SDF Party President and former Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was honoured with Kiraya Yalamber Smriti Samman on January 15 in Kathmandu by Kirat Rai Yayokha, a social organisation of the Kirat Rai in Nepal.
Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad expressed his deep sorrow on the sudden demise of Ven. Dorje Lopen, the Chief Abbot of Pemayangtse Monastery, West Sikkim on 5th January, 2020.
The organising committee of Maghey Mela, Mangshilla North Sikkim felicitated MP Rajya Sabha, Hishey Lachungpa and former area MLA Dzongu, Sonam Gyatso Lepcha today on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti at Mangshilla.
Principal Secretary RDD, C. S. Rao along with Director SIRD, Bishal Mukhiya handed over the National Award to Minister at Karfectar, SIRD complex, today.
In a very noble initiative, a Sichey-based social organization, Srijana Samaj Samiti [SSS] in East Sikkim has contributed the financial support for the treatment of ailing Swadip Subba of 6th Mile Tadong.
Bhim Rawat has been re-elected as the president of Journalist Union of Sikkim [JUS]. He was elected unanimously during the general meeting of JUS held at Golitar in Pangthang on Thursday.
The meeting of District Task Force on Immunization on HPV vaccination and Pulse Polio was held at the chamber Additional District Magistrate, Surat Gurung, today.
Complete Power Shutdown on 18 January for North and East Sikkim
Ladorjee Tamang, son of Rapden Tamang of Mangarzung, West Sikkim, won the first prize in Guitar (Solo) along with Maharashtra at the ongoing 23rd National Youth Festival held in Lucknow.
The 1st Open Minister’s Futsal Tournament Mangan North Sikkim kicked off on Thursday at the futsal arena, DAC Complex, Pentok.
Zoom-Salghari emerged as the champion of the Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019-20 played at Jorethang ground in South Sikkim. A goal of Dilliram Sanyasi has helped Zoom-Salghari to edged past Barfung 1-0 in the contesting final match played on Wednesday.
The festival of Makar Sankranti, known as Maghey Sankranti in Sikkim was marked with traditional zeal and fervour across the Himalayan state today.
On the occasion of Limboo community’s New Year ‘Kokphekwa Tongnam’ or Maghey Sankranti, Yuma Mang Meditation Centre committee (YMMC) on Wednesday organized a religious and spiritual programme at Darap, West Sikkim.
72nd Army Day was celebrated by all ranks of Indian Army at Sherathang War Memorial on 15 January 2020. In a solemn ceremony, wreaths were laid at the memorial in honour of the gallant soldiers of the Indian Army who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of the motherland.
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Chief Minister P.S Golay expressed that only the second and the last Saturdays in a month would remain the government holidays. He maintained that the state government has decided to quash all Saturdays holidays system considering the facts that some government employees were taking unnecessary advantage out of the system.
BJP MLA and Spokesperson Rajkumari Thapa has refuted the rumours of all former SDF legislators leaving the saffron party while talking to media.
Governor Ganga Prasad and Chief Minister P. S. Tamang (Golay) have offered their greetings and best wishes to the people of Sikkim on the auspicious occasion of Maghe Sankranti or ‘Makar Sankranti’, In his message, the Governor has said, “Sikkim is land of festivals.
A day-long Block level Workshop on Juvenile Justice Act,2015, POCSO (Amendment) Act,2019 and other child-related legislations & child protection mechanisms was held today at BAC, Kabi for members of the Village level Child Protection Committees of Kabi Block, North district, today.
The Governor of Sikkim Ganga Prasad has extended his greetings and felicitations to all officers, soldiers, veterans, civilians, ex-servicemen and their families on the occasion of Army Day 2020.
P. S. Tamang (Golay) attended Rimbi Maghey Mela as the Chief Guest at the Sewaro Rock Garden, Rimbi, West Sikkim.
Barfung will take on Zoom-Salghari in the finals of the Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019-20 at Jorethang ground in South Sikkim on Wednesday.
The third day of the traditional Maghey Mela at Mangshilla North Sikkim today was graced by Dr. KT Bhutia, Addl Director, Animal Husbandry Department as a chief guest in presence of BB Subba, Joint Director Animal Husbandry Department and Karma Z Bhutia, DE Power Dept North, Ongdup Bhutia, Zilla member Namok Swayem as special guests.
A condolence meeting to pay tribute to the Late Padam Bdr Ghatani, father of Arjun Kumar Ghatani former Minister, Government of Sikkim was organised by the Sikkim Democratic Front Party at SDF Bhawan on Monday.
A two-day-long Skill Development Programme on Trout and Carp Farming for fisheries stakeholders organised by Directorate of Fisheries, Namchi in Partnership with National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad was held at District Administrative Centre, Namchi today.
The Deputy Speaker SLA, Sangay Lepcha attended the inaugural ceremony of the Rimbi Maghey Mela 2020 as the Chief Guest and inaugurated the Rimbi Maghey Mela at the Sewaro Rock Garden Rimbi, Yuksam, West Sikkim on Sunday.
The four days traditional Maghey Mela started at Mangshilla in North Sikkim today. The mela will be held till 15 January. The inaugural ceremony today was graced by Incharge Dzongu Constituency, Ms. Chungkipo Lepcha as a chief guest in presence of SDM Mangan, KT Bhutia as special guest.
Zoom-Salghari has entered into the finals of the ongoing Inter-Constituency Football Tournament.
Soreng-Chakung has also secured its berth in the semi-final round of the ongoing Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019-20 at Jorethang ground in South Sikkim.
The opposition SDF party has criticised the ruling SKM for not fulfilling its promise made during election last year. SDF publicity affairs in a press release have said that many of the unsuspecting Sikkimese youths were overwhelmed by illogically lofty poll-promises made by the SKM party.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) chaired a meeting at the conference hall of New Tashiling Secretariat today in regards to the existing traffic management issues in the capital Gangtok and the possible remedies
The High Court of Sikkim on 03 January 2020, dismissed the petition filed by Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) which challenged the order of the University Grant Commission (UGC) that refrained the university to conduct examination outside the state of Sikkim.
The Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang extends his warm greetings on the occasion of National Youth Day which is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Chief Secretary S.C. Gupta chaired a meeting today at the Conference Hall of Tashiling Secretariat organized by the Skill Development Department.
Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad met representatives of the National Blind Association (NBA) of Sikkim on Friday at Raj Bhavan.
Two Sikkimese footballers have been selected to play for Hindustan Aeronautic Sporting Club, Bangalore.
The final match of T20 open cricket tournament organized by the youth of Darap and the Cricket Association of Darap (CAD) was played Friday at Government Senior Secondary School Ground of Darap, West Sikkim.
The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 was started in a grand manner at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, Assam on Friday evening.
Melli has also entered into the semi-final round of the ongoing Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019-20 at Jorethang ground in South Sikkim. In the third quarter-final match played today, Melli had edged past Lachen-Mangan 3-2 to secure its place in the semi-final round of the tournament.
A group of 39 meritorious students from 33 schools across West Sikkim have embarked for a student exposure program, “Explore and Learn” to Kerala from Sikkim between the 3rd of January – 17th of January 2020.
The opening ceremony of the consultancy service office of Kossher Infra Services Private Limited and Vishal Experts Services Private Limited was held at Rangpo, East Sikkim today.
The Final Preparatory Meeting for the Rimbi Maghey Mela and Spot Visit was done by Sangay Lepcha, Deputy Speaker, SLA at Rimbi.
Limboo Tamang Voluntary Committee [LTVC] asserted that Sikkim Krantikari Morcha should remind its promise to immediately reserve seats for Limboo-Tamang in the State Assembly in its election manifestos.
Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang witnessed a project demonstration by the consultant of Lion Marsway JV Tunnel DPR Project of New Delhi today in presence of Minister Roads & Bridges, Samdup Lepcha, Secretary R&B T.P Shangderpa, Secretary to HCM SD Dhakal along with officers and engineers concerned.
Governor of Sikkim, Ganga Prasad today met the Sikkim Police Band team, Police pilot and escort team attached to Governor and Raj Bhavan staffs in a small function today at Raj Bhavan.
A 93-member contingent from Sikkim has left today to represent the State in the 23rd National Youth Festival to be held from 12 to 16 January at Lucknow.
Any empty space in Gangtok has the same impact on us as raw meat has when dropped amidst a pack of ravenous carnivores. We pounce on it as if it was the only thing we had ever lived for.
Sikkim Strength Lifting Association [SSLA] has felicitated its team members on Thursday for their outstanding performance in the recently 29th Senior and Master National Strength Lifting Championship 2019 for Men and Women from 25 to 28 December at Udaipur in Rajasthan.
Owing to continuous rain, the traffic at Ambithang near Mangan, North Sikkim was jammed today as some of the up going vehicles were unable to climb this slushy area in one go.
A final review meeting concerning the upcoming Maghey Mela Celebration, 2020 was held at DC office today. Present amongst others were MLA Salghari Zoom Ms. Sunita Gazmer, DC (South) Ragul K, ADC (South) Satyan Kr. Pradhan, SDM (Jorethang) R.B. Bhandari, SDPO (Jorethang) Santosh Shrestha, DYSP (Traffic) Jyoti Chettri.
The quarter-final round of the ongoing Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019-20 has started at Jorethang ground in South Sikkim on Thursday.
Team owners of Jorethang Premier Badminton League [JPBL] 2 have expressed that the event like JPBL would encourage professionalism in sports in the State.
Eight matches were played on the third day of the ongoing Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019-20 at three different venues in the State on Wednesday.
The Oil India FC registered victory against Sikkim Police by scoring 3:1 goals and enter into the quarter finals of the 9th All India Chief Ministers Gold Cup International Football Tournament, in a pre-quarter final match played at Jorethang Playground today.
Singer Marcia Adhikari created quite a stir when she released her debut album “Maan Mero” in 2008 which included hits like “Sakdina”.
SDF Party President has appointed S.K. Pradhan as Sr. Vice President cum Advisor to Party President and N.K. Pradhan as Sr. Vice President – Office of the Party President.
West Point Senior Secondary School and North Sikkim Academy have won the first places in Zonal Level Band Competition held today in Guwahati.
A meeting in connection with Children’s Film Festival to be organized in the South District was held at DC office today.
The final preparatory meeting for Rimbi Maghey Mela 2020 was held at the conference hall of District Administrative Centre, Rabdentse, West Sikkim.
Timburbung Gram Panchayat Unit under Soreng Chyakhung constituency felicitated the former Zilla panchayat, gram panchayat members and social workers of the GPU in a short programme held on Tuesday at concerned GPU’s village administrative centre.
MLA for Gangtok constituency Y.T Lepcha today visited different substation, control rooms and line dispatch centers of power and energy department with the electrical engineers and power and energy officers.
Inter-Constituency Football Tournament 2019 was kicked off at three different venues in the State on Monday.
The 4th quarter final match of T20 open cricket tournament was played today here at Government Senior Secondary of Darap in West Sikkim.
The temperature has dipped across the Himalayan state with capital Gangtok at 2.2 degree Celsius, lowest so far in 2020.
Sixty-six shuttlers of Sikkim have been auctioned during the auction for Jorethang Premier Badminton League [JPBL] 2 held at Jorethang in South Sikkim on Sunday evening.
The festival of Sakewa (Udhawli Puja) Celebration 2019-20, held at Arithang Martam, West Sikkim, today.
The Minister Agriculture Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department Lok Nath Sharma addressed farmers through 91.2 FM, Radio Kanchenjunga, this morning.
A review meeting for the upcoming Jorethang Maghey Sankranti Mela 2020 under the chairmanship of Area MLA cum Chief Patron Salghari Zoom Constituency Sunita Gazmer was held at Green Park, Jorethang, today.
A Month long winter coaching camp and talent hunt 2019-20 South District was flagged up by Ganesh Rai at Central Park, today.
North Sikkim blanketed by heavy snowfall
The Transport Department of Sikkim in co-ordination with Sikkim Police will start 3 months long ‘Road Safety cum Enforcement Drive’ across the State from Monday.
Kunga Nima Lepcha, Minister for SYA inaugurated the winter football Coaching Camp here at Paljor Stadium Gangtok for Search of Prince of Football Talent Hunt.
The 9th All India Chief Minister’s Gold Cup International Football Tournament organised by South District Football Association(SDFA) was kicked off at Jorethang Play Ground, today.
A four days Painting Workshop organised by North-East Zonal Cultural Centre in collaboration with Culture Department, Government of Sikkim commenced on January 5, 2020 today to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Winter classes for Speaking and Learning Newa Language starts at Singtam. One month course is being organised by Newa Bhay Bowneykuthi (NBB), Singtam.
SDF Party President has appointed Bhim Dahal as Sr. Vice President, Press & Publicity Affairs and K. T. Gyaltsen as Sr. Vice President, Legal Cell & Administrative Affairs. SDF President also appointed Dawcho Lepcha as Sr. Vice President, Incharge-West District, Neeru Sewa as Vice President, Incharge-Chelli Morcha. Similarly, M. K. Subba has been appointed as Vice President, Incharge-Youths & Students Cell, G. M. Gurung, as Vice President, Incharge-Drivers Front, Milan Rai as Vice President, Incharge-Oragnistion, Cooperation & Coordination Affairs, Kalzang Gyatso Sherpa as Secretary, Incharge-Youths, 27 Gangtok AC, Khem Raj Pokhrel as Secretary, Incharge-Youths, 19-Rhenock AC and Karma Tempa Tsh Bhutia as Secretary, Incharge-Youths, 29-Kabi- Lungchok.
The seven days Rainbow Trout Festival concluded on Saturday here at Upper Siribadam under Rinchenpong constituency.
Minister for Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture, Watershed Management and Indo-Nepal Uttarakhand River Projects, Government of Uttarakhand, Satpal Maharaji called on the Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang (Golay) at Power Guest House, Jorethang.
The final day of the three days Namprikdang Namsoong Festival today was graced by Speaker SLA, LB Das as a chief guest in presence of Minister Roads & Bridges Department, Samdup Lepcha.
Minister for Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture, Watershed Management and Indo-Nepal Uttarakhand River Projects, Government of Uttarakhand, Satpal Maharaji along with his family visited and offered prayers at the Pema Yangtse Monastary and Chenrezig Singkham Riwo Potala at West Sikkim.
The Minister-cum-Area MLA of Gyalshing Bermiok constituency Lok Nath Sharma attended the 35th Foundation Day Celebration of Jan Sewa Samaj (JSS) at 8th Mile, New Gyalshing as the Chief Guest, this evening.
Chief Minister of Sikkim P. S. Tamang attended the State Level Namprikdang Namsoong Festival 2019-20 as the Chief Guest on the second day of three days long festival, today.
The Department of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Government of Sikkim adopted Ringhim, Nampatam, Malling ward under Ringhim Nampatam GPU and Pakshep ward under Singhik Sentam GPU, as a Model Village in the North District.
Minister for Tourism, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation, Culture, Watershed Management, and Indo-Nepal Uttarakhand River Projects, Government of Uttarakhand, Satpal Maharaji along with his family arrived at West Sikkim.
The auction for the 2nd Jorethang Premier Badminton League [JPBL 2] will be held on 5 January at Jorethang in South Sikkim. Six teams have been placing their bids once again from the top shuttlers of Sikkim during the auction.
Five leaders of Hamro Sikkim Party [HSP] have resigned from their respective posts and primary membership of the party on Thursday.
Many philanthropic activities by various NGOs and individuals marked the celebration of Christmas, birthday of Jesus Christ on Dec 25.
Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Lok Nath Sharma celebrated the Christmas festival with the inmates of Mayalmu Shelter Home along with the family members.
A day long Capacity Building program was conducted on Low cost Vermi composting at Namli, Martam Block for the farmers from different Self Help Groups.
A day long training on Minimal processing and packaging of agricultural and horticulture crops was held at Lapthang Parakha Block on Thursday.
On the auspicious occasion of Losoong Namsoong which is also recognized as the Annual Harvest Festival of Sikkim, The Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang extends his warm greetings to the people of the state, especially to the Bhutia and Lepcha communities.
The Transport Department in co-ordination with Sikkim Police is conducting three months long “Road Safety cum Enforcement Drive” from 6th January to 31st March 2020.
The first Tyeongsi Sirijunga Inter Constituency Football Tournament 2019 organised by Martam Sirijunga Sporting Committee was concluded at the football ground of Mahatma Sirijunga Senior Secondary School, Bermiok, West Sikkim.
A week long 10th Kanchenjunga Winter Tourism Festival began here at Pelling, West Sikkim.
The Government Jr. Sec. School Najoor Berfok (W) celebrated its Annual Function at the School auditorium, today. Minister-cum-Area MLA of Gyalshing Bermiok constituency Shri Lok Nath Sharma graced the function as the Chief Guest.
A day-long Capacity Building of SHGs-cum-Training on Oyster Mushroom cultivation was held today at Barbing under Rey Mindu GPU, Ranka Block for farmers and the members of the Self Help Groups of the area.
A farm school was opened by ATMA ( Agriculture Technology Management Agency ) at the farm of Karma Sonam Bhutia at Sumin Linzey under Duga block in the presence of the ward panchayat, Karma Chopel N Bhutia and over 28 farmers of the surrounding area
An off-site training of three days was organized at SICUN, for 83 students from different Government schools of Sikkim. Participated schools were Dikling Sr. Sec. School, Rumtek Sr Sec School, Suminlingzey Sec. School, Rhenock Sr. Sec. School, Mamring Sr. Sec. School, Tadong Sr. Sec. School, Bojhoghari Sr. Sec. School. Dikchu Sr. Sec. School and Ranka Sr. Sec. School.
The Platinum Jubilee of the Aho Senti Government Secondary School was celebrated with much vigour and excitement at the school premises here today.
Governor and Chief Minister of Sikkim have extended their greetings and good wishes to the people of Sikkim on the joyous occasion of Christmas.