Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: Sikkim

UP on a high: Govt study shows most cannabis users are in the populous state

A study covering all 36 states and Union territories found nearly 3% of Indians between ages 10 and 75 used cannabis, with UP topping the list.

The sordid underbelly of ‘golden state’ Sikkim — it’s India’s suicide capital

Despite a booming economy, Sikkim has the highest suicide rate among all Indian states, second only to the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Landslide-prone Sikkim gets its own early warning system

Scientists from Amrita university set up system in Gangtok, the second such model after successful installation of one in Kerala’s Munnar.

Modi inaugurates Sikkim’s first airport, furthers BJP’s ‘look northeast’ policy

Plan is part of BJP’s ‘look northeast’ policy through which it hopes to expand influence in region not known as its stronghold as it heads into 2019.

RAW@50: Remembering RN Kao, India’s first true spymaster

R.N. Kao, whose team was called 'Kao-boys', became India's first RAW chief in 1968. He is also known as ‘architect of Bangladesh’ for his role in 1971 war.

Sikkim aiming to become India’s first poverty-free state: CM Chamling

In his Independence day speech, Chamling said that in Sikkim there is no animosity among people on the basis of caste and religion.

Sikkim to decriminalise use of contraband drugs, instead treat it as disease

Chief minister Pawan Chamling is trying to bring Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to Sikkim and inspire youth to overcome addiction.

India once thought this monk was a Chinese spy. Now, Modi govt will welcome him back

An ageing Dalai Lama and China’s rapid expansion into South Asia has forced Delhi to sit up and make amends with the Karmapa Lama.

In latest biography, Chamling might as well be Midas — everything he touches turns to gold

Pawan Chamling: Champion of Social Justice is an unbridled paean to the five-time Sikkim chief minister bereft of any critical outlook.

How the US viewed the 1967 Sikkim skirmishes between India and China

The CIA saw the Nathu La clashes as “military expressions of intensified political relations”, and asked for better reporting on the Sino-Indian border situation.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.