KATHMANDU, April 5: Tremors were felt in eastern parts of Nepal after an earthquake measuring 5.4 magnitude struck near Sikkim's capital in Gantok, India on Monday night.

ILLAM, Feb 25: Death of chicken in bulk in the district has worried farmers. One thousand two hundred chickens died on Sunday and Monday alone, causing losses worth over Rs 450,000, said a poultry trader Binod Pokharel. The chickens in question have shown illness, he said. The chickens died due to the Newcastle disease, said the Veterinary Hospital and Livestock Service Expert Centre, Ilam.

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taplejung

February 9, 2021 12:32 pm

TAPLEJUNG, Feb 9: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 7:35 this morning with its epicenter at Olangchungola of Phaktanglung Rural Municipality in Taplejung district, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Center.

PANCHTHAR, Jan 11: A fire that broke out at Kummayak Rural Municipality of Panchthar on Sunday turned two houses into ashes.

Man killed in elephant attack in Sunsari

December 14, 2020 13:18 pm

SUNSARI, Dec 14: A man was killed in an elephant attack in Sunsari on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Pramod Yadav, a local resident of Shreepurjabdi area of Koshi Rural Municipality-7.

JHAPA, Dec 10: An elderly woman was raped and strangled to death at Mechinagar Municipality-13 in Jhapa district.

PANCHTHAR, Dec 2: One person died and two others injured in a road accident along the Mechi Highway in Panchthar on Tuesday night.

ILAM, Dec 1: Two people died and two others sustained injuries in a road accident in Ilam district on Monday evening.

MORANG, Nov 30: One person died and three others sustained injuries in a road accident in Morang district on Monday morning.

Three killed in road accidents in Morang

November 29, 2020 12:35 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 29: Three people were killed in three separate road accidents in Morang district.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 22: A powerful explosion took place at Tapli Rural Municipality office in Udayapur district on Sunday morning.

JHAPA, Nov 21: Two more fatalities linked with the novel coronavirus disease were recorded in Jhapa on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Police have arrested a man from Siraha who allegedly made an obscene video of a woman and started blackmailing her for sex.

One dies, another injured in road mishap

November 18, 2020 19:09 pm

MAHOTTARI, Nov 18: A motorcyclist died and the pillion rider sustained injuries when a tanker knocked them at the road along the East-West Highway in Bardibas of Mahottari district today morning.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 1: Three persons succumbed to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jhapa on Sunday morning.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 12: The number of people dying of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Province 1 has climbed to 103 with one more person dying of COVID-19 on Monday.

Two elderly die of COVID-19 in Dharan

October 12, 2020 12:25 pm

DHARAN, Oct 12: Two elderly who earlier had tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Dharan Sub-metropolitan City have died.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 2. A woman was killed and five others were injured after being struck by lightning strikes in two separate places of Taplejung district on Tuesday.

DHARAN, Aug 26: The Dharan Sub-metropolitan City has decided to extend ongoing lockdown for another week owing to a surge in cases of coronavirus in recent days.

BIRATNAGAR, July 24: The distribution of national ID card has begun in Morang district. Morang District Coordination Committee chief Naresh Pokharel and Biratnagar metropolis deputy mayor Indira Karki jointly opened the registration service for ID card amidst a programme at the District Administration Office on Thursday.

SUNSARI, July 18: Two including a policeman were injured in the Ghuski area of Sunsari district when police fired shots on a group of smugglers to seize smuggled goods in their possession on Friday night.

KHOTANG, July 1: Khotang District Hospital has brought digital x-ray service in operation for the first time. This is expected to make services in the hospital efficient. The hospital had only a manual x-ray machine earlier.

PANCHTHAR, June 6: Ten red pandas in the jungles of Sandakpur area of Ilam district have been fitted with radio collars. The collaring attached to six female and four male red pandas is expected to supply the authorities even the minute information on the activities of these shy and rare creatures.

UDAYAPUR, April 22: There is a shortage of medical equipment to expand  coronavirus testing in Bhulke and Triyuga of Triyuga Municipality-3 in Udayapur district.

KHOTANG, April 12: At least two persons died and nine others sustained injuries after being struck by lightning in Khotang district last night.

JANAKPURDHAM, March 16: The death toll from Dhanusha's latest incident of alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor has risen to 21, local police said on Sunday.

JANAKPURDHAM, March 15: The death toll from Dhanusha's latest incident of alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor has risen to 17, local police said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, SAIGO Masamichi, handed over an eye hospital to the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh Udayapur in Triyuga municipality on Friday.

Two killed in road accident

February 10, 2020 17:32 pm

LAHAN, Feb 10: Two people traveling on a motorcycle died after a bus hit their motorcycle at Panbari Chok in Naraha rural municipality-5 in Siraha district today.

SUNSARI, Feb 2: Four persons have been killed and 10 others sustained injuries when a passenger bus collided head-on with a microbus in Sunsari district on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Ambassador of Japan to Nepal SAIGO Masamichi on Wednesday signed a grant contract with Nona Koirala Smriti Pratisthan to build a health training center and emergency shelter in Biratnagar metropolitan city.

DHARAN, Dec 22: Police have discovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from a poultry farm located at Barahakshetra municipality-7 in Sunsari district on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Three persons including a policeman killed in bomb blast occurred in Dhanusha district Friday midnight.

SIRAHA, Nov 22: Chief of District Land Revenue Office Ram Babu Mandal has been caught red-handed while receiving a bribe of Rs 500, 000 from a service seeker on Friday.

LAHAN, Nov 19: An unidentified group hijacked a tanker carrying around 9000 liters of diesel from Lahan of Siraha district on Monday night.

MAHOTTARI, Nov 1: The Sama-Chakewa festival is beginning in Terai districts today.

MAHOTTARI, Oct 28: A teenager has died due to electrocution here in course of fitting electric lights for the Tihar festival celebration.

One shot dead in Janakpur

October 23, 2019 12:25 pm

DHANUSHA, Oct 23: One person has been shot dead in Janakpurdham sub-metropolitan city on Wednesday morning.

SOLUKHUMBU, Oct 21: Property worth Rs 9.8 million gutted when a massive fire broke out at a house located at Necha Salayan rural municipality in Solukhumbu on Sunday night.

KHOTANG, Oct 15: Drought victims of eight wards in Halesi Tuwachung Municipality of Khotang were distributed food recently. The local government took the step to distribute food and make the people aware about food storage by conducting a program.

Two die in road accident

October 10, 2019 17:31 pm

SAPTARI, Oct 10: Two persons died and two others were injured in a road mishap at Bisanpur chowk of Khadka municipality-8 of Saptari district today.

ITAHARI, Sept 22: Madhuri Sah (name changed), 17, always loved to go to school when she was a kid. She was active in extra curricular activities and loved to have fun with friends. Everything was going normal until one day when her parents decided to get divorced.

TAPLEJUNG, Aug 21: About 35 megawatt of hydroelectricity from eastern Nepal is being connected to the national transmission line soon. This includes 9.9 megawatt from the Iwa Khola and 25 megawatt from the Kaveli B-1 hydropower projects.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepal Army has been working relentlessly to provide rescue and relief efforts and other rehabilitation support.

BIRATNAGAR, July 2: Construction of view tower in their localities might or might not have interested people at all, but it is indeed emerging as a great interest of all three tiers of governments. As a result, a number of view towers are either already under construction or are in the planning. The craze toward tall infrastructures is so vivid that towering statues of several gods and goddess, cows, Buddha and many other icons are in the offing.

IN PICTURES: Above the clouds

May 3, 2019 12:30 pm

Mundum is an orally passed down heritage of the indigenous Kirat people which guides their rites, culture, and life in lieu of written religious texts. Khotang, Bhojpur, Solukhumbu and Okhaldhunga in Eastern Nepal are the primary domains of the mundum following Kirat people.

ITAHARI, March 22: With the implementation of federalism in the country, corruption has reportedly developed deep roots in various local units in eastern Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Known as the Rhododendron capital of the Himalayas, Tinjure-Milkhe-Jaljale (TMJ) forest complex in eastern Nepal has long been plagued by significant conservation issues that threaten to destroy the very charm of the beautiful landscape.

ILAM, Oct 25: The government is working to set up an immigration office at the Pashupatinagar checkpoint in Ilam district to allow foreign tourists to enter Nepal through the checkpoint. Local entrepreneurs said the checkpoint would hugely benefit the tourism sector in eastern Nepal.

BHADRAPUR, Sept 27: The first three tourists entering Nepal from the eastern part of the country received a warm welcome marked by fanfare.