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June 14, 2024 2:47 PM

Heavy rain, landslides kill 6 in Sikkim, 2,000 tourists stranded

At least six people have been killed this week and around 2,000 tourists stranded in the Himalayan state of Sikkim in landslides and floods after incessant rainfall, officials said on Friday. Another four people have been killed in Nepal's Taplejung district, which borders Sikkim, after a landslide following rains swept away the house in which they were sleeping, officials there said. Heavy rains triggered landslides at several locations in Mangan district, which covers north Sikkim and lies a...

June 10, 2024 8:46 AM

Bangladesh keen to import hydroelectricity from Bhutan through India: Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reiterated her country's eagerness to import hydro-electricity from Bhutan through India when Bhutanese Prime Minister Dasho Tshering Tobgay met her in New Delhi. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh and her Bhutanese counterpart were in New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of  Narendra Modi as the prime minister of India for a third consecutive term. During a media briefing after the meeting, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud sa...

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