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First look of Priyanka's Sikkimese production unveiled at Cannes

Cannes, May 22 (IANS) The first look of actress-producer Priyanka Chopra's Sikkimese film Pahuna has been unveiled here at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. Priyanka is producing the film through her and her mother Madhu Chopra's banner Purple Pebble Pictures. Priyanka couldn't make it to the fest, but Madhu along with her son Sidharth Chopra attended the trailer launch of Pahuna...

12 hours ago
Khandu seeks central support for Arunachal's development

Gangtok, May 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Pema Khandu has sought the central government's support to ensure all-round development in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal started very late in the development sphere, and this calls for continued support from the Centre as it is 100 per cent dependent on it, Khandu told Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the first review meeting of the India-China border i...

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Rajnath chairs security meet with five CMs, hikes border development funding

Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday chaired the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China, and enhanced the Central Assistance for Border Area Development Programmes (BADP) from Rs 990 crore to Rs 1,100 crore. Terming the India-China border undemarcated, extremely cold and with very difficult terrain, he said it it ...

1 day ago
Rajnath chairs security review meeting with five CMs

Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired here on Saturday the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China. The Home Minister brought up the issue of connectivity in border areas and stressed the need to overcome these challenges. Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti (Jammu and Kashmir), Virbhadra Singh (Himachal Pradesh), T...

1 day ago
Rajnath chairs security review meeting of five CMs

Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired here on Saturday the first security review meeting with Chief Ministers of five states bordering China. Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti (Jammu and Kashmir), Virbhadra Singh (Himachal Pradesh), Trivendra Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand), Pawan Kumar Chamling (Sikkim) and Pema Khandu (Arunachal Pradesh) attended the meeting. A Hom...

3 days ago
Rajnath to chair first CMs' meeting on India-China border issues

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a first security review meeting on May 20 with Chief Ministers of five Himalayan states on the India-China border during his three-day visit to Sikkim, an official said on Thursday. Mehbooba Mufti, Virbhadra Singh, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Pawan Kumar Chamling, and Pema Khandu, who are Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmi...

4 days ago
Citizen engagement drives national cleanliness rankings

If you are happy with your city's cleanliness and want it to be recognised, it might be a good idea to begin by downloading a government mobile phone application. Citizen engagement appears to be driving national cleanliness rankings more than municipal claims and independent verifications, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of 20 cities in the 2017 Swachh Survekshan report released by ...

16 days ago
Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

Agartala/Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital Gangtok emerging as the region's cleanest city. The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across the country, was released by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venakaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. Gangtok ranked 50 with a...

1 month ago
BJP loses assembly by-poll to Sikkim Democratic Front

Gangtok, April 15 (IANS) Ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) candidate Dilli Ram Thapa on Saturday defeated BJP's Suresh Khanal Sharma to win the Upper Burtuk assembly by-poll, garnering over 8,000 votes. According to the Election Commission, Thapa secured 8,406 votes to claim the Upper Burtuk seat while nearest rival, Sharma, could only garner 374 votes out of the total 9,427 polled on...

2 months ago
Sikkim tourism comes on board for Priyanka Chopra's 'Pahuna'

Gangtok, March 9 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's mother Madhu on Thursday launched their home banner Purple Pebble Pictures's first Sikkimese film Pahuna here in association with the Ministry of Tourism Sikkim. The news was announced through a statement, which read that the association of PPP and Ministry of Tourism Sikkim was possible due to the unwavering support of the local governme...

3 months ago
Registration for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra begins

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Registration for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra commenced on Wednesday, the External Affairs Ministry which organises the annual pilgrimage said on Wednesday. According to a ministry statement, this year the Yatra is scheduled for the period June 12-September 8 through two routes. Applicants for this Yatra must be at least 18 years and not more than 70 years as on ...

3 months ago
Irrfan hopes to make 'amazing memories' in Bikaner

Jaipur, Jan 31 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan is excited to start shooting in Bikaner later this week for filmmaker Tanuja Chandras untitled travel love story. He is looking forward to make some amazing memories in the city of Rajasthan. His trip will begin in Bikaner, travel through Rishikesh in Uttarakhand and end in Gangtok, Sikkim. Irrfan said in a statement: I'm excited to start...

6 months ago
Legalise sports betting, gaming, suggests CBI ex-chief

Gangtok, Nov 20 (IANS) Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has advocated legalisation of sports betting and gaming since, he said, these had a massive revenue generation potential and were popular with the people. He, however, also emphasised proper regulation and what he called responsible gaming. The business of sport betting and gaming exists, despite the ban. There is a stigma a...

6 months ago
Legalise sports betting, gaming: CBI ex-chief

Gangtok, Nov 20 (IANS) Former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha has advocated legalisation of sports betting and gaming since, he said, these had a massive revenue generation potential and were popular with the people. He, however, also emphasised proper regulation and what he called responsible gaming. The business of sport betting and gaming exists, despite the ban. There is a stigma a...

6 months ago
Sikkim leads the way in celebrating noise-free, pollution-free Diwali

Gangtok, Oct 31 (IANS) Next Diwali if you want to escape the noise and toxic air associated with Diwali, head for Sikkim. The small, northeastern state, with a population of a little over 610,000 with 82 per cent literacy, has managed to do what other states and administrations have failed - ban the use of firecrackers and celebrate a clean, 'green' Diwali, with active support of an enli...

8 months ago
Minerva FC beat DSK Shivajians in Durand Cup

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Riding on a last-minute goal, Minerva FC beat DSK Shivajians FC 2-1 in the 128th Durand Cup football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Sunday. The loss was DSK Shivajians' first in the competition, while Minerva FC registered their first win. The match was goalless during the first-half. DSK Shivajians were first to score when Spaniard Juan Quero ...

8 months ago
DSK Shivajians FC face-off against Indian Navy in Durand Cup

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Group leaders DSK Shivajians FC will be up against Indian Navy in the 128th Durand Cup football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Friday. A victory for the Pune-based club will cement their position at the top of the table in Group A and significantly increase the chances of progressing to the semi-finals. Playing the tournament for the first time...

8 months ago
DSK Shivajians beat Gangtok Himalayan FC in Durand Cup

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) DSK Shivajians FC registered a 2-1 win over Gangtok Himalayan SC in the 128th Durand Cup football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday. A first-half double by Rohit Kumar (5th and 44th minute) enabled DSK Shivajians to log full points. Gangtok Himalayan pulled one back via a penalty kick conversion by Jon Lepcha (78th minute). The result t...

8 months ago
DSK Shivajians face Gangtok Himalayan FC in Durand Cup

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) DSK Shivajians Football Club will be aiming for back-to-back victories when they come up against Gangtok Himalayan SC in their second match in the Durand Cup football tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday. A win would help DSK Shivajians FC get closer to qualify for the knock-outs from Group-A. DSK Shivajians confidence stems from the 2-1 t...

9 months ago
Need Gangtok-like sidewalks in Delhi: Sikkim MP

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The death of a pedestrian, who was left bleeding for hours by the roadside here after he was knocked down by a speeding vehicle, has moved Sikkim MP P.D. Rai to put out a tweet lamenting the city's apathy and misgovernance and exhorting the need for safer pedestrian spaces in Delhi, the way Gangtok has. Apathy and misgovernance -- MG Marg in Gangtok is what is ne...

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