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Gangtok, 18 Aug 2018/--/Bureaucrats and government officials in Sikkim have been admonished for neglecting to listen to grievances of common people and asked to allot time for this. The State Chief Secretary has issued a notification to this effect following a Facebook post by Chief Minister Pawan...

Gangtok, 18 Aug 2018/--/In a surprise visit to Rinchenpong Primary Helath Centre on Thursday, Sikkim Health Care Minister Arjun Ghatani inspected every ward and section of the PHC, interacted with patients and inquired from them about if their health was improving and what kind of facilities they...

DARJEELING, 18 Aug 2018/--/The Kalimpong district police on Friday evening recovered the bodies of an elderly couple from the septic tank of their house in Pedong that has led to panic among the residents of the small hamlet. The bodies of Phurtemba Sherpa (69) and his wife Kusum (55) were...

Gangtok, 18 Aug 2018/--/A two-day long Adventure Integration Camp started at Temi Tea Garden, South Sikkim, on Saturday. The camp was organised by Open Road Wanderers Motor Cycle Club of Sikkim in association with Tourism and Civil Aviation Department Govt of Sikkim and supported by Sikkim Alliance...

DARJEELING, 18 Aug 2018/--/Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chairman Binoy Tamang on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a 1.5 km road in the Orange Valley tea garden below Dali in Darjeeling. The road staring from the Bloomfield Fredrick tea estate to Orange Valley garden once...

Gangtok, 18 Aug 2018/--/The functioning of the Indian Himalayan Centre for Adventure and Eco-Tourism (IHCAE) came under scrutiny on Thursday at the 13th board meeting of the managing committee of the Centre at IHCAE complex, Chemchey. The meeting was chaired by Sikkim Toursm Minister Ugen Gyatso...

Gangtok, 18 Aug 2018/--/The Sikkim Human Resource Development Department has refuted the statement of Hamro Sikkim Party leader K. N. Upreti questioning the assertion of the HRDD regarding total literacy in Sikkim. The statement says Sikkim has been declared a fully literate state but that does not...

Gangtok, 18 Aug 2018/--/The Indian Olympic Association has nominated president Sikkim Olympic Association B. K. Roka as observer of Indian Olympic Association and the Boxing Federation of India has nominated Sikkim Olympic Association general secretary Jas Lal Pradhan as technical observer to...

RONGPO, 18 Aug 2018/--/The 24-day football tournament organized by the Youth of Assam Lingzey for Development-YAD concluded in Assam Lingzey on the Independence Day on Wednesday.The winner of the YAD Cup Trophy and Rs 80,000 was Dragon 9-IRB which won against local team De-Nobile Academy by 2-1. in...

RONGPO, 18 Aug 2018/--/Supporting the Swachh Bharat Swachh Sikkim mission Rongli Transport Cooperative Society launched on the Independence Day mobile garbage bags from Rongli. MLA Bikram Pradhan formally launched the bags which were especially initiated by Society manager Ranjan Tamang. The bags...

RONGPO, 18 Aug 2018/--/The March Past team of Government Junior High School Rhenock Bazar stood first in the inter - school primary level competition and second in the secondary level category held at Rhenock Senior  Secondary  School on the Independence Day. They were welcomed back in the school...

Gangtok, 11 Aug 2018/--/With the release of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha President P. S. Golay from prison, the political temperature in Gangtok has started rising. On Saturday, in an emergency meeting in his office with ministers and legislators of the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front, Chief Minister...

Gangtok, 11 Aug 2018/--/Students of National Institute of Technology in Sikkim are on a peaceful protest since July 25 demanding a permanent campus for the institute but the issue has not yet been addressed. NIT Sikkim is one among 10 newly sanctioned NITs by the Centre under the 11th Plan in ...

DARJEELING, 11 Aug 2018/--/Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Binay Tamang was confident on Saturday that tea garden workers of the Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars would soon be able to hear good news regarding minimum wages for tea garden labourers. This was said in  Press release today by Tamang...

Gangtok, 11 Aug 2018/--/Karma Tenzing Topden, former senior bureaucrat and Member of Parliament, passed away in Manipal Hospital, Tadong, on August 4, 2018, after a prolonged illness. He was born in Gangtok as the eldest son of the late MartamTopden, former Senior Executive Councillor of the...

RONGPO, 11 Aug 2018/--/The last quarter final match of the 72nd Independence Day Open Football Tournament organised by Independence Day Celebration Committee Rangpo  at Rangpo Bazar Playground was played between ACE Bangalore and Temi FC on Saturday. Attended by Unit Head Macleods Pharmaceuticals...

Gangtok, 11 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Bihari Jagaran Manch, MG Marg Branch, Gangtok, on Saturday formed its new nominated executive body. The oath-taking and certificate ceremony was held at a local hotel. The ceremony was attended by Assistant Supertindent of Police (Traffic) Ongmu Bhutia as Chief Guest...

RONGPO, 11 Aug 2018/--/In an exemplary initiative to save Mother Nature by the students of Government Junior High School Rhenock Bazar, East Sikkim, the school has decided to observe a 'Plastic Free Week' with effect from August 10 to August 16. The initiative has been taken as a part of the...

Gangtok, 10 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president P S Golay was on Friday released from a Sikkim jail, after serving a year's term following his conviction in a corruption case. The chief of the opposition SKM party was greeted by supporters as he came out of Rongyek jail near...

DIKCHU, 10 Aug 2018/--/In a major road accident at 3rd Mile on the Dikchu – Rakdong road in East Sikkim late on Thursday evening, four members of a football team were killed and six others injured when the Mahindra Bolero Plus in which the team was travelling plunged off the road and fell into a...

Gangtok, 10 Aug 2018/--/An electoral literacy programme for the Arithang constituency parts 6, 7, 8 and 9 was held on Thursday at the Conference Hall, Old Secretariat, Gangtok, in the presence of representatives of traders associations, hawker associations and senior citizens.The main objectives of...

RANGPO, 10 Aug 2018/--/The third quarter final match of the 72nd Independence Day Celebration Open Football Tournament held at Rangpo Bazar playground between Himalayan Football Club, Gangtok, and Jaiswal Brothers, Rangpo. In the presence of a large number of spectators, Himalayan FC won 3-0 and...

MANGAN, 10 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Government Retired Employees Welfare Association (SGREWA) North district held a meeting at Mangan District office on Friday. The meeting was presided by convenor, SGREWA, Penchungpa. Several issues were raised at the special general meeting. The convenor said he had...

Gangtok, 30 Jul 2018/--/The Sikkim Government is going to follow a policy of ‘one family one job’ while recruiting people for government jobs, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling announced on Monday. “Today we have decided that we will recruit one person from a family which don’t have any government...

DARJEELING, 30 Jul 2018/--/Rising Star, a contest for singing and dancing,  organized by the Darjeeling police finally has come to an end with the grand finale for the junior round and instrumental round being held on Saturday followed by the senior round being held on Sunday at Chowrasta. The...