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29 Dec 2018

Indian Army

Snowfall blocks roads, Army rescues 1,500+ stranded tourists in Sikkim

The Indian Army has rescued over 1,500 tourists near the 17th Mile in East Sikkim, close to the India-China border, who were stranded following heavy snowfall.

21 Nov 2018


Sikkim: 4% increase in forest cover since 1993, says CM

A plethora of initiatives for preserving biodiversity in Sikkim such as spreading mass awareness and adopting an eco-friendly policy has led to an increase of its forest cover by over 4% since 1993, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said.

30 Oct 2018


Visiting Sikkim next month? Do check-out world's tallest Chenrezig statue

Planning for a November vacation to Sikkim? Be sure to check out the 137-feet statue of Chenrezig, touted to be the world's tallest figurine of the Tibetan-Buddhist deity.

27 Oct 2018


5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

Many amazing domestic and International trips begin and end with air travel.

20 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Sikkim's stunning Pakyong airport is all set for inauguration

Perched between misty mountains at a height of 4,500ft, Sikkim's first airport is all set to be inaugurated on September 23 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

15 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to inaugurate Sikkim's first airport on September 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sikkim on September 23 to inaugurate the state's first airport at Pakyong.

15 Aug 2018


Sikkim aiming to become India's first poverty-free state: CM Chamling

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said the state has excelled in reducing poverty levels during the last 24 years and is now aiming to become India's first poverty-free state.

07 Aug 2018


#CareerBytes: Top 5 open universities in India for distance education

For those who cannot attend regular, physical classes due to certain limitations, or the ones who want to continue their studies along with their jobs, open-universities are the answer.

29 Jun 2018


Gujarat's Dahod tops NITI's Delta rankings on 'aspirational districts'

Gujarat's Dahod district topped the first Delta ranking released today by NITI Aayog that captures incremental improvements of aspirational districts on health, education and other development parameters.

16 Jun 2018


Sikkim: First-batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra with 33 pilgrims flagged-off

The first batch of 33 pilgrims, on their way to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La pass in Sikkim, has been flagged off from Gangtok today.

11 Jun 2018


First batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with 60 pilgrims flagged-off

The first batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2018 was flagged off today in Delhi by Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh.

26 May 2018

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Bhaichung Bhutia open to a federal front of regional parties

Former Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, who is set to launch his political party on 31 May, has said that he is open to a federal front, but his party would fight the corrupt government of Sikkim.

13 May 2018


Tourists visiting Sikkim increased by 77% to 14.25L in 2017

Tourists visiting the northeastern state of Sikkim shot up by nearly 77% to 14.25L during 2017. As many as 8.06L tourists visited the Himalayan state in 2016.

10 Jan 2018

AR Rahman

AR Rahman is the new brand ambassador of Sikkim

Recently, music maestro AR Rahman was crowned the brand ambassador of the Himalayan state of Sikkim.

09 Sep 2017


Sikkim bears the brunt of Darjeeling's months-long Gorkhaland agitation

The Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling has taken a toll on neighboring Sikkim. Earlier, the northeastern state capitalized on its popularity as a tourist destination, but the industry is now breaking down.

06 Aug 2017


Is China gearing up for a war in Doklam?

Raising alarm bells for India, an article in the Chinese state-run daily Global Times has indicated that China may be planning a "small-scale military operation, to expel Indian troops lingering on its territory".

03 Aug 2017


#SikkimStandoff: India rejects China's claims of troop withdrawal at Doklam

Indian government sources have rejected China's claims of a decrease in the number of Indian troops engaged in the standoff at Doklam, near Sikkim.

02 Aug 2017

Xi Jinping

#SikkimStandoff: China indicates talks with Doval didn't succeed

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country would never "swallow the bitter fruit" that could harm its sovereignty and defeat "all invasions."

01 Aug 2017


Transgression into Uttarakhand: Is China testing India's nerves?

As Chinese and Indian troops have been engaged in a stand-off at the Sikkim border at the eastern front of the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Chinese troops were reportedly sighted in the Indian side of LAC in Barahoti in Uttarakhand.

28 Jul 2017


Can Ajit Doval work his magic to resolve Sikkim standoff?

As tensions are boiling between India and China over the military standoff in Doklam, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi, on the sidelines of a BRICS security summit in Beijing.

27 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: NSA Doval visits Beijing as China demands Indian withdrawal

Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has arrived in Beijing, where he will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterparts from the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries for a multilateral security meet.

27 Jul 2017


What would the US do if India-China war breaks out?

As the possibility of India-China conflict is looming large over the subcontinent, against the backdrop of the Sikkim standoff, two American experts have stated that the US will not be a silent witness in such a scenario and might even pressurize Beijing.

22 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: China's hope for US support dims over trade disagreement

The annual US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue in Washington ended in a deadlock after American negotiators demanded an end to the burgeoning trade deficit created by Chinese exporters.

19 Jul 2017


Jaishankar: India taking a diplomatic "deep breath" over #SikkimStandoff

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has called on political parties to not make provocative statements about the ongoing Sikkim standoff with China.

15 Jul 2017

Indian Government

Opposition parties offer Centre unequivocal support on #SikkimStandoff

All opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC and CPM, have offered the Central Government their unequivocal support in the ongoing standoff between India and Chinese troops at Doka La, near Sikkim.

15 Jul 2017


Meghalaya: Rape accused MLA appointed to state Assembly panels

Meghalaya legislator Julius Dorphang, accused of raping a minor girl, has been appointed a member of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Subordinate Legislation.

10 Jul 2017

Indian Army

Sikkim standoff: Did Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy during tension?

Did Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meet Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui during the Indo-China border stand-off in Sikkim or did he not? Seems to be a mystery.

07 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: Indian troops unlikely to pull-out amid Chinese military exercises

It is unlikely that Indian troops will pull-out from the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction border area near Sikkim unless certain terms are agreed upon with China.

07 Jul 2017


Sikkim stand-off: Know all about Panchsheel pact

Demanding immediate withdrawal of Indian troops from Doklam, China recently accused India of trampling on the Panchsheel pact.

06 Jul 2017


China says 'atmosphere not right' for Modi-Xi meet at G20

PM Narendra Modi is unlikely to have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, which begins on July 7.

05 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: Chinese daily says India must be taught 'bitter lesson'

An editorial published in China's state-owned Global Times said India must be taught a 'bitter lesson'.

04 Jul 2017


Sikkim stand-off: Chinese Navy increases presence in the Indian Ocean

China's People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) has been increasing its deployments in the Indian Ocean, amid the ongoing stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at the Sikkim border.

02 Jul 2017


Amid Sikkim stand-off, India and China attend the SCO summit

Amidst an intensifying stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at the border in Sikkim, the two countries attended the Shanghai Co-operation Organization meeting held in Dalian, in North-east China.

01 Jul 2017


#SikkimStandoff: India, China deploy 3,000 troops each in disputed area

The India-China troop face-off along the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction in Doklam appears to have intensified with both the Indian and Chinese armies deploying 3,000 troops each, in a near eyeball-to-eyeball situation, according to sources.

30 Jun 2017


Remember 1962, stop asking for war: China to India

Accusing India of transgressing into its territory, China's People's Liberation Army spokesperson, Wu Qian asked India to remember lessons from its defeat in the 1962 war with China and to stop asking for war.

28 Jun 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Sikkim stand-off: Chinese media warns against India's 'arrogance'

Commenting on the tense stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim, Chinese media recommended that China teach India, the "rules of the game".

27 Jun 2017


Indian, Chinese troops face-off at the border in Sikkim

Tensions have been rising once again at the Sino-Indian border, with China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) accusing India of provoking them at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Sikkim.

17 Jun 2017


Toilets on highways a fundamental right: Himachal Pradesh HC

The Himachal Pradesh HC ruled that public convenience facilities on highways are a fundamental right.

15 May 2017


Sikkim woman gangraped in Gurugram, thrown on Delhi road

A Sikkim woman has alleged that she was gangraped by 3 men in Gurugram and was later dumped on a road in Delhi.

01 Jan 2017

Indian Government

Sikkim: India's first fully organic state

Sikkim became India's first fully organic state, with 75,000 hectares of agricultural land gradually converted to certified organic land; the land was converted based on guidelines issued by the National Programme for Organic Production.