Sikkim

  • Sikkim: Monks vote to chose lama as their MLA 12-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim on Saturday voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the state assembly. The 'Sangha' seat is the only one of its kind in India which was created under Article 371 (F) of the Constitution to give...
  • LS polls: 76 pc polling recorded in Sikkim for 1 LS, 32 Assembly seats 12-04-2014 07:41 AM

    Gangtok: High voter turnout was witnessed in one Lok Sabha constituency and 32 assembly seats in Sikkim with 76 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. A turnout of 52.5 per cent was registered in the Himalayan state of Sikkim till Saturday afternoon for 32 Assembly seats and the lone...
  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa 12-04-2014 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: Voting is taking place on Saturday in seven Lok Sabha constituencies where the fate of 3 seats in Assam, 2 in Goa, 1 in Sikkim and 1 in Tripura will be sealed. Voting for the 32-member Sikkim Assembly is also taking place simultaneously. Karimganj, Silchar and Autonomous district...
  • Live: Rahul Gandhi files his nomination from Amethi 12-04-2014 07:05 AM

    Follow all the live updates on the Lok Sabha election here. Today is the fourth phase of polls and voting is on in seven seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa. In Sikkim, polling is underway to elect the 32-member Assembly. ...
  • LS polls: High voter turnout in phase 4 in Goa, Assam, Tripura and Sikkim 12-04-2014 12:02 AM

    In phase 4 the Lok Sabha polls on Saturday, 75 per cent polling has been recorded in 2 seats in Goa, 75 per cent in 3 seats in Assam, 81.8 per cent for 1 seat in Tripura. In Sikkim, 76 per cent has been recorded for 1 one Lok Sabha...
  • Simultaneous LS, Assembly polls in Sikkim on Saturday 11-04-2014 09:54 PM

    Gangtok: Sikkim is set to hold simultaneous polls for its lone Lok Sabha constituency and 32 Assembly seats on Friday. An electorate of 370,731, including 1,79,650 female voters, are eligible to participate. Security for the poll would be provided by 3,500 policemen and 15 companies of the West Bengal police....
  • Phase 4 of LS polls on Saturday; to cover 7 seats in four states 11-04-2014 05:03 PM

    The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place on Saturday covering seven constituencies in four states where over half-a-crore voters will decide the fate of 74 candidates. While the first phase of the nine phased electoral battle took place on April 7, the polling for the third phase...
  • Campaigning for Sikkim Assembly and LS seat ends 10-04-2014 05:51 PM

    Campaigning for the 32 assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim for which polling would be held on April 12 ended Thursday evening. With support growing for the newly-formed Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM), the ruling party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) would have a tough fight to stay...
  • Sikkim Assembly polls getting violent for first time 09-04-2014 12:46 PM

    Gangtok: For the first time in the last 20 years, the peaceful and quiet atmosphere of Sikkim has been disturbed with political clashes being reported in the run-up to the state assembly and Lok Sabha polls. According to official figures, two persons have been killed in political clashes in the...
  • Sikkim's ruling SDF trying to reap fruits of the past 09-04-2014 12:26 PM

    Gangtok: With zero opposition in the Sikkim Assembly, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) is banking on the success of various development works during its 20 years of power in the state to seek a record mandate for the fifth time in a row. SDF President and Sikkim Chief Minister...
  • AAP not to put up candidates for assembly polls 07-04-2014 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: With AAP fielding over 425 candidates across the country for the Lok Sabha elections, the party will not be in a position to contest the assembly polls in four states due to lack of resources. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh (Telangana and Seemandhra), Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh will go to...
  • LS fourth phase: 12 pc candidates with criminal records, 20 crorepati 07-04-2014 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 74 candidates who are contesting in the Phase 4 of Lok Sabha 2014 Elections. Seven Lok Sabha seats in four states are voting on April 12 and 74 candidates are in...
  • Sikkim CM Chamling sells crorepati dream 07-04-2014 10:10 AM

    Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has promised to make every Sikkimese a 'crorepati' if he or she votes for his Sikkim Democratic Front in the April 12 Lok Sabha election, inviting criticism from his opponents. "We will work diligently in the coming days to make every Sikkimese a...
  • Ruskin Bond's Rusty making a comeback on TV with 'Ek Tha Rusty II' 05-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Mussoorie: 'Ek Tha Rusty II', the second season of popular TV series 'Ek Tha Rusty' is all set to return to the television screen, this time with two female actors from Sikkim. The shoot of 'Ek Tha Rusty II' is currently underway here, and it will be telecast on Doordarshan...
  • LS polls: Candidates in Sikkim not resorting to huge rallies 04-04-2014 02:53 PM

    With a little over 370,000 voters in the small Himalayan state of Sikkim, candidates for the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state are not resorting to huge political rallies and are instead wooing voters personally by visiting their houses. Candidates say it is a small state and together...
  • Sikkim: CM Pawan Chamling to contest from Yangang 18-03-2014 04:01 PM

    Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, who is seeking a straight fifth term in office, will contest from Rangang-Yangang Assembly seat, from where he entered electoral politics 32 years ago. Chamling had started his career in politics from Yangang village in 1982 and was elected to the Yangang Gram Panchayat. Two...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Sikkim votes on April 12 05-03-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Sikkim will take place on April 12. ...
  • Sikkim launches chopper service to Kanchenjunga 02-03-2014 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to visit WB, Sikkim on November 10 08-11-2013 01:14 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal and Sikkim on November 10 and 11, an official statement said Friday. The President will be attending the 125th year celebrations of St. Joseph's School, North Point on November 10 in Darjeeling (West Bengal). In Gangtok (Sikkim), he will be inaugurating the 40th...
  • 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Sikkim and parts of Darjeeling 03-10-2013 01:03 PM

    An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim on Thursday, Regional Seismological Centre sources said. The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43 am was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4 degree N and 88.5 degree E respectively, the sources said. A...
  • Sikkim United, Mohammedan Sporting win in Durand Cup 12-09-2013 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: A spirited peformance from Sikkim United and Mohammedan Sporting Club help them register victories in their respective quarter-final league round matches of the 126th Durand Cup Football tournament on Thursday. Riding on two goals from Adelaja S, Sikkim United beat Assam Regiment Centre 3-1 after coming from behind...
  • Indian, Chinese troops exchange beer, rasgullas after face off 09-08-2013 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: Indian and Chinese troops had a face-off in Sikkim earlier this week which, however, ended in a friendly exchange of beer and rasgullas. The face-off happened near the Tangkar La pass at the height of over 16,000 feet in eastern Sikkim after a Chinese patrol entered into territory...
  • Bandh over Gorkhaland disrupts normal life in Darjeeling 30-07-2013 12:31 PM

    Darjeeling: Normal life was disrupted for the second day on Tuesday due to the 72-hour bandh called in the Darjeeling hills by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to demand Gorkhaland. All shops, markets, school, colleges, government offices, banks and post offices were closed with GJM supporters gathering at Chowkbazar in Darjeeling as...
  • Sikkim: Chief Minister spelt 'Thief Minister' in Class V English textbooks 29-07-2013 10:04 PM

    Gangtok: The standards of Engish language in Sikkim has stooped to a new low. A look at the Class V text books shows glaring errors. The error can be witnessed in just one page of the Elementary Environment Science text book. The Chief Minister is named 'Thief Minister'. Four officials...
  • I don't think 1962 Chinese invasion can be repeated: Surya Gangadharan 23-07-2013 05:47 PM

    Chinese incursions continue across the LAC as fresh incursions are reported from North Sikkim, Ladakh and other sectors. Is India well poised to neutralise any possible threat? CNN-IBN's international affairs editor Surya Gangadharan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Our political leaders have never spoken in...
  • Is Northeast India the next disaster point after Uttarakhand? 27-06-2013 09:37 AM

    Subansiri River: Arunachal Pradesh is planning on at least 150 MoUs for power generation in the fragile hills of the Eastern Himalayas in high seismic zones. Is the Northeast in the next disaster point after Uttarakhand? Environmentalist Neeraj Vagholikar said, "Arunachal is no different. It's a part of the Himalayas...
  • Bhaichung upset with SFA attitude 20-06-2013 04:28 PM

    Gangtok: Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday said he was upset with the attitude of the Sikkim Football Association (SFA) as it had 'ignored' the demands of the clubs of the state. Bhutia, CEO of United Sikkim Football Club, said the recently formed Football Club Association of Sikkim...
  • Sikkim Chief Minister supports demand for Gorkhaland 09-06-2013 12:38 AM

    Darjeeling: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday said he supports the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. "We completely support the Gorkhaland demand. However, it is up to the Centre to decide whether it would accept the demand," Chamling told reporters in Siliguri, where he innaugurated a three-day...
  • Gangtok: 600 tourists stranded due to landslide 08-06-2013 11:19 PM

    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,...
  • East Bengal rout United Sikkim 6-0 in I-League 08-05-2013 08:35 PM

    Kolkata: Their I-League hopes might have been dashed but East Bengal remained in contention to finish runners-up whipping United Sikkim FC by a tennis score margin of 6-0 in a penultimate round fixture here Wednesday. East Bengal (49) are now two points behind second-placed Pune FC as the Kolkata giants,...