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Sikkim: State in northeastern India
Sikkim is a state in northeastern India. It borders China in the north and northeast, Bhutan in the east, Nepal in the west, and West Bengal in the south. Sikkim is also located close to India's Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. Sikkim is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. A part of the Eastern Himalaya, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, as well as being a host to Kangchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth. Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 35% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park.


Sikkim, Ladakh scuffles between India-China troops have no connection with domestic or international situation: Army Chief [Video]

Sikkim, Ladakh scuffles between India-China troops have no connection with domestic or international situation: Army Chief

On being asked over the face-offs occurred between Indian and Chinese troops in Sikkim and Ladakh in the last recent days, Army Chief General MM Naravane on May 13 said when patrols of both sides reach..

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Sikkim asks Delhi govt to withdraw ad referring to state as 'separate nation'

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India rejects China's allegations that Indian troops trespassed across the LAC

India on Thursday rejected China's allegations that Indian troops crossed over to the Chinese side of the frontier in Ladakh and Sikkim, asserting that New Delhi has been taking responsible approach..
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Military, diplomatic talks on with China to end stand-off

India is trying to resolve the ongoing troop confrontation with China in some stretches along the unresolved border in eastern Ladakh as well as Sikkim, which has become the most serious since the..
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Chinese troops resort to aggressive posturing in Ladakh, North Sikkim: Sources

Tension is gradually building up between Indian and Chinese armies in several areas in Ladakh and northern Sikkim along the un-demarcated Sino-India border with both sides bringing in additional..
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Soldier missing, another injured after avalanche hits Army post in north Sikkim

While the injured soldier is undergoing treatment, a search operation has been launched to locate the missing jawan.
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Army soldier missing following avalanche in north Sikkim

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Western disturbance likely to cause thunderstorm in Himachal, Haryana, Delhi tomorrow: IMD

"Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and gusty winds (speed reaching 40-50 kmph) likely at isolated places over Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and West..
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India says troops in brief border skirmish with Chinese soldiers

Indian and Chinese troops on border patrols skirmished briefly in the northeastern state of Sikkim neighbouring China, the south Asian nation's defence ministry said on Sunday, blaming "aggressive..
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India-China face-off in north Sikkim, troops from both sides reportedly injured

News reports suggest that a total of 150 soldiers were involved in the face-off that allegedly took place a few days back.
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Indian, Chinese border troops in brief skirmish on northeast Indian border, India says

Indian and Chinese troops on border patrol duties had a brief skirmish in Sikkim, a northeastern Indian state bordering China, the Indian Defence Ministry said on Sunday, blaming both sides for the..
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Sikkim: Indian, Chinese forces clash at Naku La sector

The clashes took place during the usual routine of patrolling by the forces from the two countries, according to Zee News
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Army, IAF and ITBP personnel pull off high-altitude rescue in north Sikkim

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IAF's Mi-17 helicopter force lands in Sikkim, all air warriors and army soldiers on board safe

While the helicopter has sustained damage, all six personnel on board which includes 4 aircrews of IAF and two personnel of the Indian Army are reported to be safe.
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PM Modi lauds Sikkim for preventing Covid-19 outbreak: CM Prem Singh Tamang

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Covid-19: Sikkim not to host Mansarovar Yatra, border trade through Nathula Pass

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra and border trade between India and China through the Nathula pass will not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, Sikkim Tourism Minister B S Panth said.
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Drug companies and medical device firms warn of shortages, supply disruption, with nationwide lockdown

Though pharma and medical devices are in the 'essential list', there are reports of workers not being allowed to travel to work at units located in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand..
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Glaciers in Sikkim melting faster than other parts of Himalayan region: Study

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Sikkim bars entry of foreigners, bans permits to Nathu La

Sikkim has decided to ban entry of foreigners to insulate itself from the novel coronavirus. The Sikkim home department issued a notification placing curbs on the issue of inner-line permit, a travel..
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Dry weather warning issued for Himachal, J&K

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Light rains likely over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi in 24 hours

The weather department also predicted dense fog in isolated parts over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 24 hours.
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Sikkim: Army rescues 1,500 tourists stranded due to snowfall

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Dense fog likely to engulf northern India during next 3 days: IMD

Dense fog at isolated pockets is very likely to prevail over the national capital and its adjoining areas during the next three days, IMD said. According to the weather forecast agency, cold day..
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Bhutan’s $250 foreign fee may hit Indians

Bhutan could soon be out of reach for Indian tourists on a budget. The Himalayan kingdom proposes to extend to regional tourists the mandatory “minimum daily package” of $250 . Short-hop tourists,..
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‘Cash-strapped’ Congress spent Rs 820 crore on 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Notwithstanding its claims of being strapped for resources to take on a funds-rich BJP, Congress spent over Rs 820 crore on its campaign for the general elections to the Lok Sabha and assemblies of..
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Bypolls: NDA wins 26 out of 51, Congress bags 12

BJP and its allies won 26 of the 51 assembly byelections in 18 states. The BJP won eight of the 11 contests in Uttar Pradesh but suffered setbacks in Gujarat and Bihar. Congress bagged 12 seats. The..
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Doklam: One motorable road complete, second to be constructed by March 2021

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EC cuts Sikkim CM's disqualification period by 5 years, paves way to contest assembly polls

The EC on Sunday reduced Sikkim chief minister Prem Singh Tamang's disqualification period by almost five years under a provision of the electoral law, paving the way for him to contest the state..
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Sikkim urges Centre to withdraw notification opening up peaks

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137 Himalayan peaks now open for trekking

The move was approved by the Union home ministry following a petition by the tourism ministry, which has sought newer avenues to increase tourist footfalls in the country. At present, access to certain..
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India opens up 137 mountain peaks for mountaineering, trekking

Of the 137 peaks, 51 are in Uttarakhand, 24 in Sikkim, 47 in Himachal Pradesh and 15 in Jammu and Kashmir
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Heavy rainfall likely in west UP, Punjab, Odisha, West Bengal over the next few days: IMD

Thunderstorm accompanied by lightning may also occur at isolated places over Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha.
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New Delhi: Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang meets Home Minister Amit Shah

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BJP now main opposition party in Sikkim with 10 SDF MLAs joining its fold

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10 SDF MLAs join BJP in Sikkim

As many as 10 MLAs of the Sikkim Democratic Front joined the BJP on Tuesday. The MLAs met BJP working president JP Nadda and joined the party in the presence of its general secretary Ram Madhav, who is..
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