Priyanka slammed over Sikkim ‘insurgency’ comment

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese film, came under attack after calling the hill state insurgency-troubled. She has apologised to the Sikkim government, which sought another apology in more “clear-cut terms”. Netizens on Thursday slammed Priyanka for being “politically illiterate” after she spoke about Sikkim in an interview on the sidelines of […]

Sikkim entrepreneur Rewaj Chettri’s initiative NE ™ launches app for affordable travel!

August 15, 2017: Today, the world belongs to the consumer. Smartphone, online virtual assistants, digital databases have permeated every segment from retail to hospitality, and significantly so in travel. Established tech aggregators are the new in-thing in travel, and they have immensely facilitated travelers in planning out their trips. Ditching the old norms where ticketing, […]

Sikkim: Ex-CM mortal remains arrives home; State Holiday declared on Wednesday

17 Jul,Gangtok (IPR) : A meeting of the Members of the Sikkim Legislative Assembly was convened by Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling here at the meeting hall of Sikkim Legislative Assembly  today to offer heartfelt condolence on the untimely demise of former Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri Nar Bahadur Bhandari. The Chief Minister along with […]

You’ve got mail, at 14,000 ft: Sikkim man delivers letters between lndia, China

In an age on e-communication, Bhim Bahadur Tamang still makes the once-a-week stop at the Sherathang border post to exchange mail with his Chinese counterpart, an exercise that has persisted through the years. Bhim Bahadur Tamang is a diminutive man who has been a postman for more than 25 years, an increasingly thankless job in […]

NE states most dependent on central assistance; Nagaland tops the list

While other major states in India depend less on the centre for monetary support, states in Northeast on the other hand, depends largely on the centre’s support. The north-eastern states and J&K are the most dependent on central assistance, but Bihar, among the major states, too leans on the Centre’s shoulder. Delhi on the other […]

Sikkim commissions India’s 2nd largest hydro power project

In a landmark development for Sikkim, the 1200 MW Teesta Stage III power project has been commissioned from Friday. While announcing Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling said, “We are no more a consumer state, rather we have moved on to being a producer state.” He further mentioned that Sikkim has always moved forward into pro-growth development […]

NIT Sikkim Recruitment 2017: Apply for Junior Research Fellow Posts

Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Sikkim has invited applications for the recruitment of Junior Research Fellow vacancies for the project titled “Metal catalysed formal diastereo- and enantioselective cycloaddition reactions of carbohydrate derived vinylcyclopropanes”. Eligible candidates may apply in prescribed application format on or before February 05,  2017.  The age limit of the […]

World’s highest skywalk foundation stone laid in Sikkim

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling recently laid the foundation stone of a ropeway and support facilities for the Bhaleydhunga Skywalk Project at Dhapper in Yangang, which once completed, will be the world’s highest skywalk. Conceptualized by Chamling himself, the Bhaleydhunga Skywalk will be built at a height of 10,300 feet with world class infrastructure and […]

Gorkha ST Status Committee to Visit Sikkim

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has informed that the central committee to look into the demand of granting Scheduled Tribe status to 11 communities from the hills and plains will visit Sikkim and Darjeeling by November 15. This has come on the heels of RTI reply that revealed the committee formed on April 2 had not […]

Little Has Changed For Smaller States Under PM Modi: Sikkim Chief Minister

GANGTOK: Despite Sikkim Democratic Front being an ally at the Centre, its leader and Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said on Friday that not much has changed in terms of help to smaller states under the Modi government. “Actually, in the last 15-20 years, there hasn’t been much change,” the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) leader […]

Sikkim to promote Kanchendzonga as eco-tourism destination

India’s highest mountain peak Mount Kanchendzonga and Kanchendzonga National Park, recently declared a world heritage site, will be promoted as eco-tourism destinations for trekking, mountaineering and other adventure activities. The Sikkim government has formulated plans in association with the Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF) to start circumambulation tours in the periphery of Mt Kanchendzonga, located at […]

Sikkim launches bike rental service – Tourists can also hire two-wheeler drivers

Gangtok, Oct. 3: Tourists visiting Sikkim will now be able to hire motorcycles as the transport department today introduced the rental service for the first time in the state. For those who cannot ride a bike or do not have a licence, drivers can also be hired. Today, transport secretary S.B.S Bhaduria launched the service […]

Delhi Is The Most Unsafe Place For Women To Work In, Sikkim Ranks Safest

All of us are somewhat convinced about the idea that Delhi is the most unsafe place for women to work. Countless rape incidents, innumerable accounts of teasing and so much else in the same vein is too hideous for our minds to cope with. With just 24%, India has the world’s lowest rate of female […]

Sikkim adjudged cleanest state in terms of rural sanitation

Sikkim has been adjudged as the cleanest among 26 Indian states in terms of sanitation in rural areas. Its four districts have been ranked among top ten districts in the country in terms of sanitation and cleanliness as per the latest “Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2016” report released by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Sikkim […]

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Sikkim’s merger

Memories of the generation that witnessed transfer from a protectorate to Indian statehood should be captured Sep 7, 2016- Sikkim, which became the 22nd state of India in 1975, is now a tightly integrated constituent province. Among a number of accounts that have been published on the ‘merger’ vs ‘annexation’ debate over the erstwhile protectorate […]

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Japanese delegation visits Sikkim, explores investment opportunities

Pawan Chamling, while welcoming the delegation, asserted that Sikkim is the most peaceful and only organic state in India, with an investor-friendly policy. A Japanese team today met Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling here to explore investment opportunities in the state including for manufacturing units for drones and robotics in the initial phase. The delegation […]

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Slides shut Sikkim road link, kill one

Source: Telegraph India Kalimpong/Darjeeling, Aug. 22: A landslide triggered by heavy rains at Likhubir on NH10, the main road link between Sikkim and Siliguri, shut the highway for over 17 hours since early this morning. A single lane of the highway was, however, re-opened around 9.30pm. A woman was killed and two others were injured […]

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Human Trafficking Racket: Sikkim Girl rescued from Brothel in Delhi

New Delhi – 16 Aug 2016: A joint team of Delhi and Sikkim police rescued a 16-year-old from a brothel in G.B. Road last week. A police official said that it was first of it’s kind case when a trafficked minor girl fr-om Sikkim being recovered from the capital. “We have started a through probe […]

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Landslide blocks river, creates artificial lake in Sikkim

Incessant rains triggered a massive landslide in North Sikkim district blocking a tributary of the Teesta and creating an artificial lake that could pose danger to the people living near downstream of the river. District administration officials said the landslide occurred at ‘So-Bhir’ cliff at Dzongu and blocked Kanaka river, a small tributary of the […]

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Landslide blocks river, creates artificial lake in Sikkim

Incessant rains triggered a massive landslide in North Sikkim district blocking a tributary of the Teesta and creating an artificial lake that could pose danger to the people living near downstream of the river. District administration officials said the landslide occurred at ‘So-Bhir’ cliff at Dzongu and blocked Kanaka river, a small tributary of the […]

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