rai won from Darjeeling Dr Rohit Sharma won from Kurseong and Sarita Rai from Kalimpong.

Amar Rai, Darjeeling Municipal Chairman, secured  95386  votes and won by 49913 votes in Darjeeling where TMC Sarad Rai Subba got 45473 votes.

GJM‬ candidate Sarita Rai with 67693 votes Won by 11431 vote at ‪Kalimpong‬ Constituency where she had to face a tough fight from former MLA Dr Harka Bahadur Chettri Jan Andolan Party ( JAP) with around 56262 votes.

Similarly, In Kurseong  Dr. Rohit Sharma was able to retain his Legislative Assembly seat. Dr Sharma got over 86947 and comfortably won by 33726 votes. Shanta Chhetri for All India Trinamool Congress got around 53221 votes from the constituency.
 GJM candidates Amar Rai won from Darjeeling, Dr Rohit Sharma won from Kurseong and Sarita Rai from Kalimpong.
 GJM candidates Amar Rai won from Darjeeling, Dr Rohit Sharma won from Kurseong and Sarita Rai from Kalimpong.

With GJM winning in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong, Congress is winning in Matigara, Phansidewa and Islampur and CPI(M) winning in Siliguri there is no trace of TMC in Darjeeling District.

The tie up of GJM & BJP secured the alliance a total of seven seats in West Bengal, the best so far for BJP in the state. While BJP won Kharagpur and Baisnabnagar, its alliance with GJM sealed the victory in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong, Kalchini and Madarihat.


Darjeeling Vidhan Sabha (Assembly) Election Live Result 2016

11:08 AM
Darjeeling (West Bengal) Vidhan Sabha/ Assembly Election 2016 Live Vote Counting Result Party wise Results Winner Candidate Polling Booth Constituency wise Counting Results on 19th May 2016.

Darjeeling Vidhan Sabha constituency is the 23rd constituency of West Bengal. It falls under the Darjeeling district. It is an open type seat.  This seat was won by Amar Singh Rai of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) who defeated the ruling governing party of the state, All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) in the year 2011. The seat was won by Amar Singh Rai against Sarda Rai Subba of AITMC.




GJM candidates Amar Rai won from Darjeeling, Dr Rohit Sharma won from Kurseong and Sarita Rai from Kalimpong.

West Bengal Assembly Election  - Darjeeling Final Result declared
Last Updated at 5:00 pm On 19/05/2016
AMAR SINGH RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 95386 votes
SARDA RAI SUBBA - All India Trinamool Congress 45473 votes

AMAR SINGH RAI Gorkha Janmukti Morcha won by 49913 votes

Last Updated at 1:17 On 19/05/2016
AMAR SINGH RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 91852 votes
SARDA RAI SUBBA - All India Trinamool Congress 43716 votes

AMAR SINGH RAI Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leading SARDA RAI SUBBA All India Trinamool Congress by 48136 Counting In Progress

Last Updated at 12:04 On 19/05/2016
AMAR SINGH RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 68033 votes
SARDA RAI SUBBA - All India Trinamool Congress 30684 votes
AMAR SINGH RAI Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leading SARDA RAI SUBBA All India Trinamool Congress by 37349 Counting In Progress

Last Updated at 11:52 On 19/05/2016
AMAR SINGH RAI Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leading SARDA RAI SUBBA All India Trinamool Congress by 35805

Last Updated at 11:46 On 19/05/2016
AMAR SINGH RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 60810 votes
SARDA RAI SUBBA - All India Trinamool Congress 26852 votes

Last Updated at 11:16 On 19/05/2016
AMAR SINGH RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 53348 votes
SARDA RAI SUBBA - All India Trinamool Congress 22549 votes


West Bengal Assembly Election - Kalimpong Final Result declared
Morcha Candidate Sarita Rai Won by 11431 vote at Kalimpong Constituency
Last Updated at 2:34 On 19/05/2016
SARITA RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 67693 votes
HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI - JAP 56262 votes
Morcha Candidate Sarita Rai Won by 11431 vote at Kalimpong Constituency

Last Updated at 1:17 On 19/05/2016
SARITA RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 64662 votes
HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI - JAP 54911 votes
Morcha Candidate Sarita Rai lead by 9751 vote at Kalimpong Constituency

Last Updated at 12:04 On 19/05/2016
SARITA RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 51930 votes
HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI - JAP 48057 votes
SARITA RAI Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leading HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI JAP by 3873 Counting In Progress

Last Updated at 11:46 On 19/05/2016
SARITA RAI Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leading HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI JAP by 2745 Counting In Progress

Last Updated at 11:34 On 19/05/2016
SARITA RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 43899 votes
HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI - JAP   41192 votes

Last Updated at 11:16 On 19/05/2016
SARITA RAI - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 40219 votes
HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI - JAP   37860 votes


West Bengal Assembly Election - Kurseong Final Result declared
Last Updated at 5:00 pm On 19/05/2016
ROHIT SHARMA - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 86947 votes
SHANTA CHHETRI - All India Trinamool Congress 53221 votes

ROHIT SHARMA Gorkha Janmukti Morcha wopn by 33726 votes

Last Updated at 1:17 On 19/05/2016
ROHIT SHARMA - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 65605 votes
SHANTA CHHETRI - All India Trinamool Congress 40225 votes

ROHIT SHARMA Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leading SHANTA CHHETRI All India Trinamool Congress by 25380 votes Counting In Progress

Last Updated at 12:10 On 19/05/2016
ROHIT SHARMA - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 45610 votes
SHANTA CHHETRI - All India Trinamool Congress 25031 votes
ROHIT SHARMA Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leading SHANTA CHHETRI All India Trinamool Congress by 20579 votes Counting In Progress

Last Updated at 11:40 On 19/05/2016
ROHIT SHARMA - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 34271 votes
SHANTA CHHETRI - All India Trinamool Congress 16742 votes

Last Updated at 11:22 On 19/05/2016
ROHIT SHARMA - Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 24374 votes
SHANTA CHHETRI - All India Trinamool Congress 13187 votes


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Last Updated at 11:04 On 19/05/2016
West Bengal - Darjeeling Counting In Progress

Candidate                                Party                                                  Votes
AMAR SINGH RAI                 Gorkha Janmukti Morcha                  49065
SARDA RAI SUBBA              All India Trinamool Congress            20929
GOVIND CHETTRI                Independent                                        4201
ASHOK KUMAR LEPCHA    Gorkha Rashtriya Congress                1661
None of the Above                    None of the Above                             2416


Last Updated at 10:58 On 19/05/2016
West Bengal - Kalimpong Counting In Progress

Candidate
Party Votes
SARITA RAI Gorkha Janmukti Morcha 37086
HARKA BAHADUR CHETTRI Independent 34940
KISHORE PRADHAN Independent 3233
AMAR LOKSOM Gorkha Rashtriya Congress 1867
BHRIGU NATH GUPTA Independent 1005
None of the Above None of the Above 1993



Last Updated at 10:52 On 19/05/2016
West Bengal - Kurseong Counting In Progress

Candidate                                Party                                          Votes
ROHIT SHARMA                    Gorkha Janmukti Morcha          19604
SHANTA CHHETRI                All India Trinamool Congress    11519
ARUN KUMAR GHATANI    Independent                                  3877
DHURBA DEWAN                 Gorkha Rashtriya Congress          1129
None of the Above                  None of the Above                       1748

10:30 am
GJMM is Leading with 879 votes at Kalimpong Constituency
GJMM is Leading with 5220 votes at Kurseong Constituency

10:00 am
GJMM is leading with 6659 votes at Darjeeling Constituency
GJMM is Leading with 4080 votes at Kalimpong Constituency
GJMM is Leading with 4120 votes at Kurseong Constituency

9:00 am
In Darjeeling
GJMM 3139
TMC 3161
CPRM 306
GRC 138
NOTA 247


GJMM is Leading with 3998 votes at Kalimpong Constituency
GJMM is Leading with 1730 votes at Kurseong Constituency



Gurung (GJM) - Harka (JAP) both confident on wining in Kalimpong Assembly Election

9:25 AM
Vivek Chhetri

Darjeeling, May 17: Bimal Gurung will be in Kalimpong, the home turf of hill rival Harka Bahadur Chhetri, on May 19 when the votes will be counted and Bengal's fate be made known.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha did not explain Gurung's move to leave for Kalimpong today and stay put till the counting is done, but sources in the hills said the focus on Chhetri's backyard betrayed Gurung's unease regarding the Kalimpong seat from where his one-time party colleague is contesting.

Gurung and Chhetri had a public falling out after which the Kalimpong-based leader floated the Jan Andolan Party (JAP) that allied with Trinamul for the elections.

Sources in the Morcha, however, said Gurung who had earlier said that he "would dance at Motor Stand (in Kalimpong) on the counting day" suggesting that his party's victory was certain, was still confident about the party's performance.

Today, Gurung took a circuitous route to reach Kalimpong. "He left for Mirik and attended a prayer meet for B.K. Rai, a central committee leader of the Morcha and a former DGHC councillor from Mirik, who died recently. Gurung headed for Kalimpong late in the afternoon," said a source.
Harka Bahadur Chhetri
From the left Harka Bahadur Chhetri and Bimal Gurung 
After visiting Mirik, 35km from Darjeeling, Gurung returned to Jorebunglow and then he took the Peshok Road to go to Kalimpong, covering a total distance of around 110km.

The distance between Darjeeling and Kalimpong is around 45km.

Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri accompanied Gurung to Mirik and returned to Darjeeling from there.

"The fact that Gurung will be in Kalimpong, instead of Darjeeling, on the counting day indicates that the Morcha has been uneasy about the JAP," an observer said.

In the 2011 Assembly elections, Chhetri, who was then the Morcha candidate from Kalimpong, had won by a margin of over 1 lakh votes.

This time Chhetri, who quit the Morcha in September last year and floated the JAP, is contesting against Morcha's Sarita Rai in Kalimpong.

Going by the crowds that the JAP leader has attracted during the campaign, the contest could be a close call.

Sources said the Morcha leadership has accepted that the party's winning margin will come down drastically this time. "Our internal estimates suggest a winning margin of around 15,000 votes," said a hill party leader.

A Morcha source mentioned Gurung's promise to dance at the Kalimpong Motor Stand and said: "That is why he left for Kalimpong."

According to Morcha sources, Gurung has "strictly" told all elected GTA Sabha members not to leave their respective constituencies on the counting day.

"He has issued an express directive to all elected GTA Sabha members not to leave their constituencies," said a party leader who could not, however, explain the thought behind the directive.

The newly-formed JAP, which is facing the nine-year-old Morcha in its stronghold, also sounded confident of a victory.

"We are confident of winning Kalimpong," said Amar Lama, a bureau member of the JAP.

Chhetri's party is certain that their success in Kalimpong would have a cascading affect in expanding their strength in Kurseong and Darjeeling subdivisions - two areas where the JAP has not made any significant inroads so far.


Via Telegraph

Rueben Memorial School (RMS) 100 % Success in West Bengal School Board Examinations 2016

6:46 PM
Rueben Memorial School (RMS) which is located almost 25 kms away from Darjeeling town, in the remote and peripheral region in Chongtong tea estate has secured 100% results in the West Bengal School Board Examinations 2016. The school which is celebrating her Silver Jubilee this year, has maintained this trend since 2001, the year when her first batch of students wrote their class 10 board examinations. Only two students had appeared in the exams then.

This year fifty students had appeared for class 10 Madhyamik Examinations and all of them attained success. The highest score was 73 per cent. In the +2 level RMS has only Humanities/Arts department. This time twenty-one Arts students had appeared in the West Bengal Higher Secondary Board Examinations. Out of 21 candidates, 19 of them secured first class while 2 were graded second division. Amon Tshering Sherpa was successful in securing 86 per cent while the lowest secured percentage was 56 per cent.
Rueben Memorial School (RMS) 100 % Success in West Bengal School Board Examinations 2016
Rueben Memorial School (RMS)
Despite of many barriers and drawbacks of a life in tea garden, the socio-economic hardship and grassroot political disorders, these students have proved their worth and commitments towards their studies and future. They have gratified their families, school and society at large and made everyone feel good and proud. These motivating students have literally proved the phrase "where there is a will, there is a way" and have armored themselves with 'education' - which according to Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai, 'is the greatest weapon of the modern times that has the power to transform the world'.

On this occasion, the Ruebenian Family including our teaching and non-teaching staffs would take the opportunity to congratulate all the successful students of the school and region for their success and wish them good luck for their future endeavors.

Submitted by Rueben Memorial

INDIAN GORKHAS 10th 12th Board Exam TOPPERS LIST 2016

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The results are out for board exams,  ISC exams, Madhyamik  and ICSE 2016 and here are the toppers from the Indian Gorkha community across the country.

Mrinal Pradhan, Scored 98.75% in ISC, Mrinal Pradhan of St. Joseph's School, Darjeeling for scoring 98.75% in ISC exams and standing 2nd topper in West Bengal.The fact that he didn't take any tuition for his finals is what sets him apart. We are proud of you Mrinal and CONGRATULATIONS to You and North Point for upholding the Gorkha name.

Devika Rai Potential Hill Topper
TheDC team sends our Congratulations to Ms. Devika Rai a student of St Joseph's Gitdabling who appeared exams from St George's HS Pedong for scoring 86.6% in Madhyamik and for being the potential topper among all hill students. We are writing "Potential" as we are yet to get complete update from all the hill schools and not even DI office is aware of who topped in the hills, however Devika has likely scored the highest among all hill students.
INDIAN GORKHAS 10th 12th Board Exam TOPPERS LIST 2016
INDIAN GORKHAS 10th 12th Board Exam TOPPERS LIST 2016
Manisha Tamang Scored 82% in Madhyamik -
Highest Among Nepali Schools, our Congratulations to Ms. Manisha Tamang of Dr. IB Thapa Nepali School, Siliguri for scoring 82% in Madhyamik and for being the topper among Nepali medium schools.Her achievement is highly praiseworthy and inspirational as one of our readers Mr. Pradeep Pradhan explained, "She was raised up in an orphanage children's home in Siliguri though not an orphan. Coming from a poor family didn't prevent her from excelling in her studies. Manisha went to Bhanubhakta Primary School School up to class 4 and then to Dr. IB Thapa Nepali School."

Sahil Pradhan and Supal Rai
Congratulations to Sahil Pradhan a student of St Robert's School, Darjeeling for scoring 85% in Madhyamik and for being the sub-division topper, and Supal Rai of Vidya Deep Educational Institute of Parbong, Pulbazar Bijanbari who appeared for exam from Chongtong High School for scoring 82.28% and emerging as Bijanbari Valley topper.Both Sahil and Supal are amazingly talented students, and the achievements of Supal is more praiseworthy as he comes from a small rural school and yet has managed to score such a high marks through his grit, determination and scholarship.We are PROUD of you Sahil and Supal and CONGRATULATIONS to You and St. Robert's, and Vidya Deep School for upholding the Gorkha name.

Anurag Mukhia and Aayush Raj Chettri
TheDC team sends our Congratulations to Anurag Mukhia of Himali Boarding School, Kurseong and Aayush Raj Chettri of Pinehall Academy, Soureni Mirik for scoring 95.25% in ISC, and 94.2% in ICSE.Both Anurag and Aayush come from the tea gardens and while Anurag is from Ringtong below Sonada, Aayush is from Soureni. Coming from rural areas and achieving such high marks in ISC and ICSE shows their grit, determination and scholarship.

Snigdha Pradhan of Loreto Convent School, Darjeeling for scoring 96% respectively in ICSE. It is noteworthy that Snigdha didn’t take any tuition in preparations for her finals

Suman Sharma of Sunshine School, Birpara for scoring 94% in ISC.
What sets Suman apart from other students is that he comes from a very humble family from Makrapara, one of the more impoverished regions in Dooars. Coming from a economically backward family and achieving 94% in ISC shows his grit, determination and scholarship.

Kritisha Pradhan from Lewis English School scored 90% in ICSE
"Kritisha Pradhan of Lewis English School Scored 90% in ICSE. She is daughter of Krishna Pradhan and she is from Panighatta."

Abigail Rai 92% Nagaland 
Abigail Rai From Queen Mary Higher Secondary School Mokokchung District of Nagaland State. The only Gorkha Girl who has bagged Rank 4 (Top-4) securing 92% Science Stream, in the recent Exam of NAGALAND BOARD OF SCHOOL EDUCATION.NBSE.

Pravish Chteri from Nagaland scores 93.83% in HSLC
Mr.Pravish Chetri from ‪‎Kohima‬ Nagaland who has Secured-93.83% and Bagged Top-18 in Class-10 (Matriculation) in the recent Exam of Nagaland Board of School Education (HSLC).

Sidhhart Chhetri from Banarhat scores 96% in ICSE
Sidhhart Chhetri a student of Sarwan Memorial School, Banarhat for scoring 96% in ICSE.Sidhhart comes from Palashbari tea garden and is an amazingly talented student, and given that he comes from a small rural school and yet has managed to score such a high marks through his grit, determination and scholarship.

Dawa Sherpa 89% and Urgen Sherpa 87% in HS from St. Robert's School Darjeeling 
St. Robert's School Darjeeling Dawa Sherpa with 89% and Urgen Sherpa 87% in Higher Secondary exams tops GTA region in Higher Secondary Examinations 2016. Dawa Sherpa has topped in HS Science stream with 89% and Urgen Sherpa has topped the Arts stream with 87% in Higher Secondary exams.In addition to Dawa Sherpa other St. Roberts students Subhash Tamang has scored 87.4%. Shailendra Pradhan has scored 85.2% and Sangay Tamang has scored 82%.

Prachi Chhetri scored 95.4% in 12 Commerce CBSE from Jharkhand
Gorkhali Daughter Miss Prachi Chhetri, Daughter of Sri Santosh Chhetri from Ranchi, Jharkhand, Scored 95.4% in 12 Commerce from CBSE Board.

Sushmita Rai Scored 90.02% in 12 Commerce CBSE from Ranchi
Sushmita Rai (Kuki), D/O Sri Subodh Rai Scored 90.02% in 12 Commerce from CBSE Board.

With Input from TheDC, Gorkha Youth, Ranchi

West Bengal Madhyamik results to be announced on May 10

8:34 PM
The Madhyamik and Higher Secondary examinations results will be published on 10 May and 16 May respectively after the completion of the six phases of Assembly election in the state, following the order of the Supreme Court that results must be published by 10 May.

While the Madhyamik examination had commenced from 1 February and ended on 10 February, the HS examination was held from 15 to 29 February. Last year the Madhyamik results were published 74 days after the completion of the examination. This year the Madhyamik results are being published 90 days after the completion of the examination.
West Bengal Madhyamik results to be announced on May 10
West Bengal (WB) Madhyamik/WBSSE
The HS results, on the other hand, are being published 76 days after the examination. The process of declaring the results may have been delayed due to the ongoing Assembly elections in the state, an official of the Board said. The examiners of Madhyamik as well as the HS examination had completed correction of 90 per cent of the papers by mid-April, the official informed.

You can check you Madhyamik result online Here


Via: SNS

LEFT FRONT WINS SILIGURI MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ELECTIONS

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TMC
The left front has come back from the brink to establish itself as the leading party in SMC elections. Undoing the TMC wave that has pretty much decimated opposition elsewhere, the Left Front has managed to win comfortably across the various wards it contested.


What is shocking is not the Left Front win but the dismal performance by BJP where from only a year ago, it had won in 22 of the wards during the MP elections. Back then the Left front had only won 3 seats.
SCM vote result 2015
Pic via - ilovesiliguri.com
As expected Congress did not perform well, and it is lucky to have won the 4 seats.

However the loss is a body blow to Minister Gautam Deb who will now have a lot to answer for. One almost wishes one were a fly when that dreaded Mamata-Gautam meeting happens.

Here is the final results.

LEFT FRONT: 23
TMC: 17
BJP: 2
CONGRESS: 4
Independent: 1

Source: TheDC

Girl who sells momos scored 66 % in CBSE, worried about further studies expense

8:48 AM
Alipurduar, May 21: A 17-year-old girl from Santlabari near here, who sells momos to earn a living, and travels 37km every day to reach her school, has scored 66 per cent in Class X CBSE exam — the highest ever score by a student from the area.


Deepa Rai prepares momos at her shop in Santlabari near Alipurduar  on Wednesday
Deepa Rai prepares momos at her shop in Santlabari near Alipurduar
on Wednesday. Picture by Anirban Choudhury
Deepa Rai is now worried as she cannot afford to pay the fees for for further studies. “The major hurdle for me now is that is my father is not ready to allow me to continue my studies because of poverty,” she said.

Four other students Rabi Lama, Anup Chhetry, Swarup Mongar and Biki Lama, from Santlabari have also passed their Class X board exams. They are all from Little Flower School in Alipurduar. The higher secondary school has not taken any tuition or bus fees from them as they come from lower income families. The fees for the school is Rs 1,000 a month.

Santlabari has only one school, AGOP Academy, which is run by a private trust which charges Rs 50 a month from students and provides education till Class VIII.

Deepa and the four boys from Santlabari in Jalpaiguri district, around 30km from here, leave their home at 6.30am everyday to go to school. They walk at least 5km to reach Jayanti More through the Buxa Tiger Reserve and then take an autorickshaw upto Rajabhatkhawa.

From Rajabhatkhawa the students take another auto rickshaw to reach Damanpur in Alipurduar town. From there, the school bus takes them to the institution. They take the same route to come back home.

“We attend school after facing a lot of hardships every day as we stay in a remote area where there is no transport. Many times when we are coming back home in an auto rickshaw through Buxa Tiger Reserve, our vehicle has to stop because of animals like elephants, bison or a deer come in the way and we reach our homes by 9pm,” said Deepa.

“On those days, I cannot not sell momos and we have to face losses. My father concentrates on cultivation and me and my elder sister run the shop. My elder sister Hema, 30, runs the shop alone when I go to school. After returning from school around 7pm, I prepare momos and sell them,” she said.

Deepa’s mother died when she was two years old. Her father owns a small shop which sells potato chips, cold drinks and biscuits. Deepa sells 12 momos at Rs 20 a plate. She prepares 200 momos on an average everyday and makes around 1,000 momos a day on holidays.

Deepa said her family earns around Rs 6,000 per month. “I have to pay Rs 60 everyday to autorickshaws which is around Rs 1,500 per month. This amount is quite big for us.”

Sandeep Karkun, the director of Little Flower School, Alipurduar, said: “These five students from Santlabari are very well mannered and good in studies. In the higher secondary, we will try to extend support to them.

Source: Telegraph

 
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