West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.19

Flying to Sikkim? Add a 5-hour drive from Bagdogra!

The euphoria of direct air connectivity to Sikkim has been grounded by the prospect of a five-hour car journey from Bagdogra every time a traveller boards the flight.Picture-perfect Pakyong, inaugurat...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 29.12.18

2,500 tourists stranded in Sikkim snow

More than 2,500 tourists, many of them from Calcutta, were stranded along the route to Nathu-la and Changu Lake in east Sikkim on Friday after heavy snowfall made returning to Gangtok perilous for veh...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 20.12.18

'One family, one job' scheme in Sikkim

The Sikkim Assembly on Thursday approved creation of over 16,000 temporary jobs in different departments as part of the government’s ‘one family, one job’ scheme announced by chief minister Pawa...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.19

Sikkim firecracker ban relaxed

The Sikkim government has partially relaxed its blanket ban on production, sale and use of all types of firecrackers by allowing the use of green crackers for two hours this Diwali, leading to howls o...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.18

Bhaichung to seek SC ‘migrant’ slur removal

The Hamro Sikkim Party on Monday raked up an old Supreme Court judgment in which Sikkimese of Nepali origin were described as “immigrants from Nepal” to spite state chief minister Pawan Chamling b...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

North East  /  Published 08.03.19

Hint at SKM-BJP poll alliance

The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha and the BJP have reached close to an agreement to fight the coming parliamentary and Assembly elections in the state jointly but opinion was divided over its impact on the...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.20

Sikkim: Pay and stay for migrants

The Sikkim government has directed the employers of migrant workers to pay them wages for the duration of the lockdown and asked daily wagers’ landlords not to charge house rents for the same period...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.20

Tourism stares at losses of Rs 500cr

Tourism industry stakeholders in north Bengal and Sikkim fear losing over Rs 500 crore if the coronavirus crisis persists for a month. According to them, there are 62,000 rooms in hotels in the Darjee...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.03.20

Coronavirus cloud over Sikkim trek

The Covid-19 threat has put a question mark over a trek to be shepherded by Everester Premlata Agarwal next month.The pandemic has forced Premlata to keep her fingers crossed even though most of the s...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

North East  /  Published 16.03.20

Sikkim shutdown to tackle virus

The Sikkim government on Monday decided to shut down all government and private educational institutions, cinemas, discos, gyms and casinos, besides extending the bar on the entry of foreign tourists ...
By Rajeev Ravidas & Binita Paul in Gangtok


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