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Sikkim set to host its first ever Ranji Trophy match this December
Gangtok (Sikkim), Nov 23 (IANS) Sikkim is set to host its first ever Ranji Trophy match this December after receiving the go-ahead from the BCCI.
2022-11-23
Category: India, Sikkim,Sports,Cricket
Sikkim's Project 'Aagaz' to make schools safe amid pandemic
Gangtok, Nov 14 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Sunday launched Project "Aagaz" to make school environments safe, maintain health and hygiene measures, and extend psychosocial and nutritional support to students to strengthen their overall health and well-being in the wake of the ongoing Covid pandemic.
2021-11-14
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Education,Health/Medicine
99 Buddhist monks test Covid positive in Sikkim
Gangtok, May 24 (IANS) As many as 99 Buddhist monks of two monasteries tested positive for Covid-19 in Sikkim, officials said on Monday.
2021-05-24
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Army rescues 450 tourists in Sikkim after severe snowstorm
Gangtok, April 1 (IANS) The army has rescued 450 tourists, including women and children, stuck near the India-China border in northern Sikkim, following a severe snowstorm, defence officials said on Thursday.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Defence/Security,Environment/Wildlife
Commercial flight services resume in Sikkim after 19 months
Gangtok, Jan 23 (IANS) Commercial passenger flight services at Sikkims lone airport at Pakyong near Gangtok resumed on Saturday after a gap of about 19 months.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Sikkim,Business/Economy
Sikkim Health Minister tests corona positive
Gangtok, Aug 21 (IANS) Sikkim Health Minister M.K. Sharma announced in a Facebook post on Friday that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
2020-08-21
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Health/Medicine
Sikkim reports first Covid-19 death
Gangtok, July 26 (IANS) Sikkim on Sunday reported its first Covid-19 death even as the state's number of positive cases went up to 499, official said.
2020-07-26
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Health/Medicine
Sikkim CM Golay wins from Poklok-Kaamrang
Gangtok/Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang alias P.S. Golay has won the Poklok-Kaamrang constituency on Thursday in the Assembly by-poll vote count in the Himalyan state.
2019-10-24
Category: India, Sikkim,National
Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) sworn-in as new Sikkim CM
Gangtok, May 27 (IANS) Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) was sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Sikkim at the Paljor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
ALERT: Amit Shah leading with over 2.5 lakh votes from Gandhinagar
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2019-05-23
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Close fight between SDF, SKM in Sikkim
Gangtok, May 23 (IANS) The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), in power in the Himalayan state of Sikkim for nearly 25 years, was marginally ahead of its close rival Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) in the Assembly election as per trends from 11 seats in the 32-member House on Thursday.
2019-05-23
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Sikkim records over 74 pc polling
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Over 74 per cent votes were cast as polling continued beyond the deadline in Sikkim on Thursday in simultaneous elections for the 32-member state Assembly and the lone Lok Sabha seat.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Dangal 2019
Sikkim witnesses 15% polling in first 3 hours
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Around 15 per cent votes were cast in the first three hours of polling in Sikkim on Thursday in simultaneous eletions for a new 32-member state Legislative Assembly and to pick its only Lok Sabha member.
2019-04-11
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Chamling seeks sixth term as Sikkim Chief Minister
Gangtok, April 8 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is seeking a record sixth term in office in the upcoming assembly elections that will largely see a three-way fight between his Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) led by P.S. Golay and the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) of former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia.
2019-04-08
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Sikkim CM Chamling files nomination from two seats
Namchi (Sikkim), March 25 (IANS) India's longest serving Chief Minister Pawan Chamling filed his nomination from Namchi Singithang and Poklok Kamrang assembly constituencies on Monday for the Sikkim assembly elections.
2019-03-25
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Will give clean government, people believe my party: Bhaichung Bhutia (IANS Interview)
Gangtok, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by recent desertions from his fledgling party, football icon-turned-politician Bhaichung Bhutia exudes confidence that the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) would give a "new" and "clean" government if voted to power in the Himalayan state.
2019-03-09
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics,Sports
Sikkim won't politicise religion, nor have dynastic politics: CM
Namchi (Sikkim), March 5 (IANS) Sikkim's five-term Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said his state will never politicise religion, nor will it indulge in dynastic politics, in effect distancing it from both the BJP and the Congress for the upcoming assembly and parliamentary elections.
2019-03-05
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
SDF launches digital campaign, targets first-time voters
Gangtok, Feb 6 (IANS) The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which has been in power since 1994, has launched a new digital campaign targeting first-time voters and urging them to vote for Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.
2019-02-06
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Sikkim Governor unfurls tricolour
Gangtok, Jan 26 (IANS) Governor Ganga Prasad Aunfurled the tricolour and took the salute as Sikkim joined the rest of India in celebrating the nation's 70th Republic Day on Saturday.
2019-01-26
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Safeguarding Sikkim's special status top priority: SDF MP
Gangtok, Jan 19 (IANS) Amid concerns about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, Lok Sabha MP of Sikkim Democratic Front's (SDF) P.D. Rai on Saturday asserted that safeguarding the special status of the state is the "top priority".
2019-01-19
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Sikkim CM launches 'One Family, One Job' scheme
Gangtok, Jan 12 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday launched 'One Family, One Job' scheme that envisions employment to a member of every family which does not have a government job in the state.
2019-01-12
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Sikkim CM launches 'One Family, One Job' scheme
Gangtok, Jan 12 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Saturday launched the 'One Family, One Job' scheme that envisions jobs to a member of every family which does not have a government job in the state.
2019-01-12
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Sikkim Police safest, says CM
Gangtok, Jan 11 ((IANS) There has been no communal incident in Sikkim in the 25-year rule of the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government, according to Chief Minister Pawan Chamlilng.
2019-01-11
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Italy to adopt Sikkim model of organic farming
Gangtok, Jan 9 (IANS) Italy will be transformed into an "organic country" by adopting the farming policy of Sikkim, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said quoting a communication received from Rome.
2019-01-09
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Army rescues 400 stranded tourists in Sikkim
Gangtok, May 20 (IANS) The Indian Army rescued around 400 tourists, including women and children, stranded in Sikkim due to landslides and roadblocks triggered by torrential rains, defence officials said on Saturday.
2023-05-20
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Defence/Security
Youth Men's National Boxing C'ships: Rohit, Bharat and Krrish storm into quarters
Gangtok, June 16 (IANS) Asian Junior Champions Rohit Chamoli, Bharat Joon and Krrish Pal lived upto the expectations and stormed into the quarter finals on third day of the sixth Youth Men's National Boxing Championships, here on Friday.
2023-06-16
Category: India, Sikkim,Sports,Other Sports
Army rescues 350 tourists stranded in Sikkim after sudden snowfall (Ld)
Gangtok, April 4 (IANS) The Border Road Organisation (BRO) on Tuesday rescued a total of 350 tourists stranded in east Sikkim after they were stuck in a sudden avalanche, defence sources said.
2023-04-04
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Eastern Army Commander visits Sikkim, takes stock of situation along the border
Gangtok, May 7 (IANS) The Eastern Army Commander, Lieutenant General R.P. Kalita visited Sikkim and took stock of prevailing situation along the border.
2022-05-07
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Defence/Security
Bhaichung Bhutia flags rising violence in Sikkim
Gangtok, March 22 (IANS) Former 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.
2023-03-22
Category: India, Sikkim,National,IANS Special Series,Politics
Bhaichung Bhutia joined hands with regional political outfit in Sikkim
Gangtok, Jan 4 (IANS) India football legend Bhaichung Bhutia, who heads the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP), on Wednesday joined hands with a regional political outfit Sikkim Republican Party (SRP), to jointly campaign for implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the northeastern state.
2023-01-04
Category: India, Sikkim,National
JAC calls for Sikkim bandh on Wednesday
Gangtok, Feb 6 (IANS) The Joint Action Council (JAC) has called a Sikkim bandh on Wednesday to register a strong condemnation of the 'immigrant' tag on Sikkimese Nepali and dilution of 'Sikkimese' definition in the January 13 Supreme Courts verdict.
2023-02-06
Category: India, Sikkim,National,IANS Special Series,Politics
Former Sikkim BJP president D.B. Chauhan resigns
Gangtok, March 20 (IANS) Former Sikkim BJP president D.B. Chauhan on Monday resigned from the party's primary membership ending all ties with the national party.
2023-03-20
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Eastern Army commander reviews preparedness along Sikkim border
Gangtok, Feb 16 (IANS) India's Eastern Army chief Lt General R.P. Kalita on Thursday visited forward areas and reviewed operational preparedness along borders in Sikkim where he was briefed by senior commanders about the prevailing situation on the ground.
2022-02-16
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Defence/Security
Sixteen Army jawans killed as vehicle falls into gorge in North Sikkim
Gangtok, Dec 23 (IANS) Sixteen Army jawans were killed and four others injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge at a remote location in North Sikkim near the India-China border on Friday.
2022-12-23
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Govt committed to increase domestic dairy market to Rs 30L cr: Amit Shah
Gangtok, Oct 7 (IANS) Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the government is committed to increase the domestic dairy market of Rs 13 lakh crore to Rs 30 lakh crore by 2027, adding India has a huge opportunity to supply milk to countries like Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
2022-10-07
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Sikkim wears deserted look, bandh evokes good response
Gangtok, Feb 8 (IANS) Normal life came to a standstill during the 12-hour-long bandh in the state on Wednesday called by JAC to protest Supreme Court verdict labelling Sikkimese-Nepaleese "foreigners".
2023-02-08
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Sikkim govt bans use of glue traps for rodent control
Gangtok, June 30 (IANS) The Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services (AH & VS) Department of the Sikkim government asked the District Collector (DC) of Gangtok to ensure strict enforcement of the state's 2016 notification prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and use of glue traps for rodent control, officials said on Thursday.
2022-06-30
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
Feral dogs emerge as dominant predator in Sikkim
Gangtok, Dec 5 (IANS) As their population grows unchecked, feral dogs have emerged as the dominant predator in Sikkims wildlife landscape posing a grave risk to high altitude endangered species like snow leopard and red panda, a senior forest officer said here on Monday.
2022-12-05
Category: India, Sikkim,National
Sikkim: Residents asked to deposit only segregated waste to garbage collectors
Gangtok, Dec 9 (IANS) In a push for scientific and sustainable management of solid waste, the civic authorities have directed the residents of seven municipal bodies of Sikkim to deposit segregated waste only to the garbage collectors.
2022-12-09
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
7 tourists killed in Sikkim avalanche; 350 rescued (2nd Ld)
Gangtok, April 4 (IANS) At least seven tourists were killed on Tuesday in Sikkim after a massive avalanche hit a section of National Highway 310, an official said.
2023-04-04
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Scores of tourists feared dead in Sikkim avalanche
Gangtok, April 4 (IANS) Scores of tourists were caught by an avalanche on Tuesday while taking photos along the snow-covered hill side of Jawaharlal Nehru Marg which connects Gangtok to the tourism spots of Tsomgo Lake and Nathula border. Casualties are feared even though relief and rescue operations are going on a war-footing to extract the trapped tourists under the avalanche.
2023-04-04
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Drugs abuse a matter of national concern: Om Birla
Gangtok, Feb 24 (IANS) Lok 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.
2023-02-24
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Walking through fog with author Anuja Chauhan
Yuksam (Sikkim), May 10 (IANS) A permanent gray envelopes everything around. Clouds, an arm's length away are doing somersaults on the mountains wearing thick greens. The light is tricky for a photo shoot, but author Anuja Chauhan is game -- like her writing, she believes in chance.
2023-05-10
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sikkim Shocker: 11-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death
Gangtok, April 18 (IANS) Sikkim has been left horrified after an 11-year-old girl from Gangtok was sexually assaulted and then strangled to death.
2023-04-18
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Centre committed to development of border villages to stop migration: FM
Gangtok, Feb 28 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on her second day of Sikkim visit, has left for Lachen, a remote settlement in North Sikkim close to the Indo-China border. She is expected to reach the border village in the late afternoon hours.
2023-02-28
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Between food and the mouth - identity, history and religion
Yuksam (Sikkim), May 7 (IANS) If we are what we eat, then what are we? This collection of essays, 'Turmeric Nation: A Passage Through India's Tastes' (Speaking Tiger) looks at food through tradition, religion, history, habits, genetics, geography and habits by author Shylashri Shankar, a Delhi-based senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research serves as an assertion that it is only through hybridity and not uniformity that the true essence of India comes forth.
2023-05-07
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sitharaman to visit Sikkim for four days from Feb 27
Gangtok, Feb 20 (IANS) Union 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.
2023-02-20
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Politics
India's first Avalanche Monitoring Radar installed in Sikkim
Gangtok, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indian Army and the Defence Geoinformatics and Research Establishment (DGRE) have jointly installed the Avalanche Monitoring Radar, first of its kind in India, in north Sikkim, defence officials said on Friday.
2022-09-23
Category: India, Sikkim,National,Defence/Security,Technology
Format of Santosh Trophy will be followed in all other national championship: AIFF
Gangtok, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Executive Committee approved a number of suggestions that were earlier forwarded to it by the Competitions Committee, the first of which was concerning the Hero Senior Men's National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy.
2022-11-17
Category: India, Sikkim,Sports,Football
Centre of Excellence for football to come up in Sikkim
Gangtok, Nov 17 (IANS) An AIFF Centre of Excellence and the FIFA football for schools programme in Sikkim have been announced by AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey. The AIFF president made the announcement after meeting Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang at Gangtok on Wednesday evening.
2022-11-17
Category: India, Sikkim,Sports,Football