Giriraj Baskota

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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.

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.