Giriraj Baskota

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Miklajung aspires to be a tourist hub

Published On: March 19, 2018 09:07 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

Nestled among the beautiful hills of Panchthar district, Miklajung has a great potential for becoming a tourist hub. Surrounding the area are rivulets running between the hills, forming a spectacular landscape. Fog dances in an interesting hide and seek among the hills, arising from the gorges and disappearing in the sky.

'Bridge over Tamor River risky'

Published On: March 9, 2018 03:35 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, March 9: With the water current eroding one of the pillars of the concrete bridge over the Tamor River at Majhitar connecting Paanchthar and Tehrathum districts, exposing the steel rods used to build the pillar, the bridge has become risky. However, the authorities concerned have paid no attention to repair the bridge which was constructed four years ago.

Most of UNNATI projects in eastern hills behind schedule

Published On: March 5, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Mar 5: Infrastructure development projects run by UNNATI-Inclusive Growth Program, a Nepal-Denmark development cooperation, in seven hilly districts of Province 1 are progressing at a very slow pace.

Girls from poor families prone to rape, sexual assault: Police

Published On: February 23, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, Feb 22:  Few days ago, police arrested eighteen-year-old Man Kumar Sambahamfe alias Bhim for raping a minor girl of Tumewa Rural Municipality, Paanchthar.

Contractors selected for five packages of Koshi Corridor road project

Published On: February 5, 2018 07:33 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Feb 5: Construction work on Koshi Corridor, which connects eastern hilly districts with the tarai plains, is beginning soon.

2 killed, 1 injured in tractor mishap

Published On: February 3, 2018 11:07 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Feb 3: Two people died while one sustained injuries in a tractor accident on Saturday morning.

Local units struggling in lack of manpower

Published On: February 1, 2018 02:15 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, Feb 1: There are altogether eight wards in Falelung Rural Municipality while the number of secretaries is four. As a result, the responsibility of the secretaries has been handed over to technicians in some wards. In some cases, a single technician is looking after two wards.

Most govt buildings in Paanchthar built against criteria

Published On: January 24, 2018 08:25 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, Jan 24: Several government buildings in Panchthar have been found built spending large amount of money against the standards and criteria set by the government. The designs of many under-construction buildings in the district headquarters Phidim are yet to be approved.

Local tourists throng Sadhutar

Published On: January 18, 2018 11:02 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Nepalis, especially youngsters, these days have started traveling to various places inside the country to spend their holidays and unwind. Meanwhile, Sadhutar of Ranitar in Panchthar has been witnessing an influx of domestic tourists of late from Phidim and other local areas.

Govt prepares to distribute National Identity Card

Published On: January 11, 2018 07:17 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Jan 11:  The government has geared up its preparation to distribute national identity (NID) cards.  National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has exceeded its preparation for the final phase.

Rajesh Payal Rai in Phidim

Published On: January 2, 2018 11:47 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

Panchthar, Jan 2: Singer Rajesh Payal Rai gave the Nepali audience a live performance after a long hiatus at the premises of Phidim Higher Secondary School, Panchthar on New Year Eve.

Sunsari XI wins Falgunanda Gold Cup

Published On: January 1, 2018 09:15 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Jan 1: Sunsari XI clinched the title of 9th Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament defeating Morang XI with 2-0 in the summit clash on Sunday.

Panchthar locals turn up in 1000s for Falgunanda Football Cup

Published On: December 26, 2017 02:10 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PACHTHAR, Dec 26: The audience's presence is sufficient to showcase football craze in Panchthar district. In the ongoing ninth Falgunanda Gold Football competition, the crowd has turned in 1,000s to support their sides. See the crowd and craze in pictures.

Sunsari stuns APF to reach Falgunanda Cup semis

Published On: December 25, 2017 09:12 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Dec 25: Armed Police Force (APF) crashed out of the ongoing 9th Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament, facing a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sunsari XI on Sunday.

Sunsari stuns Boys Union in Falgunanda Gold Cup

Published On: December 23, 2017 08:57 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Dec 23: Divine Boys Union has ended its Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament campaign with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Sunsari XI on Friday.

Falling cardamom, ginger prices leaves farmers high and dry

Published On: December 7, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Dec 7:  Gradual decline in the price of cash crops like cardamom, ginger and chiraito over the past few years has left farmers in Panchthar high and dry.

'Feasts' organized nearby polling centers

Published On: November 27, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, Nov 27: With a significant number of female election officers and security personnel, the polling center at Sumnima Chowk of Phidim-3 was considered an exemplary polling center of the district until the political parties played the spoilsport.

Election overshadows month of weddings

Published On: November 23, 2017 04:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, Nov 23: Kabita Nembang, a temporary resident of Kathmandu, recently visited her hometown based in Falgunanda Rural Municipality of Paanchthar district. As usual, her neighbors and relatives didn't forget to ask her the same question that they used to ask in the past.

Bomb planted in Phidim before PM's scheduled visit

Published On: November 9, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Nov 9: Security concerns have increased in Panchthar district after a bomb was found with the elections just around the corner.

Voters in rural areas uninformed about upcoming elections

Published On: November 8, 2017 05:50 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Nov 8: Even as the upcoming elections are just 18 days away, Deu Maya Nepali, 54, of Panchthar district still does have the slightest idea about it. For her, words about the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections are nothing more than a rumor.