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Gangtok, 19 Jan 2019/--/Sikkim which has a population just over 6 lakh and already famous for innovative policies now will add another feather to its crown  as the government is aiming to introduce the ambitious Universal Basic Income (UBI).scheme in the state.  In fact the state will be  the first...

Gangtok, 18 Jan 2019/--/Te  much awaited tourist festival of Sikkim, Red Panda Winter Carnival Sikkim started today with cultural fervour. State Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Ugen T Gyatso Bhutia declared the event open after releasing dove and beating of Chabrung (Traditional Drum)....

Gangtok, 18 Jan 2019/--/Sikkim Organic Day Cum Two Days Krishi Unnati Mela jointly organized by Food Security & Agriculture Development Department, Horticulture & Cash Crops Development Department, and ICAR- National Organic Farming Research Institute was held at Manan Kendra today. Chief...

Gangtok, 18 Jan 2019/--/The final day of Maghey Mela celebration 2019 at Jorethang football ground turned violent as a fight broke out between police and some visitors and allegedly a section of organisers took place. The police had to fire tear gas to disperse the violent crowds. Several people...

MANGAN, 18 Jan 2019/--/As a token of love and blessing blankets from chief minister Pawan Chamling were distributed among senior citizens of Lachen-Mangan constituency in the presence of Chief Guest chairman STDC, RN Chamling, Gen.secretary, Press & /publicity social media Cum youth convenor...

Gangtok, 15 Jan 2019/--/In a significant political development Vice President of Hamro Sikkim party Bhaichung Bhutia and Sikkim Krantikari Morcha president PS Golay today discussed the possibility of an alliance at a meeting at a city hotel. The meeting lasted about 50 minutes. The next round of...

Gangtok, 15 Jan 2019/--/Nari Shakti, women's wing of opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, today lodged an FIR at Sadar Thana against Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for his alleged atrocious statement against women. The complaint was lodged `for insulting the modesty of  women and making derogatory...

Gangtok, 12 Jan 2019/--/The first ever Rojgar (Employment) Mela was held at Paljor Stadium today. This historic programme of the State Government under the “One Family One Job” scheme, ensures a job in the Government sector for one member from every family in the state who will be hired on a five-...

MANGAN, 11 Jan 2019/--/Sikkim minister for forest, T. W. Lepcha today asked businessmen of Mangan  and adjoining areas to participate in all governmental programmes so that the state moves faster. The minister made this comment at an interactive session of  Mangan Nagar Councillors with businessmen...

Gangtok, 9 Jan 2019/--/Minister for urban development and housing department (UD&HD) N K Subba inaugurated the basic services for urban poor (BSUB) under JNNURM scheme at a  programme organised at the BSUB Housing complex in Majhigaon, Rangpo today. Subba, earlier in the day also inaugurated...

Gangtok, 8 Jan 2019/--/Parliament of Italy has passed a law  to encourage organic farming in the country, chief minister Pawan Chamling revealed today. This they have done after Sikkim, the first  state in the country to make the state's agriculture fully organic,  has won the the Future Policy...

Gangtok, 7 Jan 2019/--/History was created today with the first-ever camera footage of the Royal Bengal Tiger roaming the forests of Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary, East Sikkim, captured yesterday late in the evening near Goru Jurey at an altitude of 9583 ft. Until late ;80s, there had been only...

Gangtok, 5 Jan 2019/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today presided over a function organised by his party Sikkim Democratic Front where blankets were distributed  among the old and the destitute. .The programme was initiated by Chamling who first distributed blankets among  three people.  Today as...

Gangtok, 4 Jan 2019/--/Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party supremo P.S. Golay today made a visit to Lachen in North Sikkim. He was accompanied by party's acting President and MLA Kunga Nima Lepcha, Chief Coordinator and MLA Ven. Sonam Lama, Secretary General Arun Upreti and party's senior executives and...

Gangtok, 4 Jan 2019/--/Twenty persons including college students and teachers were injured when two buses plunged into a ravine at Ghayabari forest under Mirik block of Darjeeling yesterday late in the evening. The students and teachers were from a reputed college of Mumbai and they were on an...

MANGAN, 4 Jan 2019/--/NHPC LTD organized awareness programme on improvement of standards of  class X & XII students of North Sikkim. The programme was chaired by Gen. Manager, NHPC LTD Teesta stage IV, Lhendup Lepcha. Other dignitaries include Jt Director, HRDD(N), Deelak Pradhan, Dy Director...

Gangtok, 3 Jan 2019/--/Bhaichung Bhutia, India's iconic former football captain, is set to try his political luck again, this time in his native state of Sikkim, as he plans to contest the assembly elections due this year. Bhutia said his Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) may contest up to 18-20 seats in...

Gangtok, 2 Jan 2019/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling fired salvos against the central government once again for its alleged step-motherly attitude towards his state  but he said despite this Sikkim would go ahead with its development agenda. The chief minister made this comment during his...

MANGAN, 2 Jan 2019/--/North Sikkim records highest snow fall in Lachen, Gurudongmar Lachung and Yumthang valley as in this winter season temperature gone below (- 8 to -10 degrees) in those areas and Mangan district town also getting teething cold from November 2018. But in another site just...

MANGAN, 29 Dec 2018/--/Poshan Abhiyan programme was organised at Gor S.S on the occasion of Annual function day on December 26. The programme was presided over by Deputy Speaker of the state assembly  S.G.Lepcha. Other dignitaries present there include ADC/Dev, AD/HRDD,Zilla member,  Tsh.G.Lepcha...

Gangtok, 28 Dec 2018/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today come down heavily on the Centre alleging that it was being denied its dues from the Centre and it caused severe humiliation to the state. The chief minister made this comment during his address at a function to celebrate the 24th...

Gangtok, 28 Dec 2018/--/Sikkim saw the first snowfall of the season on Friday giving the tourists to the Himalayan state reason to cheer. Snowfall in the state usually takes place in January while it does not snow in the capital city Gangtok. According to a meteorological centre here, there was...

Gangtok, 27 Dec 2018/--/In a bizarre incident a tourist from Howrah Saikat Samanta, 27, today died in the Jungle of Patharey, West Sikkim allegedly because of breathing problem while he was trekking along with his nine friends. But what gave a twist to the case of apparent natural death was the...

Gangtok, 27 Dec 2018/--/Protesting the threatening speech of a member of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha Gnathang - Machong Sikkim Democratic Front today organised a peace car rally. The rally started from Pakyong and ended at Rolep village which later converted into picnic. It is worth mentioning...

Gangtok, 27 Dec 2018/--/Football Players Association of Sikkim (FPAS) today held a meeting at Paljor Stadium here to deliberate on the  increasing the activities of the organisation. The meeting was attended by FPAS president Nirmal Chettri, executives Nim Tshering Lepcha, Sanju Pradhan, Mayal Dok...