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Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Tuesday said its people are like "unpaid soldiers" defending the motherland and hit out at the West Bengal government for their "suffering" due to the ongoing Gorkhaland agitation. "Sikkim's location states how strategic it is to the unity andMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 20:08 IST
Gangtok: Opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president P S Golay on Thursday surrendered before a court here in a corruption case of 1990s when he was a minister in Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government. Golay had been sentenced to one year imprisonment by a lower court in December lastMore
Published 11-Aug-2017 07:38 IST
Gangtok: One person was arrested on Friday on the charge of sexually assaulting a minor girl, his daughter's friend, for several days, police said. The 44-year-old man was arrested from Nayabazar in West district of Sikkim after the victim's family lodged a complaint with the police.
Published 04-Aug-2017 16:59 IST
Kolkata: The GJM-led indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling has taken a toll on students, prompting a prominent boarding school to shift classes 10 and 12 to Siliguri to clear the syllabus backlog, while a Kurseong-based school may follow suit. Classes were suspended in the hill schools in view of theMore
Published 30-Jul-2017 16:14 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Friday said Rs 50,000 crore has been invested in different sectors in the state. "Till now more than Rs 50,000 crore investment has been done in different sectors of the state that will give positive dividends in the next three to five years,"More
Published 28-Jul-2017 20:38 IST
Darjeeling: The ban on internet services in the Darjeeling Hills, facing indefinite shutdown for the last 41 days for carving out a separate state of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal, was extended on Tuesday till August 4. The 41-day-long shutdown till now has emerged to be the second longest so farMore
Published 25-Jul-2017 17:26 IST
Gangtok: The world has missed the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of achieving universal primary education (UPE) by 2015. However, this is not the case with MK Gurung, the founder of Sikkim Himalayan Academy. He and a few volunteers have taken up a laudable step towards educating the children inMore
Published 21-Jul-2017 19:43 IST
Gangtok: The mortal remains of former Sikkim chief minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari was brought on Monday to Sikkim from Delhi, where he died on Sunday. His mortal remains arrived at Bagdogra airport on Monday afternoon. It will be brought to his residence at Primula Cottage at Church Road in theMore
Published 17-Jul-2017 16:58 IST
Gangtok/New Delhi: Nar Bahadur Bhandari, an obscure school teacher, who rose to become one of the longest-serving chief ministers of Sikkim, died on Sunday, state government sources said. Bhandari, a three-term former chief minister, was 77. He is survived by wife Dil Kumari Bhandari, a former MP,More
Published 17-Jul-2017 07:05 IST
Gangtok: The ongoing unrest in neighbouring Darjeeling Hills has adversely affected transportation of essential commodities in the East district of Sikkim, official sources said on Friday. Reports have been received from various parts of the district regarding the shortage of essential commoditiesMore
Published 15-Jul-2017 06:54 IST
New Delhi: The Sikkim government has moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre and West Bengal that the national highway 10, which connects the state with the rest of the country, be protected and uninterrupted vehicular movement be ensured in the wake of ongoing agitation forMore
Published 13-Jul-2017 21:43 IST
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday assured the Sikkim government that the Centre will ensure the security of national highway 10, the lifeline of the landlocked state, which is facing crisis of essential commodities in the wake of protests and counter-protests over the demand forMore
Published 09-Jul-2017 15:35 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday demanded urgent intervention of the Centre for early settlement of the Gorkhaland issue to safeguard the interest of Sikkim. He said in case the issue was not addressed on priority basis, the Sikkim government might approach the apex court ofMore
Published 09-Jul-2017 10:19 IST | Updated 10:30 IST
New Delhi: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Thursday said that the direct impact of Gorkhaland agitation on life of the people of Sikkim must be looked into with utmost seriousness. "Given the inter-state ramifications of the Gorkhaland agitation and treating it as merely a West BengalMore
Published 07-Jul-2017 07:31 IST
Gangtok: Expressing concern over vandalism of some Sikkim-registered vehicles in West Bengal during the ongoing agitation for Gorkhaland, state Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said he is planning to move the Supreme Court in this regard.
Published 06-Jul-2017 22:09 IST
Gangtok, Jul 5 (PTI) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today condemned the recent attacks on Sikkim registered vehicles at Siliguri in West Bengal. Speaking at a function at Chisopani in South Sikkim, Chamling condemned the attack on Sikkim registered vehicles and said he has apprised the CentreMore
Published 06-Jul-2017 07:56 IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked an NGO to apprise it how it had deciphered the population details of 'Limbu' and 'Tamang' tribals in Sikkim and West Bengal by using the 2001 census data.A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud was hearing a plea of NGOMore
Published 04-Jul-2017 20:34 IST
Gangtok: A high altitude passenger ropeway was inaugurated at Tsmogo in East Sikkim has been thrown open to the public, state tourism department sources said on Monday
Published 03-Jul-2017 21:00 IST
New Delhi: The Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim has been cancelled, an official said on Friday.
Published 30-Jun-2017 15:13 IST
Gangtok: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Sikkim to take stock of the security scenario amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in the area.
Published 29-Jun-2017 16:07 IST

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