Giriraj Baskota

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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.

Locals eagerly waiting for poll updates

Published On: July 1, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PAANCHTHAR, July 1: On Friday, Sanjay Rai of Phidim, the district headquarters of Paanchthar, was busy noting down the poll updates outside the rural municipality office.

NC takes lead in Phidim Municipality

Published On: June 30, 2017 02:34 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PHIDIM, June 30:  Nepali Congress is taking lead with 27 votes in the local level elections in Phidim Municipality.

Sub-engineer held with Rs 125,000 bribe

Published On: June 20, 2017 05:29 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 20: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday arrested a Sub-engineer of District Education Office, Panchthar with Rs 125,000 in bribe.

Panchthar politicians busy in poll preparations

Published On: June 17, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 17: With the second phase of local elections approaching nearer, the leading politicians of Panchthar have very tight schedules these days as they are expected to attend almost all mass gatherings, meetings and other promotional programs conducted by their parties.

Pallotar bus station has no buses

Published On: June 12, 2017 03:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, June 11: A bus station in Phidim meets all the requirements of a standard bus park having ticket counters, security posts, public toilets, waiting lounges and other basic facilities but unfortunately it has no vehicles.

Erratic power supply irks Phidim folks

Published On: May 24, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 24: Inconsistency in power supply has affected daily life of locals of Phidim -- the district headquarters of Panchthar -- and nearby villages.

Maoist Center gears up for 2nd phase local polls in Panchthar

Published On: May 23, 2017 07:17 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 23: CPN (Maoist Center) has geared up for the second phase of local level elections in the district.

Lightning claims youth in Panchthar

Published On: May 22, 2017 06:59 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, May 22: Lightning that struck amidst thunderstorm has killed a youth in the district on Monday.

11 persons injured in jeep accident in Panchthar

Published On: May 7, 2017 11:44 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

Panchthar, May 7: As many as eleven persons sustained injuries in a jeep accident that took place on Sunday in Panchthar district.

Political parties welcoming cadres from rival parties

Published On: April 21, 2017 12:50 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, April 21: With just 25 days left for the election, various political parties have intensified programs to lure new members to their party.