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SC raps govt lawyer in Bimal Gurung case, hearing postponed till January

SC raps govt lawyer in Bimal Gurung case, hearing postponed till January
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday abruptly halted a hearing on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung, irked by the behaviour of Bengal government advocate Kalyan Banerjee.
"We have told you earlier also that we don't like such kind of behaviour. We will not hear the matter today," a bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said and adjourned the matter to the second week of January.
The bench, hearing a state government plea for recall of an earlier order prohibiting coercive action against Gurung, was upset as Banerjee tried to oppose some submissions by senior advocate P.S. Patwalia, who appeared for Gurung.
Banerjee expressed regret but the bench refused to relent and adjourned the matter.

"I was just trying to bring to the court's attention something important pertaining to the case," Banerjee, also a Trinamul MP, told The Telegraph later.
CBI petition
The CBI said on Monday that it would file a petition in the high court challenging a city trial court's order that had discharged Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case.
The decision was conveyed to the high court by a CBI counsel during the hearing of a petition by Tamang's wife Bharati against the trial court's order.
Justice Debiprasad De asked the CBI to file the plea and said the hearing would take place by clubbing the two petitions together.

GJYM slams CPRM over Teesta Rangeet Tourism Festival

Darjeeling winter festival
Darjeeling: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Monday hit back at the Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists for opposing the upcoming Teesta Rangeet Tourism Festival and advised the communists not to try and take "political benefits" of the Gorkhaland martyrs.
Arun Chhetri, the spokesman for the Gorkha Janmukti Yuwa Morcha who is allegiant to the Binay Tamang-Anit Thapa camp, said: "The CPRM's comment is most unfortunate. The CPRM should not teach us a lesson on Gorkhaland as our party has been formed to raise the demand of a separate state. If there is any hill party which has recognised the martyrs, it is the Morcha. We do not need their lessons on what the dream of the martyrs is."
The CPRM has recently issued a statement condemning the upcoming tourism festival that will start in the hills from December 27.
Govind Chhetri, the spokesman for the CPRM, had said: "The tears of the 13 martyrs have not dried and yet, the GTA is preparing for the tourist festival. Tea garden workers have been facing difficulties because of no wages for three months. But instead of giving them relief, the GTA is preparing for festivity."

The CPRM leader added: "Our party condemns the decision to organise a tourist festival at this time. The hills are in mourning and the our andolan is not yet over."
Another Morcha leader said: "We are aware of the history of Gorkhaland movement of the 1980s."
The leader was referring to the CPRM leaders, who were with the CPM during the 1986 agitation. It has been alleged that CPM leaders from the hills had opposed the 28 month Gorkhaland agitation tooth and nail.
A section of the hill CPM leaders broke away and formed the CPRM in 1997 to espouse the Gorkhaland demand.
Arun said on Monday: "It is best for the CPRM to stop extracting political benefits out of the martyrs."
The GTA, along with the state government, is holding the festival purportedly to send out a message that normality has returned to the hills and the atmosphere is conducive for tourists to visit the hills.
Tourism has been hit hard following the four-month strife in the hills.

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GNLF campaign over Sixth Schedule status

No sixth schedule no rest - GNLF
Siliguri: GNLF leaders have instructed their frontal organisations to launch a campaign over the demand for Sixth Schedule status, to be granted by the Centre, for the hills.
The GNWO, the GNLF's women wing, has been asked to hold a meeting in Darjeeling on Tuesday to chalk out their campaign plan.
Mann Ghishing, the GNLF president, declared only a week ago that Gorkhaland can be achieved only through the Sixth Schedule. He said so while attending a programme at Rohini in Kurseong.
Ghishing had also reiterated the stand before the last round of bipartite talks held with the state at Pintail village here on November 21.

"The chief minister formed the Hill Area Development Committee (HADC) after the meeting and appointed Mann as its chairman. This has put him and some other leaders of our party, who are there in the committee, to prove before party workers and supporters that they have not deviated from the principal demand. That is why, a renewed campaign has been planned across the hills and even the frontal organisations have been asked to join in it," said a source in the GNLF.
Subash Ghishingh, the founder of the GNLF, was the first to raise the statehood demand and also the demand of Sixth Schedule status for the hills.
In the recent months, the split in the leadership of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and its current silence over the statehood demand has prompted the GNLF to take the opportunity to try and garner support by harping on the Sixth Schedule issue, said observers.
"The strike has been withdrawn and the Morcha has not yet taken up fresh political activities over the statehood demand. There has been a split within the party.... the Binay Tamang lobby is working in consonance with the state government while there is hardly any prominent leader of the Bimal Gurung lobby to organise such activities," an observer said.

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Kalimpong municipality no-confidence vote on thursday

Kalimpong municipality office
Kalimpong: The chairman of the Kalimpong municipality, Suva Pradhan, on Monday summoned a special meeting of the civic board on Thursday to conduct a floor test.
Pradhan said he was calling the meeting following a written request by 14 councillors of the 23-member board seeking a vote of no-confidence against him. "A special meeting has been summoned (on Thursday) for the removal of the chairman as no-confidence motion (has been) filed by more than one-third of the existing councillors of the Kalimpong municipality," he said in a notice issued here today.
The reduced strength of the Kalimpong municipality board is 22 following the death of the member of ward 16 Barun Bhujel in end-October.
Fourteen councillors belonging to the Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha had on December 4 written to the chairman seeking a special meeting of the board to remove him from the post.

Apart from the 14, six, including the chairman, are no longer associated with any party and the remaining two belong to the Jana Andolan Party (JAP).

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मङपु लाब्दा समष्टि युवा मोर्चा पुनर्गठन

Gorkha janmukti Yuwa Morcha
गोर्खा जनमुक्ति मोर्चा लाब्दा मङपु समष्टि अधिनस्थ युवा मोर्चा पुनर्गठन गर्न यहाँको रेस्ट हाउसमा एउटा सभा सभापति एडवर्ड लेप्चाको सभापतिमा बस्यो | सभालाई मुल सचिव गगन राईले संचालन गर्दै १०५ दिने आन्दोलनले के पायौं र के कति गुमायौं भन्दै बिस्तृत जाकारी उपस्थिति समक्ष राखे | यो पार्टी परिवर्तन नाराहर बिचारको मात्र परिवर्तन हो भन्ने तिनको धारणा छ | मङपु लाब्दा समष्टिमा युवा मोर्चा प्राय: सक्रिय नै रहेको र जति पनि निष्क्रिय व्यक्तिहरु छन् ती रिक्त पदहरुमा नयाँ सदस्यहरु चयन गरिने सभाले निर्णय लियो | जुन निर्णय अनुसार सभापति बिकाश गुरुङ, उपसभाति शेखर मोक्तान, सजन थापा, सुनीत मंगर, मूल सचिव बिज्ञेन मिश्र, सहसचिव रुबेन मुखिया, ज्ञानचन्द्र पाख्रीन, प्रवक्ता अनित खाती, सांगाठानिक सचिव अर्पण राई, समीर मोक्तान, संजीव तामंग, दिव्या बोम्जन, प्रचार प्रसार सचिव विधेन प्रधान, लेखापरिक्षक विप्लव देव, कोशाधय्क्ष साइक्लोन राई, सपन प्रधान, प्रमुख सल्लाहकार एडवर्ड लेप्चा, गगन राई | कार्यकारिणी सदस्यहरु रेसेप बजारबाट निषाद लामा, सुदेश लोम्जेल, रेसेप विभागबाट प्रेम्दीप राई, रन्जुभेल्लीबाट सुनीत मंगर, शोभित गुरुङ, प्रवीण मिश्र, संजय गुरुङ, लाब्दा बस्तिबाट दिनेश मुखिया, प्रज्ञान राई, ७४ धुराबाट नयन शर्मा, सुजन राई, बिच्कमानबाट गुप्त राई, बिश्वास राई, लाब्दा विभागबाट उमेश राई, बिकाश राई, मङपुर विभागबाट अबुल राई | सभापति एडवर्ड लेप्चाले नव चयनित पदाधिकारीहरुलाई बधाई एवम शुभकामना दिंदै मङपुको बिकास र उन्नतिको निम्ति समस्त मङपुबासी एक सुत्रमा बाँधिन पर्ने समय आएको बताए | आजकै सभामा आन्दोलनको समय बङ्गाल पुलिसद्वारा पक्राउ गरिएको कर्मठ युवा मोर्चा सदस्य संजिव तामंगलाई खादा लगाई सम्मान गरियो ||

गोरामुमो जीएनडब्ल्युओ लाब्दा प्रशाखाको संसोधन

GNWO labdah
स्थानीय लाब्दा एमएसके पाठशाला भवनमा गोरामुमो लाब्दा प्रशाखा जीएनडब्ल्युओको पुरानो कमिटि विघटन गरेर नयाँ कमिटि गठन गरिएको छ | सरिता तामांगको सभापतित्वमा सम्पन्न जीएनडब्ल्युओ गठन गरियो जसमा सभानेत्री मनिता तामांग, उपसभानेत्री पुर्णिमा गुरुङ, बिमला राई, सचिवा पुनम राई, कमल कुमारी राई, रोशनी राई, कोषाध्यक्ष भूमिका तामांग, तारा राई, प्रमुख सल्लाहकारहरुमा रेजिना राई, माया तामांग, रन्जु राई आदि चयन गरिएको छ | सभामा बर्तमान पहाडको राजनीतक विषयमाथि अनि छैटौं अनुसुचि माथि मङपु शाखा गोरामुमो सभापति चमनसिंह प्रधानले महत्वपपूर्ण वक्तव्य समर्थकहरु माझ राखेका थिए | सभापति प्रधान जो विगतमा गोरामुमो अध्यक्ष दिवंगत सुबास घिसिंगको नेतृत्वमा चलेको ४० दिने बन्दको समय ८६ सालको गोर्खाल्याण्ड आन्दोलनमा सक्रिय भूमिका निर्वाह गर्ने एक कट्टर गोरामुमो समर्थक हुन् | विगत २००७ सालदेखि चलेको गोजमुमो लहरमा पनि आफु एकसुत नडगमगाई केवल गोरामुमोको रट लगाउनुमा तिनको गोरमुमोमाथि धेरै नै बिश्वास र आस्था रहेको स्पष्ट बुझ्न सकिन्छ | यसरीनै सभालाई खरसाङ ब्रान्च कमिटि सदस्य केबी गुरुङ, मङपु जोन उपसभापति अल्बर्ट तामंग आदिले पनि आफ्नो महत्वपूर्ण वक्तब्यले सम्बोधन गरेका थिए ||

सरस्वती विधालयका सूर्यम सुब्बा डा० बीआर अम्बेडकर मेघा पुरस्कारले सम्मानित

BR Ambedkar megha award
सरस्वती उच्चतर माध्यमिक विधालयका छात्र सूर्यम सुब्बा डा० बीआर अम्बेडकर मेघा पुरस्कार २०१७ द्वारा सम्मानित भएका छन् | पछौटेवर्ग कल्याण विभागका अधिकारीद्वारा प्राप्त अधिकारिक पत्र अनुसार उनी वर्ष २०१७ को माध्यमिक परिक्षामा प्राप्त प्रतिशतको आधारमा विभागद्वारा निर्धारित कोटा अनुसार छनौट भएका हुन् | यसै सुखद उपलक्ष्य विधालयकी शिक्षिका प्रभारी सिके राईले शिक्षक, अशिक्षण कर्मचारी, संचालन समिति लगायत समग्र विधार्थी समुदायको पक्षमा पछौटेवर्ग कल्याण विभाग जीटीएलाई हार्दिक आभार व्यक्त गरेकी छन् भने विभालय टपर छात्र सूर्यम सुब्बालाई शुभकामना साथै आशीर्वचनले अभिसिन्चित गरेकी छन् | उल्लेखीय सूर्यम सुब्बाले यस वर्षको माध्यमिक परिक्षामा ५३८ अंक हासिल गरि विधालयका अब्बल विधार्थी बन्ने अवसर हत्याएका थिए | उनी पठन पाठनको क्षेत्रमा लगनशील छात्र हुनका साथै एक अनुशासन प्रिय छात्र थिए | यसको अतिरिक्त साहित्य, कला र विज्ञानको क्षेत्रमा अगाध रुचि राख्ने सूर्यम सुब्बा आफ्ना गुरुजनका प्रिय साथै सहपाठीहरु माझ पनि उत्तिकै सहयोगी थिए | माध्यमिक स्तरको अध्ययानपछि हालमा उनी सन्त रोबर्ट्स विधालय दार्जीलिंगमा विज्ञान विषय लिएर अध्ययनरत छन् | उनको यस उपलब्धिमा विधालय परियार हर्षित हुनका साथै गौरवान्वित बनेको छ साथै यस सुखद अवसरमा उनलाई धेरै धेरै बधाई र शुभकामना टक्राउदछ ||

Best right age to get married

Best right age to get married
Read best and right age to get married: When we were young, the trajectory of life sounded so simple: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage” — but modern relationships are much more complicated than that. People date more partners before settling down, cohabitate and procreate without getting married… and, on the whole, marry later in life.

The Data in India: Currently, the median age in India for a man to marry is around 26; for a woman, it’s when she’s approximately 22 years old (that’s compared to the 1960s when people typically married in their early 20s, according to the Research Data).

In America: Marriage itself is at an all-time low right now in America — only 51% of Americans are currently married, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau reports, compared to 72% in 1960.

What’s the Perfect age to get married? But for people who do see marriage in their future, the debate rages on: What is the ideal age for women to tie the knot? When it comes to education, economics, personal development and childbearing goals, here are some pros and cons of getting hitched at every age.

Marrying at age 22-25

You’ve probably finished college or are on your way to getting your career off the ground by now. At this age, you’re likely tying the knot with your college or high-school sweetheart — or even the guy you met on the first day of Kindergarten or became friends with after growing up together in the same neighborhood.

Pros at Marrying at age 22-25

You and your groom are both young, so you can grow, change and move in the same direction as you grow together as a couple. You’ll be young parents if you choose to have children, and you’ll also be able to have a large family. Plus, when the kids get packed off to college, you’ll still only be in your 40s — which is young enough to embark on new adventures and rediscover yourselves as a couple, not just as other people’s parents.

Cons of Marrying at age 22-25

When you’re under 25, you might not know yourself very well — especially when it comes to what you want to do with your life and what you really believe in, both as an individual and as a couple. People’s values also change quite a bit after their idealistic, naive early 20s.

Is it Bad?

The 50% divorce rate that’s so often cited in India specifically applies to people who marry when they’re less than 20 years old; for those in the 20-23 age range, it jumps to 34% — and that divorce rate also declines again as you age. And if you choose to be a stay-at-home mom, you might find yourself lost from an identity standpoint when the kids eventually leave home.

Marrying at age 25-30

These are the fabulous, fun days of discovery where you’re finding out who you really are as a woman, what you ultimately want to do with your life, and what becomes meaningful to you personally. Dating men in their 20s and 30s will make you feel like the belle of the ball.

Pros of Marrying at age 25-30
You’re more likely to end up with someone who shares similar values as your own now that you’re more self-aware. You also have had enough time to party it up with your other single friends, travel and endure long hours at work before you “settle down” like an “old married couple” with an established social circle and career.

Cons of Marrying at age 25-30

Economically, a woman’s earning power is at its highest if she marries at age 30 or later, according to the study published online. Marrying after your 30th birthday also adds an extra money to a woman’s earning power. One risk to consider: If you take a break to focus on child-rearing now, it could take a serious toll on your career.

Marrying at age 30-35

If it’s true that 30 really is the new 20, then you’re a woman with many opportunities ahead of her. You’re secure with both your career and personal finances, and you’ve probably stopped thinking of your dates as “boys” — at this age, you’re definitely dating “men” (at least, that’s how you’re referring to and thinking about them, anyway).

Pros of Marrying at age 30-35

Not only do you know who you are and what you want out of life, you also have a good sense of what you need in a romantic partner. You’re likely to pick someone who’ll be a good life partner for you over the long-term and have a solid career in place to boot. A woman over 30 is only 8% likely to get divorced, according to marriage research.

Cons of Marrying at age 30-35

Contrary to popular wisdom, a woman’s fertility only begins to dip when she’s 28, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Between ages 30-34, a woman’s infertility issues are almost doubled from 8-15%, according to Management of the Infertile Woman but the good news is, you still have some time to deal with it if you find yourself struggling to conceive.

Pregnancy: A woman’s chance of getting pregnant only decreases from 63-52%, so if you’re still under 35, it might take you a little bit longer to start a family — but it will still probably happen, given enough time.

Marrying at age 35-40
Some of us ladies are what we like to call “late bloomers.” It takes women like us a couple of jobs to discover what we really enjoy doing to earn a living, visiting a few countries to figure out where we want to live, and dating enough men to learn what we don’t want in a romantic partner.

Pros of Marrying at age 35-40

At this age, a first marriage will also probably be your only marriage for life. And get this: When you’ve waited so long to walk down the aisle already, you can have pretty much any kind of wedding you want, anywhere you want — your parents will be so happy that you finally found The One, they probably won’t even care how much it costs… or who’s on the guest list.

Cons of Marrying at age 35-40

Trouble conceiving can be a serious issue by now, as the likelihood of infertility rises from 15-32%; at this age, you’ve only got a 33% chance of getting pregnant (as opposed to 50% when you’re under 35 years old).

Marrying at 40+

At midlife, you’re definitely an independent woman who likely boasts of having enjoyed a stellar career and a strong circle of friends to provide you with emotional support. Your dating pool has opened up to include divorced/widowed guys and single dads, and you feel like the belle of the ball all over again.

Pros of Marrying at age 40+

Your dating options may seem slimmer after 40, but you’ve almost certainly gotten any love for chasing after bad boys out of your system by now. Not only that, you’ve also likely had your fill of partying, dating, traveling, clawing your way up the career ladder and made peace with your parents and siblings — so when you do finally settle down, you will have absolutely no regrets or thoughts about missing out on some unexplored part of your life. That’s right: none!

Cons of Marrying at age 40+
If you still want to have children, you’re probably going to need professional help — but you’re financially and emotionally secure enough to handle the challenges that come with being a later-in-life parent, you’ll be just fine.

Courtesy: with inputs.