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Sikkim records over 78 per cent polling

    Updated On : Apr 12,2019   8:44 pm
Gangtok, April 12 (IANS) Sikkim recorded an overall polling percentage of 78.19 for its 32-seat Legislative Assembly and single Lok Sabha constituency with women voters outnumbering men in the North district, the Election Commission said on Friday. View More..

Sikkim records over 74 pc polling

    Updated On : Apr 11,2019   11:34 pm
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Over 74 per cent votes were cast as polling continued beyond the deadline in Sikkim on Thursday in simultaneous elections for the 32-member state Assembly and the lone Lok Sabha seat. View More..

107-year-old woman casts vote in Sikkim

    Updated On : Apr 11,2019   6:30 pm
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Sumitra Rai, a 107-year-old woman, on Thursday became Sikkim's oldest registered voter to exercise franchise in the Lok Sabha elections. She came on a wheelchair to the Kamrang Government Secondary School polling booth in the Poklok Kamrang constituency to cast her vote. View More..

Sikkim records over 23% polling in 4 hours

    Updated On : Apr 11,2019   1:38 pm
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Over 23 per cent votes were cast in the first four hours of polling in Sikkim on Thursday, in simultaneous elections for a new 32-member state Legislative Assembly and to pick its only Lok Sabha member. View More..

Sikkim witnesses 15% polling in first 3 hours

    Updated On : Apr 11,2019   12:00 pm
Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) Around 15 per cent votes were cast in the first three hours of polling in Sikkim on Thursday in simultaneous eletions for a new 32-member state Legislative Assembly and to pick its only Lok Sabha member. View More..

Chamling seeks sixth term as Sikkim Chief Minister

    Updated On : Apr 08,2019   11:02 pm
Gangtok, April 8 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling is seeking a record sixth term in office in the upcoming assembly elections that will largely see a three-way fight between his Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) led by P.S. Golay and the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) of former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia. View More..

Opposition stirring political violence in Sikkim: SDF

    Updated On : Apr 05,2019   8:30 pm
Gangtok, April 5 (IANS) Sikkim's famed idyll is being scarred by political violence as elections draw near. View More..

Chamling assures jobs to every Sikkimese youth

    Updated On : Apr 05,2019   1:00 pm
Kabi (Sikkim), April 5 (IANS) Pawan Chamling, bidding for an unprecedented sixth term as the Sikkim Chief Minister, has assured youths that those left out in the 'One-Family-One-Job-Scheme' will be covered within 100 days of the formation of his new government. View More..

Sikkim to be first state free of kutcha houses: Chamling

    Updated On : Apr 02,2019   9:34 pm
Rorathang (Sikkim), April 2 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Tuesday promised to complete work related to drinking water and electricity on priority and said the SDF government would make the Himalayan state the first in the country completely free of 'kutcha' (temporary) houses. View More..

Chamling announces 9-point agenda to make Sikkim No 1

    Updated On : Mar 31,2019   9:50 pm
Gangtok, March 31 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday announced a nine-point agenda including a Youth Assembly to make them partners in decision-making, a dedicated day in the Assembly to discuss people's issues and setting up of a Sikkim Dividend Fund for Universal Basic Income. View More..

Sikkim CM Chamling files nomination from two seats

    Updated On : Mar 25,2019   6:00 pm
Namchi (Sikkim), March 25 (IANS) India's longest serving Chief Minister Pawan Chamling filed his nomination from Namchi Singithang and Poklok Kamrang assembly constituencies on Monday for the Sikkim assembly elections. View More..

SDF launches campaign to connect with voters

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   3:54 pm
Gangtok, March 24 (IANS) The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has launched the "Ma Pani Chamling" campaign to build an inclusive manifesto, incorporating people's aspirations for the upcoming polls. View More..

Why are national parties shunned in Sikkim? (Dangal 2019)

    Updated On : Mar 22,2019   4:44 pm
Gangtok, March 22 (IANS) Creating political space in Sikkim has become nearly impossible for national parties, with the country's ruling BJP also failing to establish itself politically after its talks with the opposition Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) broke down over acceptance of the local party's key demands. View More..

Chamling starts campaign for 6th term as Sikkim CM

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   2:46 pm
Gangtok, March 17 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, seeking his sixth straight term, has launched his campaign. He boarded a taxi from here to Namchi in solidarity with the drivers' fraternity highlighting their role as "ambassadors" of the state. View More..

Sikkimese youth endorse many government policies, seek more opportunities

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   8:44 pm
Gangtok, March 16 (IANS) Sikkim's youths, who will form a significant demographic in the upcoming elections, are happy with certain progressive policies of the government of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling but want more youth-centric policies to open up more jobs and opportunities for them. View More..

Chamling kicks off election campaign in Sikkim

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   8:26 pm
Gangtok, March 16 (IANS) Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) President Pawan Chamling, the country's longest-serving Chief Minister, kicked off poll campaign here on Saturday with a brief rally and a declaration that the people of the state should prepare the agenda of the government and the same will be implemented within 100 days of formation of the new government. View More..

Sikkim's developmental success story due to administrative decentralisation (Comment)

    Updated On : Mar 10,2019   2:12 pm
'I identify with the humble village huts; I identify with the sweat and blood of the oppressed,' said Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling. During the last 25 years our government, led by Chamling, has been successful in eradicating poverty from the state. When we talk of poverty, we speak not just of income and wealth, or the lack of material possessions. The definition is much wider, extended to non-material aspects of human well-being. View More..

Will give clean government, people believe my party: Bhaichung Bhutia (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Mar 09,2019   12:28 pm
Gangtok, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by recent desertions from his fledgling party, football icon-turned-politician Bhaichung Bhutia exudes confidence that the Hamro Sikkim Party (HSP) would give a "new" and "clean" government if voted to power in the Himalayan state. View More..

Sikkim won't politicise religion, nor have dynastic politics: CM

    Updated On : Mar 05,2019   12:52 pm
Namchi (Sikkim), March 5 (IANS) Sikkim's five-term Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has said his state will never politicise religion, nor will it indulge in dynastic politics, in effect distancing it from both the BJP and the Congress for the upcoming assembly and parliamentary elections. View More..

Army rescues stranded tourists from Sikkim's Changgu

    Updated On : Feb 28,2019   6:04 pm
Gangtok, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indian Army has rescued over 300 tourists who got stranded in Changgu and adjoining areas of East Sikkim due to heavy snowfall, officials said on Thursday. View More..