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Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Tuesday completed 23 uninterrupted years in power in the Himalayan state and appeared a contented man. He boasted of reducing the number of below poverty level (BPL) families and increasing per capital index of the people during the regime ofMore
Published 12-Dec-2017 21:26 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling's younger brother R N Chamling on Thursday flayed the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) government's performance and announced formation of a new political party. R N Chamling floated a new party called Sikkim Rajya Manch at a public meeting atMore
Published 07-Dec-2017 22:38 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, who was on Wednesday conferred Doctorate of Literature (Honoris Causa) by the private Shri Ramasamy Memorial (SRM) University, said the state is set to become a fully literate by 2018. Chamling said that his government has given utmost priority toMore
Published 06-Dec-2017 20:36 IST
Gangtok: The annual border trade through Nathu La, the frontier post at Sino-Indian border in Sikkim, ended on Friday with traders of both sides clocking a turnover of Rs 3.54 crore. The Indian traders exported oil, ghee, blankets, copper items, rice, textile and processed goods among other items toMore
Published 02-Dec-2017 15:32 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Thursday urged Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju to ensure that the greenfield airport at Pakyong becomes functional at the earliest. Chamling said this when the Union minister called on him at his official residence here.More
Published 30-Nov-2017 21:18 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has granted in-principle approval for allotment of space in the state capital to Software Technologies Parks in India (STPI), for upscaling the existing infrastructure and build a state of art incubation centre, official sources said. The STPI, isMore
Published 26-Nov-2017 17:05 IST
Gangtok: Despite being a tiny state with a population of around 6 lakh, Sikkim has a staggering number of registered vehicles - 53,636. Registration of vehicles has almost doubled in the Himalyan state in the past five years - from 30,093 at the end of 2011-12 to 53,636 till January this year, stateMore
Published 26-Nov-2017 13:13 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Wednesday called upon newly-elected panchayat representatives to work hard to fulfill the hope and aspirations of the rural people.
Published 22-Nov-2017 19:27 IST
Gangtok: Senior BJP leader P Murlidhar Rao on Wednesday said his party will project itself as an alternative to the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), headed by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, in the 2019 assembly polls. Seeking to blunt the SDF's rhetoric that national parties were ignorantMore
Published 15-Nov-2017 21:06 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim has produced about 80,000 metric tonne of various organic vegetables in 2016-17 after it became a fully organic state. "We produced 80,000 metric tonnes organic vegetable in the state last year to showcase our commitment to organic farming," said Horticulture and Cash CropMore
Published 13-Nov-2017 10:28 IST
Gangtok: Police busted an illegal gambling den at Pani House locality here on Saturday and arrested six persons, including the kingpin, a police officer said. The police also seized chips (used in place of cash) worth Rs 52.58 lakh from the spot, Station House Officer (SHO) 2ND, Chagum Bhutia said.
Published 11-Nov-2017 20:49 IST
Gangtok: A special drive will be launched in Sikkim from November 15 for updation of electoral roll in the Himalayan state, an official release said on Sturday. The special drive will be carried out between November 15-30 next during which the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) will make door-to-door visitMore
Published 11-Nov-2017 20:28 IST
New Delhi: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Wednesday floated the idea of replacing fertiliser subsidy with incentives to promote organic farming in the country.
Published 08-Nov-2017 16:13 IST
Gangtok: Nearly a year after Sikkim became a fully organic state, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Saturday said his government will soon launch a second phase of organic movement in the state. The second phase of organic movement will be launched to increase large scale production of variousMore
Published 04-Nov-2017 19:52 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Wednesday urged the Centre to allow Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ugen Trinley Dorje to visit Sikkim. Trinley, who is the head of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, is a claimant to the title of the 17th Karmapa Lama and that of theMore
Published 02-Nov-2017 07:41 IST
Gangtok: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday called on Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and assured him support for development of the state. During the meeting with Chamling, Kumar praised the Himalayan state for the developments achieved by it, an official release said.
Published 31-Oct-2017 21:38 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Monday said he is opposed to bringing family members into politics. Chamling, also ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) president, said none of his family members are in active politics nor he intend to induct any of them in the party orMore
Published 30-Oct-2017 19:54 IST
Gangtok: Upping the ante against opposition in the run-up to panchayat polls, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has alleged that the opposition parties were pursuing a "hidden" agenda for merger of Sikkim and Darjeeling hills. He also urged the indigenous people to foil the "nefarious designs ofMore
Published 29-Oct-2017 22:27 IST
Gangtok: Panchayat polls in Sikkim is generating heat this time with the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) raking up 'local vs outsider' issue to mobilise public support. Addressing a series of public meetings in West and South districts, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, who is also theMore
Published 28-Oct-2017 18:29 IST
Gangtok: Stung by sharp attack on him by the BJP recently, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Thursday claimed that the next assembly polls in the state will be fought between the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and rest of the opposition put together.
Published 26-Oct-2017 19:14 IST

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