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Gangtok: A plethora of initiatives for preserving biodiversity in Sikkim such as spreading mass awareness and adopting an eco-friendly policy has led to an increase of its forest cover by over four percent since 1993, Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has said.
Published 21-Nov-2018 13:32 IST
Gangtok: Nestled in the snow-capped mountains of Sikkim, a new Buddhist pilgrimage site, home to a 137-feet statue of Chenrezig, is set to woo tourists from November 1, a Sikkim minister said here on Tuesday.
Published 30-Oct-2018 13:42 IST
Gangtok: Five persons from West Bengal were killed while three were critically injured after a tourist car fell into a gorge in Reshi Bazar in Sikkim, police said on Tuesday.
Published 23-Oct-2018 16:20 IST | Updated 17:52 IST
Rome: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Monday called for global cooperation to make agriculture totally organic the world over by 2050, citing the achievement of his Himalayan state in north-east India. Addressing a news conference at the Chamber of Deputies in the Italian Parliament,More
Published 16-Oct-2018 08:06 IST | Updated 09:39 IST
New York: India's "100 per cent organic state" Sikkim has won the "Oscar for best policies", conferred by the Food and Agriculture Organisation for the world's best policies promoting agroecological and sustainable food systems.
Published 15-Oct-2018 16:08 IST
Gangtok: The Conrgress on Monday said it was committed to protecting the special status of Sikkim and would always fight for the rights and privileges of its people.
Published 08-Oct-2018 23:26 IST
Gangtok: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening arrived here on a two-day visit to Sikkim during which he would inaugurate the state's lone airport on Monday. The prime minister reached here in an MI-8 chopper from Bagdogra and was received by Governor Ganga Prasad, Chief Minister PawanMore
Published 23-Sep-2018 19:40 IST | Updated 19:43 IST
Gangtok: Over 80 people, including tourists, who were stranded in North Sikkim due to incessant rains and landslides, were airlifted by the armed forces Monday, district administration officials said.
Published 17-Sep-2018 20:00 IST
Gangtok: Over 100 tourists, including a pregnant woman, who were stranded in North Sikkim due to incessant rains and landslides were evacuated by the security forces on Sunday.
Published 16-Sep-2018 17:34 IST | Updated 20:47 IST
Gangtok: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sikkim on September 23 to inaugurate the state's first airport at Pakyong, a senior official has said.
Published 15-Sep-2018 14:15 IST
Gangtok: Continuous downpour on Friday triggered fresh landslides in North Sikkim, already battered by rains and widespread landslips since Sunday. There was no information on loss of human lives due to the landslides, a district official said.
Published 15-Sep-2018 13:13 IST
Gangtok: Following incessant rain over the past few days, a bridge in north Sikkim's Mangan collapsed on Thursday.
Published 14-Sep-2018 17:58 IST
Gangtok: Incessant rain in north Sikkim since Sunday has triggered multiple landslides in North District, snapping road connectivity at several places including Gangtok, a senior district official said.
Published 14-Sep-2018 15:19 IST
Gangtok: The first data sharing and accessibility portal of Sikkim has been launched by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling. Till now, there was no single platform where all the important statistics of the state and departments converged, a senior government official said.
Published 07-Sep-2018 13:53 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling on Wednesday said, the state has excelled in reducing poverty levels during the last 24 years and is now aiming to become India's first poverty-free state.
Published 15-Aug-2018 18:20 IST | Updated 19:30 IST
Gangtok: Four persons were killed and six others were critically injured in the early hours on Friday when the vehicle in which they were travelling plunged off the road and fell into the ravine below at 3rd Mile on Dikchu-Rakdong road in East Sikkim, police said.
Published 10-Aug-2018 18:43 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) president P S Golay was on Friday released from a Sikkim jail, after serving a year's term following his conviction in a corruption case.
Published 10-Aug-2018 13:52 IST
Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said his government will make changes in the existing laws to decriminalise the use of contraband substances and instead treat it as a disease, an official release said.
Published 09-Aug-2018 15:14 IST
Gangtok (Sikkim): Sikkim is emerging as thriving destination among tourists with its picturesque landscapes and peaceful serenity.
Published 16-Jul-2018 16:11 IST
Gangtok: The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated on Thursday in Sikkim with the Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling leading hundreds of people in undergoing the physical fitness exercise.
Published 21-Jun-2018 13:51 IST

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