Sikkim

Sikkim: Rangeet river in spate after heavy rains

Sikkim's Rangeet river is in spate. The flow of the river has intensified and is absolutely frightening.

Aug 07, 2020, 08:58 AM IST

Massive landslide hits Sikkim’s Jorethang, IPCA lab damaged

A major landslide hit Sikkim’s Jorethang on Thursday. According to initial reports, the IPCA Laboratory in Mazhitar, Jorethang was badly damaged due to the landslide.

Aug 06, 2020, 13:32 PM IST

Sikkim extends lockdown till August 3 as COVID-19 cases surge

The Sikkim government on Friday (July 31, 2020) extended the complete lockdown in the state till August 3 in view of a spurt in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said.

Jul 31, 2020, 17:03 PM IST

IAF delivers essential supplies to North Sikkim areas completely cut off due to landslides, heavy rains

The Indian Air Force chopper Mi-17V5 was deployed to drop essential supplies for the villages of Sakyong and Pentong in North Sikkim on Saturday (July 25, 2020). 

Jul 25, 2020, 14:53 PM IST

China trying to push two Tibetan nationals into India for alleged anti-India activities

Amid heightened tensions over border dispute, China is now trying to infiltrate Tibetan nationals into India for subversive activities.

Jul 01, 2020, 11:27 AM IST

Heavy rains trigger massive landslide in Sikkim causing huge loss of property

A massive landslide, triggered by incessant rains in the region for the past few days, hit the Passingdang village in Sikkim on Sunday (June 28). No loss of life has been reported yet but there are reports of huge damage to properties.

Jun 28, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

India, China maintaining engagements to resolve border standoff at earliest: MEA

The Indian delegation led by Lt General Harinder Singh, the general officer commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps, and Commander of the Tibet Military District Maj Gen Liu Lin held the extensive meeting in the Chushul-Moldo region. 

Jun 12, 2020, 09:35 AM IST

Talks at military, diplomatic levels on to resolve Ladakh standoff: Rajnath Singh

The defence minister said efforts are on to resolve the border row in eastern Ladakh.

May 30, 2020, 22:59 PM IST

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh warns China against any attempt to intrude into Indian territory

The Punjab CM made it clear that if China did not stop indulging in intimidating behaviour, it would have to pay the price.

May 30, 2020, 22:09 PM IST

Pakistan's ISI-backed spy network seeking information of defence installations busted in Mumbai

One arrest has been made in Mumbai and probe is underway to ascertain identities of more individuals who are involved and locations of other similar exchanges.

May 30, 2020, 15:43 PM IST

No third party intervention: China rejects US' offer to mediate in border row with India

Reacting for the first time to the US president's offer, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, the two countries did not want the "intervention" from a third party to resolve the current military standoff.

May 29, 2020, 16:56 PM IST

India-China standoff in Ladakh: Situation sensitive but not dangerous, say sources

The development comes even as a number of the high-level meeting took place in Delhi on the Chinese build up on its side of the LAC. 

May 26, 2020, 21:37 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi asks Centre to come clear on India-China faceoff at Ladakh, says 'transparency needed'

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday (May 26) asked that the Narendra Modi-led central government to come clean on the situation arising at the Ladakh border, stating that there should be transparency on the issue. The Congress leader asked the government to make it clear to the citizen what is happening on the border.

May 26, 2020, 15:56 PM IST

Sikkim asks Delhi govt to withdraw offensive ad referring state as independent country

The Sikkim government on Saturday (May 23) wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev expressing disappointment over an advertisement, published by the Delhi government, which referred to the state as an independent country and clubbed it with other nations like Nepal and Bhutan. 

May 23, 2020, 20:46 PM IST

Cyclone Amphan approaches Odisha coast — States likely to be hit after it makes a landfall

Cyclone Amphan, which has intensified into an extremely super cyclone, is all set to make the landfall on Wednesday afternoon. The cyclone is rapidly moving towards the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh and is expected to make a landfall on May 20. At the time of the landfall, Cyclone Amphan is expected to carry wind speed of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 185 kmph. The states of Odisha and West Bengal have been on high alert. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured all possible help to bo both states to deal with the situation arising out of its movement. 

May 19, 2020, 15:23 PM IST

Avalanche hits Indian Army post in north Sikkim, soldier missing

  A soldier went missing after an Indian Army post was hit by an avalanche in North Sikkim on Thursday.

May 14, 2020, 16:54 PM IST

IAF sends Sukhoi Su-30MKIs after Chinese chopper seen near Ladakh border, Sino-India tensions cool down

The Indian Army, however, claimed that tensions between the two sides in the area have subsided.

May 12, 2020, 18:51 PM IST

Sino-India border clashes: China says its troops committed to uphold peace

China on Monday reacted guardedly to the recent clashes between the Chinese and Indian soldiers, saying its troops remained committed to uphold peace and tranquillity at the border areas.

May 11, 2020, 22:03 PM IST

Army confirms India-China face-off in north Sikkim, injuries to troops on both sides

The Indian Army sources on Sunday (May 10) confirmed that a heated confrontation took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers in North Sikkim a few days ago and troops on both sides received injuries. 

May 10, 2020, 18:38 PM IST

Indian Army launches intense search operation to trace soldier struck by avalanche in Sikkim

The tragedy struck when a brave Indian Army soldier, Lance Naik Sanjeeva Reddy, was operating a dozer in the snowbound high-altitude areas of Sikkim during which he struck by an avalanche.

Apr 11, 2020, 10:09 AM IST