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Quarantine diaries: When everything is a story

Travelling from my couch and other self-discoveries during the lockdown
Shunali Khullar Shroff is an author and columnist(Aalok Soni)
Shunali Khullar Shroff is an author and columnist(Aalok Soni)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShunali Khullar Shroff

Good news: These states have zero cases of coronavirus disease Covid-19

The Centre’s health experts said that infections were growing at a slower rate, larger numbers of people were being tested, and more medical facilities were being readied.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu carries out spot verification at a check post to ensure all points of entry into the state are fully equipped to detect any Covid-19 suspected cases, on April 18.(PTI Photo)
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu carries out spot verification at a check post to ensure all points of entry into the state are fully equipped to detect any Covid-19 suspected cases, on April 18.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 02:51 PM IST
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Sikkim teen evicted from Bengal home over ‘regular flu’: Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia, who hails from Sikkim, filed the complaint at Pradhan Nagar police station in Siliguri on Thursday night. He alleged landlord Hiren Dey evicted Athena Limboo, who belongs to Dikchu in Sikkim, on April 2.
Bhaichung Bhutia further alleged in the complaint that Limboo was asked to return by the landlord on April 14 but was denied entry to the rented accommodation.(PTI)
Bhaichung Bhutia further alleged in the complaint that Limboo was asked to return by the landlord on April 14 but was denied entry to the rented accommodation.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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Nurseries in Sikkim, Darjeeling wilt as lockdown hits king of orchids

The emergency measure went underway when production of the Cymbidium was at its peak.March and April are the peak season for Cymbidium cultivation and also the end of its harvesting season.
An orchid nursery in Sikkim.(HT PHOTO)
An orchid nursery in Sikkim.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2020 09:28 PM IST
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Sikkim bans entry of domestic tourists, migrant workers

Making the announcement, chief minister Prem Singh Tamang told mediapersons said that domestic tourists will not be allowed entry and those who are already in the state will be asked to leave immediately.
A statement issued by the government said that Sikkim has not reported a single case of Covid-19 and the government is taking all possible measures to prevent an outbreak.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A statement issued by the government said that Sikkim has not reported a single case of Covid-19 and the government is taking all possible measures to prevent an outbreak.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2020 04:24 AM IST
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Sikkim quarantines itself, seals borders, bans entry of outsiders as coronavirus fear spikes

Even domestic tourists will not be allowed entry from Tuesday and those who are already in the state have to leave immediately
Tourists in Sikkim have ben asked to leave the state immediately.(AFP)
Tourists in Sikkim have ben asked to leave the state immediately.(AFP)
Published on Mar 16, 2020 08:26 PM IST
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HT PICKS: THE MOST INTERESTING BOOKS OF THE WEEK

A book of poems, one about organizing your working life from the guru of tidying up, and a doctor’s experience of working in rural Bihar – all that on the reading list this week
This week’s picks include poetry, a book on organizing your working life, and one on a doctor’s experience in rural Bihar.(HT Team)
This week’s picks include poetry, a book on organizing your working life, and one on a doctor’s experience in rural Bihar.(HT Team)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 08:53 PM IST
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Sikkim local body bans domestic tourists from entering Lachung over coronavirus fears

Sikkim had decided on March 5 not to issue inner line permits (ILP) to foreigners but imposed no restriction on the movement of people from other states.....
Travellers stand in front of the Sikkim Nationalised Transport office in Siliguri as they wait for transport following a ban put by the Sikkim government on all foreign tourists due to coronavirus outbreak, March 6, 2020.(AFP)
Travellers stand in front of the Sikkim Nationalised Transport office in Siliguri as they wait for transport following a ban put by the Sikkim government on all foreign tourists due to coronavirus outbreak, March 6, 2020.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 14, 2020 05:03 AM IST
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2 Bengal tourists, local driver die in Sikkim as boulder hits SUV

Police said a group of tourists from North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal were travelling in two cars. The accident happened when they were close to the Lingtam area.
The tourists who died were residents of Taki Road in the Madhya Kalikapur area of Barasat in North 24 Parganas. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The tourists who died were residents of Taki Road in the Madhya Kalikapur area of Barasat in North 24 Parganas. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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No more 5-day working week; Sikkim declares holiday on 2nd and 4th Saturdays

After coming to power in May last year, Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang introduced the five-day working week for employees of the state government and public sector units.
The Sikkim government has withdrawn the five-day working week system(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
The Sikkim government has withdrawn the five-day working week system(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Published on Mar 10, 2020 03:40 PM IST
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Gangtok | ByPress Trust of India

Coronavirus- Tourism hit due to ban on foreigners in Sikkim, Bhutan

The Indian state of Sikkim, which shares borders with China, Bhutan and Nepal, had announced on Thursday that it will not issue Inner Line Permit (ILP) to foreigners, including Bhutan nationals.
Travellers to Sikkim stranded in Siliguri following a ban on all foreign tourists.(AFP Photo)
Travellers to Sikkim stranded in Siliguri following a ban on all foreign tourists.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Let’s get cheesy

With ‘eating local’ finding a stronger foothold in the F&B industry, we follow an indigenous cheese trail in city restaurants
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 06:54 PM IST
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Mumbai | BySammohinee Ghosh

Rural management curriculum launched in Sikkim

The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE) under the Union ministry of human resource development.
Rural management curriculum officially launched by Sikkim Education Minister Kunga Nima Lepcha here on Wednesday.(AP file photo)
Rural management curriculum officially launched by Sikkim Education Minister Kunga Nima Lepcha here on Wednesday.(AP file photo)
Published on Jan 30, 2020 01:27 PM IST
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Gangtok | ByPress Trust of India

Bodies of 3 Sikkim residents recovered in north Bengal day after car falls in river

A car approaching Siliguri through National Highway 10 fell into the Teesta at Likhuvir under the Kalimpong police station area on Saturday.
The death toll in Friday’s road accident in West Bengal’s Kalimpong district went up to four.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The death toll in Friday’s road accident in West Bengal’s Kalimpong district went up to four.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 26, 2020 10:46 AM IST
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Land which is the melting pot of cultures

Endowed with rich tradition of art, craft, cultural and cuisine, West Bengal is bordered by Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north and by the states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam.
A priest offers Maha Ashtami “Sandhi Puja” at a Puja pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival.(PTI)
A priest offers Maha Ashtami “Sandhi Puja” at a Puja pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 08:06 PM IST
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On China, India says border dispute should not cloud bilateral ties

The Special Representatives of the two countries on the border issue – National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and State Councillor Wang Yi – met in New Delhi last month and agreed to intensify efforts to find a mutually acceptable solution and to work on more confidence-building measures (CBM).
China has proposed some “early harvest” proposals, including an agreement to settle the border in the Sikkim sector, though India linked this to progress on the middle sector of the boundary in Uttarakhand.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
China has proposed some “early harvest” proposals, including an agreement to settle the border in the Sikkim sector, though India linked this to progress on the middle sector of the boundary in Uttarakhand.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 10:37 PM IST
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Actively exploring ‘early harvest’ of border dispute with India: China

Beijing’s statement comes a day after HT reported from New Delhi that India had linked China’s “early harvest” proposal for settling the Sikkim land boundary to the simultaneous demarcation of the middle sector in Uttarakhand.
School students wave the national flag of China and India ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit in Chennai.(Photo: PTI)
School students wave the national flag of China and India ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit in Chennai.(Photo: PTI)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 01:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

India links China’s Sikkim offer with middle sector map

New Delhi and Beijing exchanged maps of the middle sector as far back as March 2002, but there has been no movement since then.
The 22nd dialogue of the Special Representatives (SR) on the boundary issue between national security adviser Ajit Doval and state councillor Wang Yi in New Delhi on December 21 ended with both sides committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC).(PTI Photo)
The 22nd dialogue of the Special Representatives (SR) on the boundary issue between national security adviser Ajit Doval and state councillor Wang Yi in New Delhi on December 21 ended with both sides committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the 3,488-km Line of Actual Control (LAC).(PTI Photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2019 05:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta and Rezaul H Laskar

In the Northeast, BJP makes a U-turn, writes Shekhar Gupta

Vajpayee fought Nehru for imposing ILP restrictions. His successors have extended it
Nehru’s Northeast approach rested on ‘hastening slowly’, or gradual integration. The Jana Sangh did not approve(File Photo)
Nehru’s Northeast approach rested on ‘hastening slowly’, or gradual integration. The Jana Sangh did not approve(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 09:08 PM IST
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Sikkim teacher’s dance number on Malhari song is Internet’s new love. Watch

Tshering Doma Bhutia danced on the famous Malhari song from Ranveer Singh-starrer Bajirao Mastani.
Woman dancing on Malhari song from Ranveer Singh-starrer Bajirao Mastani.(Screengrab)
Woman dancing on Malhari song from Ranveer Singh-starrer Bajirao Mastani.(Screengrab)
Updated on Nov 24, 2019 12:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Dagar, Dalal star as Delhi beat Sikkim by 9 wickets

Dagar (4/12) and medium pacer Simarjeet Singh (2/17) restricted Sikkim to a paltry 88 for seven in the stipulated 20 overs before Dalal played an unbeaten innings of 54 off 24 balls to take Delhi home with 11 overs to spare.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 08:18 AM IST
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Surat | ByPress Trust of India

One leader, different avatars

Time was of the essence on Wednesday as well. After becoming the 39th president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday, Ganguly has only ten months before the mandatory three-year cooling period kicks in for an administrator who has served for six years
Sourav Ganguly takes charge as BCCI's new President(PTI)
Sourav Ganguly takes charge as BCCI's new President(PTI)
Updated on Oct 24, 2019 08:52 AM IST
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Here’s why Kalimpong is a must-visit for your next holiday

Despite the fact that there are a number of tea gardens in Siliguri, it is totally urban with enough cars and trucks to make you want to get away as fast as possible.
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Updated on Oct 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Sikkim CM gets major relief as EC allows him to contest polls; opposition targets BJP

The Election Commission noted that before 2003, disqualification applied in case of conviction for two or more years. Sikkim Chief Minister Tamang was convicted in a corruption case in 1996-97 and jailed for one year in 2017.
Sikkim CM can now contest bypolls after Election Commission reduced his disqualification period to one year and one month.(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)
Sikkim CM can now contest bypolls after Election Commission reduced his disqualification period to one year and one month.(@KirenRijiju/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 10:50 PM IST
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Opposition considers heavyweights against BJP in Satara bypoll

Udayanraje Bhosale, Chhatrapati Shivaji’s 13th descendant, resigned as an MP, after winning the constituency three times on an NCP ticket and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party last week. The bypolls were announced on Tuesday.
The names of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and former chief minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan are doing the rounds as the Opposition parties look for a strong candidate for the Satara Lok Sabha bypolls to be held on October 21.(REUTERS)
The names of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and former chief minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan are doing the rounds as the Opposition parties look for a strong candidate for the Satara Lok Sabha bypolls to be held on October 21.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2019 04:18 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik, Mumbai

Bhaichung Bhutia shuts down former I-League club United Sikkim FC

Former Indian football team captain Bhaichung said in a statement that his club, founded in 2004, will be closed down after 15 years of existence during which it made it to the country top-tier I-League in 2012-13 season after winning the second division league.
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
File image of Bhaichung Bhutia(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 05:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

Harayana, Maharashtra assembly elections, bypolls in Oct: Here’s the schedule

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said voting for the assembly seats in Haryana and Maharashtra and by-polls on 64 seats in 18 states will be held on October 21 and counting on October 24.
The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the dates for assembly election in Haryana and Maharashtra.(HT file photo)
The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the dates for assembly election in Haryana and Maharashtra.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Sikkim: A beautiful Himalayan sojourn and the first fully organic state of India

Sikkim has one of the most diversified repertoire of flora and fauna in India with the Khangchendzonga National Park and biosphere reserve (an UNESCO World Heritage Site) occupying a major portion of the state.
To talk about only a few places in Sikkim will be doing a gross injustice to it because the region is so beautiful, so spiritual, and so full of peace that to set foot here once is like a divine experience.(Unsplash)
To talk about only a few places in Sikkim will be doing a gross injustice to it because the region is so beautiful, so spiritual, and so full of peace that to set foot here once is like a divine experience.(Unsplash)
Updated on Sep 19, 2019 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySaurav Ranjan Datta

IMD predicts heavy rain in several states

Due to the likely increase in rainfall over Nepal between September 16 and 18, there could be a rise in water levels in the rivers of east Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from September 17 to 20.
People deal with rain at Marol in Mumbai, India(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
People deal with rain at Marol in Mumbai, India(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2019 01:26 AM IST
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Trust deficit, govt apathy cost Sino-India trade via HP dear

Cross-border trade through Shipki La in Kinnaur fails to attract traders due to inconvenience
Shipki La connects Kinnaur district in India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China.(File photo)
Shipki La connects Kinnaur district in India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China.(File photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 10:11 PM IST
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