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2008-08-04 06:00:24

Text of report by southern India's influential English-language daily The Hindu website on 4 August Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) has established a partnership with [Siliguri-based] Radio Misty, the first FM station in North Bengal and Sikkim, at a function here on Monday. Amitabh Srivastava, the RNW country manager for India, told a press conference that RNW, having over 3,000 global partners, would offer music programmes ranging from European pop charts to classical, jazz and world...

2006-07-06 00:18:47

By Y.P. Rajesh NATHU LA, China-India Border (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China opened a Himalayan pass to border trade on Thursday, 44 years after a brutal frontier war shut down the ancient route. Senior officials from Tibet and the tiny northeastern Indian state of Sikkim cut a ribbon marking the border at the Nathu La pass as freezing rain poured down. Soldiers held up umbrellas instead of the automatic rifles they usually carry. A thick mist obscured visibility. Scores of...

2006-07-05 19:23:12

By Y.P. Rajesh GANGTOK, India (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China resume border trade through a Himalayan pass on Thursday, hoping to build on warming relations and curb smuggling, 44 years after a brutal border war closed the ancient route. Businessmen from Tibet and the tiny northeastern Indian state of Sikkim will cross over into each other's territory through the border post at Nathu La pass -- which means the pass of the listening ear -- and trade at newly built marts on...

2006-06-10 20:15:00

By Simon Denyer GANGTOK, India -- A group of shaven-headed boys dressed in maroon robes stand nervously under a tree clutching Buddhist texts, waiting their turn to show their mastery of the Tibetan scriptures to a stern-looking monk. A young girl in gray uniform visits the monastery on her way to school and bows to the wrinkled chief lama, sitting on a bench in the morning sun in an ornate embroidered jacket. On the face of it, Buddhism is alive and well in Sikkim, high in the Himalayas...

2006-06-09 07:18:09

By Simon Denyer NATHU-LA, India (Reuters) - As the rain sweeps across the high Himalayan pass, a Chinese soldier arrives at the three strands of barbed wire which separate his country's territory from that of long-time rival India. But this soldier is no longer brandishing a gun, on this once most sensitive of borders between the world's two most populous countries. Instead he takes some video for his family back home and pauses to shake hands across the rusty fence. Just a few...

2006-02-14 07:37:21

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two Indian soldiers were killed on Tuesday when their vehicle was crushed by falling boulders after a moderate earthquake struck an eastern mountain state and triggered landslides, authorities said. The tremors, which were also felt across the border in northern Bangladesh, sent people running from their homes in the region, witnesses said, and cracks were reported in some buildings. "The soldiers were killed when big boulders rolled down a hill top onto the...


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2009-01-15 18:38:10

The Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus) is a species of pheasant that has 15 different subspecies. It is found in the mountains of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet, northern Burma and northwest regions of China. Its habitat is mainly coniferous or mixed forests and scrub areas near the snowline. During the summer they are found at higher elevations and depending on the amount of snowfall in fall and winter, they move lower in elevation. This is the state bird of Sikkim. Its name is derived by the...

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Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.