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Sikkim: Namchi’s Prabha Rai wins Chiya Kavita Puraskar for contribution to literature and education

May 22, 2024

Prabha Rai, from Assangthang, Namchi, in Sikkim, has been honored with the Chiya Kavita Puraskar 2024. The award recognizes her significant contributions to literature, education, and the promotion of reading habits.

Sikkim's Namchi receives 9th batch of postal ballots, total count touches 388

May 22, 2024

Sikkim's Namchi district received its 9th batch of postal ballots from service voters through the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) on May 22, raising the total count to 388 for all Assembly Constituencies in the district.

Financial Fraud Uncovered at SBS

Major financial scam uncovered at State Bank of Sikkim, public outcry for action

May 22, 2024

A significant financial fraud has been discovered at the State Bank of Sikkim (SBS) involving unauthorized transactions worth Rs. 69 crore. The scandal has raised concerns among the bank's customers and stakeholders.

Sikkim's 'Tara: The Lost Star' Makes Historic Premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2024

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha congratulates 'Tara: The Lost Star' team for historic Cannes premiere

May 21, 2024

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha extends congratulations to the team of 'Tara: The Lost Star' for its premiere at Cannes Film Festival. The film, directed by Samten Bhutia and produced by Sabitri Chettri, marks a milestone for Sikkim's film industry.

Sikkim: Gold ornaments, cash stolen in Gangtok; Sadar Police launch investigation

Sikkim: Gold ornaments, cash stolen in Gangtok; Sadar Police launch investigation

May 21, 2024

Sadar Police in Gangtok have initiated investigations into two separate burglary cases involving stolen gold ornaments and cash. Both cases are currently under active investigation.

BCCI lays foundation for Indoor Cricket facility in Sikkim

BCCI lays foundation for Indoor Cricket facility in Sikkim

May 21, 2024

The BCCI has initiated the construction of a top-notch Indoor Cricket Facility in Sikkim. This is part of a larger effort to improve cricket infrastructure in the North Eastern states.

Sikkim: Over 115 runners participate in Happiness Run 2024, in Geyzing

May 21, 2024

The 'Happiness Run 2024', a 10-kilometer run, held at Geyzing saw participation from over 115 runners from various cities. The event was organized by Amar Subba Marathon Man in collaboration with the Geyzing-based Cherry Foundation.

Sikkim: Tourism department holds meeting to discuss overcharging of fares for tourists

May 21, 2024

In response to a complaint, a meeting was held to discuss the overcharging of fares for tourists in Sikkim. Strict adherence to rate charts and travel with registered operators was emphasized.

Election 2024: Training for Counting Officials Underway

Sikkim: Training for counting officials in Gangtok district for General Elections 2024 concludes successfully

May 21, 2024

The second phase of training for counting officials for the General Elections 2024 commenced at the DAC Gangtok's Conference Hall. The training was attended by 116 counting officials and was aimed at ensuring a smooth and efficient counting process.

Sikkim bans new earth excavation works during monsoon to prevent landslides

Sikkim bans new earth excavation works during monsoon to prevent landslides

May 20, 2024

Gangtok, in anticipation of monsoon season, bans new earth excavation works to reduce landslide risks. The move, aimed at ensuring resident safety, permits only works related to protection, restoration, and maintenance.

Sikkimese actor Shyama Shree Sherpa represents “Tara: The Lost Star” at Cannes, says “historic moment”

May 20, 2024

Sikkimese actor and producer, Shyama Shree Sherpa, represented her film 'Tara, The Lost Star' at the Cannes Film Festival 2024. The film marks a historic moment being the first Sikkimese-Nepali film to screen at Cannes.

Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya blesses 108 couples at tribal collective marriage ceremony in Siliguri

Sikkim Governor Lakshman Prasad Acharya blesses 108 couples at tribal collective marriage ceremony in Siliguri

May 20, 2024

The event, a testament to communal harmony and cultural richness, received the presence of the Governor of Sikkim, Lakshman Prasad Acharya.

Sikkim Kho Kho Association sends representatives to national workshop, eyes heightened focus on the sport

Sikkim Kho Kho Association sends representatives to national workshop, eyes heightened focus on the sport

May 20, 2024

The workshop, spanning from the 7th to the 11th of May, 2024, was convened by the All India Kho-Kho Federation at the Karnal Sing Stadium in New Delhi.

Sikkim's Forest and Environment Department receives Best State title

Sikkim wins award for excellence in implementing Environment Education Programme for the year 2023-24

May 19, 2024

Sikkim's Forest and Environment Department is awarded the title of Best State by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for its exceptional implementation of the Environment Education Programme.

Sikkim's butterfly bonanza: 44 species spotted in Lachung valley

May 19, 2024

An expedition in Sikkim's Lachung Valley led by the Thamblyok-BSONS team discovered 44 butterfly species at varied altitudes.

Sikkim: Community restore vital Pepthang PMGSY road through grassroots effort

Sikkim: Community restore vital Pepthang PMGSY road through grassroots effort

May 19, 2024

Recognizing the urgent need to rehabilitate the vital roadway, local residents mobilized their resources and manpower to undertake the much-needed maintenance work independently. 

Sikkim: Pollution control board issues final notice to state industries on plastic waste management compliance

Sikkim: Pollution control board issues final notice to state industries on plastic waste management compliance

May 19, 2024

Under the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regime stipulated in the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016, industries involved in the production or use of plastic packaging, or generating any form of plastic waste are required to register.

Sikkim: Authorities conduct extensive inspection along flood-affected areas in Rangpo

May 19, 2024

Under the leadership of Tashi Chophel, Deputy Commissioner, Pakyong, an extensive inspection was carried out in flood-hit areas in Rangpo, Sikkim. Various departments were present, and immediate restoration orders were issued.

Union Tourism Ministry raises concerns over 'exploitative' cab and permit rates

Sikkim: Union Tourism Ministry raises concerns over 'exploitative' cab and permit rates

May 18, 2024

The Union Tourism Ministry has raised concerns about 'exploitative' cab and permit rates in Sikkim in a letter to the state's tourism and civil aviation department.

Sikkim's prime attraction Gurudongmar Lake remains inaccessible due to safety concerns

Sikkim's prime attraction Gurudongmar Lake remains inaccessible due to safety concerns

May 18, 2024

Tourists visiting Sikkim this season have been unable to visit the state's prime attraction, Gurudongmar Lake, due to ongoing safety concerns. 

Sikkim: 2 killed in road accident in Rani Khola; bodies recovered from river

May 18, 2024

Two individuals, including a 72-year-old tourist and an unknown driver, lost their lives in a tragic road accident in Sikkim. The vehicle they were in fell into the Rani Khola river on the NH 10 stretch near Singtam.