Though born in Uttarakhand, Gen. Bipin Rawat is a Gorkha by Creed. He was commissioned in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles 5/11 GR in December 1978, from IMA, Dehradun, where he was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’.
Not before and not since has any battalion launched a full scale assault employing just the Khukuri and guile alone. After getting their orders, by 5am the fierce Khukuri assault had silenced Pakistani Maj Alvi’s Bravo Company. In the mopping up, nearly 45 bodies were found scattered around the main position.
Keeping all arguments, pros and cons aside, I believe in the merits of the ‘sharing economy’. It paves the way for sustainable living and helps not only people but the planet as well. Which is why when the four-letter, app-based ride-sharing cabs were introduced, I immediately took to it. It makes me feel independent especially when travelling out of town, and free when visiting local places. I have been using it daily for about two years now. But of all the benefits, it was heartwarming to see how the ‘sharing economy’ has liberated people on the supply side as well.
Today as we complete six years of our journey, and enter the seventh we thank all of you for the incredible support, love, care, concerns, suggestions, criticisms and above all trust that have helped us to grow and strengthen.
His name is Late Trilochan Pokhrel or popularly called as ‘Gandhi Pokhrel’ or ‘Bande Pokhrel’. However the sad instance in Sikkim that hardly anyone knows him. He becomes the forgotten chapters of Sikkimese History. Late Pokhrel was born at Tareythang Busty in Pakyong sub-division of East Sikkim in the last decade of 19th Century.
Darjeeling MP Raju Bista has taken up with the Union Government the demand for the establishment of a Central University in Darjeeling, and claimed that the Human Resources Development minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, has given assurances that he would take the matter up on a priority basis.
Victoria Cross winners Netra Bahadur Thapa and Againsingh Rai are two names from the annals of history that may not ring many bells today, but…
On our part, we applaud the amazing efforts of the medical staff at Eden Hospital Darjeeling, NBMCH, Namaste Foundation volunteers, and all our readers, who joined hands to help save a life.
TheDC team sends a very warm “Shout Out” to the students and teachers of Congress Primary School, Jorebunglow. Their love and dedication for the environment, cleanliness, and beautification of our region is unparalleled.
Politically, Darjeeling-Duars never belonged to West Bengal. The region was ruled by Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal. This has been admitted by the Government of West Bengal in a White Paper published in 1986.