Giriraj Baskota

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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.

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.