Giriraj Baskota

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A quick trip to Kalapani

Published On: December 9, 2018 11:15 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Dec 9: No matter whether it’s holidays or off-season, people have developed a trend of traveling. In the past few years, a number of tourists visiting Panchtahar are on the rise. The place has become famous for a quick get out and picnic.

Centenarian Bhagawati becomes first citizen to receive nat'l ID card

Published On: November 19, 2018 01:44 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PHIDIM, Nov 19: Bhagawati Devi Bhandari, 101, has received a national identity card (NIC), becoming the first citizen to hold it.

101-year-old Bhagawati to be the first national identity card holder

Published On: November 19, 2018 08:49 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Nov 19: Bhagawati Devi Bhandari, 101, looked very happy while basking in the sun on Sunday afternoon. She is expecting to get her national identity card on Monday.

Details collected from 46,000 for National Identity Cards

Published On: October 15, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, Oct 15: The personal details of 46,000 people have been collected so far for the distribution of National Identity Cards (NIC) which will be a first in Nepal's history. The Home Ministry is planning to conduct the first level distribution of NICs within mid-November.

Direct road linking Sikkim to Nepal by December

Published On: October 7, 2018 04:35 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Oct 7: Work on constructing the road connecting Nepal with Sikkim of India is going on in full swing. The Sikkim government is working on Chiwabhanjyang road that will directly link Nepal to Sikkim.

Attempt to pin Timbu Pokhari as a tourist destination

Published On: August 30, 2018 10:06 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

Sidingba Rural Municipality is preparing to organize the Timbu Pokhari fair to promote the tourism of the region. Timbu Pokhari is located at the lap of the Himalayas, bordering Panchthar and Taplejung. The destination also has a prospect of being ranked among the most prominent tourist destination in the country.

Jorpokhari a summer getaway

Published On: August 6, 2018 10:41 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Aug 6: Jorpokhari has a favorable weather for outdoor excursions. The breezy atmosphere provides an escape from the summer heat. Apart from the tranquility and picturesque views, Jorpokhari is also known for its religious and cultural significance.

Farmers in Province 1 upset by dwindling prices, slower sales

Published On: July 30, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 30: Farmers in Province 1 have become weary because of the slowdown in sales of their cash crops including cardamom, ginger, and seasonal vegetables.

Mid-hills Highway in a sorry state

Published On: July 11, 2018 10:52 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 11: A road accident at Chitre along the Mid-hills Highway on Monday killed one and injured nine people. The jeep, which met with the accident, was half immersed in the muddy road and is said to have veered off the road.

Collection of details for National ID card begins

Published On: June 23, 2018 03:14 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, June 22: The government has started collecting the details of citizens for the distribution of digitalized National Identity Cards (NIC), for the first time in history. Digitalization of citizen's details is one of the most ambitious projects of the country.

Chiba Bhanjyang: A traveler’s paradise

Published On: June 16, 2018 08:49 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

Imagine a gush of wind brushing your hair before passing through the sturdy trees studded with the season’s blossoms. The distant view is that of the majestic hills providing a backdrop to the vast meadows scattered with cattle munching on the lush vegetation. Such features have attracted a huge influx of people to Chiba Bhanjyang, in the Indo-Nepal border. Easily connected with roads, the locality is popular among travelers en route to Chuangthapu.

Border administration left to office assistant

Published On: June 15, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 15: In Yangwarak Rural Municipality, which lies in the northern part of Panchthar district, there is an old small building. 'Border Administration Office' is written on a signboard nearby the building but the letters are almost rubbed out. The Nepali national flag there is also worn out.

Local units make efforts for red panda conservation

Published On: June 11, 2018 08:58 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, June 11: mLocal units of Panchthar have started conducting programs for creating awareness among the people regarding the conservation and protection of the endangered red panda.

16 border pillars missing in Panchthar

Published On: May 16, 2018 07:36 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 16: An inspection team deployed by the District Police Office, Panchthar, has found 16 border pillars missing along the Nepal-India border in Panchthar district’s uplands.

Animal husbandry fails to woo highland youths

Published On: April 18, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, April 18: Animal husbandry has a long history in high mountainous and hilly regions. However, residents in this region are slowly switching to other professions in recent days, which have resulted in the decline of animal husbandry.

Chhauri festival: A unique opportunity to be with the yaks in their abode (With picture)

Published On: April 15, 2018 03:36 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, April 15: Heavy winds and thunder throughout the night had not allowed guests to sleep and had even scared some of them.

Receiving allowance becomes more hectic for elderly people after local elections

Published On: April 14, 2018 03:36 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, April 13: During the local polls, political parties had included social security allowance for the elderly people as one of their top election agendas. Senior citizens of Phidim Municipality were expecting to receive their allowances without any hassles after the local elections but that has been a far-fetched dream so far.

Receiving allowance becomes more hectic for elderly people after local elections

Published On: April 12, 2018 04:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, April 12: During the local polls, political parties had included social security allowance for the elderly people as one of their top election agendas.

Lapse in border security in Panchathar

Published On: March 28, 2018 09:40 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, March 28: There were 49 pillars until recently at the Indo-Nepal border from Pokhari to Falot area of Panchthar district. After a detailed inspection, two teams of the District Police Office realized that eight of the pillars were missing. Their report states that there are only 41 pillars separating our border with India.

Road accident casualties up in Panchthar

Published On: March 26, 2018 03:45 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, March 26: The number of causalities from road accidents in Panchthar district has already reached 15 in the current fiscal year.