Sikkim urban bodies election held peacefully

Voting for the 53 wards in the Sikkim Urban Local Bodies election was held peacefully in all the 94 polling stations in four districts of the state today, officials said.

This city is cleanest in India; Delhi doesn't figure even among top 10
This city is cleanest in India; Delhi doesn't figure even among top 10

Mysore has topped the Swachh Bharat rankings among 476 cities in the country with three more places from Karnataka figuring in the top 10.

Darjeeling landslides: Rescue operations nearing end

Rescue operations in landslide-hit Darjeeling hills in West Bengal may be over in another two-three days, an official said here on Tuesday.

Landslide snaps Siliguri-Gangtok road, vehicles stranded

Landslides near Rambhi, in the outskirts of Siliguri on way to the hills, have disrupted the road traffic between Gangtok and the North Bengal hub.

Mansarovar pilgrims enter China through Nathu La

A group 38 Indian pilgrims accompanied by five support staff on Monday crossed over into China through the Nathu La Pass from Sikkim as part of the ongoing Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

After 53 years, Nathu La opens for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Monday

Over half-a-century after it was closed following the 1962 Sino-India war, Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng will receive the first batch of Indian pilgrims on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Monday in Tibet, marking the opening of the new route through the Nathu La pass.

40 pilgrims leave for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra via Nathula

The first batch of 40 pilgrims for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the alternative Nathula Pass route from Sikkim was on Thursday flagged off by Sikkim Governor Shriniwas D Patil and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.

Sikkim: Flowers, mountains and snow - a trip to remember

Planning a trip and checking boxes while travelling has never been my forte. What I do like is stuffing a few T-shirts in a backpack and taking off whenever I can get some days off. Alas! Growing up has its disadvantages – you cannot just up and leave as you want.

Amit Shah begins tour of three Northeast states, addresses BJP meet in Gangtok

BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday embarked on a three-day tour of north-eastern states of Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

Father accused of raping daughter in Sikkim

Police have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly raping his daughter in South Sikkim.

2014 saw Chamling completing 2 decades as Sikkim CM

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling completing 20 years in office in 2014 was among the high points in Sikkim, which aims to become the country's first fully organic state by next year.

Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling to complete 20 years in office on Friday

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, who is serving his fifth consecutive term, will complete 20 years in office on Friday.

First Himalayan Region Sports Festival to be held in 2015
First Himalayan Region Sports Festival to be held in 2015

The Sports Ministry has launched Himalayan Region Sports Festival for the region covering the North Eastern states of the country besides Nepal and Bhutan. The idea was first mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to a joint session of the Bhutanese Parliament in June earlier this year.

Sikkim to get its Youth Policy soon, Youth Affairs minister

Sikkim government would soon be framing its Youth Policy keeping in mind the welfare of the youths.

Heavy polling in Sikkim

Balloting began Saturday in the bypolls for the Rangang-Yangang assembly constituency in Sikkim, officials said.

Vice President Hamid Ansari to visit Sikkim on Aug 28-29

A high level meeting was held here n Tuesday to review the preparations for the proposed two-day visit of Vice President Hamid Ansari to Sikkim beginning on August 28.

Sikkim Governor completes three-day tour

Sikkim Governor Shriniwas Patil undertook a three-day tour of North Sikkim from 20-22 August.

Sikkim suspends high officials for action against students

Former Sikkim director of higher education, the principal of Sikkim Government College, the East district superintendent of police and a police officer were suspended on Saturday for their failure in handling the students` protest here last month against college fee hike.

Sikkim`s NH31-A lifeline closed for repairs

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.