Sikkim: News

11 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Sikkimese film 'Tara' to be showcased at Cannes Film Market

The Sikkimese feature film Tara: The Lost Star, directed by Samten Bhutia, has been chosen for market screening (Marché du Film) at the esteemed Cannes Film Festival.

17 Mar 2024

Arunachal Pradesh

Counting of votes for Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim assembly elections changed

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has changed the date of counting of votes for the Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim assembly polls.

13 Mar 2024


Indian states with restricted travel for Indians

In India, each state operates independently with its language, culture, and governance. While citizens enjoy constitutional freedom of movement, some states impose travel restrictions.

28 Dec 2023


Eastern elegance: Unveiling wedding wonders in India's east 

Ever since the "Wed in India" message by our PM aired on 'Man Ki Bat', couples have been looking for great wedding spots in India to keep their cultural roots near them.

13 Nov 2023

Travel And Tourism

Less crowded vacation alternatives in India for your December holidays

Winter holidays often bring to mind images of crowded tourist hotspots. However, for those seeking a more peaceful and unique travel experience, there are lesser-known, yet enchanting destinations that offer tranquility, breathtaking landscapes, and a chance to immerse in local culture without the crowds.

CBI busts passport racket in Sikkim, Bengal; 50 locations raided

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has busted a major fake passport racket in Sikkim and West Bengal, the Hindustan Times reported.

09 Oct 2023

Indian Army

Sikkim: Operation underway to rescue stranded tourists from Lachen, Lachung

Nearly a week after a cloudburst triggered devastating flash floods in Sikkim, the first batch of people stranded in the Lachen and Lachung towns were airlifted successfully by the Indian Army on Monday.

Sikkim flood: Death toll rises to 77, over 100 missing

The death toll in the Sikkim flash floods has climbed to 77, including nine Army personnel, AFP reported.

Sikkim flood: 27 dead, search continues for 143 missing persons

The death toll in the Sikkim flash floods, triggered by a cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, reportedly increased to 27, including seven army personnel.

06 Oct 2023

Glacial Lake

Sikkim: 19 dead, 103 missing; another glacial lake burst threat

The death toll in the Sikkim flash floods rose to at least 19, including six Army personnel who went missing on Wednesday. As many as 103 people are still missing, including 16 soldiers.

05 Oct 2023


What is the reason behind Sikkim floods

Flash floods have wreaked havoc on Sikkim, resulting in 14 deaths, 102 people missing, and the sweeping away of 14 bridges.

05 Oct 2023


Sikkim flash floods: 14 dead, 22 armymen among 102 missing

Flash floods in Sikkim have claimed 14 civilian lives so far, while 102 people are missing, including 22 Army personnel.

04 Oct 2023

Indian Army

Sikkim: 23 soldiers missing as cloudburst triggers flash flood

As many as 23 Indian Army personnel went missing in Sikkim on Wednesday after a cloudburst over Lhonak Lake triggered a flash flood in the Teesta River in Lachen Valley.

27 Jul 2023


Sikkim announces 12-month maternity, 1-month paternity leaves for government employees

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang announced that his government will implement a 12-month maternity leave and a one-month paternity leave for its employees.

21 Jul 2023


Drukpa Tsheshi: History, significance, and celebrations

Every year on July 21, Drukpa Tsheshi is celebrated to mark Lord Gautam Buddha's first preaching of the Four Noble Truths to his first five disciples.

17 Apr 2023

Travel And Tourism

Visit these lesser-known places on your next trip to Sikkim 

Surrounded by lush green forests, snow-capped mountains, picture-perfect villages, gushing streams and waterfalls, and rich flora and fauna, Sikkim is a magical destination that never gets old no matter how many times you visit.

04 Apr 2023


Sikkim: 7 dead in massive avalanche, several feared trapped 

Seven people, including a child, are feared to have died, while several more are feared trapped after a massive avalanche struck Sikkim's Nathu La mountain pass on Tuesday, according to NDTV.

27 Feb 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 highest lakes in India that will 'heighten' your excitement

The Himalayas is home to many highest lakes in India that are waiting to be explored.

11 Jan 2023

Indian Army

Three soldiers die after falling into gorge in J&K's Kupwara

Two personnel of the Indian Army's Chinar Corps and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) died on Wednesday after they reportedly slipped into a deep gorge while they were patrolling in a forward zone near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

03 Jan 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 annual flower shows in India too gorgeous to miss

Make this new year beautiful for once and 'floral'.

29 Dec 2022

Travel And Tourism

2023 travel bucket list: Bookmark these 5 stunning Indian destinations

Make your 2023 the year of conquering distances!

23 Dec 2022

Indian Army

Sikkim: 16 army personnel dead as truck falls into gorge

The Ministry of Defence informed that an Army truck met with an accident at Zema in north Sikkim on Friday claiming the lives of 16 Indian Army soldiers.

10 Nov 2022

Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari approves Rs. 68,000-crore road projects for northeast states

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday, in a bid to make intentional standard surface connectivity roads in northeast states, approved several road projects worth Rs. 68,000 crore.

10 Nov 2022


Visit these destinations in India to witness snow in November

The joy of traveling in the winter is accentuated when there's snow around.

20 Oct 2022


No flights to Sikkim as SpiceJet suspends operations to Pakyong

Sikkim will lose civil air connectivity indefinitely as the only carrier to operate in the state, SpiceJet has decided to suspend its operations to Pakyong Airport mentioning functional requirements.

19 Jul 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi: Sikkim cop in Rohini shoots three colleagues dead

A 32-year-old Sikkim Police personnel shot dead his three coworkers on Monday after an altercation in the Rohini neighborhood of Delhi.

08 July 2022


5 picture-perfect lakes in India to add to your itinerary

Travelers who find joy sitting by lakes and simply watching ducks paddle by would understand the importance of lakes in the ecosystem of a region.

27 May 2022

West Bengal

5 places to visit near Siliguri

Siliguri in West Bengal is the doorway to the northeast for the rest of India. Siliguri also gives one access to Sikkim via road.

01 May 2022


Sikkim International Flower Festival: Where flowers and food come together

One of India's most picturesque places, Sikkim is in full bloom in during May.

21 Apr 2022


Top 5 wedding destinations in east India

Wondering where to host your destination wedding?

12 Apr 2022


5 popular monasteries worth visiting in India

India has some exceptionally stunning Buddhist monasteries that are worth a visit.

05 Apr 2022


5 places in India to enjoy river rafting

If you love adventure sports and want to get some adrenaline rush this summer, then try river rafting to make the most of your vacation.

30 Mar 2022


Top 5 summer treks in India for the bold traveler

Trekkers get your backpacks ready, dust off your trekking boots, get your sunglasses checked, and get to packing! It's time we plan where to go next.

29 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

Top 5 tourist destinations in East Sikkim

East Sikkim houses the capital city of Gangtok, practically your starting point of any tour in the state.

26 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

Top 5 tourist destinations in West Sikkim

Sikkim's second-largest district, West Sikkim, is home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna, many of which are used by the indigenous communities.

07 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

Visiting Sikkim? 5 popular local foods you should try

Sikkim is known for its delicious local food that is packed with authentic and unique flavors.

03 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 places to visit in South Sikkim

Are you planning a trip to South Sikkim but confused about what all places to cover on your vacation? Don't worry, we are here to help you out!

01 Mar 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 must-visit places in North Sikkim

If you are looking for a peaceful vacation amid the snow-capped mountains, stunning lakes, and mesmerizing waterfalls, then you must visit the dreamy and picturesque locations of North Sikkim.

07 Feb 2022

Indian Army

Army troops hit by avalanche in Arunachal; rescue efforts underway

At least seven personnel of the Indian Army went missing after an avalanche hit the high-altitude area in the Kameng sector in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday, the force said on Monday.

03 Sep 2021


Bhargav Saikia to direct multi-lingual horror-fantasy feature film 'Bokshi'

Filmmaker Bhargav Saikia on Friday announced that he will direct a multi-lingual horror-fantasy feature film titled Bokshi.

31 Jul 2021

West Bengal

Kalimpong: Search on for missing laborers; multiple landslides block NH-10

A search was underway on Saturday for five laborers who went missing after their camp at Mamkhola in West Bengal's Kalimpong district got washed away by a rivulet that had swollen due to heavy rainfall, officials said.

16 Jul 2021


COVID-19: Sikkim bans socio-religious, entertainment activities for a month

The Sikkim government on Thursday imposed a ban on all socio-religious and entertainment-related activities for a month due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

18 Jun 2021

West Bengal

Two dead in a mudslide at Sivok-Rangpo rail project site

Two laborers died and five were injured in an accident during tunneling operation for the Sivok-Rangpo rail line project in Kalimpong District of West Bengal, a senior police officer said on Friday.

14 Jun 2021

Bhaichung Bhutia

Nine arrested for burning Bhaichung Bhutia's effigy in Sikkim

Police has arrested nine persons in connection with the burning of an effigy of former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia at Namchi Town in South Sikkim District in violation of the current COVID-19 induced lockdown in the state, a senior officer said on Monday.

25 Jan 2021


Indo-China clash reported in Sikkim, both sides suffer injuries

Amid ongoing tensions between India and China, another clash between both armies was reported on Monday.

19 Oct 2020


Schools to reopen in these states today; check guidelines here

Some states have decided to reopen schools starting Monday (October 19) as India emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

14 Jul 2020


How to cook delicious Tibetan-style thukpa noodle soup

Thukpa is a popular noodle soup dish cooked with lots of boiled vegetables or chicken.

27 May 2020


All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.

24 May 2020


Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

India on Saturday reported over 6,600 new coronavirus infections, marking the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

18 May 2020


#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

12 May 2020

Indian Air Force

Chinese choppers spotted near LAC, IAF sends fighter jets

Last week, a couple of Chinese choppers were found flying dangerously close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, prompting the Indian Air Force (IAF) to send its fighter jets.

23 Feb 2020


#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

05 Jan 2020


Here is the list of all long weekends of 2020

2020 is the year you've been waiting for.

11 Nov 2019


Five best places to visit in Northeast India

The hidden gem called Northeast India has been unfairly ignored by travelers for far too long.

06 Nov 2019


Five best places to visit in India during winters

The winters are here!

13 Aug 2019

Ram Madhav

Despite winning zero seats, BJP becomes Sikkim's main Opposition party

Sikkim was one of the four states where assembly polls were held simultaneously with general elections.

05 Apr 2019


CBSE 2019: 4 states record more female students than males

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class XII board examinations concluded yesterday, marking the end of 2019 boards.

25 Mar 2019


This Sikkim IAS officer launched project to adopt, transform villages

Until three years ago, Rongbul, a small village in South Sikkim, suffered from various problems, including irregular power supply, lack of government school teachers, and no development among others.

19 Jan 2019


Increase production of organic foodgrains, says Sikkim CM to farmers

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has exhorted the farmers of his state to increase production of organic foodgrains to cater to domestic demands.

18 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha elections schedule could be announced in March first-week

Reportedly, the Election Commission (EC) is set to announce the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March.