A team of officials from Sikkim’s East District Administration and the NHPC has found that 16 houses downstream of the Teesta Stage-V hydel project in Jang village in Lower Rakdong Tintek are at hi

Project, built at a cost of Rs 1,118 crore, will harness water flow from Rangpo, Rongli rivers

Gati Infrastructure Private Limited (GIPL), a Hyderabad-based company focused on generating non-carbon power, has commissioned a 110-Mw hydro-electric power project in the northeastern state of Sikkim.

To avoid accidents on upcoming Sevoke-Rangpo line

To get started a project that has been hanging for four years now for want of environment and forest clearance, the Railways have decided to install sensors to track the pachyderms present on or near rail tracks. The Railway Ministry has sought a detailed report on the feasibility of the project in order to get approval for the construction of the first rail link to Sikkim which is estimated to cost Rs.1,340 crore.

Gangtok: Sikkim was rocked by a quake measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale on Monday, after which a bridge collapsed in east Sikkim killing eight people.

The death toll in the 6.9-earthquake that convulsed Sikkim last night crossed 70 this evening as Army columns and paramilitary personnel battled torrential rain, mist and landslides that cut off af


Gangtok: At least 12 labourers were killed when a dam being constructed by a private firm collapsed near Rongli in East Sikkim district, police said on Friday.

The Rang Po dam collapsed at about 9.00pm last night and so far 10 bodies have been recovered, but the toll could mount as it was still not clear how many labourers were at work at the site, Superintendent of Police M S Tuli said.

GANGTOK, April 17


The pug marks of a Royal Bengal Tiger have been found in the snow at an altitude of 10,000 feet in the Himalayas near Jelepla, in eastern Sikkim, after nearly 18 years, officials said.

The high biological diversity and rich genetic forest resources of the state of Sikkim are to be conserved due to their sensitiveness to environmental degradation through continued human interference. The conservation of bioprospecting zones in natural forests as well as in protected areas is considered important for up keeping genetic resources and their germplasm.