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RONGPO, 27 Aug 2018/--/Positive Vibe Club Rorathang under Rhenock constituency in East Sikkim has come forward to support flood victims   of Kerala. Under the  guidance and leadership of Mr Ultimate Sikkim and social worker Sanjay Chettri  the collection was started. A total of Rs 6340 has been...

Gangtok, 26 Aug 2018/--/Ganga Prasad was sworn in as the 16th Governor of Sikkim at a function held at New Raj Bhawan, Gangtok on Sunday. Mrs Justice Meenakshi M. Rai, Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Sikkim, administered the oath of office in the presence of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and...

DARJEELING, 26 Aug 2018/--/On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) on Sunday organized the “Banbo Festival” in Chowrasta in Darjeeling town and also felicitated the “shaman” community. The festival was the brainchild of former GNLF leader Subash Ghisingh which...

Kolkata, 26 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is faced with a dilemma so far as the Darjeeling situation is concerned. It is difficult for Sikkim if there are repeated disturbances in Darjeeling on the Gorkhaland issue as National Highway 10, the lifeline of Sikkim connecting the...

Gangtok, 26 Aug 2018/--/Temi Tea Mr Sikkim 2018 Manhunt is the first of its kind men's pageant in Sikkim. It is a collaborative venture by GBT Entertainment, Sikkim Chronicle, and The Accelerator. Auditions are being held on Saturday and Sunday. This pageant focuses on honing the pool of local...

Gangtok, 26 Aug 2018/--/A closing programme to felicitate and thank the concerned departments, stake holders and officials involved in the Kailash Mansaovar Yatra 2018 via Nathu La was organized by the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department and Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation on Saturday....

RONGPO, 26 Aug 2018/--/A student of Rangpo Bazar Junior High School was attacked and bitten in the forearm by a monkey on Saturday after school in front of the Raj Bhavan Winter Camp gate. Recently, these monkeys have become aggressive and many times students, teachers and passers-by have been...

Gangtok, 26 Aug 2018/--/From being a practice in the farms and fields, organic farming has now become the favourite topic of debating societies. Like in all debates, there are arguments for as well as against; but those in favour of organic farming seem to be carrying the day. The Sikkim State...

SINGTAM, 26 Aug 2018/--/An inter- house debate competition in English language was held at the Government Senior Secondary School, Singtam, on Saturday, organized by members of the English faculty of the school. The themes for the discussion were: "Impact of Social Media in Education" and Rapid...

Gangtok, 26 Aug 2018/--/The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) organized district level science seminars for secondary level students of north, west and south districts on August 21 in collaboration with district HRDD office of the respective districts, said an IPR release...

Gangtok, 24 Aug 2018/--/Chief minister Pawan Chamling has suggested that Sikkim is entitled to a peace bonus from the Centre for ensuring peace and security in a strategically important border state.In a meeting with Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs H. S. Puri in Gangtok on...

Gangtok, 24 Aug 2018/--/The Urban Development and Housing Department of Sikkim on Friday announced major concessions on use of government properties by the public and also regularization of unauthorized constructions. Chief Town Planner UDHD Department Devika Sharma in a news conference during the...

Gangtok, 24 Aug 2018/--/The last batch of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims travelling through Nathu La returned to Gangtok on Thursday night after the completion of their pilgrimage of Mount Kailash. This was the 10th  and the final batch for the year 2018 through Nathu La.  The number of pilgrims in...

Gangtok, 24 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim State University on Friday got its new Nepali postgraduate department at Nar Bahadur Degree College, Tadong, Gangtok. State Human Resource Development DepartmentMinister R. B. Subba inaugurated the new department block at Nar Bahadur Bhandari college. “The SDF...

RONGPO, 24 Aug 2018/--/The Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majitar, Sikkim has begun the preparations for the organization of TEDxSMIT on  October 7, 2018.  After three successful editions of the event since 2015, this year 'Audacity to Mould' has been chosen as the theme for the event....

Gangtok, 24 Aug 2018/--/ENVIS Hub at Forest Environment  & Wildlife Management Department in collaboration with WIPRO Bengaluru  has conducted a green teachers’ orientation programme, called the the earthian schools programme,  focussing on water and biodiversity sustainability for about 80...

DARJEELING, 23 Aug 2018/--/Following the suspected suicide of a student in a farm house on the outskirts of Kurseong town, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) vice chairman Anit Thapa on Thursday issued a statement appealing to people to remain alert and make the proper use of technology....

DARJEELING, 23 Aug 2018/--/The visit of Darjeeling M.P. and Union Minister of State S.S. Ahluwalia to Siliguri on Wednesday and his statement on issues relating to the hills have angered the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), prompting the latter to put up posters across the town against the BJP leader...

MANGAN / RANGPO, 23 Aug 2018/--/Falling prices of cardamom when the cost of production has gone up because of the emphasis on organic farming have put cardamom growers in Sikkim in dire straits. The setback has come when cardamom cultivation was just recovering from a severe attack from infectious...

Gangtok, 23 Aug 2018/--/The Sikkim Republican Party believes that the demand of the Sherpas get their land protected under Revenue Order no. 1 is a valid demand. “Sherpas are justified in their demand as it falls within the ambit of Article 371(F)," Sikkim Republican Party president K B Rai said in...

Gangtok, 23 Aug 2018/--/The ashes of Atal Bihari Vajyapee were immersed in river Teesta near Rangpo on Thursday as a group of BJP workers and admirers of the former Prime Minister paid their last tributes. Earlier, BJP Sikkim Pradesh president D. B. Chauhan had received the Asthi Kalash of Vajpayee...

THIMPHU, 23 Aug 2018/--/Describing Buddhism as one of India's greatest gifts to Bhutan, the Himalayan nation's queen mother said on Thursday that the ancient religion was the "unchanging constant" in the deep bond between the two neighbours. "It is a matter of immense satisfaction and happiness...

RONGPO, 23 Aug 2018/--/Fifteen progressive farmers from Namchi, Rongey, Daring and Central Pandam have taken training in musroom farming at the Mushroom Farming Training Centre run by the Horticulture and Cash Crop Department of Sikkim Government. Deputy Director Yogesh Sharma and Lab Assistant...

DARJEELING, 22 Aug 2018/--/Taking cognizance of the demand for retaining longer winter recess in colleges in the hills of Darjeeling, the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has invited officials of the North Bengal University for a meeting next month to discuss certain aspects of the Choice...

RONGPO, 22 Aug 2018/--/The unauthorized occupations in a lane in Rangpo Mandi Bazar that were standing in the way of movement of people and clearing of the drains were removed on Wednesday by Rangpo Nagar Panchayat with the assistance of Rangpo Police. It was learnt that the dreaded disease of...