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Gangtok, 21 Jun 2018/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has encouraged people to take ownership of tourism infrastructure built by the Sikkim government as these have been built for public use. In the course of Jan Seva Jan-Sampark Abhiyan tour in Pakyong on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said people...

Gangtok, 21 Jun 2018/--/Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan was presented with the certificate of nomination as Green Ambassador of the state of Sikkim on Thursday in an event named ‘Mith and Mithini Reverence Programme’ which is being held at Golitar Fambongla Wildlife sanctuary organised by the Forest...

Gangtok, 21 Jun 2018/--/In his interaction with farmers across the country on Wednesday through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the two farmers of Sikkim, Nim Tshering Lepcha of Nandok village and Pemkit Lepcha of Timpyem village of East Sikkim district, said a PIB...

Gangtok, 21 Jun 2018/--/The 4th International Yoga Day was observed on Thursday at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok. Organized by Sikkim State AYUSH and the Department of Health Care, Human Services & Family Welfare, students from several schools in and around Gangtok took part in the demonstration of...

Gangtok, 21 Jun 2018/--/A total of 556 teachers who are vocational employees under Sikkim Binding Industries (SIBin) have threatened a sit-in protest. Their services were being terminated without notice. Representative of the teachers Vishal Rai said the services of the teachers were being...

NAMCHI, 21 Jun 2018/--/The department of Water Security and Public Health Engineering of the Sikkim Government celebrating Paryavaran Mahotsav on Wednesday carried out a mass plantation drive at Namchi water supply system premises at Dew Damthang, south Sikkim. The plantation drive was celebrated...

Gangtok, 18 Jun 2018/--/Back-to-back news coferences by Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, the main opposition party in Sikkim, has brougt under spotlight the apprehension expressed by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling in his recent public interaction programmes that divisive forces are active in the State. On...

Gangtok, 18 Jun 2018/--/Incessant rain for the last 24 hours has caused landslides and mudlisps across Sikkim. At the Sichey area near Gangtok town on Sunday three houses were badly damaged in landslides, endangering the lives of seven families. The downpour has also caused massive landslides at...

Gangtok, 18 Jun 2018/--/Organic farming, the brainchild of Sikkim Chief minister Pawan Chamling, how has more takers. Bihar now wants to introduce organic farming, using the system of Sikkim as the model. Bihar Agriculture Minister Prem Kumar, along with a high-level officers from the state,...

Gangtok, 18 Jun 2018/--/In a fusion of creations of artists from Sikkim and West Bengal, a group of artists from Siliguri has organized an exhibition of modern arts in a hotel in Gangtok. The exhibition was inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of the artists. Artists from Cooch Behar, Siliguri...

RONGLI, 18 Jun 2018/--/A new court of Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate has come up at  Rongli, located in close proximity of Bhutan and China and known for its historical importance too. The court was inaugurated on Monday at a ceremony held in the sub-division, attended by Chief Minister Pawan...

Gangtok, 18 Jun 2018/--/There is good news for yatris to Kailash – Manasarovar. Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui said in Delhi on Monday that China would continue to promote religious exchanges and make arrangements for Indian pilgrims going to Kailash - Mansarovar in Tibet. The first batch of...

RANGPO, 18 Jun 2018/--/Trinamool Congress workers in Rongpo want to bring cinchona plantation from Kalimpong to Sikkim. With this view, Santosh Khawas and other Trinamool leaders from Rongpo met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kalimpong recently and wanted her help to introduce...

DARJEELING, 17 Jun 2018/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha may be arch-rivals of Gorkha National Liberation Front in the political arena of Darjeeling, but GJM leaders have decided to make common cause with the GNLF in the arena of observance of martyrs’ day programmes. Only the future can say this will...

DARJEELING, 17 Jun 2018/--/Gorkha National Liberation Front President Mann Ghisingh on Sunday asked his party leaders and members not to get stuck on the Hill Area Development Committee (HADC), maintaining that they should now move forward for the demand of the Sixth Schedule. This was said by...

DARJEELING, 17 Jun 2018/--/The shooting for the yet-to-be-named south Indian movie starring Rajinikanth started here in Darjeeling on Sunday with shots of the film being done at St. Paul’s School. The superstar arrived in Darjeeling town from Kurseong on Saturday. The shooting lfor the movie which...

Gangtok, 17 Jun 2018/--/The Sikkim Chapter president of BJP D. B. Chauhan  on Sunday lambasted the on-going public interaction programme of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, saying students should actually study for their examinations instead of listening to the political speeches of the Chief...

Gangtok, 17 Jun 2018/--/On Sunday morning MLA D. R. Thapa along with D.C. East Kapil Meena, councillors, Sikkim police officials and officials of concerned departments inspected the scene of a landslide near Hidden Forest Hotel at Marigold, Upper Sichey, East Sikkim. Taking stock of the situation,...

RANGPO, 17 Jun 2018/--/The Rangpo Police with the help of a rafting team from the adjoining area olf West Bengal has rescued two persons alive from the Tista river. The police said they were informed on Saturday night, at about 10.30 pm, by local residents that two persons had got stuck in the...

Gangtok, 17 Jun 2018/--/As part of the celebrations of 70 years of the British Council in India, British Council Director for India Alan Gemmell OBE and Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director British Council East and Northeast India met Minister, Human Resource Development Department of Sikkim R.B....

Gangtok, 16 Jun 2018/--/The first batch of Indian pilgrims to Kailash – Manasarovar through the Nathu La route in the fourth year of the journey, composing 35 yatris, was flagged off on Saturday from Gangtok. The first stop of the pilgrims would be at Sherathang Acclimitisation Centre. The...

RONGPO, 16 Jun 2018/--/For travellers, passengers, tourists and drivers in Sikkim, the rainy season has been a trying time moving along the National Highway 10. Numerous potholes on the road is the major problem. Just three days ago, a major landslide occurred near Topakhani, the Singtam piolice...

MANGAN, 16 Jun 2018/--/All the heads of departments of North District in Mangan on Saturday conducted field visit-cum-inspection of last villages of Sakyong Pentong GPU under Dzongu Constituency under the leadership of  Dy Speaker and MLA Dzongu, Sonam Gyatso Lepcha. The demands of the local people...

Gangtok, 16 Jun 2018/--/The office of Additional Director, HRD department, West District, in a day-long meeting at DIET Gyalshing on Friday worked strategies and plan for transforming the West district in the field of education. This was the second meeting after the West district was identified as...

Gangtok, 15 Jun 2018/--/The leadership that Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has given to Sikkim in the past 24 years on the road to development was recognized by the ICFAI University, Sikkim, which conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Literature(Honoris Causa) on Friday. In conferring the degree...