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    India dealing with two pandemics: COVID-19 and racism

    Amid news reports of coronavirus cases in India reaching a staggering number and the overall mass hysteria followed by the lockdown, an increasing number of racial attacks and slurs directed against the people from the Northeast states or people with mongoloid features has been reported over the past few weeks. On the onset of the COVID-19, while there had been a few reports of xenophobic...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Amid lockdown, Sikkim's kidney patients struggle for medicines; chemists' association comes to rescue

    In the midst of the world wide COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s constantly burgeoning number of positive cases and jump scares in the state due to possible cases, another reason for alarm has come to light- a scarcity of life saving drugs for kidney transplant patients in the state. On Tuesday (31 March), Naren Rai, an employee of Sikkim...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Bhaichung Bhutia opens doors to his building for migrant workers

    On Sunday morning, Bhaichung Bhutia posted a video on Facebook saying that he and United Sikkim Football Club are offering shelter to migrant workers who were stuck in Sikkim. A “migrant worker” is a person who either migrates within their home country or outside it to pursue work. Migrant workers usually do not have the intention to stay permanently in the country or region in...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Biomedical waste management during the COVID-19 pandemic

    We only understand the importance of waste collection services when we miss them and they are vital elements that uphold the quality and hygiene of the city. Their need is more felt at the time of crisis, especially when the situation demands more hygiene and sanitation. The global COVID-19 pandemic is generating tons of medical waste; therefore, experts acknowledge waste collection...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Kalimpong woman passes away due to COVID-19, 10 from Sikkim on quarantine

    On Sunday, Sikkim woke up to the news of a 45-year-old woman passing away at West Bengal; the lady was a resident of Kalimpong and had a history of travel with 10 people from Sikkim. The fact coupled with the news and images of a person from Tadong area being escorted in an ambulance caused quite a stir in the Gangtok area. COVID-19 is a name surely to enter history...

    • 2 days ago
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    CM interacts with the public through live video conference; hosts Q&A session

    Gangtok, March 29: The Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) on Sunday through a live video conference on his official Facebook page, after addressing various issues and making new announcements regarding the measures the government was taking against the COVID-19, held a Q&A round with the viewers. During the 48-minute session, he answered various queries and...

    • 3 days ago
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    CM announces relief measures for BPL families & migrant workers; free ration & other essentials

    Gangtok, March 29: The Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) on Sunday through a live video conference on his official Facebook page addressed various issues and made new announcements. At the outset, he extended his gratitude to the public and healthcare workers, law and order officials, NGOs, Government employees for making the Janta curfew on...

    • 3 days ago
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    Expression of Freedom: Where do we draw the line on Internet usage?

    The Internet shows a reflection of the unadulterated human thoughts, where people can be as radical or sensible as they can. It sees the many sides of human nature, infamously known as the ‘deep dark web’ where the rawest of human monstrosities can be found to normal social media platforms where the basest of human ignorance transpires. Article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution...

    • 3 days ago
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    Sikkim records zero COVID-19 cases as of now; report of 1 blood sample awaited 

    S Gangtok, 29 March: A total of 8 blood samples have been sent for coronavirus test from Sikkim so far out of which 6 have been confirmed as negative while report of one blood sample is yet to be confirmed as on March 29. One blood sample did not qualify for the COVID-19 test. Hence, it remained rejected for the test. The information was shared by the...

    • 3 days ago
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    Sikkimese students stranded at Himachal Pradesh appeal to Sikkim govt. for help

    There are almost 40 Sikkimese students from Abhilashi University, Chailchowk, Mandi District, stranded in Himachal Pradesh, and have been asking for help from the Sikkimese authorities for them to be allowed back home. The students have had trouble reaching the right officials since there is a lockdown at Himachal Pradesh and the authorities from the institute seem...

    • 4 days ago

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