Giriraj Baskota

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Fall armyworm becomes a nuisance for Province 1 farmers

Published On: September 9, 2019 10:26 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Sept 9: American fall armyworm has become a nuisance for farmers in the hilly areas of Province 1, of late. The pest which was earlier found in Okhaldhunga in the mid-hills has been spreading widely because of lack of mechanism for its control.

Lack of promotion and infrastructure development overshadow beauty of Suke Pokhari (Photo Feature)

Published On: September 4, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

While the government is initiating plans and campaigns to promote ‘Visit Nepal 2020’, tourism entrepreneurs are claiming that Suke Pokhari could be one of the important tourist destinations. Situated in the eastern part of Nepal, Pachthar, it carries great historical and natural significance.

Eastern hills yet to see large-scale potato farming

Published On: September 3, 2019 10:27 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Sept 3: Despite having immense prospects, commercial farming of potato is yet to begin in hilly areas of eastern Nepal.

It’s time to visit Timbu Lake

Published On: August 31, 2019 12:35 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

Influx of tourists has increased in Timbu Lake with the commencing trekking season.

55% of work on 148-km Koshi Corridor road completed

Published On: August 10, 2019 07:22 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Aug 10: About 55% work of the 148-kilometer-long road of Koshi Corridor has been completed. The road connects the eastern hills to the East-West Highway, with an aim to considerably shorten the distance to Kathmandu.

Iwakhola Hydropower Project ready for generation

Published On: August 7, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Aug 7: Construction of Iwakhola Hydropower Project (9.9 MW) has been completed.

Rural roads being blacktopped

Published On: July 9, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 9: The blacktopping of roads connecting rural areas of the district has started through a joint initiative of the federal and provincial governments.

Panchthar on a spending spree as fiscal year nears end

Published On: June 12, 2019 08:26 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 12: As the current fiscal year nears its end, various sections of Saptami-Mauwa Road in southern part of Panchthar district are seen bustling with laborers.

Massive fire under control in Panchthar

Published On: June 6, 2019 02:58 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 6: The massive fire at Phidim is under control.

UPDATE: Massive fire breaks out in Panchthar

Published On: June 6, 2019 02:15 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 6: A massive fire has broken out in Phidim, Panchthar.

Family feuds, depression fueling crimes: Police

Published On: June 6, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 6: Foreign employment, family disintegration, betrayal by partners and many other social and psychological reasons have been affecting a growing number of families.

Mastermind arrested for plotting teenage girl murder

Published On: June 2, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 2: Police have arrested Padma Tamang, the mastermind of murdering a 15-years old teenage girl, from Damak, Jhapa.  A special team of the police arrested Tamang while working in a hotel in Damak.

Villagers elated after piped water reaches their homes

Published On: June 1, 2019 08:44 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 1: Prajita Lawati, a resident of ward 5 of Miklajung rural municipality in southern Panchthar was elated after a drinking water tap was installed at her home recently.

Locals demand more police posts, quick response during emergency

Published On: May 25, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 25: The brutal murder of nine people of two families recently in Panchthar and the subsequent hanging of the suspect in a tree has left the entire Miklajung Rural Municipality in a state of shock. Even though a large number of police personnel have been deployed in and around the crime spot at Arubote area and investigation into the case is underway, the people are restless.

Evidence suggests involvement of younger son-in-law

Published On: May 24, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 24: Preliminary investigations by police suggest that 31-year-old Man Bahadur Makhim could be responsible for the brutal massacre of nine members of two families in Miklajung-2 of Panchthar district on Tuesday.

Killings leave locals feeling uneasy

Published On: May 23, 2019 07:55 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PACHTHAR, May 23: The brutal Miklajung murders have greatly unsettled the locals. On Wednesday, they were not to be found carrying out their daily activities as normal.

Too many ‘useless’ and substandard roads

Published On: May 21, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 21: Four people were killed in road accidents last month in the rural areas of the district because of narrow roads that are in utterly poor conditions.

Panchthar villagers ‘recharge’ their electricity supply

Published On: May 19, 2019 08:14 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 19: People recharging their phones is a common practice. But people 'recharging' their electricity supply is certainly not. However, this is how the people in Saptami Bazaar of Miklajung Rural Municipality-2 and some other nearby villages pay their electricity bills - they 'recharge' their electricity supply.

Violence against women unabated in eastern Nepal

Published On: May 15, 2019 10:20 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 15: At a time when increasing violence against women has been terrorizing people across the country, a brutal murder of a teenager and a gang-rape of a woman in Panchthar in the last three days have raised security concerns in the district.

National ID cards find no use

Published On: May 12, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 12: Suman Lama of Phidim was genuinely excited after he received the much-hyped national Identity card some seven months ago. However, Lama now feels that the card has no use at all.