Now corruption fingers on NDB chairman

Mukesh Sharma
Firoz Pradhan
Allegations of corruption in Newar Development Board (NDB) has now emerged just a day after few individuals claiming to be members of Kami Development and Cultural Board cried foul
over the functioning of its chairman and vice-chairman.

Firoz Pradhan one of the NDB executive board members today alleged board president Sunil Pradhan not being transparent in his execution of duties. Firoz alleged Pradhan of manhandling him
when he reportedly questioned Pradhan for the reason behind not informing him about a board meeting on 30th March.

“I along with few other board members approached Pradhan asking him why we were not informed of the March 30 board meeting.

However, Pradhan along with his goons manhandled us” Firoz alleged. He said that an FIR against the accused was also filed on March 30 at the Sukna police outpost.

The NDB was allotted funds for construction of houses for 200 beneficiaries in Kalimpong but the board passed allotment orders for only 44 houses, Firoz informed.

 Meanwhile, NDB vice president Deepak Pradhan during a telephonic conversation corroborated the allegations leveled by Firoz against the board chairman. However, the chairman couldn’t be contacted.

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Kami Dev & Cultural Board member alleges corruption in the Board

Kalimpong, 02 Apr:
Kami Development and Cultural Board member, Subodh Khati, today alleged corruption in construction houses of beneficiaries from the community.
Mr Khati, along with his team, today accused that the Board chairperson, KB Baraily, vice-chairperson Yakin Lamichaney and Member Secretary of the Board, the SDO Kalimpong, of being involved in the said corruption.
Mr Khati said, “We have the sought a list of 500 beneficiaries whose houses were supposedly completed in 2017 and utilization certificates submitted to government. These constructions were done only on paper.”
He added that when they verified the list, they found that only 300 houses had been completed, and in 150 cases, construction was still underway and for 50 beneficiaries, work had not even begun. Utilisation Certificates had however been submitted for all of the, he added.
The list of 500 beneficiaries was secured through an RTI application.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the Kami Development and Cultural Board chairperson said that Subodh Khati and his team had resigned last year during the agitation.
“Now, they want to come back but they cannot be reinstated hence they are leveling these allegations. He claims that construction material was diverted during the agitation, which is true because many beneficiaries said they lacked space for unloading the material. We have nothing to hide which is why we gave the answer to the RTI application,” he said.

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NBSTC starts Siliguri-Delo bus service

Mukesh Sharma
April , 1
North  Bengal State Transport Corporation(NBSTC)  has started Siliguri-Delo  bus  service via  Kalimpong  for  which 30-seater  bus  has  been pressed  into  service.  The bus  will  leave  NBSTC
Siliguri depot at 6.30 am,reach  Kalimpong   at around  9  am  and  halt  for half-an-hour  at  the  motor stand  before  heading  to Delo.   

Local   passengers will  be  charged  a  fare  of Rs.  10  from  the  motorstand to Delo.  Many stu-
dents from Jalpaiguri  Engineering College were seen  taking  the  Siliguri-Delo   service   inaugural bus run. A passenger from Siliguri  who  every Sunday   visits   the   Dr.Graham’s  Homes  School which  is  located  on  theway to Delo today said, “I am     thankful     to     the NBSTC  for  starting  this bus service. Earlier, I had to  pay  around  Rs.  200  as local  taxi  fare  from  the motor     stand     to    Dr.Graham’s  Homes  School but  today  I  reached  the school paying a total fare of  Rs.  105  from  Siliguri!This  bus  service  saved both  my  fare  and  time”.

Many  local   passengers  were  also  seen  taking  the bus midway from Delo to the    motor    stand    and appeared  jubilant  stating that  they  had  to  pay  only a  bus  fare  of  Rs.  10  as compared  to  Rs.  30  in local taxi.    

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12 year old pregnant ,53 year old arrested .


A 53 old man was arrested by Kalimpong Police in connection with a POCSO act. 

A written complaint from one mother from Kalimpong block one was filed at Kalimpong PS that her daughter mina  (12) name changed was complaining about her stomach pain.

Later it was known that she was pregnant. The family asked about the case to the daughter and she disclosed that she had been raped by her neighbor Basant Lamgadey. The girl has been sent  for medical  examination.

Police arrested the accused Basant from his house and was bought to Kalimpong Police station . He has been booked under POCSO case and will be forward today . 

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Man electrocuted in Kalimpong

Kalimpong, 3rd June

A 37-year old man was electrocuted on Friday  at around 11 am today at Bong busti Kalimpong while repairing a line which was off from yesterday in the area  .The deceased was identified as Sajan Chettri, a resident of garigaw ,lowerbong busty .

The deceased reportedly fell over a pole after getting  electrocuted shock . He died on the spot according to locals , later he was rushed to kalimpong hospital where he was declared bought dead. His body after post mortem was submitted to his relatives.

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