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.

Pawan Chamling to take oath as Sikkim CM on Wednesday

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.

Sikkim Assembly polls getting violent for first time

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.

SKM unveils election symbol

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha on Friday unveiled the party`s election symbol, a table lamp, at its first public meeting since the election dates were announced.

President to visit West Bengal, Sikkim

President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal and Sikkim on November 10 and 11, an official statement said.

Earthquake strikes Sikkim, tremors felt in Darjeeling, Siliguri

An earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude struck Sikkim at 11.43 am, triggering closure of schools and colleges in the state.

Sikkim records steepest fall in poverty level

Sikkim has recorded steepest fall in poverty level in the country on account of increase in per capita consumption and the proportion of the poor living below poverty line in the urban area is lowest among all states.

Sikkim`s first airport to be ready by 2014

The airport at Pakyong, 30 km south of the state capital Gangtok, is being constructed by the Airport Authority of India on 200 acres of land.

Provide adequate representation to locals: Chamling

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday appealed to the Centre to give due consideration to locals for proper representation in the proposed Indian Judicial Service.

Bhaichung Bhutia launches BB15 Fitness Studio in Gangtok

Former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia today launched his first fitness studio named `BB15 Fitness` here.

Two Bills introduced in Sikkim Assembly

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.

Chujachen hydro-project ready for commissioning

The 99 MW Chujachen hydro-electric power project, which was started in 2004 in Sikkim is now ready for commissioning.

Stone thrown on CM`s motorcade, lathi charge in new party HQ

Supporters of newly formed SKM threw stones at Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling`s motorcade leading to a police lathi charge at the party headquarter.

Low intensity earthquake hits Sikkim

An earthquake of slight intensity on Wednesday hit Gangtok.

Gangtok contacts K`taka over security of Sikkimese

Sikkim on Friday asked Karnataka government to provide security for Sikkimese in the backdrop of the exodus of people from the North east from Bangalore.

Man arrested for impersonating as tax officer

One person of Kalimpong in
neighboring West Bengal was arrested for duping businessmen in Sikkim by posing as an official of commercial taxes division.