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आज बिहान प्राय: ९.३० बजेतिर अचानक मङपु विभाग सानो चौरस्था स्थित ठुलो बरको रुखको एउटा अंश ढलेर सडक बाधित बनेको छ | बिहान पख कुनै हावा तुफान नचली ढलेको रुखले समयलाई आश्चर्यचकित बनाएको छ | यहाँको सन्त जोसेफ स्कूल अनि चुलीथुम्का जाने बाटो अनि मन्दिरकै नजिक रहेको बरको रुख मङपुबाट कुवापानी हुँदै राष्ट्रीय राजमार्ग १० झर्ने सडक बिचमै ढलेपनि त्यस समय भाग्यवश कुनै गाडीहरु नचलेकोले कुनै दुर्घटना हुन सकेन | यसको साथै ढलेको रुखले नजिकैको एउटा घरको गेट अनि सडकको किनारमा अवस्थित चौतारोलाई केही क्षति पुराएको भए पनि अन्य ठुलो क्षति भने देखिएको छैन | यस सडक भएर मङपुबासी मात्र होइन तर दार्जीलिंगतिरबाट सिलिगुडी जाने गाडीहरु साथै तराई डुवर्सबाट दार्जीलिंग धाउने गाडीहरु पनि चल्ने भएकोले बिहानसम्म साम्य रहेको सडक अचानक रुख ढलेर थुनिएको छ | यधपि यो सडक बन्द भए पनि अर्को वैकल्पिक सडक भालुखोप भएर हाइवे झर्न सकिन्छ | स्थानीय ग्रामबासी टीबी लेप्चाले बताए अनुसार घटना स्थलमा आज आइतबार परेको कारण कुनै दुर्घटना नभएको यसकरण बताएको छ कि अन्य दिनहरुमा सन्त जोसेफ स्कुलका नानीहरु यही सडक अनि चौतारोमा हुने गरेको साथै सडकको किनारमा स्कुलमा नानी पुराउन आउने भ्यानहरु राखिने हुनाले आज ठुलो दुर्घटना साथै ज्यानको क्षति हुनदेखि बाँचेको बताएको छ | घटनापछि स्थानीय मानिसहरुले रुखलाई हटाउने कोशिश गरेपनि ढलेको रुख निक्कै ठुलो भएको कारण बन्चरोले टुक्राउन नसकिने स्पष्ट देखिएको छ भने सिन्कोना विभागभित्र आइपरेको असुविधालाई हेर्दा सिन्कोनाको पक्षबाट इलेक्ट्रोनिक आर उपलब्ध गराएर चाडै बाटो सफा राख्न सके सर्वजनहितको काम हुने देखिएको छ ||

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मङपु विभागको परिचित सिम्ले युनाइटेड बोइज क्लबको सक्रियतामा सप्ताहव्यापी सफाई अभियान अन्तर्गत आज पहिलो दिनको अभियान सम्पन्न भयो | आजको कार्यक्रममा क्लबले गाउँ मुलसडकदेखि गाउँ पस्ने कामीडाँडादेखि धारे गोदामसम्म साफ सफाई गर्यो | यस क्लबको सक्रियतालाई अझ होमाहैंसे मिलाउन स्थानीय गाउँले, केही चालकवर्ग साथै क्लबका बरिष्ठ खेलाडीहरुले पनि सहभागिता दिएका थिए | यही सफाई अभियानमा स्थानीय दिदी बहिनीहरुले पनि चिया, बिस्किट, पानी साथै काँक्रा केराआदि उपलब्ध गराई अभियानरत कर्मीहरुलाई सहयोग पुराएका थिए | अब दोश्रो दिनको सफाई अभियान भोलि अर्थात सोमबार हुने जानकारी क्लबको पक्षमा अरिफ मंगरले दिएका छन् भने उक्त दिन पुन: धारेगोदामदेखि साफ सफाई हुने भएको छ | यसैले सिम्ले युनाइटेड बोइज क्लबले त्यस दिन आफ्नो गाउँ समाजलाई केही गरौँ भन्ने सोंच राख्ने सम्पूर्णलाई नै आफ्नो सहभागिता दिनसक्ने पनि बताएका छन् | सिम्ले युनाइटेड बोइज क्लब मङपु विभागको मात्र नभएर समस्त मङपु क्षेत्रमा नै विगतदिनहरुमा विभिन्न लात्तेभकुण्डोको आयोजना गरेर प्रसिद्धि कमाइसकेको एउटा क्लब हो जसले खेलकुद संगसंगै आफ्नो गाउँ समाजको स्वच्छ वातावरण साथै अन्य सामाजिक क्रियाकलापमा पनि बिशेष महत्व राख्ने गर्छ || 

Belgium beat England in 3rd-4th place FIFA World Cup 2018
Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard were enough for Belgium to beat England in the 3rd/4th place play off match at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday. The Red Devils took the lead as early as the 4th minute and never looked like throwing away that lead. England, for whom this has been a highly successful campaign did have a couple of chances in the second half but nothing that could really trouble Thibaut Courtois. The game was put to bed by Belgium captain Eden Hazrad who scored the second goal to ensure that Belgium finish third.

Get highlights of the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Belgium and England here.

21:22 hrs IST: Full time and Belgium have beaten England 2-0 in Saint Petersburg to finish third at FIFA World Cup 2018. Thanks for joining us.
21:19 hrs IST: Three minutes of added time.
21:15 hrs IST: The game is gone for all intents and purposes for England. All the intensity of the game is gone now.
21:12 hrs IST: GOAL!!!!!! Eden Hazard scores to make it 2-0 to Belgium and kill off England.
21:08 hrs IST: A free flowing move ends up with the ball at Meunier’s feet and his thundreous attempt is well saved by Pickford. 1-0 Belgium.
21:05 hrs IST: Belgium break quickly on the counter attack and Dries Mertens cuts in but his shot is wayward.
21:01 hrs IST: England are in the ascendancy, they are getting chance after chance but just can’t beat the goalkeeper. Maguire, Dier all with good chances.
21:00 hrs IST: Brilliant from Alderweireld after Dier beats Courtois but his Tottenham teammate denies him with a superb clearance off the line.
20:57 hrs IST: Eric Dier lets one rip but it’s straight at Thibaut Courtois.
20:54 hrs IST: Interesting phase of the game with both teams finding themselves with an opportunity to score but the door is closed just before they can shoot.
20:48 hrs IST: An hour gone and Belgium have shown what a great team they are, England though have done very little. Romelu Lukaku goes off and in his place comes Dries Mertens.
20:45 hrs IST: Poor from Lukaku! his first touch is non existent and what should have been a presentable chance ends up in the arms of Pickford.
20:40 hrs IST: A brilliant free kick by Trippier is defended well by Belgium. Jan Vertonghen is the one who puts it behind for a corner.
20:37 hrs IST: Good run by Hazard but it all comes to nothing as he runs into a wall of defenders. Still 1-0 to Belgium
20:34 hrs IST: Back underway for the second half in Saint Petersburg. England have brought on Marcus Rashford and Lingard
20:17 hrs IST: Half-time and it’s Belgium who lead 1-0.
20:15 hrs IST: Two minutes of added time.
20:13 hrs IST: Nacer Chadli has gone off, Thomas Vermalen has come on in his place.
20:06 hrs IST: Close! Toby Alderweireld with an audacious attempt but it goes over Pickford’s goal. It all came from a corner. And it looks like Nacer Chadli’s game is over. His left hamstring is gone.
20:03 hrs IST: Very neat from Belgium and they are playing quick one-twos at the edge of the England area and the defenders are having to be on their toes.
20:00 hrs IST: Half an hour gone and Belgium are once again growing into the game. Tielemans takes a shot that is blocked. De Bruyne and Hazard are running the show.
19:56 hrs IST: To be fair, England have improved as the half as wore on!
19:53 hrs IST: Big miss! harry Kane should have scored, a long ball from defence lands at Sterling’s feet who finds England captain but his effort is wide. He should have done better.
19:49 hrs IST: Ruben Loftus-Cheek with a driving run into the box but his cross is poked behind. From the Resulting corner a harry Maguire header ends up straight into Courtois’ hands
19:45 hrs IST: Loftus-Cheek with a header but it is too comfortable for Thibaut Courtois.
19:42 hrs IST: Youri Tielemans has started brilliantly! He finds Lukaku whose pass finds its way to De Bruyne and his effort is kept out by Jordan Pickford’s right hand.
19:39 hrs IST: Belgium have become much the brighter of the two sides, England look very lethargic.
19:33 hrs IST: GOAL!!!!!! Belgium have taken the lead and it’s the defender Thomas Meunier. 1-0 to Belgium
19:30 hrs IST: The match has kicked off.
19:26 hrs IST: The national anthems are being sung, as always the home team first and today it’s Belgium
19:18 hrs IST: The warm ups are over and the teams are ready to come on to the field, time for national anthems soon.
19:04 hrs IST: At the 2014 World Cup, The Netherlands finished third, beating hosts Brazil 3-0.
18:51 hrs IST:The team news is in, here is how the two teams will line up today in Saint Petersburg
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Chadli; De Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard
Subs: Mignolet, Casteels, Vermaelen, Boyata, Dendoncker, Fellaini, Dembélé, Carrasco, T. Hazard, Mertens, Januzaj, Batshuayi
England: Pickford; Stones, Jones, Maguire; Trippier, Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Rose; Sterling, Kane
Subs: Walker, Lingard, Henderson, Vardy, Buland, Welbeck, Cahill, Young, Rashford, Alli, Alexander-Arnold, Pope
Referee: A Faghani (Ira)
18:27 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the 3rd/4th play off match between Belgium and England. Both teams will be looking to go out on a high after semifinal disappointment.
Harry Kane has six goals so far in the tournament, he will be looking to further tighten his grip on Golden Boot.
Kieran Trippier injured his groin in the match against Croatia and won’t be playing, Interesting to see who replaces him or if there is a change of formation.

Believe it, Brazil lifted Fifa World Cup 2018 trophy in Darjeeling
Darjeeling: Believe it. Brazil lifted the Fifa World Cup 2018 trophy in Darjeeling, which likes to call itself "The World Cup Town".
The final was played between six teams with Argentina, France, Belgium, Croatia and England completing the line-up. And if you thought that Cup finals are only played between two teams, you just need to jog your memory to 1950.
In that edition of the tournament, Brazil had lifted the Cup by winning in a league format consisting of four teams that had entered the final group stages.
On Saturday in Darjeeling, this Fifa precedent was played out to justify a final of six teams at the Fifa World Cup Open Quiz Contest 2018, held at the Gorkha Dukha Niwarak Sammelan Hall.

The open quiz contest was organised by a group of quizzers - Udaya Mani Pradhan, Prolad Roka, Lakpa T. Sherpa, Diwarkar Thapa and Jit Pradhan under the banner Megamind.
If the Samba boys had disappointed their fans all over with a quarter-final exit in Russia this year, the Brazilian team consisting of Ronhit Luitel and Arbind Kumar Prasad of Gyanoday Niketan knocked down their opponents in Darjeeling.
Accumulating a whopping 209 points, the Gyanoday boys pushed the England pair of Nawang Sherpa and Aradhya K. Yonzone - students of St Joseph's School (North Point) - to the second spot with 98 points.
Hopes are high that Croatia, which has reached the World Cup final for the first time, will lift the trophy in Russia. But in Darjeeling, the team consisting of Yogesh Thami and Ashish Tamang, who are now out of college, had to settle for the third spot.
How many teams have lifted the World Cup till now? Eight, came the answer from the Brazilian team, to a loud round of applause. The applause continued till they held the Cup.
"It feels good," gasped Luitel, admiring the trophy in their hands. "The basic objective of this event it to give a meaningful farewell to this entertaining tournament and to encourage open quizzing in town. We have taken a small step forward," said Udaya Mani Pradhan.
Nearly 50 teams had participated in the quiz, of which the six made it to the finals.

The Telegraph

 204th Bhanu Jayanti celebrated by Chumukedima Gorkha community
Dimapur, July 14 (MExN): The 204th Bhanu Jayanti, the birth anniversary of poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, was celebrated at Chumukedima Town Hall on July 13.
Acharya is popularly known as ‘Adikabi’ and remembered for his great contributions to Nepali literature, stated a press release received here. The poet has many literary works to his credit, including translation of the epic Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali, and was the “first poet ably united all through Nepali language,” it added.

Presided over by BB Sewa, president of Chumukedima Gorkha Union, the commemoration event was graced by the chairman, State Co-operative Marketing & Consumers’ Federation Ltd (MARCOFED), Dr. M Chuba Ao as the speaker.

The programme, according to the release, was a vibrant blend of the cultural grandeur of Chümoukedima which included recitations of poetry, cultural songs, dances, and band performances by various artists of the Gorkhas of Chümoukedima.


The formal session was followed by Cultural Extravaganza organized by the Chumukedima Gorkha Youth. The Chronicles Band, the only Gorkha band of Dimapur, was the guest band there.

The release informed that chairman of MACROFED, Dr. M Chuba Ao in his address expressed delight at the renewed energy and vigor with which Bhanu Jayanti is celebrated in Chümoukedima every year. The contribution of Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, he stated, is one of the most momentous contributions to language and society and that his sense of responsibility towards the society shall always be engraved in history. Culture and heritage have always been of prime importance to look towards an able and successful society, he added.

BB Sewa, president of Chumukedima Gorkha Union meanwhile congratulated all the awardees and requested all the students and the youth present to “be the pilot of their own lives” and steer themselves to success in life. He proclaimed that the “Unity in Diversity” is the strength of Chümoukedima and this cultural principle should always be maintained and followed.


At the event, HSLC, HSSLC & Graduation level students were felicitated with meritorious award for their outstanding performances in their studies.


The programme ended with awards given for various competitions and performance by The Chronicles Band.

More than 400 Gorkha community members were present to observe the celebration, it was informed.

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Darjeeling the World Cup Town
DARJEELING: Football has always been a popular sport in Darjeeling, but the picturesque hill town has embraced the 2018 World Cup with reignited passion. The flags of the 36 countries participating in Russia are in full display across Darjeeling, and the hill town has associated to the massive sporting event with a humanitarian cause.

Deven Gurung is the man who conceived the idea of Darjeeling as a World Cup Town. The inspiration was a seemingly unrelated project known as ‘clinic on wheels.’

And just how did a health clinic lead to football fever overtaking the entire hill station?

The organisers looking to put together a mobile clinic that would reach people in the far flung areas of the Darjeeling Hills needed to raise money for the project. The idea of an event centered around the World Cup emerged from the discussions, and ‘Darjeeling, the World Cup town’ soon went from being a fundraising event to a viral phenomenon that has taken over the hill station.

Let’s start at the beginning…

‘Clinic on wheels’ was conceptualised by the Darjeeling North Point School Alumni Association (DNPSAA). The organisation is involved with humanitarian work in the field of health and education. They have sponsored education of several girl children belonging to economically marginalized families. “Every year we participate in the winter camp organized by our school, St. Joseph’s School, North Point, where more than 700 children from poor families are welcomed to North Point school and imparted education and given training in various vocational activities like classical singing, dancing, origami, yoga, zumba, football training with course certificates and provide meals to them every day,” said a member of the Alumni Association.

The far flung areas of Darjeeling Hills have a huge population who cannot afford to come to the town and cities for medical check-ups and don’t have money to spend on medical tests. For them the cost of transport, doctors fees and medical test expenses is prohibitive. Due to lack of basic medical care many lives are lost. So DNPSAA in association with D&DMA came up with the ‘clinic on wheels’ project.

This is basically an ambulance vehicle fitted with a medical testing lab. This lab will be capable of providing 40 types of medical tests. The mobile clinic will visit remote areas of Darjeeling Hills with a doctor, a nurse and a lab technician. Poor people suffering from illnesses will be provided with medical care, and wherever necessary tests will be done and reports given to them then and there. They will be given proper guidance for further medical follow-up.

‘Darjeeling, the World Cup Town’ was initially thought of as a fundraising event -- with the goal being to raise enough money to set up the mobile clinic.

Deven Gurung the Man behind Darjeeling the World Cup Town
Deven Gurung the Man behind Darjeeling the World Cup Town
Deven Gurung, President of Darjeeling North Point School Alumni Association told The Citizen “First we invited heads of all educational institutions for a meeting in St. Joseph’s School on 2nd May 2018, and we shared our idea of ‘Clinic on Wheels.’ They were very forthcoming and promised to support us. They provided us the platform to talk to the students. We visited every educational institution in Darjeeling town and conducted school assemblies where we were able to sensitize the school children about the dire straits of our people living in the remote areas of Darjeeling Hills, and we shared our idea of the clinic on wheels. We appealed to every student to register for the event ‘Darjeeling, the World Cup town.’ For a registration of Rs.300/- we provided every student with a flag of the country participating in the FIFA world cup, a souvenir and a pack lunch. We instructed them to wear the jersey of the team they supported and participate in the football march with the flags they had received on registration for the event. The students were highly motivated and excited and they registered in huge numbers. We organized Cheerleading competition for the first time in Darjeeling. This drew more participation from the school children. More than 2000 students from schools in Darjeeling town registered for the event and took part in the football march.”

The organisers made it an inclusive event, and involved veteran footballers, other NGOs like MARG (who work on human trafficking), Namaste Foundation (a social service group), Shankar Foundation (working for AIDS patients), and Positive Heart Foundation. “Then other groups like ZUMBA group, Enfield bikers group, Super Bikers groups, BMX stunt group, Scooty Girls group, and many more decided to support us by voluntarily taking part in the football march. Even the common citizens came forward to participate in the event. This way the event turned out to be a citizens’ event. This made ‘Darjeeling, the World Cup town’ a mega event in Darjeeling that went viral… which shocked the world. More than 3000 students and citizens celebrated the joy of football and welcomed FIFA world cup 2018.”

“We have organised community viewing of football matches in villages of Darjeeling district. Children are so interested in the hills but lack the access,” Nirnay Chhetri, a volunteer of MARG said.

Darjeeling had never seen anything like this before. Amidst the celebration of ‘Darjeeling, the World Cup Town’, the main cause -- that of the clinic on wheels -- became almost non existent. A local shop owner said, “We are very excited about this event. Everyone here loves football.”

According to the organising committee, even though the original cause of a mobile clinic is nowhere in the headlines, the purpose has been served. The success of ‘Darjeeling, the World Cup town’ translated into raising sufficient funds to procure the vehicle that will be converted into a mobile clinic, and pay for the staff and other logistics, making the ‘Clinic on Wheels’ project a reality.

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