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DARJEELING, 3 Sep 2018/--/Former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri’s mother Dipa on Monday lodged a complaint with the Darjeeling Sadar police station of criminals intimidating her and issuing death threats to her and her family. Roshan Giri is now on the run. Giri’s house is...

Gangtok, 3 Sep 2018/--/Pakyong Greenfield Airport, set up 28 kms from the capital town of Gangtok, was sanctioned more than 11 years ago, but continued to get delayed because of factors like problems of land acquisition. The project was scheduled to be completed by 2012, but due to delays the cost...

MIRIK, 3 Sep 2018/--/West Bengal Newar Development and Culture Board chairman Sunil Pradhan to beneficiary Kala Pradhan at Ambotey tea garden the key to her house. Members of Newar Development Board and Newar Pradhan Kalyan Association were also present in the programme. Board chairman Sunil...

RONGPO, 3 Sep 2018/--/On the occasion of the celebration of the Indian Oil Day 2018 by Indian Oil Corporation on Sunday, Indane LPG Bottling Plant, Rangpo, East Sikkim distributed blankets to the inmates of the Nagi Orphanage, South Sikkim. President, Norbo Tsholing Monastry, Nagi South Sikkim,...

Gangtok, 3 Sep 2018/--/The 14th Sikkim State Open Swimming Championship 2018 organized by the Sikkim Amateur Swimming Association  was held in the Tashi Namgyal Academy swimming pool during the weekend, said an IPR release on Monday. Over 150 participants from Tashi Namgyal Academy, Manjusri...

NAMCHI, 1 Sep 2018/--/Training of booth level officers and supervisors for a special summary revision of the electoral roll of Sikkim with reference to January 1, 2019 as the qualifying date was carried out in the South District on Friday at the Community Hall, Namchi. The Secretary Election...

Gangtok, 1 Sep 2018/--/Forty four nurses who are currently working under the National Health Mission on a contractual basis on Saturday requested the Sikkim Government for their absorption in posts for staff nurses. “Chief Minister Pawan Chamling during his 32-day public interaction programme had...

Gangtok, 1 Sep 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Tika Maya Chamling have extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, the Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna. “Lord Krishna took incarnation in the world to eradicate injustice and opression, ‘...

Gangtok, 1 Sep 2018/--/The draft electoral rolls of Sikkim in Image PDF were handed over to recognized political parties in DVDs on Saturday by the State Chief Electoral Officer following the directive of the Election Commission, an IPR release said. --- EOIC

DARJEELING, 1 Sep 2018/--/The district police on Friday arrested a youth from the Singtam area of Darjeeling with an improvised firearm. He was booked under the Arms Act and remanded to police custody for three days. Sources said the youth was a sympathizer of former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha...

RONGPO, 1 Sep 2018/--/The Government  Junior High School Rhenock Bazar bid adieu to its retired teacher Krishna Kumar Khati and two other transferred teachers Premika Pradhan and Boppy Nerola in a colourful farewell programme organized in the school premises on Saturday. Guardians and well-wishers...

RONGPO, 1 Sep 2018/--/Alkem Laboratories has started a 15-day-long programme of Swachhata Pakhwada on Saturday from their factory premises to promote the ideas of clean water and sanitation. One should start by cleaning their houses, the participants were told. The staff and workers of Alkem...

Gangtok, 31 Aug 2018/--/A large number of candidates for posts of staff nurses who were not included in the final list on Friday morning went to the official residence of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at Mintokgang demanding a fair treatment. The entire process of selection of 261 staff nurses was...

Gangtok, 31 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Chief Secretary on Thursday A.K. Shrivastava chaired the 11th State Geological Programming Board Meeting (SGPB) in Gangtok at the conference hall of Manan Kendra. The Chief Secretary made a detailed review of the action taken report on the 10th State Geological...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/All India service officers are already enjoying the benefits of the Fifth Pay Commission, have also got the arrears from January 1, 2016, while C sand D grade employees of the Sikkim Government are desperately waiting for the report of the Commission to be put into effect,...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/A 16-year-old differently abled boy died at Jalipool on the outskirts of Gangtok on Thursday morning when a  fire broke out in a rented room of a five-storied building.   At about 11 a.m. the Gangtok fire station received a call informing about the fire. The fire station...

MANGAN, 30 Aug 2018/--/The Mangan-Chungthang Highway in North Sikkim was closed on Thursday for all vehicles due to  restoration work just  below Toong police check post. Not a single vehicle was allowed to move through the stretch during the day. A landslide wall collapsed on the road, leading to...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/A high level delegation of Sikkim Government led by Energy and Power Minister D.D. Bhutia and Human Resource Development Department Minister R.B. Subba on Thursday called upon Union Minister for Human Resource Prakash Javadekar in Delhi. The meeting was convened for finding...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/A large number of young footballers arrived at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok early on Thursday to attend a scouting event organized by Minerva Punjab FC for fresh talents in Sikkim but the trial could not be completed. “We are observing the trial from early morning, hundreds of...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/Sikkim Minister for Information and Public Relations Arjun Kumar Ghatani attended on Wednesday evening the re-launch of ABN Television channel at Siliguri.  He congratulated ABN Television on taking the initiative to introduce the first Nepali TV Channel in India and...

RONGPO, 30 Aug 2018/--/The Aam Bihari Kalyan Manch Sikkim has expressed its gratitude towards Independence Day Celebration Committee Rangpo 2018 for giving ‘Token of Love’ to the Manch in the closing ceremony of IDCC by MLA Gopal Baraily and SDM Prem Kamal Rai. Manch national president Chotelel...

DARJEELING, 30 Aug 2018/--/On a visit to Darjeeling from September 3, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will lay the foundation stone for a new state university to be set up in Mungpo. The Bill for establishing the university was passed in the State Assembly last month. On Wednesday,...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/East Sikkim District Collector Kapil Meena on Wednesday declared that the ongoing tussle on border trade through Nathu La has ended and the problem has been resolved. “We are still applying the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of 2006 which is the first SOP. Because of...

Gangtok, 30 Aug 2018/--/The opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has alleged that rallies of the party are being disturbed by the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front and SKM leaders engaged in door-to-door campaigning are being threatened. “We know what they at Namchi and Daramdin to disturb our...

DARJEELING, 30 Aug 2018/--/The student wing of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Wednesday faxed a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding that all future dialogues relating to the Darjeeling hills involve the present chairman and vice-chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration....