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NCST recommends Tribal Area Status for Ladakh

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has written to Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs Minister recommending that Ladakh be declared a tribal area under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Why the Tribal Area Status has been Recommended? Since Article 370 provided a special status to the erstwhile ..

Indian Air Force (IAF) marks 20th anniversary of Kargil War at Gwalior air base

To commemorate 20 years of Kargil War, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has turned the Gwalior air base virtually into a conflict theatre with dramatic reenactment of some of the milestones of the operation in 1999. In a symbolic ‘recreation’ of the Tiger Hill attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Drass-Kargil area, the air force used ..

Ladakh Given Divisional Status by Government

Ladakh was granted a divisional status by the State Government on 9th February, which created three administrative units – Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh in the state. The status was granted by the J&K Governor Mr. Satya Pal Malik. What is the Divisional Status and Why Give it to Ladakh? Indian states are sometimes divided into ..

American national ‘John Allen Chau’ allegedly killed by people belonging to protected Sentinelese tribe in North Sentinel Island

The North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands, which includes South Sentinel Island, in the Bay of Bengal. It is home to the Sentinelese who, often violently, reject any contact with the outside world, and are among the last uncontacted peoples to remain virtually untouched by modern civilisation. Recently, it is in news ..

The 22nd edition of Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) started in Leh district

The 22nd edition of Sindhu Darshan Festival (SDF) has started on the bank of Indus River in Leh district of Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on June 24, 2018. The 3-day annual fest is organised by Sindhu Darshan Yatra Samiti and Ladakh Phandey Tsogspa (Leh). It will be inaugurated by RSS General Secretary Bhaiya ..

Indian Rhino Vision – 2020

Indian Rhino Vision 2020 is a partnership among the Government of Assam, the International Rhino Foundation, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Bodoland Territorial Council, and the U.S. Fish & World Wildlife foundation that aims to attain a population of 3,000 wild greater one-horned rhinos in seven of Assam’s protected areas by the ..

Bimal Gurung sworn in as the Head of GTA

Bimal Gurung sworn in as the head of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). What is GTA? It a 50-member semi-autonomous body for trouble-torn Darjeeling hills in West Bengal. GTA will consist of 45 elected candidates and 5 nominated candidates. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) had emerged victorious on all 45 seats in the Gorkha Territorial ..

Meghalaya: ”Bank on Wheels” launched

The State Bank of India introduced Bank on Wheels in Meghalaya to provide banking facilities to its customers and especially to 4,500 unbanked villages in the state. The programme is part of financial inclusion plans of the Central Government and RBI. Meghalaya Rural Development Society (MRDS) will operate the Bank on Wheels for SBI in ..