Sikkim

  • WB girl ragging case: Visva-Bharati University lodges complaint with police 2 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati 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 253-km railway line links Tibet's provincial capital Lhasa with Xigaze, the second-largest 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 differently-abled 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 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...
  • Modi congratulates Patnaik, Chamling for winning assembly elections May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-elect 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...
  • Year-old 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 8, 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...
  • LS fourth phase: 12 pc candidates with criminal records, 20 crorepati April 7, 2014

    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 the...
  • Sikkim CM Chamling sells crorepati dream April 7, 2014

    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 crorepati...
  • Ruskin Bond's Rusty making a comeback on TV with 'Ek Tha Rusty II' April 5, 2014

    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 from...
  • LS polls: Candidates in Sikkim not resorting to huge rallies April 8, 2014

    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 with...
  • Sikkim: CM Pawan Chamling to contest from Yangang April 8, 2014

    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 years...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Sikkim votes on April 12 March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Sikkim will take place on April 12. ...
  • 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,...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to visit WB, Sikkim on November 10 November 8, 2013

    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 Jawaharlal Nehru...