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Index Kalimpong

Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. [1]

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Acacia, commonly known as the wattles or acacias, is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the subfamily Mimosoideae of the pea family Fabaceae.

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Aeneas Francon Williams

Rev Aeneas Francon Williams, FRSGS (17 February 1886 – 9 December 1971) was a Minister of the Church of Scotland, a Missionary, Chaplain, writer and a poet.

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Air India

Air India is the flag carrier airline of India.

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Alder is the common name of a genus of flowering plants (Alnus) belonging to the birch family Betulaceae.

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All India Radio

All India Radio (AIR), officially known since 1956 as Ākāshvāṇī ("Voice from the Sky") is the national public radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati.

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Alpine climate

Alpine climate is the average weather (climate) for the regions above the tree line.

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The term Anglo-Indians can refer to at least two groups of people: those with mixed Indian and British ancestry, and people of British descent born or living in the Indian subcontinent.

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Ashley Eden

The Honourable Sir Ashley Eden (13 November 1831 – 8 July 1887) was an official and diplomat in British India.

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Asian black bear

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus, previously known as Selenarctos thibetanus), also known as the moon bear and the white-chested bear, is a medium-sized bear species native to Asia and largely adapted to arboreal life.

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Association football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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Bagdogra is a census town in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Bahun (बाहुन) or Khas Brahmin(खस ब्राह्मण) is a caste among Khas ethnic Pahari people.

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The bamboos are evergreen perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoideae of the grass family Poaceae.

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Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of Thailand.

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Battle of Chamdo

The Battle of Chamdo occurred from 6 through 19 October 1950.

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Bengali language

Bengali, also known by its endonym Bangla (বাংলা), is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in South Asia.

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Bhujel, also known as Khawash, is an indigenous ethnic group of Himalayan Region ranging from Nepal, India and Bhutan.

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Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan (Druk Gyal Khap), is a landlocked country in South Asia.

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Bhutan House

Bhutan House is an estate located in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India, owned by the Dorji family of Bhutan.

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Bhutan War

The Bhutan War (or Duar War) was a war fought between British India and Bhutan in 1864–1865.

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The Bhutia བོད་རིགས (Drenjongpa / Drenjop;; "inhabitants of Sikkim"; in Bhutan: Dukpa) are a community of people of Tibetan ancestry, who speak Lhopo or Sikkimese, a Tibetan dialect fairly mutually intelligible with standard Tibetan.

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A bicycle, also called a cycle or bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Bihar is an Indian state considered to be a part of Eastern as well as Northern India.

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Biodiversity hotspot

A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with significant levels of biodiversity that is threatened with destruction.

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A birch is a thin-leaved deciduous hardwood tree of the genus Betula, in the family Betulaceae, which also includes alders, hazels, and hornbeams.

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Birds, also known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton.

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British Raj

The British Raj (from rāj, literally, "rule" in Hindustani) was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947.

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In telecommunications, broadband is wide bandwidth data transmission which transports multiple signals and traffic types.

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Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.

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The bulbuls are a family, Pycnonotidae, of medium-sized passerine songbirds.

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Cardamom, sometimes cardamon or cardamum, is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the family Zingiberaceae.

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A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.

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Chandramaya High School

Chandramaya High School was established in 20th of March 1983 and it is managed by the Department of Education.

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Chaudhary Group

Chaudhary Group (CG Global) is a multi-national conglomerate company headquartered in Nepal.

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Chhetri (Kshetri, or Chhettri), (क्षेत्री; IAST: Kṣetrī) synonymous with Kshetri and Khatri are Nepali native/ indigeneos people and speakers of Khas community, an Indo-Aryan ethno-linguistic community consisting of Brahmins (Bahun), Thakuris, Kami, Damai, Sarki, Badi, and Gandarbhas.

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Chhurpi (Nepali: छुर्पी) or durkha is a traditional cheese, similar to ricotta, consumed in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling hills, Bhutan, and Tibet.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum.

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Classical Tibetan

Classical Tibetan refers to the language of any text written in Tibetic after the Old Tibetan period; though it extends from the 7th century until the modern day, it particularly refers to the language of early canonical texts translated from other languages, especially Sanskrit.

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Clouded leopard

The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat occurring from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China.

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Cluny Women's College

Cluny Women’s College, established in 1998, is a general degree women's college in Kalimpong in the Kalimpong district of India.

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Communist Party of China

The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).

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The cuckoos are a family of birds, Cuculidae, the sole taxon in the order Cuculiformes.

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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama (Standard Tibetan: ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ་, Tā la'i bla ma) is a title given to spiritual leaders of the Tibetan people.

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Damai/Dholi (दमाइँ) is a occupational caste found among Khas people.

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Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency)

Darjeeling (Lok Sabha constituency) (दार्जिलिंग लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र, দার্জিলিং লোকসভা নির্বাচন কেন্দ্র) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India.

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Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council

Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) (दार्जीलिङ गोरखा हिल परिषद (दा.गो.हि.प) (1988-2012), also once known for a short period of time as Darjeeling Gorkha Autonomous Hill Council (DGAHC) (दार्जीलिङ गोरखा स्वायत्त हिल परिषद, was a semi-autonomous body that looked after the administration of the hills of Darjeeling District in the state of West Bengal, India. DGHC had three subdivisions under its authority: Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Kurseong and some areas of Siliguri subdivision.

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Darjeeling Himalayan hill region

Darjeeling Himalayan hill region or Darjeeling Himalaya is the mountainous area on the North-Western side of the state of West Bengal in India.

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Darjeeling Sadar subdivision

Darjeeling Sadar subdivision is a subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

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Darjeeling tea

Darjeeling tea is a tea from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India.

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Dashain (India and Nepal or Baḍādaśãi बडादशैँ), also Bijayā Daśamī), or Mohani (Nepali म्होनि नख) is the Nepali version of Durga Puja (Maithili: दुर्गा पुजा), a fifteen-day-long festival of Shaktism in South Asia. It is celebrated by Hindu groups in Nepal and the ethnic हिन्दू Nepali people of Indian hill states of Sikkim, Assam and Darjeeling district and among the Lhotshampa of Bhutan and the Burmese Gurkhas of Myanmar. It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Bikram Sambat and Nepal Sambatannual calendar, celebrated by hindu Nepalese people, along with their diaspora throughout the globe. It is the longest and most anticipated festival in Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and North Indian hills. People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together. All government offices, educational institutions and other offices remain closed during the festival period.The festival falls in September or October, starting from the shukla paksha (bright lunar fortnight) of the month of Ashvin and ending on purnima, the full moon. Among the fifteen days on which it is celebrated, the most important days are the first, seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth. Among the Newa of the Nepal mandal Kathmandu valley Dashain is celebrated as the most important festival of as Nepal sambat calendar year. Among the Hindus and Buddhist Newars, it is celebrated with slight differences and interpretations, where each nine days Navaratri (नवरात्री) leading up to the 10th day called 'Dashami' carry special importance. The goddess Durga and her various manifestations are especially worshiped by Hindu Newars throughout the Shaktipeeths of Kathmandu Valley. Among Newars, Mwohni is also important for its emphasis on family gatherings as well as on a renewal of community ties, highlighted by special family dinners called Nakhtyā (नख्त्या) and various community processions of deities called Jātrā (जात्रा) throughout the three royal cities of Kathmandu Valley.

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Delhi (Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India.

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Demographics of Bhutan

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Bhutan, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

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Deolo Hill

Deolo Hill is one of the two hills that the town of Kalimpong stands between.

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Dial-up Internet access

Dial-up Internet access is a form of Internet access that uses the facilities of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to establish a connection to an Internet service provider (ISP) by dialing a telephone number on a conventional telephone line.

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Domestic yak

The domestic yak (Bos grunniens) is a long-haired domesticated bovid found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.

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Dorji family

The Dorji family (Dzongkha: རྡོ་རྗེ་; Wylie: Rdo-rje) of Bhutan has been a prominent and powerful political family in the kingdom since the 12th century AD.

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Dr. Graham's Homes


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Drinking water

Drinking water, also known as potable water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation.

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Druk Air

Drukair Corporation Limited (འབྲུག་མཁའ་འགྲུལ་ལས་འཛིན།), operating as Drukair — Royal Bhutan Airlines, is the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bhutan, headquartered in the western dzongkhag of Paro.

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Durpin Hill

Durpin Dara is one of the two hills (dara in local language)(the other being Deolo Hill) connected by a ridge on which the town of Kalimpong stands.

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East India Company

The East India Company (EIC), also known as the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) or the British East India Company and informally as John Company, was an English and later British joint-stock company, formed to trade with the East Indies (in present-day terms, Maritime Southeast Asia), but ended up trading mainly with Qing China and seizing control of large parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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East Pakistan

East Pakistan was the eastern provincial wing of Pakistan between 1955 and 1971, covering the territory of the modern country Bangladesh.

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Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of electric charge.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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EtymologyThe New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) – p. 633 "Etymology /ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/ the study of the class in words and the way their meanings have changed throughout time".

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In botany, an evergreen is a plant that has leaves throughout the year, always green.

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Expressways in India

Expressways are the highest class of roads in the Indian road network.

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Ficus is a genus of about 850 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes and hemiepiphytes in the family Moraceae.

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FM broadcasting

FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology.

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Four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive, also called 4×4 ("four by four") or 4WD, refers to a two-axled vehicle drivetrain capable of providing torque to all of its wheels simultaneously.

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Fur is the hair covering of non-human mammals, particularly those mammals with extensive body hair that is soft and thick.

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Gandhi Ashram School

Gandhi Ashram School is a Jesuit Mission school in Kalimpong, India for disadvantaged children from the locality.

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Gangtok is a city, municipality, the capital and the largest town of the Indian state of Sikkim.

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The gaur (Bos gaurus), also called the Indian bison, is the largest extant bovine.

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The Gelug (Wylie: dGe-Lugs-Pa) is the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.

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Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).

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Golf course

A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.

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The gorals are four species in the genus Nemorhaedus or Naemorhedus.

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) is a registered unrecognized political party which campaigns for the creation of a separate state Gorkhaland within India, out of districts in the north of West Bengal.

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Gorkha National Liberation Front

Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) (Nepali: गोर्खा राष्ट्रिय मुक्ति मोर्चा) is a political party in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India.

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Gorkhaland is proposed statehood demand by the people of the hill regions of District Darjeeling demanding separate state from the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Gram panchayat

A gram panchayat (village council) is the only grassroots-level of panchayati raj formalised local self-governance system in India at the village or small-town level, and has a sarpanch as its elected head.

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Gurung people

The Gurung people, also called Tamu, are an ethnic group from different parts of Nepal.

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Guwahati (Pragjyotishpura in ancient Assam, Gauhati in the modern era) is the largest city in the Indian state of Assam and also the largest urban area in Northeast India.

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Han Chinese

The Han Chinese,.

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Hill station

A hill station is a town located at a higher elevation than the nearby plain or valley.

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Himalayan tahr

The Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) is a large even-toed ungulate native to the Himalayas in southern Tibet, northern Pakistan, northern India and Nepal.

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The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

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Hindi (Devanagari: हिन्दी, IAST: Hindī), or Modern Standard Hindi (Devanagari: मानक हिन्दी, IAST: Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.

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Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or a way of life, widely practised in the Indian subcontinent.

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Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times is an Indian English-language daily newspaper founded in 1924 with roots in the Indian independence movement of the period ("Hindustan" being a historical name for India).

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India national football team

The India national football team represents India in international football and is controlled by the All India Football Federation.

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Indian Army

The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces.

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Indian English

Indian English is any of the forms of English characteristic of India.

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Indian Gorkha

Indian Gorkhas (भारतीय गोर्खा, Bharatiya Gorkha) also known as Nepali Indian (नेपाली भारतीय, Nepali Bharatiya) are Nepali-speaking Indian citizens.

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Indian independence movement

The Indian independence movement encompassed activities and ideas aiming to end the East India Company rule (1757–1857) and the British Indian Empire (1857–1947) in the Indian subcontinent.

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Indian Standard Time

Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+05:30.

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Indo-Gangetic Plain

The Indo-Gangetic Plain, also known as the Indus-Ganga Plain and the North Indian River Plain, is a 255 million-hectare (630 million-acre) fertile plain encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the eastern parts of Pakistan, virtually all of Bangladesh and southern plains of Nepal.

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Internet café

An Internet café, also known as a cybercafé, is a place which provides Internet access to the public, usually for a fee.

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Internet service provider

An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.

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IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).

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Jelep La

Jelep La or Jelep Pass (also spelled Jelap), elevation, is a high mountain pass between East Sikkim District, Sikkim, India and Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

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Jet Airways

Jet Airways is a major Indian international airline based in Mumbai.

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John Anderson Graham

Very Rev John Anderson Graham DD CIE (8 September 1861 – 1942) was a Scottish vicar and the first missionary from Young Men's Guild sent to North Eastern Himalayan region Kalimpong—then in British Sikkim (Colonial British name), currently in West Bengal.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

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Junior college

A junior college is a post-secondary educational institution designed to prepare students for either skilled trades or for additional education at another college with more advanced academic material.

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Kalimpong (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Kalimpong (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is an assembly constituency in Kalimpong district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Kalimpong College

Kalimpong College, established in 1962, is the oldest college in Kalimpong, Darjeeling.

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Kalimpong district

Kalimpong district is a district in the state of West Bengal, India.

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Kalimpong Girls' High School

Kalimpong Girls' High School is an all girls' school, affiliated under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination boarding school located in the hill town of Kalimpong in the district of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

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Kalimpong I (community development block)

Kalimpong I (community development block) is an administrative division of Kalimpong district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Kalimpong subdivision

Kalimpong is a subdivision of the Kalimpong district in the state of West Bengal, India formed when the British annexed the territory from Bhutan in 1864.

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are the spirits or phenomena that are worshipped in the religion of Shinto.

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Kamtapur is a proposed state of India in the Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri districts in the existing Indian state of West Bengal and parts of Assam and the Kishanganj district in Bihar.

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Kamtapur People's Party

Kamtapur People's Party (KPP) is a political party working in the northern parts of the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Kangchenjunga (कञ्चनजङ्घा; कंचनजंघा; ཁང་ཅེན་ཛོཾག་), also spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India.

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The Tibetan Buddhist canon is a loosely defined list of sacred texts recognized by various schools of Tibetan Buddhism, comprising the Kangyur or Kanjur ('The Translation of the Word') and the Tengyur or Tanjur (Tengyur) ('Translation of Treatises').

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Karmapa controversy

The recognition of the Seventeenth Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, has been the subject of controversy.

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Kirati people

The Kirati people (Sanskrit: Kirāta) (also spelled as Kirant or Kiranti) are indigenous Kirat ethnic group of the Himalayas extending eastward from Nepal into India, Bangladesh, Burma and beyond.

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Kolkata (also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Kurseong (Nepali: कुर्सियांग Bangla:কার্শিয়ং) comes from the Lepcha word 'Kharsang', meaning "The land of white Orchids".

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Kurseong subdivision

Kurseong subdivision is a subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

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The term landslide or, less frequently, landslip, refers to several forms of mass wasting that include a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep-seated slope failures, mudflows and debris flows.

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Lepcha language

Lepcha language, or Róng language (Lepcha: ᰛᰩᰵ་ᰛᰵᰧᰶ; Róng ríng), is a Himalayish language spoken by the Lepcha people in Sikkim and parts of West Bengal, Nepal and Bhutan.

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Lepcha people

The Lepcha are also called the Rongkup meaning the children of God and the Rong, Mútuncí Róngkup Rumkup (Lepcha: ᰕᰫ་ᰊᰪᰰ་ᰆᰧᰶ ᰛᰩᰵ་ᰀᰪᰱ ᰛᰪᰮ་ᰀᰪᰱ; "beloved children of the Róng and of God"), and Rongpa (Sikkimese), are among the indigenous peoples of Sikkim and number between 30,000 and 50,000.

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Limbu language

Limbu (Limbu: ᤕᤠᤰᤌᤢᤱ ᤐᤠᤴ, yakthung pān) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken by the Limbu people of eastern Nepal and India (particularly Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland) as well as expatriate communities in Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada and the US.

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Limbu people

The Limbu (ᤕᤠᤰᤌᤢᤱ) (exonym) or Yakthung (endonym) are Kirati people indigenous and native to their homeland himalayas, hills, mountainous and plains regions of Limbuwan.

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List of districts in India

A district (zilā) is an administrative division of an Indian state or territory.

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List of ecoregions in India

The Himalaya, which runs across India's northern tier, is the boundary between two of the Earth's great ecozones — the Palearctic, which covers most of temperate-to-arctic Eurasia, and Indomalaya, which covers most of the Indian subcontinent and extends into Indochina, Sundaland (Malaysia and western Indonesia) and the Philippines.

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Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha (House of the People) is the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament, with the upper house being the Rajya Sabha.

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Losar ("new year"William D. Crump, "Losar" in Encyclopedia of New Year's Holidays Worldwide (McFarland & Co.: 2008), pp. 237-38.) is a festival in Tibetan Buddhism.

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The Magars are one of the ethno linguistic groups of Nepal representing 7.13% of the Nepal's total population as per the census of 2011.

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Acer is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple.

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Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (MAKAUT, WB), formerly West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), is a public state university located in Kolkata, India.

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The minivets are passerine birds belonging to the genus Pericrocotus in the cuckoo-shrike family Campephagidae.

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Mobile broadband modem

A mobile broadband modem, also known as a connect card or data card, is a type of modem that allows a personal computer or a router to receive Internet access via a mobile broadband connection instead of using telephone or cable television lines.

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Momo (food)

Momo is a type of South Asian dumpling; native to Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, and the Ladakh, Sikkim, Assam and Darjeeling regions of India.

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Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea.

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A mosque (from masjid) is a place of worship for Muslims.

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A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two-> or three-wheeled motor vehicle.

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A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak.

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Muntjacs, also known as barking deer and Mastreani deer, are small deer of the genus Muntiacus.

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A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.

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Nathu La

Nathu La (Devanagari नाथू ला;, IAST: Nāthū Lā) is a mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district.

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National Highway 10 (India, old numbering)

National Highway 10 was a National Highway, length, in northern India that originated at Delhi and ended at the town of Fazilka in Punjab near the Indo-Pak Border.

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National Highway 31 (India)

National Highway 31 (NH 31) is a National Highway in India.It starts from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh and passes through Bihar and terminates at its crossing with State Highway 10 (West Bengal) at Samsi near Pandua in Malda district of West Bengal.

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Neora Valley National Park

Neora Valley National Park is situated in the Kalimpong district, West Bengal, India and was established in 1986.

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Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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Nepali language

Nepali known by endonym Khas-kura (खस कुरा) is an Indo-Aryan language of the sub-branch of Eastern Pahari.

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Nepalis or Nepalese (नेपाली) also known as Gurkha or Gorkhali are citizens of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal under the provisions of Nepali nationality law.

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New Jalpaiguri Junction railway station

New Jalpaiguri (Station code: NJP) is a railway station which serves the city of Siliguri of the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Newar people

Newar (नेवार; endonym: Newa:; नेवा), or Nepami, are the historical inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding areas in Nepal and the creators of its historic heritage and civilisation.

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Noodles are a staple food in many cultures.

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North Bengal

North Bengal (উত্তরবঙ্গ) is a term used for the north-western part of Bangladesh and northern part of West Bengal.

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An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (Latin "oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae.

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Old World flycatcher

The Old World flycatchers are a large family, the Muscicapidae, of small passerine birds mostly restricted to the Old World (Europe, Africa and Asia).

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The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.

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Owls are birds from the order Strigiformes, which includes about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight.

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Pangolins or scaly anteaters are mammals of the order Pholidota (from the Greek word φολῐ́ς, "horny scale").

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Paro, Bhutan

Paro (སྤ་རོ་) is a town and seat of Paro District, in the Paro Valley of Bhutan.

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Pem Dorjee Sherpa

Pem Dorjee (पेम्दोर्जी शेर्पा) is a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer born in 1982 in Chyangba, a small, remote village south of Mount Everest in Khumbu, Nepal.

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Pheasants are birds of several genera within the subfamily Phasianinae, of the family Phasianidae in the order Galliformes.

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Phyllite is a type of foliated metamorphic rock created from slate that is further metamorphosed so that very fine grained white mica achieves a preferred orientation.

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A pine is any conifer in the genus Pinus,, of the family Pinaceae.

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Postal Index Number

A Postal Index Number or PIN or PIN code is a code in the post office numbering or post code system used by India Post, the Indian postal administration.

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Pranami Sampraday

Nijanand Sampradaya is a community that believes in the Supreme Truth God "Raj Ji".

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Press Trust of India

Press Trust of India (PTI) is the largest news agency in India.

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Rai people

The Khambu or Rai are indigenous ethnolinguistic groups of Nepal, the Indian State of Sikkim and Darjeeling Hills.

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Red panda

The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also called the lesser panda, the red bear-cat, and the red cat-bear, is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.

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Rediff.com is an Indian news, information, entertainment and shopping web portal, founded in 1996 as "Rediff On The NeT".

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Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon "rose" and δένδρον déndron "tree") is a genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout the highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America.

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A ridge or mountain ridge are geological features consisting of a chain of mountains or hills that form a continuous elevated crest for some distance.The sides of the ridge slope away from narrow top on either side.The line along the crest formed by the highest points, with the terrain dropping down on either side, is called the ridgeline.

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Rockvale Academy

Rockvale Academy is a coeducational boarding school located in the hill town of Kalimpong in the district of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.

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Sarki (ethnic group)

Sarki/Mijar (सार्की) is a Khas occupational caste belonging to shoemakers and leather workers.

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Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

The Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are officially designated groups of historically disadvantaged people in India.

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Schist (pronounced) is a medium-grade metamorphic rock with medium to large, flat, sheet-like grains in a preferred orientation (nearby grains are roughly parallel).

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Sericulture, or silk farming, is the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk.

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Sevoke (also Sevok or Sivok) (सेवोक) (Bengali: সেভক) is a town near Siliguri in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal state of India on the border with Sikkim state.

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Sherpa people

Sherpa is one of the major ethnic groups native to the most mountainous regions of Nepal, as well as certain areas of China, Bhutan, India, and the Himalayas.

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Siberian weasel

The Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica) is a medium-sized weasel native to Asia, where it is widely distributed and inhabits various forest habitats and open areas.

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Sikkim is a state in Northeast India.

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Siliguri is a city which spans areas of the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Siliguri subdivision

Siliguri subdivision is a subdivision of the Darjeeling district in the state of West Bengal, India.

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Silk Road

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West.

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Sino-Indian War

The Sino-Indian War (भारत-चीन युद्ध Bhārat-Chīn Yuddh), also known as the Sino-Indian Border Conflict, was a war between China and India that occurred in 1962.

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Sivalik Hills

The Sivalik Hills is a mountain range of the outer Himalayas.

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St. Augustine's School, Kalimpong


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States and union territories of India

India is a federal union comprising 29 states and 7 union territories, for a total of 36 entities.

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A stockade is an enclosure of palisades and tall walls made of logs placed side by side vertically with the tops sharpened as a defensive wall.

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Tamang people

The Tamang (Devnagari: तामाङ; tāmāng) are the largest Tibeto-Burman ethnic group within Nepal and traditionally Buddhist by religion.

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Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to Asia.

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Teesta River

The Teesta River (or Tista River) is a long river flowing through the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim through Bangladesh before emptying to the Bay of Bengal.

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Temperate climate

In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth.

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Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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A thangka, variously spelt as thangka, tangka, thanka, or tanka (Nepal Bhasa: पौभा), is a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton, silk appliqué, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala.

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Tharpa Choling Monastery

Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery is a Gelugpa monastery situated at the hilltop in Kalimpong, India.

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The Economic Times

The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd..

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The Statesman (India)

The Statesman is an Indian English-language broadsheet daily newspaper founded in 1875 and published simultaneously in Kolkata, New Delhi, Siliguri and Bhubaneswar.

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The Telegraph (Calcutta)

The Telegraph is an Indian English daily newspaper founded and continuously published in Kolkata since 7 July 1982.

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The Times of India

The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper owned by The Times Group.

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Tibet is a historical region covering much of the Tibetan Plateau in Central Asia.

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Tibet Mirror

The Tibet Mirror (in Tibetan Yulchog Soseu Sargyour Mélong, in Wylie transcription: yul phyogs so so'i gsar 'gyur gyi me long) is the English name of a Tibetan-language newspaper that was published in Kalimpong, India, from 1925 to 1963 and circulated primarily in Tibet but eventually with subscribers worldwide.

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Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism is the form of Buddhist doctrine and institutions named after the lands of Tibet, but also found in the regions surrounding the Himalayas and much of Central Asia.

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Tibetan Muslims

The Tibetan Muslims, also known as the Kachee (also spelled Kache), form a small minority in Tibet.

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Tibetan people

The Tibetan people are an ethnic group native to Tibet.

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Tihar (festival)

Tihar (तिहार), also known as Deepawali and Yamapanchak or Swanti (स्वन्ती), is a five-day-long Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal and in the Indian states of Assam and Sikkim including in Darjeeling district of West Bengal.

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Trinley Thaye Dorje

Trinley Thaye Dorje (born 6 May 1983 in Lhasa) is a claimant to the title of 17th Karmapa.

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University of North Bengal

The University of North Bengal is a state university in Raja Rammohanpur, Siliguri in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Vidhan Sabha

The Vidhan Sabha the Legislative Assembly is the lower house (in states with bicameral) or the sole house (in unicameral states) of the state legislature in the different states of India.

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Various Passeriformes (perching birds) are commonly referred to as warblers.

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West Bengal

West Bengal (Paśchimbāṅga) is an Indian state, located in Eastern India on the Bay of Bengal.

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Western Duars

The Western Duars are part of the Duars region of eastern West Bengal, India.

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Wireless local loop

Wireless local loop (WLL), is the use of a wireless communications link as the "last mile / first mile" connection for delivering plain old telephone service (POTS) or Internet access (marketed under the term "broadband") to telecommunications customers.

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Woodpeckers are part of the family Picidae, a group of near-passerine birds that also consist of piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers.

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Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.

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Yolmo people

The Yolmo people are an indigenous people of the Eastern Himalayan Region in Nepal.

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Zang Dhok Palri Phodang

Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Kalimpong in West Bengal, India.

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2011 Census of India

The 15th Indian Census was conducted in two phases, house listing and population enumeration.

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