BREAKING NEWS: HH Dalai Lama’s proposed visit to Sikkim cancelled

4 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
GANGTOK, 2ND FEBRUARY 2018: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's proposed visit to Sikkim next month stands cancelled on his doctors' advice to cut down on his travels in view of his advancing age. Tenzin Taklha, the Secretary at the office of the Dalai Lama, in a mail to Sikkim's Ecclesiastical Affairs Secretary Samten Dolma, yesterday said that the spiritual leader's proposed visit to the Himalayan state from March 20... Read More

Chilly weather in Sikkim with sporadic rainfall

4 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Feb 1 (PTI) Sporadic rainfall lashed various parts of Sikkim in the past 24 hours even as chilly weather condition prevailed in the state today. Sporadic rainfall has occurred in various parts of Sikkim in past 24 hours, Meteorological Centre here said in a bulletin. Though the sun shone brightly during the day, icy winds blowing from snow-capped higher altitude areas of the Himalayan state neutralised hope for improvement in... Read More

Icy cold weather persists in Sikkim

4 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Jan 30 (PTI) Icy cold weather persisted today in Sikkim with rainfall and snowfall occurring in isolated areas of the state. Moderate rainfall in isolated places and snowfall in higher altitude areas occurred in the past 24 hours, the Meteorological Centre said in a bulletin today. Read More

JUST IN: Higher Altitude Sikkim shivers as snow fall continues

4 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Jan 26 (PTI) Chilly weather conditions prevailed today in most parts of Sikkim with snow fall continuing in higher altitude areas, met department officials said. Areas such as Nathula and Changu in East district, and Lachen and Lachung in North district received snowfall for the third consecutive day as a result icy winds were blowing across Sikkim. Read More

Sikkim organic produces to reach market in goverment vehicles

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Gangtok, Jan 24 (PTI) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling said the state government would provide a vehicle in each Assembly constituency for bringing fresh organic produces to the market. The state government's decision is apparently aimed at mitigating shortage of vegetables and fruits in the market in future, as supply of non-organic produces from outside Sikkim will be banned from April 1, 2018. Read More

JUST IN: Snowfall in high altitude areas of Sikkim

4 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Jan 25 (PTI) High altitude areas in Sikkim has received snowfall, a Meteorological Department bulletin said today. The high altitude areas like Nathula, Changu in East District and Lachung and Lachen in North District received snow yesterday as a result chilly weather condition prevails in most part of the Himalayan state, it said. Read More

JUST IN: Sikkim Governor pays homage to freedom fighters

4 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Jan 26 (PTI) Sikkim Governor N. Sriniwas Patil today unfurled the tricolor at Paljor stadium here on the occasion of the country's 69th Republic Day celebrations and paid homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for India's freedom. The Republic Day is an occasion when we remember and pay homage to the great sons and daughters of the country, the governor said. Read More

SDF downplays three ex-ministers joining BJP

5 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Dec 26 (PTI) The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front led by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said three of its former ministers joining the BJP recently will have no bearing on the SDF electorally or otherwise. Three former SDF ministers - RB Subba, KN Upretri and Birbal Limbo and some middle-rung leaders had joined the BJP in the presence of Ram Madhav, the party's national general secretary and North-East... Read More

Sikkim Democratic Front to decide its Rajya Sabha nominee in consultation with MLAs

5 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Dec 27 (PTI) The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) will finalise its candidate for the sole Rajya Sabha seat in the state in consultation with its MLAs, a party leader said today. SDF president and Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling will convene a meeting with party MLAs soon to finalise the party's nominee on the lone Rajya Sabha seat going to poll on January 16 next, the party's spokesperson... Read More

Sikkim to ban supply of non-organic food items

5 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Dec 14 (PTI) The Sikkim government today approved a proposal to ban supply of non-organic agriculture, horticulture and livestock produces in the state in a phased manner with effect from March 31 next year. A cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling approved a proposal by Horticulture and Cash Crops department to Read More

Pawan Chamling set to become the longest serving CM in history

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
GANGTOK, 13 DECEMBER 2017: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has completed 23 uninterrupted years in power in the Himalayan state. His party Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) had taken power in 1994. Chamling is the longest standing current Chief minister of any state in India. In completing 23 years, he has also equaled the longest serving Chief minister after India's independence, Jyoti Basu and is set to become the longest... Read More

Chamling approves allotment of built-up space to Software Technologies Parks

6 months ago PTI 0
GANGTOK, 26 NOVEMBER, 2017: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has granted in-principle approval for allotment of space in the state capital to Software Technologies Parks in India (STPI), for upscaling the existing infrastructure and build a state of art incubation centre, official sources said. The STPI, is an autonomous society under Union Ministry Read More

1 vehicle for every 12 people in Sikkim

6 months ago PTI 0
GANGTOK, 26 NOVEMBER 2017:  Despite being a tiny state with a population of around 6 lakh, Sikkim has a staggering number of registered vehicles – 53,636. Registration of vehicles has almost doubled in the Himalyan state in the past five years – from 30,093 at the end of 2011-12 to 53,636 till January this year, Read More

Campaigning for Sikkim panchayat polls ends

7 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Nov 1 (PTI) The campaigning for the Panchayat polls today ended with the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) and other political parties making last ditch efforts to ensure victory of their respective candidates. The polling will be held on November 3 for which elaborate arrangements have been made, the State Election Commissioner Nima Yethenpa said Read More

Chamling urges Centre to allow Karmapa to visit Sikkim

7 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Nov 1 (PTI) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today urged the Centre to allow Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ugen Trinley Dorje to visit Sikkim. Trinley, who is the head of the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, is a claimant to the title of the 17th Karmapa Lama and that of the head Read More

Chamling says he is opposed to dynastic politics

7 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Oct 30 (PTI) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling today said he is opposed to bringing family members into politics. Chamling, also ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) president, said none of his family members are in active politics nor he intend to induct any of them in the party or government. “I am, in Read More