Hill News

Gangtok, 23 Oct 2018/--/The 38th edition of All India Governors Gold Cup International Football Tournament was kicked off on Tuesday at Paljor Stadium. The final match of the game will be played on November 3. A total number of 12 teams are fighting it out to lift the coveted trophy. To give...

Gangtok, 9 Oct 2018/--/Inaugurating The Eastern & Northeastern Region Policy Dialogue on “Making Liveable Cities: Challenges and Way Forward” at Chintan Bhawan in Gangtok on Tuesday, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling described Sikkim as the cleanest hill station and the most peaceful and the...

Gangtok, 9 Oct 2018/--/Soon after Congress in Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki had underscored the importance of protecting the unique identity of Arunachal, on Monday All Indian Congress Committee secretary in charge of Sikkim Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma said Congress was committed to protecting...

Gangtok, 9 Oct 2018/--/More than seven years after Sikkim had experience a major earthquake, the State is going for a mock drill on a large scale to assess the state of preparedness in case of such a emergency again. The tremor, 6.9 on the Richter scale, had taken a heavy toll of life and property...

Gangtok, 9 Oct 2018/--/Sikkim has been shortlisted as finalist for the World Future Council award which would be presented in Rome later this month, Director COLABORA, Germany, Bernward Geier informed at  a seminar on ‘Ëxploring the opportunities and identification of areas of co-operation in...

Gangtok, 9 Oct 2018/--/Secretary Sikkim Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department Ambika Pradhan inaugurated a photo exhibition titled “Development & Conservation of Cultural Heritage of Sikkim” in the presence of Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs Department, Mr. S.D.Dhakal at White Memorial...

RONGPO, 9 Oct 2018/--/Zitlang Under West Pandam Constituency in East Sikkim is gear up to organize a week-long Srimadbhagwat Katha Gyan Yagya on January 19  under the banner of Shiv Kalyan Samaj. On Tuesday, a meeting was held at Zitlang community hall  to finalize the details of the week-long...

Gangtok, 9 Oct 2018/--/A team of Tibetan Parliament- in- Exile, Central Tibetan Administration, met Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad at Raj Bhavan on Monday and put forward an appeal that whenever meetings were held between the governments of India and China, the issue of Tibet should be included in...

Gangtok, 8 Oct 2018/--/Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology organized on Sunday TEDxSMIT Fourth Edition with the theme, "Audacity to Mould." It was a platform for spreading ideas, in the form of short and powerful talks from erudite speakers. The talk session started with the first speaker of...

Gangtok, 8 Oct 2018/--/Principal Secretary Finance, Revenue and Expenditure Department V. B. Pathak chaired on Monday a co-ordination meeting to prepare for the coming visit of the 15th Finance Commission to Sikkim. Heads of departments and other officials concerned with the visit attended the...

RONGPO, 8 Oct 2018/--/All over Sikkim, preparations are now on for staging the mock drill for meeting emergencies by earthquake and other natural disasters on October 10. A preparatory meeting was held at Rangpo on Saturday, attended by Sub-Divisional Magistrate Rangpo Prem Kamal Rai, Deputy...

Gangtok, 8 Oct 2018/--/The Sikkim Mountaineering Association (SMA) organized on Sunday a Gangtok Road Runners(Marathon) at Ridge Park. The event saw the 150 participants from three categories. The objective behind holding the marathon was to encourage young athletes in the sport of running and also...

Gangtok, 8 Oct 2018/--/A one-day district level coordination workshop between Zilla and Gram Panchayat was organized by the East District Zilla Panchayat (EDZP) on Saturday at the conference hall of Tourism and Civil Aviation Department on Saturday to generate awareness at zilla and gram panchayat...

Gangtok, 8 Oct 2018/--/The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Sikkim Forest, Environment and Wildlife Management are jointly organizing a two-day regional workshop on “Conservation and Management of Wetlands” for Wetland Managers and Stakeholders of North Eastern...

RONGPO, 8 Oct 2018/--/A national workshop on "Scientific writing and publication from bench to paper" was organized at Himalayan Pharmacy Institute Majhitar, Sikkim, on Monday. Resource persons Dr. Prakash k. Hazam from NIPER Guwahati and Dr. Rohit Bisht, CEO, Scitext communication, Uttarakhand...

DARJEELING, 7 Oct 2018/--/The political picture is hotting up in the hills ahead of the 2019 election with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and BJP taking on each other in a show of strength in Delhi and Darjeeling. The subtle presence of the Bimal Gurung faction of the GJM can also be felt. In...

MANGAN, 7 Oct 2018/--/District authorities of North Sikkim have told State Chief Secretary A. K. Srivastava that immediate intervention was necessary to save Mangan town from recurrent landslides and sanction of funds from the Union Home Ministry was necessary to take the required measures....

Gangtok, 7 Oct 2018/--/Sikkim Sanskritik Manch, the cultural wing of the ruling Sikkim Demacratic Front party has decided to organized an essay, story and poetry writing competition for students of schools and colleges. The event has been conceived to inculcate the culture of reading and writing...

Gangtok, 7 Oct 2018/--/Lingding Junior High School initiated on Friday a cleanliness drive under "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" at Himalayan Zoological Park, Bulbulay as in accordance to the nation-wide Swachh Bharat Cleanliness Campaign. Students from class V to VIII participated in the campaign. DFO C...

RONGPO, 7 Oct 2018/--/SAATHI (Sikkim against Addiction towards Healthy India) team and class XII science stream of Government Senior Secondary School Singtam organized on Sunday an awareness programme on "Technology addiction" and an inter-school science quiz competition cum exhibition and the...

MANGAN, 5 Oct 2018/--/Under Beti Bachau Beti  Padhao(BBBP) scheme, the two-day state level inter-school Taekwando championship 2018, the first such event, started at Mangan Sr Sec School auditorium, North district, on Friday. The day’s programme was chaired by District Magistrate (North) Karma R...

RONGPO, 5 Oct 2018/--/Singtam Senior Secondary School SAATHI (Sikkim against Addiction towards Healthy India) Chapter made yet another history on Friday, installing through public mobilisation 10 CCTV cameras in strategic locations in order to check trespassers and unwarranted entries inside the...

DARJEELING, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-backed trade union -- Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union -- has warned of an unprecedented situation arising in the tea gardens of the Darjeeling hills because of the failure of the management to pay the puja bonus on time. DTDPLU...

Gangtok, 26 Sep 2018/--/Sikkim on Wednesday was the first state in the north-east region to get the sensors-based advance landslide warning system. The system was installed at Chandmari near Gangtok which is a prominent landslide-prone spot. The installation of the system has come soon after North...

RONGPO, 26 Sep 2018/--/The three day Indra Jatra festival, the biggest annual festival of the Newars of Sikkim, concluded at Manan Kendra, Gangtok, on Tuesday.  The three-day programme was the participation of Newars from all corners of Sikkim. Chief Minister Pawan Chamling attended the religious...