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Monk-turned-politician to fight for bringing back Karmapa

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 15:22

Sonam Lama, the lone monk in the newly elected Sikkim Assembly, said he took the plunge into politics to protect the Buddhist `dharma` and enthrone the 17th Karmapa in his seat, the famous Rumtek monastery.

SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term in Sikkim

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 23:51

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Friday stormed to power for the record fifth consecutive term in the state, winning 22 seats in the 32-member state Assembly and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling romping home with a two-third majority.

Sikkim Assembly polls results 2014: SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 08:16

SDF storms to power for fifth consecutive term in Sikkim.

Monks vote to chose a lama as their MLA

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 17:16

Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the State Assembly.

Sikkim Assembly Elections: As it happened

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 09:23

Almost 70 percent of the electorate in Sikkim Saturday voted for the lone Lok Sabha seat and the 32-member state assembly in eight hours of polling, officials said.

Sikkim Assembly polls LIVE: Pawan Chamling`s fate hangs in balance as voting begins

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 04:52

Polling will be held for 32 Assembly seats, alongwith a solitary Lok Sabha constituency, in Sikkim on Saturday in which an electorate of 370,731, including 1,79,650 female voters, are eligible to participate.

Sikkim Assembly polls getting violent for first time

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 17:20

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.

Candidates in Sikkim not resorting to huge rallies

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 15:03

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.

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.

Sikkim Assembly Elections: Will Chamling’s charm work again

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 14:26

The tiny Himalayan province of Sikkim will go to the polls on April 12 – in the fourth phase of the general elections of the country.

Two Bills introduced in Sikkim Assembly

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 16:35

A new bill for providing funds towards restoration and repair of the damage caused by the September 11, 2011 devastating earthquake was introduced in the two-day session of the Sikkim Assembly on Wednesday.

GJM hails Sikkim Assembly resolution on Gorkhaland

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 18:49

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha hailed a resolution passed in the Sikkim Assembly today favouring Gorkhaland and urged the Centre to take steps to fulfil the legitimate demand of the Gorkhas.