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Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

03 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

India on Tuesday recorded over 8,800 new coronavirus infections marking its highest single-day jump.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

27 May 2020

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

24 May 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

India on Saturday reported over 6,600 new coronavirus infections, marking the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

18 May 2020

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

12 May 2020

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

03 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

India on Saturday reported over 39,000 cases of COVID-19 while the death toll crossed 1,300.

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

23 Feb 2020

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

05 Jan 2020

Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

2020 is the year you've been waiting for.

Five best places to visit in Northeast India

11 Nov 2019

Five best places to visit in Northeast India

The hidden gem called Northeast India has been unfairly ignored by travelers for far too long.

Five best places to visit in India during winters

06 Nov 2019

Five best places to visit in India during winters

The winters are here!

Despite winning zero seats, BJP becomes Sikkim's main Opposition party

13 Aug 2019

Despite winning zero seats, BJP becomes Sikkim's main Opposition party

Sikkim was one of the four states where assembly polls were held simultaneously with general elections.

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Andhra slips from Naidu's hands, Reddy will be CM

The results of Thursday turned the wheels in Andhra Pradesh as sitting Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu faced an embarrassing defeat.

CBSE 2019: 4 states record more female students than males

05 Apr 2019

CBSE 2019: 4 states record more female students than males

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII board examinations concluded yesterday, marking the end of 2019 boards.

This Sikkim IAS officer launched project to adopt, transform villages

25 Mar 2019

This Sikkim IAS officer launched project to adopt, transform villages

Until three years ago, Rongbul, a small village in South Sikkim, suffered from various problems, including irregular power supply, lack of government school teachers, and no development among others.

#Elections2019: Didn't register as voter? You might still have chance

23 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: Didn't register as voter? You might still have chance

India is the world's largest democracy where "voting" is crucial in shaping the country's destiny.

Increase production of organic foodgrains, says Sikkim CM to farmers

19 Jan 2019

Increase production of organic foodgrains, says Sikkim CM to farmers

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has exhorted the farmers of his state to increase production of organic foodgrains to cater to domestic demands.

Lok Sabha elections schedule could be announced in March first-week

18 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha elections schedule could be announced in March first-week

Reportedly, the Election Commission (EC) is set to announce the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March.

Heavy snowfall leaves 150 stranded in Sikkim, rescued by Army

10 Jan 2019

Heavy snowfall leaves 150 stranded in Sikkim, rescued by Army

The Indian Army has rescued 150 tourists stranded in north Sikkim due to heavy snowfall, an official said today.

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

29 Dec 2018

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.

IPL auction: These Indian players can start a bidding war

30 Nov 2018

IPL auction: These Indian players can start a bidding war

Every season in the Indian Premier League, we witness some fresh Indian faces who come up and leave a mark.

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

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.

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

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.

5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

27 Oct 2018

5 most breathtakingly beautiful airports in India

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

Vijay Hazare: Karn Veer becomes first to hit a double-ton

06 Oct 2018

Vijay Hazare: Karn Veer becomes first to hit a double-ton

Uttarkhand's Karn Veer Kaushal hit the first ever double century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Sikkim's stunning Pakyong airport is all set for inauguration

20 Sep 2018

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.

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

15 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Bhaichung Bhutia open to a federal front of regional parties

26 May 2018

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.

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

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.

China occupies North Doklam: Should India be worried?

18 Jan 2018

China occupies North Doklam: Should India be worried?

It seems last year's 73-day Doklam standoff hasn't affected Chinese resolve. Reportedly, China has increased its troop presence and construction activity in North Doklam near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

AR Rahman is the new brand ambassador of Sikkim

10 Jan 2018

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.

Now, Chinese troops intrude Arunachal Pradesh with road equipment

03 Jan 2018

Now, Chinese troops intrude Arunachal Pradesh with road equipment

After tensed times in 2017, India-China relations will not get a breather anytime soon.

#DefenseDiaries: Heron drone crashes in China, should India worry?

09 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaries: Heron drone crashes in China, should India worry?

An Israeli-made IAI Heron drone operated by the Indian Army recently crashed into Chinese territory in the Sikkim sector due to a "technical problem."

Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers the meaning of 'Namastey'

08 Oct 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman teaches Chinese soldiers the meaning of 'Namastey'

When Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Sino-Indian border in Sikkim, one thing the Chinese personnel weren't expecting was a lesson in Indian traditions.

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

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.

India-China agree to withdraw troops, end Doklam standoff

28 Aug 2017

India-China agree to withdraw troops, end Doklam standoff

The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam is coming to an end with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.