In February 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was replying to the Lok Sabha debate on the president's addre . While responding to Mulayam Singh Yadav's criticism of his failure to uphold his poll pro...
Sikkim, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu have removed all restrictions on women working at night.
There's been a lot of buzz recently about Sikkim becoming a completely organic state. The state government has won kudos from many quarters, from being featured on the popular TV show Satyamev Jayate to being effusively praised by PM Modi. While there is no doubt that Sikkim is one of better governed small states in India, a more balanced view has been missing from the general discourse.
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KOLKATA -- Sikkim has become India's first fully organic state by converting around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land into sustainable cultivation. "We have achieved fully-organic status in the end...
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GANGTOK -- The first airport of Sikkim is expected to be operational from December 2016, which will provide a direct connectivity to the land-locked state and also help boost tourism. "Preparation are...
The tiny state of Sikkim in north-east India is the first to have provided toilets for all its citizens. In doing so, it has become the first to be free from open defecation. It did this by putting women first and strong leadership at all levels. Sikkim's achievement stands out in India, where about 600 million people continue to use open areas to defecate even if they have toilets. It shows how people can be convinced of the need to build and use toilets without financial support from the government.
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We came through the Mumbai Airport gates with a smile on our faces at having come home, but also an acute sense of sadness of parting from the places and people we had been parted from. The night before... We found a petit bistro named Bakers Cafe that served local bread, wine and coffee. It had started to drizzle outside, little lights on the street and shops made the road seem like a street magic fair.
There are many places that you may like, some that you may end up falling in love with, but there is only a handful that can actually connect to. You know the feeling of belonging somewhere, the feeling that it is your home? This is what I felt when I visited North Sikkim.
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New Delhi: A 25-year-old woman from Sikkim, the wife of an army personnel, was trafficked to Delhi where she was allegedly raped by an AIIMS doctor in south Delhi's Hauz Khas area here last night. The...
Through his overall, multipronged efforts towards the Northeast, it appears Mr. Modi aims to change the nation's outlook towards the region - long one of indifference and paternalism. Mr. Modi's objective is praiseworthy. But he is undermining it by staying silent on terrorism in the region.