Sikkim: State govt issues advisory on Nipah virus

Sikkim: State govt issues advisory on Nipah virus

GANGTOK, May 26, 2018: The Sikkim health department has issued an advisory urging the people of the state to take precaution against Nipah virus. “Though there is minimal possibility of Nipah virus in Sikkim, but the people need to take precaution,” it said in an advisory on Thursday in the wake of Nipah outbreak in […]

Here are 5 things you did not know about Sikkim-born actor, singer & director Danny Denzongpa

Here are 5 things you did not know about Sikkim-born actor, singer & director Danny Denzongpa

TNT Desk | May 25, 2018 Danny Denzongpa who was originally born Tshering Phintso Denzongpa on 25 February 1948 is an Indian actor, singer and film director of Bhutia descent from Sikkim. He has mainly worked in Bollywood films, though he has also appeared in several Nepali, Tamil, Bengali and Telugu films. Here are 5 […]

What haunts Sikkim women? Domestic violence, family disputes, lucrative jobs!

What haunts Sikkim women? Domestic violence, family disputes, lucrative jobs!

GANGTOK | May 23, 2018 While instances of crime against women in the Himalayan state of Sikkim is comparatively lesser known as compared to its Northeast Indian counterparts, a closer look into the reports of the Sikkim State Women Commission reveal a bitter reality. As per a local news web portal Sikkim Express report, domestic violence against women […]

Sikkim volunteers in Meghalaya for disaster response training

Sikkim volunteers in Meghalaya for disaster response training

PTI | Gangtok | May 22, 2018 A 15-day training programme for a team of disaster relief volunteers from Sikkim began today at an institute at Mawdiangdiang, around 7km from here, an official statement said. The session, funded by the central government as part of its ‘Aapda Mitra’ initiative, will impart lessons in disaster response during floods […]

Sikkim: Prakash Padukone to train three Under-13 players from state

Sikkim: Prakash Padukone to train three Under-13 players from state

GANGTOK | May 21, 2018 Three players from Sikkim will be attending this year’s sub-junior summer coaching camp of Badminton Association of India at Padukone-Dravid Sports centre for Excellence in Bangalore. Under-13 players Nabin Pradhan, Ashim Chettri and Anisha Rai were selected by Badminton Association of Sikkim on the basis of their merit through a […]

Sikkim: Bollywood singer-composer appointed as state mascot

Sikkim: Bollywood singer-composer appointed as state mascot

GANGTOK, May 11, 2018: Bollywood singer-composer Mohit Chauhan was on Thursday appointed  as the Green Ambassador by the Sikkim government to promote the Himalayan state as an environment-friendly destination. The singer, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, was the frontman of the indie-pop band, Silk Route, and is an award-winning Bollywood singer-songwriter. The Department of Forest, Environment […]

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