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13 hours ago
Army Chief in Sikkim, takes stock of situation

Gangtok, June 29 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday took stock of the situation in Sikkim amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border. Informed sources said the Army chief was briefed about the security situation and the stand-off. He also visited areas under the 17th Mountain Division. Gen Rawat will return to Delhi on Friday. The ...

16 hours ago
Army chief visits Sikkim as stand-off continues

Gangtok/Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Sikkim to take stock of the situation amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border. Informed sources said the Army chief will review the security situation and may visit forward areas. But he will avoid the area where the stand-off is taking place. Gen Rawat will re...

20 hours ago
Army Chief in Sikkim amid India-China border face-off

Gangtok, June 29 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Sikkim to take stock of the security scenario amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in the area. According to sources, the Army chief will review the security situation, and may also visit some forward areas. Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel breached the Lin...

1 day ago
Stepping out of comfort zone: Tanuja Chandra on Irrfan starrer

Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Director Tanuja Chandra has completed her next romantic comedy entertainer which features actor Irrfan Khan, and says she is stepping out of her comfort zone with the project. On the sidelines of the premiere of Hollywood film The Big Sick, Chandra said: I have just finished up shooting a film. I can't talk about it right now, but its editing is going on. I...

6 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals -- takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's n...

6 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals - takes the number of cities chosen so far to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the new list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's ne...

6 days ago
Thiruvananthapuram tops new list of 30 for Smart City Mission

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The central government on Friday announced a new list of 30 cities to be developed into 'smart cities', with Thiruvananthapuram topping the list. The latest list -- including 12 state capitals - takes the number of cities chosen to 90 under the Smart City Mission. In the list, the Kerala capital is followed by Chhattisgarh's new capital Naya Raipur.

7 days ago
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand

Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland, to be carved out of hill areas in West Bengal. The fulfilment of the constitutional demand of the people in the Darjeeling hills, which is deeply connected with the national identity of the Indian Gorkhas, will provide long-awaited justice to their patriotis...

7 days ago
Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand

Gangtok, June 22 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland to be carved out of North Bengal hills. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, Chamling wrote: The fulfilment of the constitutional demand of the people in the Darjeeling Hills, which is deeply connected with the national identity of the India...

10 days ago
Sikkim tourism hit after Darjeeling unrest: Minister

Gangtok, June 19 (IANS) Tourism in Sikkim has been hit by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha-sponsored indefinite shutdown and clashes in neighbouring Darjeeling and Kalimpong, said Ugen T. Gyatso, Sikkim's Tourism Minister. Early on Monday, pro-Gorkhaland activists blocked National Highway 10 that connects Siliguri in North Bengal to Sikkim bringing traffic to a standstill. According t...

20 days ago
Sikkim tourism unaffected by Bengal violence: Officials

Gangtok, June 9 (IANS) While thousands of stranded tourists are having a torrid time in West Bengal's hill town Darjeeling due to the fresh unrest and incidents of violence, neighbouring Sikkim - also a popular tourist destination - remains unaffected, a senior Sikkim government official said on Friday. Tourism in Sikkim is largely unaffected right now as the highway (National Highway 10...

29 days ago
Six tourists from Bengal, Odisha killed in Sikkim accident

Siliguri, May 31 (IANS) Six tourists - two from Odisha and four from West Bengal - belonging to two families died when their vehicle slid down from a hillock at Phengla close to Tashi View Point, about five kilometres from the Sikkimese capital Gangtok. The accident at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening left two other tourists and the driver seriously injured and fighting for their lives ...

29 days ago
Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indians are widely opting to travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts. Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year: * Indians th...

29 days ago
Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indians are widely opting to travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts. Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year: * Indians th...

29 days ago
Unexplored destinations, sustainable tourism on Indians' mind

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Indians are widely opting to travel to unexplored destinations and have been quite experimental with their travelling choices, according to experts. Alankar Chandra, co-founder and CEO of wildlife and nature tourism firm Wild Voyager, and a report by Make My Trip (online travel services firm) have pointed a few summer travel trends this year: * Indians th...

1 month ago
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...

1 month 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...

1 month ago
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 month 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 month 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...

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