Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Tenzing Lepcha & Others Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 15/11/2017 regarding Teesta-IV Hydro-Electric Project on the Teesta river near Chandey Village on left bank and near the Gyathang Village on the right bank in North district of Sikkim. The project envisages construction of a 65m high concrete gravity dam across Teesta river in downstream of confluence of Runchu with Teesta for a generation of 520 MW hydropower.

Eastern Himalayas, particularly the small mountain state of Sikkim, is emerging as a treasure trove for botanists, mycologists and naturalists who in the year 2015 alone have discovered as many as

Gangtok: At least 21 bodies, including those of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel, have so far been found while eight persons are still missing

Landslides triggered by heavy rain claimed 29 lives, including those of ITBP and BRO personnel in Sikkim, even as flood situation in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh deteriorated with vast areas reeling

Situation in Assam, Arunachal worsens; ITBP, BRO personnel among victims

Landslips triggered by heavy rain claimed 27 lives, including those of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel, in Sikkim, even as the flood situation in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh deteriorated. Official sources said in Gangtok on Sunday that at least 21 bodies, including those of the ITBP and BRO personnel, were found while eight persons were missing following flash floods and landslips in remote areas of North Sikkim.

Sikkim had little to cheer about in 2011 as a devastating earthquake snuffed out lives of over 80 people and caused heavy loss to property and infrastructure even as the state witnessed a dip in to

Gangtok, Nov.

Low-intensity tremors, which have continued to rock North Sikkim since a 6.8-magnitude earthquake devastated the region on September 18, killed two people in Dzongu on Saturday morning, delayed reports said.

A 3.2 magnitude tremor killed an 85-year-old resident at Nung and a 27-year-old man hailing from Lingdem Basti.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced on Thursday assistance of Rs.1,000 crore to Sikkim to meet the requirements of relief and rehabilitation in the wake of the earthquake that ravaged the Himalayan State on September 18 claiming 60 lives (official estimates provided earlier have since been revised) and causing injuries to hundreds and leaving behind a devastating trail of destruction.

Scientists say more tremors overdue in region