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Sunday, May 22, 2022



Explained: How Sikkim became a part of India

May 17, 2022 11:05 pm

A turning point in the history of Sikkim involves the appointment of John Claude White, a civil servant in British India who in 1889 was appointed the Political Officer of Sikkim, which by then was a British Protectorate under the Treaty of Tumlong signed in March, 1861.

Eye on dropouts, Sikkim plans free sanitary pads in all govt schools

March 29, 2022 12:27 pm

The scheme, “Bahini”, aims at providing “100 per cent access to free and safe sanitary pads to secondary and senior secondary schoolgoing girls”, says a government note.

Strongman Pawan Chamling's return to state sets Sikkim politics on edge

January 14, 2022 7:57 pm

With his five terms in power, between December 1994 and May 2019, making him the longest-serving CM of the country, Pawan Chamling was once the undisputed leader of Sikkim.

Hypertension among adults highest in Sikkim: National Family Health Survey

November 26, 2021 7:11 am

🔴 There is a considerable variation across the states/UTs in the prevalence of both high or very high random blood glucose levels and hypertension among women as well as men, experts said.

Sikkim shuts all schools, colleges within a week of reopening as students test COVID-positive

September 13, 2021 9:41 am

COVID-positive cases were reported from government schools in Namthang in South Sikkim, Rhenock in East Sikkim and Yuksom in West Sikkim, besides a private school at Mangan in North Sikkim district

New hotline set up in Sikkim between Indian Army, PLA

August 02, 2021 7:10 am

The statement said the inauguration was attended by ground commanders from both sides and a “message of friendship and harmony was exchanged through the hotline”.

Major traffic jam on NH 10 as landslides block Sikkim's arterial highway

July 11, 2021 1:09 pm

Serpentine queues of vehicles were witnessed for more than 1 km on both sides of the landslide spot, the sources said.

Sikkim boy cries and pleads not to take chickens he raised, video goes viral

July 01, 2021 7:53 pm

The little boy from Melli, South Sikkim has gone viral across social media sites with many praising him for his compassion and empathy.

Sikkim cut off as major landslide hits NH10

September 23, 2020 5:48 pm

The landslide happened at the 29 Mile area in West Bengal, they said. The NH-10, which is considered the lifeline for the people of Sikkim, is maintained by the General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) and the PWD of West Bengal, they added.

Stadium named after Bhaichung Bhutia to be inaugurated after pandemic subsides

August 24, 2020 3:44 pm

Bhaichung Bhutia, the first Indian footballer to play 100 International matches said he is "honoured".


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

June 22, 2020 6:15 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.