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A rain-soaked Dimapur street | Commons

Nagaland residents give free lifts at night as part of campaign to make India ‘rape free’

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Sikkim's Yuksom town where the model village is located | Wikimedia commons

Sikkim model village, built to rehabilitate homeless, has been a ghost town for 20 years

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram | Wikimedia Commons

Mizoram, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh among India’s top 10 ‘happy’ states, finds survey

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Sikkim professor who took classes while battling Covid didn't wish to be identified | Photo: Mamta Chhettri via Facebook

Sikkim teacher, recovering from Covid in hospital, continues his online classes

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
Sikkim's Dalle Khursani chilli pepper gets GI tag | Photo via Twitter

One of the world’s spiciest chillies — Sikkim’s Dalle Khursani — to get GI tag

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Indian Army rescues 3 stranded Chinese nationals in North Sikkim amid LAC tensions

Realising danger to their lives in sub-zero temperatures, the Army provided the three nationals with medical assistance including oxygen, food & warm clothes.
People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim family forced to live as ‘guests’ in West Bengal for 3 months finally allowed home

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
File image of Dr M K Sharma, Health Minister of Sikkim | Facebook @mksharmasikkim

Sikkim Health Minister Dr M K Sharma tests positive for Covid

Urging his friends and supporters not to panic, the Health Minister asked all those people who have in contact with him in recent days to self-isolate themselves.
People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim could finally be added to India’s rail map by 2022, 13 years after project began

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

On Camera

Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.