Binod Dhungana

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Three arrested with tiger hides, bones

Published On: August 29, 2021 01:40 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, August 29: A team of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police and District Police Office, Tanahu, has arrested three people with tiger hides and bones from Pateni in Vyas Municipality-5 on Saturday evening.

Poultry sector bears loss from lockdown

Published On: April 11, 2020 09:02 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, April 11: Poultry entrepreneurs of Tanahun district are facing a crisis due to the lockdown enforced by the government to minimize the spread of COVID-19. According to poultry farmers, lack of grains for the poultry sector has affected production and the lockdown has affected sales of poultry products. Most of the farmers in the district have sold their chickens bearing huge losses.

Leopard menace in Tanahu

Published On: March 18, 2020 08:43 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, March 18: In less than three months of a leopard taking the life of a toddler, another child of the same age has been attacked by the wild species. A leopard pounced on Sanskriti Neupane, the 21-month-old daughter of a local of Shuklagandaki Municipality – 3 on Monday evening hurting her on her legs, stomach and other parts.

Two killed, 17 injured in Tanahu bus accident

Published On: January 10, 2020 05:30 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHU, Jan 10: Two people killed and 17 others sustained injuries when a passenger bus met with an accident at Thanimai of Ghiring rural municipality-3 in Tanahu district on Friday.

Tanahun village terrorized after leopard kills child

Published On: January 6, 2020 08:29 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, Jan 6: No sooner than the sun sets, Fulmaya Nepali of Ratamata village in Tanahun shuts the doors and windows of her house. It is not the fear of thieves, but that of the leopards that roam her village as soon as it gets dark.

Leopard kills toddler

Published On: December 31, 2019 08:05 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

DULEGAUDA, TANAHU, Dec 31: A leopard has killed a 22-month-old baby boy at Ratamata village of Shuklagandadi Rural Municipality–22. Raju Nepal's toddler son Rabin was playing at the patio of his house when he came under the leopard's brutal attack on Sunday. His dead body was found one kilometer away, near a jungle on Monday.

Tanahun homestays: Packed in season, quiet in off-season

Published On: November 13, 2019 10:45 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, Nov 13: Kaushila Gurung of Tutepani in Tanahun district remains busy these days. After toiling in the field during daytime to harvest paddy, she needs to be ready to welcome guests in the homestay in evening.

Floriculture attracts youths in Tanahun

Published On: October 31, 2019 08:24 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, Oct 31: When he tried his hands at horticulture a few years ago, Madan Poudel of Shuklagandaki Municipality was not very sure about its success. Although he knew there was a huge demand for flowers in the market, finding buying while the flowers were fresh seemed to be challenge. But with time, his business flourished. Now he has stable income not just during festivals like Dashain or Tihar, but also through the year.

IN PICS: Marigold blooms for Tihar in Tanahu

Published On: October 25, 2019 06:28 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

DULEGAUDA, TANAHU, Oct 25: Festival of lights, Tihar or Deepawali is around the corner. It is also the festival of brothers and sisters. Sisters offer Saptarangi (seven-colored) Tika on their brothers’ forehead.

Door-to-door milk delivery does the magic for Tanahun farmer

Published On: October 15, 2019 12:10 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, Oct 15: He wakes up early in the morning, often before 5 am. Then his routine begins of taking care of his buffaloes. He cleans the dung, and provides fodder and water to them. After that, he starts milking the buffaloes and takes milk-filled canisters to the market in his scooter.

Riverbanks filled with garbage in Tanahun

Published On: September 18, 2019 08:55 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, Sept 18: When it was registered as a municipality 28 years ago, waste management was one of the major agendas of Byas Municipality in Tanahun. But even today, the municipality is yet to identify a landfill site.

Reviving traditional house

Published On: September 3, 2019 01:35 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

Traditional round shaped house at Dadeldhura, Tanahun, build for attracting tourist and preserving the culture. These traditional houses are on the verge of extinction due to unavailability of Khar (a kind of grass used to build roof) and comfort of concrete houses.

Reviving traditional round houses for attracting tourists

Published On: August 27, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHU, Aug 27: Rural parts of Tanahu district used to have plenty of round shaped homes in the past. As modernity encroached upon the settlements, concrete buildings replaced those traditional houses made of mud and hey. The earthquake of April 2015 took a further toll on them, and the consistent aftershocks left the villages with only the frames.

Dancing to the beats of kaura

Published On: August 15, 2019 02:34 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

Guests enjoying kaura dance performance at Tanahun Hilekharkha Community Homestay. These days, villagers who run homestay are attracting tourists preserving and showcasing their authentic tradition.

Bhujikot: A perfect destination for nature lovers

Published On: July 28, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

Nature is attractive as well as destructive. This is the universal fact and often we all need to be close to nature to get away from our everyday tension and hectic lifestyle. And one such perfect destination that helps to get close to nature is Bhujikot situated in Tanahun, Gandaki Province.

Youths in Tanahu apathetic towards Prime Minister Employment Program

Published On: July 22, 2019 07:49 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHU, July 22: Many youths who got their names registered in the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) showing an interest in an employment opportunity have refused to work saying that the types of jobs they are required to do under the PMEP are incompatible with their academic qualification, skill and experience.

Splashing away the summer heat

Published On: July 18, 2019 03:25 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

Boys swimming in Kyangdi Khola, Shankhe, Tanahun to get relief from summer heat.

Dilapidated Prithvi Highway section seeing more accidents

Published On: June 20, 2019 08:31 AM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHU, June 20: A cyclist Kamal BK, 21, of Dulegauda lost his life in an accident at Gachhepani on Sunday morning last week. The same day, Hum Bahadur Sapkota, 66, of Raipur died on the spot in another accident a few kilometers away from Gachhepani in the evening.

42 wards without secretaries in Tanahun

Published On: May 16, 2019 02:45 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

TANAHUN, May 16: There are some 84 wards in ten local units of Tanahun but 42 of the wards are currently operating without ward secretaries.

Krishnamarga road sees 20% work progress

Published On: May 16, 2019 02:42 PM NPT By: Binod Dhungana

DULEGAUDA, May 16: Two years after the expiry of the first deadline for the repair and maintenance of Krishnamarga road that connects Syangja and Tanahun, the work is heading nowhere.