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Saturday, May 30, 2020



'Sikkim integral part of India': Kejriwal tweets amid row over Delhi govt's 'incorrect' ad

May 23, 2020 10:01 pm

Objecting strongly, Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang had said he was "deeply hurt" by the advertisement "terming the people of Sikkim as different citizen equated with Nepal and Bhutan".

Sikkim: Army patrol team caught in avalanche, 2 soldiers dead

May 15, 2020 1:44 am

The Army stated that others who were part of the team, comprising 17 or 18 members, are safe.

People of Sikkim have been extremely disciplined, this is a reason for our success: Prem Singh Tamang

May 04, 2020 6:59 am

Sikkim remains cautious even as it prepares for relaxation of restrictions while the lockdown enters the third phase.

Sikkim pharma industry fully functional despite lockdown, says no shortage in domestic drugs

April 25, 2020 3:11 pm

Not only are the 49 pharmaceutical companies across the small state operating normally, many have even increased the number of shifts by workers to meet the national emergency and follow the social distancing norms which have found it’s way on to the factory floor.

Explained: Why Sikkim has dropped its five-day week for state employees

March 11, 2020 11:14 am

Nearly all of the advanced Western world, as well as countries like China, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa, do indeed, work Monday-Friday in the normal course.

Sikkim CM gets EC's reprieve: Here are the offences that attract debarment from elections

October 02, 2019 9:19 am

After becoming chief minister in April, Tamang was required to win an Assembly seat in six months. He had asked the EC for a waiver of his disqualification under Section 11 of The Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Explained: Sikkim, from Chogyal rule to Indian state

August 21, 2019 7:27 am

The current instability follows a unique event: the voting out of a government in power for the first time in Sikkim’s history. Since joining India in 1975, Sikkim has seen its government changed only twice -- in both cases, the government had fallen before the new one was voted in.

Monarchy to long-term CM to instability: how did Sikkim get here?

August 19, 2019 7:39 am

Political instability is new to this relatively young state, where Chamling served as Chief Minister for 25 years starting 1994.

Day after 10 MLAs joined BJP, two more from SDF join ruling SKM

August 15, 2019 2:39 am

This leaves SDF chief Pawan Kumar Chamling, whose over 24-year tenure up to May this year makes him the country’s longest-serving chief minister, as the party’s only MLA.

Ten MLAs of Sikkim Democratic Front join BJP

August 13, 2019 3:16 pm

With today's development, former Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling's SDF is left only with 5 MLAs in the 32-member Assembly. In the recently held Assembly elections, the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) won 17 seats while the SDF won 15 seats.


Voters throng polling booths as Phase 1 of Lok Sabha elections ends

April 12, 2019 7:17 am

A total of 91 constituencies across 20 states of the country went to polls today. The elections will be held in seven phases and results will be declared on May 23.


Sikkim gets its first airport, India its 100th

September 24, 2018 5:05 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated Sikkim’s first airport at Pakyong. At a height of 4,500 ft, it is India’s 100th functional airport.