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China planning new rail link close to Arunachal Pradesh

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:11

China will soon start construction of a new railway line in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh, even as another rail link bordering Sikkim is set to become operational next month, enhancing mobility of its military in the remote and strategic Himalayan region.

Fees waived for education till college in Sikkim

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:52

Sikkim government has waived all fees for education up to college level following a students` agitation demanding roll-back of recent fee hike.

`Aal` first Tamil film shot at India-China border?

`Aal` first Tamil film shot at India-China border?

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:02

The makers of upcoming Tamil thriller `Aal`, the remake of Hindi movie `Aamir`, have claimed that the film happens to be the first in the language to be shot at the India-China border in Sikkim.

Sikkim: 130 tourists, border traders evacuated after landslide

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:42

At least 130 tourists and border traders have been evacuated by the Indian Army after they were stranded following a landslide on Changu-Nathula road in Sikkim.

Sikkim`s NH31-A lifeline closed for repairs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 08:29

With a landslide badly disrupting traffic, National Highway 31-A connecting Gangtok with Siliguri in West Bengal and considered Sikkim`s "lifeline" will be closed for a day from Wednesday for repairs.

Crimes against women up in 6 Northeast states, Assam tops list

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 11:17

Crimes against women in six of the eight northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend.

Sikkim CM promises to take opposition into confidence

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 17:08

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today promised to take the opposition into confidence in the development of the state.

12 pc job reservation for BPL candidates in Sikkim

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:18

Sikkim government on Monday announced 12 per cent reservation in all state government jobs and posts in public sector undertakings for candidates living below poverty line.

Sikkim deserves peace bonus in NDA regime: Chief Minister

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:45

The land-locked northeast Indian state of Sikkim shares its boundaries with three countries - China, Nepal and Bhutan - but has been peaceful in the last two decades, and is set to become poverty-free as well, is seeking a peace bonus from the NDA regime.

Pawan Chamling sworn in as Sikkim CM for record fifth time

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 12:56

Pawan Chamling was today sworn in as Sikkim Chief Minister for the record fifth consecutive time.

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.

Pawan Chamling to take oath as Sikkim CM on Wednesday

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 14:18

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.