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The 16-year-old girl from East Sikkim district said in her complaint that the accused had molested her on February 17 in the hostel of a coaching institute, run by him. The alleged victim, a medical aspirant, was a student of the institute. The official was arrested three days later based on a complaint filed by ...
Forest officials in Jalpaiguri seized a leopard's skin and arrested two Bhutanese nationals. Acting on a tip off, forest range officials intercepted the accused who were smuggling the skin to Sikkim. Ranger, Belacoba Forest Range, Sanjay Dutta said the leopard skin was later examined and bullet marks were ...

Minister for Health, IPR and Printing department, Arjun Kumar Ghatani, On Sunday flagged off students, who have been selected for the 100 percent job training programme, at Melli Check post in South Sikkim. The unemployed youths have been selected under the Career Counseling programme/ Job ...
The Opposition party in Sikkim, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), has alleged that opposition leaders are fed with wrong and misleading information and given wrong figures by the state government on questions they raise in the Legislative Assembly. Acting president of the SKM, Kunga Nima Lepcha, ...
If you're thinking of a destination for your next trip, without a second thought pack your bags for Sikkim! It's wonderful place for having an amazing holiday. You'll never regret going there. The fabulous places attract many tourists from all over India and other countries throughout the year. Recently, Gangtok ...
Institute of Technology (NIT) Sikkim at Ravangla on Sunday launched a hunger strike in the NIT campus, demanding basic facilities like water and toilets. There are 192 students in the NIT Ravangla in south Sikkim who come from different parts of the country. “We are not being given the basic facilities like ...

Gangtok, Feb 12 (UNI) Numerous labourers have been engaged in private companies and projects in Sikkim and the labourers, serving in the companies, are ... State BJP president DB Chohan addressing the gathering at 'Sankalp Diwas', in Singtam, has demanded the opening of EPF office in Sikkim.
Noida: Three persons were arrested on Sunday night for allegedly pushing a 15-year-old girl into sex trade. The accused, identified as Omkar, Sameer and Anoop, are residents of Delhi. The minor is from Sikkim. Recommended By Colombia. Police said the minor comes from an economically weak ...
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked children to work towards achieving the vision of a corruption-free India as he met 53 boys and girls from Sikkim and Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region. The children, including nine girls, have been brought here on an excursion tour by the ...
ODISHA: Goa defeated Sikkim 2-1 in the 23rd Senior Women's National Football Championship, at Odisha, on Monday. ODISHA: Goa defeated Sikkim 2-1 in ... Goa got two more opportunities but Valenie Fernandes' powerful shot was saved by Sikkim custodian Gurmi Tamang. Later, Nevila Colaco missed ...
Chamling addresses Sikkim Infrastructure Development Summit. SUMMIT-SIKKIM- ENGINEERS Gangtok, Feb 5 (UNI) Chief minister Pawan Chamling addressed the Sikkim Infrastructure Developers Summit organized by the Roads and Bridges Department was held ,here today. He said that the state ...
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's proposed visit to Sikkim next month stands cancelled on his doctors' advice to cut down on his travels in view of his advancing age. Tenzin Taklha, Secretary at the office of the Dalai Lama, in a mail to Sikkim's Ecclesiastical Affairs Secretary Samten Dolma, on Thursday ...
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's proposed visit to Sikkim next month stands cancelled on his doctors' advice to cut down on his travels in view of his advancing age. Tenzin Taklha, the Secretary at the office of the Dalai Lama, in a mail to Sikkim's Ecclesiastical Affairs Secretary Samten Dolma, on ...
Bhartiya Janta Party Zonal office in Singtam bazar was attacked by a group of 25-26 people.President, State BJP, D.B.Chohan, has condemned the event. He was joined by Vice President,West, Laten Sherpa and Tresurer GD Agrawal.The office was reportedly mobbed and Vice President JB Darnal was ...
A close aide of Bhaichung said he had gradually drifted from Trinamool over the Mamata Banerjee government's measures adopted to handle the 104-day Gorkhaland agitation last year in Darjeeling hills. "After lives were lost in the agitation, Bhaichung had been very unhappy. He also felt Sikkim MPs did ...
Icy cold weather persisted on Monday in Sikkim with rainfall and snowfall occurring in isolated areas of the state. Moderate rainfall in isolated places and snowfall in higher altitude areas occurred in the past 24 hours, the Meteorological Centre said in a bulletin on Monday. The state capital, Gangtok, ...
The Sikkim Nationalist People's Party (SNPP) on Monday announced that it will contest the State Assembly polls due early next year. “We have decided to enter into the electoral fray in Sikkim next year after abstaining from the poll process in 2014,” SNPP president Biraj Adhikari said. He alleged that the ...

In December last year, the Sikkim state cabinet approved a list of agricultural and horticultural goods whose import would be banned. In a surprise move on January 29, the Government of Sikkim withdrew the Bill which was to be introduced in the house on January 30. The Bill in question, the Sikkim ...
Sikkim Nationalist People's Party (SNPP) on Monday announced that it will contest the assembly polls in Sikkim due early next year. “We have decided to enter into electoral fray in Sikkim next year after abstaining from poll process in 2014,” SNPP president Biraj Adhikari told reporters. He alleged that the ...
Calcutta: Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been granted permission to fly to Pakyong in Sikkim from Calcutta under the civil aviation ministry's regional connectivity scheme. Flights can start once the airport is cleared for operations. "We have been selected to operate on the Calcutta-Pakyong-Guwahati and ...
Darjeeling: Binay Tamang on Sunday asked the Sikkim government to refrain from "interfering" in the Darjeeling hills, the warning coming amid claims that the state had "sheltered" his Gorkha Janmukti Morcha rival Bimal Gurung until recently. Tamang indicated the ball was in the court of the Pawan ...
India's northern state tucked deep into the Himalayas, Sikkim, has started a program that lets people adopt trees in order to promote bond-building between people and fauna. Pawan Kumar Chamling, said to be the greenest Chief Minister in India, presented the idea to Principal Chief Conservator of ...
With its lush green forests, and rich flora and fauna, Sikkim is truly one of the most beautiful states in India. Much of this is credited to the policies of the Forests, Environment, and Wildlife Management Department.
All events of the Red Panda Winter Carnival in the state and the Jorethang Maaghey Mela (fair) were suspended for a day today as Sikkim mourned the passing away of its former governor, TV Rajeswar. Rajeswar took over charge as the governor of Sikkim in November 1985 and held the post till March ...
The cleanest and greenest north-eastern state in the country, Sikkim has now got the formal approval of the state government to forge fraternal ties with the trees. A fraternal relationship is the one between two brothers or two sisters or two close friends. State Forests Department issued notification titled ...
“Sikkim has huge potential and being a musician I would like to shoot the videos of my songs in Sikkim. It is one of the best places to shoot and coming to Sikkim has opened up a lots of possibilities. I would love to come back here and this can be marked as just the beginning and I love to collaborate on folk ...
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Acharya Bal Krishna of Patanjali Ayurveda Limited jointly inaugurated the Sikkim Organic Day Celebration at Saramsa Garden in Ranipool on Wednesday. Around 300 farmers from different parts of the State were present at the inaugural programme held at the ...
In an endeavour to protect both the environment and local traditions, Sikkim will now allow you to forge a personal relationship with trees, The Hindu reports. The Sikkim Forest Tree (Amity & Reverence) Rules 2017, issued by the Forests, Environment & Wildlife Management Department, allows people to ...
Subhas Dutta, one of India's leading ecologists who has fought around a 100 court cases in four decades to save the environment in and around Calcutta, said that Sikkim's praise-worthy step deserves to be emulated across the country. Sixty-nine-year-old Dutta told Al Arabiya: “Trees are our best friends.
Tax collections have gone up by around 13 per cent this year and we can achieve the target,” principal chief commissioner of income-tax for West Bengal & Sikkim, K L Maheshwari said. In the corresponding period of the last fiscal, I-T collections had been Rs 25,500 crore against a target of Rs 35,500 crore ...
This paper examines how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) helps households in South Sikkim, India, build resilience to winter drought. It is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the scheme builds the resilience of rural households in different states to ...
Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman, who has been named as the first brand ambassador of Sikkim, hopes India becomes more inclusive towards the “fascinating” Northeast, which he feels is a treasure waiting to be explored. “I always find the Northeast region fascinating. It is a part of India that we were ...
Gangtok, Jan 8 (UNI) Padambhushan music maestro AR Rehman is now the new brand ambassador of Sikkim Tourism. ... The Oskar awardee, known in Sikkim as 'Jai Ho' man , was welcomed by the young rural folk artists from West Sikkim beating madal ( drum ) playing Chyabrung,the Limbu Tune.
Breaking with tradition for the last entrant into 'Indian democracy', Sikkim was in the news in August 2017 over the 'demolition' of a Gurdwara built on the shore of Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim. The petitioner, a misguided member of the Sikh community, referred to the 1997 built Gurdwara as 'historic'.
The Mozart of Madras will be scoring a tune for the hill state of Sikkim. AR Rahman has been named Sikkim's official brand ambassador by the state at the inauguration of the 11-day Red Panda Winter Festival that started on Monday. In addition to the tune—which is bound to be beautiful—Rahman is also ...
GANGTOK: Music maestro AR Rahman was named the official brand ambassador of Sikkim at a function here today. Extending a warm welcome to Rahman at the opening ceremony of the Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling said he was grateful to the musician for ...
Renowned music director AR Rehman is scheduled to arrive here on January 7. He will be declared the brand ambassador of Red Panda Winter Carnival 2017-18 in Paljour Stadium, Tourism & Civil Aviation Minister Ugen Gyatso said. Carnival Parade is an important attraction of the day. Cultural ...
During the height of demonetisation drive, Sikkimese people faced a shortage of currency due to the unavailability of new denominations due to RBI restrictions. For the Government of Sikkim, this step constituted a major breach of special provisions and a step towards the “nationalisation” of its most ...
The 73-day-long Doklam standoff apparently did not have a direct bearing on Sikkim, but the flare up between powerful neighbours India and China, had left ... backed the separate state demand, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling came out in open to justify demand for creation of Gorkhaland.
Sikkim, India's only entirely organic state, has lots to offer. You'll be greeted by hospitable people, cosy guesthouses and hotels, and vibrant rhododendrons. We've plotted out a nine-day itinerary that will take you through Gangtok, Pelling, Lachung and Lachen. Plan your trip now. Day 1. Fly into Bagdogra ...
Siliguri: The sixth Kanchenjungha Winter Tourism Festival 2017 will be held at Pelling in West Sikkim from December 25. The seven-day fest will be organised by Pelling Tourism Development Association to promote winter tourism in the Himalayan state. "Tourists should not confine themselves to a few ...
Rajya Sabha member from Sikkim Hishey Lachungpa (Sikim Democratic Front) is retiring on February 23, 2018. An election to fill that vacancy will also be held on January 16. The National Capital Territory of Delhi was allocated three seats in the Rajya Sabha and these are currently being held by Karan ...
Besides being the first and only 100 percent organic state in India, Sikkim will now also have the credit of entirely banning the supply of non-organic agriculture, horticulture and livestock produce. The proposal, which was raised by Department of Horticulture and Cash Crops, found approval during a recent ...
The list of products to be prohibited for entry into Sikkim with effect from March 31, 2018 are - maize, beans, brinjal, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, capsicum, carrot, chayote, cucumber, drumstick, lady s finger, leafy vegetables, spinach, pea, radish, tomato, pointed gourd, banana, ...
Bengaluru: If you were a hoverfly, part of a species that is among the most important pollinators in the world, flowers in Sikkim may perhaps be more attractive than even the ones found in Sweden or Bengaluru. The simplest of the scientific questions, “How does one of most important pollination species in ...
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling's younger brother R.N. Chamling flayed the Sikkim Democratic Front government's performance and announced the formation of a new political party on Thursday. R.N. Chamling floated a new party called Sikkim Rajya Manch at a public meeting at Sribadam ...
Calcutta: Tourism hotspot Sikkim's first airport is almost ready to roll out the runway carpet for direct ATR flights from Calcutta and Delhi, causing a flutter among the early birds seeking slots to connect Gangtok by air. Pakyong airport, near the Sikkim capital, is 4,600ft above sea level and just one inspection ...
"It is because of our sustained efforts for more than two decades that Sikkim is set to become a fully literate state by 2018," he said at the first convocation of the university in Sikkim where Governor Shriniwas Patil conferred the D.Litt on Chamling. "Today, it is heartening to see that education in Sikkim is no ...
Natural spring water emerges in a small steady stream from a pile of rocks and foliage by the roadside, somewhere along the long and winding stretch that connects Gangtok and Namchey in Sikkim. The Kaila Bhaji Dhara is one of the many perennial springs that have been revived through the Government ...
At the outset, he stressed that the project originally envisaged as a folk healing centre should be upscaled to develop it into a Centre showcasing the complete folk history and tradition of Sikkim. He suggested that the name of the project should be Folk History Centre of Sikkim. The Centre would ...


 

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