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Gangtok, 10 Jun 2018/--/A team of Sikkim government officials has carried out inspection of facilities for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the Nathu La route in Sikkim, ahead of the commencement of the yatra, an official release said on Saturday. A team of officers comprising of secretary and...

Gangtok, 10 Jun 2018/--/In a bid to ensure that farmers of Sikkim benefit from the facilities available at Kissan Bazar near Lal Market Traffic point, the Department of Horticilture and Cash Crop Development on Sunday issued identity cards to them. This is the second phase of distribution of...

Gangtok, 10 Jun 2018/--/A two-day long workshop on Sensitization of ASHAs on Ayurveda and Homoeopathy was conducted by Sikkim State Ayush Society last weeke in a local hotel. The workshop was participated by ASHAs from different parts of the State along with staff from Urban Health post and Ayush...

Gangtok, 9 Jun 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday defended in the state assembly the passing of the Sikkim Panchayat (Amendment) Bill, terming the Bill as “historic” as it ensured the security and protection of the Bhutia – Lepcha community in the form of reservation in...

DARJEELING, 9 Jun 2018/--/BJP should not take the support of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for granted in the Lok Sabha election of 2019 though in the recent panchayat elections GJM supporters in the Terai and the Dooars areas might have supported the BJP. GJM leader Binay Tamang on Saturday that their...

RONGPO, 9 Jun 2018/--/Members of the Sikkim Rural Tourism Development Commitee on Saturday played good samaritan and helped a group of tourists from Kolkata a member of which had suddenly fallen ill. The committee members, representing Sikkim in the 5th Gitanjali Mango Festival, were on their way...

RONGPO, 8 Jun 2018/--/The National Highway-10 was closed on Friday for about thre hours as a heavy landslide blocked the roads at Bhotey Bhir, 42 kms from the state capital, Gangtok, towards West Bengal. With tourism season at its peak in Sikkim, passengers travelling to Siliguri from Gangtok were...

Gangtok, 8 Jun 2018/--/The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Friday hit back at ace footballer Bhaichung Bhutia, dubbing his attack on Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling last week as baseless. "Bhaichung Bhutia has been a legendary footballer, but he is behaving like a 'Shikhandi' (a negative...

Gangtok, 8 Jun 2018/--/Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to visit Sikkim for two days starting from June 15, an official release said. As per the itinerary, Naidu is scheduled to attend the convocation of ICFAI University in the state, it said. He is also scheduled to attend an official...

Gangtok, 6 Jun 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Tuesday said it was the duty of the people to protect environment from destruction in order to provide a better place for the future generations to live in. “On the World Environment Day, let us remember that we have a...

Gangtok, 6 Jun 2018/--/Sikkim's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) R Telang on Wednesday directed all Booth Level Officers (BLOs) to carry out 100 per cent house to house verification of voters of the state. He issued the specific direction to all BLOs at meeting through video conference with all...

Gangtok, 6 Jun 2018/--/The Botanical Survey of India, Sikkim Himalayan Regional Centre, along with Sikkim Vijnana Vikasha Parishad, and The Himalayan Science Society (HSS), Sikkim jointly celebrated the World Environment Day on Tuesday at the Botanical Survey of India. Dr. Dinesh Agrawala,...

NEW DELHI/PORT BLAIR, 24 Apr 2018/--/The Union Home Minister, Mr Rajnath Singh, chaired the third meeting of the Island Development Agency (IDA) in Delhi on Tuesday. The Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Admiral DK Joshi (retd), Administrator of Lakshadweep, Cabinet Secretary Mr P. K....

MIRIK, 19 Apr 2018/--/Family discussion resulted to death of a person who got engaged with his cousin at Mirik’s Jaman Singh Gaon under Thurbo Tea Garden.The incident occurred on Wednesday night around 9 pm when the younger brother, trying to stop the fight of his two elder brothers, was stabbed...