Sikkim

There is nothing new in BBC documentary ban. Here is why

There is an outcry in a section of media over ban on BBC documentary against PM Modi. Is India only country to ban such controversial literature? No. Around the world, democracies have restricted circulation of content over a range of concerns Let’s revisit instances of ban on books, movie & other digital content in US,

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.

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

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,

Fear, Racism, Hunger: Sikkim Students Recount Horror Of Ukraine Escape

GANGTOK: Recounting difficulties they went through while leaving Ukraine, many students who returned to their home in Sikkim, said they had to face racism, cold weather and the fear of shelling and bomb attacks by Russia. Calling the journey back home tough, taxing and dehumanising, Sneha Tamang, a medical student, said, “The journey has been