Author: Nitesh R Pradhan

Nepalese Not Indian Language: AIWC Member’s Comments Creates Furore

GANGTOK: Nepali speaking citizens of India have a long and illustrated history with the country. While their bravery is folklore in itself, Indian Nepalis, also known as Bharatiya Gorkhas, also fought for our independence and formed an integral part of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army. However, the Gorkhas were understandably outraged when All …

10% Of Sikkim Population Vulnerable To GLOFs

GANGTOK: The Teesta basin in Sikkim’s Himalaya mountains hosts numerous glacial lakes, which include one of the largest and the fastest-growing South Lhonak Lake as well as Shako Cho. Though these lakes are mainly located in remote and uninhabited mountain valleys, incidents like glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) may claim lives and damage assets up …

Trouble In Hills: BJP’s Sikkim Alliance Hits Rough Patch

GANGTOK: Troubles are brewing in the hills of Sikkim as the alliance troubles between ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take centre stage in the state. Two years since the ruling SKM joined the BJP led National Democratic Alliance in 2019, there is a buzz in the state political circles with …

On Verge Of Extinction, Sikkim’s Red Pandas Find WWF’s Green Push

  PAKYONG, SIKKIM: With more than 10 million years of its existence, the Red Panda is known to be one of the Earth’s living fossils, as it has existed for over 10 million years. But the state animal of Sikkim, which is found across Eastern Himalayas and South West China, is now fighting for its survival. …

May 8: Sikkim’s Day Of Democracy

GANGTOK: In the lap of the Himalayas, Sikkim presents a picture of tranquillity that had always been the talk of the town. Its transformation into an environment-friendly state with one of the lowest poverty rates in the country has set an example for many. However, once upon a time, this popular tourist destination was a …

SDF Man Arrested In Sikkim Political Clash

  GANGTOK: A Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) functionary was arrested while two others were named in an FIR on Monday in connection with the clashes between the members of the opposition party and the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) on Saturday. On Saturday, Sikkim witnessed a fresh round of political violence between members of the …

Massive Potential In NE To Become India-SE Asia Trade Link: Union Minister Puri

  GANGTOK: North East has a massive potential to become the trade link between India and South East Asia in years to come, said Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri here on Saturday. Speaking at a symposium on ‘Urban Development in North Eastern States: Smart City Revolutions’ in the city, Puri reiterated the Modi government’s commitment …

MCX Scam: Call For CBI Enquiry Grows In Sikkim

  GANGTOK: Sikkim unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has registered an FIR against unknown persons and companies in connection with an alleged scam in Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) at Sadar police station here. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, BJP Sikkim President DB Chauhan demanded law enforcement agencies investigate the matter in depth …

Sikkim: Pharma Giant Caught In Forest Encroachment Row

  NAMCHI (SIKKIM): A leading pharmaceutical giant found themselves in hot weather in the cool climes of Sikkim for alleged illegal constructions and encroachment of forest land. Social activist Som Bahadur Rai is leading a campaign against the pharma company as he and fellow activists are staging a protest in Gangtok, the state capital, for the …

In Arunachal, Sikkim CM Highlights Ties That Bind Two Himalayan States

GANGTOK: The Himalayan states of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in the North East of India have a lot in common, the prominent one being their Buddhist heritage. And it was the highlight on the third day of Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang (Goley)’s visit to the easternmost state of India as he visited Urgenling Gonpa, …

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