Hill News

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...

Gangtok, 22 Aug 2018/--/The recent statement by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling that the Centre had not kept the Sikkim Government informed about the stand-off in Doklam between Indian and Chinese armies has invited criticisms from Sikkim Krantikari Morcha which is of the opinion that such a...

RONGPO, 22 Aug 2018/--/Team SAATHI (Sikkim Against Addiction Towards Healthy India) of Government Senior Secondary School Singtam started an awareness programme on Wednesday on Juvenile Justice Act 2015 under which sale of cigarettes, tobacco in any form, gutkas and liquor to children below 18...

Gangtok, 22 Aug 2018/--/Entrepreneurs in Sikkim are entitled to full or cent per cent tax relaxation if the Sikkim Government re-establishes the Registration of Companies Act of 1961, Denzong Sherpa Association spokesman Pasang Sherpa said on Wednesday. On Tuesday the Chief Minister announced 75...

Kathmandu, 22 Aug 2018/--/Nepal's Communist government has introduced a new criminal code that makes publishing confidential information, recording audio or taking pictures without permission a jailable offence, triggering concerns among activists and journalists that it could curb Press freedom....

Kathmandu, 22 Aug 2018/--/The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has temporarily suspended the flight operations of a private helicopter firm after an Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim died when he was hit by the rear blade of its helicopter at a remote helipad in country’s Hilsa region. Manang Air...

Gangtok, 22 Aug 2018/--/The ashes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be brought to Sikkim on Thursday and immersed in Teesta river as a part of immersion of the ashes in various rivers across the country, beginning in Haridwar. Teesta is considered holy in Hindu mythology.  Sikkim Pradesh BJP President...

Gangtok, 22 Aug 2018/--/Prajapati Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya(popularly known as Brahmakumaris) state chapter celebrated Raksha Bandhan in Gangtok on Wednesday at its meditation centre at Shanti Kund in the Development Area. Sikkim Chapter Brahmakumari Major Operator of the centre B....

MANGAN, 22 Aug 2018/--/The third round of screening of persons with disabilities (Divyanga) was conducted at Lower Tumin Barang under the aegis of Kalpataru Prathisthan on Wendesday. More then 84 persons registered themselves as patients for screening.  The Prathisthan has the patronage of Sikkim...

RONGPO, 22 Aug 2018/--/Adding yet another feather in the cap of Singtam, Rikden Sherpa, a Class XI student of Singtam Senior Secondary School, has participated in the 5th Senior National Pickleball Championship-2018.  The tournament organized by All India Pickleball Association was held in...

Gangtok, 20 Aug 2018/--/Associations of traders engaged in border trade between India and China across the Nathu La border in Sikkim have threatened to stop trading till their demands to increase the number of vehicles and traders allowed to pass in a day to Rinchengang trade mart in the Tibet...

Gangtok, 20 Aug 2018/--/In an interaction with members of Kolkata Press Club who are on a study tour to Sikkim, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said on Monday that he had spoken toWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on more than one occasion and the two had decided to maintain peace in the...

DARJEELING, 20 Aug 2018/--/The Bimal Gurung camp of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has sided with the Joint Forum on the issue of minimum wages for tea garden workers in West Bengal. On Monday, Roshan Giri, till the other day the all-powerful general secretary of GJM, in an audio message extended...

Gangtok, 20 Aug 2018/--/Faced with an unmanageable rush of tourists to Sikkim in the tourist season and the related problems faced by local people, the State Government has come up with a tourism policy to streamline the flow. The tourism policy was declaed by Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on...

RONGPO, 20 Aug 2018/--/The constituency level committee Khamdong  Singtam of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha has  demanded  for the allotment of a shopping complex cum parking plaza in Singtam as soon possible as people are facing a big problem in parking their people. People visit Singtam for medical...

RONGPO, 20 Aug 2018/--/Supporting government mission and vision of the Sikkim government, a new body named School Land Donors Association has been formed with N S Gurung as president. A meeting organized at Singtam was attended by a large gathering of land donors in Sikkim. At the meeting the...