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MANGAN, 30 Aug 2018/--/The Mangan-Chungthang Highway in North Sikkim was closed on Thursday for all vehicles due to  restoration work just  below Toong police check post. Not a single vehicle was allowed to move through the stretch during the day. A landslide wall collapsed on the road, leading to...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/A high level delegation of Sikkim Government led by Energy and Power Minister D.D. Bhutia and Human Resource Development Department Minister R.B. Subba on Thursday called upon Union Minister for Human Resource Prakash Javadekar in Delhi. The meeting was convened for finding...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/A large number of young footballers arrived at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok early on Thursday to attend a scouting event organized by Minerva Punjab FC for fresh talents in Sikkim but the trial could not be completed. “We are observing the trial from early morning, hundreds of...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Minister for Information and Public Relations Arjun Kumar Ghatani attended on Wednesday evening the re-launch of ABN Television channel at Siliguri.  He congratulated ABN Television on taking the initiative to introduce the first Nepali TV Channel in India and...

RONGPO, 30 Aug 2018/--/The Aam Bihari Kalyan Manch Sikkim has expressed its gratitude towards Independence Day Celebration Committee Rangpo 2018 for giving ‘Token of Love’ to the Manch in the closing ceremony of IDCC by MLA Gopal Baraily and SDM Prem Kamal Rai. Manch national president Chotelel...

DARJEELING, 30 Aug 2018/--/On a visit to Darjeeling from September 3, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lay the foundation stone for a new state university to be set up in Mungpo. The Bill for establishing the university was passed in the State Assembly last month. On Wednesday,...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/East Sikkim District Collector Kapil Meena on Wednesday declared that the ongoing tussle on border trade through Nathu La has ended and the problem has been resolved. “We are still applying the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of 2006 which is the first SOP. Because of...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has alleged that rallies of the party are being disturbed by the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front and SKM leaders engaged in door-to-door campaigning are being threatened. “We know what they at Namchi and Daramdin to disturb our...

DARJEELING, 30 Aug 2018/--/The student wing of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Wednesday faxed a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding that all future dialogues relating to the Darjeeling hills involve the present chairman and vice-chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration....

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/A much-needed pedestrian foot overbridge at Tadong over the National Highway 10 was inaugurated on Tuesday by Urban Development and Housing Department Minister N. K. Subba.  The bridge was necessary and was demanded by residents of the areas for the last many years as there...

MANGAN, 30 Aug 2018/--/The Pang Lhabsol festival has been celebrated with fervour all over North Sikkim. At Lachung, special prayers have been conducted invoking the guardian deities of Sikkim and a ‘Wang’ for long life was performed by Venerable Lachung Rimpoche. At  LachenThangu Monastery a...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/Power supply to the entire East and North districts will be affected from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday for connecting and charging new transmission lines, a Sikkim Energy and Power Department release has said. --- EOIC

Gangtok, 29 Aug 2018/--/A sitting of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has been scheduled on September 24 in Delhi to listen to the grievances of the Denzong Sherpa Association regarding protection of land of the Sherpa community, a Press relese issued by DSA on Wednesday said. A...

MIRIK, 29 Aug 2018/--/A drug peddlar named Umesh Tamang (30) has been nabbed by the Mirik police along with a large haul of narcotics, Mirik police source said on Tuesday  A total of 500 pieces of spasmo proxyvon capsules were seized from possession. --- EOIC

Gangtok, 29 Aug 2018/--/A district level civil military liaison conference was held on Wednesday at Penangala between the Black Cat Division based in Gangtok and district official of East Sikkim represented by District Collector and Magistrate of East Sikkim Kapil Meena.  In the state Level civil...

Gangtok, 29 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Bihari Jagran Manch (SBJM) 5th Mile Branch, Gangtok, East Sikkim, organized  on Tuesday the Oath and  Certification Distribution Ceremony at Saraswati Mandir, Gumpa Dharamshala,Tadong .The programme was chaired by former minister  Dadul Bhutia as chief guest and...

Gangtok, 29 Aug 2018/--/Sri Satya Sai Sewa Samiti Cheuribhotey under West Pandam Constituency in East Sikkim is gearing up to celebrate the Sri Krishna Janmastami festival on September 2. Organizing committee member Rajendra Dhakal said that colourful traditional and spiritual programmes along with...

Gangtok, 27 Aug 2018/--/Baichung Bhutia led Hamro Sikkim party has demanded immediate implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission report and told the ruling government not to indulge in delaying tactics. HSP Spokesman Biraj Adhikari said: “The Chief Minister's speech on the 15th of August; among...

Gangtok, 27 Aug 2018/--/The Sikkim Democratic Front was not worried over the release of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha leader P. S. Golay from jail. “We will form the government for the sixth term in 2019. We are not afraid of SKM which was there in 2014 too. Yet we won and this time also we will win, I...

DARJEELING, 27 Aug 2018/--/To encourage students, Shishu Kishore Academy, Kolkata on Sunday organized a sit and draw competition with participation of 20 schools from Darjeeling. The sit and draw competition which is organized in association with the information and cultural affairs department,...

Gangtok, 27 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Amateur Taekwondo Association (SATA) on Sunday felicitated their Chief Coach Trilok Subba at White Hall in Gangtok. He was felicitated for being appointed as the coach of Indian National team in the recently held Asian Games. Trilok Subba represented as India's...

MANGAN, 27 Aug 2018/--/A puja in celebration of Pang Lhabsol was held at Ringhem Gumpa, Mangan, North Sikkim, on Sunday in the presence of District Magistrate (North) Karma R Bonpo. Forest Minister Tshering Wangdi Lepcha attended the puja at Ringchem Gompa. A puja was also organized at Kabi-...

Gangtok, 27 Aug 2018/--/Over 200 people have participated in the two-day audition for Temi Tea Mr Sikkim organized by GBT Entertainment, Sikkim Chronicle and The Accelerator, vying for entry in the top 17 or 20. Contestants from across the four districts have arrived in Gangtok at Hotel Denzong...

Gangtok, 27 Aug 2018/--/The Department of Personnel, Administrative Reforms, Training and Public Grievances has issued a notification declaring rules of dearness allowance and other allowances that shall be admissible to Government employees in Sikkim. As per the notification D.A. and others...

RONGPO, 27 Aug 2018/--/The last Saawan Puja was organised at Rangpo Kali Mandir on Sunday. From early in the morning devotees started to come to the temple to offer puja. The temple was decorated with colourful lights and diya. In the evening hundreds of devotees took part in the the aarati with...