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Lack of contractors hitting northeast projects: ADB


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) The biggest hurdle in implementing infrastructure projects in the northeastern states is the lack of competent contractors, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official said Wednesday."One of ... Read more...

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Monastry Collection: Magical blend of style, healing (With Images)


June 21st, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The tranquillity and mystical aura experienced while sauntering through monasteries across Gangtok, Leh and Ladakh have left an indelible mark on jewellery designer Sumit ... Read more...

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Last chance for archers to qualify for Olympics


June 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's three-man archery recurve team is leaving for Ogden in the US in the wee hours of Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to qualify for ... Read more...

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Northeast India’s fifth software technology park in Tripura


May 28th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 28 (IANS) The Tripura government, supported by the Software Technology Park of India (STPI), is setting up a Software Technology Park(STP) to boost information technology in northeast India ... Read more...

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Northeast’s fourth software technology park in Mizoram


May 6th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, May 6 (IANS) The central government, in association with the Mizoram government, will set up a software technology park in Mizoram to boost IT in northeast India and software ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Currency case: Petition against Karmapa dismissed


April 25th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) A petition opposing the dropping of criminal charges against Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, in a currency seizure case registered last ... Read more...

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United Sikkim FC qualify for I-League


April 17th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 17 (IANS) United Sikkim Football Club (USFC) played a 1-1 draw Tuesday against Kolkata's Mohammedan Sporting to qualify for next edition's I-League.The result enabled USFC to finish on ... Read more...

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ONGC beat Aizawal to qualify for I-League


April 16th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, April 16 (IANS) ONGC qualified for the next edition of I-League when they played a 1-1 draw against Aizawl FC in their last match this season here Monday.ONGC finished ... Read more...

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Software technology park for Mizoram


March 10th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 10 (IANS) The central government will soon set up a software technology park in Mizoram tor boost IT in northeast India and software exports from India, official said ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Dev Anand was stylish and well-read: Vyjayanthimala


December 6th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 6 (IANS) Yesteryears' actress Vyjayanthimala remembers Dev Anand as a stylish and cultured co-star with whom she did hit movie "Jewel Thief". She also reveals that in those ... Read more...

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Army, IAF’s relief, reconstruction efforts on in Sikkim


October 17th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Oct 17 (IANS) A month after a quake devastated the mountainous state of Sikkim, defence personnel are still engaged in relief and reconstruction work in the state's North district ... Read more...

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For Sikkim’s cardamom farmers, quake a double whammy


October 3rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dibrugarh (Assam), Oct 3 (IANS) The weather gods are in a foul mood. So feel the people of villages in north Sikkim. What else can explain the weather change three ... Read more...

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Hundreds still stuck in remote villages in Sikkim


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gangtok, Sep 22 (IANS) Even as most of the media focus has been on Manang in north Sikkim that is said to be the worst affected in Sunday's earthquake, ... Read more...

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68 dead in earthquake; toll may rise


September 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's earthquake that struck large parts of north and east India now stands at 68 and could rise as rescue workers scout ... Read more...

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Footballers planning fund-raiser for quake victims


September 20th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) is planning to organise a football match to raise funds for Sikkim earthquake victims, its president Bhaichung Bhutia said ... Read more...

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Sikkim quake toll rises to 40


September 20th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Sep 20 (IANS) The toll in the devastating weekend earthquake in Sikkim Tuesday went up to 40 with five more bodies being recovered during overnight operations from separate places, ... Read more...

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More aid to Sikkim, will visit state soon: Mamata


September 19th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said her government, which has extended support to quake-hit Sikkim, will continue its rescue and relief ... Read more...

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35 killed, hundreds injured in Sunday’s quake in north, east India


September 19th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok/Kolkata/Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 35 people were killed and hundreds injured in India in the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that wreaked havoc in the Sikkim-Nepal border region Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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Landslide snaps Siliguri-Sikkim highway link


July 20th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 20 (IANS) The road link between Siliguri and Sikkim was snapped for about six hours Wednesday after heavy overnight rains triggered a landslide on National ... Read more...

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Local boy Nim Tshering Lepcha to lead United Sikkim


July 13th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, July 13 (IANS) Local boy Nim Tshering Lepcha will be leading Bhaichung Bhutia-owned United Sikkim Football Club in the 2011-12 season.The new-look squad started training Wednesday at the ... Read more...

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Tourist killed as vehicle falls into ravine in Sikkim


June 17th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, June 17 (IANS) One tourist was killed and nine others were injured when their vehicle fell into a 150-metre-deep ravine while on way to a temple from Nathula pass ... Read more...

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Indian U-16 team for Arsenal Soccer Festival to leave July 21


May 30th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Sixteen players from seven cities will leave for London July 21 to represent India in the Under-16 category at the 21st Arsenal International Soccer Festival ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Indian U-16 team for Arsenal soccer festival


May 30th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Sixteen players from seven cities will leave for London July 21 to represent India in the under-16 category at the 21st Arsenal International Soccer Festival ... Read more...

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After cash, Karmapa faces new controversy in contender


April 25th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) The Karmapa, the head of one of the four sects of Tibetan Buddhists, who has just survived a controversy over large amounts of foreign and Indian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Missing Army chopper found in Sikkim


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Apr 22 (ANI): The Advance Light Helicopter 'Dhruv' of Army Aviation Corps that went missing in Sikkim on Thursday was found in pieces today.All four passengers including two pilots and two ... Read more...

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Sikkim gets its first Public art festival


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Mar.23 (ANI): Sikkim has organized its first ever art festival in Gangtok to create awareness among the locals about art and environment safety.The 11-day-long 'Blooming Sikkim Public Art Festival' started on ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to meet students in Meghalaya


February 13th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 13 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit this Meghalaya capital Monday to interact with students of the North Eastern Hill University on a range of issues, an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Neurosurgeon Indrajit Roy will be new sheriff of Kolkata


December 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) Eminent neurosurgeon Indrajit Roy will be the new sheriff of Kolkata, West Bengal government sources said here Friday. Roy will take over from the incumbent noted journalist ... Read more...

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Trade picks up in Gangtok during Dalai Lama’s visit


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Tashi PradhanGangtok, Dec.23 (ANI): Visitors from across the world thronged Gangtok to attend sermons delivered by the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, providing boost to the trade and business in the ... Read more...

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Tibetans are real holders of Nalanda tradition, says Dalai Lama


December 21st, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Gangtok, Dec 21 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans are the real holders of Nalanda tradition and are true followers of Indian gurus (teachers).Inaugurating an International Conference ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama recalls Tibet’s relations with India


December 14th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 14 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has recalled Tibet's past relations with India and said these "are still close to heart"."Tibet's past relations with Kalimpong and Darjeeling are ... Read more...

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All-India mobike expedition to promote safe riding


November 24th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Nov 24 (IANS) Twenty motorcyclists from four cities, jointly covering a distance of 24,000 km over the next 30 days, hope to promote safe riding practices in India, an official said ... Read more...

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One more screening of ‘Sikkim’ at Kolkata Film Festival


November 16th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) The documentary "Sikkim" directed by Satyajit Ray will be screened again Nov 17 at the 16th Kolkata Film Festival, festival authorities said Tuesday."I am very happy to announce ... Read more...

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Indians want upgrade on trade with China on Silk Route


November 16th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Nathu La (Sikkim), Nov 16 (IANS) Indian traders have urged the government to review the list of items tradable with China to boost business through the fabled Silk Route."The ... Read more...

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Banned Satyajit Ray Sikkim film screened in Kolkata lands in copyright row


November 12th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): After nearly four decades, Satyajit Ray's banned documentary 'Sikkim' was finally screened at the Kolkata Film Festival (KFF), only to be tangled in a copyright controversy.A Sikkim-based trust ... Read more...

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