Gangtok

  • Violence grips Gangtok as government college students protest over fee hike July 16, 2014

    Sikkim: The city of Gangtok in Sikkim has been gripped in violence as the students of a government college in Tadong has been protesting over four-fold increase in the fee. Violence was reported from various parts of the city and even from the main hospital. Even as the college has...
  • Travel escape: Exploring Gangtok, Jaipur and Kovalam June 21, 2014

    CNN-IBN in partnership Cleartrip brings to you the special series 'Travel escape' that will explore 18 destinations and 18 resorts. In this the episode, watch our journey through Gangtok, Jaipur and Kovalam. ...
  • Sikkim launches chopper service to Kanchenjunga March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A 15-minute helicopter service to witness breathtaking views of India's highest peak Kanchenjunga has been launched by the Sikkim government. The service, available from state capital Gangtok, will provide magnificent views of pristine peak, which assumes different colours during different hours of the day. The helicopter service to Kanchenjunga,...
  • Gangtok: 600 tourists stranded due to landslide June 8, 2013

    Gangtok/Darjeeling: Around 600 tourists returning to Gangtok from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathu-la were stranded at 5th Mile, 15km from Gangtok, following a landslide on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg on Saturday evening, official sources said. "Around 5pm, when the tourist vehicles were returning from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathu-la, slush...
  • Sikkim aims to become 'fully organic' by 2015 August 20, 2012

    Gangtok: Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a senior state official has said. "The entire state will be converted into a certified organic state by 2015. Our schemes and policies are well...
  • Swine fever outbreak in West Sikkim June 25, 2012

    Gangtok: With three blood samples testing positive at Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory(RDDL), authorities today confirmed swine fever outbreak as the cause of high mortality among pigs in Rinchenpong in West Sikkim. Joint Director, Animal Husbandry department[West], Dr DS Tewari said in a statement that results of three blood samples sent to...
  • Kerala: 62-yr-old on 25,000 km expedition in Nano May 20, 2012

    Guwahati: To travel across all 28 states of India and neighbouring Bhutan in a Tata Nano car covering around 25,000 kms is no easy task. Yet, this is being attempted by 62-year-old Kochi-based car enthusiast Thomas Chacko, who has so far covered 5,400 km in the small car and reached...
  • Metalheads can now get a degree in rock music March 12, 2012

    Gangtok: For all those wannabe rock n roll performers, here is an opportunity to be a certified rocker, with a degree to boot, to take you through the worldwide rock music circuit. Rockschool, which exists in 26 countries throughout the globe and is one of the premier institutions in music,...
  • Sikkim: 6 killed as vehicle falls into a gorge December 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A tourist vehicle fell into a gorge in Gangtok on Wednesday killing atleast 6 and injuring two others. The incident happened at Digchu enroute to Gangtok. Rescue operations are being carried out by local authorities. ...
  • PM announces Rs1,000 cr for quake-hit Sikkim September 29, 2011

    Gangtok: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday announced a Rs1,000 crore grant to Sikkim to tide over the devastation caused by the September 18 earthquake that killed 80 people and caused large scale damage to private property. "The Prime Minister announced a Rs1,000 crore package to Sikkim and also assured all...
  • 30 Minutes: the earthquake that changed Sikkim September 25, 2011

    This week on 30 Minutes, watch how the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Sikkim on September 18 changed lives there. ...
  • CJ: Devastation caused by earthquake in Gangtok September 24, 2011

    CJ Tripti shows the minor damages caused by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Sikkim. ...
  • Sikkim: Rain, fog hamper rescue operations September 23, 2011

    Gangtok: Rescue work has been suspended in Sikkim due to thick fog and heavy clouds. There were reports of multiple landslides in North Sikkim after heavy rains in the area. Officials say that the critical stage of the rescue operation is almost over and the death toll in Sunday's earthquake...
  • Sikkim battles quake; kids lose parents, families September 21, 2011

    Three days after the earthquake, Sikkim is still battling the aftermath. Death toll has crossed 80. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi visits quake-hit areas of Sikkim September 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Three days after the devastating earthquake, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi was in Sikkim on Wednesday. Gandhi headed to affected areas across Gangtok to meet victims and their families. He was scheduled to make a trip to Meghalaya on Wednesday for a public meeting of Youth Congress membership...
  • Mamata meets Sikkim CM, offers more assistance September 20, 2011

    Gangtok: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met her Sikkim counterpart Pawan Kumar Chamling and offered him all assistance to meet the situation arising out of Sunday's quake. "Sikkim is our neighbouring state and we stand by the people of Sikkim at this hour of...
  • Gangtok: CJ Tripti shows extent of the quake damage September 20, 2011

    Citizen Journalist Tripti Singh said post the earthquake in Sikkim, there was chaos everywhere in Gangtok. ...
  • Sikkim: power cut hampers relief work at night September 19, 2011

    The National Highway 31A, linking Sikkim to Bagdogra, has been partially opened for traffic. ...
  • Sikkim quake ground report: aftershocks continue September 19, 2011

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor reports from Ground Zero on the difficulties being faced in Sikkim as aftershocks continue. ...
  • 22 bus passengers missing in North Sikkim September 19, 2011

    Gangtok: Twenty-two people, travelling in a bus, went missing since Sunday evening in North Sikkim where the epicentre of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake lay. They were believed to be travelling in a GREF bus which is still to be traced by the rescue teams. A spokesman of the 17 Mountain...
  • At least 16 civilians, 2 jawans dead in Sikkim: RK Singh September 19, 2011

    Home Secretary RK Singh said after the quake in Sikkim on Sunday, rescue teams were facing difficulty due to the weather but was power restored in the region. ...
  • Sikkim quake toll rises to 28, rescue efforts on September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 28 people have lost their lives and over 100 injured after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sikkim on Sunday evening. Authorities fear the toll could rise further. The exact extent of damages is yet to be assessed as relief and rescue is yet to reach affected...
  • Areas most affected by the Sikkim earthquake September 19, 2011

    The epicenter of the earthquake that jolted parts of North India on Sunday was Mangan in Sikkim. Here's a look at the areas most affected by the earthquake. ...
  • Sikkim quake: Sonia, Gadkari express concern September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari on Sunday expressed concern on the earthquake that hit several parts of the country. Sonia, who expressed "deep concern and anxiety", has urged authorities and the disaster management system to remain vigilant and extend all help to...
  • Sikkim earthquake: eyewitnesses talk about the fear September 18, 2011

    Eyewitnesses said that they rushed for safe spots and open places after quake hit Sikkim....
  • One child succumbed to injuries: Chief Secy Sikkim September 18, 2011

    Karma Gyatso said that the epicentre of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake was in Gangtok. ...
  • Sikkim quake: Eyewitness speaks about tremors in WB September 18, 2011

    An earthquake with an intensity of 6.8 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim and Northern parts of India. ...
  • Chamling govt takes charge for 4th term in Sikkim May 20, 2009

    Gangtok: Ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) President Pawan Kumar Chamling was today sworn in as Chief Minister for a record fourth consecutive term along with eleven ministers. Governor B P Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to the 59-year-old chief minister and his ministerial colleagues at Raj Bhawan...
  • Former Sikkim CM gets 6-month jail in water scam October 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Former Sikkim Chief Minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari was today convicted along with nine others, including an IAS officer, by a designated CBI court in Gangtok for bungling in the state water scam, leading to a loss of Rupees four lakh to the state exchequer. The court sentenced Bhandari and...
  • Baichung's maturity helped him succeed: Mentor October 22, 2008

    Gangtok: Karma Bhutia is a man of giant stature, someone who’s been an ardent football and sports enthusiast all his life, and a man who’s played a big role in giving the country it’s first real football superstar. Karma Bhutia was Baichung Bhutia’s mentor throughout his younger days, and was...