Writings of Sikkim since 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

सिक्किम titbits

Gangtok: The State Cabinet approves various proposals including calling of fresh tenders for pakyong Airport project.

-In an administrative reshuffle, Nima Laden is appointed in new MD for fruit preservation unit. Ms. Yethenpa was working as an officiating additional secretary of sports and youth affairs department. Meanwhile, Sahitya Akademi secy Shri Rudra Poudyel has been repatriated as additional director, Human resources development department.

-Gangtok: While admission to various colleges for Sikkimese students is one of the major problem being faced her, Akhail Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has criticized the Cut- off percentage of 55% by Sikkim Government college authority for admission to various courses in the college.

-Gangtok: In a wake of boosting tourism in the state, the demand of helicopter service in the state is very high. Considering the growing demands, the State government has given consent to deploy 9-seater helicopter and luxury tourist vehicle.

-Gangtok: Sikkim Pradesh Congress gave warm welcome and felicitation to All India Congress Committee General Secretary, Maj. Ved Prakash. He was welcome by as many 392 new members of Pradesh congress. A press note stated that he assured full support to State congress in ensuing Municipal and panchayat election.

- The fans of Indian Idol competitor Prasant Tamang expressed anguish over the derogatory remark made by one staff of customer care service, Siliguri of Reliance. DGM-Sales, Rajesh K. Dassani on behalf of Reliance Telecom Limtied send a letter of apology for the misunderstanding occured during the course of call centre agent's interaction with customer.

- The Citizen Forum of Sikkim organized Communal harmony meet at BL house, Gangtok. Former Minister T. Lachungpa urged the people of Sikkim to be conscious of their rights and condemned the statement of BJP leader Jagat Singhi.

-Akhil Kirat Rai Sangh organized one day teacher orientation programme, highlighted the development of Kirat Rai language in which newly appointed teachers by Government of Sikkim and other linguists took part

- The people of Sikkim and Darjeeling rejoiced as their beloved singer Prasant Tamang entered into the final list of the music competition organized by Sony Entertainment channel. The hill echoed with the slogan of SMS 2525 to PRASANT who reached to final-3 in Indian idol for the first time. The customers complained for poor service of bsnl and other mobile services and burnt down the hoardings at Darjeeling and Kurseong and expressed their anguish. However, Reliance service was up to the mark.

-10 minor girls aged between 8 to 10 rescued from the clutches of a woman at Siliguri who was trying to bring them in Sikkim as domestic helpers.

-Delhi: Delhi high court found Maninder Palsingh Kohali guilty of raping and murdering a British teenager Hanna Foster and gave order to extradite him to Britain.

-In Ranipool, East Sikkim a widow, named Hem Kumari Chhetri reported to have been tortured her physically and mentally and sought the help of Women's commission. She has a son of 4 years old.

-The District court granted bail to Nar bahadur Bhandari and others in a defamation case filed by the state government.

-Darjeeling: Madan Tamang, the president of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha league alleged West Bengal Government for exploiting the people of Darjeeling in the name of 6th schedule of Indian constitution.

-Dooars: The wild element made the life of people measurable following their constant attack to their lives and properties. Four people were injured by Wild elephant at Ramjhora tea garden. In the past, several houses have been damaged and many people have been killed by wild elephant.
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