Hill News

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...

RONGPO, 19 Sep 2018/--/A Marwadi Yuva Manch team from Sikkim returned on Wednesday from Siliguri  after participating  in a two-day long state conference of Paschim Bangla Sikkim Prantiya Marwadi Yuva Manch  after bagging more than 20 state and national awards  in different categories. Marwadi Yuva...

RONGPO, 19 Sep 2018/--/General Secretary of Badminton Association of Sikkim Sukanta Das has been appointed as India team manager for the upcoming Badminton Asia Junior U-15 & U-17 Championship 2018 to be held at Myanmar from October 3 to October 7. He has received the appointment letter from...

MANGAN / GANGTOK, 19 Sep 2018/--/In the past two days, nearly 350 people, among them 115 civilians, 216 soldiers and 12 Indo-Tibet Border Police personnel have been have been airlifted in army and air force helicopters from places in North Sikkim hit by landslides, a Defence release issued in...

Gangtok, 19 Sep 2018/--/Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan, has approached the Indian aviation authorities to start a service from the newly constructed Pakyong airport in Sikkim in January, Director Airport Authority of India (Sikkim Region) Manjunath R. said on Tuesday. Since it would be an...

DARJEELING, 19 Sep 2018/--/A budding film director has decided to revive one of the most iconic character of the Darjeeling hills and convert it into a motion picture. The figure in question is the legendary Dal Bahadur Gurung aka ‘Hum Jayega,’ cited as a funny character in Darjeeling’s folklore...

Gangtok, 19 Sep 2018/--/Sikkim Minister for Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare Arjun Kumar Ghatani on Monday visited the Central Medical Store. at Convoy Ground to take stock on the availability of medicines and its quality. Minister was accompanied by the Commissioner-cum-Secretary Mr...

Gangtok, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Limboo Tamang Voluntary Committee (LTVC) has timed its strike call in Sikkim on September 25 to tally with the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the State on September 23. LTVC has also managed to get the support of a number of other political parties in their...

MANGAN, 19 Sep 2018/--/On Tuesday, North Sikkim was shaken by a mild tremor that hit early in the morning and lasted for about 30 to 40 seconds; bringing back memories of the fateful evening of September 18, 2011, when a devastating earthquate hit Sikkim, killing at least 76 people. It was a Sunday...

RONGPO, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Government Junior High School Rhenock Bazar concluded on Tuesday a 15-day-long 'Swatchata Pakhwada'. As per the guidelines given to the schools, the first day of the mass awareness campaign started with hand washing practices by the students of classes III to V. The...

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....