Khagendra Adhikari

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Locals hopeful of prosperity after Taplejung roads come under national pride projects

Published On: May 7, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, May 7: To the delight of the locals, two major road projects in the east have now made it to the list of ‘national pride projects’. The federal government recently recognized Dobhan – Suketar – Olangchung Gola Road’ and ‘Tamor Corridor Project’ as national pride projects. The locals believe this decision will expedite the construction of the roads.

Jhapa’s B&C Hospital detains teenager for not paying his medical bills

Published On: May 1, 2019 07:35 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, May 1: A seventeen-year-old boy in Taplejung has been detained by a hospital after he was unable to pay the expenses of his treatment.

Establishment of wildlife research center going nowhere since 3 years

Published On: April 20, 2019 03:05 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, April 20: The construction of a much talked-about Himalayan Research Center in Khambachen of Taplejung for the study of snow leopards and other wild animals has not been confirmed even after three years of its announcement.

Black cardamom farmers get frustrated as price recovery fails to last

Published On: April 7, 2019 07:53 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, April 7: The falling price of black cardamom has been frustrating for farmers and traders in the eastern part of the country. Though a brief price rise after a continuous fall for the past four months came as a respite for them, the recovery did not last more than a couple days.

After death of a dozen mothers, Yamphudin finally gets a birthing center

Published On: March 17, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, March 17: On June 16, 2001, Abirman Rai, vice-chairperson of then Yamphudin VDC lost his wife. Immediately after delivering their daughter, his wife Phulmaya succumbed to the labor pain.

Farmers destroying cardamom fields over market crash

Published On: March 7, 2019 07:50 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, March 7: A few years ago, when the market price of cardamom was at its high, reaching up to Rs 3,000 per kg, many paddy farmers in eastern hills shifted to growing black cardamom, considering it as a path to prosperity.

Panel formed to probe Taplejung chopper crash begins its work

Published On: March 6, 2019 11:03 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

KATHMANDU, March 6: A high-level government panel constituted to investigate the chopper crash in Taplejung last week is starting its work today.

Mother jailed for killing her daughter

Published On: March 5, 2019 07:43 PM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, March 5: A woman, who had been accused of killing her own daughter, has been incarcerated in prison on Tuesday.

Locals blame cloud, strong winds for chopper crash

Published On: March 1, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Mar 1: After the crash of an Air Dynasty helicopter in Taplejung, killing seven including Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, locals know about the weather and terrain of the area have guessed the cloud and strong wind as the reason behind the accident.

Recovering the bodies was an ordeal: Maj Chaulagain

Published On: March 1, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Mar 1: A salvage team led by Major Chiranjivi Chaulagain of the Nepal Army had to spend a cold Wednesday night near the site of the helicopter crash as they were still trying to retrieve three of the bodies when darkness fell.

Seven including tourism minister die in helicopter crash

Published On: February 28, 2019 08:06 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Feb 28: A helicopter crash in Taplejung district on Wednesday afternoon claimed the lives of all seven people on board, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari.

Man dies after homemade gun held by his fellow goes off suddenly

Published On: January 18, 2019 06:43 PM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Jan 18: A person on Friday died after a home-made gun carried by his fellow suddenly went off in the course of hunting in Faktanglung Rural Municipality in the district.

Unclaimed child’s body found

Published On: October 6, 2018 12:24 PM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Oct 6: A body of an unclaimed child has been found at Thamkharka of Fungling municipality-08.

1 held on rape charge, other still at large

Published On: August 22, 2018 03:23 PM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 12: Police have arrested a man on the charge of raping a teenage girl in the district on Wednesday.

Chinese traders eying Nepali cardamom

Published On: August 20, 2018 09:43 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 20: A team of Chinese medicine producers from Sichuan have visited cardamom farms and marketplaces in the eastern districts of Nepal, showing interest to import cardamom from Nepal.

Youth swept away by rivulet found dead

Published On: June 18, 2018 04:01 PM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

KATHMANDU, June 18: A youth, who was swept away by swollen Lapsekhola (rivulet), has been found dead.

Fear of avalanche forces mountaineers to retreat

Published On: May 20, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, May 20: Over five dozen mountaineers set to climb Kanchanjungha have returned from midway fearing avalanche. According to a seasoned mountaineer, Pemba Gyalenj Sherpa, they were alarmed by poor weather, rain, extreme cold and snowfall since the last few days.

Women refuse to work for those not ensuring equal pay

Published On: May 14, 2018 03:05 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, May 14: Rupa Limbu of Taplejung's Fungling Municipality ward-10, works as a laborer and earns Rs 200 per day. While male laborers are paid Rs 400 on a daily basis for labor, women are paid only half of the amount. "We should all get paid as per our capabilities not on the basis of our gender," says Limbu.

Cardamom production in Taplejung up by 400 tons

Published On: April 2, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, April 2: Growth in cardamom yields has given some respite to farmers who have seen unprecedented rise and fall in prices of this cash crop over the past few years.

Fire engulfs hotel at Taplejung

Published On: March 23, 2018 07:37 AM NPT By: Khagendra Adhikari

TAPLEJUNG, March 23: An upper floor of Hotel Eco View Point gutted when fire engulfed at Heplyang, near entrance of Taplejung’s headquarter on Friday morning.