Around 600 tourists returning to Gangtok from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathu-la were stranded at 5th Mile, 15km from Gangtok, following a landslide on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg this evening, official sources said.
The office a Kolkata-based chit fund company Rose Valley was raided by a team of policemen on Saturday morning at Tadong in Gangtok.
A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in an inaccessible forested area in North Sikkim today with the pilot suffering serious injuries.
A Jaguar fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in a forest near Lik in Upper Dzongu in North Sikkim today.
Areas above Mangan and Chungthang in Sikkim's North District remained cut off for the fourth day today with no power or drinking water after flashfloods and landslides hit the area last week.
Landslides triggered by heavy rains claimed 27 lives, including those of ITBP and BRO personnel in Sikkim, even as flood situation in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh deteriorated with vast areas reeling under its impact.
At least twenty one bodies, including those of the IITBP and the BRO personnel, have so far been found while eight persons are still missing due to flash flood and landslides in remote areas of North Sikkim, official sources said today.
Sikkim has been cut off from the rest of the country following landslides on NH 31A at Tenth Mile Tarkhola in West Bengal.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday announced an interim relief of Rs. 1,000 crore for immediate relief works and the restoration of infrastructure in earthquake-ravaged Sikkim.
With a portion of a mountain caving in and several areas completely ravaged, the Army has said it will take some time to open the road from Tung up to Lanchen and Lachung in North Sikkim which bore the brunt of Sunday's devastating temblor.
As many as 17 more bodies were found in North Sikkim today, taking the toll in quake-hit Himalayan state to 92 even as rescue workers inched their way into the devastated North district villages on foot.
A seven-storied residential apartment in this Sikkim capital caved in Friday, killing three people and injuring 50.
On Sunday morning, Mathew Lepcha, 33, attended mass with his wife, 27-year-old Nirmala Tamang. Pramod Giri reports.
Four days after the earthquake, nature's nightmare remains etched in 57-year-old PD Rai's memory as fresh as ever. "There is not a single house in entire Sikkim that has not suffered some damage.
People in Gangtok scampered out of their homes tonight as a mild tremor hit the Sikkim capital only four days after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake had caused largescal deaths and devastations in the state, northeast region and some other parts of the country