The Teesta III hydropower project authorities have released 600 cusecs of water from the Chungathang dam following the inundation of the area, North Sikkim District Collector Raj Yadav said.
The government employees will get an additional day as holiday which they will use to take care of their health and that of their parents and family members, he said.
Hundreds of SKM supporters who were at the stadium cheered the 51-year-old party chief when he was taking the oath in Nepali language.
His party, the Sikkim Democratic Front, has been defeated by the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) in the recently held assembly election.
The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) has 17 legislators and the Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) 15 in the 32-member Assembly.
In solace for the 68-year-old outgoing chief minister, he won both Poklok-Kamrang and Namchi Singhithang seats, on way to a record eighth term as a legislator.
Chamling has been the chief minister of Sikkim for more than 24 years since December 1994.
Sitting MLA and SKM candidate Sonam Lama won the Sangha Assembly seat defeating his nearest Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) rival Tshering Lama by 618 votes, election officials said.
The accused professor, who is the head of the Mass Communications Department, was barred from visiting the department and also from evaluating answer scripts of its students
While carcasses of around 250 yaks were found in Mukuthang region, 50 yak carcasses were found in Yumthang recently.
The Chinese diplomat suggested that increasing the hours of trade and the number of business days could facilitate the traders on the two sides.
Prominent leaders like N Chandrababu Naidu, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy are contesting in Kuppam and Pulivendula assembly constituencies respectively.
All arrangements have been made to conduct simultaneous polls in a free and fair manner on 32 Assembly seats as well as the lone Lok Sabha as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.
The election to the 32-member Sikkim Assembly is being held on April 11 alongside the Lok Sabha election.
Significantly, the Congress has also fielded Tuki from the Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat. Arunachal Pradesh will have simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls.