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Army Rescues 1,500 Tourists Stranded Due To Snowfall In Sikkim

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:56 PM

The Indian Army has rescued about 1,500 tourists who were stranded in Nathu La in East Sikkim, an official release said on Saturday. Some 1,500 to 1,700 tourists travelling in about 300 vehicles from Gangtok got stranded at various stretches of the Jawaharlal Nehru Road between 13th Mile and Nathu La on Friday evening due to heavy snowfall, it said.
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Sikkim CM Tamang Among Candidates In Bypolls To 9 Northeast Seats

Monday, October 21, 2019, 8:13 AM

Sikkim CM Prem Singh Tamang is among a number of candidates whose fate will be decided in bypolls to nine assembly constituencies across four Northeastern states to be held on Monday. This comprises four seats in Assam, three in Sikkim and one each in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. Jania constituency has the highest number of candidates nine in all facing off against each other.
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BJP now main opposition party in Sikkim even without winning a single seat

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7:47 PM

In a major blow to former Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Changing, 10 of his Sikkim Democratic Front's (SDF) 13 MLAs on Tuesday merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party here at party's headquarters.The 10-MLAs headed by Dorjee Tshering Lepcha met senior leaders and joined the party in presence of BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda and general secretary Ram Madhav.