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Sikkim cut off from Siliguri

Following landslides, Sikkim cut off from Siliguri

Sikkim was cut off from northern West Bengal‘s Siliguri on Thursday following landslides in both states triggered by heavy overnight rains. National Highway connecting Darjeeling district’s Siliguri to the Sikkimese capital Gangtok was inundated by the Teesta river at Gailphola around noon on Thursday, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded. Many[Read More…]

Decreasing fertility rate among Sikkim’s indigenous inhabitants alarming: Patil

Gangtok: Terming the decreasing fertility rate among the indigenous inhabitants of Sikkim as “alarming”, state Governor Shriniwas Patil has, however, lauded the Pawan Chamling government for making timely policy interventions to check the trend. “The demographic profile of Sikkim has changed over the last four decades. Percentile data of the communities,[Read More…]

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