Sikkim Krantikari Morcha extends support to new Parliament building to be inaugurated by PM Modi
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 26, 2023 4:38:36 PM ISTSikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), an ally party of the Bharatiya Janata Party has supported the inauguration of the new parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... read..
"PM Modi needs to be congratulated," says Sikkim Democratic Front leader on new Parliament building
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 26, 2023 10:38:29 PM ISTSikkim Democratic Front (SDF) leader Prem Das Rai on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to be congratulated on the inauguration of the new parliament adding that the new building will serve the purpose of fulfilling responsibility towards... read..
Army rescues 500 tourists stranded due to landslides, road blocks in North Sikkim
North Sikkim (Sikkim) | May 20, 2023 11:07:58 AM ISTThe Indian Army rescued about 500 tourists, including 113 women and 54 children, who were stranded at Chungthang, due to landslides and roadblocks, informed an official release on Saturday.... read..
12 injured after bus meets with accident in Sikkim's Gangtok
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 18, 2023 3:09:53 PM ISTAs many as 12 children were injured after a private bus carrying 23 students, two staff and a driver met with an accident in Singbel, Makha under Gangtok district on Thursday.... read..
Sikkim celebrates its 48th Statehood Day
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 16, 2023 7:37:15 PM ISTSikkim celebrated its 48th Statehood Day on Tuesday. The central event was held in the state's capital Gangtok where Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya and Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay were in attendance along with other ministers and dignitaries.... read..
Pemayangtse Monastery: An ancient crown jewel in Sikkim
Sikkim | May 16, 2023 3:37:40 PM ISTThe Pemayangtse Monastery, which is perched on the peaceful mountaintop of Pelling in West Sikkim, is full of tales from the past, hints of antiquity, and the meditative chanting of Tibetan Buddhism, reported The Bhutan Live.... read..
Mumbai City FC stars win big at Indian Football Awards 2023
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 15, 2023 3:07:17 PM ISTThe annual Indian Football Awards organised by the Football Players' Association of India (FPAI) took place at the Paljor Stadium in Gangtok, Sikkim, on Saturday.... read..
Sikkim hosts C20 event on theme of 'Dharma, Ecology, Media and Entertainment'
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 13, 2023 3:08:51 PM ISTOne day Civil (C20) meeting as part of G20 events took place in Gangtok on the theme 'Dharma, Ecology, Media and Entertainment' organised by Chinmaya mission on Saturday.... read..
Tibetan Youth Congress begin month-long march seeking attention to Sino-Tibet Conflict
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 3, 2023 12:08:15 PM ISTThe Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) has begun a month-long "Tibet Matters March" from Sikkim's Gangtok to Assam's Tezpur.... read..
Sikkim: BRO rescues 40 tourists stranded near Nathula due to heavy rainfall
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 2, 2023 12:37:05 PM ISTAs many as 40 tourists stranded near Nathula in Sikkim due to heavy rainfall were rescued by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the officials said on Tuesday.... read..
Indian Army rescues 30 tourists stranded in East Sikkim's high-altitude areas
Gangtok (Sikkim) | May 2, 2023 7:08:07 PM ISTIndian Army has rescued 30 tourists including elderly women and children who were stranded in high-altitude areas of East Sikkim, officials said on Tuesday.... read..
Sikkim to host C20 Summit on April 29-30 in Gangtok
Gangtok (Sikkim) | April 27, 2023 10:07:56 PM ISTSikkim is all set to host the Civil 20 (C20) India 2023 in the State capital on April 29 and 30. Civil 20 is a working group on sustainable and resilient communities - Climate, Environment and Net Zero targets.... read..
Indian Army rescues 70 stranded tourists' in Sikkim
Pakyong (Sikkim) | April 21, 2023 9:37:23 PM ISTTrishakti Corps of the Indian Army rescued more than 70 tourists stranded due to inclement weather at Kupup and Gnathang in Sikkim, informed Indian Army on Friday.... read..
Sikkim: Rescue operations resume at avalanche site in Nathu La
Gangtok (Sikkim) | April 5, 2023 5:36:08 PM ISTOfficials of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Wednesday resumed the rescue operation on Jawaharlal Nehru road in East Sikkim, where a massive avalanche came yesterday, claiming the lives of at least seven people and leaving several trapped under the... read..
7 tourists killed, several injured as avalanche hits Sikkim's Nathula
Gangtok (Sikkim) | April 5, 2023 5:07:07 AM ISTSeven tourists including a minor girl were killed while 13 others were injured in a major avalanche in Sikkim's Nathula area on Tuesday, the police said.... read..
7 persons killed in Sikkim avalanche, rescue ops underway
Gangtok (Sikkim) | April 4, 2023 6:07:20 PM ISTSeven persons were killed and many are feared trapped after an avalanche hit a site near Sikkim's Nathu La mountain pass on Tuesday, the Army said in a statement.... read..
Sikkim: 6 killed, over 80 feared trapped in avalanche on Nathula road
Gangtok (Sikkim), | April 4, 2023 4:07:49 PM ISTAn avalanche at 15th Mile in Jawaharlal Nehru road connecting Gangtok with Nathula killed six tourists while over 80 are feared trapped under the snow, said police officials.... read..
Sikkim: Landslide in Gangtok's Sokpay, Dikchu-Rakdong Road damaged
Gangtok (Sikkim) | March 27, 2023 10:34:20 AM ISTA landslide hit Sikkim's Sokpay village in Gangtok in the wee hours of Sunday, causing massive damage to the National Highway along the Dikchu-Rakdong Road.... read..
Trishakti Sappers, BRO launch massive snow clearing ops in Sikkim
Sikkim | March 25, 2023 4:36:59 PM ISTBraving intimidating altitudes and freezing temperatures, the Trishakti Sappers and Border Roads Organization (BRO) have launched a massive joint snow-clearing operation amid inhospitable weather conditions to clear the heavy snow in order to keep the str... read..
Bhaichung Bhutia flags rising violence in Sikkim
Gangtok |Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM ISTFormer India footballer-turned-politician Bhaichung Bhutia said on Wednesday that Sikkim has acquired the image of a violence-ridden state in the last two years due to the politics of violence unleashed against opposition parties.... read..
Aspirational population in Sikkim keen on innovation, digitisation: CM Prem Singh Golay at Startup-20
Gangtok (Sikkim) | March 19, 2023 5:10:03 AM ISTSikkim initiated the first day of the Startup 20 meeting as part of G20 events in Gangtok on Saturday.... read..
Indian Army rescues more than 1000 tourists stranded in Sikkim due to heavy snowfall
Sikkim | March 17, 2023 3:34:16 AM ISTThe Indian Army rescued more than 1,000 tourists, who were stranded in the upper reaches of East Sikkim at Chhangu following a heavy spell of snowfall, officials informed on Friday.... read..
Sikkim gears up for G20 meets, over 52 international delegates to participate
Gangtok (Sikkim) | March 16, 2023 12:05:26 AM ISTSikkim has received 52 international delegates and 50 Indian delegates including four ambassadors for the upcoming G20 meet starting from March 16, officials said.... read..
Want globalisation of local goods against localisation of global goods: Sikkim CM Golay at G20 event
Gangtok (Sikkim) | March 16, 2023 8:05:18 PM ISTAs Sikkim initiated G20 events in the state on Thursday, Chief Minister Prem Singh Golay laid thrust on the globalisation of local-made goods instead of localisation of global items.... read..
Tracing roots of Bumchu Buddhist Festival in Sikkim
Sikkim | March 13, 2023 4:34:29 PM ISTBumchu, the Tashiding holy water vase ritual, is a unique and important occasion that draws travellers from all over the world. Annual performances of this ancient ceremony are held at the Tashiding Monastery, located in the western part of Sikkim. The fa... read..
Army rescues 400 tourists stranded in Sikkim after heavy snowfall
Gangtok |Monday, 2023 2:45:08 AM ISTArmy personnel rescued around 400 tourists stranded in Sikkim following heavy snowfall and later provided emergency assistance, including medical care and food, to them, defence officials said on Sunday.... read..
Army rescues 370 tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall in East Sikkim
Sikkim | March 12, 2023 11:05:56 PM ISTThe Indian Army in collaboration with Civil Police and Administration has rescued 370 tourists, stranded due to heavy snowfall in East Sikkim on Saturday, according to an official statement.... read..
Ashwini Vaishnaw releases special 'Go Green, Go Organic' cover for world's first organic state Sikkim
Sikkim | March 6, 2023 3:34:33 PM ISTUnion Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and four Sikkim ministers on Monday released a unique cover of the Department of Posts, 'Go Green, Go Organic' for Sikkim.... read..
Sikkim: Ashwini Vaishnaw inspects proposed Sivok-Rangpo rail link
Gangtok (Sikkim) | March 5, 2023 11:03:52 PM ISTUnion Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday inspected the proposed rail link through the Sivok-Rangpo line, which will connect the state of Sikkim with the rest of the country.... read..
Sikkim govt distributes Rs 32 Crores to 16,000 housewives under flagship programme
Gangtok (Sikkim) | March 4, 2023 12:03:48 AM ISTAs part of the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha's (SKM) flagship programme for mothers (housewives), the Sikkim government distributed Rs 20,000 each to 16,000 mothers of the state in Pakyong district on Friday.... read..
FM particpates in credit outreach programme of various central govt schemes in Gangtok
Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 28, 2023 5:35:03 PM ISTUnion Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday participated in the credit outreach programme of various central government schemes in Gangtok on Tuesday.... read..
Nirmala Sitharman visits Sikkim for Budget Outreach programme
Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 28, 2023 7:33:13 AM ISTUnion Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday held an interaction with stakeholders, officers and chambers of commerce, SHGs and entrepreneurs at Chintan Bhawan in Gangtok.... read..
Public Representatives should introspect their behavior or people will teach them in election: Om Birla
Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 25, 2023 1:33:31 AM ISTLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday expressed his concern over unparliamentary behaviour and the use of undesirable words in political discourse.... read..
Drugs abuse a matter of national concern: Om Birla
Gangtok |Saturday, 2023 1:15:10 AM ISTLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday urged the elected representatives and legislatives to undertake a 'Jan Andolan' in their respective states to collectively eradicate drugs abuse in India.... read..
LS Speaker Om Birla expresses concern about cyberbullying, drug abuse
Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 24, 2023 8:34:05 AM ISTLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla urged for collective efforts to tackle the problem of cyberbullying and drug abuse. He expressed his concern during the inaugural ceremony of the Annual Zone III Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Region on Thurs... read..
Information technology should be used to improve efficiency in governance: Om Birla
Gangtok |Friday, 2023 2:45:10 AM ISTLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Thursday that the information technology should be used to improve efficiency in governance and for improving lives of people.... read..
Better coordination among law enforcement agencies, border states needed to tackle drug menace: Om Birla
By Nishant KetuGangtok (Sikkim) | February 24, 2023 8:33:51 PM ISTLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday once again urged for collective efforts and strong coordination between law enforcement agencies and border states to tackle the problem of drug abuse.... read..
"Legislature must be centre of unhindered discussion:" Speaker Om Birla
By Nishant KetuGangtok (Sikkim) | February 23, 2023 11:05:17 PM ISTLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurated the 19th Annual Zone III Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) India Region in Gangtok, Sikkim today.... read..
Sitharaman to visit Sikkim for four days from Feb 27
Gangtok |Tuesday, 2023 2:15:10 AM ISTUnion Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will reach Sikkim on February 27 for a four-day visit to the state, a state government statement said on Monday.... read..
"We should target 1 billion USD organic product export by 2030": Piyush Goyal
Gangtok (Sikkim) | February 19, 2023 10:02:51 AM ISTThe central government has decided to set up a high-quality modern organic testing laboratory in Sikkim to promote the state's organic produce, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush G... read..
Goyal sets ambitious target of organic product exports worth $1 bn from Sikkim
Gangtok |Saturday, 2023 4:45:09 AM ISTUnion Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday interacted with senior Sikkim government officials, representatives of industrial units, farmers' groups, entrepreneurs and tourism stakeholders here.... read..
Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hits Sikkim's Yuksom
Yuksom (Sikkim) | February 13, 2023 7:04:42 AM ISTAn earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale hit the Yuksom town of Sikkim on Monday early morning, National Center for Seismology informed.... read..
Minister resigns over SC's verdict terming Sikkimese Nepalis as immigrants
Gangtok |Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM ISTA senior minister in the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) government on Thursday resigned as the public outrage kept growing after the Supreme Court, while hearing a case in January, said that Sikkimese Nepalis were persons of foreign origin.... read..
Sikkim's lone Padma Shri winner, 98-year-old Tula Ram Upreti has been championing organic farming for 80 years
Gangtok (Sikkim) | January 26, 2023 11:02:03 PM ISTSikkim's lone pick for the Padma Shri this year, 98-year-old Tula Ram Upreti, from Assam Lingzey village in Pakyong district, has not only been associated with organic farming for the last eight decades but has also been championing the practice.... read..