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Geyzing, 17 Dec 2018/--/Chief minister and the SDF party's president Pawan Chamling yesterday attended an interaction meet with the MLAs, Ministers, party functionaries and Jilla panchayat members and Panchayat members of west Sikkim at conference hall of Zilla Panchayat Bhawan of Kyongsa, Geyzing...

Gangtok, 13 Dec 2018/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today said that the Sherpa community must clearly understand that Revnue Order No. 1 was an old Revenue law and protected under constitution. He also said that the Sherpa community got Scheduled Tribe status in 1978. They ( Sherpa) can only...

MANGAN, 13 Dec 2018/--/The state level tribal Namsoong festival was inaugurated by  Pintsho Chopel Lepcha, MLA who was also the chief guest. Other dignitaries present on the occasion include   Deputy speaker of the state assembly and local  MLA, Sonam Gyatsho Lepcha, chairman SNT, Pintsho Lepcha,...

Gangtok, 11 Dec 2018/--/The completion of 24 years of the Sikkim Democratic Front Government will be celebrated tomorrow statewide. This was announced today by K. T. Gyaltshen, spokesman and legal advisor to Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. The celebration  will be held in each gram pancahyat, said...

Gangtok, 11 Dec 2018/--/Sikkim should send an all-party delegation to Delhi to take up  the reservation issue with the Centre as various demands from different parties and pressure groups are creating confusion. This was today announced at a press conference by Jacob Khaling, spokesman for Sikkim...

Gangtok, 11 Dec 2018/--/A four day long state level tribal festival, will commence from December 13 at Namprikdang, Upper Dzongu, North Sikkim. The festival will be organised jointly by Tribal Research Institute, Social Justice, Empowerment & Welfare Department Government of Sikkim, festival...

Gangtok, 4 Dec 2018/--/Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today inaugurated the New Secretariat building which was built at the site of the old historic Tashiling  Secretariat that  suffered massive damages in  the 2011 disastrous earthquake. With this, the state will have a state-of-the-art...

Gangtok, 4 Dec 2018/--/Former India  captain Baichung Bhutia today received vet a boost in his political career as ECI has recognised his  Hamro Sikkim party. The letter from the ECI reached the party office today. Soon after the news came, party supporters who gathered at party headquarters at...

Gangtok, 26 Nov 2018/--/With the Bhaichung Bhutia-led Hamro Sikkim party and Sikkim chapter of BJP holding a closed-door meeting in Gangtok on Saturday, the speculation is rife that the two are all set to forge a pre-poll alliance to take on the might of the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front in the...

Gangtok, 26 Nov 2018/--/With the Assembly as well as Lok Sabha election just six months away in the tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim, political parties are chalking out different strategies to reach out to the masses. The Namthang unit of the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front on Sunday organized a bike...

Gangtok, 26 Nov 2018/--/The Sikkim Mountain Biking Competition was flagged off on Sunday. The competition was held as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi whose 150th birth anniversary the nation is celebrating this year. The competition was organized by Sikkim Department of Sports and Youth Affairs. The...

PHODONG, 26 Nov 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday attended the annual Mahakala  Gurdak Cham organized at Labrang Palden Phuntshol Gumpa, Upper Tumlong, in North Sikkim. The seven-day puja by 108 monks which started on November 20 and the Gurdak Mask Dance are annual features...

Gangtok, 26 Nov 2018/--/Members of around 30 families of Pakyong in East Sikkim on Saturday staged dharna near the newly-constructed airport demanding compensation for the land that had been acquired for the project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the greenfield Pakyong airport on...

Gangtok, 26 Nov 2018/--/The Sikkim government will provide employment to 17,000 youths this year under the first phase of the One Family One Job programme, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling announced on Friday. Only genuine people should get the benefit and public representatives should submit...

RONGPO, 26 Nov 2018/--/A Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology team on Monday visited Lepcha Cottage to distribute items donated by the staff and students of SMIT during Daan Utshav during October 2 to 8. A few students of SMIT along with faculty in charge Jhuma Sunuwar visited Lepcha Cottage...

RONGPO, 26 Nov 2018/--/The ONGC Limited on Monday in association with Nurturing Excellence in Sports Trust, An NGO based in Delhi, organized an athletic talent hunt for middle distance running in 800m and 1500m categories for both boys and girls aged between 15 and 17 years at Namchi Singithang...

RONGPO, 18 Nov 2018/--/Members of Marwadi Yuva Manch. Siliguri,  have organized a cleanness drive at Maa SantoshiGhaat. It is learnt that after Chhath Puja Dainik Jagran along with Maa Santoshi Ghat Committee, Siliguri, discussed the issue of organizing a cleanliness drive at the ghat.  On Sunday...

RONGPO, 18 Nov 2018/--/Krishna Play presented by artists of Bolpur Tagore Research Academy on Sunday reached Rangpo, the main entry point of Sikkim. Supported by the National School of Drama, an autonomous institute under the Union Ministry of Culture, the group is staging plays in three places in...

Gangtok, 17 Nov 2018/--/Sikkim has joined the mainstream lately and has become part of North East Council later than other states but still it has achieved a decent pace of development, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said in Gangtok on Friday. “This has happened due to the peaceful environment...

Gangtok, 13 Nov 2018/--/The demand for the introduction of National Register of Citizens and Inner Line Permit in the Himalayan state of Sikkim is now another debate which is the talk of the town especially after a tribal organization has raised the issue in the national capital. Spokesperson of...

Gangtok, 13 Nov 2018/--/Sikkim Health Care Minister Arjun Kumar Ghatani on Monday visited the 1000-bed Multi Speciality Hospital at Sichey, today. He was accompanied by Health Commissioner Vishal Chauhan, Principal Director Dr Pempa T Bhutia and Medical Superintendent STNM Hospital Dr KB Gurung and...

RONGPO, 13 Nov 2018/--/The four-day long Chhath puja completed its third day on Tuesday. In the afternoon worship of sun was organized at Chhath Ghat Rangpo. Sikkim Bihari Jagran Manch Rangpo has played a vital role to make the ghat  clean and beautiful with decorative lights and flowers. The puja...

Gangtok, 13 Nov 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has assured temporary employees in government service that the government would give justice to them, the Ad-hoc and Temporary Employees Association has said in a statement in Gangtok. The Association had submitted a memorandum to the...

Gangtok, 13 Nov 2018/--/Some shop owners in the Star Cinema premises in Gangtok are aggrieved that eight of them have been asked to close their shops. Some shops which had been sublet have been sealed. The building is one of the oldest constructions in the town and the government has already issued...

Gangtok, 13 Nov 2018/--/The Sikkim Human Resource Development Department will organize on Wednesday a Children's Day function to commemorate the 129th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Garlanding of the bust at Zero Point will be followed by aprogramme at Chintan Bhawan at 10:30 am. The...