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Gangtok, 10 Jul 2018/--/A reported statement of Hamro Sikkim Party leader Baichung Bhutia on agricultural production in Sikkim has bcome a political issue. “A few days ago Baichung Bhutia has made a statement that in the rule of the Sikkim Democratic Front in the past two decades the agricultural...

DARJEELING, 10 Jul 2018/--/The Joint Forum, an amalgamation of different trade unions, has appealed to the trade union front of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in tea gardens, the Darjeeling Dooars Terrai Plantation Labor Union, also to be a part of the different programmes that have been launched in the...

Gangtok, 10 Jul 2018/--/Lok Sabha Member from Sikkim P.D.Rai chaired the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) meeting at  East District Zilla Panchayat Conference Hall on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the progress of Centrally sponsored projects, schemes, flagship...

YUKSAM, 10 Jul 2018/--/Brothers on Wheels (BOW), a motorcycle riders’ club, carried out charitable works in Yuksam on Sunday and Monday  The members of the Namchi-based club spruced up the new ICDS centre, coloured the whole ICDS building and planted some saplings in and around the ICDS premises...

RONGPO, 10 Jul 2018/--/Rangpo the main entry point of Sikkim, is gearing up to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day at Rangpo Bazar playground in a grand manner. On Tuesday, a meeting was held at Rangpo, attended by  officers from different  departments, delegates and members from different...

JORETHANG, 10 Jul 2018/--/An e-service portal and computerized biling system was on Sunday formally launched at the Jorethang Power Office, South Sikkim, by Power Minister D. D. Bhutia. After the state capital of Gangtok, Jorethang now becomes the second town in Sikkim to have this facility. It...

Gangtok, 5 Jul 2018/--/Sikkim is performing better among all the northeast states under the North East Council schemes said North Eastern Council Secretary Ram Muivahin Gangtok on Thursday. NEC is under the Union Ministry for Development of the Northeast Region. NEC Secretary Ram Muivah is in...

Gangtok, 5 Jul 2018/--/At a meeting of the Sikkim State Cabinet at Samman Bhawan in Gangtok on Thursday, it was decided to increase the reservation in jobs for scheduled castes from four per cent to five per cent, said a posting in the Facebook page of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. The draft of...

Gangtok, 4 Jul 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has been invited to the Global Climate Action in San Francisco, California, from September 12 to September 14. The summit will bring together leaders from government, business and representatives of the civil society. Participants would...

RONGPO, 4 Jul 2018/--/The National Highway-10 connecting the Sikkim capital Gangtok with the rest of thecountry is in a dismal condition, especially in the 12-kilometre long stretch between Rangpo to Singtam. The worsening condition of the highway day by day is only increasing the chances of a...

MANGAN, 4 Jul 2018/--/Following incessent and heavy rains on Tuesday, two houses collapsed in Mangan due to a landslide. One of them was an Indira Awas Yojona house of Passang Lepcha, the other was a kutcha house, a wooden structure, of Tshering Tamang A team of officials, led by District...

Gangtok, 4 Jul 2018/--/The Dr Shova Kanti Thegim ( Lepcha) Smriti Puraskar ( Memorial Award ) 2018 was conferred to Anita Niraula for her book 'Black and White Sikkim - maa Sangeetbhitra kaa haro' on Wednesday during the award function held at Nepali Sahitya Parishad, Sikkim at Development area....

Gangtok, 4 Jul 2018/--/Sikkim Pragya Prtishthan on Wednesday celebrated the 167th birth anniversary of Padri Ganga Prasad Pradhan, the first Gorkha journalist and writer of Gorkhali text books, including the translation of the Bible in the Gorkhali/Nepali language. Renowned engineer of Sikkim...

RONGPO, 4 Jul 2018/--/A day-long program on kitchen gardening was organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra West Sikkim under Krishi Kalyan Abhiyan at Tikpur aspirational village on Wednesday.  The programme was chaired by Niti Ayog joint director Jitu Das as nodal officer. A total of 64 progressive...

MANGAN, 1 Jul 2018/--/The Social Impact Assessment Study meeting of the left bank of the 530 MW NHPC Stage IV hydro-electric project on Teesta river in North District was held on Sunday. A total of nearly 150 assembled, including ofcials and landowners. Sub-Divisional Magistrate Headquarters P. W...

Gangtok, 1 Jul 2018/--/Women of Sikkim are not only politically and education empowered they are also making their presence felt in the field of sports. One shining example is Karishma Rai of Rabongla who has been shortlisted to attend coaching camp for the preparation of India U-17 women’s...

Gangtok, 1 Jul 2018/--/The student wing of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, the main opposition party of Sikkim, has demanded relaxation of admission norms in the Sikkim Central University. “If our students are not getting admission in our own Sikkim Central University, then what is the use of the...

RONGPO, 1 Jul 2018/--/The International Human Rights and Crime Organization, Rangpo, has observed the International Doctors Day at Rangpo with felicitation of two doctors working in ESI (Rangpo). The programme  was attended by its state president Ganesh Sharma. Dr Ashish Lama and Dr Vikky Pradhan...

Gangtok, 29 Jun 2018/--/As a part of Janta Mela and Jan Sampark Abhiyan, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Friday handed over GCI sheets and electric cookers to Buddhist monks and also announced assistance to the lamas for house-building. It was a unique move as hitherto such Janta Melas to...

Gangtok, 29 Jun 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Friday announced that a 50-foot-tall statue of Lama Lutsum Chembo, Lama Sempa Chembo and Lama Rinzing Chembo,  the three monks credited with the setting up of Sikkim as a sovereign country, would be set up at Yuksom, the first capital...

DARJEELING, 29 Jun 2018/--/Thirty four-year-old Mukul Ojha, a jeweler in Darjeeling town, is a man with a mission to find the family of two war veterans of the region and hand over to them the vintage silver medals of British period that is presently part of his shop’s collection. Mukul has in his...

MIRIK, 29 Jun 2018/--/Farmers in Mirik engaged in floriculture are in urgent need of government assistance for marketing of flower, particularly in the international market. In fact, these farmers cultivating flower in the lower reaches of the Himalayas are now planning to come together to place...

Gangtok, 29 Jun 2018/--/Director General (North East Zone), Union Ministry of I&B, Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia, called on Sikkim Minister, Information & Public Relations, A.K. Ghatani at his office in  Gangtok at Soochna Bhawan, Tadong, on Thursday, said an IPR release. The Director General...

Gangtok, 27 Jun 2018/--/Director General (North East – Zone)   Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Kuldeep Singh Dhatwalia  who is currently on a three-day visit to Sikkim met Sikkim Chief Secretary A. K. Shrivastava on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of setting up a regional media centre...

Gangtok, 27 Jun 2018/--/Under the order of Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling to plant flowering saplings on both sides of National Highway 10 from Rangpo to Singtam, the Forest Department, Sikkim, has started planting flowering plants from Rangpo. On June 7, the Chief Minister in his address at...