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PM Modi to virtually lay foundation for Sikkim's first railway station tomorrow

Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 25, 2024 3:54:49 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Sikkim's first railway station, Rangpo Station, on February 26, said Deputy Railway Manager of Alipurduar.... read..
 

Sikkim: Indian Army rescues 500 tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall in Gangtok

Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 21, 2024 8:55:03 PM IST
Troops from the Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army rescued 500 tourists stranded due to snowfall and inclement weather in Gangtok (East Sikkim), the army said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Sikkim: 3 dead, 20 injured after milk truck plows into crowded fair

Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 11, 2024 10:52:47 AM IST
A truck crashed into a Tambola program in Ranipool, Gangtok District yesterday evening, resulting in three casualties and leaving around 20 individuals admitted to Manipal Hospital, said Gangtok District Magistrate Tushar Nikhare on Sunday.... read..
 

Sikkim not included in Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra due to poor condition of roads: Cong leader Gopal Chettri

Gangtok (Sikkim) | January 18, 2024 8:53:48 PM IST
Sikkim Congress President Gopal Chettri on Thursday claimed that due to the poor conditions of roads in the state, Sikkim was not included in the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.... read..
 

Sikkim Democratic Front accuses state government of neglecting Organic Mission

Gangtok (Sikkim) | January 18, 2024 8:53:05 PM IST
The Sikkim Democratic Front party commemorating the 8th anniversary of Sikkim Organic Day on Thursday, condemned the ruling Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government for having 'completely ignored the Organic Mission' of Sikkim for the past 5 years.... read..
 

30,000 devotees assemble for Dalai Lama's teachings in Gangtok

Gangtok (Sikkim) | December 12, 2023 3:51:05 PM IST
An estimated 30,000 devotees converged at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok on Tuesday to witness the teachings of the Dalai Lama.... read..
 

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama set to give one-day teaching on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of Bodhisattva in Gangtok

Sikkim (Gangtok) | December 12, 2023 10:50:39 AM IST
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama will be giving one-day teaching on Gyalsey Thokme Sangpo's 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Laklen Sodunma) today at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok.... read..
 

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama arrives in Gangtok for 4-day visit

Gangtok (Sikkim) | December 11, 2023 10:53:26 PM IST
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama reached Gangtok on Monday for a four-day visit. He was received by the Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay, other dignitaries and devotees at Libing Helipad.... read..
 

Delegation of 12 indigenous communities led by Sikkim CM leaves for Delhi to demand tribal status

Gangtok (Sikkim) | December 3, 2023 9:49:52 PM IST
Led by Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay, a delegation with representatives from 12 communities of Sikkim has left for Delhi to demand tribal status from the government.... read..
 

Bhaichung Bhutia joins Pawan Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front party

Gangtok (Sikkim) | November 23, 2023 1:48:22 PM IST
Former Indian footballer and Hamro Sikkim Party president Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday merged his party with the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) party and joined the Pawan Chamling-led party during an SDF programme at South Sikkim's Ravangla district.... read..
 

Indian Army and BRO completes Chungthang Bailey Bridge in Sikkim, reconnecting flood affected areas

Gangtok (Sikkim) | November 16, 2023 11:50:32 AM IST
Troops of Trishakti Corps Indian Army with the assistance from Border Roads Organisation completed the Bailey bridge over Teesta River at Chungthang in Sikkim.... read..
 

Sikkim: Teesta Stage 6 dam barrage deck slab open as 'temporary bridge'

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 30, 2023 10:17:26 AM IST
The connectivity to Namchi District from Gangtok District has started today through the deck slab on the barrage of Teesta Stage 6 Dam of NHPC located in Namchi District.... read..
 

Hamro Sikkim Party founder-president Bina Basnett joins Sikkim Democratic Front

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 28, 2023 8:16:32 PM IST
Ahead of the Sikkim Assembly elections, scheduled to be held next year, Founder President of Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) Bina Basnett on Saturday joined the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) Party.... read..
 

Sikkim flash flood: IAF flew 262 sorties, shifted 2,002 civilians to safer locations

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 18, 2023 2:46:31 PM IST
Relief operations by the Indian Air Force continued unabated in Sikkim, which is still counting the spoils from a devastating flash flood, officials said.... read..
 

Death toll rises to 40 in Sikkim flash floods, 76 people still missing

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 18, 2023 9:50:26 AM IST
The death toll in the Sikkim flash floods increased to 40, and 76 people are still missing in the disaster-hit state, an official statement said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Sikkim govt gives Rs 10,000 each to over 8,000 labourers as relief after GLOF

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 15, 2023 6:17:14 PM IST
The Sikkim government has declared Rs 10,000 each for labourers registered under the building and other construction workers (BOCW) welfare board on Sunday as a relief after the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood across the Teesta River Basin in Gangtok.... read..
 

Water level rises in North Sikkim's Muguthang, officials issue advisory

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 11, 2023 4:17:41 PM IST
A week after the glacial lake outburst in North Sikkim washed away houses, bridges, and forced thousands of people to leave their homes, the water levels in the region's Muguthang area have risen and are proceeding downstream, said officials.... read..
 

Sikkim Deluge: Death toll rises to 34, 105 people still missing

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 9, 2023 3:16:00 PM IST
The death toll from the flash floods that gripped North Sikkim last week has risen to 34 as of Monday, while 105 people are still reported missing, according to the State Disaster Management Authority.... read..
 

Sikkim flash floods: Union MoS Ajay Kumar Mishra discusses recovery, restoration efforts with CM Prem Tamang

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 9, 2023 12:19:19 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Ministry of Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra on Sunday held a high-level meeting with the Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang and took stock of the situation following the flash flood in the state.... read..
 

Sikkim CM Tamang thanks Centre for "immediate funds" amid flash flood situation

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 8, 2023 1:21:32 PM IST
Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Sunday thanked the Government of India for providing immediate funds to the state amid the flash flood situation.... read..
 

Sikkim flash floods: MoS Ajay Mishra meets CM Tamang, assures Centre's help

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 8, 2023 10:15:37 AM IST
Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Kumar Mishra on Sunday held a meeting with Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang at the CM's residence in Gangtok to discuss the situation of flash floods in the state.... read..
 

Sikkim flash floods: 6 soldiers among 19 dead; 103 missing

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 6, 2023 10:45:16 AM IST
At least 19 people have died, including six army personnel, in the flash floods in Sikkim in the early hours of Wednesday, the State Disaster Management Authority said.... read..
 

Sikkim Deluge: Search continues for missing soldiers, evacuation of stranded people underway

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 6, 2023 11:49:41 AM IST
Days after a deluge caused by a glacial lake outburst gripped the region, search efforts for the 16 missing Army soldiers and evacuation of thousands of people stranded in various parts of the state are underway.... read..
 

Sikkim Lake Burst: 3,000 stranded in Lachen-Lachung to be evacuated

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 6, 2023 10:45:06 AM IST
As many as 3,000 people including tourists, drivers and motorcyclists have been stranded in Lachen and Lachung areas after a glacial lake situated in the northwest state burst due to incessant rains and triggered flash floods in the region on October 4, s... read..
 

14 dead, 102 missing in Sikkim flash flood

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 5, 2023 9:15:43 AM IST
The Sikkim Government on Wednesday confirmed that 14 people have died so far in the flash floods that occurred in Sikkim in the early hours of Wednesday. The 14 deceased are all civilians while 102 people are still missing.... read..
 

Mamata Banerjee expresses concern over Sikkim cloud burst; promises assistance from WB Govt

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 4, 2023 4:20:46 PM IST
Hours after devastation caused by a cloud burst gripped Sikkim, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the news of 23 missing soldiers and promised assistance from the West Bengal government.... read..
 

43 missing in flash flood triggered by cloudburst in Sikkim, rescue ops underway

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 4, 2023 4:20:18 PM IST
As many as 43 people, including army soldiers and civilians, have been reported missing after South Lhonak Lake, situated in North West Sikkim experienced a glacial lake outburst and triggered flash floods due to incessant rainfall in the region.... read..
 

Sikkim floods: It's time to help each other and stay united, says BJP state chief

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 4, 2023 1:15:34 PM IST
In the wake of the devastation caused by cloud burst in Sikkim, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilli Ram Thapa on Wednesday urged the people of the state to stand together in difficult times and help each other to overcome the destruction.... read..
 

Sikkim: 23 Army jawans missing due to flash flood in Teesta River of Lachen Valley

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 4, 2023 10:20:44 AM IST
As many as 23 army jawans have been reported missing after a flash flood occurred in the Teesta River of Lachen Valley due to a sudden cloud burst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim, said officials.... read..
 

South Lhonak Lake in North West Sikkim experiences lake outburst, triggers flash floods

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 4, 2023 10:20:42 AM IST
The South Lhonak Lake, situated in North West Sikkim experienced a glacial lake outburst and triggered flash floods due to incessant rainfall in the region on Wednesday morning. Areas near River Teesta have been put on high alert, said an official.... read..
 

Sikkim flash flood: One of 23 missing soldiers rescued, search on for others

Gangtok (Sikkim) | October 4, 2023 10:19:03 PM IST
One soldier of 23 reported missing after a flash flood triggered by a cloudburst over the Lhona Lake in North Sikkim, has been rescued, the Army informed through a statement on Wednesday.... read..
 

"It's a big threat": Bhaichung Bhutia slams Sikkim Govt for maintaining silence on UCC

Gangtok (Sikkim) | September 14, 2023 6:45:33 PM IST
Former Indian footballer and politician Bhaichung Bhutia on Wednesday said that every north-eastern state has expressed their opinion on the Uniform Civil Court (UCC), but Sikkim's Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang is maintaining silence on it, and this ca... read..
 

Bhaichung Bhutia to join Pawan Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front Party

Gangtok (Sikkim) | September 13, 2023 11:46:38 PM IST
Football legend and politician Bhaichung Bhutia is all set to join the Sikkim Democratic Front party led by former Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling. Bhaichung made the formal announcement on Wednesday, ending a week-long speculation of him joining Sikk... read..
 
 
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