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22-Mar-2019 Gangtok

Why are national parties shunned in Sikkim?

Creating political space in Sikkim has become nearly impossible for national parties, with the country's ruling BJP also failing to establish itself politically after its talks with the opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) broke down over acceptance of the...

30-Jan-2019 Gangtok, Sikkim

K J Alphons inaugurates the First Swadesh Darshan project in Sikkim

K.J. Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism inaugurated the project “Development of North East Circuit: Rangpo– Rorathang- Aritar- Phadamchen- Nathang-Sherathang- Tsongmo- Gangtok-Phodong- Mangan- Lachung-Yumthang- Lachen- Thangu-Gurudongmer- Mangan- Gangtok-Tuminlingee-...

23-Sep-2018 Gangtok

PM to inaugurate Sikkim's first-ever airport : Dr Jitendra Singh

Speaking to media persons soon after his arrival in Gangtok today on the eve of Prime Minister's visit, the Union Minister for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh said that it is a historic occasion for the entire Northeast and, in fact,...

20-Sep-2017 Gangtok/Siliguri

Six killed in Sikkim landslides

Six persons were killed, three injured and a number of roads blocked following multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Sikkim's South district on Wednesday, police said.All the fatalities occured following house collapses in three areas falling under...

29-Jun-2017 Gangtok

Army Chief in Sikkim amid India-China border face-off

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.According to sources, the Army chief will review the security situation, and...

05-May-2017 Agartala/Gangtok

Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital Gangtok emerging as the region's cleanest city.The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across...

18-Jan-2016 Gangtok

PM lauds Sikkim's progress in organic farming

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday appreciated Sikkim's progress in organic farming, saying it was a state "where the environment is protected and at the same time it is scaling new heights of development"."What we are seeing today is the result of tremendous...

20-Oct-2015 Gangtok

It's Veni, Vidi, Vici at Nathu La

Visiting Nathu La is no less than a pilgrimage, but not of the religious kind. At 14,420 feet above sea level, one is struck by the sheer history that surrounds this strategic mountain pass which connects the northeast Indian state of Sikkim to the Chumbi Valley...

15-Oct-2015 Gangtok

Sikkim to get airport by next year: Mahesh Sharma

A domestic airport will be built in Sikkim by next December, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma said here on Thursday."The airport will be opened in December 2016 and is going to boost the connectivity of the state in a big way," he...

03-Sep-2015 Siliguri/Gangtok

Eastern Army chief visits Sikkim frontier

Reviewing the operational preparedness of the army's Trishakti Corps, Eastern Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi on Thursday visited forward areas in Sikkim and interacted with the governor and the chief minister.On his first visit to the 33 Corps, also known...

18-Jun-2015 Gangtok

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra flagged off from Sikkim

The first batch of Indian pilgrims for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the new Nathu La route was flagged off on Thursday by Sikkim Governor Shrinivas Patil and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.India and China signed on September 18 last year a bilateral...

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