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    Training programme for remand advocates and retainer lawyers conducted at SLSA office

    Gangtok, October 20: Under the directions of the Executive Chairperson of Sikkim State Legal Services Authority, Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai and as per the State Plan of Action, a training programme for all remand advocates and retainer lawyers on pre-arrest/custody/remand and the duties of these advocates was conducted through a webinar on 17th October, from...

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    India under "Serious" category in Global Hunger Index: Child wasting worst across SE Asia

    On the heels of the IMF projections of India slipping downwards to become the third poorest country in SE Asia, according to the 2020 Global Hunger Index, the nation has been classified under a category of a country with serious levels of hunger. India has been ranked 94 out of 102 countries in terms of severity of hunger this year, while last year, India...

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    Supreme Court allows students who missed earlier NEET exams to sit for exam on Wednesday

    Gangtok, October 13: On October 12, the Supreme Court allowed students who missed this year’s earlier National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination held on September 13, which is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private medical and dental colleges...

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    Free health camp conducted at Namchi by Sikkim Krantikari Yuwa Morcha and Sikkim Youth Brotherwood Association

    Gangtok, October 11: The Sikkim Krantikari Yuwa Morcha and Sikkim Youth Brotherwood Association (NGO) organized a Free Health Awareness Camp at Namchi, as an initiative to mitigate the chances of illnesses, given the background of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the second program, the first being conducted on 4th October 2020. Since...

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    Guidebook for adolescents launched in Namchi by SCPCR

    Namchi, October 6: 'Self Knowledge and Career: A Practical Guide to Young People written by Susana Sakamoto Machado was launched by the Hon'ble Chairperson, Sikkim Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Mrs Rama Tamang. The book is a collaborative initiative by Ms Susana Sakamoto from Brazil and Ms.Roshnila Gurung from Sikkim. Susana is not only the writer but the Founder and...

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    Nar Bahadur Bhandari Fellowship Scheme launched in honour of the late CM NB Bhandari

    Gangtok, October 5: A programme was conducted at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok, to commemorate the 80th birth anniversary of Sikkim’s former Chief Minister, Nar Bahadur Bhandari who was also the founding leader of the Sikkim Sangram Parishad party. Chief Minister P.S Tamang was the Chief Guest of this programme, along with the attendance of the Deputy Speaker, SLA,...

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    SPYF demands resonable taxi fare and immediate resumption of SNT bus services

    It has been more than seven months since the imposition of the stringent lockdown by the Govt. Although the unlock process has already been initiated by the Government the situation is far from the normal. People’s source of income has dwindled drastically since the declaration of the nationwide lockdown. For the majority of the people dependent on non-governmental...

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    Education Dept. rectifies decisions; teachers and other staff to return at 50

    Gangtok, August 31: The Education Department, Government of Sikkim released a circular dated August 31 issuing new guidelines rectifying the earlier notice dated August 28. The circular from the Education Department of August 31 has informed that from September 21, only 50 per cent of the teaching and non-teaching staff are to be called to the schools which can be...

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    Prajwal Parajuly nominated for France's First Novel Prize 2020

    Two weeks after his bestselling novel Land Where I Flee made the long list of the Emile Guimet Prize, Nepali-Indian author Prajwal Parajuly is back in the news again. Fuir et Revenir, the French translation of his book by Benoîte Dauvergne is now nominated for France's First Novel Prize. Also on the list is Man Booker International Prize winner Marieke Lucas Rijneveld....

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    Sikkim University speaks out on the case of sexual assault in the campus

    Gangtok, August 27: Following the complaint lodged at Ranipool Police Station, East Sikkim on August 22, concerning sexual harassment against a female faculty member of Sikkim University by Dr Dinesh Kumar Ahirwar, Assistant Professor of Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Management at Sikkim University, the perpetrator who had been accused of sexually harassing...

    • 3 weeks ago

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