Mamata Banerjee accuses Sikkim of fuelling Darjeeling unrest

Mamata Banerjee accuses Sikkim of fuelling Darjeeling unrest

Darjeeling, Feb 7,2018: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who returned to the Darjeeling area after eight months, on Wednesday accused the neighbouring state of Sikkim of deliberately fueling unrest in the north Bengal hills. Claiming that many people wanted to tarnish Darjeeling’s image as a world-famous tourist destination, she said any form of disturbance there […]

Sikkim: Lured into job, minor rescued from sex trade; 3 from Delhi arrested

Sikkim: Lured into job, minor rescued from sex trade; 3 from Delhi arrested

Gangtok Feb 5,2018: Three persons were arrested on Sunday night for allegedly pushing a 15-year-old girl into sex trade. The accused, identified as Omkar, Sameer and Anoop, are residents of Delhi. The minor is from Sikkim. Police said the minor comes from an economically weak background. Last week, a woman named Monika visited the minor’s house in Sikkim and offered her […]

Baichung Bhutia likely to quit Trinamool for Sikkim politics!

Baichung Bhutia likely to quit Trinamool for Sikkim politics!

Gangtok Jan 30,2018: Former India football captain Baichung Bhutia, who unsuccessfully contested as Trinamool Congress candidate from Darjeeling Lok Sabha (2014) and Siliguri assembly constituencies (2016), is likely to quit Bengal politics soon. The Tinkitam, South Sikkim-born footballer could get politically involved in his home state in the ensuing assembly elections. A close aide of Baichung said he had gradually drifted from […]

Sikkim: Religious tensions escalate in North Sikkim over demolition of a Gurdwara

Sikkim: Religious tensions escalate in North Sikkim over demolition of a Gurdwara

January 10, 2017 Breaking with tradition for the last entrant into ‘Indian democracy’, Sikkim was in the news in August 2017 over the ‘demolition’ of a Gurdwara built on the shore of Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim. The petitioner, a misguided member of the Sikh community, referred to the 1997 built Gurdwara as ‘historic’. The Supreme Court […]

Sikkim CM faces severe criticism from his brother who floats Sikkim Rajya Manch to counter SDF

Sikkim CM faces severe criticism from his brother who floats Sikkim Rajya Manch to counter SDF

Gangtok, January 7, 2017 In an interesting turn of events, Rup Narayan Chamling, the younger brother of Sikkim’s chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling, recently floated a new political party. Criticising the performance of his brother’s party, the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), which has been ruling the state since 1994, Rup Narayan announced at a public […]

Sikkim’s ‘Jorethang Maghe Sankrati Mela 2018’ set to enthrall audience

Sikkim’s ‘Jorethang Maghe Sankrati Mela 2018’ set to enthrall audience

It’s different this year, come and experience the oldest festival of Sikkim, ‘Jorethang Maghe Sankrati Mela 2018’. Highlights: *Ethnic food/traditional stalls *Rural sports *Art exhibition *Flower show *Cultural dance *Musical extravaganza *Saras mela *AYUSH mela *CATCH Programme *Traditional Meena mela *Tambola *Paragliding *Green Park Laser Show * Guest artist (music) etc.