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RONGPO, 18 Sep 2018/--/Employees of Alkem Laboratories have undertaken a fortnight-long cleaning programme and painting competition among students at Kumrek School, Chanatar School, Mining School, Majhitar School, Mamring School and Kabrey School udner the Swachh Bharat Pakhwada initiative....

Gangtok, 18 Sep 2018/--/A legal awareness programme under Micro Legal Literary Scheme and MGNREGA Scheme and legal services camp was organized at Padamchey Gram Prasanshan Kendra, Pakyong Sub-division on Sunday by the District Legal Services Authority and Taluk Legal Services Committee. The main...

MANGAN / GANGTOK, 14 Sep 2018/--/North Sikkim is reeling under as many as 11 landslides in the wake of heavy rains over the past sx days, but still there is no action plan to restore the roads in the affected areas. People forced to travel on these roads are transhipping by foot at their own risk...

Gangtok, 14 Sep 2018/--/Union Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey has directed the immediate repair of the link road from St Xavier’s School to Pakyong airport He has also asked airport officials for complete cleaning and illumination of the airport and different signboards, according to an IPR...

DARJEELING, 14 Sep 2018/--/The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) in Darjeeling has created a record, becoming the first expedition team to traverse the massif of Mt. Kanyatse range in Ladakh. The HMI successfully completed the month long expedition between Mt. Kanyatse I and II that started...

Gangtok, 14 Sep 2018/--/The Govt-e-Marketplace National Mission in Sikkim was launched on Thursday in the presence of the Chief Secretary Shri A.K.Shrivastava at Chintan Bhawan. Principal Secretary Commerce and Industries Thomas Chandy and Principal Secretary Social Welfare Department K....

Gangtok, 14 Sep 2018/--/It is but natural that the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front in Sikkim is working in alliance with the party in power at the Centre that is the BJP, SDF spokesperson K. T. Gyaltsen said in Gangtok on Thursday. He was reply to the question asked by Hamro Sikkim Party leader...

RONGPO, 14 Sep 2018/--/A weekly meeting of the Gorkhaland Aandolan Tewa Manch was held at Rangpo on Monday with Manch president Chandan Gurung in the chair. Attended by a large number of members, the main agenda of the meeting was to discuss the outcome of the plan to distribute a book on...

Gangtok, 14 Sep 2018/--/On the last day of withdrawal of nominations, Rohit Raj Luitel has been declared elected uncontested for the  Namrang Gram Panchayat Ward of  Tumin GPU in Sikkim. The certificate of getting elected as panchayat member was handed over on Friday to Rohit Raj Luitel of SDF.

Gangtok, 14 Sep 2018/--/In a bid to improve the socio economy standards of the people living with several disabilities, the Sikkim Social Justice, Empowerment and Welfare Department on Thursday distributed grants to beneficiaries of schemes like Marriage of Persons with Differently-Abled, Inter...

Gangtok, 14 Sep 2018/--/The 29th Sikkim State Badminton Championship 2018 organized by Badminton Association of Sikkim (BAS) started on Thursday at Indoor Gymnasium hall, Gangtok, in the presence of Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Ugen Gyatso Bhutia who told the participants...

RONGPO, 11 Sep 2018/--/A historic step of care towards society has been accomplished by Indian Oil Corporation  in Sikkim. Executive Director  West Bengal State Office, Kolkata, Dipankar Ray has inaugurated a new community hall at Singlebong Village, West Pendam, East Sikkim. Singlebong village is...

RONGPO, 11 Sep 2018/--/Nav Jyoti Club Saamke in association with Ward Development Society Deoraali ward under West Pandam Constituency  celebrated Hartalika Teez Festival at Shyaam Taar Samkey on Tuesday. The programme started with the lighting of the lamp by Rangpo Nagar Panchayat president Maya...

Gangtok, 10 Sep 2018/--/Sikkim has got its new Government College of Nursing and Integrated Ayush Hospital which was formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday. Classes of the first batch of students were going on since August, but now these would shift to the new building...

GEYZING, 10 Sep 2018/--/Landslides triggered by incessant rain on Sunday night wrecked havoc in different parts of west Sikkim. At many places the roads have become inaccessible due to landslides that occured at numerous parts of west Sikkim after overnight rain.  Some of the roads were restored...

Gangtok, 10 Sep 2018/--/Nepali singer Aruna Lama's contributions are a gift for whole Nepali community. Heera Devi Waiba's contributions in development of Nepali folk song are also equally valued. “We should not forget their contribution at any cost,” renowned Nepali music composer and singer...

RONGPO, 10 Sep 2018/--/The Gandhi Jayanti Open Football Tournament organized by United Club started from Sunday at ward number 2 ground of Rangpo Nagar Panchayat. Inaugurated by MLA Gopal Baraily, Monday was the 2nd day of the tournament. Ward councillor Savitri Pradhan was present as the chief...

Gangtok, 10 Sep 2018/--/Shaam-e-Ghazal, an evening of romantic and soulful ghazals, a fund raiser organized by Prerna Branch, Gangtok, was held on Saturday at Hotel Summit, Gangtok. Renowned singer from Sikkim Jiwan Sharma enthralled the gathering with his melodious singing. The stage, the decor,...

DARJEELING, 3 Sep 2018/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to hold an administrative meeting with the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration on Tuesday, followed by the foundation-stone laying ceremony at the Chowrasta in Darjeeling town on Wednesday for the State University...

DARJEELING, 3 Sep 2018/--/Former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri’s mother Dipa on Monday lodged a complaint with the Darjeeling Sadar police station of criminals intimidating her and issuing death threats to her and her family. Roshan Giri is now on the run. Giri’s house is...

Gangtok, 3 Sep 2018/--/Pakyong Greenfield Airport, set up 28 kms from the capital town of Gangtok, was sanctioned more than 11 years ago, but continued to get delayed because of factors like problems of land acquisition. The project was scheduled to be completed by 2012, but due to delays the cost...

MIRIK, 3 Sep 2018/--/West Bengal Newar Development and Culture Board chairman Sunil Pradhan to beneficiary Kala Pradhan at Ambotey tea garden the key to her house. Members of Newar Development Board and Newar Pradhan Kalyan Association were also present in the programme. Board chairman Sunil...

RONGPO, 3 Sep 2018/--/On the occasion of the celebration of the Indian Oil Day 2018 by Indian Oil Corporation on Sunday, Indane LPG Bottling Plant, Rangpo, East Sikkim distributed blankets to the inmates of the Nagi Orphanage, South Sikkim. President, Norbo Tsholing Monastry, Nagi South Sikkim,...

Gangtok, 3 Sep 2018/--/The 14th Sikkim State Open Swimming Championship 2018 organized by the Sikkim Amateur Swimming Association  was held in the Tashi Namgyal Academy swimming pool during the weekend, said an IPR release on Monday. Over 150 participants from Tashi Namgyal Academy, Manjusri...

NAMCHI, 1 Sep 2018/--/Training of booth level officers and supervisors for a special summary revision of the electoral roll of Sikkim with reference to January 1, 2019 as the qualifying date was carried out in the South District on Friday at the Community Hall, Namchi. The Secretary Election...