Homestay not attracted by subsidy

January 25, 2020 13:09 pm

BAGLUNG, Jan 25: Last year, the Gandaki Province government had announced that it would provide subsidy for the operation of homestay programs in the province. Hundreds of applications were filed in hopes of receiving the subsidy from the government. More than two dozen applications were filed from Baglung district for permission to operate homestay programs. One and half dozen applicants received the subsidy from the government. But homestay operators in Nishi Khola have not been attracted by the subsidy programs offered by the government.

GALKOT, Jan 20: In keeping with the possible spurt in the flow of tourists, hotel entrepreneurs of Baglung have put in place preparation to make their services tourist-friendly.

BAGLUNG, Dec 4: At least fourteen persons died in a road accident at ward 7 of Badigad Rural Municipality along the Mid Hills Highway in Baglung on Tuesday.

14 die in Baglung jeep accident

December 3, 2019 11:46 am

BAGLUNG, Dec 3: Fourteen persons have died on the spot and three others have sustained injuries when a jeep plunged into Badigad river at Kopche, Bhimgithe of Badigad rural municipality on Tuesday.

Paragliding flights have been successfully tested at Panchakot of Baglung municipality-6, a tourist destination.

BAGLUNG, Oct 14: A total of 36,926 voters will be taking part in the upcoming by-election in Baglung constituency 'B' under the Gandaki Provincial Assembly.

BAGLUNG, Sept 25: Police have arrested Baglung District Secretary of outlawed Biplab group Ram Bahadur Kunwar aka Nabin on Tuesday from his residence at Badigad rural municipality-5.

BAGLUNG, Sept 7: The District Health Office here has launched a 'search and destroy' campaign to ward off dengue.

BAGLUNG, Aug 24: Decked up in yellow robes with garland of Rudraksha around their necks, a group of young men dressed up as sadhus or holy men held a procession in Baglung on Friday.

Three accused presented to media

August 16, 2019 14:25 pm

GALKOT, August 16: The District Police Office Baglung today made public three people arrested on different charges.

BAGLUNG, August 9: A school head teacher reportedly thrashed a student until he collapsed. The student has also gotten his upper teeth broken in the attack.

BAGLUNG, Aug 5: Three persons have been killed and two went missing as landslides buried five houses at Tamankhola rural municipality in Baglung on Sunday night.

BAGLUNG, Aug 5: Landslide occurred at Tamankhola rural municipality-4, Lammela has left one dead and two disappeared.

BAGLUNG, June 8: A birthing centre has come into operation at the health post in Pala of Kathekhola rural municipality-1, Baglung district.

Two dead bodies found

May 7, 2019 10:39 am

BALEWA, May 7: Two dead bodies were found, one in Badigad rural municipality and another in Jaimini municipality in Baglung district, police confirmed. The dead body of Bam Bahadur Gharti of Tamankhola rural municipality-2, Baglung was found decomposed in the forest of Badigad rural municipality-8.

GALKOT, May 5: Narayansthan Management Committee of Baglung municipality-14 has introduced software to garner health-related information of the people.

PARBAT, May 2: Kamalebazar of Falebas, Baglung, would ‘remain awake’ the whole night until before two decades. It would offer lodge, hotels to travellers. People from Baglung and Surkhet would touch down here en route to different destinations.


April 6, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week March 31-April 6.

BAGLUNG, Feb 21: A day after four people were killed and 10 injured in a jeep accident at Chhisti of Jaimini Municipality in Baglung, it has been learnt that a 15-year-old schoolboy was behind the wheel.

BAGLUNG, Feb 19: Four people died in a jeep accident that took place at a remote village Chhisti of Jaimini Rural Municipality-8 on Tuesday evening.

BAGLUNG, Feb 7: The local Muslim community is facing problem due to lack of space for cemetery. The burial of the dead has become costly and problematic affair for the 25 Muslim families in Galkot municipality here for lack of burial ground nearby.

GASLKOT, Feb 2: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Gyawali, has said the Kaligandaki corridor would brighten Nepalis' fortune. The corridors linking two major economies of the world bears significance, he underscored.

BAGLUNG, Jan 10: After giving birth to six daughters, Dil Bahadur Gharti and Jasmati Gharti of Tarakhola-4 finally welcomed a son to their family.

Three minors killed in fire in Baglung

January 8, 2019 21:53 pm

BAGLUNG, Jan 8: Three children were killed in a fire at Tara Village of Tarakhola Rural Municipality in the district Tuesday afternoon.

BAGLUNG, Jan 8: Sharmila Regmi of Sirsire village, Bhimapokhara does not have to struggle with thick smoke these days while cooking meals. Nor do her eyes burn. “I have been relieved. This is a modern stove, which does not release smoke inside the house,” she smiled.

BAGLUNG, Dec 24: Aiming to promote different breeds of local oranges and other home-grown agricultural commodities, Shree Ganesh Agricultue Cooperative organized the Third Orange Festival, 2075. The festival was organized in cooperation with Ward number 8, Baglung Municipality. It was organized in the village of Sigana, Baglung.

GALKOT, Dec 19:  The World Bank is to invest tens of millions of rupees for the infrastructure development of Baglung municipality.

48 houses gutted

November 26, 2018 09:19 am

BAGLUNG, Nov 26: More than four dozen houses and sheds were reduced to ashes following a massive fire in Dhropatan Municipality-9 in Baglung district on Sunday morning.

BAGLUNG, Oct 29: The Kadoorie Foundation has installed water taps at 130 houses at a remote settlement in Tamankhola rural municipality of Baglung district.

BAGLUNG, Oct 8: Preparations for the 22nd National Women's Volleyball Tournament slated tomorrow (October 9) in the district are all over, said the organiser, the Nepal Volleyball Association (NVA).

BAGLUNG, Sept 17:Thirty five year Babiran Khatun was killed after a falling boulder crushed her while she was crossing the landslide at Turture of Bhimgithe of Badigad rural municipality-7, according to Inspector Bhupindra Khadka, District Police Office, Baglung.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The 22nd National Women’s Volleyball Tournament is set to start from October 9 to 13 in Galkot, Baglung.

Tourism in Nepal is synonymous with Pokhara. However, this time it is not Pokhara, but Baglung that we are talking about. We had our eyes on Balewa, where the local airport had just come into operation after 28 years. We wanted to see for ourselves the untouched natural beauty and explore the hidden tourism treasure in Baglung and here’s what Baglung offered on a recent trip.

BAGLUNG, July 18: Flash flood triggered by incessant rains here last night inflicted damage on the Burtibang Bazaar, the center of Dhorpatan Municipality in Balgung. The flood from the local Thado River entered the settlement, causing physical losses.

Landslide kills three in Baglung

June 27, 2018 05:05 am

BAGLUNG, June 27: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall since Monday evening has claimed three lives in Bareng Rural Municipality-1, Dhullubaskot of Baglung.

BAGLUNG, June 6: Long time ago, popular singer Janakavi Keshari Dharma Raj Thapa sang a song titled ‘Baglung ko bazaar, pandhernilai dukha hajar’ which  means Baglung bazar, where women faces hardships fetching water.

KATHMANDU, Jun 1: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Rajendra Chhetri has inaugurated a bailey bridge constructed over the Lauwa river in Kushmisera municipality on Friday.

Charm of Resham Baglung Kalika

March 28, 2018 10:43 am

BAGLUNG, March 28: Resham Baglung Kalika temple and the grand celebration of the Chaite Dashain festival are two things that give a unique identity to Baglung district. The temple does not only have cultural and historical importance but it has also become a factor for socio-economic development of Baglung district.

BAGLUNG, March 20: More than dozen people have been injured in a bus accident in Gargare, Dhorpatan municipality-1, Baglung on early Tuesday.

BAGLUNG, March 20: The Balewa Airport that remained closed for nearly three decades has come into operation. The dream of Baglung dwellers for airplanes to take off from their own backyard has finally been fulfilled as Tara Air's 19-seater 9N-AKL airplane was successfully tested, the first flight at the airport in 26 years.

Bomb found, defused in Baglung

February 20, 2018 14:04 pm

BAGLUNG, Feb 20: A bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army has defused a bomb planted at Purano Bus Park of Baglung Municipality-2 on Monday night.

BAGLUNG, Feb 19: Government officials and businesspeople of Baglung have stressed the need to make Baglung an economic hub.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The rise in number of invalid votes has piled up pressure on the Election Commission (EC) to overhaul its ineffective voter education program, for which the election body spends billions of rupees.

BAGLUNG, Dec 12: Nepali Congress that lost all seats towards first-past-the-post elections in Baglung has become the first party in the proportional representations (PR) elections in the district.

Baglung, Dec 1: The Nepali Congress Baglung has filed a complaint at the District Election Office demanding re-election in three polling centres in the district, alleging rigging.

BAGLUNG, Nov 28: Hospitality industry of Baglung is attracting new investments buoyed by the increment in number of visitors. The district has around 200 hotels where more than Rs 1 billion has been invested.

BAGLUNG, Nov 19: An unidentified group seized and tore sample ballot papers in Baglung on Saturday, while they were being taken to Nishikhola Rural Municipality-3 for educating the voters.

BAGLUNG, Nov 16: A bomb went off near a mass gathering organized by left alliance - CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Rastriya Janamorcha - at Hatiya in  Galkot Municipality in the district.

BAGLUNG, Oct 31: The political equation of Nepal took a different course when CPN-UML joined hands with CPN (Maoist Center) to form the leftist alliance and agreed to party unification in the near future. The communist forces in the country grew in strength with that decision, and probably for the first time wielded enough power to challenge democratic forces in areas dominated by Nepali Congress (NC), which has historically remained the largest party of Nepal so far.

BAGLUNG, Oct 4: Baglung district received remittance worth Rs 400 million for Dashain celebration this year.