SIKKIM

  • India third largest passport issuing country, China at the top: Sushma Swaraj November 14, 2014

    Shillong: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US. "India accounts for 14 per cent of passport issuance and is the third largest passport issuing country after China and the US, with over 5.7 crore passports...
  • Sikkim Legislative Assembly organises a cleanliness drive November 7, 2014

    Gangtok: Sikkim Legislative Assembly secretariat organized a massive cleanliness drive in the office premises as a part of Swachh Sikkim, Swachh Bharat aviyan. The sanitation campaign led by the Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly K N Rai was actively joined by Deputy Speaker Sonam Gyatso Lepcha, Chairman of Public Account...
  • BJP's polarisation strategy fails in UP, SP makes a comeback, Congress recovers in bypolls September 16, 2014

    Just months after its biggest ever victory in the Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday faced a big jolt when the results of bypolls in 32 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats was announced. The BJP's polarisation formula seems to have worked in favour of its...
  • Chief Minister's brother wins Sikkim Assembly seat as Independent September 16, 2014

    Gangtok: Independent candidate RN Chamling won RangangYangang Assembly seat by 708 votes defeating his nearest Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) nominee Kumari Mangar in Sikkim. While Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling's younger brother RN Chamling, who fought the seat as an Independent candidate polled 4788 votes, Kumari Mangar of ruling SDF got...
  • Rs 4,754cr power transmission scheme for Arunachal, Sikkim September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday approved a scheme for strengthening power transmission in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs 4,754.42 crore. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved this scheme, an official statement said. "The intrastate transmission and distribution systems...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituenciesVadodara...
  • Sikkim bypoll: Voting underway for lone assembly seat September 13, 2014

    Gangtok: Balloting began on Saturday in the bypolls for the RangangYangang assembly constituency in Sikkim, officials said. The bypoll was necessitated after Chief Minister Pawan Chamling resigned from the seat and retained NamchiSinghithang after the April assembly polls. While the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) contestant is a 32yearold woman, Kumari Manger, the...
  • Bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats on Saturday; acid test for PM Narendra Modi September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...
  • WB girl ragging case: VisvaBharati University lodges complaint with police August 30, 2014

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious VisvaBharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, authorities on Saturday lodges a complaint with the police. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the...
  • Sikkim: Health officials draw up plan of action to keep Ebola at bay August 19, 2014

    Gangtok: A meeting of senior officers of the Health Department was held here to formulate a plan of action for prevention and treatment of Ebola Virus Disease in Sikkim. Health Secretary Dr K Bhandari, who chaired the meeting on Monday, said no case of Ebola had been reported in the state...
  • China inaugurates new Tibet rail link close to Sikkim August 16, 2014

    Beijing: China inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of US $2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region. The 253km railway line links Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Xigaze, the secondlargest city in Tibet...
  • New financial scheme for differently abled students in Sikkim August 4, 2014

    Gangtok: Sikkim government has framed a new financial scheme for the benefit of differentlyabled students in an effort to enable them to avail education and secure a meaningful livelihood, an official said on Monday. Students with disabilities can now avail scholarship from the government under this...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Dry weather results in price rise of potatoes July 16, 2014

    Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi, hurting...
  • 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 fourfold increase in the fee. Violence was reported from various parts of the city and even from the main hospital. Even as the college has...
  • Modi congratulates Patnaik, Chamling for winning assembly elections May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Chief Ministers Pawan Chamling of Sikkim and Naveen Patnaik of Odisha for winning the assembly elections. "My congratulations to Naveen Patnaik on being sworn in as Odisha (chief minister). My best wishes and support for Odisha's development journey," Modi tweeted. BJD president Patnaik...
  • Pawan Chamling to take oath as Sikkim CM on Wednesday May 19, 2014

    Gangtok: Having won a record mandate for the fifth time in a row, Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, who is on his way to surpass the tenure of the longest serving Chief minister of the country, will take oath on Wednesday. "All the 22 MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front had...
  • Yearold SKM gives Sikkim assembly an opposition May 18, 2014

    Terming itself a "youth party" which is just a year old, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) may not have been able to win the assembly election and form the government but it has given the Himalayan border state an opposition party which was missing for over a decade now. Bagging 10...
  • SDF wins Sikkim assembly polls, bags 22 of 32 seats; leads lone LS seat May 16, 2014

    The Himalayan state of Sikkim with went on polls on polls on April 11, 2014. The fates of six candidates contesting the Lok Sabha polls are to be decided through the counting which is underway in Gangtok. For the lone Lok Sabha seat, sitting MP Prem Das Rai of SDF is...
  • Sikkim: Monks vote to chose lama as their MLA April 12, 2014

    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 monks...
  • LS polls: 76 pc polling recorded in Sikkim for 1 LS, 32 Assembly seats April 12, 2014

    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 Lok...
  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa April 12, 2014

    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 in...
  • Live: Rahul Gandhi files his nomination from Amethi April 12, 2014

    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 April 12, 2014

    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 April 11, 2014

    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. In...
  • Phase 4 of LS polls on Saturday; to cover 7 seats in four states April 11, 2014

    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 concluded...
  • Campaigning for Sikkim Assembly and LS seat ends April 10, 2014

    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 in...
  • Sikkim Assembly polls getting violent for first time April 9, 2014

    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 last...
  • Sikkim's ruling SDF trying to reap fruits of the past April 9, 2014

    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 Pawan...
  • AAP not to put up candidates for assembly polls April 7, 2014

    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...