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Sikkim`s ruling SDF trying to reap fruits of the past

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 15:54

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.

Sikkim Democratic Front-led by Pawan Chamling to make a comeback

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 16:07

Sikkim, the second-smallest state in the country went to polls on April 12.

Pawan Kumar Chamling – From govt contractor to Chief Minister

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 19:42

From working as a government contractor at one time to being the current and 5th Chief Minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling is the founder member and also the president of the Sikkim Democratic Front.

SDF to widen tractor range offering in India, to hike capacity

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 14:28

The company's Indian arm SDF India has has already started a feasibility study on capacity expansion for both tractors and engines production to meet future requirements.

Interest rate on SDF loans increases to 7.5%

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012, 18:40

The Food Ministry has increased the interest rate on loans provided to sugar factories from the Sugar Development Fund (SDF) to 7.5 percent, from 4 percent earlier, following RBI's decision to hike bank rate.

Sikkim: Four senior SDF leaders resign

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011, 23:05

Accusing of autocracy within the ruling party and "undemocratic policies" of the party president, four senior SDF leaders on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the party.

SDF rubbishes Bhandari`s allegations against Chamling

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 13:46

The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Wednesday described the corruption allegations filed by Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee (SPCC) president Nar Bahadur Bhandari against Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling as "baseless."

WB requests Centre to include two districts in SDF

Last Updated: Monday, July 12, 2010, 22:46

The West Bengal government today requested the Centre to include Maoist-hit Bankura and Purulia districts in Special Development Fund (SDF) announced by the Planning Commission.

Sikkim Democratic Front sweeps first municipal elections

Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 14:33

The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front party in Sikkim swept all the 47 seats in the municipality elections that were held here on Tuesday.

SDF sweeps all seven urban bodies in Sikkim

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 20:35

Ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) swept all seven urban bodies on Wednesday after its candidates at 44 out of 47 wards were declared elected unopposed.

SDF set to sweep Sikkim municipal polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 18:48

Taking advantage of the opposition`s boycott, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has virtually swept the seven urban bodies in Sikkim ahead of the polls.

More dissidence in Sikkim Democratic Front

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 20:35

Dissidence raised its head yet again in ruling SDF with a group of its ordinary workers, mostly from Chief Minister`s home district of South Sikkim.