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Sikkim celebrates International Yoga Day

Gangtok, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of children performed yoga as Sikkim joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the fourth International Yoga Day on Thursday. The main function was held at the Paljor Stadium here, where Governor Shriniwas Patil was the Chief Guest. In his address, Patil said it was a matter of pride that a healthy practice like yoga was an identity of the Indi...

20 hours ago
A.R. Rahman appointed Sikkim government's brand ambassador

Gangtok, June 20 (IANS) Famed Indian composer and singer-songwriter A.R. Rahman has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Sikkim government, a senior minister said on Wednesday. We have appointed Rahman as the state government's brand ambassador for a year, Sikkim Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industries Ugen T Gyatso, told IANS over phone. As the gov...

13 days ago
Sikkim gets its longest tunnel

Gangtok, June 8 (IANS) Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre on Thursday inaugurated 578-metre-long Theng Tunnel, the longest in Sikkim. Constructed on Gangtok-Chungthang State Highway by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the double-lane tunnel bypasses a treacherous stretch of road between Sikkim's capital Gangtok and Chungthang, which frequently remains closed due to l...

23 days ago
Geodiversity map of Sikkim Himalayas to aid conservation

In a maiden effort, researchers have mapped the plant diversity of the Sikkim Himalayas on the basis of geography and climate data, to create a 'geodiversity index that can serve as a tool for biodiversity conservation and disaster risk reduction. The 'geodiversity index map' of flora of Sikkim in the eastern Himalayas would also enable resource managers and conservationists to assess th...

27 days ago
Childhood memories influence one's personality: Actress Geetanjali Thapa

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Geetanjali Thapa, who plays the female protagonist Minnie in the forthcoming film Bioscopewala, says a person's childhood memories influence and impact his or her personality as an adult in a huge way. The film Bioscopewala revolves around the story of a girl who comes back to her roots and childhood memories of a bioscopewala, who pla...

1 month ago
Sikkim government honours journalists

Gangtok, May 17 (IANS) Sikkim government on Wednesday felicitated veteran journalists CD Rai, Samiran Chhetri Priyadarshi, Santosh Nirash and Amalendu Kundu with Kashiraj Pradhan Lifetime Journalism Award here. Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and Governor Shriniwas Patil handed over the awards during a gala event at Chintan Bhawan. All the journalists have been working in this prof...

1 month ago
Grant ST status to Sikkim's all indigenous communities: Gangtok Resolution

Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Calling upon the Central and Sikkim governments to consider granting the ST status to all the indigenous communities of the state in alignment with a constitutional provision, a resolution has affirmed that it would ensure lasting peace and prosperity. We recommend to the government of Sikkim and the government of India, that the Scheduled Tribes status be considere...

1 month ago
Decreasing fertility rate among Sikkim's indigenous inhabitants alarming: Patil

Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Terming the decreasing fertility rate among the indigenous inhabitants of Sikkim as alarming, state Governor Shriniwas Patil has, however, lauded the Pawan Chamling government for making timely policy interventions to check the trend. The demographic profile of Sikkim has changed over the last four decades. Percentile data of the communities, and their growth rate, ...

1 month ago
'Centre, Sikkim, should grant ST status to indigenous communities'

Gangtok, May 5 (IANS) Calling upon the Central and Sikkim governments to consider granting the ST status to all the indigenous communities of the state in alignment with a constitutional provision, a resolution have affirmed that it would ensure lasting peace and prosperity. We recommend to the government of Sikkim and the government of India, that the Scheduled Tribe status be considere...

1 month ago
Chamling pitches for ST status for 11 Sikkimese Nepali communities (Reissuing, correcting organiser's details in Para 3

Gangtok, May 4 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for granting of Scheduled Tribe status to 11 Sikkimese Nepali communities, an issue which has been lying unresolved for over 40 years, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Thursday regretted that the Nepali communities in India have not received as much respect and dignity as was extended to other citizens. We are deliberating on recognition of 11 ...

1 month ago
Chamling for ST status for 11 Sikkimese Nepali communities

Gangtok, May 3 (IANS) Making a strong pitch for grating of Scheduled Tribe status to 11 Sikkimese Nepali communities, an issue lying unresolved for over 40 years, Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Thursday regretted that the Nepali communities in India have not received as much respect and dignity as was extended to other citizens. We are deliberating on recognition of 11 Nepali communiti...

3 months ago
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra registration begins

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra will this year take place through the two traditional routes -- Nathua La Pass in Sikkim and Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand -- and the registration process for the annual pilgrimage has started, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday. The announcement comes after China said it would allow the Nathu La Pass to be used after...

4 months ago
'Journalism was like instant coffee, writing books is satisfying, self-discovery'

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) She worked as a journalist for Asian Age, Frontline and Tribune, but running behind bylines always seemed like instant coffee with no time to pause and appreciate the beauty of things around her. After she quit her full-time job and embarked on a journey of writing, life changed drastically for Charu Singh, whose second book was published in December. I wrote a l...

4 months ago
SDF slams Mamata over Darjeeling unrest

Gangtok/Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Condemning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation that Sikkim was fomenting trouble in Darjeeling, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) on Thursday warned it will take up the issue in the right quarters. We condemn her allegation, and this is serious and we will take this up in the right quarters. The Darjeeling agitation for Gorkhaland ...

4 months ago
Udan-II: Kargil, Darbhanga and Pakyong to get flight services

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday awarded contracts to 15 companies to operate flight and chopper services to destinations like Kargil, Darbhanga, Pakyong (Gangtok), Cooch Behar, Jorhat and Almora among others under the second round of its air regional connectivity Udan scheme. Accordingly, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency of...

4 months ago
Udan-II: Kargil, Darbhanga and Pakyong to get flight services

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday awarded contracts to 15 companies to operate flight and chopper services to destinations like Kargil, Darbhanga, Pakyong (Gangtok), Cooch Behar, Jorhat and Almora among others under the second round of its air regional connectivity Udan scheme. Accordingly, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency of...

4 months ago
Udan-II: Kargil, Darbhanga and Pakyong to get flight services

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday awarded contracts to 15 companies to operate flight and chopper services to destinations like Kargil, Darbhanga, Pakyong (Gangtok), Cooch Behar, Jorhat and Almora among others under the second round of its air regional connectivity Udan scheme. Accordingly, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency of...

4 months ago
Udan-II: Kargil, Darbhanga and Pakyong to get flight services

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday awarded contracts to 15 companies to operate flight and chopper services to destinations like Kargil, Darbhanga, Pakyong (Gangtok), Cooch Behar, Jorhat and Almora among others under the second round of its air regional connectivity Udan scheme. Accordingly, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency of...

4 months ago
Udan-II: Kargil, Darbhanga and Pakyong to get flight services

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday awarded contracts to 15 companies to operate flight and chopper services to destinations like Kargil, Darbhanga, Pakyong (Gangtok), Cooch Behar, Jorhat and Almora among others under the second round of its air regional connectivity Udan scheme. Accordingly, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency of...

4 months ago
Udan-II: Kargil, Darbhanga and Pakyong to get flight services

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The central government on Wednesday awarded contracts to 15 companies to operate flight and chopper services to destinations like Kargil, Darbhanga, Pakyong (Gangtok), Cooch Behar, Jorhat and Almora among others under the second round of its air regional connectivity Udan scheme. Accordingly, state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), the implementing agency of...

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