Hill News

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...

MANGAN, 26 Sep 2018/--/Vehicles were stranded for over four hours on Wednesday at the Ambithang slide area near Mangan petrol pump in North Sikkim because of a rough stretch of the road. It has been a daily experience for drivers of vehicles and travellers; as well as for policemen who face...

Gangtok, 26 Sep 2018/--/Sikkim is all set to witness the state level chess tournament as it was announced on Tuesday that the second Jigdel Denzongpa Memorial state level Chess Tournament will begin from Septmeber 29 at SDF Bhawan, Bypass Rroad. The tournament will be organized under the banner of...

RONGPO, 26 Sep 2018/--/Land donors of Sikkim are planning to come under one umbrella so that their demand for permanent job for one family member of a land donor gets strengthened. They have donated land for construction of schools in different places in Sikkim. Currently, meetings of the Land...

Gangtok, 26 Sep 2018/--/The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (SSDMA) would conduct a State- level mock exercise in all the four districts of Sikkim on October 10.   The mock exercise would be held simultaneously in 10 districts of West...

RONGPO, 26 Sep 2018/--/With an aim to provide a platform for students of senior secondary level to exhibit their innovation and knowledge, Sikkim Manipal Institute of technology Majhitar, East Sikkim,  is planning to organize Concours-2018 on October 26 and 27. Beginning in 2016, this event has...

RONGPO, 26 Sep 2018/--/Sri Marwadi Sewa Samiti Singtam is gear up to organise a week-long SrimadBhagwat Katha Mahayagya at Shopping Complex Building opposite Pranami mandir from September 27. Going to end on October 3, renewed spiritual leader from Mathura associated with Narayan Sewa Sansthan...

RONGPO, 23 Sep 2018/--/Residents of Rangpo have celebrated on Saturday the birthday of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at the main market. Attended by youth convenor Chetan Sapkota, Rangpo Nagar Panchayat president Maya Cintury, and councillors along with MLA Gopal Baraily, the residents cut a cake...

RONGPO, 23 Sep 2018/--/Manav Utthan Sewa Samiti Rangpo has celebrated the 67th  birthday of MUSS founder Sadgurudev Sri Satpalji Maharaj at Suyesh Satsang Dham,  IBM. The programme started with a welcome speech by Ganga Cintury. Spiritual events were the main attractions of the programme.  Local...

RONGPO, 23 Sep 2018/--/Government Junior High School Rhenock Bazar conducted a day-long parental counselling programme under SAATHI (Sikkim Against Addition Towards Healthy India) banner on Friday. Ashish Bangdal from Gangtok was the resource person of the day. In a motivational speech interspersed...

Gangtok, 22 Sep 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Gangtok on Sunday evening. He will inaugurate the Pakyong greenfield airport, the 100th airport in the country, on Monday morning and address a public meeting at the St Xavier’s School ground later in the day. Modi would be...

Gangtok, 22 Sep 2018/--/The 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is finally expected to arrive in Sikkim on October 21. It was a long-standing demand of Buddhists in Sikkim that the head of the Karma Kagyu sect visits Sikkim ever since his arrival from China in 2000; but the Indian government had...

Gangtok, 22 Sep 2018/--/Pawan Chamling, the longest serving Chief Minister in the country, on Saturday celebrated his 69th e birhtday at Mintokghang official residence, dedicating the day to the fellow citizens of Sikkim. A large number of people visited Mintokghang to wish him a happy birthday....

Kolkata, 22 Sep 2018/--/With the Nagaland Legislative Assembly unanimously adopting on Thursday a resolution on integration of the contiguous Naga inhabited areas for all Nagas to live under one administrative umbrella, the possibility of an early solution to the Naga  political crisis  seems to...

Gangtok, 22 Sep 2018/--/A State-level folk dance and role play competition was held on Friday in Gangtok. Organized by Population Cell  under National Population Education Project, NCERT, New Delhi, the programme was attended by Vice - Chancellor Shri.G.K.Nirola,

RONGPO, 22 Sep 2018/--/Team SAATHI (Sikkim against Addiction towards Healthy India) of Government Senior Secondary School, Singtam, organized on Saturday an Inter-House Nepali Debate Competition. The topic of the Debate was: “Whether the parents saving property for the bright future of their...

RONGPO, 22 Sep 2018/--/Team SAATHI of Government Senior Secondary School Rangpo has organized Saathi impact programme at Ivana Memorial School Mamring South Sikkim. Along with two teacher-coordinators and 24 peer educators, the programme was attended by the principal, teachers and 65 students of...

Gangtok, 19 Sep 2018/--/At a time when large parts of the State are reeling under the impact of multiple landslides induced by heavy rains, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan announced that by 2020 Sikkim would be made a model state in disaster management. Speaking on the occasion of the State Disaster...

Gangtok, 19 Sep 2018/--/A supplementary demand for grants for 2018-19 for gross additional expenditure of about Rs 280 crore was placed in the Sikkim assembly on Wednesday. This included a demand for grant of Rs 201 crore on revenue account and Rs 78 crore on capital account. In course of...

Gangtok, 19 Sep 2018/--/Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sikkim, former state BJP President Padam Chettri has raised questions on the status of repair of the National Highway 10  that was under progress. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had announced a...

MIRIK, 19 Sep 2018/--/A house in a tea garden near Indo-Nepal border was razed to the ground on Wednesday in a devastating fire. Mirik fire brigade and people of the locality rushed to the spot but the fire that broke out early in the morning ripped through four rooms of the wooden lodge rapidly. A...

RONGPO, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Land Donors’ Association of Sikkim has demanded permanent jobs for members of families of land donors. At a meeting of the Association on Tuesday a resolution was passed Pointing out that the State government had made an announcement to provide a job to one member of the...

Gangtok, 19 Sep 2018/--/Sikkim Urban Development and Housing Minister N. K. Subba along with Gangtok Municipal Corporation Commissioner Tshewang Gyachho  and a civic team on Tuesday took a walk down to the streets of Gangtok town to examine how to incorporate the smart city features in the State...