Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Sikkim

Army rescues 1,500 tourists stranded in Sikkim’s Nathu La due to heavy snowfall

570 tourists accommodated at Army Camp at 17th Mile, given food, clothing and medical attention, officials said.

Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang launches free-ride scheme for women at night

At a time the country has been protesting about the Hyderabad and Unnao rape, the Sikkim govt has devised a scheme that aims to help women stranded due to the lack of a vehicle between 10 pm to 6 am.

Sikkim CM Tamang pledges to ‘protect & conserve’ state’s special status

The revocation of Article 370 raised apprehensions across several northeastern states that also enjoy similar special status provisions in the Constitution.

BJP uses its favourite defection strategy to breach final northeast frontier Sikkim

With 10 of 13 Sikkim Democratic Front MLAs joining BJP, the party has now become the main opposition in a state where it traditionally had no foothold.

Why Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang’s appointment has been challenged, and what do rules say

SKM chief Prem Singh Tamang took oath as CM on 27 May this year. The appointment has been challenged due to his conviction in a 2016 corruption case.

After Andhra, Sikkim to scrap regulations to allow CBI probes in the state

The previous Sikkim Democratic Front government had in 2010 mandated CBI to seek prior consent before taking up an investigation against a state officer or public representative.

Sikkim’s new CM Golay announces 5-day working week for state govt employees

Reducing working days in a week to five, from a six-day week earlier, was part of Chief Minister P S Golay's election promises.

P S Golay, chief of SKM party, takes oath as Sikkim chief minister

P. S. Golay’s Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) won the assembly election by a slim 2-seat margin.

Meet the IIT grad and IFS officer who helped save Sikkim’s forests & dying springs

Sandeep Tambe’s proactive policy-making has also been instrumental in making Sikkim one of India’s most successful states in implementing MGNREGA.

These are the four states that will have assembly elections along with Lok Sabha polls

Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim will have simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections.

On Camera


Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.