"The press serves as the watchdog of democracy and works tirelessly to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability," Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said in a message.
At least 22 people, including seven army jawans, have been killed while 103 others remained missing after a cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim in the early hours of Wednesday triggered the flash flood.
The state government launched the scheme on August 15 last year for non-working mothers, and sanctioned Rs 100 crores for its implementation till 2023.
Tamang said the Centre was also closely monitoring the situation and providing aid and support for the town's restoration.
The Himalayan state reported 23 new COVID-19 cases during the day, taking the tally to 44,390, a health department bulletin.
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Pakyong district accounted for the maximum number of fatalities at 24, including ten army personnel, followed by seven in Gangtok, four in Mangan and two in Namchi districts, the SSDMA said.
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She was accorded a warm reception at Namchi helipad by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang and senior state government officials.
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Sikkim tested 222 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 3,66,636.
Sikkim now has 598 active cases, while 40,744 people have recovered from the disease so far, and 778 others migrated out.
The state tested 1,436 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests done so far to 3,57,564.
The state has tested over 3.56 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 1,366 in the last 24 hours, with the daily positivity rate at 13.22 per cent.
The northeastern state now has 414 active cases, while 38,120 people have recovered from the disease, and 768 others migrated out.
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The Himalayan state also recorded two new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 39,100, it said.
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The number of active cases in the Himalayan state, jumped to 796 on Wednesday from 494 on Tuesday.
Among those stuck were around 250 people from different districts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, officials said
Bhutia also said the Sikkim government should have urged the Centre to reconsider the introduction of 'One Nation, One Ration Card' in Sikkim
The patient's risk of post Covid complications is also addressed by this therapy, studies have revealed.
According to reports, tremors were felt in Bengal and Assam as well.