Aware, Awake & Arise: Issues that concern the region

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Northeast leads in terror casualties, overtakes Kashmir

India's restive northeastern region saw the maximum number of fatalities in terror strikes in 2008, surpassing Jammu and Kashmir in the latest figures released by an independent security think-tank.The northeast, particularly Assam and Manipur, has turned into a veritable killing field with the region accounting for 1,057 deaths compared to 539 casualties in Kashmir in the past year.

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Himalayan state of Sikkim to get its first airport

Over a decade after the central government sanctioned the plan to build an airport
in the eastern Himalayan state of Sikkim, construction for the first airport is to begin on January 10 at Pakyong, a town located in east Sikkim about 20 km from the capital city of Gangtok.

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