Sikkim

Sikkim govt announces A.R. Rahman as its Brand Ambassador

June 20, 2018, 4:32 pm
Gangtok (Sikkim), June 20 : Renowned music composer A.R. Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim government, an official notification said.
 
Rahman will promote and project the state’s achievements nationally and globally, the notification issued by the Chief Secretary A.K. Srivastava said.
 

First batch of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra flagged off in Sikkim

June 16, 2018, 11:10 pm
Gangtok (Sikkim), June 16: The first batch of 33 pilgrims, on their way to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La pass in Sikkim, was flagged off from here on Saturday.
 
Additional chief secretary SC Gupta flagged off a Sikkim Nationalised Transport (SNT) bus carrying the pilgrims for their onward journey.
 
There are two routes for the yatra - through Lipulekh pass (Uttarakhand) and Natu La pass (Sikkim).
The route via Sikkim was stopped by China in the aftermath of the military face-off with India last year at Doklam.

Vice President's Sikkim visit cancelled due to inclement

June 15, 2018, 10:03 pm
Gangtok (Sikkim) , June 15 : Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's two-day Sikkim visit was cancelled today due to inclement weather, officials said.
 
An ICFAI University spokesperson informed the audience at the convocation function that Naidu could not attend the function as permission could not be granted for the vice president's aircraft to take off for Gangtok from Bagdogra due to inclement weather.
 
 

Sikkim gets its longest tunnel

June 8, 2018, 12:59 pm
Gangtok (Sikkim) , June 8 : Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre on Thursday inaugurated 578-metre-long Theng Tunnel, the longest in Sikkim.
 
Constructed on Gangtok-Chungthang State Highway by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the double-lane tunnel bypasses a treacherous stretch of road between Sikkim's capital Gangtok and Chungthang, which frequently remains closed due to land slides and shooting stones.
 
The tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity, said a Defence Ministry spokesperson.

Sikkim IAS Officer Sets Example, Ploughs Field to Inspire Youth in Organic Farming!

May 22, 2018, 11:00 pm
Gangtok (Sikkim) , May 22 : A majority of the young men who work in and around my building as daily wage labourers and house-help are from agricultural households. They have all chosen to come to cities from their villages in search of lucrative opportunities. While some of them have managed to find them, others find themselves living under extremely dire conditions in the cities.
 

Sikkim : Have more than one child and get rewarded

May 20, 2018, 11:06 am
Gangtok (Sikkim ) , May 20 :  While the whole country is talking  about population  control , in a  rather unexpected move Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has announced financial incentives for birth of more than one child in a family . This decision comes in wake of  decreasing population of the indigenous people.
 
"Decline in birth rate is a good indicator of development, but we do not want to encourage this trend as it may lead to dwindling of local population," he said at a public meeting in South district recently .
 

Singer Mohit Chauhan roped in as Green Ambassador of Sikkim

May 12, 2018, 1:18 pm
Gangtok (Sikkim) , May 12 : The Sikkim government has nominated Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan as the Green Ambassador of the state, an official notification said. The state government had earlier this year roped in AR Rahman as its ambassador to promote tourism in Sikkim.
 
 
"Mohit Chauhan, Bollywood playback singer and singer of a band known as 'Silk Route', has been nominated as the Green Ambassador for promoting Sikkim as a Green Destination, nationally and internationally, on voluntary basis," the notification said.
 

PM Modi may inaugurate Pakyong airport in Sikkim

May 9, 2018, 9:35 am
New Delhi , May 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to commission the strategically important Pakyong airport in Sikkim, sources in the Civil Aviation Ministry have said.
 
The greenfield airport, close to the capital city of Gangtok, received the aerodrome license from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation last Friday for commercial operations. The formal announcement was made by Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu through his twitter feed.
 

Sikkim : 2 girls sexually molested in East Sikkim, one is 3 years old baby

May 8, 2018, 10:47 am
Pakyong (Sikkim), May 8  : In two seperate incidents in the Himalayan state   Many times before  two minor sexual molestation on two minors have come up  from East Ranipul and capital Gangtok in East District of Sikkim.
 
In  the first incident , a 16 years old school going girl was allegedly  molested by a  45- year old Nar Bahadur Pradhan ,a  Forest Dept employee in Ranipul. According to  sources, the  said victim was staying at alleged culprit’s house at Ranipul where she was repeatedly molested  for the  past 4 to 5 months.
 

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