Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Sikkim

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.

Exclusive: China builds bridge on disputed stream in Demchok, hill council alarmed

Hill council chairman says herders asked to leave but bridge at Nelung Nala very serious

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.