KHOTANG, July 8: As a record number of children and youths are unable to attend schools due to lockdown measures enforced by the government to contain possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), some schools in Khotang district in the eastern part of the country have decided to try a different model of teaching.
KHOTANG, Feb 23: The local government of Halesi, Khotang has taken initiatives to develop a rock garden on Kakani Mountain of Halesi, where small rocks are seen spread over like mushrooms. According to Halesi Tuwachung Municipality, a detailed project report is being prepared for the same.
KHOTANG, Dec 15: A temporary bailey bridge has been constructed over the Sunkoshi River in Phoksingtar, along the border between Khotang and Udayapur districts. The bridge connects Khotahang Rural Municipality of Khotang and Ratomai Rural Municipality of Udaypur.
KHOTANG, Dec 8: An eye clinic has been established at Janasewa Community Hospital at Majuwa Gadhi Municipality-12 in Khotang district. Aiming at solving the eye-related problems of the locals, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, District Community Eye Center (DCEC), Solukhumbu, ward office, Jansewa Samaj Nepal, and Janasewa Community Hospital established the 'Janasewa Rural Eye Clinic'.
KHOTANG, Dec 5: A committee formed to investigate financial irregularities in Barahapokhari Rural Municipality of Khotang district has found four wards of the local unit distributing social security allowances in the name of deceased senior citizens and widows.
KHOTANG, Oct 31: Altogether 12,186 families in Khotang have subscribed to the health insurance scheme initiated by the government in January, 2018. The insurance scheme covers 26,047 individuals in the district.
KHOTANG, July 27: Two activists representing district branch in Khotang of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) have lodged a complaint at Khotang district branch of National Human Rights Commission under Province-1 against Chief District Officer(CDO) and District Police Office seeking a legal action against them for their alleged indirect involvement in the physical torture they were subjected to recently.
KHOTANG, July 18: Four ward chiefs of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality in Khotang have boycotted the municipal assembly meeting expressing their disappointment toward the ceiling of budget set for the wards.
KHOTANG, July 13: Family members have not been able to bring the dead body of a police constable to his hometown Halesi Tuwachung Khotang, who was killed during an exchange of fire with outlawed NCP cadres on Wednesday in Bhojpur.
KHOTANG, June 18: A new birthing center has been established in Diprung, a remote village in Khotang district. With the health facilities already in operation, pregnant women in the village and around now do not have to travel long distances for delivery.
KHOTANG, June 11: Ninety per cent works with the first phase of the construction of view tower at Rupakot of Khotang district have been completed. A 30-feet tall view tower is being constructed at Rupakot, which lies around 2,600 feet high from sea level.
KHOTANG, May 22: Abortion by unregistered health workers is increasing in Khotang. The District Hospital, Khotang on Tuesday held an interaction on safe abortion where the issue of this illegal practice carried out by unregistered health posts was also discussed.
KHOTANG, April 23: Ramnidhi Acharya, a farmer of Yamkha in Diprung Chuichumma Rural Municipality, is making handsome money by producing saplings of different fruits and spices in his nursery. Staying within the country, he has set an example for other locals who keep saying that there is no opportunity in village.
KHOTANG, March 10: Som Bahadur Majhi from Ravuwa village is living a comfortable life in Kathmandu. Birkha Bahadur Majhi of the same village is also living comfortably at Thimi, Bhaktapur. Since the last few decades, Ravuwa village has lost its charm as the local Majhi families have been migrating to cities in search of a better life.
KHOTANG, Dec 4: The Naya Shakti Students Union (NSSU), the student wing of Dr Baburam-led Naya Shakti Party Nepal, has initiated a signature campaign for the justice of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl who had been brutally murdered after rape in Kanchanpur on July 27.
KHOTANG, Dec 3: Nepal Tarun Dal (NTD), Khotang, the youth wing of the Nepali Congress, has drawn Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s attention toward the government's failure to bring the culprit involved in the murder and rape of Nirmala Panta to book even after four months.
Born in Khotang and raised in Morang, Sameer Rai is the owner of two Kathmandu eateries. He was passionate about restaurants since his childhood. So right after completing his secondary level education he moved to the capital in 2003 to follow his passion.
KHOTANG, Nov 16: The number of students joining the technical schools for technical and vocational education in Khotang district is on the rise of late, thanks to better employment prospects after the graduation in the technical subjects.
KHOTANG, Nov 9: Two houses burn to ashes and three were damaged after fire broke out at Diktel, Khotang on Friday. Houses belonging to Krishna Shrestha and Ambika Budhathoki of Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi municipality-1 have been completely destroyed in the incident. Also the houses of Raju Shrestha , Rabidhoj Rai and Pele Gurung were damaged in the incident.
KHOTANG, Nov 6: Since a very young age, she wanted to study and have a successful career. To make this happen, she was required to have a lot of focus, dedication and hard work. But at the mere age of 16, Suima Chamling has to invest all her efforts and focus to take care of six siblings – four younger sisters and two younger brothers. She is their sole guardian.
KHOTANG, Oct 28: It was their ancestral occupation. However, the new generations of Sakela village of Khotang gradually lost touch with the production of khadi as weaving cotton by hand was considered a ‘low job’. Girls and boys switched to other occupations. But in the recent years, the ancestral profession is getting its hold back, thanks to local women’s revived love for Khadi and entrepreneurship.
KHOTANG, Oct 1: Even though the government has hiked transportation fare by 10 percent, transport entrepreneurs in Khotang have agreed not to hike the fare considering the commuters' woes during the festive season.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Transport entrepreneurs of Khotang district have raised fares on public vehicles by 10 percent, immediately after the government in Kathmandu agreed to let transport organizations raise fares.
KHOTANG, Sept 18: With the authorities so far failing to book those guilty in the rape and murder of Kanchanpur's 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, Nepal Women's Association Khotang led a demonstration against the government. Nirmala had gone missing on July 26 and her body was found on July 27.