Sikkim – Seven dead in Twin Accidents

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Seven People Dead in Twin Accidents in East and North Sikkim – 6 were Tourists from 24 North Parganas, West Bengal. First accident took place at Phyangla in East Sikkim. A vehicle (MAX) Number SK 03J 0124 met with an accident while returnimg from Lachung at Phyangla. Total number of eight tourists were there in […]

Sikkim -NH10 Landslide, 500 vehicles stranded as road blocked between Singtam and Ranipool

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Gangtok, July 1: Around 500 vehicles were left stranded after a landslide blocked traffic on NH10 between Singtam and Ranipool in East Sikkim this morning. Administrative sources said heavy rain had triggered the landslide at 32nd Mile around 7am and the Border Roads Organisation had cleared the highway for one-way traffic in two hours. “A […]

Sikkim vigilance department orders strict action against bribery

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Gangtok, June 28: The vigilance department here has issued an advisory to all government office heads asking them to ensure supervision and initiate action against employees found demanding bribes. The advisory was issued on June 23. “Despite several directives, some government employees seem to be indulging in acts of illegal gratification by demanding bribes for […]

Sikkim Highway connecting Mangan with Chungthang reopened

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Gangtok, June 10: The highway connecting Mangan with Chungthang in North district has been reopened for light vehicles with the Border Roads Organisation temporarily restoring the bailey bridge that collapsed over a stream at Rit Chu. North District collector Karmpa Bonpo today said around 250 small vehicles like SUVs and cars carrying about 2,400 tourists […]

Sikkim – Four die as SUV falls into gorge, BRO faces bridge ire

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Gangtok, June 23: Four persons were killed and three injured in Chanjey today when an SUV they were travelling in rolled 250ft into a gorge because of alleged negligence of the driver. The inspector of Temi police station, Bimal Gurung, said seven passengers had hired the car on share basis to reach Gangtok from Khecelpari […]

Smriti Irani to lay the foundation of the NIT in Sikkim

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Gangtok, June 8: The Union human resource development minister, Smriti Irani, is scheduled to visit Sikkim on June 24 and lay the foundation of the National Institute of Technology at Thekabong in East District on the same day. Sikkim HRD principal secretary G.P. Upadhaya today said Irani would be in the state for at least […]

Birkha Bahadhur Muringla to receive Bhanu Puraskar on 202th Bhanu Jayanti

Writes NIRMAL MANGAR Gangtok, June 20: The Nepali Sahitya Parishad here has announced the name of writer, poet and musician Birkha Bahadhur Muringla for Bhanu Puraskar, 2016, for his contribution to literature and music. Muringla’s name was finalised at a meeting of the selection committee on June 14. The award will be conferred on him […]

Sikkim – bridge collapsed by rain, Road to Mangan, Chungthang, Lachung, Lachen closed

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Sikkim 17th May 2016: Highway road blocked at Rel khola (Ri chu) after Iron Bridge swept away by heavy rainfall approx 99 tourist vehicles which reached Mangan town and maximum back towards east district from Mangan, North district. More than 200 tourists which have stranded at Chungthang, approx 60 tourists at Lachung and 50 tourists […]

Three Gorkha youths rescued the tourist and grabbed the rapist in North Sikkim

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Three Gorkha youths Biren Tamang, Priyanka Tamang & Rajiv Thapa from Gangtok, Sikkim successfully rescued the tourist gal and grabbed the rapist Taxi Driver Prem Rai (22) along with uncle and relatives of the tourist at the sub highway after Kabi Village of North Sikkim around 2 A.M. morning of 15th May’2016. Priyanka Tamang received the late […]

Air-conditioned bus service between Gangtok and Kolkata

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Gangtok, Feb. 17: The Sikkim government has announced a direct air-conditioned bus service between Gangtok and Kolkata on alternate days for the convenience of tourists. The transport secretary, S.B.S. Bhaduria, said the fare of the trips was yet to be fixed and the state government had inked an agreement with the Bengal government for the […]

Sikkim to Host marathon at altitude of 16,400ft

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Gangtok, Oct. 27: Sikkim will host a marathon at an altitude of 16,400ft on November 5. The marathon has been christened the Kanchenjungha Marathon and would be followed by a trek from Yuksom in West Sikkim. The marathon will begin at 6am from Goechala which is a popular trekking route for adventure lovers located in […]

Father of Visva Bharati sexually harassed Sikkim girl threatens suicide

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Bhawani Pradhan, the father of a girl who was sexually harassed at Visva Bharati in Santiniketan in August 2014, on Saturday came down heavily on authorities concerned and threatened to commit suicide in front of the prime minister’s residence if justice is denied. Addressing the Press here, Pradhan, a private painting tutor in Gangtok in […]

Bikal Rai, Self Made Engineer, launched his Semi Eco Friendly Car

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19 years old class X passed from government school Bikal Rai, Sikkim’s Self Made Engineer, launched his Semi Eco Friendly Car today. He demonstrated his car today on the National Highway at 32 Mile between Singtam and Gangtok. He started his work on this project in January 2015. He finished his project at the cost […]

Dirty tag for Darjeeling while Gangtok ranked cleanest hill town in survey

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Vivek Chhetri A survey conducted by the Union ministry of urban development has ranked Darjeeling as one of the dirtiest hill towns in the country and Gangtok, its neighbour and a competitor for the tourism pie, as the cleanest. Garbage strewn near Darjeeling’s Chowrasta on Sunday and (below) Gangtok seen from the Lal Market area […]

Bagdogra airport will not be shifted to Bihar

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The Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Dr Mahesh Sharma has made it clear that the Bagdogra airport which caters to the need of not only domestic passengers but also that of neighboring China, Nepal and Bhutan will not be shifted to Bihar and on the other hand the Pakyong airport in […]

Bipul Chhettri at Café Live and Loud in Gangtok

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Gangtok: Bipul Chhettri , the singer who shot to fame with his famous songs ‘Asaar’ and ‘Dadhelo’ performed this evening here at the Café Live and Loud. Bipul Chhettri in Gangtok Chhettri is a singer and songwriter from Kalimpong who currently heads the Art Department at Vasant Valley School, New Delhi. He recently launched his […]

Sikkimese writer Yishey Doma invited to stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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Gangtok, Aug. 22: Sikkimese writer Yishey Doma has been invited to stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi for around three weeks in September under the “in-residence program” launched by the President. Sikkimese writer Yishey Doma Doma, 34, received the invitation yesterday afternoon through an e-mail. “I could not believe it. I am so happy […]

Tourists stranded in Sikkim due to multiple landslides blocked NH31A

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Gangtok, May 29: More than 1,000 tourists were stranded at Lachen in North Sikkim for more than 24 hours after multiple landslides blocked NH31A yesterday. Tourist in Yumthang Sikkim The roads were cleared this morning and the tourists returned to Gangtok after 3pm. The tourists were returning to Lachen after seeing Gurudongmar Lake when the […]
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