Airforce Choppers and Army helps combat forest fire at Tinjurey Ridge

Airforce Choppers and Army helps combat forest fire at Tinjurey Ridge

05 Feb, Gangtok : A major forest fire broke out at Tinjurey Ridge on 4th February 2017 above Nampong village area within Fambanglho Wildlife Sanctuary. The fire was clearly visible from capital. A team consisting of forest, police, civil rescue and fire service officials together with the local panchayat, eco-development committee, joint forest management committee members and villagers reached the […]

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Sikkim’s Scholar Makes Scientific Breakthrough , Discovers a New Species of Pika

Himalayan Pika Discovered by Nishma Dahal

Sikkim Daughter Makes a Scientific Breakthrough – Nishma Dahal Discovers a New Pika Species in Himalayan A new study based on genetic data and skull measurements has identified a new species of mammal high up in the Sikkim Himalaya. Reported in the Journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, the new pika species, O. sikimaria is an important part of the ecosystem, […]

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Bio-diversity study center coming up in Tendong Reserve Forest

Bio-diversity study center coming up in Tendong Reserve Forest

27 Feb, Gangtok (IPR) :p A press conference of the Forest Environment Wildlife Management Department, Science & Technology and Mines Minerals and Geology Department Government of Sikkim was held at Forest Secretariat today. The Conference was addressed by Minister Shri T.W. Lepcha, along with Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of the three departments. The Minister began his briefing with an overview […]

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Pharma companies polluting Environment of Himalayan and Marine life

Pharma companies polluting fresh water of Himalayan and Marine life

24 Feb, Gangtok : The mushrooming Pharmaceutical companies established in Himalayan state of Sikkim which comprise of world renowned brands are selling their products in form of live-saving drugs and medicine supplies to world across but unfortunately at the cost of destroying the ecology of Himalayan and curtailing human health hazards. These tourist companies which have mushroomed in this part […]

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Dr Eklabya Sharma in UNFCCC COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris

Panelists (L-R): Martina Otto, CCAC; Eric Zusman, IGES; Mark Lawrence, IASS; Munjurul Khan, Ministry of Environment, Bangladesh; and Eklabya Sharma, ICIMOD, Nepal (Udayan Mishra/ICIMOD)

8 Dec, Paris : Experts from the Hindu Kush Himalayan HKH region discussed efforts to integrate air pollution and climate change mitigation activities in Asia during a side event organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGS), Japan at the ongoing UNFCCC COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris. The 3 December event ‘Making an Integrated Approach to Air Pollution […]

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‘World Soil Health Day’ observed in Pakyong

'World Soil Health Day' observed in Pakyong

05 Dec, Pakyong (IPR) : On the occasion of “World Soil Health Day”, the Food Security and Agricultural Development Department (FS&ADD) organised a program that was hosted by the Hon’ble Minister FS&ADD, Shri Somnath Poudal at the Community Hall in Pakyong, East Sikkim. The Hon’ble Speaker of Sikkim State Legislative Assembly, Shri K.N Rai was present as the Chief Guest […]

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Workshop on “Coldwater Endemic Fishes Of North Eastern Himalaya: Avenues and Challenges”

Workshop on "Coldwater Endemic Fishes Of North Eastern Himalaya: Avenues and Challenges"

5 Nov, Gangtok : A National workshop on “Coldwater Endemic Fishes Of North Eastern Himalaya: Avenues and Challenges” was inaugurated at the Mini Conference Hall of Manan Bhawan, Gangtok. Organised by the Directorate Of Coldwater Fisheries-ICAR, Bhimtal (Nainital in Uttrakhand ), the workshop was graced by Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Government of Sikkim – Shri Somnath Poudyal as the Chief […]

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A gloomy future and a thirst for Power

A gloomy future and a thirst for Power

29 Oct, Gangtok : A tiny Himalayan Indian state Sikkim is known for the maximum numbers of Hydro Electric projects that have one after another taken place since last 10 years. Mushrooming hydro projects of the private firm have devastated not just ecology but also the way of survival for the people and farmers. For the farmers, once abundance water […]

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Cleaner Sikkim : ‘Selfie with Garbage’

Cleaner Sikkim : 'Selfie with Garbage'

05 Oct, Gangtok (IPR) : The Rural Management & Development Department, Government of Sikkim, in its endeavor to promote and propagate the aspects of sanitation and cleaner Sikkim is launching a series of interventions during the month of October 2015 as a part of the National Sanitation Campaign which commenced on the 25th of September and will conclude on the […]

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