Sikkim-Darjeeling connectivity may get a boost soon with four alternative routes

Sikkim-Darjeeling connectivity may get a boost soon with four alternative routes

April 4, 2018 The chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), Binoy Tamang, has proposed four alternative routes that would connect Darjeeling with Sikkim. Tamang proposed the routes to Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling during a meeting the two leaders had in Gangtok on 27 March. Addressing reporters here on Sunday night, Mr Tamang also […]

PM Modi withdraws order threatening scribes over fake news

PM Modi withdraws order threatening scribes over fake news

IANS | New Delhi, April 3, 2018: Under intense attack, the government made a hasty retreat as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday withdrew within hours his government’s order that threatened to take away the accreditation of journalists involved in producing “fake news”. “(The) Prime Minister has directed that the press release regarding fake news […]

Sikkim: Entrepreneurs Meet 2018- An opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs

Sikkim: Entrepreneurs Meet 2018- An opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs

March 30, 2018 With much accelerated advancement in entrepreneurship, it has become undeniably essential to open new doors for the brilliant brains. Keeping this noble idea in mind, Evento Opus of Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology proudly presents Entrepreneurs’ Meet 2018. The two day meet starting from April 7th to 8th is the first of […]

SC refuses to stay its order on SC/ST Act

SC refuses to stay its order on SC/ST Act

IANS | New Delhi, April 3 ,2018 The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay its ruling which activists say has diluted a law aimed at preventing atrocities on Dalits and tribes. A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, however, said compensation can be paid to victims under The Scheduled […]

SC/ST Act will not be diluted, asserts Rajnath Singh

SC/ST Act will not be diluted, asserts Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI | April 03, 2018 Asserting that the government is sensitive to the concerns of the backward communities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said it was not responsible for the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Making a suo motu statement in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour on the large […]

CBSE paper leak row: No re-exam for Class 10 Maths paper, says Govt

CBSE paper leak row: No re-exam for Class 10 Maths paper, says Govt

New Delhi, April 3, 2018 The government announced on Tuesday it will not conduct any re-examination for Class 10 maths paper despite an alleged leak of the question paper. “Consequent to the preliminary evaluation of the impact of reportedly leaked CBSE Class 10 Maths paper and keeping in mind the paramount interest of students, the […]

Assam: The legend behind one of Asia’s largest and oldest amphitheaters, Rang Ghar

Assam: The legend behind one of Asia’s largest and oldest amphitheaters, Rang Ghar

The Rang Ghar literally translated to ( “House of Entertainment”) is known to be  the largest and among  the oldest surviving amphitheaters in Asia. The building was constructed during the reign of Swargadeo by Pramatta Singha in AD 1744-1750. It is a two-storied building which once served as the royal sports-pavilion where Ahom kings and nobles […]

Northeast India’s six monuments identified for World Heritage Site

Northeast India’s six monuments identified for World Heritage Site

NORTHEAST | April 3, 2018: As many as six monuments/historical sites in the North East have been identified tentatively for listing under World Heritage Site.  The details of monuments/sites identified/placed under tentative list for listing under world heritage are: • Apatani Cultural Landscape, Arunachal Pradesh • Iconic Saree Weaving Clusters of India • Moidams – […]

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