Two killed in tractor accident

November 30, 2021 10:45 am

BALEWA, Nov 30: Two people died in a tractor accident at Balewa in Baglung district. The tractor (Dha 1 Cha 360) heading for Kushmishera from Kaiya of Narayansthan in Baglung Municipality-14 met with the accident at the Balewa-Kushmishera section of the Kaligandaki Corridor. The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: A minor was killed and five others were seriously injured when a pickup van (Ga 2 Cha 5980) crashed at Burtibang in Baglung district on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Kayat community of Baglung, which has no identity, has announced that it will not participate in the census. The Kayat community has decided not to be included in the census 2021 saying that the state has ignored them without giving them their identity. They have complained that the community has been deprived of all services due to lack of identity.

President Bhandari to visit Dhorpatan

October 29, 2021 11:40 am

BAGLUNG, Oct 29: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is visiting Dhorpatan of Baglung district on Saturday.

BALEWA, Oct 24: A child has gone missing when he accidentally fell into the swollen Bhujikhola in Bobang of Dhorpatan Municipality-7 in Baglung district.

BAGLUNG, August 26: COVID-19 tests are being carried out using Antigen Kits on random people walking in the streets of Baglung as prohibitory orders continue to be in place in the district. The tests are being carried out in every main street of Baglung starting Monday. All 93 people tested at the Loktantrik Chowk on Wednesday tested negative for COVID-19, according to Ram Prasad Khanal, Public Health Officer at Baglung Municipality.

BAGLUNG, August 2:The night bus (Ba 5 Kha 1553) was travelling from Kathmandu to Burtibang before the accident that was caused due to brake failure.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The local governments of Baglung Municipality-10 and Jaimini Municipality have started to enforce strict rules in the region following an alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 infections after the prohibitory orders in the area were eased to some extent.

ROLPA, July 20: Four people from the same village died after consuming hooch, according to the police. They had gone to Baglung to work from Rolpa.

BAGLUNG, July 4: Just two months have passed since the blacktopping of a road at Painyupata of Baglung Municipality-13, but it has already begun wearing off. Landslides and incessant rains have further contributed to the degradation of the road.

BAGLUNG, June 19: The water supply system in Baglung bazaar remains disrupted for the past five days, leading to an acute shortage of water there.

GALKOT, May 27: Five local levels in Baglung district have started operating dedicated coronavirus treatment hospitals, equipped with doctors and oxygen facilities. All local levels have set up isolation centres equipped with oxygen to check the spread of coronavirus infection.

BAGLUNG, May 24: The two big projects that are in the final stage of the construction in Baglung district have come to a halt. Blacktopping has been put on hold in Balewa Airport and road up to Baglung Bus Park.

Baglung, May 14: As many as three members of a family have died of COVID-19 within a week from Badigad Rural Municipality-4 of Baglung district. According to the locals, the family had attended a wedding ceremony in Jaljala of Badigad-4, two weeks ago.

BAGLUNG, April 15: Several incidents of wildfire have taken place in the district with the onset of summer, causing losses worth hundreds of thousands of rupees.

GALKOT, Jan 26: Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as Elephantiasis, has emerged as a health challenge again in Baglung. Just before the start of the 12th phase of the Elephantiasis prevention campaign, the disease was found in Narayanthan of Balewa and Kushisera of Jaimini village in the district.

BAGLUNG, Nov 23: Two persons died in a jeep accident at Badigad Rural municipality of Baglung district this morning. A pick-up jeep (Lu 1 Da 4370) en route to Gwalichaur met with the accident. Tek Maya Roka, aged around 22, and her one-year-old son died in the accident.

Baglung drawing domestic tourists

November 7, 2020 21:20 pm

BAGLUNG, Nov 7: With the onset of winter, the district is attracting people loving natural beauty. Mountain ranges and beautiful human settlements are common scenes that attract tourists here.

BAGLUNG, Nov 3: The District Administration Office of Baglung has banned Deusi and Bhailo celebration during the upcoming Tihar festival in the district.

BAGLUNG, Sept 8: The number of people killed  after being swept away by the massive floods in the Bhuji River of Dhorpatan Municipality in Baglung district has reached 17.

BAGLUNG, Sept 5: A flood in the Bhujikhola River of Dhorpatan Municipality in Baglung district on Wednesday night not only caused loss of life but also damaged many physical structures in the area. The flash flood was triggered by heavy rain.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The identity of seven of the 14 bodies recovered following the flooding caused by the swollen Bhujikhola River of Dhorpatan Municipality in Baglung district have been established. Twenty four people are still unaccounted for in the disaster.

Loss of properties is yet to be calculated as security personnel launch search operation to find missing persons

POKHARA, Sept 3: The number of people killed after being swept by a massive flood in the Bhuji River in Baglung’s Dhorpatan Municipality has climbed to 12.

BAGLUNG, Sept 3: The dead bodies of 10 people who had gone missing in floods at Dhorpatan Municipality in Baglung district on Wednesday night have been recovered.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Four more dead bodies were retrieved from landslide in Dhorpatan Municipality in Baglung district, taking the death toll to eight.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Four dead bodies have been retrieved from the landslide debris and 12 others are still missing in a massive landslide that occurred in Bhobang of Dhorpatan Municipality-9 in Baglung district.

BAGLUNG, May 27: Six more persons have been tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Baglung district.

POKHARA/ BAGLUNG, April 26: When Anshu Sapkota, 19, and Man Kumari Poudel, 65, first learnt that they had tested positive for novel coronavirus disease, they were hugely shocked. It was usual for both of them to have such feelings as tens of thousands of people have already lost their lives to this disease worldwide.

BAGLUNG, April 25: Coronavirus infected 19-year-old girl from Baglung was discharged after her swab samples tested negative for the deadly disease in the fifth and sixth tests. Earlier, four tests to COVID-19 were reported positive.

BAGLUNG, April 18: A 65-year-old woman from Baglung who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 discharged from the hospital following recovery on Saturday evening.

BAGLUNG, April 9: In line with the federal government decision for rapid test of coronavirus, a medical team has arrived in the district with rapid test kits to test the suspected patients of COVID-19.

BAGLUNG, April 8: The federal government's decision to go for a rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) test in Baglung is yet to be implemented because a technical team said to be sent by the federal government for it did not arrive here till Tuesday evening.

KATHMANDU, April 6: As Nepal recorded the first locally-transmitted case of COVID-19 on Saturday, there is a growing concern about a likely outbreak should a mass testing campaign not be rolled out soon.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is preparing to conduct rapid mass testing for Covid-19 in three districts – Kailali, Kanchanpur and Baglung.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Ministry of Health and Population is all set to start rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in two districts of Sudur Paschim Province and Baglung of Gandaki Province in an attempt to intensify tests to novel coronavirus.

BAGLUNG, April 4: The Dhaulagiri Hospital in Baglung got a ventilator sent by State Health Directorate on Thursday evening. Last week, the Hospital had denied receiving the ventilator, saying it had not all accessories for full functioning.

BAGLUNG, March 16: Coronavirus fear has taken its toll across the country. And Baglung district is no exception. Dhawalagiri Zonal Hospital is crowded with an increasing number of patients with common cold and fever fearing the infection, said the hospital health workers.

22 Baglung students deprived of SEE

March 15, 2020 21:15 pm

BAGLUNG, March 15: Twenty-two students from a school in Baglung district have been deprived of taking the secondary education examination (SEE) scheduled for March 19-30 due to various reasons including failure to reach minimum attendance limit.

BAGLUNG, March 8: The District Administration Office and stakeholders, including political parties, has decided to launch a public awareness campaign against coronavirus in Baglung.

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.