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Sikkim opens all tourist destinations except for extreme northern parts

As the impact of floods normalise, all destinations in Sikkim are open for tourists except for the extreme Northern part of the state which is not accessible

Sikkim opens all tourist destinations except for extreme northern parts after floods (Unsplash)
Published on Nov 21, 2023 03:55 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gangtok

Buried explosives in River Teesta hinders restoration; Army steps up combing op

A flash flood triggered by a glacial lake outburst in north Sikkim had washed away an ammunition depot of the army

The army, which launched a combing operation soon after the flood to locate the buried explosives, has already diffused more than 1,200 explosives in around 200 locations in Sikkim and West Bengal. (AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2023 07:35 PM IST

GTA threatens to stop work at two hydel power projects over Teesta after floods

The River Teesta, which originates from a glacial lake Khangchung Chho at an elevation of 5,280m in northeastern Sikkim, passes through Sikkim and four districts of West Bengal before entering Bangladesh

Teesta Low Dam Project (TLDP) III at Reang (Twitter Photo)
Published on Oct 15, 2023 01:01 PM IST

Sikkim: Lhonak Lake early warning system failed, says official

Lhonak Lake is one of the largest and fastest growing proglacial lakes in Sikkim and is among the 11 large glacial lakes monitored by the Central Water Commission

On the night of October 3, the Lhonak lake burst triggered a flash flood that killed at least 92 people. (ANI photo)
Published on Oct 11, 2023 04:07 PM IST

Sikkim: Phones haven’t stopped ringing at the disaster control room in Gangtok

Sikkim government officials said it could take days to compile detailed data on the loss and damage, and rehabilitation work has only just begun

Inside the control room of Sikkim’s disaster management wing. (HT photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2023 07:49 PM IST
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