Giriraj Baskota

The contributor for Republica.

Wildfire destroys eight houses

Published On: April 11, 2017 07:25 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, April 11: Property worth millions of rupees was reduced to ashes as the fire gutted eight houses and four sheds in Hilihang Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

Initiatives taken to create world's first red panda conservation area

Published On: March 25, 2017 07:40 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, March 25: An initiative has been taken to create the world's first conservation area for the endangered red pandas in eastern areas of Nepal, covering Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung districts.

We keep fighting until Limbuwan State is established: Lingden

Published On: January 21, 2017 08:15 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PHIDIM, Jan 21: Limbuwan leaders have said that they will keep fighting until Limbuwan State is ensured in the Constitution.

Football fever grips Panchthar

Published On: January 5, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Jan 5: Sarala Regmi of Phidim-1 of Panchthar district spares three hour of her time for football from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. Her daily routine has changed since the beginning of the Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament that kicked off on December 30 and she is planning to give continuity to this habit until the tournament concludes on January 8.

Hewa 'A' starting generation of 10 MW by this week

Published On: November 30, 2016 10:28 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Nov 29: Construction work of Hewa 'A' Hydropower Project (15 MW) has been completed.

Locals urge govt to develop Tamor Hydropower Project

Published On: November 23, 2016 12:50 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Nov 23: Locals of Panchthar and Terhathum have urged government to put the Tamor Hydropower Project -- a reservoir project - in priority and took needful initiatives for implementing it.

132th Falgunanda Jayanti being observed

Published On: November 10, 2016 01:30 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Nov 10: The 132th birth anniversary of Falgunanda is being celebrated by organizing various programs in the eastern part of Nepal on Thursday.

Football craze in Panchthar during winter

Published On: October 26, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Oct 26: Football fever has gripped Panchthar district. Numerous big and small football tournaments with different amount of cash prizes have begin across the district with the end of rainy season.

Pauwabhanjyang wears stunning look as weather clears

Published On: October 22, 2016 03:12 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Oct 22: Pauwabhanjyang, which is situated at the altitude of 8,200 ft from the seal level, is a popular vantage point for viewing the beauty of the silver-looking snow-capped mountain peaks.

Black cardamom price falling continuously

Published On: September 22, 2016 01:58 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCTHAR, Sept 22: Price of black cardamom has been falling continuously in recent months due to low demand.

Construction of hydro projects picks up pace in Panchthar

Published On: September 20, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Sept 20: Many hydropower projects in Paanchthar district are now picking pace while some others are already in the final phase of construction.

Timbu Pokhari drawing more tourists

Published On: September 13, 2016 07:24 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

TIMBU POKHARI, Sept 13: Timbu Pokhari, the famous touristic destination in eastern Nepal, attracts thousands of trekkers annually. There has been a significant increase in the number of tourists visiting the place, of late. The place also holds a high religious significance.

Ban leaves ginger farmers, traders high and dry

Published On: September 1, 2016 08:15 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHATHAR, Sept 1: Indian decision to put a ban on ginger import from Nepal has left local farmers and traders high and dry.

Mid-Hill Lokmarga Highway faces contractor delays

Published On: August 3, 2016 02:10 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Aug 3: Pachthar -Tehrathum road expansion project that is supposed to link road network between Chiwabhanjyang VDC, Chyangthampu in East Panchthar district to Baitadi district has been witnessing slow progress since its inception. Although the deadline for the project completion is to 2075, progress so far does not make it a promising one.

Phidim-Terhathum road section resumes after 4 days

Published On: August 1, 2016 07:11 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, Aug 1: The Phidim-Terhathum road section of the Pushpa Lal Mid-hill Highway has resumed from Monday evening.

One killed, two injured in khukuri attack

Published On: July 19, 2016 03:46 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PHIDIM, July 19: A man died and two others sustained injuries in a khukuri attack at Fhidim Municipality-2, Odin of the district.

Police campaign to nurture police-public goodwill

Published On: July 12, 2016 12:10 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 12: With an aim to foster cordial police-public relations, Nepal Police has started a nationwide “Police Mero Saathi” campaign from Monday.

Wild mushroom consumption rampant despite growing fatalities

Published On: July 11, 2016 01:10 AM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 11: Deaths from consumption of wild mushrooms have been on the rise of late in various districts, with reports of people falling sick after eating the plant becoming ever more regular.

Motorcycle-tractor collision claims 1

Published On: July 6, 2016 01:26 PM NPT By: Giriraj Baskota

PANCHTHAR, July 6: A motorcyclist died after being collided with a tractor in the district headquarters Phidim on Tuesday evening.