Giriraj Baskota

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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.

Beauty Parlors Empowering Women in East

Published On: November 4, 2017 08:16 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

“Nevertheless, the income is also good these days as I earn around Rs 50,000 to 60,000 per month.”

Election campaigns with personal touch

Published On: October 31, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

Many political parties might have fielded same old faces for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections slated for November 26 but voters are noticing major shift in their poll campaigns this time. In the past parties spent millions on lavish mass gatherings and meetings but this time they have rather prioritized door-to-door visits.

Old faces to dominate poll battle in Panchthar

Published On: October 29, 2017 02:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Oct 29: As the major political parties prefer to field established leaders for elections rather than take a risk with untried ones, the election battles in Panchthar district are set to be dominated by the same old faces again.

Parties, locals gear up for elections in Panchthar

Published On: October 26, 2017 05:15 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Oct 26:  As the parliamentary and provincial elections are inching closer, the election fever has equally gripped political leaders and locals of eastern hill district of Panchthar.

Haphazard road construction triggering landslides

Published On: October 14, 2017 06:59 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Oct 13: Two months ago landslides wreaked havoc in Falelung Rural Municipality. Four people were swept away by the landslides, of which bodies of two are still missing. Over 100 families were reported to have become homeless. People lost their cattle and crops to the disaster. Locals state that they have never suffered such a disaster.

Drinking water crisis to deepen in Panchthar as project stalled

Published On: September 14, 2017 03:45 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Sept 14: Yasok, Swabaruma and Ranigau villages are popular for their natural beauty. But they are equally notorious for acute water crisis. Residents of these villages were largely hopeful that the under-construction Tamor Lift Drinking Water Project would relieve them of water scarcity. Though the project was supposed to come into service by December, it has come to a grinding halt because of a controversy over the source of water.

Security personnel walk 10 hrs to reach flood victims

Published On: August 15, 2017 07:58 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Aug 14: While the country is going through very difficult times due to monsoon-induced calamities, there have also been tales of courage and selflessness in helping the victims of disasters.

13 injured, 2 seriously in Panchthar jeep mishap

Published On: July 28, 2017 05:59 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 28: As many as 13 people were injured when a jeep veered off and fell some 200 meters down the road at Saranta along the Mechi Highway on Friday.

NC wins in 4 local units, UML in 3, MC in 1 in Panchthar

Published On: July 3, 2017 07:25 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 3: The results of all the eight local units have come out in the Panchthar district.

Maoist Center registers first victory in Mechi Zone

Published On: July 2, 2017 01:26 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 2: CPN (Maoist Center) has registered first victory in Mechi Zone in the second-phase local level elections held on June 28.