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Indian heads top US science body

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Indian-American academician and IIT Madras alumnus, Subra Suresh was sworn in as the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF,) the top US science body that leads scientific research in the country. Nominated by US President Barack Obama, Suresh as Director will lead the USD 7.4 billion independent federal agency …

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Gambling in India

Posted on by tilakjha | Category: Featured Post Special Report | 11,725 views | 7 Comments

Gambling laws in India are strange and gambling remains outlawed and heavily restricted, although illegal gambling is rampant throughout the country. The only type of gambling which is allowed everywhere is national lottery. As of now, the only legal betting activities in India are horse racing, trackside at meetings, and …

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Sikkim to benefit from NID, Jorhat

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If everything goes well, India’s 2nd National Institute of Design (NID) will soon be operational in Jorhat, Assam. Assam CM Tarun Gogoi met Industry Minister Anand Sharma in New Delhi on Monday to push forward the case of NID project in Jorhat. Mr. Sharma had said on May 22 this …

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A Bangalore Biker in Sikkim

Posted on by tilakjha | Category: Featured Post Travel Travel & Lifestyle | 1,577 views | 8 Comments

By Sankara Subramaniam C It has been over a year since I last visited the heavenly Himalayan state of Sikkim. In fact, that was my first visit to Sikkim and I was on my solo all India motorcycle journey. I still have very vivid memories of my time here when …

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10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Posted on by saurabh | Category: Featured Post Religion | 1,438 views | 3 Comments

Time Magazine interviewed His Holiness in New York City in May of 2010 for its “10 Questions to His Holiness the Dalai Lama”. Question: Do you ever feel angry or outraged? —Kantesh Guttal, PUNE, INDIA His Holiness: Oh, yes, of course. I’m a human being. Generally speaking, if a human …

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Foreigners visiting Sikkim highest in NE

Posted on by saurabh | Category: Business & Economy Featured Post | 14,393 views | 31 Comments

Yet another feat for Tourism Sector in Sikkim: The nation’s most progressive state in tourism received the maximum number foreign tourists in the year 2007 to 2009, according to the data released by the Ministry of Tourism of domestic and foreign tourist visits to North- Eastern States during the year …

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Ordination in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama feels that it is important to know that nuns and monks ordained in the Tibetan tradition follow the vows set forth in the Mulasarvastivadin school of monastic codes. The gelong/gelongma (bhikshu/bhikshuni–the fully ordained monk/nun) level are recorded in the Mulasarvastivadin school’s Individual Liberation Sutras. Interspersed …

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Thank you letter from SIBLAC to Environment minister

Posted on by saurabh | Category: Current Affairs Environment Featured Post | 989 views | 1 Comment

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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Durga Puja in Sikkim

Posted on by tilakjha | Category: Featured Post Festivals | 682 views | 0 Comments

Shovayatra at Singtan (Photo Credit: Durga Puja is one the most important festival of the Sikkemese people celebrated by the Hindu Nepalis, Bhutias and Lepcha’s alike. This festival is being celebrated right now across the state. On this occasion Pujas (worships) are being held in Pandals (tents) and big …

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To Delhi Commonwealth Games with Love

Posted on by tilakjha | Category: Featured Post Sports | 604 views | 0 Comments

Delhi has bid farewell to the Commonwealth Games 2010 amid yet another exemplary show of music, song and art. The Commonwealth flag has been handed to Glasgow where the next Commonwealth Games will be held in 2014. British Prince Edward, the representative of Queen Elizabeth declared the conclusion of XIX …

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