Category Archives: Development & Environment

Chair GCCC, Sikkim to talk climate in US

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Prof. Syed Iqbal Hasnain, currently serving as the Chairman of the Glacier and Climate Change Commission (GCCC), Gangtok, established by the Sikkim Government will speak tomorrow (Tuesday, October 19) at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC on the topic ‘Asia’s Growing Crisis of Floods and Droughts’. Prof. Hasnain, a Distinguished …

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Sikkim to benefit from NF Rly’s new PRS plan

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Courtesy: iGovernment Bureau At present 156 PRS centres are being operated under the NFR at different locations, including far-flung interior places of the region All district headquarters across Northeast including Sikkim will soon have an IT-enabled Passenger Reservation System (PRS) for railway reservations. The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is gearing …

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Thank you letter from SIBLAC to Environment minister

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To Shri Jairam Ramesh Ji Hon’ble Minister for Environment & Forest Government of India New Delhi. Sub:Expression of Gratitude and request to Scrap the 99 MW Ting-Ting Hydro Power Project and 97 MW Tashiding Hydro Power Project proposed on the same sacred river of Rathong Chu. Respected Sir, It gives …

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ACT appeal reaches UNO

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Press Release of Affected Citiizens of Teesta (ACT) issued on October 13, 2010 ACTsikkim_siglllllllll The Demand for scrapping of various Mega Hydro electric Power Projects raised for a very Long time by the people of North Sikkim particularly from Dzongu through the Affected Citizens of Teesta, Sangha of Dzongu and …

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Sikkim to get Rs. 120 cr. Grant from ADB

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To boost tourism in Sikkim, the department of Tourism has received Rs120 crores from the Asian Devleopment Bank for development of Sikkim’s tourism infrastructure. The money will be utilized for the development of infrastructure in tourism sector. Bhim Prasad Dhungel, Minister for Tourism and Forest department asserted that plans are …

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The New Pharma Land

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The Indian Pharmaceutical industry is writing its success story. Figures say it all. The industry registered a staggering total turnover of US$ 21.04 billion between September 2008 and September 2009. The trajectory growth of the industry is however marred by a problem – the paucity of land for expansion – …

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Let’s Try Greening Once

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By Tilak Jha In matters of critical life-sustaining ecosystem and the role of human activity in global warming, we should rather not roar! I fear if I have not started doubting my beliefs about global warming being primarily man made and that we would mend ourselves. The reason: two things …

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Towards a healthy millennium: Sikkim and MDG

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Sikkim has come a long way in achieving MDGs in a time period of less than a decade but still lot remains to be done. It was year 2000 when Millennium Development Goals (MDG) were underlined to achieve a fairer world by 2015. All the 192 United Nations member states …

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