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2012-10-04 22:20:12

NEW DELHI, India, October 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediakraft announced that it has released parts of its exclusively shot Travelogue Documentary Series 6.9 Sikkim Rising on Youtube in its official Youtube Channel: MediakraftGlobal. Prior to this, Mediakraft launched its Online Channel SikkimRising.TV which has been made exclusively for the Travelogue Documentary Series "6.9 Sikkim Rising", in which the filmmaker travelled around the hill state of Sikkim, India in October 2011,...

2012-09-27 22:21:23

NEW DELHI, September 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediakraft will launch its travelogue documentary series 6.9 Sikkim Rising LIVE via its online channel http://www.SikkimRising.TV on September 28, 2012. The Event will be held at Studio 1D of the Asian Academy of Film & Television, Marwah Studios, Film City, Sector 16A, NOIDA, UP, India at 4.30pm (IST)/(11:00am GMT). All Press and Documentary lovers are invited, seating is limited to 100 seats. Whole event will be webcast LIVE...

2012-09-18 06:25:57

NEW DELHI, India, September 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediakraft announced on 18 September 2012 the launch of Online Channel SikkimRising.TV , made exclusively for the Travelogue Documentary Series "6.9 Sikkim Rising", in which the filmmaker travelled around the hill state of Sikkim, India in October 2011, only three weeks after a devastating earthquake to document the massive destruction that took place there. Though it's a travelogue, which documents the natural disaster that...

2012-02-08 03:01:00

NEW DELHI, India, February 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediakraft announced that in two weeks' time it will launch the documentary series 6.9 Sikkim Rising live over Internet. The press conference of the launch will be held in New Delhi, India and will be streamed live internationally. 6.9 Sikkim Rising documentary series is an independent production initiative undertaken by Mediakraft to help the earthquake victims of Sikkim, a disaster affected state in India. The press conference...

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...


Latest Sikkim Reference Libraries

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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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