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Gangtok, 15 Feb 2019/--/Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wing of Sikkim today claimed that the current government has given more funds than the previous UPA  regime. DB Chauhan, president for Sikkim BJP informed that more than 1 lakh crore rupees has been allocated to Sikkim for its development and...

RONGPO, 15 Feb 2019/--/For the welfare of the contractual drivers of NHPC. All Sikkim Democratic Transport/Drivers Front (ASDTF) headed by G.M. Gurung today called on General Manager of National Hydropower Corporation (NHPC) Sahadev Khatua at his office.  After a  2-hour meeting, the NHPC...

DARJEELING, 15 Feb 2019/--/A seminar was conducted on “Indo Japan Technical Interns Training Programme” at the premises of Yakthung, at Amarpally, Darjeeling, today. The seminar was sponsored by Yakthung in association with ‘International Skill Centre India, a unit of New Delhi Institute of...

Gangtok, 13 Feb 2019/--/In a major relief to government employees the state's Home Department has declared four new government holidays.  The new holidays are:- Bhumchu festival on February 19, Shyadar Pidar on May 18, Teej on September 1 and Pughal Parim on December.12. With this, government...

Gangtok, 12 Feb 2019/--/The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front for the last 24 years has come up with a new catch line for its campaign for this year’s assembly and parliamentary elections: 'My first vote for Chamling'. ``We are targeting first time voters and we hope this catch line will rope in a...

Gangtok, 12 Feb 2019/--/As many as 18 members of Sikkim  Democratic Front from DPH ward no 18 today joined Sikkim Krantikari Morcha in the presence of SKM acting President-cum-MLA Kunga Nima Lepcha, secretary general Arun Upreti and other party executives at party HQ, Tibet road.

Gangtok, 12 Feb 2019/--/A meeting was held between  the district election officer-cum-DC East, Kapil Meena and other nodal officers involved in the election process to discuss the forthcoming elections in the state. The DC took stock of the situation and gave directives on the future course of...

Gangtok, 12 Feb 2019/--/“The rating of Sikkim might be low in the EoDB ranking, but time taken to set up an industry in the state is the least in Sikkim, said Dr Thomas Chandy, IFS, Principal Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries, Government of Sikkim while delivering a Special Address...

RONGPO, 9 Feb 2019/--/International Human Rights Council Sikkim state today has published its newly formed body. While  Ganesh Sharma has been anointed state president Karma Choda Bhutia and  Ashish Lama have been elected vice-presidents. The other office bearers include Mahindra Adhikari, ...

Gangtok, 7 Feb 2019/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chmaling today attended the “Bhoomi Pujan” and foundation stone laying ceremony of Marwari Sarwajanik Seva Bhawan at old children park terrace today. In his address the CM congratulated the entire Marwari community on the fulfilment of their long-...

RONGPO, 7 Feb 2019/--/The first meeting of the International Human Rights Council Sikkim branch  was held at Rangpo IBM. The function was attended by, among others, area MLA  Gopal Baraily  who was the chief guest, Choteylall Prasad (state In-charge), Maya Cintury,  president Rangpo Nagar Panchayat...

Gangtok, 2 Feb 2019/--/In a major boost for the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front as many as 1100 members from various opposition parties mainly from Sikkim Krantikari Morcha and Hamro Sikkim today joined ruling Sikkim Democratic Front party here at Samman Bhawan. The new members were welcomed by...

Gangtok, 1 Feb 2019/--/The Citizenship Amendment Bill is  going to affect Sikkim too, Pradyot Deb Barman AICC observer for Sikkim today said. He  made this comment at a media conference in the state capital. `` The bill will affect Sikkim too even though the state has its safeguard of Article 371...

Gangtok, 30 Jan 2019/--/Union Minister K.J Alphons on Wednesday praised Sikkim for development and creating infrastructure for promotion of tourism sector in particular. "Sikkim has made commendable growth in creating tourist spots and activities in all corners to broadbase destinations for the...

RONGPO, 30 Jan 2019/--/Sikkim Minister for Transport D.T Lepcha today inspected the newly constructed office of the Motor Vehicle Division at Singtam . Accompanied by  department secretary S D Dhakal, General Manager Sikkim Nationalised Transport, RTO, Dy RTO, ARTO and other officials Lepcha...

RONGPO, 30 Jan 2019/--/Jan Sewa Samittee, Upper Pachak,  in collaboration with Directorate of Statistics, Monitoring & Evaluation, Government of Sikkim organised a two-day programme starting yesterday on Aadhaar updates, corrections and new enrolments at 3-Upper Pachak ward under 19-Rhenock...

Geyzing, 28 Jan 2019/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today once again  lambasted the Opposition saying their activities were inmical to the interests of the Nepali community in Sikkim. Chamling made the comment  during his address delivered at the concluding Janta Mela, the SDF government's...

Gangtok, 24 Jan 2019/--/Bina Basnet, vice-president of Hamro Sikkim Party was today elevated to the post of president of the party, formed May, 2018. Party vice presidents Bhaichung Bhutia and R.B. Subba too were elevated to the posts of working presidents. The decisions were taken at a party...

Gangtok, 24 Jan 2019/--/Members of Sikkim Progressive Youth Forum (SYYF) today finally agreed to shift their protest rally from Titanic Park to the District Court here at Sichey, Gangtok in East Sikkim after  persuasion by Sikkim Police. The Sikkim police provided them blankets and the young men...

RONGPO, 24 Jan 2019/--/Rastriya Kavi Sangam (RKS) was today organised at Rangpo Driver Association's office  in a grand manner. The chief guest was horticulture officer  J N Sharma. Other dignitaries  present include writers Shiv Darnal, Shivakoti Rajen Chandra, RKS State Secretary  Bhim Sharma,...

SORENG, 22 Jan 2019/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today presided over the Janta Mela’ organized by the Department of Rural Management & Development  at  Soreng Ground. Other dignitaries present include R. B. Subba, Minister, HRDD;  S. B. Subedi, Minister, RMⅅ SN. K. Subba,...

Gangtok, 22 Jan 2019/--/Reacting to ruling SDF's allegation that opposition SKM was a `goonda' party (party of hooligans), the SKM  today said that by calling the SKM `goonda; the SDF was in fact branding the people supporting it as `goondas'``If we are goonda then the people who are supporting the...

Gangtok, 22 Jan 2019/--/The Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) held its meeting today at the residence of  Bhaichung Bhutia, Sr. Vice President. The meeting, which went on the whole day, discussed many issues and the chief among them are as follows. First, the meeting finalized plans and procedures in...

MANGAN, 22 Jan 2019/--/A campaign for Beti Bachao Beto Padhao scheme (BBBP) was today launched on the occasion of  Susakurtot Organic festival,at lower Dzongu, North Sikkim. The chief guest of the programme was Chairman SNT  Pintsho Namgyal Lepcha. Other dignitaries present on the occasion include...

MANGAN, 22 Jan 2019/--/Sikkim Democratic Front membership drive was launched today at a programme chaired by SNT Chairman cum SDF President, North District,  Pintso Namgyal Lepcha. Other dignitaries present include former Up- Adhakshya, Nim Tshering Lepcha, CLC President, Passang Tarbu Lepcha, to...